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23 November 2006 @ 10:18 pm
Happy Thanksgiving and a random meme...  
First, Happy Thanksgiving to my American friends! Hope you enjoyed a warm and reflective time with your friends and or family today.

Now, a random meme I stole from witchofthedogs:

Things you may not have known about me....

a) Four jobs I have had in my life:
- Yard slave for my Dad
- Door-to-door canvasser for grass-roots political org (4 painful months)
- Radio announcer
- Software engineer

b) Four movies I could/would watch over and over:
- To Kill A Mockingbird
- Beetlejuice
- Sense And Sensibility
- Say Anything

c) Three places I have lived:
- Portland, Oregon
- Peoria, Illinois
- Sacramento, California

d) Five TV shows I love to watch:
- Supernatural (duh)
- Prison Break (double-duh)
- House, M.D.
- Law & Order (mainly SUV now)
- Bones
- *cough* The list of shows I loved that are now deeeeaaaad is endless. :0

e) Eight places I have been on vacation:
- Morocco
- Italy
- Spain
- France
- Wales
- Scotland
- England
- Mexico

f) One web site I visit daily

g) Three of my favourite foods:
- Chocolate
- Ice cream (which is _never_ in the house, because I have Achilles' Heel-like issues with it)
- Nachos with all the stuff

h) One place I would rather be right now:
- Portland, all things being equal

Now, here's what to do... and please don't spoil the fun.
Copy and paste, delete my answers and type in your answers. Then re-post it!!! The theory is that you will learn a lot of little known facts about those who know you.
aeroport_artaeroport_art on November 24th, 2006 07:07 am (UTC)
Sacramento, huh? I'm in my last year at UC Davis. Dull little area, isn't it =__=.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Venushalfshellvenus on November 24th, 2006 08:18 am (UTC)
I didn't know you were at Davis-- or even in the States right now. Davis is a nice little college town (so I hear), but if you're from London I imagine that it's very... ZZzzzzzz.

And the summertime here vs. Great Britain is frightening. Heck, Sacramento vs. Portland or Eugene is frightening. I tease new residents that this is the only place where they'll find themselves getting cabin fever in the summertime-- thanks to those 10-day blocks of 105+ heat where you're afraid to leave anyplace air-conditioned and actually go outside. :0
aeroport_artaeroport_art on November 24th, 2006 09:25 am (UTC)
Oh, you're actually living in Sac right now? When did you move to the States?

Wow if you are, we're really close together @_@;; RL meets fandom... craziness. If you are from Sac I'll have to bother you about good places to eat in my next comment, hahaha.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Venushalfshellvenus on November 24th, 2006 10:22 pm (UTC)
It's confusion all around! I've always lived in the States, but I assumed that you were from a British-speaking country because your username is "aeroport_art", and Americans say "airport." But it didn't occur to me that there are lots of places that speak British English.

I've been in Sacramento 19 years now :0 I made it back to the West Coast from Illinois, but I met my husband here and never made it back to Oregon the way I had hoped.

My good eateries have come and gone over time. Now they're things like "On the Border," which I think is a chain (we go to the South Natomas one). The marinades on their meats are to die for, but you should order unsalted chips because the food is so salty that 4 hours later you'll be trying to chuck 1/2 gallon of liquid. Seriously. :0

I used to order "Evil Jungle" at Chinois' East/West, and they have another related restaurant now at Fair Oaks Blvd. But sometimes they make it the wrong way, i.e., they make yellow curry instead of sweet, red curry. Have to insist on the other version. ;)

Where are you originally from, Li?
aeroport_art: rabuaeroport_art on November 25th, 2006 01:28 am (UTC)
Wow, this meme certainly did it's job!

For "aeroport" I was actually referring to the French spelling of the word :D I took French for ages, I think it's a beautiful sounding language and thus appropriated it for my own dorky reasons. Hee.

