Signal vs. Noise?

Too cool for school-ers can skip this post. I’m with Hicks (again). Chuffing Nora.

Heather got tagged with the four meme and when I asked if she was going to tag me, I asked her not to, but told her if she needed somebody who wouldn’t hold it against her, it would be okay. Then we queued up the soundtrack to Cinderalla Man and hugged. Plus, I don’t normally do these kinds of things. But I’ve found some great links from the various responses and so I’m not going to join the snooty crew on this one. I’m playing hardball with Chris Matthews. Because I can’t quit him.

Four jobs I’ve had:

  1. Flower delivery person
  2. Bass drummer for an amusement park marching band
  3. Mail opener/Filer for the IRS
  4. Temp data entry clerk for the Federal Reserve Bank in San Francisco

Four movies I can watch over and over:

  1. Any of the Coen brothers works, but I’m partial to Raising Arizona
  2. Spinal Tap
  3. Rushmore
  4. Metropolitan (Whit Stillman’s paean to rich Manhattanites and the deb ball season puts a late-20th century spin on the manners and mores in J. D. Salinger’s mid-20th century short stories, but for me especially Frannie & Zoey)

Four places I’ve lived:

  1. Brigham City, Utah
  2. San Francisco, California
  3. Manchester, England
  4. Oakland, California

Four TV shows I love to watch:

  1. “60 Minutes”
  2. “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart”
  3. “Arrested Development”
  4. “The Office” (both versions)

Four places I’ve been on vacation:

  1. Paris, Idaho
  2. Beaufort, South Carolina
  3. Apalachicola, Florida
  4. Bardstown, Kentucky

Four of my favorite dishes:

  1. Hash Browns (shredded and probably not technically hash browns)
  2. Mashed Potatoes
  3. Moules Frites (mussels & fries)
  4. Gnocchi

Four sites I visit daily:

  1. Dooce (and not because I’m trying to get in her pants)
  2. flickr friends
  3. 3hive
  4. Metafilter

Four places I’d rather be right now:

  1. In bed. There is a logical extension here, but people are sick and … yeah … moving on.
  2. Somewhere very warm where the sun is up past 5:30 pm.
  3. Planning a snowboarding trip for Friday
  4. Done