Jun 122007
 

I’m always so happy when I get tagged for something. I suppose this has to do with not being tagged very often. Chani just wrote about the problem that tagging people for memes always leaves someone out. I’m undecided about this. I think you can try all you might but there will always be somebody who feels left out. I know that there are many bloggers out there more popular than me. Of course, bloggers who are read and loved by many do get tagged more often. I don’t think that takes anything away from me. In fact I’m really happy to have a circle of readers who come back. Even though I’m posting infrequently. And if you like a meme, well, do what I usually do – steal it. Though there has been talk that one can go blind when tagging oneself, I doubt it very much. (And I wanted to link to that but it seems to have been at an incarnation of sober briquette’s blog that’s lost to the world. I appreciate it very much that she has named her new archives “I shall not delete” in this new blog-incarnation. I had pondered to backup for her.) At least I’m only extremely short-sighted. (And Chani’s eyesight has been improving lately.)

So, enough for the mangled introduction in which I make fun of my friends. (Sorry, De.). The lovely and extremely flexible (she’s a yoga teacher, what did you think?) Liv of “madness, madness I say!”has tagged me for the four things meme. Off we go:

Four Jobs I’ve Had
1) I worked in a bakery. I was selling bread and buns and cake.
2) I worked in a company that prints labels. I was the one entering all the data into the computer. By hand. I’m really fast at typing numbers.
3) For one year I worked as an assistant at the institute of music education at Munich university. I pretended to work on an encyclopedia of music educators while writing my dissertation.
4) I was a music teacher teaching grades 7 to 12 at a school with mostly disabled students.

Four Movies I Can Watch Over & Over
1) L.A. Story
2) Jumping Jack Flash
3) The Fifth Element
4) all Star Trek Movies with Data

Four Places I’ve Lived
1) Bielefeld
2) Bünde
3) München
4) the place near Munich where I live now. Its name starts with G.

Four Places I’ve Vacationed
(only four?)
1) Ubatuba, Brasil
2) Madeira
3) Tuscany, Italy
4) Germany, all over the place

Four of My Favorite Dishes
1) Green Beans Stew (Grüne-Bohnen-Eintopf) Though I have to say my stew doesn’t look like the one in the picture at all.
2) Garlic Lime Chicken (there is the recipe when you scroll down a little, it’s in English) with broccoli and rice
3) Spaghetti Bolognese cooked by my husband
4) Chicken saté

Four Sites I Visit Daily
You know I have a really long blogroll over there, and there are other blogs that I read too. I won’t pick one over the other though. So, here’s my list:
1) statcounter
2) bloglines
3) psychedelic zen guitar (Well, I’m the tech person for this site… Also, very good music. And pretty pictures.)
4.) Script Frenzy so I can enter my word count (8,524 so far).

Four Places I Would Rather Be Right Now
Do I really have to be somewhere else? I’m quite content here in my home in my room with the prospect of a little guitar playing and maybe an episode of “Buffy” while knitting in the future. And then bed… So, if I must:
1.) At the Osteria Italiana in Munich. I may well have eaten the best food in my life there.
2.) At a workshop about tarot cards.
3.) A singing workshop with Bobby McFerrin and Voicestra
4.) At Blogher-Conference

You know, there are a million beautiful places in the world, but the best view doesn’t help if I’m bored, or sick or if my spirit has left. Being at the beach and soaking in the sun is nice for about a day or two. While there are a few cities I’d like to visit sometimes, like Paris or San Francisco, I can as well go out of the house, walk for about five minutes and be on the fields and among the trees. It’s very beautiful there. I could take a train for half an hour and have five beautiful lakes to choose from. Or I could take another train for about ninety minutes and climb the Alps. Or take the first train back for about half an hour again and be in one of the biggest and most beautiful cities in Germany.

So, now for the tagging. First, I don’t want to exclude anybody. Consider yourself tagged. Also, since I am a little behind with the blog reading I don’t really know who has done this or not. But I’d really like to hear De‘s answers to this. When she can spare the time. The last I heard she was buying paint too. And crazymumma’s answers. And now I’d like to go and watch my DVD. Oh, and if you don’t have a blog and want to answer these questions? Do it in the comments. I love comments. Or send me an e-mail.

  28 Responses to “Four things meme”

  1. Oh my gawd you tagged me! I am notorious for not getting stuff like this done, but after reading you will watch any Star Trek movie with Data I feel bound by a tie deeper than blood 😉

    My love for Star Trek is based more in the tv series with Jean Luc than the movies…but it is Star Trek nonetheless….

    I’ll do it as soon as I can

  2. Oh my gawd you tagged me! I am notorious for not getting stuff like this done, but after reading you will watch any Star Trek movie with Data I feel bound by a tie deeper than blood 😉

    My love for Star Trek is based more in the tv series with Jean Luc than the movies…but it is Star Trek nonetheless….

    I’ll do it as soon as I can

  3. Actually, I was tagged last week by QT and I was planning to get it done tonight, but I’m having some sort of problem with my RSS reader, so I was checking blogs…

    That place in Brazil looks AMAZING.

  4. Actually, I was tagged last week by QT and I was planning to get it done tonight, but I’m having some sort of problem with my RSS reader, so I was checking blogs…

    That place in Brazil looks AMAZING.

  5. it has been done. thanks, I had fun….

  6. it has been done. thanks, I had fun….

