January 23, 2006

crap! I thought I'd dodged it!

But Nooooo! Some dang chick tag's me with the "Fours" meme. It's a good thing she's hot, or else I'd be really pissed right now. What follows is my (meager) attempt at flexing the arms (and sucking in the gut) in order to impress her:

Four Jobs That I've Had:

1. Elevator Mechanic...as you all know, this is my current profession, and so far my favorite.
2. Global Operations Analyst...This was for a large "Customer Contact Outsourcing" firm, and it involved sitting in front of big computer displays and crunching numbers...in a shirt and tie. The money was good, but I refused to "ass-kiss" my way into a position higher up the food chain. It sucked, and I'm glad I'm not there anymore.
3. Truck Driver/Warehouse Manager...The first parlayed into the second. This was at a Factory Service branch for a large consumer electronics company. It was pretty dang fun, but there wasn't any future in it, so I found another gig.
4. Fast Food Restaurant Assistant Manager...I was just a kid at the time, but I learned a lot about the corporate world and how to move in it. Perfect place for a high-schooler to cut his teeth.

Bonus-Round "The rest of the professions I've had": Sewing belt loops onto women's Levi's at a Jeans factory, Sewing Machine Mechanic, Laborer for a commercial masonry comnpany, Sunroom builder, Parts Driver/Counterman for a Honda (Automobile) Dealership, Breakdown of Locomotive/Train Car bearings for remanufacture, and Ubnderwater fire Control Technician for the US Navy. I think you can say that I've "Been Around".

Four Movies I can watch over and over again:

1. Casablanca...Bogey, Ingrid and a wonderfullky quoteable script. Can't go wrong (If you own a Ted Turner "Colerized" version, then you should be burned at the stake...until dead).
2. Mad Max...Man "Wig's Out" and goes on a killing spree to avenge his wife and son...I'm starting to tear up.
3. Blazing Saddles...I don't think I need to say anymore on that subject.
4. The Big Lebowski...somethign about the word "fuck" being used well over 200 times in the course of the film just "speaks" to me.

Four T.V. Shows I love to watch:

1. DeadWood...Great Western theme, and the proliferation of the word "cocksucker". What's not to like?
2. Penn and Teller's BullShit!...It's on Showtime. If you get a chance to, Watch it!
3. I don't watch a lot of T.V., so that's all I've got.

Four Website's I read Daily:

1. Daily?!?!? As in...365? I don't think so. Every now and again, I (actually) have a life, so there's noone that I read every day.

Four Places I've Been on Vacation:

1. Tampa, Florida...My Dad's Parent's lived there, and let me tell you that 70+ degree's at Christmastime was bliss.
2. Key West, Florida...My big brother dove into the ocean and landed on a jellyfish. You can't buy entertainment like that at any price.
3. Binghamton, New york...Pretty-much all of my family lived in that area during my formative years. I went there many times, and had to spend time with my extended fambly. Sometimes it was allright, but...
4. Everytime I've planned a vacation sin my adult life...the other fucking shoe drops. "I'm gonna drive to New Orleans" is met with the transmission falling out of the vehicle I'm to take, and the money I'd saved is used to repair the vehicle. I'm not very lucky with "my" vacations.

Four Favorite Foods:

1. Hot Wings aka. Buffalo Wings...and if you try to give me Ranch dressing with them, I'll shoot you in the face with a bazooka.
2. Southern Style Steak...whether it's deep fried with breading, or just covered with gravy, there's nothing better than "dead cow parts" prepared in a Southern way.
3. Beans and Cornbread...Emn hmnn. Just flat out, good eatin'.
4. My Grandma's Swedish Meatballs...I ain't had'em since long before she passed, but they made an impression.

Four places I’d rather be:

1. On a Yacht...One big enough to be impressive, but small enough for me to handle alone. Something with the ability to carry enough food/fuel to go for a month solid, and yet allow me to get to those secluded places that everyone wants to find.
2. I can't think of another right now.

Four People I tag (if they haven't been already):

Don't know nobody who ain't already done it.

Posted by Johnny - Oh at January 23, 2006 09:34 PM | TrackBack

I too am a fan of Deadwood, but like "strange" being used as a term for "hooker business"....

Posted by: ArmyWifeToddlerMom at January 23, 2006 10:20 PM

Probably should have typed that out as "Bidness". :^)

Posted by: Johnny - Oh at January 23, 2006 10:30 PM

Swedish Meatballs rock. Thankfully my mother makes them still using my grandmothers recipe.

Posted by: Contagion at January 24, 2006 08:54 AM

di they use the term "bidness" in Deadwood? I am not nearly "street" enough to get by with that...

Posted by: ArmyWifeToddlerMom at January 24, 2006 09:22 AM

Yeah Contagion, they certanly do. Maybe I should "axe" my Mom if she's got grandma's recipe. I could always whip up a batch if I had that.

Hey AWTM, I've seen you in a leather jacket before and I thin k that makes you "street" enough.

Posted by: Johnny - Oh at January 24, 2006 04:25 PM

I thought Road Warrior had much more re-watch potential than Mad Max, but that's just my opinion.

Posted by: Harvey at January 24, 2006 05:23 PM

Gut? What gut? And you have nice arms... heh heh heh! (I was thinking back to the incident in TN.)

Posted by: Bou at January 26, 2006 07:22 AM

Bou, That had me laughing out loud. You're too dang funny to be an engineer.

Posted by: Johnny - Oh at January 26, 2006 09:31 PM
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