Friday, February 03, 2006

Forced into a silly game...

Like those old email forwards we all pretended to hate when we were teenagers, but we really loved because they gave us even more reasons to be self-obsessed, Mark has forced me into this "4 meme." (see his tag here ). Rookie technocrat that I am, I have no idea what this term even means; all I know is that it is taking up room on my blog.

Four jobs I've had:
1) "If you practice ten times this week I'll give you only 2 songs to learn..." (piano teacher)
2) "Yes, we all live here, yup, it is kind of like a commune, yes, on site, no, I don't really get bored...see, there's a lot of mountains around, yeah, I'm from Manitoba, yeah, that's in the middle of Canada..." (server at Num-ti-Jah Lodge, Alberta)
3) "No, these sandals aren't particularly good for ankle-support." (MEC)
4) "WOW, compost actually makes dirt! " (community garderner/green team)

Four movies I can watch over and over:
1) Amelie (for the playfulness)
2) Before Sunset (for the dialogue)
3) Contact (for the themes)
4) Baraka (for the cinematography)

Four of my favorite foods:
1) ants on a log
2) baklava
3) calamata olives
4) the legendary Ward family googly buns

Four places I have lived:
1) Allada, Benin
2) Gimli, MB
3) Bow Lake, AB (see pic)
4) Winnipeg, MB

Four places I've been on vacation:
1) Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands
2) Montreal
3) Yellowstone National Park
4) between the pages of countless books...

Four of my favorite drinks: (there are many more)
1) "Red Red Wine, stay close to me" (preferrably of the shiraz-cab designation, but I'm warming up to Pinot)
2) Bailey's and hot water (first drank it after returning from a backpacking trip SOAKING wet)
3) "Boiled shoe tea" (aka: Lapsang Souchong)
4) Kathleen's special "porch coffee" : )

Four songs that move me:
1) Acid - Emm Gryner
2) Suitcase - Over the Rhine
3) Messages - Xavier Rudd
4) Wise Up - Aimee Mann

Four places where I've found myself:
1) Molar Pass, Alberta
2) Nutimik Lake, Manitoba
3) St. Margaret's Anglican Church, Winnipeg, MB
4) Vancouver, BC

Four things I've imagined myself doing:
1) teaching English Literature
2) co-running a rehabilitation/retreat center organic farm
3) being a yoga instructor
4) opening my own cafe

Four people I am tagging:
1) Malani
2) Matt
3) Marla
4) Adam (someone withOUT an "M" name!)

1 comment:

Mark said...

I explain what 'meme' means here.

Especially nice work on the 'jobs I've had' question!