Saturday, November 22, 2008

4 things + 7 things

I guess that would be eleven things, right? I've been tagged for two memes. I did Four Things for Care on my other blog because I'm doing NaBloPoMo over there and needed a post, but I never got around to posting it here, until now. This version is slightly different.

Four Jobs I’ve Had:
Child Development Specialist
Group Home houseparent
Lab assistant for monkey research
Secretary for counseling agency

Four Movies I Can Watch Many Times:
Harold and Maude
Monty Python and the Life of Brian
West Side Story

Four Places I’ve Lived:
Portland, Oregon

Four TV Shows I Love(d):
'70s: Happy Days
'80s: Thirtysomething
'90s: Friends
'00s: Medium

Four Places I’ve Vacationed:
Tuscany, Italy
San Juan Islands (Washington)

Four Novels (or series) I have enjoyed rereading:
The Harry Potter series
Pippi Longstocking
Jane Eyre
Harriet the Spy

Four Websites I Visit Often:
Nathan Bransford
Care's Online Book club

Four Places I'd Like to Be Right Now: (I'm changing this one)
At my sister's house in Massachussetts
At my mom and dad's house in California
In Hawaii
Hiking. In the sunshine.

And now, from Marina the Texas Book Woman, I'm instructed to post seven random and/or weird facts about myself.

  1. When I was 15 I cut my hair all short and spiky and listened to the Dead Kennedies and the Sex Pistols.
  2. That was pretty much the extent of my rebellion. I never smoked, never got drunk, never cut school. I was probably the straightest-laced punk fan in the midwest.
  3. I started dating my husband when I was nearly 16 and he was just barely 18. He was a very nice young man. He still is, though the youngness is starting to be less apparent to outsiders, who rightly assume that he's nearing middle age.
  4. I was raised without any type of religion unless you count common sense and being open to all humankind. Now I go to a UU church. Common sense and being open to all humankind is still my religion, but I get to do it with more people. And sing.
  5. Some brilliant bloggers post so often that I end up skimming or skipping posts, no matter how I love the blog, even though it pains me to do so. For this reason, I do my best not to post more than once a day and to skip days here and there to give my faithful readers a chance to catch up. (No, really!)
  6. Neither of my kids has ever been to school, or asked to go, but my oldest is mildly considering high school in three years. Mostly because the high school is next to our nearest skate park.
  7. Whenever we have pie for dessert (which isn't terribly often) I let my kids eat pie for breakfast the next day. With whipped cream.

I'm supposed to tag 7 people but the tagging, it always makes me think of chain letters. I refuse to succumb to peer pressure. If you're willing to do this meme, let me know and I'll edit to tag you retroactively. If seven of you do it you'll make me look really good!

First tag: Green Dads (a.k.a. Book Dads) for the 4 Things. Thanks, Green-book dad!


  1. You have had some interesting jobs, for sure.

  2. I love your fifth random thing. I might have to borrow it for my own blog-posting policies (if I ever write any :-D).

  3. That pie thing is awesome. You must be the coolest mom ever. I didn't know you homeschooled. I hope you and Debi know each other, since she homeschools, too. I did for a couple years, and it was one of the best experiences of my life. :)

    I think my religion might be common sense and loving humankind, too. But maybe with trees mixed in somehow. Maybe my religion is Sensible Humanitarian Treehugger.

  4. Hey I visited earlier for Weekly Geeks from Book Dads.

    I want to do the 4 things meme at our family blog called Green Dads, where I'm fresh out of anything to write.

    Maybe I'll do the other one later.

  5. AH, you are so sweet to list me in your blog list! and the pie for breakfast concept - I do it ALL the time! I love to bake pie and with just 2 of us at home, we get to eat pie for every meal.

  6. Thanks for the comments, all!
    Dewey: "treehugger" is an important part of UUism, too. Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part is the last, and some say the most important, of our 7 Principles. :-)