Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Meme Meme Meme Meme!

Oh, so many memes, so little time. My friends bls and some of the RevGals have done the Meme of Four; I'll give it a shot.

Four jobs you've had in your life:

(unpaid) farmhand


legal proofreader

strugging-nonprofit gal Friday

Four movies you could watch over and over:


Rear Window

The Lord of the Rings trilogy

Fried Green Tomatoes

Four places you've lived:

an old stone hip-roofed farmhouse with a wonderful front porch

a formerly swanky, later down-at-the-heels apartment that had its good points -- a beautiful, sunny yellow upstairs bedroom, built-in bookcases, colorful neighbors, once-nice wooden floors, design elements that led me to believe that, once upon a time, someone cared -- but also bad points like windows so flimsy that in the wintertime the Visqueen that covered them billowed out like sails in a nor'easter, a perpetually leaking, circa-1950 refrigerator and supers who spent all day smoking dope and all night screaming at one another

a back apartment inside an old Victorian monstrosity -- the front of the house was a real estate agency -- this was to be, I thought hopefully, my Mary Tyler Moore apartment; until the fleas hatched, several days into my arrival; two of the more interesting weeks of my life

a little white bungalow in the 'burbs

Four TV shows you love to watch:

(I don't know if I have four, and if I love them)

American Experience (sometimes)

Globe Trekker -- escapist fun, even if I don't want to drink rancid-butter tea in Mongolia anytime soon

Fork in the Road (a homegrown Michiganian public TV cooking show)

Northern Exposure and Homicide: Life on the Street -- R.I.P., both of them, and I only mention them because they're the last TV shows I really did love

Four places you've been on vacation:


Leelanau Peninsula and surrounds

Grand Haven/Hoffmaster Beach/Blue Lake area (home of Whippy Dip ice cream joints)

an electricity-free, water-pipe-less hut in the middle of the Michigan woods

(As you can see, LC doesn't get out much)

Four websites you visit daily:





Four of your favorite foods:

curry (of various kinds)

my mom's smothered chicken


especially these days, RED MEAT (any kind and cut will do), and lots of it

Four places you'd rather be right now:

stalking the elusive thylacine in Tasmania (really)

being alternately nurtured and challenged at a retreat house somewhere

warming myself, after an enjoyable snowshoe hike, in front of a crackling fireplace in a Benzie/Leelanau County B&B, drinking real hot chocolate while watching the snow gently fall outside

soaking up culture and essing gut in some historic European city -- preferably somewhere a little off the beaten path, like one of the Baltic countries

There's a Meme of Two going around, but I think you've all had enough of me for the time being. So -- tag! You're it!


JWD said...

Red meat, huh? Full moon or low iron? :)

LutheranChik said...

Low iron, unfortunately.:-/ (I'll spare you the perimenopausal details.) I am rather iron-intolerant -- I can't take iron pills or even multivitamins with a lot of iron in them -- so the doc told me to eat more iron-rich food; and that is what I'm craving anyway, and can ingest without a problem. Nice rare beef with a spinach dish on the side, and some marinated white bean salad...mmmmm; that'd hit the spot.

On the other hand...sometimes I do feel like howling at the moon...

Anna said...

TV--try "My Name is Earl" mighty entertaining, mighty thought provoking.

LutheranChik said...

Anna, you know, I saw the first episode, and I thought it was swell...I think I even blogged about it. But I have television ADD -- I just don't pay a lot of attention to the schedules, and it's hard for me to develop "brand loyalty."