Lisa over at Lisa Write’s tagged me for this meme. Funny thing is that I had already drafted my responses after seeing Mel’s post on January 25th. I just had forgotten about it. So THANKS Lisa, for reminding me!
Beware, nostalgia makes me reminisce. And ramble. I won’t be offended if you fall asleep. Or quietly click away to a more interesting and less verbose meme.
4 Jobs I’ve Had:
1st Job! – counter, drive thru, grill, manager, hostess, you name it! I still remember the “7 Steps”- Greet the Customer, Take the Order, Suggestive Sell, Take the Money, Assemble the Order, Present the Order, Ask them to Come Again. Yep, the phrase “Would you like fries with that?” is the foundation of my work ethic.
Legal Secretary/Word Processor
Great shifts for a college schedule! 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., 3:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. The 3:30 to 11:30 shift was when I learned to read a computer manual like a novel.
Computer Lab Coordinator at an MBA school.
Work at an MBA school, get a free MBA.
Self-employed computer and communications trainer and consultant.
Still doing it!
4 Movies Watched Over and Over:
I can so relate. I used to have a coffee mug, solid white and in small little letters, printed was the word “peon.”
A Christmas Story
“Doan leave me. Come back. Come back. Ahh. Ahhh. Ahhhhhh!” and “Frag ee lay. I think it says fragile dear. Oh.” Okay I”ll stop. But TBS, 24 Hours on Christmas Eve, wrapping presents. It’s a tradition. I have the DVD. And the Ralphie Bobblehead..
“So you failed. You failed, you failed you failed. You failed.” Great movie. Best scene? Susan Sarandon, tap dancing at her husband’s memorial service. Really. Not what you think. I cry every time.
“A boat? I saw a boat! It passed by here not too long ago. Follow me!” The quotes which have double meaning for our family? “Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming.” and our favorite: “Swim down together!” That what our kids do when they work together to . . . break us. Like they did tonight. oh. That would be yesterday.
4 Places I’ve Lived:
We LOVE Disney World! Annual Passholders! Ask me anything!
West Palm Beach, Florida
Winter Park, Florida
Now THAT’s a contradiction.
4 Shows I Watch:
The whole family watches – on DVR of course
Although last season was disappointing. Too much drama, not enough laughs.
What do they call this? A guilty pleasure? shhhh.
You CAN talk on your cell phone while you pump gas! Really! The Cool Geeks proved it! I married a geek. I gave birth to a geek. They both discuss whether Adam and Jamie are doing it right.
4 Places I’ve Been:
I want/need to go back, last time I was 17. I want to spend a few weeks at the Smithsonian.
Without my Luggage.
Two Disney cruises!
We visit near Atlanta, but my FAVORITE place is the bookstore in Valdosta. I75. Exit 5. Can’t drive through without spending at least $50. (That’ll get you a couple sacks of books.)
4 People Who email Me Regularly:
I know, my watched auction is ending. I KNOW.
My kid’s teachers/school.
The ladies in my women’s circle from church.
4 Favorite Things to Eat:
Triscuit Rosemary & Olive Oil Crackers with sliced Cracker Barrel 2% White Sharp Cheddar Cheese with red wine.
Dark chocolate with red wine.
Pasta – Barilla in the yellow box. Boil water, cook pasta for 8 minutes. Done.
4 Places I’d Rather Be:
Somewhere without clocks.
On a cruise.
Somewhere I’ve never been (which would be just about everywhere).
4 Things I Look Forward to This Year:
Getting stronger (and thinner).
Getting “stuff” out of my house.
I LOVED the bloggy giveaway!
The Whale of a Sale
HUGE church rummage sale – during which I bring a lot of “stuff’ – and BOOKS – into my house. Click here for a picture of my pride and joy! I take two weeks off every year and work the books! And buy the books.
Closure. Lot’s and LOTS of closure.
NO! If I can only put 4 things, my NEW one is MY BABY SISTER is having a BABY!
I get to hold a baby, kiss a baby, smell a baby, rock a baby. Wooo Hooo!
4 People to Tag:
Alyson at Welcome to Wherever You Are.
(and one more, but I’m having a little trouble linking to her right now.)