‘Four Things’ Meme

This is the blogging equivalent of a chain letter. Dave Zatz tagged me (and I could follow the tagging back nine places, to this site, where the trail stopped). I’m not sure how many tags like this I’ll pass on, but who am I to resist talking about myself?

Four shows I enjoy (other than Survivor, the Olympics, 30 Days, and Mythbusters which I’ve mentioned in this blog previously):

Four jobs I’ve held (prior to TiVo, and setting aside my freelance technical writing and web design gigs):

  • Caterer (in high school and summers of college)
  • High School debate coach (during college)
  • Corporate trainer (for a training company, SJSU continuing education, and freelance)
  • Software release manager (at SGI, where a lot of the early folks at TiVo came from, including the co-founders)

Four places I’ve vacationed:

  • Montreal
  • Las Vegas (for BARGE)
  • Kauai
  • Tulum, Mexico (on our honeymoon)

Four cool toys (well, the upcoming Series3 would top the list, but excluding TiVo products):

Four Web sites I visit daily (other than the blogs listed in my blogroll):

Four places I’d rather be:

  • Retired, living in Crete, writing short fiction
  • Snowboarding in Lake Tahoe
  • Playing poker at the TOC
  • Stars Hollow

Four bloggers I’m tagging:

6 Responses to “‘Four Things’ Meme”

  1. rone Says:

    Because i’m a hoity-toity sissy, i’ll respond here instead of on my journal.

    Four shows i enjoy:
    I almost never turn the TV on. I’ll say…
    * CSI
    * The Simpsons
    * SportsCenter
    * Whatever soccer game i can find on GolTV

    Four jobs i’ve held (other than UNIX sysadmin stuff):
    * All-around guy at my mom’s & dad’s dental supply in Miami
    * At the binding room at K/P Corporation, binding software books for M$ and others
    * Errand boy for the USC Business School
    * Tech support for Best Internet

    Four places i’ve vacationed:
    * Kansas City/Chicago
    * Ashland (Oregon Shakespeare Festival)
    * Portland/Seattle/Vancouver/Victoria
    * Grand tour of Colombia (Popayán/Cali/Neiva/San Agustín/Medellín/Bogotá)

    Four cool toys:
    * My 15″ G4 Powerbook (yes, i’m a recent Mac convert)
    * Civ4 (moi aussi!)
    * Pandora
    * Daily Sudoku

    Four Web sites i visit daily (besides LiveJournal):
    * ESPN
    * CNN
    * comics.com
    * ucomics.com

    Four places i’d rather be:
    * Oregon
    * Washington
    * Quito, Ecuador
    * Germany (for the World Cup)

  2. Dave Zatz Says:

    This is the first time I’ve ever been tagged or even seen a blog chain letter. Hopefully I won’t get (or send) anymore. 🙂 It’s definitely out of character for my site, but I figured what the heck since I don’t have an About Me page. I’ll be interested to see if Ted Leonsis plays along… 😉

    Over the last several weeks I’ve been Netflixing both seasons of Battlestar Galactica. I’m about 1/2 done with Season 2.0 now and it’s been enjoyable. I think we’re in the midst of season 3 on live TV, so I’ll have the TiVo look for some episodes. The serious, darker tone is what appeals to me and the writers seem to have an arc mapped out. I gave up on Lost yesterday… I’ve been following it pretty religiously since the beginning, but the lack of answers has worn thin. They may have an arc mapped out too, but it extends well beyond my short attention span.

  3. Stephen Says:

    Dave, thanks for thinking of me. I’ve definitely seen a lot of personal blogs with tags for exercises similar to this one. But I’m a sucker for a bandwagon.

    As for Lost: It appears that J.J. Abrams will take more of a personal interest next season (per Sci-Fi Wire). I hear what you’re saying, and a few moments this season have had me frustrated, but the show is very effective at dragging me in.

  4. slacy Says:

    Hey, cool. I’m leaving tomorrow for a 1-week vacation, so I’ll get around to this when I get back. Cool!

  5. Kyrie Says:

    geek humor…

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