Resistance Is Futile

I broke down and did the “four things” meme…

A. Four Jobs You’ve Had:
1. Meat Wrapper at a Commissary
2. Lab Tech dissecting caterpillars and counting parasites in them
3. Elementary Special Ed. Teacher
4. Children’s Bookstore Worker

B. Four Movies You Could Watch Over and Over Again:
1. Moulin Rouge
2. The Life of Brian
3. William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet
4. Fight Club

C. Four Cities You’ve Lived In:
1. Kailua, Hawaii
2. Stuttgart, Germany
3. College Park, Maryland
4. Bethesda, Maryland

D. Four Shows You Love to Watch:
1. Veronica Mars
2. Gilmore Girls
3. Bones
4. Firefly

E. Four Places You’ve Seen on Vacation:
1. Assateague Island, Maryland
2. Paris, France
3. New York City
4. Los Angeles, California

F. Four Websites You Visit Daily
1. MyFamily.com
2. Livejournal.com
3. Televisionwithoutpity.com
4. Americablog.com

G. Four of Your All-Time Favorite Restaurants
1. Meskerem
2. Delhi Dhaba
3. Matuba
4. Pines of Rome

H. Four of Your Favorite Foods
1. Mocha
2. Bread
3. Apples
4. Pizza

I. Four Things You Find Yourself Saying Often:
1. Don’t have any fun
2. Don’t learn anything
3. Yes, but I like you anyway
4. I don’t ALWAYS do anything, except breathe

Mass Friend-ing

Today I friended anyone who’s written something that interested me. Friend me back, don’t friend me back, tell me to de-friend you, ignore me and hope I think you died, write me a comment and say “hi”: it’s all fine with me. I’m just excited I’ll have a whole page of interesting reads to look at each morning cause you guys are pretty entertaining.

March 2006: In Brief

“Rabbit, Rabbit” Details: I tried the “Trixie Belden” approach and made a wish the night before. It worked too. I wished to faithfully do my new home MFA writer’s program and I did.

Movies Seen:
Mr. and Mrs. Smith
Brokeback Mountain
(This movie stayed with me for weeks. Really liked it.)
Elf (Exactly the kind of silly humor I like.)

Books Read:
The Bartimaeus Trilogy, Book 3: Ptolemy’s Gate by Jonathan Stroud (Good book. I love it when the third book in a series is as good or better than the other ones.)

TV I Enjoyed:
Veronica Mars
Bones
(my new addiction)
The Daily Show
The Colbert Report
My Name is Earl
Firefly
(watched a couple episodes in French this time)

Music I Listened To:
Same old CDs. I need to get some new music. Any suggestions?

Fun Things I Did:
Watched the Academy Awards and bet with my Aunt about who would win. (We tied.)
Went to a Novel Writing Workshop held by my local SCBWI chapter

Sub Jobs:
Big Sub Job Experiment– I subbed for the same second grade class for 5 days and then subbed for a first grade class the next day. Good experience. I learned I still enjoy teaching but it’s a way more extroverted job than I’m up too. Six hours of interacting with some 25 plus people tires me to the bone. Once a week subbing with four days at home writing? More my speed.

Misc. Other Stuff:
Finished the second draft of my middle grade novel. Yay!
Dance class is finally back. Another yay!