Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Blog Stuff: Oh, dear! I got meme all over my new jeans.

Gee, thanks, Marko...

Four jobs you’ve had in your life: Photographer's assistant, automobile repo person, waitress, retail saleschick.

Four movies you could watch over and over: Black Hawk Down, Way Of The Gun, Blade Runner, The Matrix.

Four places you’ve lived: Chicago, IL; Atlanta, GA; Cumming, GA; Knoxville, TN.

Four fiction books you can't live without: The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress, by Robert Heinlein; Atlas Shrugged, by Ayn Rand; The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkein; and Neuromancer, by William Gibson.

Four non-fiction books you consider essential: Holidays In Hell, by P.J. O'Rourke; With Charity Toward None: A Fond Look Back at Misanthropy, by Florence King; Lost Rights, by James Bovard; The Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson, by Jim Supica and Richard Nahas.

Four TV shows you love to watch: I don't even own a functioning TV at the moment.

Four places you’ve been on vacation: Terlingua, TX; Edinburgh, Scotland; St. Simon's Island, GA; Oslo, Norway.

Four websites you visit daily: The Firing Line, SayUncle, Kiss Me, I'm Peevish, and Weather.com (what with the motorcycle and the convertible...)

Four of your favorite foods: A barely-dead filet of beef, Memphis dry rub ribs, French onion soup, and a properly-done Reuben.

Four places you’d rather be: Work (when I'm at home), Home (when I'm at work), out riding (when I'm either place), and someplace where I can shoot (er, which would be "Work".)

Four albums you can’t live without: Gosh, this is a tough one, as it's so mood-dependent... uh... Pretty Hate Machine by Nine Inch Nails, Achtung Baby by U2, Signals by Rush, and... oh, jeez... I'm looking for inspiration through the stacks of jewel boxes on the floor and the rows on my CD rack and just noticed that I've somehow ended up with two copies of Aerosmith's Pump. How the hell did that happen?

Four people to pass it on to: Everybody I'd tag has already been tagged, so if you haven't responded, consider yourself double secret tagged!

9 comments:

Paul Simer said...

Haha. How'd you like the repo job? Sounds like a fascinating story.

Oleg Volk said...

Four jobs you’ve had in your life: 1.Graphic Designer
2.Photographer
3.Instructor
4.Retail salesman

Four movies you could watch over and over:
1.Once Upon a Time in America
2.Cyrano De Bergerac
3.Cross of Iron
4.Dark Blue World

Four places you’ve lived:
Leningrad, USSR
NYC
Minneapolis, MN
Nashville, TN

Four fiction books you can't live without:
1.Young Lions, Irwin Shaw
2.Godfather, Mario Puzo
3.Cyberpunk, Bruce Bethke
4.Three Comrades, Erich Maria Remarque


Four non-fiction books you consider essential:
1.Carnage and Culture,Victor Hanson
...hmmm, none others really come to mind as more important than the others, mostly reference books.

Four TV shows you love to watch: I don't even own a functioning TV at the moment...and haven't in more than a decade.

Four places you’ve been on vacation: 1.Atlanta,GA
2.Waynesboro,GA
3.Missoula,MT
4.San Francisco,CA

Four websites you visit daily:
1.The High Road
2.Tam's Blog
3.Livejournal
4.Mises.org

Four of your favorite foods:
1.Sashimi
2.Braised lamb with lemon and artichokes
3.Apples
4.Filet Mignon

Four places you’d rather be:
1.Home
2.Home of parents
3.Homes of friends
4.In the woods with a camera and a carbine

Four albums you can’t live without:
Nothing in particular

Anonymous said...

1)Soldier
2)EMT
3)Personal Protection Officer
4)Contract renegotiator

1)Equilibrium
2)Zulu
3)Big Trouble in Little China
4)Three Musketeers (1973 version, if you please)

1)Valletta, Malta
2)Tripoli, Libya
3)Istanbul, Turkey
4)Warri, Nigeria

1)The Stars, My Destination
2)Watership Down
3)Lord of the Rings
4)Whatever is at hand at the time

1)Etiquette, by Emily Post
2)Renniassance Swordsmanship
3)Webster's Dictionary
4)Whatever encyclopedia is at hand

1)Mail Call
2)Mythbusters
3)Tripping the Rift
4)Family Guy

1)London, England
2)Rome, Italy
3)Dubai, UAE
4)Beirut, Lebanon

1)The High Road
2)The Firing Line
3)Tam's blog
4)Marko's blog

1)Steak Florentine
2)Stew
3)Fajitas
4)Spaghetti

1)Home
2)My little sister's home
3)Five days clear of civilization
4)In a library somewhere

1)Appetite for Destruction - G-n-R
2)Empire - Queensryche
3)Fallen - Evanescence
4)50 Greatest Classical Songs - Various

-Ian

Oleg said...