I was born in Alabama but grew up in Saratoga, though I'm living in Cupertino now. Ever hung around the South Bay? I've been at Davis for a few years now, I've never head of the places you mentioned :O I guess I haven't been doing enough Sacramento scouting, lol. All I know is that I really like La Boheme Trattoria... yum, Czech food.

Btw if you ever get the chance, you *must* go to Cafe Flood on 16th and P, across from Starbucks. It is hands down the best espresso I have ever had, and I *love* espresso drinks so I've been around the block (lol). Unfortunately with all the competition the place hasn't been doing well so they reduced their hours to just 6AM - noon for the breakfast crowd, so I can never find the time to go anymore. If it's ever convenient, check it out so I can live vicariously through you!! And if you see a girl named Miriam, that would be my roommate. Small world @_@
When it is darkest, men see the stars.witchofthedogs on November 24th, 2006 11:55 am (UTC)
I loved, loved, loved Portland.

Porland, Oregon and Portland, Maine are two of my favorite places in the world.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Venushalfshellvenus on November 24th, 2006 10:23 pm (UTC)
I have been through the Maine version only once, and I was probably in 5th grade so I don't remember much (lobsters were involved, of course). :)

But I adore Portland Oregon, and hated leaving there after only 5 years. Two of my sisters live there, and I so love that city. *sigh*
mercurybard on November 24th, 2006 05:31 pm (UTC)
Wow...all your vacation places are exotic and not-American. :D
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Venushalfshellvenus on November 24th, 2006 10:27 pm (UTC)

I've been to other places in America, though many times it's been Utah, where my Dad's family lives. ;) Lots of driving vacations through places more than TO them (so many American dads are like this). :)

The European ones you can visit in arcs. I forgot to mention Greece up there! All the other European countries were visited in one of two arcs through Europe, including the unmentioned Switzerland, Austria, and The Netherlands. :)

Love your sneaky-evil icon. ;)
mercurybard on November 25th, 2006 02:51 am (UTC)
Lots of driving vacations through places more than TO them (so many American dads are like this)
My family never flies. Ever. My dad can pull all-nighter drives across the country and so can I apparently.

It's just the only time I've ever left the continental United States, it was to drive thru Canada to get to Maine.

Love your sneaky-evil icon. ;)
schmiss made it.
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The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Genhalfshellvenus on November 24th, 2006 10:30 pm (UTC)
Radio announcer was glamorous, but day-to-day could get dulllll at times. Especially my last job, with my evil manager.

Your three fave foods are snacks/deserts! A holdover
from childhood?

Sadly, no. Just... ISSUES! I'm a sugar fiend (it's part of having low blood-sugar problems, unfortunately-- sugar is very much like a drug for me). And nachos, well-- they didn't have those when I was a kid! But now... Rrrrrowr.

Other than chocolate, I rarely eat foods I really like, mainly for calorie reasons. Isn't that sad?

Count Chokula.... I remember it well. And Frankenberry. :D My sister (always the contrarian) had to have Booberry, where the fake blueberry flavoring always tasted like pure chemicals. Bleh!
alienmom: went-smirk-handalienmom on November 27th, 2006 01:42 pm (UTC)
Ice cream (which is _never_ in the house, because I have Achilles' Heel-like issues with it)

i feel your pain! '-}
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Venushalfshellvenus on November 27th, 2006 06:46 pm (UTC)
:D If only I could get rid of the other stuff that's in the house now that the kids are older! Chocolate Lucky Charms-- die, die, die. Chocolate Chips. Chocolate Chip cookie mixes. Random kid candy. Ritz crackers (!). Whipped cream in a can (!). Grrrrrrrrr. :0
alienmomalienmom on November 28th, 2006 12:03 am (UTC)
yeah, blame it on the poor innocent children!! you junk food whore!! LOL

since i bake all my goodies from scratch (cookie mix, what's that??), so when i crave cookies, i think about all the work involved...all that measuring, mixing with a wooden spoon, the baking, all the cleaning up after...meh, i'm too lazy and skip it. until the hubbs comes home and desert. o_O so i blame him ! '-}