Last night I headed over to Va. Beach to attend the fabulous snb they have out there. I stopped and stocked up on yarn on my way there so I have lots of soft new yarn for some unnamed project. It was great to be back at my old snb and really nice to see everyone. I love meeting in a bookstore because it lets me get my magazine fix and look at all of the new books. I bought a copy of Knitorama in a moment of weakness, but how could I resist a book that has a pattern for an apple cozy and a knitted cake. I already have my next 5 projects planned out which is bad, I need to focus my energies on my top secret project and not new stuff. Speaking of the top secret project, I made a bit of progress on it last night although snb is not a good place to do intricate pattern work. I am really hoping that I will have a nice quiet plane ride home where I can concentrate on getting this sucker done.
Now for the Meme- I was tagged by the lovely jae with this meme.
Four Jobs You've Had In Your Life
1. In high school I did an internship at a photo lab which turned into a summer job as a lab tech. I loved this job because I had full access to the black and white darkroom and could use their supplies to print my stuff.
2. My first summer of college I worked at Michael's as a cashier. This was a great job, but my paychecks never made it home since I spent all of my money on the crafty goodness. I decided never to work in a craft store again, no matter how appealing.
3. I worked a few summers at my university as summer conference staff. The university rented out the dorms during the summer for camps and we sat at the desk and made sure no strangers came in through the locked doors. I would work the night shift because all of the kids were sleeping and I could craft and watch TV. I would crochet, sew and read during this time. It was probably the most productive time in my life.
4. For the last four years I have worked as a librarian for a non-profit. I really like my job, I get to read a lot and I learn something new every day.
Four Movies You Could Watch Over and Over
1. Delicatessen- This is my all-time favorite film. I love the way Jean Paul Jeunet can take such dismal subject matter and add a sense of whimsy. This movie always makes me smile.
2. Death Race 2000- I love 1970's David Carradine and I love this movie.
3. American Movie (do documentaries count?)
4. Kill Bill- More David Carradine with an excellent soundtrack
Four TV Shows You Love to Watch
1. Simpsons (though I am staring to become more of a Family Guy fan)
2. Gilmore Girls- I don't know what it is, but I love this show.
3. The Office (British and American)
Four favorite Books
1. Skinny Legs and All by Tom Robbins
2. The Catcher in the Rye
4. Knitorama (okay I just got it, but for today it is my favorite)
Four Albums You Can't Hear Too Often
1. Records Tokyo- technically this is a compilation, but I always listen to the entire thing, it makes me happy.
2. In the Aeroplane Over the Sea- Neutral Milk Hotel
3. Elliot Smith- Either/Or
4. Decembrists- Castaways and Cutouts
Four Places You Have Lived
I've only lived in four places so this is easy.
1. Lexington, Ky.- This is where I grew up and lived until college. I just moved back a few months ago and I am settling in to adult life in the city I grew up in.
2. Ashland, Wis.- I spent my freshman year at Northland College at the tip top of Wisconsin, right on Lake Superior. It was beautiful up there, but insanely cold so I had to get out.
3. Bowling Green, Ky.- I spent the rest of my college career in Bowling Green which is 45 minutes north of Nashville. Bowling Green had the best thrift store shopping I have ever experienced, mainly because there was no competition. I lived there for 3.5 years and never realized that it was also home to David Carradine's car from Death Race (see movies.)
4. Norfolk, Va.- I moved to Norfolk for work and really enjoyed living in the Ghent neighborhood. Norfolk is a Navy town and has a very transient population so there isn't an overwhelming sense of community. Eventually, this took it's toll on us and we moved back to Lexington.
Four Places You Have Been On Vacation
I don't really take formal vacations, just little trips.
1. Las Vegas- Philip and I made a special trip to Vegas to get married by Elvis and go tiki bar hopping. It was a lot of fun, but afterwards we had a been there done that attitude about it.
2. New York- I have made several short trips to NYC in the past few years, each time with a theme. New York is a huge city and there is just so much to see and do.
3. Santa Fe- This was another un-vaction. I had a friend who was getting married and Philip and I decided to make it a little trip. Our hotel was across from the Farmers' Market and up the street from the main shopping area. We had a lot of fun, but in the end we wished that we had more time to explore. We will probably make another trip there in the next few years.
4. New England- This was actually a series of road trips with friends during college. We would take 2-8 weeks during the summer for traveling.
Four Websites You Visit Daily
1. Bloglines- This is the fastest way for me to keep up with the blogs I like to read.
2. Google News- They let you customize your news page and see all of the new stories on topics that interest you. I love this feature and use it daily.
3. Washington Post- I read the Post every morning through an electronic subscription.
4. MySpace- It's fun to see what is up with old friends.
Four Of Your Favorite Foods
1. Enchiladas- Philip and I make these at least twice a month
2. Grilled portabella sandwiches with roasted vegetables
3. Singapore Street Noodles- Vegetarian style of course
4. Somosas- Okay, now I'm hungry.
Four Places You Would Rather be Right Now
1. Back home in Lexington- I have been in Virginia for a little over a week and I am already homesick. I really want to see Philip and Astrid.
2. Somewhere sunny- it is really dreary here and I just want some sunshine.
3. On a zero gravity flight- This is my new obsession, I really want to experience weightlessness.
4. In bed.
Four People You'll Tag
4. Punchy Jarbo