Wednesday, June 10, 2009

4 Things (all the kool cids are quadding it)

Four Movies You Can See Over and Over

His Girl Friday
Orpheus (the Cocteau film)
The Candidate
Cat People (preferring the earlier, but there is a certain goofy libidinous charm to the latter)

Four Places You Have Lived

Fairbanks, Alaska
Kailua, Hawaii
Fairfax & Arlington Counties, Virginia (suburban DC)
In and around Philadelphia

Four TV Shows You Love to Watch

going for some of the more obscure among the many:
Thriller (the Boris Karloff-hosted anthology)
Trying Times (the PBS sitcom anthology)
Sunday Night/Night Music
...and the best original dramatic series on US television so far that I've seen,
Once and Again

Four Places You Have Been on a Vacation

As a child:
Orlando
Beckley, WV
Barre, VT
Washington, DC

As an adult:
Oahu, 1987, with my first ex (before we were exes)
San Francisco Bay Area, 1989, with my first ex (still not exes), Continental Anarchist Gathering
Chicago, 1996, with my first ex (in the process of becoming exes), Democratic National Convention and, more pertinently, the largely anarchist UnConvention
San Francisco Bay Area, 2003, attending a wedding

Four of Your Favorite Foods

Coffee ice cream and Devil Dogs (not supposed to have this, not even with toffee chips)
Stroganoff (on rice) (before going lacto-ovo-Lazy-vegetarian in 1989)
A salad with ginger dressing
BLT--with fake bacon

Four Websites You Visit Daily

The blogroll at right
YahooGroups
Public broadcasting entities (at work)
Search engines

Four Places You Would Rather Be

In bed.
In bed with a woman happy to be there with me--a decent breeze through the windows never hurts.
An utterly excellent library or bookstore--a decent breeze through the courtyyard never hurts.
Auditing pleasant to brilliant performance by performers (not a recording of them).

Four Things You Hope to Do Before You Die

Sustain a passionate and/or mutually satisfying romantic relation for more than ten years.
Publish more and better.
Live better, generally.
Disappoint less, if possible.

Four Novels You Wish You Were Reading for the First Time

They can't be good enough to want to reread them?
Fritz Leiber: Conjure Wife
Margaret Atwood: Lady Oracle
Kate Wilhelm: Death Qualified
Joanna Russ: The Female Man

Tag Four People You Believe Will Respond.
Always fun to assign your friends homework.
Keiko? Brian? Kate? Alice?

11 comments:

K. A. Laity said...

I'm not going to blog this because I am rushing and have no idea who to tag and did something similar on FB TOO MANY times.

Four movies:
Now, Voyager
The Women
Holiday
Philadelphia Story

Four places lived:
London
Los Angeles
Boston
Cambridge

TV:
Spaced
Black Books
Monty Python
AbFab

Vacations:
Finland
Iceland
Belgium
Ireland

Foods:
pizza
chicken korma
rogan josh
filet mignon

Places I'd rather be? Nowhere I'd rather be than London -- just wish I had an endless supply of money!

Before I die:

Bestselling novel
Play on in the West End
Fabulous reviews for that play
Trip to India and New Zealand

Enough -- off to enjoy. Feel free to analyze my answers ;-)

J. said...

Four Movies You Can See Over and Over

1. Amadeus
2. Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion
3. Magnolia
4. There Will Be Blood

Four Places You Have Lived

Fayetteville, Arkansas
Saint Louis, MO
Bloomington, IN
Lyon, France

Four TV Shows You Love to Watch

1. Big Love
2. Project Runway
3. SATC
4. TWIN PEAKS

Four Places You Have Been on a Vacation

1. Amalfi Coast, Italy
2. Berlin, Germany
3. Santa Fe, NM
4. Budapest, Hungary

Four of Your Favorite Foods

1. Cheese fries
2. A delicious sandwich w/mayo and homemade potato chips
3. Margharita pizza
4. Mediterranean pasta of some sort--black olives, garlic, and olive oil must be included

Four Websites You Visit Daily

1. http://ledefile.wordpress.com/
2. FB
3. My credit card statement (kill me)
4. Women's Wear Daily

Four Places You Would Rather Be

1. In bed with cable and savory food
2. On a white-sand beach
3. The Amalfi Coast
4. LA FRANCE

Four Things You Hope to Do Before You Die

1. Publish something important
2. Make close friends with a rock star
3. Become fluent in Spanish and Italian
4. See Japan

Four Novels You Wish You Were Reading for the First Time

1. Madame Bovary
2. The Grapes of Wrath
3. The Great Gatsby
4. Hard Times

Phillyradiogeek said...

