Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Saved By the Mum

The Flying Mum has tagged me for the 4 Things meme, and it couldn't have come at a better time. I was having a difficult time deciding what to post today and I had it narrowed down between the strange orange color of Benny's poo, or how I looked like a slobbering Saint Bernard with snot flying out of my nose during my run today. So, my dear readers (all 5 of you), I would run on over (ok, click on over) to The Flying Mum right now and give her your thanks.

4 Jobs I've Had
1- I was a Utility Clerk (fancy name for a bagger of groceries and a straightener of shelves) at a grocery store.
2- I was a Cashier at a large Midwest chain hardware store.
3- I was the lead female role in a very small independent movie when I was in my mid-twenties. It was hardly seen by anyone, but I did get paid for it, so I am counting it as a real job as it makes me seem cooler than I actually am. And all you dirties out there, it wasn't THAT kind of movie! Paris Hilton I am not.
4- I was in the banking industry for about 8 years. I started out as a Customer Service Rep. (teller), and made my way to the loan department where I became a loan processor, loan officer, and underwriter. After that I was the manager and supervisor of my branch. This was a very strange job for me because A) I hate math and numbers, B) banking does not interest me in the least, and C) I have Dyslexia, and no one ever knew it. Suckers!

4 Movies I Would Watch Over and Over
This is difficult for me to say because I am a BIG fan of movies. Big fan!
1- Love Actually. Soooo good. I have to watch it at least 3 or 4 times every Christmas season.
2- Swingers. The fact that they made that movie on what most movies productions spend on food service makes it even better.
3- Splendor in the Grass. Such an awesome classic that not many people have seen. Natalie Wood and Warren Beatty (I believe it was his first movie). Hello???
4- Lord of the Rings- any of them. I know, I am such a weird girl sometimes. Nerdy, might be the right word.

4 TV Shows I Like
1- The Office. This is the ONE show that I CAN NOT miss each week. Me loves it. The writers are amazing, the characters are hilarious, and the acting is fab. Me likey long time.
2- Grey's Anatomy. Used to not like it because the first show I saw was really sleazy. However, I am a sucker for medical shows and gave it another shot. It is entertaining, and I get my medical fix, so for now I give it a thumbs up.
I'm going back in time for the next two.
3- Friends is the ultimate show. I grew up with those Friends. When the last show aired I bawled like a baby. Worse actually.
4- ER. Ohhhh. Best medical show ever. I really miss the days with Dr. Greene and Dr. Carter. I still watch the show faithfully, but it is starting to loose its luster. Hopefully they will make another comeback. I mean, the show has been on the air for a million years, you're bound to have some dud seasons.
4 Places I've Gone on Vacation
1- London
2- Paris
3- Cancun, Mexico
4- Wales
Loved 'em all!
4 Foods I Love
Man, where do I begin?
1- Steak and Shrimp Fajitas. Mmmmm.
2- Salmon Steak with Soy Glaze at my favorite local restaurant. Yum in my tum!
3- White Chocolate Chip and Macadamia Nut Cookies. My own personal recipe, thank you.
4- Broasted Chicken. I don't know what it is about me and broasted chicken lately, but I think about it all the time. Very strange.
4 Web Sites I Visit Daily
Honestly, I don't go to too many websites on a daily basis. I guess I'll just do the 4 websites that I go to more than others. ??
1- Weather.com
3- Babycenter.com Actually, I don't even go there anymore since they changed it all around. Made me mad. I can't find anything anymore. Grrr.
4- Um. Um. I honestly can't think of any more. My blog, I guess?
4 Places I'd Rather Be
1- On a warm, sunny, tropical beach somewhere. It doesn't really matter where, I'm not picky.
2- A tiny little bistro in Paris.
3- Watching a fabulous production at the Barbican Theatre in London.
4- Asleep in my bed.

4 Bloggers I'm Tagging
Ok, I know just about everyone has done this, so once again, I am taking the easy way out. The first 4 people to comment can consider themselves tagged. Don't let that keep you from commenting, you don't HAVE to do it if ya don't want to. :)


Kellan said...

Great answers - I also am a BIG ER fan and also miss the days of Carter and Greene and of course George Clooney! I still watch it, but it's not the same. I also like steak and shrimp. Fun list - see ya. (thanks for not tagging ME!)

Homegrown Tribe said...

OY! I read this earlier before anyone commented and I thought... "I'll read it later after there have been 4 comments and then I won't have to do this" Well... I came back and there is only one comment so in the name of fun I'll do it. :) I did this not that long ago so maybe I can find it in my sent box and I won't have to re-type it.

Family Adventure said...

I love the OFFICE, too. Every week. Religiously. Do not call me! I will not answer the phone.

ER...didn't you miss someone? Like Dr. Ross. The most compelling reason EVER to watch ER?


Kat said...

Yeah, Dr. Ross was hot, but he just seemed too have too many issues. I was just happy when he and Hathaway had their twins and they ended up together in the end. That was a happy enough ending for me. But Dr. Greene was honestly my fav. He held everyone together. Loved him.

Beck said...

White Chocolate Chip and Macadamia Nut Cookies! You make those and come over tomorrow night and we'll watch The Office, the best show EVER.

Chrissy said...

4 things we have in common: The Office, ER (the early years), macadamia nut cookies, and broasted chicken. Mainly I call it roasted chicken, or is there something special about broasted that I am missing?

Kat said...

Beck- If only I had my very own plane, I'd so be there with cookies in hand!
Chrissy- I have no idea what the difference between roasted and broasted is. Using the broiler, perhaps? And, mmmm, now I'm thinking about it and I don't care that it is almost 9 at night, I could totally eat some right now!

Kat said...

HaHa! I just sounded like an idiot. Using a broiler to broast chicken! No, that would be broiled chicken. HA! Sorry. I just asked my hubby and he said that there is an actual broaster that steams the chicken. Roasted chicken is just baked in the oven in a roasting pan.
So anyway, I'm an idiot when it comes to broasted chicken. That much is clear.

Bea said...

Love Actually is a movie that has grown on me with repeated viewings. When it first came out I liked it, but not as much as some of the other British romantic comedies. But you're right - it makes a great Christmas tradition and it seems to improve with repetition.

painted maypole said...

when I went I lived in LA (all my comments here today are starting that way!) we went to the bar featured in Swingers, and who should happen to walk in? Vince Vaughn himself. Along with the actor who played Ralphie in A Christmas Story (which, come to think of it, is a movie I watch over and over again...)

Love Actually was SO SO SO painful for me to watch the first time around (due to stuff going on in my own life and the people we ran into just before seeing it)that I'm terrified to watch it again.

I loved Dr. Greene, too

theflyingmum said...

See, now I am going to have to give "The office" another try. The ONLY episode I saw was one where someone left poo on the floor. Ick. Then I saw "The 40 Year Old Virgin" and I just love Steve Carell sooooooo much. Yep, if you likey, then I probably will too.

Words To Live By

Be grateful for each new day.
A new day that you have never lived before.
Twenty-four new, fresh, unexplored hours to use usefully and profitably.
We can squander, neglect, or use them.
Life will be richer or poorer by the way we use today.
Finish every day and be done with it.
You have done what you could;
some blunders and absurdities crept in;
forget them as soon as you can.
Tomorrow is a new day.
You shall begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be
encumbered with your old nonsense.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson