Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Every once in a while a blog post writes itself.

Even while the actual event was occurring, despite the fact that it really should have occupied 100% of my attention to preserve both my safety and my sanity, part of my brain was saying, "BEST BLOG POST EVER!!!". I did, if I may say so myself, a remarkable job of committing this event to memory. I think you'll agree. And you'll certainly appreciate the pithy turns of phrase that pepper the retelling while also providing the appropriately condescending editorialization.

Before I began the dump from brain to Blogger, however, I treated myself to a quick jaunt through my blogging bookmarks, and what did I find? I found that Velvet Sacks had stumbled across a meme! And she tagged me*!

So, rather than write the BEST BLOG POST EVER, I'll respond to this meme request. Perhaps some other day, if the spirit moves me, I'll tell the story I was going to tell today. Maybe not. Regardless, these memes are both important and fascinating.

Four jobs I have had in my life:

1. Burger flipper and fried chicken sandwich burner at Wendy's (I burned every single chicken sandwich all summer, not on purpose)
2. Photo developer and cashier at one-hour photo shop (my favorite job of all time)
3. Office temp worker
4. Computer programmer guy

Four movies I would watch over and over:

1. Toy Story
2. Pulp Fiction
3. The Princess Bride
4. Office Space

Four places I have lived:

1. Elizabeth, New Jersey
2. Walnut Creek, California
3. Some place in Thailand I don't recall because I was 3
4. San Francisco, California

Four TV shows I love to watch:

1. Deadwood
2. The Daily Show
3. The Colbert Report
4. Rescue Me

Four places I have been on vacation:

1. Japan (best vacation I ever took without having sex)
2. Sydney, Australia
3. Guatemala and Costa Rica
4. Hawaii (my all around favorite destination)

Four websites I look at daily:

(I'll go with my top three blogs)

1. Defective Yeti
2. Izzle Pfaff
3. Waiter Rant

Four of my favorite foods

1. Chocolate cake
2. Chocolate ice cream
3. Chocolate
4. Steak

Four Friends that have been tagged that I think will respond:

No way! The last time I did this, someone took me off their list of links. If you want to respond to this meme, I hereby empower you! Go be powerful!

Anyway, that's all I've got for today! Heck, that meme was so fun, I can't even remember what I was thinking before I started it. Thanks, Velvet Sacks!

(*Update: As it turns out, ha ha, Velvet Sacks did not actually tag me for this meme. My bad.)


Velvet Sacks said...

Umm...oh, my, this is so embarrassing, but Mike? (I'm whispering now: Mike, I wish you'd read more carefully because I didn't actually TAG you.) You've been blogging for so long that I assumed you'd be sick to death of memes, so I PURPOSELY tagged only other relatively new bloggers. I did LINK to you on my list of Four Websites I Look at Daily, but hey, no responsibility came with that. Except for you to keep writing the "BEST BLOG POSTS EVER" so my new friends will think I have good taste.

So now we know. You can't read worth a crap, but you're a good writer and a really good sport.

Mike said...

VS, oh, man, that IS embarrassing. The honorable thing for you to do is to change your blog post, correcting your mistake.

Velvet Sacks said...

Thank you so much for the blogging etiquette tip. Like I said, I'm new at this. It's all fixed now.

Leesa said...

I worked at a Wendy's for two days. About all I could take.
Office Space is a great movie ;)

Mike said...

VS, a belated thank you. :)

Leesa, I made it through a whole summer, but they should have fired me early on. I've held a few difficult jobs in my time, but that was the one that paid the lowest and I was the worst at (although I really did try hard!).