Monday, November 13, 2006

Meme 1.0

Meme taken from Ali, in whose blog I am honored to see my blog bookmarked!

a) Four jobs I have had in my life:_

*Student assistant at a university’s archives department, a job which allowed me to play detective among a huge collection of African paraphernalia, discover ancient Indian pornography (ironically found in the bowels of a very conservative Christian school!), and leaf through ancient books that no one else was allowed to touch.

*Waitress. Too many times to count.

*Telemarketer pushing credit cards and membership renewals for a major chain whose Brazilian branches don’t even sell peanut butter. So much for the “American Way,” Mr. Walton!

*Carnival worker running a cash only scam involving fishing rods, brown paper bags and small, disappointed children. I barely remember this, I was about 13. My parents allowed me to go, for some unexplicable reason, when the carnival managers sent all the drunk operators home for the evening...the fair had to go on, so they invited all the 4-H kids to stop by and make some money. I didn’t count my bills so well, and I’m pretty sure that they cheated me in my pay...and to top it off, really took the rebellious thrill out of the idea of running away with the circus. Nothing particularly glamorous about standing on your feet for hours.

b) Four movies I would watch over and over again:_

Pirates of the Caribbean
The Princess Bride
City of Lost Children (in the original French)
Any of the Sean Connery James Bond flicks. The spy toys...

c) Four places I have lived:_

Upland, Indiana
Lake City, Colorado
Lima, Peru
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

d) Four TV shows I like to watch:_

Seinfeld and Arrested Development (the dvd seasons...because this is Brazil and I refuse to use favela cable...)

Some stupid teenybopper girl detective show I watched nonstop in Peru, an American import whose name has slipped my mind, it being my link to English during my time living by the zoo...

Sometimes, sometimes, a novella. But I don’t have a television...

e) Four places I have visited:_

Russia
Wales
Nunspeet, the Netherlands
Australia

f) Four websites I visit daily:

Yahoo.com.br, for my daily exchange rate fix and quick news updates
Dooce.com
Orkut.com
I can’t go a day without Google. There’s always something I need to know...

g) Four places I would like to be right now:_

The Souphouse with a cup of chai in my hand, African music on the stereo, some salsa dancing happening, and good friends piled on the couches

In my parent’s hot tub, looking out over the Indiana hills

With Tiago

On a sailboat somewhere warm, watching the stars and listening to the waves

h) Four of my favorite foods:_

Mom’s lasagna
Strawberries
Fresh bread with butter
Okra

i) Four bloggers I'd like to respond:

Clearly, anyone that I haven’t heard from in quite a while...or ever. :)

1 comment:

Ali la Loca said...

Loved the answers.

I miss salsa dancing so much.

And the lack of peanut butter in Brasil is puzzling. Here in Southern Africa it's everywhere. I can buy it in any little Indian grocery I go into in Moz.

Also, they love Tex Mex here, something that is not too common in Rio, at least up until the last 5 years or so...