25 March 2006

jennie's first meme

Oooh! I got tagged, I got tagged! Leah tagged me for my first meme (and if she thought she was the last person to do this... well, she was wrong). Little Jennie's all grown up.

I think everyone in the world has done this meme, but if you haven't, consider yourself "it".

4 jobs I've had:
1. Chocolate specialist (I kid you not, this was my title) at Lindt Chocolates. This sounds like a dream job, but believe me - I never wanted to eat chocolate again after working there over holidays for a year and a half. I could never get the smell out of my hair or off my clothes.
2. I worked in the Vivarium in the Biology department at UVa cleaning hamster cages. This job sucked. It sucked so much I did it really quickly and finished by lunch every day. So they taught me, just out of high school with no interest in science at all, how to do histology. An even pay off, I think.
3. I taught for two years at UPenn while doing my coursework. It's fun to be a "college professor". Especially when you're only a few years older than your students. I taught World Music and Jazz History and loved it. Most of the time.
4. On again off again Bartender at my dive bar/home in West Philly - Fiume. I miss it. I miss it a lot. It was my cheers. It got me through two challenging years of grad school. It was a terrific way to make great money. And fun, to bat.

4 flims I can watch over and over:
1. the A&E version of Pride and Prejudice. I know it by heart.
2. Charade (Audrey Hepburn AND Cary Grant? Does it get any better?)
3. Cold Comfort Farm
4. When Harry Met Sally

4 tv shows I love to watch:
1. America's Next Top Model (don't laugh, please don't laugh)
2. Law and Order (in order of preference: CI, regular Law and Order, and then SVU)
3. House Hunters on HGTV (though I love almost all HGTV shows, especially the ones where they take houses that don't look that bad to begin with and then gut them and make them even nicer for a bazillion dollars)
4. Sex and the City (yeah... I know...)

4 places I've lived:
1. Charlottesville, Virginia
2. Vienna, Austria
3. New York City (Brooklyn, to be precise)
4. Philadelphia, PA

4 places I've been on holiday:
1. Antalia, Turkey
2. Bailey's Island, Maine
3. Paris, France
4. Ocean City, New Jersey

4 websites I visit daily:
1. WHYY (I like to stream philly npr)
2. nytimes.com
3. Sundara Yarn (just to drool and make plans for future projects)
4. so many knitting blogs, it doesn't seem fair to single any one out...

4 favorite yarns:
1. Blue Sky Alpaca (I've never owned any... just petted it non-stop in the yarn store)
2. Debbie Bliss Baby alpaca-silk (another love-to-pet)
3. Socks that Rock (yes... I love it, I do)
4. the silk that I bought in Memphis

I've turned the heel (with some ripping and reknitting) on the canal du midi sock. I keep meaning to post pictures, but then figure I'll knit more. I'm gonna try to finish tonight, so maybe there will be a dark completion shot later. I hate to post without a photo, so...

I was supposed to out of town this weekend to hear Dwight Yoakam play in Atlanta. But my travel companion and trip-organizer had meetings all day that he couldn't get out of (don't feel bad Robert!), and so we didn' go. I have been feeling a little stir-crazy lately, so yesterday, we hopped in the car and drove the two hours down to Johnson City, Tennesee. I'm a strong support of the idependent bookstore, so keep that in mind when I say that I spent the day in a Barnes and Noble yesterday and rarely has suburban mega-shopping made me so happy. It's been a very long time (since January?) since I've been in a bookstore. I spent a long time picking out books for my two year old godson (I can't wait until he's a little older... there were so many books I wanted to get him that he's too young for -- Richard Scarry's "What People Do All Day", Shel Silverstein's "Where the Sidewalk Ends", etc.). I looked through Cultural Studies and Social Science books (because I'm a dork). I felt overwhelmed by fiction and disgusted by the sadness of their music section. And then, because a girl can't resist, I went to the craft section and looked at knitting books. Which brings me to the picture. There was something really nice and small-world-ish about being in a Barnes and Noble in suburban Tennessee and finding a book by a fellow blogger. I didn't buy it (tight budget - only books for the godson were bought), but took a picture to mark the moment.

Wow. It's kind of a blurry picture. I blame it on the coffee.

1 comment:

Chris said...

Wow. It's hard for me to imagine being that far away from bookstores and the like. I'm really, REALLY spoiled. I know that. I live here.

Re: books by bloggers - I'm reading Julie and Julia for that very reason. Bless the library...