meme – 4 things about me

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:
Working Girl

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.

Finding Nemo

“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:
Parkersburg, W.Va.
Orlando, Florida

We LOVE Disney World! Annual Passholders! Ask me anything!

West Palm Beach, Florida

One Semester

Winter Park, Florida

Now THAT’s a contradiction.

4 Shows I Watch:
Amercian Idol

The whole family watches – on DVR of course

Grey’s Anatomy

Although last season was disappointing. Too much drama, not enough laughs.

Deadliest Catch

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:
Washington DC

I want/need to go back, last time I was 17. I want to spend a few weeks at the Smithsonian.

London, England

Without my Luggage.


Two Disney cruises!

Atlanta Georgia

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.
The beach.
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:

Michelle Kemper Brownlow at My Semblance of Sanity (Look at her drawings! She’s GREAT!)

Elle at A Complete Thought (She also writes for Rahab’s Thread!)

Alyson at Welcome to Wherever You Are.

(and one more, but I’m having a little trouble linking to her right now.)

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