Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Four Things... to break the silence, finally!

I've been tagged... and then nagged. hee hee

Four Jobs I've had:
disgruntled slinger of hamburgers and burritos (they don't call it "fast" food for nothin'!)
babysitter for 3 year-olds (at a daycare center)
babysitter for 3rd graders (as an elementary school teacher)
gruntled slinger of shiny things (ah, retail)

Four Movies I could watch over and over (series is one entry):

Aladdin "Can I call you 'Al'? Or maybe just 'Din'?"
The Princess Bride "Anybody want a peanut?"
Father of the Bride "Thees ees what I sugjoost..."
Clue "This is war, Peacock! Casualties are inevitable! You can't make an omelette without breaking some eggs, every cook will tell you that!".... "But look what happened to the cook! Gack!"

Four Books I could read over and over again (a series is one entry, blah blah blah):
The Bible (I put this not to be a holier-than-thou jerk, but because I've just discovered the fun of reading the gospels out loud, giving the characters voices, using sound effects if needed, etc. It's sacrelicious.)
Where the Red Fern Grows (If I need a good cry)
The President's Daughter (Juvenile, but interesting)
Q-in-Law (Yes, it's a Star Trek book... yes, I'm a nerd... yes, I'm okay with that)

Four Places I have lived:
Portales, New Mexico
Atlanta, Georgia
Los Alamos, New Mexico
with your mom

Four TV shows I watch:
Well, we honestly don't watch much, but if we do...
Numbers
Threshold (which got cancelled, grrr!)
Yes, Dear
The Simpsons

Four Places I have been on vacation:
Ruidoso, New Mexico
Seattle, Washington
Washington, DC
your mom's house

Four Websites I visit daily:
www.gmail.com
www.hotmail.com
www.google.com
www.yourmom.com (which, alarmingly enough, probably does exist)

Four Favorite foods:

ice cream, pretty much any flavor

Thai food and Chinese dumplings

most things at Cracker Barrel

green chile

Four Places I’d like to be right now:

Seattle, on a second honeymoon

New Mexico, eating green chile

Thailand, meeting my birth-family

a craft supply store, with a gift certificate for a million dollars

Four Bloggers I’m tagging:

Have Jamil & Patricia been tagged (that counts as two)?

If Sarah or Amin ever stop by here again, then that’s my other two…

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Four Things

I guess I'm tagged. Here goes nothing

Four jobs I've had:

Jack-of-all-Trades at a Lutheran Mission
Theology School Library Assistant
ENRON summer help (not a joke)
Research Assistant Studying Ultra-High Performance Concrete

Four movies I could watch over and over (series is one entry):
UHF
So I Married An Axe Murderer
The Lord of the Rings (all three extended versions)
The Princess Bride

Four books I could read over and over (Again, a whole series counts as one, excluding the Bible):
C.S. Lewis's Chronicles of Narnia ( all 7)
Susan Cooper's The Dark Is Rising (all 5)
Lloyd Alexander's The Chronicles of Prydain (all 5)
J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings (all 3)

Four places I have lived:
McIntosh, SD
Portales, NM
Atlanta, GA
Los Alamos, NM (my toenails still glow in the dark)

Four TV shows I watch:
Nope

Four places I have been on vacation:
Seattle, WA (Chandra and my honeymoon)
Washington, D.C.
Hiawassee, GA
Disney World

Four websites I visit daily:
www.nytimes.com
www.google.com
I guess that's about it.

Four favorite foods:
Sushi
Thai food
Steak
Lebanese food

Four places I'd like to be right now:
Walking across a graduation stage
The Jemez Mountains of NM
New York City
Europe

Four bloggers I'm tagging:
I don't think I know four bloggers who haven't already been tagged.

Friday, January 06, 2006

fOOtbaLL!

Well my Christmas list didn't exactly get answered. As our friend Tim says, it's a shame we didn't get a bowl bid this year. I deny all knowledge that GT ever went to the Emerald Bowl. Didn't happen.

And as for Athens, GA, I hear rumor that it still exists. Bah. But, our cats have gotten nicer, which is the one item on the list that I would have thought the least likely. Right now, Cider is perched on my knee, purring, and Newton is perched on a shelf nearby, showing off. I think they're plotting something nefarious. Oh, well. We'll enjoy it while it lasts!

And I got some sleep, although that doesn't seem to have mellowed my bizarre sense of humor much. More fun for you!

So now the college football season is officially over. Sigh. But the national championship game was a doozy! A last minute comeback by Texas to win it all. It was lovely, because I was cheering for Texas, and I really needed to see a team that I was cheering for win. With just over a minute left and USC ahead, I could have switched sides (and I did seriously consider it; I'll admit it), but I didn't... and it paid off. Hook 'em Horns!

The funniest part was one of the interviews afterward. This rotten hussy of a sports reporter was asking Matt Leinart (USC's QB) some questions that basically came to, "So, you poor schmuck, what does it feel like to finally lose?" The poor guy was trying to to be nice, but still stand up for his team and get away from her. Maybe she realized, or maybe the boys upstairs were buzzing her earpiece and telling her to be nice, but for whatever reason, she decided to wrap up her interview by saying, "Good game and nice try anyway." But, instead of saying "Matt," she called him "Vince", which is the name of Texas' QB. Wow. That's insult to injury.

I also had a funny email from our friend Kianoush that had this link to an article about football in it. Apparently, European football is more exciting because of the upset factor. Basically, the underdog is more likely to be able to pull off a win in soccer than in American football. It's more exciting because you never know what will happen.

While that may be true for the majority of teams, they obviously didn't take Georgia Tech into account! Hee hee hee (sigh)... we never know which team will show up: the one that beat Miami and Auburn, or the one that lost to NC State and Virginia Tech. (Again, I disavow all knowledge of us being in a bowl game.) Yup, GT football sure is exciting, but it can be painful, too. And that's what my unbiased, well-documented research has revealed.