Sunday, June 14, 2009

Four things

I saw this over at Cormac Writes and thought it looked like fun. It's been a while since I did any lists. I'm curious as to how they start, why one number is chosen instead of another, and why so many of us feel compelled to list things about ourselves.

4 movies you would watch over and over again:
  • Casablanca
  • Apocalypse Now
  • Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas
  • Caddyshack
4 places you have lived:
  • Louisville, Kentucky
  • Teaneck, New Jersey
  • Yardley, Pennsylvania
  • Chicago, Illinois
4 TV shows you love to watch:
  • No Reservations
  • Iron Chef America
  • Metalocalypse I love this show. My youngest got me the first 2 seasons on DVD. I watched it all in two days after Christmas, and then couldn't fall asleep properly because I kept hearing the theme song in my head.
  • South Park Hard to believe this show is more than 10 years old.
4 places you have been on vacation:
  • The Florida Keys
  • Las Vegas
  • New Orleans
  • Ireland
4 of your favorite foods:
  • Sushi
  • Buzzard's Breath chili This is more or less the recipe my chili is based on. Mine is better, I think.
  • Raw oysters
  • Gumbo "You can eat a lot of gumbo" is what MizBubs said when I mentioned this. Gumbo z'herbes, chicken and andouille gumbo, seafood gumbo, duck and oyster gumbo...
4 websites you visit daily:
4 places you would rather be right now:
  • A cabin on a lake in Minnesota
  • The French Quarter
  • My backyard (I'm sitting here because I came down with a wicked cold last night, and I'm still trying to clear my head, and it's a beautiful day outside.)
  • Driving somewhere out west to someplace I've never visited
4 things you want to do before you die:
  • Own a small farm
  • Drive around the USA for at least a couple months
  • Do a through-hike of a major trail like the Appalachian or Pacific Crest
  • Scuba dive
4 books you wish you could read again for the first time:

Tag 4 people you think will respond:

Why stop at 4? If you'd like to do this, consider yourself tagged!


Tenacious S said...

I think that deep down we do these things to know ourselves and because we do want others to know us for who we really are.

Anonymous said...

Oysters. Oysters and fresh crab are two foods that I can never get enough of.

Cormac Brown said...

That's good meem, Bubs. "Gilliam did almost a word-for-word adaptation of "Fear & Loathing," I just wish he did it sooner so that it might have found a greater audience.

"No Reservations," why didn't I pick that? Of all the shows that I will watch over a dozen times, it's Tony. That's just good food and good snark. I wish he and Food Network would bury the hatchet, so that the old show could be on DVD, that Russian episode was better food-wise, than the Travel Channel's.

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Me said...

People Like Lists. Heh.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I'm not even sure if I know what gumbo is, to tell you the truth, but damn I sure would like some.

I may need to tag myself, as it's been a day or two since I listed. And lists are what separate us from the animals.

Gifted Typist said...

Funny, I recently rented Caddyshack for the kids to watch - played it up as one of the funniest flicks ever ... but when we watched it, it seemed so slow and drawn out. The gags were still funny but you had to waaaaiiitttt for them.
The kids thought I was nuts for loving this dull movie. Funny how your memory works.

But Ghost Busters, that still works.

Johnny Yen said...

Tommy Blacha, the co-creator of Metalacolypse, is an old friend/drinking buddy of mine! The last time I saw him was the night he left Chicago to take a job on Conan O'Brien's show in the mid-nineties. I scoffed a little-- O'Brien's show was terrible, and I asked him if that wasn't a little like finding out you made first mate on the Titanic.

In any event, I asked him how he landed the job, and he told me that the fat guy named Andy that we used to drink with got him in. That guy was Andy Richter.

He left O'Brien's show (after pretty much saving it by punching up the writing) to take a job as head writer on Orlando Wilson's ill-fated show. I've noticed he's been doing pretty well on Adult Swim since then.

Randal Graves said...

I wouldn't have pegged you as a Metalocalypse dude. Oh, and congratulations on the shout out from the Team.

Distributorcap said...

topo many fours too little time