Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Tag--I'm It!

Recently I got "tagged" by Kris from Total Health Yoga...but I was still offline on the islands, so I didn't get a chance to respond. Here are my answers. It was fun to try and think of appropriate answers and I had to go get a snack while working on my favorite foods. So, some info about me that hasn't come up on the blog before...

Four jobs I have held (I’m counting only paying jobs for this one):
1. Favorite job ever—costume coordinator for the Washington Opera in Wash, DC
2. Best paying job—costumer for 1998’s Wild, Wild West (nite shoots are quite lucrative)
3. First job—slinging popcorn at Karmelkorn in the North Grand Mall in Ames ,IA
4. Current job and passion--Yoga teacher/blogger/free-lance writer and student

Four movies I can watch over and over (some of these I am forced to…):
1. Spirited Away (I love how imaginative director Miyazaki is)
1a. Eamonn has been very into Finding Nemo these days; it is also extremely well-observed…look at the different qualities of the sea water
2. Childhood favorite—Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
3. Good laugh—any thing with the Marx brothers
4. Queen Margot—I saw this French movie in the early 90s and remember it as breathtakingly beautiful, but I haven’t seen it since. I’m a little scared to find out it isn’t as lovely as I remember.

Four places I have lived (since college):
1. Beloit, WI
2. Austin, TX
3. Los Angeles, CA
4. Washington DC

Four Categories of TV programming I enjoy (I am a slave to Netflix and don’t have cable):
1. Comedy—I am very into Arrested Development right now
2. HBO series—Sopranos and Deadwood (altho I wasn’t so crazy about Entourage or Curb Your Enthusiasm)
3. PBS Mysteries—every Prime Suspect

Four Places I have been on Holiday:
1. Maui, Hawaii (8 times and counting…including getting married)
2. Italy, specifically Tuscany and Rome
3. Japan (actually, I was on tour with the Opera—I was working—but we were in Tokyo for 3 weeks so it felt like a vacation)
4. Latvia, mostly Riga, but the countryside is beautiful in the late spring

Four of my Favorite Dishes:
1. Any fruit or veggie that is specifically seasonal—cherries, strawberries in June, peaches, asparagus, tomatoes, corn-on-the-cob
2. Japanese rice snacks—any of those bags of mix meant to be eaten with beer (although I’m not crazy about ika, the dried squid)
3. Cheesecake—maybe with a bit of strawberry sauce, but absolutely not flavored
4. Cheese—in general, and not just because I’m in Wisconsin
(although cheese curds are divine when fresh, wet and squeaky)

Four websites I visit daily (or at least frequently):
1. My various email accounts (3 of them)
2. statcounter.com (I love to see where visitors to GTTSB are from)

Four places I would rather be right now (I should say, I would rather be close to these places...as in a short drive. Too bad Wisconsin isn't right in the middle of all of them):
1. Ames, IA-where my parents are
2. Iowa City, IA (Austin, TX as of July 15)-where my sister is
3. Washington DC-where many of my friends are
4. Research Triangle, NC-where some more of my friends are

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