Sunday, August 05, 2007

The Meme of Four

Melanie over at The Indextrious Reader tagged me for this gem of a meme. It's a great way to get to know each other a little better.

Four jobs I have had or currently have in my life:

1. I worked in a printing plant on the factory floor. I stapled, collated, shrink wrapped, and boxed manuals and the like. I learned to hate Paula Abdul's Rush, Rush and Stevie Wonder's Jungle Fever because I heard it three or four times every day during the time I worked at the plant.

2. I was a maid for a short while for a housecleaning service and would be assigned to clean houses and offices.

3. I was a recreational aide for the city's after school and summer program. In other words, a glorified babysitter. I held this job during the summers of my college years. I was assigned to the kindergarten aged children (about 7 to 15 children depending on the day) and would come up with arts and crafts, sports and other activities to keep the children occupied all day.

4. During my college years, I also worked as a circulation desk assistant at the university library and later was a circulation desk supervisor.

Four countries I have been to:

I'm afraid I can't list four as I've only been to two outside of my own country. I have been to several different states within the United States, however and so am not completely homebound.

1. Canada

2. Mexico

Four places I’d rather be right now:

Being as I'm home at this moment, I cannot list that one . . .

1. A mountain cabin overlooking a lake.

2. Sitting on the porch at a beach house overlooking the ocean.

3. At a baseball game.

4. At the movie theater watching the latest Bourne movie.

Four foods I like to eat:

1. Barbecue Chicken Pizza

2. Frozen Yogurt/Ice Cream

3. Cheese Enchiladas

4. Bananas

If you haven't done this one already, consider yourself tagged!

15 comments:

  1. I'd love to be in a mountain cabin overlooking a lake right now too!

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  2. It'd be the beach for me...

    Why is it I'm at work instead? Oh, yeah. Bills.

    cjh

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  3. The printing factory job sounds utterly deadening! And yes, I think I'd like to be in the mountains or at the ocean - anywhere overlooking water. It always feels like a holiday when there's a body of water nearby :)

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  4. Mmmm, cheese enchiladas and the mountains. Yes, please. :)

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  5. "Sitting on the porch at a beach house overlooking the ocean" would be perfect right now. It's too hot and I spent the day driving back from Liverpool to London (just under 300 miles).

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  6. Oooo, the beach! That's one place I never tire of. I did the circulation desk thing in college, too and was amazed by how little I had to work--not much checking out of books. In other words, the library was more of a place to socialize than to read. I never understood it...

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  7. I'd like to be in Paris right now. But I will be in Quebec soon, and they speak French there, so it's as close as I'm going to get for the time being.

    I can commiserate with Kelly. I, too, worked in my college library, although a long time ago, before everything was on computers. I used to type the numbers on the side of the book. Until that job, I thought maybe I'd become a librarian, but I also found that I couldn't read if I was working...

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  8. Tanabata - Doesn't being in the mountains right on the lake sound so peaceful? Perfect place to read. :-)

    CJ - As long as I'm not sitting directly under the sun. LOL

    Melanie - That job was mind numbing. I was so bored and very glad I didn't have to do that for very long. I'm just not cut out for work like that. I have a lot of admiration for those who can do it and stick to it for so long.

    Andi - I wonder what's for dinner tonight . . .

    Rhinoa - That's a long drive! As I was driving to work this morning I thought it would be much better if I could turn my car around and just drive to the beach. I'm not sure my boss would have appreciated that though. Haha

    Kelly - When I wasn't behind the desk, I was supposed to be out shelving/straigtening books (funny how that never left me--I still do it now and then when browsing in the bookstore) or walking the perimeter. I did get a lot of studying done during the quiet moments.

    Karen - The days of card catalogs. :-) Sometimes now I wish I had become a librarian. Back then, I wasn't interested.

    I hope you have a wonderful time in Quebec. Paris would be nice too.

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  9. We saw The Bourne Ultimatum this weekend. It's good. Hope you get to go see it soon. Loved reading your answers.

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  10. I love this meme, I think I've answered it at some point as well...

    Loved reading your answers. I really want to see Bourne as well...

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  11. Good answers! I want to see the Bourne movie, too!

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  12. Hopefully your current job is better than the ones you listed!

    On the porch at the beach house with a barbeque chicken pizza sounds glorious.

    I want to see Bourne as well. Not so much that I have yet, but....want.

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  13. Iliana - That is good to hear! I am really looking forward to seeing it. Those movies are so much fun.

    Karina & Gentle Reader - I hope you both will be able to see it soon!

    Carrie - I'd like to think I moved up the work chain pretty well, but depending on the day, sometimes I wonder.

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  14. Interesting jobs! But they don't sound like a lot of fun. :)

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  15. Zandria - I did like the library job very much. The others I'd rather forget. Haha

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