Thursday, December 14, 2006

I'm it, I'm it!

Being an oblivious schmo, I hadn't realized that the beautiful & multitalented Robin had tagged me. There seems to be a quadruple motif here.

4 Jobs I have had:

1. Movie projectionist in Bernardsville, NJ. This is probably the most fun I’ve ever had, at least until the owners of the small-town theatre where I worked decided to found Clearview Cinemas & made us wear bow-ties, wouldn’t let us play our guitars in the lobby in-between movies anymore, and chopped up the theater into three large-screen TVs…
2. U.S. Army PFC. ‘nuff said.
3. In high school I did odd jobs for an elderly man- he’s long since passed on. One day I was cleaning out his basement. Under a pile of junk, underneath a blanket, on a moldy, dusty card table I found a cardboard box containing the ashes of his wife. They had been there since she had died, 10 years before. The old man (George) stepped in to see how I was doing and said, “So, I see you’ve met my wife! Just leave her there.” A few months later we painted his house. After we re-hung the curtains, he looked up and said, “You know, Florence would bitch to no end about these curtains, but what the hell- she’s in the basement with a blanket over her head!”
4. I was a Waldenbooks & Sbarros manager in Hilton Head Island, SC. (I snuck an extra job in there!) It was obscene how Sbarros paid me more money to make pizzas than Waldenbooks paid me to drive me insane.

4 movies I could watch over and over:
1. The ORIGNAL (1967) Bedazzled. “Juuuuulie Annnndrewwwwwws!”
2. Kentucky Fried Movie. “The popcorn you’re eating has been pissed in, film at eleven!”
3. Monty Python’s Life of Brian. “I have a gweat fwiend in Wome named Biggus Dickus!”
4. Brazil. “We’re all in it together, kid.”

4 places I have lived (apart from where I am now):
1. NJ. Lived there for 18 straight years, came back 3 years later for 2 more.
2. Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Nice place to live, you wouldn’t want to work there.
3. Washington DC (Army)
4. Monterrey, CA (Army) If I had the money, this is where I would settle to spend the rest of my life. Of course, my parents & in-laws would hate me forever for taking the grandkids so far away…

4 TV shows I love:
1. Doctor Who, classic & new. (Tom Baker is a God.)
2. Family Guy. I’m male.
3. Babylon 5- the greatest TV show ever made. (The first four years, anyway.)
4. The Venture Brothers. Come on, make a third season already!

4 places I have been for a vacation:
I’ve never been away on a vacation. When we were kids living in NJ, we used to go to my grandparents summer home in Shirley, Long Island once a year for a week. Ironically, while it was a 3 hour drive back then, it’s about twenty minutes from where I live now.

4 websites I visit daily:
(I’m taking Robin’s out here & stating these are SITES not BLOGS.)

4. can’t think of one.

4 favourite foods:
1. Tuna Salad on Rye
2. Ooodles of Noodles
3. Turkey Legs
4. Gala Apples

4 places I would rather be:
1. The Moon
2. Monterrey, CA It’s perpetually 75 degrees there.
3. The 5th astral plane of Venus.
4. Somewhere I’ve never been. Antarctica, maybe.

4 people I am tagging:
This is a universal call to all who wish to be tagged. Meme away.



Aravis said...

I love the story of George. So, was he tucked under the blankets with Florence once he passed on? What a funny old guy he was! *G*

Rayne said...

George's wife must have been very scary. That story is so funny.
I loved the description of your job at the theater. Too bad they ruined it by 'modernizing' it.

french toast girl said...

The George story is STILL funny.

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