4 things

I have been tagged! Thanks Jen 🙂
Four jobs I’ve had:
Book shop sales assistant – People used to say to me “oh wow! I would love to work in a bookshop!” but I used to sit behind the counter and pinch myself to stop myself from falling asleep.

Web designer – That was fun for a while. I enjoyed working for a dot com company when dot com companies were kind of crazy, but it was not my true calling by any stretch.

Magazine art director – Also fun for while. I got to meet lots of great people, commission lots of illustration, meet some famous people and feel like I was doing something special. But it was a LOT of work, and I am a slacker. Never the twain shall meet.

Freelance illustrator & toymaker – Puuuurfect. I would like to do more of the toymaking part but as it tends to not pay so well (per hour) it always takes a back seat. I want to keep doing these things forever, though if I can add “children’s book author / illustrator” and other experimental titles now and then, that would be fine too.

Four movies I can watch over and over:
Harold and Maude
A close tie between Lost in Translation and Annie Hall
You can see I like a little (lot) quirk and a little romance in my films

Four places I have lived:

Sydney – I was born there. I lived there for two years. I wish I could remember it as from what I have been told it sounds like my early 70s parents had a lot of fun in their quasi-commune lifestyle there.

Adelaide – Place of my childhood. A dream place and one I don’t go back to often for this very reason.

Melbourne (East side) – Rambly house, big garden, Milly-Molly-Mandy-style attic bedroom. I couldn’t have asked for anything more growing up.

Melbourne (North side) – A time of many share houses and tofu burgers, and bands and boys in bands and all that stuff.
… and while the North side was fun, we’re back on the East side because we got all old ‘n’ stuff.

Four television shows I love to watch:
Project Runway – What’s not to like? I don’t mind who wins now, I like them all
Lost – I am still intrigued
Spooks – But I don’t know if I will get into the new series as I really only loved it while Zoe, Danny and Tom were still around.
Australian Idol – series one and two. Three was just awful. I hope four improves but I doubt it will be much different.

Four places I have been on holiday:
Hamilton, Ontario
San Francisco
Byron Bay
clearly I need more travel in my life

Four of my favourite dishes:
Indian Butter Chicken with lots of naan bread – I could eat this until I need to be rolled away from the table
A big plate of fresh sushi – something I am truly missing while pregnant
Beef in Mandarin Sauce from Chois in Hawthorn. Best eaten in, not taken-away. Just thinking about it now is making my mouth water!
My mum’s chocolate cake – how she does it I don’t know, I can’t get the same results even when following the recipe down to the last detail.

Four websites I visit daily:
My bloglines (I subscribe to 138 blog feeds!)
ReadyMade Blog – the exciting new thing I am contributing to
Whip Up – the other exciting new thing I am contributing to

Four places I would rather be right now:
At the movies – Possibly seeing any one of these following movies: Brokeback Mountain, Broken Flowers, Goodbye and Goodluck, Capote, Walk the Line or Keeping Mum.
In the mountains with my family – Or the hills anyway, Cloudehill was beautiful. Clean air is what I crave.
In a coffee shop with a friend – Preferably child-free. Although I love having Amelia along for a Babycino, she tends to dominate the conversation and then when she gets bored she will attempt to move all the chairs around in the cafe to make a train, or a wall or whatever.
Wandering around Melbourne’s “secret” laneways – Hopefully we will be doing some of this next weekend. There are so many good things to visit in the laneways of this city. I guess if you get to go there a lot, this is old, rather boring news, but we don’t get to much, so I am quite excited.

Four (five actually) bloggers I am tagging: