Tuesday, January 24, 2006

More of four

The dastardly Sinner wants me to make a bunch of lists. Since I did this one already, I'm going to make up a bunch of variations.

Four things I don't understand:
1. Car racing.
2. People whose idea of fun is doing work around the house.
3. Restaurants where you're supposed to cook the food yourself.
4. Why people still send inappropriate, embarrassing messages intended for an individual to a whole e-mail list.

Four things I think I understand but wouldn't want to have to explain to someone off the top of my head:
1. Freudian psychoanalysis.
2. Why gay men admire Judy Garland.
3. The difference between morality and ethics.
4. How a movie projector works--the details, not the general principle.

Four things I understand very well:
1. The difference between a first cousin once removed and a second cousin. Also the difference between your brother-in-law and your sister-in-law's husband.
2. Why some people prefer Paul McCartney to John Lennon.
3. The infield fly rule.
4. How to make mayonnaise by hand.

Four albums I could listen to every day and never tire of:
1. Bob Dylan, Blonde on Blonde.
2. Grateful Dead, American Beauty.
3. Neil Young, After the Goldrush.
4. Bill Frisell, Have a Little Faith.

Four blogs I recently added to my RSS reader:
1. The Blog That Ate Manhattan, undoubtedly the world's first and only gastrOBGYNblog.
2. Anapestic. A food blog with a non-food name, kind of like this one.
3. TV Squad. I am a slave of the television.
4. Daily Dose of Imagery, a Toronto photoblog that I really can't get enough of.
(I might add here that I'm a relative newcomer to the delights of the RSS reader, which is fast becoming my favorite thing. You click "refresh all" and watch the magic happen.)

Four things I'm looking forward to:
1. A trip to a conference in Vancouver in March. If you know where to eat there, I'm all ears.
2. The Belle & Sebastian concert, also in March.
3. The return of The Sopranos, in...March!
4. The return of playground weather. Knowing Milwaukee, probably not really till April. But perhaps in March.

Now I command you--I mean you!--to complete the meme of four. And if you have done it already, I command you to do it again as I have. No exceptions.


Blogger zoe p. said...

Your list caused me profound self-reflection; I realized that I have been going through life waiting for someone to just by the way, off hand explain the difference between morality and ethics. I guess I should stop waiting for you to do it . . . and look elsewhere or take responsibility for investigating this myself . . . darn.

10:12 PM  
Blogger Backyard Chef said...

Great list (and site!)...Belle and Sebastian are playing with the New Pornographers-- should be a great show.

11:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Four comfort foods:

Fried chicken
Macaroni and cheese
Fried eggs over corned beef hash, with buttered toast
Roast chicken

Four great classes to take as a Liberal Arts undergraduate:

Symbolic Logic
Philosophy of Science

Four great places to go:

Yosemite National Park, in winter
Vedauwoo, Wyoming
Toronto, for the dining and the cosmopolitanism
San Francisco, California

Four things to avoid:

Perfectionism. It keeps you from getting started on things you are able
to do.

Unreasonable self-preference. It's the signature of human nature, and
the root of most evil.

Cilantro (but not coriander).

Poorly refined soybean oil.

5:53 PM  
Blogger YouGuysKnow said...

what a great way to tweak a meme! fun to read. nice to meetcha - this is the first time i've visited your mostly treyf blog LOL! will be back.

6:08 PM  

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