Friday, March 6, 2015

My Friday Four

There's a fun little meme making it's way around the DOC.  I first saw it on Scully's blog, and most recently on Tina's.  I thought I'd take part just to keep the writing process flowing.  It's not terribly exciting, but it's something... right?

I stole this from Tina who took it from Laddie's blog

1. Four names people call me other than my real name. 

Jo - There are some people out there who are unaware my full name is Joanne.  People always refer to my husband and I as "Fred and Jo".  People who have heard about us, but never met us think we are actually a gay couple.

Joey - What Fred mostly calls me.

Jo-Jo - A few friends call me this.

Moooooooooom! - Self explanitory

2. Four Jobs I’ve Had 

This one is a little hard since I technically "retired" at the age of 23 (that's what I call it when one moves to a country and isn't permitted to work).  Here goes anyway...

Bank CSR - This was my first job out of high school.  I took a break for a year and found I really enjoyed it.  I kept the job on and off throughout school.

My other three main jobs were in radio:

Promotions Girl
Weekend Producer
Morning Show Producer

Wow... that's some short resume.

3. Four Movies I’ve Watched More Than Once 

Ferris Bueller's Day Off (I'm so oooooold)
Lord of the Rings Trilogy
Indiana Jones Trilogy (I don't acknowledge the last film)
Office Space

4. Four Books I’d Recommend 

The Stand by Stephen King
The Dark Tower Series by Stephen King (cheating because there's 7 plus a short story and an extra novel)
LOTR trilogy by JRR Tolkien
A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving

5. Four Places I’ve Lived 

Born in Montreal
Vancouver, B.C.
San Francisco

6. Four Places I’ve Visited

A whole bunch of countries in Europe, but I'll just put Luxembourg because it's cute.

7. Four Things I Prefer Not To Eat 

Mexican Food
Indian Food
BBQ (not meat that has been grilled, but brisket et al)

8. Four of my Favourite Foods

Strawberry Rhubarb pie

9. Four TV Shows I Watch

Amazing Race
Most HGTV shows
The Soup
30 Rock (on Netflix)

10. Four Things I’m Looking Forward To This Year 

Summer being over (and it hasn't even started yet...)
Home improvement projects
Selling our rental house

11. Four Things I am Always Saying 

Get out of the pantry Lucas!
Is it bedtime yet?
I'm tired

***this post has been edited to include 4 foods I like. Don't know how I missed it in the first place.  Thanks to Jeff for pointing it out.


  1. It feels really weird that I started this thing. It's been awhile since a meme has gone around. I'm glad you did it! I really loved this. I had no idea you were a radio person. Fascinating!

    1. I'm glad you did start it... it's been fun to read all the posts.

  2. If Jojo did it and Scully started it, ME TOO THEN.

  3. since you hate Mexican food i'm not sure we can be friends anymore. J/K I'LL EAT ALL THE NACHOS YOU DON'T WANT

    this was so fun and i am so glad you did it yaaaayayyyy

    and yeahhhh, i'm gonna need you to go ahead and come in tomorrow

    1. Oh, and remember: Next Friday…is Hawaiian shirt day. So, you know, if you want to, go ahead and wear a Hawaiian shirt and jeans.

  4. Mexican food? Seriously?

  5. Fun! Now I'm curious where #8 ("ate?") went. What will you eat?

    1. Ha! Never noticed that. Too bad I didn't miss #9 so I could do the whole "7, 8, 9 joke".

      I like Asian food and pretty much everything that isn't Mexican, Indian, BBQ or fish.

    2. I hoped to fit that joke in, too. Alas... :-)


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