Four Things

Kim Pallister tagged me with a blog meme virus. I haven’t seen one of these before, but it’s basically the same as an email chain letter. Curious, I traced it back to its source.
Here is Kim’s “Four things” post.
Kim wasn’t tagged, but was inspired by Jason Kottke’s post.
Tracing it back is entertaining and I found all sorts of blogs I knew nothing about, all of which I’m sure exist in their own subcultures with intertwined connections that all tie together similarly to friendster or linkedin or myspace. This blog meme virus goes back some 30 steps. I won’t bore you with the details, but here is the originator of this chain, who we can all blame. It’s not clear if she was the original, original creator, however, I’ll bet that she feels good about starting this blog meme virus. Her feeling-goodness will doubtless spread to other bloggers, who will also attempt to start blog meme viruses, thus beginning a meta blog-meme-virus-spreading meme virus. Yikes.
I’m not going to continue this virus, and I don’t feel bad about it. I pulled out some of my college math skills and it appears that it should have covered everyone in the entire world on about its 16th or 17th replication. (It’s a 4^n summation.) Since this virus is on its 30th replication, either some people are opting out, or they’re getting hit multiple times. I’ll follow the example of those who are dropping out. šŸ™‚ It would be interesting to calculate a theoretical drop-out rate by researching the number of blogs in existence, and using that as an approximate maximum number of posts, but I’ll refrain for now.
Instead I’ll just post some quick answers myself. šŸ™‚
Four jobs I’ve had:
Raspberry picker
Telephone book delivery person
Concession stand operator
Dance band sax player
Four (five, there should be more really) movies I can watch over and over:
‘Round Midnight
Run Lola Run
Dancer in the Dark
The Journey
Four places I’ve lived:
San Jose, California USA
Seattle, Washington USA
Chapel Hill, North Carolina USA
San Francisco, California USA
Four TV series I’ve enjoyed:
Battlestar Galactica, new series
Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations
K Street
Thirty Days
Four places I’ve vacationed:
Outer Banks, North Carolina USA
Nintendo “Pueo” House, near Waikoloa Beach Resort, Hawaii USA
Gion Hatanaka Ryokan, Kyoto Japan
Jumeirah Beach, Dubai United Arab Emirates
Four of my favorite dishes:
Tom me (Prawns in Tamarind Sauce), Temple Club restaurant, Saigon Vietnam
Saag paneer and chicken seekh kebab from my local Naan ‘n Curry, San Francisco California USA
Tofu with peanut sauce over spinach, usually in my kitchen
Fresh sushi (don’t forget the uni) or dim sum with a friend, anywhere
Four web sites I visit daily:
Next Generation
New Scientist
I left out all the blogs šŸ™‚
Four web sites I think people should know about:
Chowhound – Find something delicious
OpenTable – Book a restaurant reservation
Yelp – What’s going on in your city?
AlterNet – Liberal voices all in one place
Four places I’d like to be right now
At home, with a cup of coffee (wait, that’s where I am now, that doesn’t count)
At the incense pot in Asakusa Kennon Temple, Tokyo Japan
On top of Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia
Looking out at Puget Sound and watching the ferries come in near Pike Place Market, Seattle Washington USA, with a crumpet with nutella from The Crumpet Shop in one hand, and a tall americano from the original Starbucks in the other.
On a plane, going on vacation to somewhere new