Oh Christ, I'll have to think about answers to this one. Could make for a good blog post, however...

Todd Mason said...

Thanks for playing, folks...yes, that's why I'm not Too virtual, this can take entirely too much time if you let it. I thought I'd see how many caps you'd use in telling the world there's no place marvier than London, Kate; omedetoo gosaimasu on the attempts to across the other ocean, J, and buona fortuna & buena suerte with the other Romances...and I'm looking forward to that post, Brian. It's the sign of not being too inundated by these "memes" that you actually find yourself thinking hard about it.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Now listen, you have got to be less exotic, eclectic and intellectual if we are to continue this relationship.

Todd Mason said...

I yam what I yam, Ms. Nase-Abbott.

My friends, including you, seem to be the globetrotting sophisticates.

Todd Mason said...

4 Movies:
Ferris Beuller's Day Off
The Great Escape
Gregory's Girl
Sense and Sensibility (the recent production with Emma Thompson)

4 Places:
Philadelphia, PA
Piscataway, NJ
Dorchester, MA
Chester, PA

4 TV Shows:
Top Chef
Project Runway
The Daily Show
Dexter

4 Vacations:
Disney World
Las Vegas
Bahamas
Montreal

4 Foods:
NY Strip - medium
Warm apple pie with vanilla ice cream and lots of caramel
Rice and peas
Vegetable dumplings/potstickers

4 Websites (in last 6 months):
Sweet Freedom
Wombat's World
AOL
Google

4 Places:
At home in a recliner in front of TV watching my 4 favorite TV shows and/or movies by myself
At a friend's home (with the friend there)
Driving across country with my soul mate, free of immediate responsibilities, and plenty of cash.
Heaven or an alternate reality where there is no death or self-seeking.

4 Things:
Obtain at least a 4 year degree from a decent college or university
Make a living at a profession that I love
Go to London
Drive across country with my soul mate, free of immediate responsibilities, and plenty of cash.

4 Novels:
1984
The Last Days of Louisiana Red
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
The Chronicles of Narnia (I know it's more than one, but I love them all!)

Todd Mason said...

That last list was from a friend who chose not to post directly...

David Cranmer said...

So how often do you abuse the Coffee ice cream and Devil Dogs? Sounds damn good. And Patti's comment gave me a good chuckle.

Todd Mason said...

Too often or not often enough, depending on your POV, David.

It was a poignant end of the affair... [does he speak of Patti or of his Glycemic Index busters?]

Another anonymous friend said...

Since you are willing to post them on someone else's behalf without a name attached, do that for me. I'm such a barbarian.

Four Movies You Can See Over and Over

Die Hard
Die Harder
Die Hard with a Vengeance
Live Free or Die Hard

Four Places You Have Lived

Annapolis, MD
Arlington, VA
Cambridge, MA
Malden, MA

Four TV Shows You Love to Watch

I don't watch TV

Four Places You Have Been on a Vacation

Boston, MA
Lancaster County, PA
Santa Fe, NM
Williamsburg, VA

Four of Your Favorite Foods

Beef chili
Korma on rice
Lamb burgers
Oysters on the half shell

Four Websites You Visit Daily

Cute Overload
Google News
NY Times
Yahoo News

Four Places You Would Rather Be

In the airport Hyatt
In the Marriott by the mall
In the neighborhood Hilton
In the Radisson downtown

Four Things You Hope to Do Before You Die

Do my health care advance directive
Do a will I am satisfied with
Write down my account and policy numbers in one place
Write down my funeral instructions

Four Novels You Wish You Were Reading for the First Time

Can't think of any