Thursday, January 05, 2006

Tagged For a Meme....

A meme from the Frog Princess:

Four jobs I've had in my past:
* Girl Scout cookie salesgirl
* Fry cook at McDonald's
* Filing assistant at a funeral home
* Movie theatre usher

Four things I want to do before 2006 is over
* make it to the annual springtime horse race/Jack Russell Terrier steeple chase
* Travel somewhere I haven't been before
* Prove my Magic 8 ball wrong
* Start reading Remembrance of Things Past

Four things I say a lot
* Do you want to play Scrabble?
* Haven't they ever heard of looking at the query plan first?
* The developer wants to do what?
* We need to differentiate between batch and OLTP

Four things I don't trust:
* People who have never coded in anything but COBOL and insist on using cursors rather than set-based operations at all times, even when I tell them not to
* Lima beans
* Protestant fundamentalists
* Homophobes

Four things I do trust:
* my family
* my friends
* a good book
* a good developer

Four people from history I'd like to meet:
* Charlie Chaplin
* Susan B. Anthony
* Teddy Roosevelt
* Frederick Douglass

Four best movies (I saw in) 2005:
* The Circus
* Fitzcarraldo
* The King of Masks
* Master of the Flying Guillotine

Four best books I read in 2005:
* Labyrinths by Luis Borges
* The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana (an illustrated novel) by Umberto Eco
* Memoirs Found in a Bathtub by Stanislaw Lem
* Battle Royale by Koushun Takami


Anonymous Professor Twain said...

You are fascinating.

You inspired me to create my own version, I'll post it on MySpace but in case you miss it:

Four jobs I've had in my past:
* Soda jerk and short order cook
* Rug cleaner and delivery man
* Director of a “free school”
* Maximum security prison intern

Four things I want to do before 2006 is over:
* Travel to Ireland with my family
* Go one more generation back in my genealogy
* Help my youngest son pick the right college
* Get rid of some of my extra work obligations

Four things I say a lot:
* Business before pleasure
* Good effort, now let’s see another draft
* I’ll get you that tomorrow, I’ll be working at home
* Time for bed, Sweet Pea

Four things I don't trust:
* Big business
* Republicans
* Democrats
* Organized religion

Four things I do trust:
* my wife and kids
* the value of hard work
* the scientific method
* the Golden Rule

Four people from history I'd like to meet:
* Harry Truman
* Mark Twain
* My great great grandfather Thomas
* Winston Churchill

Four best movies (I saw in) 2005:
* Hawaii
* Love Stinks
* Murderball
* One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

Four best books I read in 2005:
* The Cigar Roller by Pablo Medina
* Mirror to America by John Hope Franklin
* The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown
* A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole

12:50 AM  
Blogger L said...

My Dear Professor:
1. Ireland is wonderful! I loved it
2. I heartily agree with you on your "don't trust" items
3. I should have said "the scientific method" also :)
4. Would you like more book recommendations? heh heh

2:32 PM  
Blogger glomgold said...

You know I bought King of Masks a couple years ago but I've yet to watch it! I hear it's very good.

11:58 PM  
Blogger L said...

glomgold: it was very very good!

9:49 PM  
Anonymous happy and blue said...

Wow. We could be soul mates. Except for your answers being completely different from mine.
I did eat at a Mcdonalds once though. And was shushed by a movie theatre usher.

9:49 PM  
Anonymous Lisa said...

I'd also like to meet Charlie Chaplin. :)

9:50 PM  
Anonymous Deb said...

L - I am hear with my man, reading your post...he said to tell you not trusting those who only code on COBOL is a cheap shot!

Have a good weekend.


9:50 PM  
Blogger L said...

Happy&Blue: yes, I always felt we were Soulmates, all along.

Lisa: I've always been addicted to his movies -- he's just wonderful

Debbie: Please note that I have adjusted it slightly :)

9:50 PM  
Anonymous Deb said...

Hee, hee, I like the adjustment. But you must not trust my boss or the other supervisor in my group, as they insist on using cursors all the time!

See ya!

9:50 PM  
Anonymous Lisa said...

He was so handsome when he was younger too, though always a bit tiny.

9:50 PM  
Blogger L said...

Deb: someone should tell them to stop. Any DBA will tell you that!

Lisa: yes he was, wasn't he?

9:51 PM  
Anonymous joe positive said...

I don't trust the same things that you don't trust.

9:51 PM  
Blogger L said...

and that's why I like you ;)

9:51 PM  

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