Friday, January 13, 2006

The Meme of Four


Florence, January 1983. Note authenticity-indicating rips, stains, faded non-permanent Italian Kodak colours and such.


Here's a 'Four Things' meme I nicked from The Rest is Noise and felt compelled to have a go at.

Four jobs you've had in your life:
Dishwasher in a Greek restaurant
Magazine editor
Research assistant for an economist
Singer with a band

Four movies you could watch over and over:
Some Like it Hot
Strictly Ballroom
Billy Elliot
West Side Story

Not quite the same thing as 'movies you thought were brill' or Dead Man, Fargo, Trainspotting, Broadcast News and The Piano would all be in here. Note predominance of performance/spectacle in listed 4, something which has only just occurred to me.

Four places you've lived:
Toorak
Curramulka
Port Adelaide
Klagenfurt in Austria (very briefly, but I was working -- counts as 'lived in').

Four TV shows you love to watch:
Taggart
Will & Grace
Boston Legal
Nightline

But nothing on the teeve these days can touch Cracker, Prime Suspect, Northern Exposure or Hamish Macbeth. (NB -- new 2-hour reprise ep of Cracker, made 2005, coming up shortly!)

Four places you've been on vacation:
Bangkok
Coffin Bay
Kings Cross
Tuscany

Four websites you visit daily:
ABC News
Larvatus Prodeo (I assume blogs count)
Google
Doonesbury

Four of your favorite foods:
Only four, huh?

Sushi
My homemade fresh-cherry-and-toasted-almond ice cream
Fresh pineapple
Haigh's dark chocolate truffles.

Four places you'd rather be:
Florence
The Scottish Highlands
Younger (see tastes in TV, above) and fitter (see Haigh's truffles, above)
Singing in opera

Four tagged (heh):
Elsewhere
Laura
whitebait
Zoe

11 comments:

R H said...

I'm living in Toorak now. With Lady S, heiress to fourteen titles of nobility. Of which she's claimed none. I've asked her to give a couple to Miss Brownie. She's agreed to part with one.

Marquess of Melton is on its way.

Lucy Tartan said...

My homemade fresh-cherry-and-toasted-almond ice cream

I need to hear quite a lot more about this. Pictures too if possible. I'm prepared to wait.

thanks for the tag.

Pavlov's Cat said...

Shopping for cherries this morning. Recipe posted with pleasure -- watch this space.

(Recipes, cats, memes ... oooh I'm turning into one of those completely tiresome and trivial GIRLY bloggers who aren't interested in serious things like economic theory. Have the economic theorists call when they're ready to explain the price of cherries. Always happy to hear on this topic from someone who actually knows what s/he's talking about, but I'm not holding my breath.)

Zoe said...

Mine's up. Love a meme, me.

comicstriphero said...

Hamish MacBeth

Best. Scottish. Police. Show. Ever.

Pavlov's Cat said...

Agreed. But I still think Taggart is right up there.

whitebait said...

Yes, Taggart the series deserves five stars alone for the way Mark McManus would say 'there's been a mudder'. And after just googling McManus now I'm all the more convinced of his general excellence after discovering he had a role in one of my other British cop favourite series from years ago, Strangers (with 'George Bulman'). And at one stage he worked on the Sydney docks and had roles in Skippy and Ned Kelly (1970)!!

Pavlov's Cat said...

In Ned Kelly? With Mick?

(Certainly wouldn't have been with Heath -- he wasn't born yet. Heh.)

whitebait said...

Yep, that Ned Kelly. According to IMD, McManus played Joe Byrne (I've only seen clips of the film).

BTW, forgot to ask. What kind of music did you sing in the band? And your favourite or best-performed song?

Pavlov's Cat said...

Dreadful, dreadful -- we were a very small-time 60/40 band playing at small suburban gigs. This was a very long time ago and there was still lots of demand for Beatles classics, so I got the ballads -- Let It Be and The Long and Winding Road, usually. Most of the rest of the time, as the only girl in the band and therefore at the bottom of the pecking order, I was only allowed to play keyboards and sing backup. I had a much better time and made a lot more money singing Joni Mitchell songs by myself in the university union bar.

whitebait said...

Most interesting! Thanks.