Friday, January 06, 2006

I got tagged ...

I got tagged from Truth Is Stranger. This is like the 2006 version of the junior-high slambook. Which I fondly remember.

Remember those?! Slambooks were the province of girls. They were spiral-lined notebooks with a handwritten question on each page, such as, 'How many children will you have?" and "Who do you not like?"

If I recall correctly, my answer to the first was something like, "Aargh! (running away screaming)." My answer to the second was: "The general public."

Ah, youth. Here are my answers, such as they are:

Four jobs you've had in your life:

College writing tutor, waitress, junior account executive for public relations firm, newspaper reporter.

Four movies you could watch over and over:
"Night On Earth," "Thelma and Louise," "Raise The Red Lantern," "A Room With a View."

Four places you've lived:
Pasadena, Calif.; Fayetteville, Ark.; Richmond, Va.; Washington, D.C.

Four TV shows you love to watch:
I watch "Medium" and "Nightline" every once in awhile, otherwise I ignore TV. However, I own the DVD's of the British TV series, "The Office," which I love.

Four places you've been on vacation:
Saigon, Kuaui, Paris, Beijing

Four websites you visit daily:
Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Salon, Yahoo

Four of your favorite foods:
Sushi, oysters on the half shell, Korean BBQ beef and just about anything spicy, burgers and fries from In-N-Out, a SoCal institution.

Four places you'd rather be:
Surfing off the Kuaui coast; eating breakfast at Stonyridge's in Tahoe; running in the San Gabriel Mountains; playing on my computer at home

Four albums you can't live without:
My Aim Is True - Elvis Costello, Skylarking - XTC, Don't Get Weird on Me, Babe - LLoyd Cole, Three Feet High & Rising - De la Soul

Four vehicles I've owned:
'70 VW Fastback (well, it was really my parents', but I considered it mine), '85 Honda Prelude (my dad gave it to me after crashing it), '97 Honda Civic (the first car I bought), '04 Acura TL

Now I'm tagging Jeanne, David, Jon, and Susan.


  1. You know its funny, usually there's one thing on one of these memes that I've done, but here there's absolutely nothing. Proof that you are not me. In case you were worried. :)

    Off to work on my list...

  2. I don't remember slambooks. Probably good since I'm a guy. I do recall something funky with a piece of paper folded into four triangles, and having to pick a color and a number and some other stuff, and then it would tell me who I was going to marry or something. I vaguely recall this as something girls would elaborately set up for each other, and I'd wonder what it was all about. I still don't understand girls.

  3. Hey, I had a '70 VW Bug! I *do* remember those slambooks. Funny. Some of them were pretty vicious, too. OK, Bex, I'll get right on this.

  4. is it just me? or, are you progressively moving to places that are colder and colder??

    i'm seeing anchorage in your future.

  5. Slambooks!! Ha! in NOD's day, they were online and quite a problem (when she was like 7 years old), cuz you know how girls are. They are MEANIES!

    and XTC!!! oh yeah baby! That is too coincidental; i *just* pulled that CD out and have been playing it NON STOP for the past week, trying to get NOD to appreciate it. no luck there.

    i am so on this... but probably not for a few days...!