Thursday, April 13, 2006

tag..i'm it.

well I guess I was tagged.
thanks sunshine scribe.
so here goes, a bit about me.

4 jobs I've had in my life

} at a small town bakery...I guess I kinda baked stuff, but mostly I just goofed off with my girlfriends who worked there as well.
the owners were ultra cool (from a highschoolers perspective) as they were hippy draft dodgers from Berkeley california and spent the majority of the time not only baking bread but themselves as well.

} Canada's wonderland...no, not dressed up as smurfette...I spent the summer working at Kingswood concert area...that was the summer that the Grateful Dead played there and the highlight of the job was riding the canadian mind buster with the keyboardist brent middlewood (now gratefully dead) I had no clue who he was but every-single other person on the ride seemed to..I even asked him if was going to the concert that night...he just looked like another hippy in a tie-dyed tee smelling like patchouli...duh..

} bank teller..."can I help you down here please?" one of the most boring jobs ever. the only interesting thing ever to happen while there was an actual bank robbery..pantyhose over the face and all.
I was on my break so I missed all the action..no one was hurt, and they caught the guy on his way out the door.
his getaway vehicle was a 10 speed bike. the bank was next to a Tim horton's and 2 cop cars were already there getting coffee and donuts...duh

} fashion wholesale rep/stylist... a fun yet vacuous job. lots of perks i.e.. free threads, and access to all the best sample sales and fun travel trips. good while it lasted, but once I hit 3o it lost much of it's appeal...I still miss the free clothes though.

(currently a photo-stylist (a.k.a. prop stylist), mother to an increasingly high maintenance 11 month old, wife to an already high maintenance husband...but best job to date.)

BOOKS I COULD READ OVER AND OVER

quite honestly, once I've read a book I've read it. so I can't recall ever reading a book twice, with the exception of
"good night moon" ..I still find that book a bit weird, but lulu loves it, so who am I to critique.
but if I had to reread these books I would do so happily.

} The Alchemist- paulo coelho

} Toujours Provence- Peter Mayle..or pretty much any of his books, especially good when reading in the sun with a pastis in hand

} The Mists Of Avalon- Miriam Zimmerman Bradley

} a bit predictable but I did enjoy the book-The Da Vinci Code-Dan Brown, though I cringe when I think of Tom hanks as Robert Langdon

4 WEBSITES I VISIT REGULARLY

} the weather network

} scotia bank

} epicurious.com

} blogs

4 MOVIES I COULD WATCH OVER AND OVER

}see profile

4 SONGS I COULD LISTEN TO OVER AND OVER
just 4...that's going to be tough...but here goes

} Billie Holiday- you don't know what love is...especially on a rainy sunday morning with a coffee and newspaper in hand

} Crosby Stills Nash & Young- Carry On..even better sitting around a campfire up north or in the car on the way up north.

} Angie Stone- Wish I Didn't Miss You

} Vivaldi: Le Quatre saison-concerto No.1

} Kings Of convience- The girl from back then

} Rain- nude dimensions cd- excellent for the elliptical.

} Norah Jones- Come away with me (reminds me of Thailand..long story)

} Van Morrison- I'll be Your Lover

okay okay..last but not least....
} Cat Stevens- How can I tell You?

that last one goes out to you big daddy....
that was way more than 4, but I couldn't stop myself.

4 PLACES I WOULD RATHER BE RIGHT NOW

} in bed catching up on some sleep

} New York staying at the W Union Square. shopping my ass off.

} British columbia visiting all my friends that came to their senses and moved west.

} anywhere in France

4 MOST WONDERFUL PLACES I HAVE BEEN

} Cambodia specifically Siem Reap and the Temples of Angkor...really incredible

} France, it's a toss up between Auvergne and Champagne...specifically Hotel Niepces.."the white room, La chambre blanc"

} Thailand, Ko Lanta- the narima- fortunately not damaged by the tsunami..

} Barrie Ontario..kidding.

} Switzerland-Interlaken Berner Oberland on a bike riding around one of the most beautiful lakes I've ever seen.

4 of my FAVORITE FOODS

another tough one...just 4..yikes.

} heirloom tomato, basil and buffalo mozzarella salad drizzled with affiorato extra virgin olive oil and aged balsamic vinegar and a sprinkling of Maldon sea salt and fresh cracked pepper

} anything with truffles

} ikea hot dogs..only when absolutely starved...alright alright, I secretly crave them....

} Dark chocolate

} chabichou goat cheese and pinot noir (is red wine a food?) w/ a side of venison salami thinly sliced

] home-baked Mac and cheese

oh, right just 4...

4 REASONS WHY I BLOG

} somewhere to post the thousands of pictures I love to take of my uber cute child. (not biased)

} a good creative outlet

} lulu can't grab the laptop from me when it's up on the counter, where as she tries to eat my pen when writing in my journal.

} it's fun

4 PEOPLE TO TAG
I'll have to get back to this one at a later date....

so that's it..me in a nutshell. oh and one more

4 REASONS WHY I'D BETTER GET MY ASS IN GEAR AND GRAB A SHOWER

} because I only have an hour before lulu wakes up from her nap
} It's past noon and if someone came to the door at the moment they might just think I'm a complete slob
} I feel really gross
} it's a beautiful spring day outside and I'd rather be out there and not in here typing a blog.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

big daddy is one lucky guy to have a friend like you!!!
He should smarten up and learn how to relax a bit and be more appreciative!!

sunshine scribe said...

That was fun to read. Great list.

I loved reading about your travels - spectacular. I am jealous!

And after reading your food list I am starving ... off to create some dinner.

Thanks!