  7. I love L.A. Story. Just because most of the jokes are pretty close to reality.

    I want to hear more about your travels…

  8. I love L.A. Story. Just because most of the jokes are pretty close to reality.

    I want to hear more about your travels…

  9. I love LA story in fact I love most of Steve Martin’s movies… I really like it when he is skating through the museum.

  10. I love LA story in fact I love most of Steve Martin’s movies… I really like it when he is skating through the museum.

  11. I missed a couple of mails. It was great catching up.

    “I can as well go out of the house, walk for about five minutes and be on the fields and among the trees. It’s very beautiful there. I could take a train for half an hour and have five beautiful lakes to choose from. Or I could take another train for about ninety minutes and climb the Alps.”

    Sigh – envy.

  12. I missed a couple of mails. It was great catching up.

    “I can as well go out of the house, walk for about five minutes and be on the fields and among the trees. It’s very beautiful there. I could take a train for half an hour and have five beautiful lakes to choose from. Or I could take another train for about ninety minutes and climb the Alps.”

    Sigh – envy.

  13. Wow, already my two tag-ees have posted there 4 things memes. That was fast.

    Crazymumma, I really love the next generation star trek series too, but DS9 remains my favorite because of elaborate story-arks.

    Sober, that place in Brazil really tickled your wanderlust, didn’t it? Well, it is full of beautiful beaches.

    Creative-type dad, I wouldn’t know. I have never been to L.A. (or left Europe apart from that one trip to Brazil). But I’m thinking about writing about that. (That’ll be blog topic no. 175 behind my current list.

    Sofia, I loved that too, and I find that each time I want to point out one of the particularly funny scenes, I don’t know which one to choose.

    Hel, before you turn all green with envy I have to tell you that next to the fields there is a big highway and right before our front door is one of the main roads through this town. But like Brazil it is very beautiful if you close your ears.

  14. Wow, already my two tag-ees have posted there 4 things memes. That was fast.

    Crazymumma, I really love the next generation star trek series too, but DS9 remains my favorite because of elaborate story-arks.

    Sober, that place in Brazil really tickled your wanderlust, didn’t it? Well, it is full of beautiful beaches.

    Creative-type dad, I wouldn’t know. I have never been to L.A. (or left Europe apart from that one trip to Brazil). But I’m thinking about writing about that. (That’ll be blog topic no. 175 behind my current list.

    Sofia, I loved that too, and I find that each time I want to point out one of the particularly funny scenes, I don’t know which one to choose.

    Hel, before you turn all green with envy I have to tell you that next to the fields there is a big highway and right before our front door is one of the main roads through this town. But like Brazil it is very beautiful if you close your ears.

  15. Hmmm…I often don’t tag people for memes since I kind of feel like I’m sending them a chain letter that they feel obligated to pass on to 7 friends and so forth. Like an elaborate pyramid scheme of blogging guilt….

    I like this meme, you find out so many juicy tidbits about someone. Really? Data?

  16. Hmmm…I often don’t tag people for memes since I kind of feel like I’m sending them a chain letter that they feel obligated to pass on to 7 friends and so forth. Like an elaborate pyramid scheme of blogging guilt….

    I like this meme, you find out so many juicy tidbits about someone. Really? Data?

  17. i never got into star trek. and i’ve never been to europe.

    you should adopt me and show me the ways. plus, i’d get all that guitar music to boot.

  18. i never got into star trek. and i’ve never been to europe.

    you should adopt me and show me the ways. plus, i’d get all that guitar music to boot.

  19. For some reason, I liked this meme in particularly. It’s not too much or too little.

    I’ll just stick with my “everyone steal this meme”. 🙂 In fact, every time I do one, I’ll title it that way.

    You know, kind of like Abbie Hoffman. -lol-

    Peace,

    ~Chani

  20. For some reason, I liked this meme in particularly. It’s not too much or too little.

    I’ll just stick with my “everyone steal this meme”. 🙂 In fact, every time I do one, I’ll title it that way.

    You know, kind of like Abbie Hoffman. -lol-

    Peace,

    ~Chani

  21. I know what you mean about tagging… Are you leaving somebody out? Are you feeling left out? Should I just leave it ‘open’?

    I keep forgetting you’re near Munich… I have some good friends that live there, and I’ll be there for a wedding next spring. You’ll have to let me know where the good places for wee ones are… 🙂

  22. I know what you mean about tagging… Are you leaving somebody out? Are you feeling left out? Should I just leave it ‘open’?

    I keep forgetting you’re near Munich… I have some good friends that live there, and I’ll be there for a wedding next spring. You’ll have to let me know where the good places for wee ones are… 🙂

  23. love it. thanks for playing, and sorry i’ve been consumed with fledgling love life and too lazy to pop in sooner and see the answers. i too am jealous—the alps almost at your back door!

  24. love it. thanks for playing, and sorry i’ve been consumed with fledgling love life and too lazy to pop in sooner and see the answers. i too am jealous—the alps almost at your back door!

  25. I dunno. I think sometimes the bigger bloggers get tagged LESS than others – possibly because a lot of them never do memes. The best way to get tagged a lot is to have a kind of inner circle of readers.

  26. I dunno. I think sometimes the bigger bloggers get tagged LESS than others – possibly because a lot of them never do memes. The best way to get tagged a lot is to have a kind of inner circle of readers.

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