Saturday, March 04, 2006


It's kind of a Sally Field moment for me - "You really like me!" - to be "tagged" by one of these meme things. Old friend Wally Conger nailed me in the "Memes of Fours" chain post, and it feels kind of tingly to be asked to participate. On the other hand, like Sally Field, it makes me look self-centered and goofy to say so, but heck, I am self-centered and goofy, if not as adorable as Sally was when she did it.

So, without further ado ...

Four jobs I’ve had
Produce department at Foodtown
Radio station program director
P.R. guy for a small college
Newspaper editor

Four movies I can watch over and over
A Christmas Story
The Wizard of Oz

Four places I’ve lived
Milton, Vt.
Grayslake, Ill.
Randolph, N.J.
Hackettstown, N.J.

Four TV shows I love
Veronica Mars
The Avengers
Judd for the Defense

Four highly regarded and recommended TV shows I haven’t seen (much of)
The Sopranos
Arrested Development

Four places I’ve vacationed
Anaheim, Calif.
Sanibel Island, Fla. (My girlfriend, not I, was rich)
Lake George, N.Y.
Chicago, Ill.

Four of my favorite dishes
Ribeye steak off the charcoal grill
An organically-raised turkey with all the trimmings
A bucket of steamed clams
Honey-grilled salmon

Four sites I visit daily/regularly
Out of Step
Sunni Maravillosa and the Conspirators
Independent Country

Four places I’d rather be right now
Dinner with Ray Bradbury
Breakfast with that girl from 20 years ago
Milton, Vt.
A cabin in the woods on a lake in a free country

Four new bloggers I’m tagging
I half-agree with Sunni - "Consider yourself tagged if you wanna play" - and James - "This is always the most uncomfortable part of this tagging business, especially if they've already done it on a couple days I missed their blogs, or if they themselves have run out of people to tag. So they are under no obligation, and probably never watch television anyway." But:
Vache Folle
Tom Ender
Hey, I said I half-agree with Sunni and James, so there's two. Just about everyone else I thought of has already been here ...

This is a fun exercise, even if my paranoia chip kicked in - "Four places I've lived? Who wants to know??" - which is why I fudged on that one. Those are four places where I had an experience that made me feel extremely alive - which is more interesting than places where I had a domicile anyway, isn't it?


Blogger Wally Conger said...

Judd the the Defense?! Holy cow! I'd forgotten about that lost gem! Haven't seen it in, what, almost 35 years?

And The Avengers...well, if I'd had a longer list myself, and not tried to show some variety, it woulda been there on my blog list, along with (of course) Firefly. In fact, Costco had a "deal" on the entire run of Emma Peel episodes on DVD this week -- and I went for it. I've watched four episodes since Thursday night. Only 47 to go!!

11:57 AM  
Blogger B.W. Richardson said...

For awhile NBC showed Star Trek and ABC showed Judd at 10:00 Friday night, and I would alternate weeks watching one or the other in those days long before VCRs. All the way to about 1991, every so often I'd see a Trek episode I never saw before. I think either "Wolf in the Fold" or "The Empath" was the last "new" show I found. Judd, on the other hand has become one of the lost pleasures of the '60s.

I'll have to watch for that Emma Peel deal - ever see Diana Rigg in "A Midsummer Night's Dream"? My hormones surge just remembering it.

6:16 PM  
Anonymous Sunni said...

I like your definition of "living", B.W.! And now that I've been thinking about it, I could add several more movies ... for some reason, movies just don't stay in my head very long, even ones that powerfully impress me. Serenity is a remarkable exception.

8:03 AM  

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