Quatre choses

Ça va, ça va. Si tu me veux répondre à ses questions, il serai en français. :)

Just kidding. As if I could keep that up for more than a dozen words.

Four jobs I’ve had:

  1. Semi-professional (meaning I got paid, sometimes) musician (1989-1996)
  2. Ditch digger (two very long weeks in 1994)
  3. Boom operator (1996, got sore shoulders)
  4. Chicken killing machine designer (1989, became a vegetarian)

Four movies I can watch over and over:

  1. Withnail and I: “Of course he’s the fucking farmer!”
  2. The Sweet Smell of Success: “You’re dead, son. Get yourself buried.”
  3. Ran: “Man is born crying. When he has cried enough, he dies.”
  4. Bucket of Blood: “Life is an aimless hobo, bumming a ride on the omnibus of art.”

Four places I’ve lived:

  1. Vancouver
  2. Winnipeg
  3. Toronto
  4. In the back of a van.

Four TV shows I have been known to enjoy:

  1. Jeopardy
  2. CSI
  3. Everyday Italian
  4. The Family Guy

Four places I’ve vacationed:

  1. Vancouver / Victoria (see this post)
  2. Paris
  3. Barcelona
  4. Quite a bit of the U.S.A. except for Wyoming, New Mexico, and Utah.

Four of my favourite dishes:

  1. Butter Chicken Roti from Gandhi Roti on Queen Street West, Toronto
  2. Chicken Poderosa from La Fiesta Bakery in Winnipeg
  3. Finnish Pancakes from Hoito in Thunder Bay
  4. Noodles #2 from The Hunger Hut, Winnipeg (now located in Vancouver, or so I’ve heard)

Four sites I visit daily:

  1. del.icio.us (web nerd)
  2. Versiontracker (mac nerd)
  3. Flickr (photo nerd)
  4. Google (doesn’t everyone?)

Four places I’d rather be right now:

  1. In a lovely, affordable house in a nice, friendly city owned by Renée and I that isn’t located above a rendering plant, next door to a sulfur pit, or within a thousand metres of Mike Fleiss.
  2. Hanging out with my brother and nephew, listening to my dad complain while my mom shakes her head and sighs.
  3. Tuscany, Italy (though I’d gladly settle for Cinque Terre)
  4. Somewhere where they understand the concept of the Frictionless Life. Montreal is an excellent candidate.

Four people I’m tagging

I think I’ll leave it at that, thanks. To make up for this, I’ll add:

Four moments worth savouring:

  1. The first time I successfully performed an ollie, summer 1980
  2. Sleeping under the stars at Shuswap Lake while on tour, 1990
  3. Walking down the backlane with my brother Kevin after playing pool at the UofM, 1986
  4. Standing at the top of a hill in the Parc Guell with Renée, Barcelona, 2001

Four words that I can’t get enough of:

  1. indubitably
  2. boom
  3. squishy
  4. onomatopœia

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