It’s all the rage; even Fred’s doing it: Meme of Four. If you do it, add your own categories. C’mon, it’s fun! All answers are guaranteed to have come straight off the top of my head, or your money back:
Four jobs you’ve had in your life: janitor (twice), bank teller, ticket seller, customer service rep for an insurance company.
Four movies you could watch over and over: Annie Hall, Groundhog Day, West Side Story, Being There.
Four places you’ve lived: Charlotte, NC; Kingston, NY; Jamaica, Queens. NY; Schenectady, NY. Always in NYS, except for the four months in Charlotte in 1977.
Four TV shows you love to watch: Gilmore Girls, Everybody Hates Chris, My Name Is Earl, Boston Legal. (All Tuesday or Thursday shows; Earl moves from Tuesday to Thursday next week, when Scrubs returns!)
Four TV reruns I’ll always watch: The Twilight Zone; The Dick van Dyke Show; Barney Miller; Law & Order (the original, with Jerry Orbach)
Four places you’ve been on vacation: Barbados (honeymoon on the JEOPARDY dime); Concord, NH; San Diego, CA; San Francisco.
Four websites you visit daily: Fred Sez, who attributes to Stan Lee devilish powers ; News from Me, who nearly killed Stan Lee; Gordon, who I probably stole this idea from; and Kelly Brown, who’s most likely to steal it from me. (Yeah, Lefty, I look at yours, too, but she’s been posting more often recently.)
Four albums you can’t live without: Revolver-Beatles (UK); Spike-Elvis Costello; Pet Sounds-Beach Boys; Still Crazy After All These Years-Paul Simon. (Ask me again in four minutes and I’ll give you four more.)
Four of your favorite foods: lasagna with spinach, carrot cake, Brooks’ fried chicken, cottage cheese and apple.
Four passings I should have mentioned in this blog: great character actor Vincent Schiavelli on December 26, Roy Stuart from “Gomer Pyle” on Christmas Day, Obie Benson of the Four Tops way back on July 1, and Jaime Cardinal Sin of the Philipines, whose passing back in June I missed until the inevitable end of year obits.
Four comic-book stories you’ll remember for the rest of your life: the EC story of the man who didn’t salute the flag at a parade and ended up getting beaten to death (he was blinded in the war) – citation, someone? The Death of Gwen Stacy (ASM 121-122); Superman vs. Muhammad Ali; Luke Cage, Hero for Hire #1.
Four places you’d rather be: Savannah; on a massage table; on the beach; taking a nap.