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Four Jobs I’ve Had:
1. Restocking the salad bar at The Vineyard restaurant.
You wouldn’t eat the hard-boiled eggs at a salad bar if you saw where they come from.
And I don’t mean the chickens.
2. The photo processing counter at Service Merchandise.
We would wait for certain customers to drop off their film.
Some were famous.
At least amongst us.
Especially Mr. Sabatini.
3. Bonanza Sirloin Pit.
My first job.
The waitresses wore naugahyde mini-skirts and the cooks wore leather-like aprons.
Reminiscent of a bar in San Francisco that I used to visit.
Except the women weren’t really women.
At least I don’t think so.
I loved the Texas Toast at Bonanza the most: A huge, thick slab of white bread, drenched with a melted butter-like-substitute, then char-broiled over the open fire until crispy.
If we wanted real butter, we had to pay 5 cents extra.
If caught using real butter, the manager would throw a fit and threaten to fire us.
Gee, I wonder what he’s doing now?
I live in Paris.
4. Scooping Ice Cream at the University Deli.
We were famous for giving HUGE scoops, really huge, of ice cream. Some jerk would invariably come in and say, “I want just one scoop, but one really, really HUGE scoop of cream!”
We perfected making that one HUGE scoop…one that was hollow inside. The moment they got outside and took their first lick, the ball of ice cream would flop over onto the sidewalk.
People never learn: Don’t mess with people serving you food.
They will mess back.
Sometimes you can even see it.
Four Movies I Can Watch Over and Over:
2. Auntie Mame
3. 9½ Weeks
4. Showgirls (The Unrated, Director’s Cut only, please!)
Four Places I’ve Lived:
1. Ithaca, New York
2. San Francisco
(Ok, I only dream about living in Hawaii.)
Four TV Shows I Love:
1. The Sopranos
2. Six Feet Under
3. Strangers With Candy
4. The Nanny
Four Highly-Regarded and Recommended TV Shows That I’ve Never Watched:
1. West Wing
3. The O’Reilly Report
4. A Very Brady Christmas
(Ok, I confess. I did watch the last one.
But only because it was “Highly-Regarded and Recommended”)
Four Places I’ve Vacationed:
2. Merida, Mexico
Four of My Favorite Dishes:
1. Fried Chicken, without gravy
3. Duck Confit
4. Hot Corned-Beef on Rye Bread
Four Sites I Visit Daily:
Four Places I’d Rather Be Right Now:
1. On a warm beach in Hawaii
2. On a warm beach in Thailand
3. On a warm beach in Mexico
4. Anywhere it’s not cold or raining
Four Bloggers I am Tagging: