Monday, December 03, 2007

In which I organize randomness

Jody tagged me for the "seven random things" meme. And I am blatantly diverting her tag and substituting another meme instead.

As Inigo would say, "Let me 'splain."

I just can't figure out anything INTERESTINGLY random! I haggle with myself and wrinkle my nose and say, "no, not random enough," and, really, the life of a 31-year old English teacher holds little randomness beyond the weird theories my students concoct as to who is actually the father of Hester Prynne's baby. (It's DIMMESDALE, people! Foreshadowing! Sheesh!) So, sorry, Jody, I just can't think of anything random. Well, I can think of Things Random, I just can't think of Interesting Things.

In college, my friend Jane and I used to say, being the J's we were (see Myers-Briggs) that we couldn't do spontaneity unless it was planned. So, in the spirit of Planned Spontaneity, I present to you Organized Randomness:

Four jobs I have had in my life:
1. Toy store salesclerk
2. Resident Advisor in a dorm
3. Marketing copywriter
4. English teacher and yearbook adviser (yes, "-er" is correct, check your AP stylebook)

Four movies I would watch over and over:
1. When Harry Met Sally
2. Pride and Prejudice (Colin Firth/Jennifer Ehle)
3. The Empire Strikes Back
4. Moulin Rouge

Four places I have lived:
1. Spokane, WA
2. Bellingham, WA
3. Houston, TX
4. Manhattan, KS

4. Four shows that I watch:
1. Lost
2. The Office
3. How I Met Your Mother
4. Anything on HGTV

Four places I have visited:
1. Vancouver, BC
2. New Orleans, LA
3. Prague, Czech Republic
4. Perdido, Alabama

People who e-mail me (regularly)
1. my mom
2. best friend Robbie
3. (how do they KNOW what I like to read?)
4. my sister Megan

Four of my favorite foods:
1. Pad Thai
2. Starbucks soy mocha
3. chicken and rice
4. lasagna

Four places I would rather be right now:
1. my family's cabin on Lake Pend Oreille in Idaho
2. in bed, sleeping, for 10-12 uninterrupted hours
3. New York City
4. in a comfy chair in a coffeeshop, drinking the aforementioned soy mocha and knitting

Things I am looking forward to in 2008:
1. Getting our VW camper spiffed up and taking a long road trip in July
2. having a bit more spending money now that I'm back at work, the car's almost paid off, and Christmas will be over
3. Knitting my husband a sweater
4.Reading Hamlet with my 10th graders

(side note: looking ahead to 2008 already? yipes!)
(side note 2: I have seen this meme before in various incarnations, but this particular list was inspired by Knits With Cats, which I randomly clicked to today. How fitting.)

1 comment:

Jody said...

I'm glad you substituted memes! (I like that one better anyway.) Organization rocks.