Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Four Play

Patti Abbott tagged me with this, and what’s scary is I actually had to strain to think of some of these answers.

Four Movies You Can See Over and Over

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
The Godfather

Four Places You Have Lived

New York

Four TV Shows You Love to Watch

Star Trek (original)
The Prisoner
Have Gun, Will Travel
The Tudors

Four Places You Have Been on a Vacation

(Doesn’t seem nearly as exciting as the places I’ve lived/worked)

Four of Your Favorite Foods

Ice Cream
Deviled Eggs

Four Websites You Visit Daily

Bill Crider’s Pop Culture Magazine
The Rap Sheet
Boing, Boing
AP World

Four Places You Would Rather Be

Spanish villa
Australian outback
Love, Virginia
Mowing the lawn with my dad circa 1985

Four Things You Hope to Do Before You Die

Publish a novel
Celebrate the 40th anniversary of BEAT to a PULP
Visit every state in the union
Ride a hot air balloon

Four Novels You Wish You Were Reading for the First Time

The Nick Adams Stories by Ernest Hemingway
The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler
The Book of Romans
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Tag Four People You Believe Will Respond

Ray Foster
Kieran Shea
Chris Jones


pattinase (abbott) said...

it was hard, wasn't it? Especially the book choices.

David Cranmer said...

Yeah, I sat there for a stretch thinking about that and my favorite foods. A lot of fun though, thanks for lobbing the meme my way.

Randy Johnson said...

The book thing was tough for me as well. I could probably name four more, then probably four after that.

Leah J. Utas said...

All I can say is it's always good to find another Star Trek TOS fan.

Charles Gramlich said...

I'm gonna try this. Looks like fun. And I need a blog post idea.

David Cranmer said...

Randy, Definitely. The entire Hammett, Chandler, and Christie collection for starters.

Leah, This remastered and enhanced TOS I'm watching is superb. It's a must for fans.

Charles, Glad to be of help.

Diane said...

You keep citing Hemingway's Nick Adams. Would you recommend it to a non nature reader. I'm aware Hemingway wrote of bullfights and fisherman.

David Cranmer said...

Hmmm... I've been reading E.H. for so long I'm not sure if I'm the one to ask. If you want to learn about short story writing then by all means read Nick Adams. But if you have never read Hemingway and are just looking for a good read than I suggest The Old Man and the Sea. Yes, it's about fishing but it’s also his most accessible novel to the non aficionado and I'm sure you will enjoy it.

G. B. Miller said...

Interesting meme.

This is almost like a few I get at work.

Thanks for the tag. I will try to find a way to squeeze it in during the next week or so. Will just have to do some slight rescheduling of a few posts.

But have no fear, Underdog is here.

c nadeau said...

Some interesting responses there...this is worthy of shameless theft.

David Cranmer said...

G, Looking forward to your responses.

ca nadeau, Theft away!

Linda McLaughlin said...

That was interesting, David. You have lived in some interesting places. I was in Belize for a few days in 1972. I bet it's a lot different now. :)

David Cranmer said...

Linda, There was a guy I was working with (this was 2005) who said he passed through in the early 80's and said Belmopan and Belize City was exactly as he remembered it. I guess that's a good thing in a way... If you don't like change.

Barbara Martin said...

Hard to narrow it down to four? I would agree to that. Interesting choices, David.

David Cranmer said...

Thanks Barbara!