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

13 Comments:

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.
Coincidence...Probably..

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.

Deb

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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