Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Meme Courtesy of Lone Star Ma

Four Things Meme

I have been "tagged", apparently, and although this is not the sort of thing I normally do here, I thought, well, what the heck.

Four Jobs I've Had

1. Cashier: I was the cashier at Long John Silver's for a year in high school. My tag said "Seaman Apprentice". Guess what got old faster than that job?

2. Herb/Vitamin salesperson: I started as a cashier at Nature's Harvest in Tampa, Florida and then moved up to this job. I learned a lot about vitamins and supplements and herbs and enjoyed this job except for some strange customers and dismal hours.

3. Lab Assistant: I worked in a molecular biology (botany) lab during and after working there as the dishwasher (Hey, I was a dishwasher in a restaurant, too, but that was totally different. They didn't have autoclaves.) It was really interesting, but I don't think I was very good at it. I loved the people I worked with though, and I met my husband that way.

4. Cook/Assistant Innkeeper: I was the "chef" at a bed and breakfast inn (there were 11 rooms, so it was big for a B&B, but small for an inn ...). I was the only cook there (except on my days off) but I got to design the menus, keep inventory, make some lunches and a couple of dinners (those were my favorite). I enjoyed cooking there a lot, and I also enjoyed working behind the innkeeper desk. 99% of our guests were really pleasant and interesting. I had fabulous bosses, as well. I only left to bear and care for an infant! That is a good job, too.

Four Movies I Can Watch Over & Over
3.Any of the LoTR movies
4.Yellow Submarine. That is mostly out of my control at this point, though.

Four Places I've Lived
1. Denton, TX
2. Tampa, FL
3. Charlotte, NC
4. Austin, TX

Four Places I've Vacationed
1. Montreal, Canada
2. Rochester, MN
3. Bar Harbor, Maine
4. Seville, Spain

Four of My Favorite Dishes
1. Single Pebble's "Mock Eel" (it's shittake mushroom)
2. Doug's fried chicken with biscuits
3. Doug's hamburgers
4. Thanksgiving dinner

Four (Non-Blogger) Sites I Visit Daily
1. www.lalecheleague.org
2. www.cursor.org
3. www.lush.com
4. www.nytimes.com
(none of these are daily, but non-blogger ones I visit frequently)

Four Places I'd Like To Visit
1. Denton, TX
2. Austin, TX
3. Petaluma, CA
4. Tampa, FL


Lone Star Ma said...

Hey! Watch it! One of those "crazy boys" was my husband! (:

Veloute said...

No, no ... I mean *really* crazy. Scaring the other employees by throwing things around when I quit work crazy (this particular person worked there ... briefly).

I remember your dh came in with some guy who did ask me out--and which ended up being a flop of a date, sadly. I am so thrilled my dating days are over. I did very much like some of your dh's friends, though, didn't I? ;)

And not to make it sound like I had them banging at the door, because that was most certainly not the case. Usually. Unless they were, for lack of a better word, "crazy". I don't really mean "crazy". I guess I mean "too focused". Intense. You know.

Lone Star Ma said...

Oh, he's crazy. Really crazy. But I love him. And if high school was anything like college, you did have them banging at the door, buddy. I remember your entourage! Yes, it is good for dating to be over. I cannot imagine enjoying it even a little at my age...I am becoming an old fogey.

Veloute said...

Entourage? Moi? I am thinking that you are remembering some other roommate, my friend.

I am also an old fogey and proud of my foginess. Now if I only had some grey hair. Just a bit, mind you.