Monday, January 08, 2007

Paying an old debt

Back in the Stone Age (2006), the Safranit tagged me with a meme. Now, I am smart enough to know one never says no to a librarian (even if one does risk a late-fee):

Four jobs I've had:
*Stripper. No, not that kind. Rubylith in a print shop type stripper.
*Shooting instructor at the National Olympic Range. I specialized in teaching women, politicians, and senior citizens.
*Youth group leader. Surprising considering how little I like teenagers in large groups.
*Off-Off Broadway actress with the Black Spectrum Theater and with Miriam Kressyn's Yiddish Theatre Troupe.

Four movies I can watch over and over:
To Be or Not To Be (Mel Brooks version)
Stevie (starring Glenda Jackson as Stevie Smith)
HaLahaka (especially the really bad English subtitles)
Bride and Prejudice (I love Bollywood)

Four places I have lived:
Queens, NY
Brooklyn, NY
Neve Tzuf, Israel
Har Bracha, Israel

Pretty sad that--that's *all* the places I've ever lived. If I'd had to stretch it to five I could have broken Queens down into Laurelton (birth-5) and

Kew Garden Hills (5-20), but after that, I'd have to count vacations as living.

Four television shows I love to watch:
Torchwood (OK, the plots so far stink. Fiction me some science, guys. Though the last few eps didn't stink quite so ripely. But still--John

Barrowman eye candy? Who can resist that?)
Dr Who (although I worry about the new companion's pineapple hair)
Eight is Enough (now if I could only figure out how to save off AOL TV)
Histeria (ditto)

Four places I have been on vacation:
I don't do vacations, so 4 places I've been this year on work trips, with sight-seeing attached:
Mexico City

Four of my favorite dishes:
seitan "pork" from Buddha Bodai in Manhattan (5 Mott St.)
extra-hot tacos from Barbacoa in Maxico City (Jules Verne Ave.)
fresh criossants with butter for breakfast in Paris
warm chocolate bomb from Umami (Eglinton Ave., Toronto)

Four websites I visit daily:
Mininova torrents

Four places I would rather be right now:
Anywhere, any time in New York City (either you're born a New Yorker, no matter where the birth physically took place, or you're not. I was, both mentally and physically)
Walking the Israel National Trail (well, that's planned for Wednesday)
Driving between Binghampton and Buffalo in the early morning fog
Mexico City


Anonymous said...

Stripper...yeah, right!

Jameel @ The Muqata said...

Totally cool!