Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Yes, yes, this meme is already played out. Yes, yes, this tends not to be a "personal" blog, focusing more often on "issues" and such. And yes, I know, I've got a picture of the Green Lantern on my profile.

But as I've done -- what, two posts in the last 3 months (?), I thought to myself "barriers be damned!" I'm going to forge ahead and answer Sriracha's challenge by serving as the (self-appointed) representative of A.S.S. for this one. Though of course, if you know me there's little here that you'll learn; and if you don't, then this becomes largely irrelevant. Because your closest mental association with me is that picture of the Green Lantern.

Four jobs I've had:
1. DJ at country music radio station. From midnight to six AM. In small town North Dakota. Where I made sure the satellite music service was up and running, programmed recorded commercials, and chimed in with a weather update every 30 minutes.
2. Truck-washer at UPS. They timed me. I had to wear waders.
3. Unloader/custodian at Wal-Mart from 10 PM to 6 AM. Yes, fucking Wal-Mart. I was transferred to the unloader crew when I "accidentally" buffed a pit in the center of the smiley face on the floor one night.

4. Hired hand on a crop farm.

Four movies I can watch over and over:

1. O Brother, Where Art Thou?
2. Amelie
3. The Empire Strikes Back (I had originally written just "Empire," but figured that would classify me as a Star Wars snob.)
4. Apocalypse Now

Four places I've lived:
1. A basement in a mansion
2. A former monastic cloister
3. An Amtrak train (a 6 hour trip took 33 hours. There was no one else in my car. I thought I was in purgatory; I think it qualifies here)
4. A hotel in Greece (for six weeks)

Four TV shows I love:
1. Frontier house (or any of the subsequent history/reality show spinoffs)
2. College hockey broadcasts
3. The Daily Show
4. Grey's Anatomy (love? eh, not really, but I watch it)

Four places I've vacationed:

1. The Geographical Center of North America
2. The southernmost point of Europe
3. Quebec City
4. San Francisco

Four of my favorite dishes:
1. Fresh garden tomatoes
2. Corn on the cob
3. Warm bread
4. Blue serving bowl with small chip in rim

Four sites I visit daily:
1. Achewood
2. Fimoculous
3. Minnesota Stories
4. Google

Four places I would rather be right now:
1. You know the sun? I want to be where ever it went. With my family. And all of you.
2. See #1
3. See #2
4. See #3

Four bloggers I am tagging:
1. Wilford Brimley
2. Todd Bridges
3. Mindy Cohn
4. Mr. T.
5. Satan