Ian,

How did I know it was you before I read even half of your post!?

pax said...

Four jobs you’ve had in your life:
junk-mail writer
carpenter's flunky
office worker for a Christmas tree farm
freelance gun rag writer

Four movies you could watch over and over:
Casablanca
The Green Pastures
The Princess Bride
Monty Python & the Holy Grail

Four places you’ve lived:
Borneo, Indonesia
Marysville, California
Phoenix, Arizona
Onalaska, Washington

Four fiction books you can't live without:
The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien
The Narnia Chronicles by CS Lewis
The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by RA Heinlein
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

Four non-fiction books you consider essential:
The Bible
Scrabble Player's Dictionary
The Law, by Frederic Bastiat
The Anti-Federalist Papers

Four TV shows you love to watch:
Don't have a working TV...

Four places you’ve been on vacation:
Oahu, Hawaii
Copperopolis, California
Long Beach, Washington
Salina, Kansas

Four websites you visit daily:
The Firing Line
The High Road
Tam's blog
XavierBreath's blog

Four of your favorite foods:
garlic chicken pizza from Marlino's Pizza in Chehalis, WA
steak that has barely stopped mooing
crab-stuffed mushrooms
camping flapjacks, which aren't pancakes except in the traditional sense of the word.

Four places you’d rather be:
alone with my nose in a book
at the beach flying a kite
painting a plate
at the range

Four albums you can’t live without:
My taste in music is too quirky for albums. My favorite CD was one I put together myself a couple years back, featuring a bunch of Dr Demento-type songs.

pax

Randy said...

Four jobs you’ve had in your life:
1. Studio Musician
2. Bartender
3. Police Officer
4. Firearms Instructor

Four movies you could watch over and over:
None!

Four places you’ve lived:
1. Selmer, TN
2. Kalamazoo, MI
3. Memphis, TN
4. Nashville, TN

Four fiction books you can't live without:
1. Robinson Crusoe, by Defoe
2. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain
3. Unintended Consequences, by John Ross
4. The Plague, by Albert Camus
5. Grapes of Wrath, by Steinbeck

Four non-fiction books you consider essential:
1. Camping and Woodcraft, by Horace Kephart
2. Gray's Anatomy, 1924 Edition
3. That Devil Forrest, by Wyeth
4. To Ride, Shoot Straight, and Speak the Truth, by Jeff Cooper
5. Tappan on Survival, by Mel Tappan


Four TV shows you love to watch:
Well, I wouldn't say I "love" to watch, but here's the list:
1. Fox News
2. Fox News
3. Fox News
4. Fox News

Four places you’ve been on vacation:
1. Jamaica
2. Europe
3. Yellowstone, Tetons
4. Grand Canyon, Lake Powell

Four websites you visit daily:
1. www.10-8forums.com
2. www.tacticalforums.com
3. www.klr650.net/forum/index
4. CBS Market Watch

Four of your favorite foods:
1. Bulgogee, kimchee, rice (Korean)
2. Sashimi
3. Elk tenderloin
4. REAL Southern Barbecue

Four places you’d rather be:
1. Joyce Kilmer/Citico Creek Wilderness
If I could be there, I have no need to be anywhere else!


Four albums you can’t live without:
1. Milestones, Miles Davis
2. The Gental Side of John Coltrane
3. Any of the later Mozart Symphonies
4. The Greatest Jazz Concert Ever - Charlie Parker

randy said...

GENTLE !!!
Gentle Side of John Coltrane.
How do I edit spelling on this thing?

Randy said...

OK, Tamara, you've edited the word "double" as in "consider yourself doble secret tagged!"
How did you do it? Is it a function that only you have access to?

Tam said...

I don't think there's any way to edit the comments, much to my grammar nazi chagrin. :)