You know you’ve made it when you are tagged for the Four Things meme

by Lee Hopkins on February 17, 2006 · 15 comments

in miscellaneous

Heidi Miller carefully considers what her four tags answers should beAs my arch-rival and nemesis Jenkins so eloquently puts it on his blog, he:

…tagged me, leaving me with the choice of ignoring the Four Things thingy or inflicting it on helpless others. Naturally, I choose “inflict”.

Four Jobs I’ve Had

  • Pay Clerk for a government department
  • Door-to-door salesman (never sold a thing)
  • Communications honcho for the Royal Australian Air Force (like Jenkins, sort of ‘Secret Squirrel’ stuff)
  • Male secretary

Four Movies I Can Watch Over and Over

  • Mr & Mrs Smith — it’s like watching me and Mrs BetterComms on one of our better days
  • The Princess Bride — “You know I love to watch you work, but I’ve got my wedding to arrange, my wife to murder and Gilder to frame for it. I’m swamped”. “Get some rest; after all, if you haven’t got your health, you haven’t got anything”
  • The Passion of the Christ — I still shudder, squirm and get a tear in my eye during the flogging scene. But I confess to being very attracted to Mary Magdelen (Monica Bellucci, who was also in the second Matrix), probably more than I should be considering my beliefs and the theme of the movie
  • This is Spinal Tap — [beautiful haunting, melancholic music played on the piano by one of the actors] “Yeah, it’s in D Minor, one of the saddest keys. It’s kind of a cross between Mozart and Bach, or ‘Mach’.” “It’s beautiful. What do you call this piece?” “Lick my Love Pump.”

Four TV Shows I Love to Watch

  • House — ’nuff said and unmissable
  • Don’t watch any other tv — Mrs BetterComms and I prefer to read, talk or just sleep after a busy day (we’re both studying part-time so there’s plenty of reading for essays to be done)

Four Favorite Cities

Four Favorite Dishes

  • Capricciosa pizza from a little trattoria tucked away in a side street in Guildford, England
  • ‘Hopkins a la Mylor’ (or whatever town, city or street I happen to be living in at the time) – a tuna casserole with buckets of cheese on top and several ‘secret’ ingredients that I can only share with you if you agree to print off the recipe, eat it and then set fire to yourself
  • Kangaroo steak, medium-well done, with mushrooms, lashings of gravy and some crispy roasted potatoes
  • Mrs BetterComms’ lemony chicken pie

Four Websites I Visit Daily (or pretty close)

Four Places I’d Rather Be

Four Bloggers I am Tagging

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A blogger I’m not tagging (as that would break the meme) but would love to know her answers:

  • http://allanjenkins.typepad.com/ Allan Jenkins

    Oh, Hopkins! Tuna casserole? Sorry, tuna casserole is the sacred province of a) the American midwest, b) the part of Victoria, Australia roughly encompassing Hamilton, Ballarat, and Bacchus Marsh (I know this personally) and c) funerals.

    It’s in this last incarnation that tuna casserole is particulary offensive because, as the afternoon wears on, one cannot help be reminded of the guest of honor.

    I had to say that. You still have the Futon. But I want first dibs on seats in the Florentine trattoria when your book booms.

  • http://allanjenkins.typepad.com Allan Jenkins

    Oh, Hopkins! Tuna casserole? Sorry, tuna casserole is the sacred province of a) the American midwest, b) the part of Victoria, Australia roughly encompassing Hamilton, Ballarat, and Bacchus Marsh (I know this personally) and c) funerals.

    It’s in this last incarnation that tuna casserole is particulary offensive because, as the afternoon wears on, one cannot help be reminded of the guest of honor.

    I had to say that. You still have the Futon. But I want first dibs on seats in the Florentine trattoria when your book booms.

  • Lee

    Ha ha ha! As always, mate, you make me laugh out loud (the other inmates here at the Podcast Asylum are worried about that). I don’t know if you got the original feed or the updated feed with all the different guests I would have around the table, but I would place you up the near head of it! And what a noisy, rowdy, opinionated bunch we would be! :-)

  • Lee

    Ha ha ha! As always, mate, you make me laugh out loud (the other inmates here at the Podcast Asylum are worried about that). I don’t know if you got the original feed or the updated feed with all the different guests I would have around the table, but I would place you up the near head of it! And what a noisy, rowdy, opinionated bunch we would be! :-)

  • http://ben.hamilton.id.au/ Ben Hamilton

    Tagged I shall be and tag I will. You’ll find my four things here.

  • http://ben.hamilton.id.au/ Ben Hamilton

    Tagged I shall be and tag I will. You’ll find my four things here.

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  • http://www.spaceabovethecouch.com/ jpohl

    And how did you know Florence was on my list of four places? It’s sounds wonderful. I’d have to think about most of this questions my brain being currently scrambled with pregnancy, but Chaplin is probably on my list of top four movies.(-:

  • http://www.spaceabovethecouch.com jpohl

    And how did you know Florence was on my list of four places? It’s sounds wonderful. I’d have to think about most of this questions my brain being currently scrambled with pregnancy, but Chaplin is probably on my list of top four movies.(-:

  • http://leehopkins.net/ Lee

    Ahhh, but Jen — I deliberately left your sister off the list of travelling/dining companions. For I fear that if both you AND your sister were at the same table conversation by the menfolk would cease as jaws hit the floor, testosterone fighting testosterone for the best seats, etc. Besides, how could anyone look at your sister now without thinking of her blue underwear? (a la the portrait of Dorian Gray) {smile}

    I understand the brain being scrambled by pregnancy — my brain is permanantly scrambled so have no fear that you would have no-one to converse with at the trattoria!

  • http://leehopkins.net Lee

    Ahhh, but Jen — I deliberately left your sister off the list of travelling/dining companions. For I fear that if both you AND your sister were at the same table conversation by the menfolk would cease as jaws hit the floor, testosterone fighting testosterone for the best seats, etc. Besides, how could anyone look at your sister now without thinking of her blue underwear? (a la the portrait of Dorian Gray) {smile}

    I understand the brain being scrambled by pregnancy — my brain is permanantly scrambled so have no fear that you would have no-one to converse with at the trattoria!

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  • http://www.where2now.net/ Jill

    Hi Lee,

    Have you been at the Hamilton Historical Centre recently? Your name has been given to me re: my family tree research. Contact me via my website.

    Regards

    Jill

  • http://www.where2now.net Jill

    Hi Lee,

    Have you been at the Hamilton Historical Centre recently? Your name has been given to me re: my family tree research. Contact me via my website.

    Regards

    Jill

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