Thursday, June 01, 2006

Because I Promised Russ...

Russ (of "Don't Think Twice") tagged me with this list last week, but since I was busy with WisCon, I put it off until now.


Four jobs I have had in my life:

crew person at McDonald's
teaching assistant
technical writer
assistant scientist

Four movies I would watch over:

A Hard Day's Night
Help!
Yellow Submarine (see a theme here?)
Wings of Desire

Four places I have lived:

Delavan, Wisconsin (small town)
Madison, Wisconsin (need I say more?)
Oxford, Ohio (grad school)
Rockville, Maryland (internship)

Four tv shows I watch:

ABC Morning News
ABC Nightly News
Whose Line is It Anyway?
Extreme Home Makeover: Home Edition (I watch this with Eugene)

Four places I have been on vacation.

Germany
New York, New York
San Francisco, California
Alaska

Four websites I visit

www.beatlelinks.net
www.cnn.com
www.sff.onlinewritingworkshop.com
www.amazon.com


Favorite Foods:

Chocolate!
Rotini and cheese (I make my own sauce)
Strawberries
Shrimp


Four places I would rather be:

Madison, Wisconsin
London, England
Rome, Italy
And just for fun, I'd like to visit Challen, a made-up city for my Season Lords trilogy. The setting is loosely based on Victorian England, but magic makes it more comfortable

Four Memorial Restaurants:

The Berghoff in Chicago (I've blogged about this one)
Arthur Treacher's Fish and Chips (my mom used to take me there when I was a kid. The last time I saw one was in a mall in Ohio)
Boston Sea Party (I think Eugene mentioned this one, but I'll say it again since I also went there with my parents. Three long buffets of seafood--what can I say?)
Full House (another place I used to go when I was younger and living in Hanover Park, Illinois. I remember the pineapple from the salad bar and Ms. PacMan. This may have been the first place I saw the game.)

Four Friends I've Tagged Here:

Since Eugene already filled this out on Russ's blog, and since Russ, Sara, and I all read each other's blogs, this is tough. OK, I'll tag Sue, Heather, Maria, and a random lurker on this blog.

4 comments:

Russ said...

It seems like, every time I'm visiting Mom, we end up watching "Extreme Makeover-Home Edition" - and, I'll confess, it's kinda cool to see the peoples' lives change so dramatically - it's just fun to watch someone get that unheard-of big break in their lives.

Anonymous said...

Ack! I'm no good at these things but I'll try to give it a shot when I get home tonight.

Woman, you made me homesick when you mentioned restaurants. Chicago (and surrounding areas) have the best food in the world---bar none.

Glad you had such a great time at WisCon. Those photos look like you had a **really** great time! Hope you post some details on some of the stuff you learned on your panels.

woof!
Maria
www.mariazannini.com

Sandra said...

Russ, it's amazing to see how generous people can be. It's always great to see a family get not just a house, but scholarships, new cars, money for maintenance or the mortgage, etc.

Maria, I plan to post notes from this WisCon and other cons on my website the next time I update it (which hopefully will be in the next week or so). I'll post a link here once it's up.

The Dear NYer said...

Sandra, oh my god, AT Fish and Chips, that's a blast from the past. I remember the jingle from the commercial, if I only could remember the words.......Aaargh, I'll be trying to remember the jingle all night now, thanks a lot :)

Extreme Makeover-Home Edition, the only show on TV that chokes me up.

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