Friday, September 14, 2007

Yet Another Meme

I plan to have some reviews up Saturday, but here's a meme that I stole and then altered a bit.

The "4 Things" Lists

4 jobs I've had in life:
1) bookseller at B&N
2) copywriter
3) software QA
4) tutor

4 places I've lived:
1) NE Arkansas
2) SW Arkansas
3) NW Arkansas
4) Piedmont North Carolina

4 favorite foods:
1) Thai
2) Mediteranean
3) Mexican
4) Pizza

4 places I'd rather be:
1) Hanging Rock
2) Outer Banks
3) Downtown Hot Springs, either on Art Hop night, or a summer Saturday Afternoon
4) Peppers Pizza, Franklin St.

4 movies I can watch over and over:
1) Anchorman
2) Rushmore
3) The Apartment
4) Paper Moon

4 t.v. shows I like to watch:
1) Deadwood
2) Newsradio
3) King of the Hill
4) 30 Rock

4 websites I view daily:
1) juno mail
2) newsarama
3) yahoo mail
4) blogs

4 computers I've owned:
1) Current offbrand PC
2) dell PC before that one, now running Linux
3) Packard Bell PC before *that* one, now in attic
4) a word processor, fate unknown

4 podcasts I listen to weekly
1) Secret Identity
2) Jordan Jesse Go!
3) History According To Bob
4) On Point

4 comic books I loved as a child
1) The Brave & The Bold
2) Micronauts
3) Fantastic Four (John Byrne years)
4) All-Star Squadron

4 comic books I love as an adult
1) Fables & Jack of Fables
2) Scott Pilgrim
3) Madman
4) Dynamo 5

4 good books I've read lately
1) The Rise of Silas Lapham, by William Dean Howells
2) The Road to Serfdom, by F.A. Hayek
3) The Jugurthine War, by Sallust
4) Borderland: A Journey Through the History of Ukraine, by Anna Reid

4 bands I've seen live
1) Matthew Sweet
2) Juliana Hatfield
3) Sonic Youth
4) Bob Dylan

4 favorite albums
1) Girlfriend, by Matthew Sweet
2) Leave Them All Behind, by Ride
3) Keep It Like A Secret, by Built To Spill
4) Goin' Up, by Freddie Hubbard

4 things to do around here
1) Tate Street Festival
2) Ren Fair
3) Blues Festival
4) Stellarcon

4 funny-sounding place names
1) Possum Grape, AR
2) Pickles Gap, AR
3) Toadsuck, AR
4) Climax, NC

4 'yo momma' jokes
1) what's the difference between yo momma and a washing machine? when i drop a load in the washing machine, it don't follow me around for a week
2) yo momma's so nasty, she'd give sour dough yeast infection
3) yo momma's teeth are so yellow, when she smiles, traffic slows down
4) yo momma's so fat, she plays hopscotch like this: new york, chicago, l.a. ...
#1 stolen from Tina Fey on 30 Rock, #2-4 stolen from In Living Color

4 funny things my mom used to say
1) hard headed henry harris - what you got called when you were stubborn
2) bossy the heifer - what you got called when you were bossy
3) you'd argue with a sign you painted yourself - my retort: if i painted it, it'd be right
4) ___ is slower than Christmas

4 Southern linguistic eccentricities
1) "if it'd been a snake it woulda bit ya" - said when you find something in an obvious place
2) snakedoctors - one of my granpa's name for dragonflies
3) "Lord willin' and the creek don't rise" - expressing assurance that something will happen or get done; self-conciously religious people will respond to this with "if the Lord's willin', it don't matter if the creek rises"
4) "gave him down the road" - yelled at someone over a slight, foul-up, etc. never been sure exactly where this one comes from