The Exception tagged me to respond to a "4×4" meme. Perfect for a Sunday night — how could I say no?
(Funny coincidence that I did a rather sarcastic "5×5" right about this time last year, too. Maybe they lop off a number each time you get closer to being old?!)
Four places I go over and over again:
The kids’ daycare center
The grocery store (with a gas station and a dry cleaner as a bonus!)
Four people who mail me regularly:
By snail mail: that would be my darling FlyBoy, who has sent me quite a few sweet and/or very funny notes and cards since we started dating. I also receive once a month these very unsentimental notes from some guy named Chase — or was it Morgan? Oh, right. It’s J.P. Morgan Chase! He seems to think I owe him money for my house or something…
By email, it would be FlyBoy and my sister.
Four of my favorite places to eat, (apart from home):
God knows I like to eat, but "favorites" are hard for me — I like so many different kinds of cuisines and dining experiences — and appreciate those differences from place to place. That said, these were the first to come to mind…
My parents’ house — my mom is a great cook!
Cliffords — in a small town in a small house in the middle of nowhere. Seriously, it only has 8-10 tables. Wonderful food and service!
On the lawn in front of the Eiffel Tower. This is one of my memories from when I backpacked in Europe for 6 weeks right after graduating from college. My friends and I had brie and baguettes, probably some cheap wine and chocolate, too, right by the Eiffel Tower that summer. I just remember it being the perfect kind of picnic.
The Cranberry Creamery — best. darn. ice cream. EVER.
Four places I’d rather be now:
Back in San Diego or on a Carribean beach.
Partying somewhere (inside) with crazy Steeler fans after their first (but hopefully not last) playoff win.
No, really, I’d rather be upstairs in bed. And it would be a Friday, not a Sunday, night!
Four favorite TV shows:
Despite what I wrote in my last post, I don’t watch much TV except for:
Just about anything on HGTV — I still dream I can do this stuff. Fool, fool, fool….
What Not To Wear — It’s great to root for the underdog (but not her underwear) while picking up a few tips for yourself — and yet you can still feel surprisingly good about the sweatshirt and jeans or flannel PJs you’re wearing while watching the show.
(Little known fact: I’m also rather entertained by The Girls Next Door. And, to follow along with The Exception’s flashback to the 80’s, I was rather enchanted back in the day with Moonlighting!)
Four movies I would watch over and over again:
The Shawshank Redemption — again, not big on "favorites" but if I had any, this would be at the top of the list!
A Christmas Story
The Princess Bride
Raiders of The Lost Ark…maybe? (possible alternate: Star Wars — did I mention I used to have a thing for Harry?)
Four people I would like to tag:
You know who you are.