Four Things Meme

Dave tagged me, in an effort to jolt me back from vacation (and, perhaps, to make me more forthcoming than usual). Here goes:

Four Jobs You’ve Had
  1. babysitter
  2. dishwasher and prep cook
  3. bookstore clerk
  4. English professor

Four Movies You Could Watch Over and Over
  1. Annie Hall
  2. any Sean Connery James Bond
  3. Le Rayon Vert or any similarly talky Eric Rohmer
  4. The Philadelphia Story

Four Places You’ve Lived
  1. Seattle, WA
  2. New Haven, CT
  3. Cambridge, MA
  4. Fillmore, IN

Four TV Shows You Love to Watch
  1. the late, lamented NewsNight with Aaron Brown
  2. Good Deal with Dave Lieberman
  3. Extreme Homes: Makeover Edition (I’m blushing)
  4. Project Runway

Four Places You’ve Been on Vacation
  1. Paris
  2. London
  3. New Orleans
  4. Thousand Islands, NY

Four Blogs You Visit Daily
  1. WordMunger
  2. Chekhov’s Mistress
  3. MetaxuCafe
  4. Gothamist

Four of Your Favorite Foods
  1. cheese
  2. hard-smoked salmon
  3. caramel in all its forms
  4. cheese is really good.

Four Places You’d Rather Be
  1. Paris
  2. a big apartment on the Upper West Side
  3. an elegant apartment in a quiet corner of the West Village
  4. a bigger apartment, one that actually has kitchen drawers instead of a shelf with mugs for silverware

Four Albums You Can’t Live Without
  1. Sondheim, A Little Night Music
  2. Jacques Brel, 2-CD Greatest hits
  3. Beleza Tropical: Brazil Classics 1 (a David Byrne compilation with lots of Caetano Veloso)
  4. Ella Fitzgerald, The Rodgers and Hart Songbook

Four Vehicles You’ve Owned
  1. 1975 Checker Cab, 1986-1996 (gift/hand-me-down from home & the car I learned to drive on)
  2. 1985 Honda Civic, 1996-2002
  3. 2002 Volkswagen Golf, 2002-04 (the only painful sacrifice in leaving Indiana for New York/New Jersey and truly my car—we share the Subaru)
  4. 1998 Subaru Outback, 1999-present (awaiting summer in the safety of my mother-in-law’s garage upstate)

Four Taggees
I’m so late to this party that I won’t tag anyone, but do play along!