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Four Things.

I stole a meme from Stephen, who stole it from Jeff, who stole it from Scully.  (This is an exercise in content theft.)  I haven’t done a meme in ages and am drinking half-caffeinated coffee this morning in an effort to cut back on the amount of caffeine I take on, so I’m meme’ing in hopes of waking up my brain in full.

Four names people call me other than my real name:

  1. Zippy (since dLife)
  2. KSparl  (since being married)
  3. Mom (since giving birth)
  4. Six (since blogging incessantly)

Four jobs I’ve had:

  1. Banker
  2. Service writer at a car dealership
  3. Editor
  4. Writer

Four movies I’ve watched more than once:

  1. Momento
  2. Buried
  3. Dead Poet’s Society
  4. The LEGO Movie (because I frigging love Vetruvius.)

Four books I would recommend:

  1. Me Talk Pretty One Day (David Sedaris)
  2. The Princess Bride (William Goldman)
  3. Middlesex (Jefferey Euginedes)
  4. A Walk in the Woods (Bill Bryson)

Four places I’ve lived:

  1. Rhode Island
  2. Connecticut
  3. Rhode Island
  4. (As a native Rhode Islander, you do realize we don’t “move” out of the state.  We move to different parts of the state but we don’t leave.  It’s against our culture as a people.)

Four places I’ve visited:

  1. Berlin, Germany
  2. Dubai, UAE
  3. Melbourne, Australia
  4. Cobh, Ireland

Four things I prefer not to eat:

  1. Olives
  2. Raw onions
  3. Oranges (sidebar:  I like to eat oranges, but I loathe peeling them and then having the orange peel smell remain on my skin.  That skeeves me right out.)
  4. Boogers

Four of my favorite foods:

  1. Panna cotta
  2. Iced coffee
  3. Persimmons
  4. Reisling

Four TV shows I watch:

  1. The Good Wife (I miss Knox Overstreet)
  2. Scandal (I want a good, solid wine cardigan)
  3. Orphan Black (The halter bra from episode 1 is amazing and I am in hot pursuit of it.)
  4. Key & Peele  (“I said biiiiitch …“)

Four things I’m looking forward to this year:

  1. For the effing snow to effing melt
  2. Birdy’s 5th birthday party
  3. Friends for Life in Orlando
  4. Touring Fenway Park (I gave birth at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center up in Boston, and babies born in that hospital receive a tour of Fenway Park when they turn five years old.  See above about Birdy’s 5th birthday and then insert a loud “SQUEEEEE!!!”)

Four things I’m always saying:

  1. “Eat your eggs.”
  2. “Where’s my meter?”
  3. “I need to check my calendar.”
  4.  “I love you.”  Because I don’t think you can say that enough.

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7 Comments Post a comment
  1. That is awesome about the Fenway Park tour!!

    02/28/15; 10:02 am
  2. I didn’t know you’d visited Cobh. I so wish I was in Ireland right now. The daffodils and other spring flowers are up, it’d be a welcome relief from the effing snow.

    02/28/15; 12:37 pm
  3. This was fun to read! I especially liked the part about how no one ever really leaves Lil’ Rhody. From time to time, Lisa regales me with stories about her R.I. coworkers, who think that driving from Woonsocket to Warwick is “just so far” because they have to get on the “big road.” Stay tiny, Rhode Island! 🙂

    02/28/15; 4:45 pm
  4. shannon #

    knox overstreet!! please tell me you’ve seen ‘sports night’.

    my kid saw DPS for the first time a few months ago and promptly asked for DPS-related swag for Christmas. parenting win!

    03/3/15; 7:18 pm

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