Becase wolfbaby asked so nicely.
Four Jobs I have had
Statistical typist/bookkeeper/general flunky (on a typewriter with the world's longest carriage (3 feet) and an entire row of tab sets Strange beast. At least it was electric.) I did that twice; once with a large San Francisco morning paper and then for a steamship line back in the days when the USA actually had more than one.
Insurance broker (ships at sea) (Actually I had a solicitor's license but that always sounds slightly kinky. People wonder what I was soliciting.)
Four (oops five) movies I would watch over and over
Susie sure is picky.
Fargo (may be my all time favorite)
The Magic Flute (Ingmar Bergman) This one is fun and a good start for kids and opera.
La Traviata (Franco Zeffirelli) Teresa Stratas seems to have found her niche portraying tubercular women who have fallen from grace. She does a great Mimi in La Boheme as well (not on film but it is on dvd).
Carmen (Julia Migenes-Johnson/Placido Domingo) She is the best Carmen I've ever seen. Maybe not the greatest voice but she fits my idea of what Carmen should be.
The Third Man (partly for the zither but mostly for Orson Welles)
(aren't you glad you asked?)
Four places I have lived (Doesn't include my home town, Detroit, Albuquerque, San Jose, Memphis, Jonesboro, AR, or any whistle stops I may have forgotten)
San Francisco, CA
Four TV Shows I love to watch
Law & Order (all of them - counts as 3)
Four places I have been on vacation
Vacation? Except for the trip east, these were all long weekends.
Marysville, CA (long story)
Mohawk Valley/Adirondack Mountains, NY (trip home)
Four sites I visit daily (please don't feel left out. I get to everyone on the sidebar and some who aren't there as often as possible.)
Too tired to do links. Blogging Baby is on my sidebar; all others, including wolfbaby, are on the Blogroll.
One Girl & Her Cats (Alice)
The Homesick Home (L.)
This one has been around for a while. I've been tagged before and can't remember for sure if I did it. Not tagging anyone. If you haven't done it and would like to, feel free.
Ray sounded better yesterday and today. He hoped to be out but I'd rather wait and have him well than have him sent home to soon.
Yesterday a friend I hadn't seen in years stopped by. We sat around here and chatted; then he took me to lunch. Lovely surprise. We both went to see Ray for a little while after lunch.
I took the younger girls in the evening to display of safe and sane ground fireworks sponsored by the Merced HS band. It's always fun as well as letting people know what fireworks are available. I went back the next day with Tim and we picked up some between us. Not a huge amount; just enough for the girls to enjoy.
Then we (all of us) went to lunch and then dress shopping for Elcie. Found a nice dark green scoop neck dress and a pair of tan Naturalizer dress flats. Shoes are always a hassle. They have to be flexible to go over her foot which knocks out at least half of what's out there. She can't wear a heel or a platform; sandals don't provide enough support (although she wears them for dress sometimes anyway). Doesn't leave much to choose from in our price range.
Rebecca was feeling puny much of today. I took Elcie with me this morning for my regular coffee date. Carol was home with the other two. Rebecca called around 11 and said her tummy and head hurt. Meantime, Tim had called and invited me to lunch and I said sure; he could help me shop for Elcie. I went home, gathered up Rebecca and Rochelle and set off to meet Tim. Already talked about the shopping trip, etc. We had lunch but Rebecca couldn't eat and she whimpered all the way through the store. I would have taken her back home but the store was right next door to the restaurant and I thought it might take her mind off her ailments. It didn't. I finally got her back home, she slept for a couple of hours, got up and went to her mom's for a little while. I picked up R & R around eight for the real fireworks (Elcie begged off), picked up Tim (again), and Rebecca was sick again. Finally decided it was sinus (Dr. Ann here), stopped and bought some Comtrex and snacks. She was feeling fine 30 minutes later and it hasn't come back. I figure the headache triggered the tummyache earlier. She was tensing up which made her hurt all over.
The fireworks were a fizzle. We got there right before they started and they lasted about ten minutes tops. We said "Was that it?" No grand finale, they just stopped. We drove back and lit the ones Tim and I had bought. They were more fun. Baby Jonathan had his first 4th of July and was wideeyed right up to the minute he fell asleep.
And somewhere I have misplaced two packages of sparklers. We know they were in the same bag as the others so where did they go? I'll probably turn them up in time for Labor Day.
Hope all of you who celebrated had a great time (as well as those of you who didn't).