Sunday, May 1, 2011

Four things...

Four things, courtesy of Thomas, his changes in red.

Four Jobs I Have Had in My Life
  1. Seller of typewriter ribbons and office supplies on the phone - yuck
  2. Charge box office at Lincoln Center
  3. Lab assistant to a parasitologist (feed and anesthetize the really)
  4. Teaching acting to opera singers
Four Books Movies I Would Read Have Seen Over and Over Again:
  1. A Room with a View
  2. Diner
  3. Fanny and Alexander
  4. Burnt by the Sun
Four Places (other than NY) I Have Lived:
  1. Waltham, Massachusetts
  2. Chicago, Illinois
  3. Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  4. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Four Books from the Modern Library Top 100 List I Would Recommend:
  1. Angel of Repose by Wallace Stegner
  2. Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
  3. Howard's End by E. M. Forster
  4. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Four Places I Have Been that are great to visit:
  1. Skagen, Denmark
  2. Amsterdam, Holland
  3. St. Paul de Vence, France (but anywhere in Provence, really)
  4. Berlin, Germany
Four of My Favorite Foods:
  1. Olives
  2. Cheese
  3. Sushi
  4. very dark and bitter chocolate
Four of My Favorite Drinks:
  1. Red wine from Bordeaux
  2. Really great black coffee
  3. Green tea
  4. Rivella (rot)
Four Places I Would Rather Be Right Now
  1. In a garden in the Cotswolds after a hike and tea
  2. In a certain hotel room in Granada, Spain looking up from my book at the Alhambra any time I feel like it.
  3. In Engelberg, Switzerland, gazing at the mountains
  4. in a theatre

Four Things
That Are Very Special in My Life:
  1. The Ragazzo
  2. family
  3. friends
  4. that I'm getting a chance to go back to school after a whole career and do something different


Unknown said...

I second your vote for Berlin. Selling typewriter ribbons over the phone. That one really does date you. Dates me two because I can remember threading typewriter ribbons through my first typewriter and dealing with people selling me things over the phone.

I always tried to be polite.

Ted said...

Not to date myself further, but every time I write a paper on my computer with my bibliographic software (as I'm doing right now), I remember the days of writing them on my manual typewriter with carbon paper, and trying to judge how many lines I had to leave blank to fit in my footnotes!
If you were one of my unfortunate customers in the 3 weeks I lasted in that job - I thank you.