Tag-o-rama. I've been tagged by the lovely and talented Artgnome, so here I be... giving it a whirl.
Four things you may not know about me....
Four jobs I have had in my life:
- Measuring men for formalwear. Boss said he hired me mostly as "bait" to get guys to come in. I was too young to feel exploited at all. It was a fun job.
- Worked for Walmart for a while and totally hated it. This was a big factor in my decision to go to college.
- Transcriptionist at a psychiatric hospital. Fascinating job. I absolutely loved it. Psych records provide some unbelievably good reading.
- Medical Records Director for several hospitals. I'm still the "Director" for a few hospitals, because I hold the credentials for that and I offer it on a consulting basis.
Four movies I would watch over and over:
- So I Married an Axe Murderer
- GhostBusters (first one)
- Concert footage DVDs of Seether and NIN
Four places you have lived:
- Oahu, Hawaii
- Colorado Springs, Colorado
- Gelnhausen, Germany
- Ft. Devon, Massachusetts
Four TV shows you love to watch:
- The Office
- Big Brother
Four places you have been on vacation:
- Paris, France
- Reno, Nevada
- Amsterdam / Holland
- Disneyworld in Florida
Four of my favorite foods:
- Pad Thai
- Cornbread dressing that my mom makes
- fruit salad that my dad makes
Four songs that remind me of summer:
- Boys of Summer (Don Henley)
- Any Beach boys song - not that I would keep listening
- I don't know
Four places I would rather be right now:
- Hot Springs, Arkansas
- Somewhere in New England
Four readers of this journal who should do their own meme:
My first "real job" ever was working at a concession stand when I was 14. I was too young to be legally working and being on a payroll, so they paid me in cash, which was just swell with me. I really liked the job and I had a lot of fun there. They used to let us take the broken candy and I would bring it home for my sister, myramains, who could really dig her some candy. I also used to buy her stuff sometimes, because I felt sorry for her no-job-having-broke-ass self.
I've had some other jobs before I finished college and went into a serious career. I worked for a Subway sandwich shop. That job is not the stuff that career dreams are made of.
I sold insurance for a while and absolutely hated every stinking second of that. I did not have proper training, I hate to try to sell stuff, and it just sucked. I had to ride with this horrible man who was supposed to be "training" me. All he did was talk bad about the people we saw and make comments about how jealous his wife would be if she knew the two of us were riding around together... unaccounted for.. all day long... ACK.
Aside from a few really heinous experiences, I've had a pretty good life so far. I have lived in some great places, and I've traveled pretty extensively. A lot of this is due to the fact that Dear ole Dad was a career military man. I wouldn't trade that upbringing for anything. I am at home anywhere I go. That childhood probably made me the happy traveler I am today.
Everyone should venture out as much as they possibly can and take any and all opportunities to get out and see the world. It's so cool to see how other people live and to see works of art that have been on the planet for hundreds of years.
Life can be a pretty interesting ride.