Thursday, January 26, 2006

I'm It.

To paraphrase Marion Barry (which...eww), Hillbilly set me up. I've been tagged.

4 jobs I've had:
1. Ran a comic book store.
2. NASA contractor/slacker
3. Tobacco primer ("harvester" or "picker" to non-southern folk)
4. Bartender

4 places I've lived:
1. Kauai, Hawaii (born there)
2. Meridian, Mississippi
3. Albuquerque, New Mexico
4. Occupied Virginia

4 favorite TV shows (I don't think I've watched enough of any show to even have one favorite - so these are lies, I guess.):
1. Frasier
2. Dog, The Bounty Hunter
3. Arrested Development
4. Jimmy Neutron

4 places I've been on vacation:
1. Major European Cities
2. Vail, Colorado
3. Meridian, Mississippi
4. North Carolina

4 favorite foods:
1. Thai
2. Italian
3. Southern Fried/Smothered in Cheese
4. Espresso

4 places I'd rather be:
1. Becoming one with a pile of books and a good bottle of wine.
2. Home with my boyz (to include my dawg - I'm serious. Bassett hound/beagle. Big ups to Rudy!).
3. Major European Cities
4. Onstage at the Improv

5 sites I visit daily (I visit about 20 sites daily):
1. Hillbilly, Please
2. Tomato Nation
3. Marigoldie
4. Dooce
5. Bored Housewives Network

As my good friend would say - "Well...there it is."

And I assume that after boring you to death, I'm now compelled to subject, er, I mean, tag someone else? Okay - I'm nothing if not compliant. Here's lookin' at you, kid.


Get thee over to 50 Books and see what DG is up to! She's famous! She's sought after! She's not a whore! And she does not relieve herself in cabs (though Master Sam might).

Monday, January 23, 2006

My MP3 runneth over - and god(s) bless Pickett

A (hefty) donation to the local PBS channel has netted...Superstars of 70s Soul. A lovely 4-cd set, flanked by TWO DVDs featuring the bands/singers LIVE, onstage, in all their geriatric fundraising glory.


It's a good life I'm livin'.

Sidebar: How have I lived in this area that Jagosaurus calls Occupied Virginia for lo these many years and NOT KNOWN that Wilson "Wicked" Pickett was my neighbor?!?
How does that happen, people? Living thisfreakinclose to a legend and I never even stopped by to say "thanks, man, your music helped round out the edges of my life" and now he's dead.

Again with the sigh....

Monday, January 09, 2006

Don't hate me because I'm a Luddite

Can you keep a secret? Sure? Okay...until a few months ago, we never had...cable.

I know.

Between PlaceIWork, grad school, teaching, and two kids + spouse, I don't have much time to watch. But between Dog the Bounty Hunter, Rollergirls, and the Food Network? Man. The temptation is great.

But I am NOT buying a TiVo. A bibliophile has to have some limits.

Friday, January 06, 2006

Ya'll rock

I really admire writers like Marigoldie. I can't put myself out there like that. Her list of 100 things about herself made me feel slightly ashamed for using the term "white trash" without explanation or defense. Though I'll continue to use it and am too lazy right now to post an explanation or defense.

I love other bloggers more than blogging itself. Literally. You'll find a few of the objects of my adoration linked on the right. Who do you read? Drop a comment and share the love.

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Power to the callers!

This man is a consumer's hero. According to today's Washington Post, he's published this handy dandy cheat sheet to allow those of us who hand over substantial sums of money to businesses and pay taxes to actually speak to a person at said business or government agency.
Now they can't hide. They can still be rude and unhelpful, but they can't hide. I love me some Internet.