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Bloggers often get roped into passing along surveys or revealing lists or other memes.  I’ve avoided the trend entirely until today.  Why give in today?  It’s a very complex answer, but if I had to summarize it, I’d say ... it’s because no one ever included me before.

Four jobs you’ve had in your life:
(1) Parts puller for my Dad’s fertilizer equipment company
(2) Captain Tidy, mascot for Calgary’s Anti-Littering Campaign (volunteer)
(3) Editor of Variety’s Web site
(4) Community Builder for the CBC Elections Web site

Four movies you could watch over and over:
(1) The Princess Bride
(2) Ferris Bueler’s Day Off
(3) Grosse Pointe Blank
(4) Die Hard

Four TV shows you love to watch:
(1) Arrested Development
(2) The Daily Show
(3) Law & Order: (any that’s not SVU)
(4) Freaks and Geeks

Four places you’ve been on vacation:
(1) Asia
(2) South America
(3) Australia
(4) Africa
(5) Europe
(6) North America

Four websites you visit daily:
(1) Google Maps
(2) Flickr
(3) Craig’s List
(4) Digg (new addition)

Four of your favorite foods:
(1) Pasta (spaghetti with meat sauce)
(2) Smoked Meats, especially good hot dogs
(3) Sushi
(4) Peanut Butter and Honey sandwich

Four places you’d rather be:
(1) Camping
(2) In a movie theater
(3) Vancouver (if I’m elsewhere)
(4) At an excellent Irish Pub

Four albums you can’t live without:
(1) Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms
(2) The Saint - Motion Picture Soundtrack (I play it endlessly while I work)
(3) U2 - The Joshua Tree
(4) Moxy Früvous - Bargainville

Next four tagged:
(1) Ashley
(2) Susie
(3) Darren
(4) George

(Thanks, Wes, for tagging me!)

Overheard

“The sad truth is that most evil is done by people who never make up their minds to be good or evil.”

...who said it?

“Almost every American I know does trade large portions of his life for entertainment, hour by weeknight hour, binge by Saturday binge, Facebook check by Facebook check. I’m one of them. In the course of writing this I’ve watched all 13 episodes of House of Cards and who knows how many more West Wing episodes, and I’ve spent any number of blurred hours falling down internet rabbit holes. All instead of reading, or writing, or working, or spending real time with people I love.”

...who said it?

“Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones.”

...who said it?

“I play with variables constantly.”

...who said it?

“Only the person who has learned Continual Love coming from a heart of Gratitude/Worship can effectively deal with the problem of loneliness.”

...who said it?

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