Four Things Meme

Because Ericka is recovering from her cold, but I haven’t yet, I’m doing everything she’s doing today. Including this meme, even though I should probably be sleeping…

Four jobs I’ve had in my life:
1. Babysitter/mother’s helper
2. Hardware salesgirl
3. Fabric swatch cutter at Esprit
4. Permissions manager at a literary agency, a job which required that I call Maurice Sendak daily

Four movies I’ve watched more than once:
1. Manny and Lo
2. The Searchers
3. Big Night
4. Toy Story 2

Four places I have lived:
1. Tokyo
2. Oxford
3. Manhattan
4. Berkeley

Four TV shows I watch:
1. Mad Men
2. Top Chef
3. Project Runway
4. Weeds

Four places I have been:
1. The Philippines (does it count if I don’t remember?)
2. Moscow (ditto)
3. Barcelona
4. Toledo

Four people who email me regularly:
1. Libby
2. Elrena
3. My parents (one of whom has a blog)
4. Literary Mama editors seeking approvals on pieces they want to publish (and if any of you are reading this, I know I’m behind! you’re next!)

Four of my favorite foods:
1. chocolate
2. peaches
3. chard, sauteed with pine nuts and raisins (really)
4. homemade granola

Four of my favorite beverages:
1. milk
2. tea
3. water
4. red wine

Four places I’d rather be right now (at the moment, I’m sitting in the boys’ room waiting for Eli to fall asleep for his nap, so I’m not really complaining…)
1. out in the sun
2. back on the French barge with my family
3. in a bookstore
4. in bed

Four things I’m looking forward to in the next year:
1. Mama, PhD readings
2. taking the boys to my parents’ house (next week!)
3. finding a great publisher for Learning to Eat
4. watching the boys move on to 1st grade and preschool

If you read this, consider yourself tagged!


  1. Ericka says:

    If you’re REALLY doing everything I’m doing today, you’re welcome to come grade some of the papers I’m grading… and have I mentioned I’m currently addicted to Wordscraper Blitz?

    Feel better!

  2. Do you have any idea what your itinerary would be for the MamaPhD readings?

    Is Vermont too far for ya?

  3. Chris says:

    You bring the pine nuts and raisins; I’ve got the chard – rainbow chard, actually!

  4. I’m with you on the chard. I can’t believe it’s not everyone’s favorite. Unfortunately, it’s something we can get only rarely around here. I buy it whenever it shows up (no matter how out of season, I admit it) and I grew in the garden this year. Yum.

  5. Clever…tagging all who read!

    I just posted…

    ~Deesha the Dutiful