My Four Things

28 July 2015

I saw B post this recently, and thought it looked fun. And as I’m all still sort of blergh with everything else going on, it’s a nice break from working out other posts. Apparently you’re supposed to tag people, but I’ll follow Barb’s lead on this and just say if you’re interested, join in! (And I changed one of the categories back because I’ve not attended many different cons.)

Four Places I’ve Live:

  • Chicago
  • Goshen
  • Chengdu
  • Sandusky

Four jobs I’ve had:

  • Merch Girl/Maven/-orette
  • Assistant Manager at a non-chain toy store
  • PA at a Biological Imaging Facility
  • Beer wench (aka saloon worker) at Cedar Point

Four things I don’t eat

  • Bell Peppers
  • Cilantro
  • Mushrooms (unless they’re well hidden)
  • Coconut

Four of my favorite foods

  • Local sweet corn
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Braunschweiger
  • 四季豆 (Si ji dou)

Four films I’ve watched more than once

  • Dorfman in Love
  • The Hobbit (1&2)
  • Pirates of the Caribbean (1-4)
  • Divergent (♥ Jai Courtney)

Four TV Shows I watch

  • SoA (for the 5th? time through… I do the same thing with Supernatural)
  • Criminal Minds
  • Miranda
  • Ultimate Survivor: Alaska

Four things I’m looking forward to this year

  • A couple of my sisters staying with me
  • My first archaeology class
  • Nieces’ birthdays (10, 2 & 2)
  • GGB Indy launch

Four things I can’t don’t want to live without

  • My cats
  • Sharks
  • Museums
  • My imagination

Four places I’ve visited

  • Beijing/Xi’an/Chengdu/Hong Kong
  • Frankfurt (only 8 hours)
  • South Africa
  • Montreal

Four pet peeves

  • People who don’t use turn signals or headlights
  • Loud public phone talkers
  • People treating an office/professional meal like they’re at their BFF/Family BBQ (eating w/o utensils in common dishes, dipping food in the main sauce containers, etc)
  • Loud neighbors

Four things I wish I could do

  • Sing and people actually want to listen
  • Dance with skill
  • See my Chicago & internet friends more often
  • Travel more

Four subjects I studied at school

  • Sign Language
  • Creative Writing
  • Bible, Religion, Philosophy
  • Communication (Broadcast, journalism, PR, etc)

Four things near me right now

  • Throw pillows
  • iPad mini & iPhone
  • Wii U gamepad
  • Painters tape

All right then. Your turn!


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