I’ve Caught Something – The Four Things Meme

I’ve caught a meme from a couple of BFs (blogfriends), but don’t worry, they weren’t at the same time ;) The original instructions were simply to list four things for each subject, but since I don’t follow instructions, and I have a problem with brevity, I’ve added my own long-winded comments and disclaimers.

nigori sake

Four Jobs I’ve Had in My Life:

These are not in chronological order, but in the order of importance to me.

  1. Is food blogging a job?
  2. Slinging sake and shochu in a Japanese restaurant was the job for which I was hired, but whenever a cook called in sick, I got to fill-in.
  3. Planning events could have been glamorous, but not when the events are economic conferences.
  4. I did marketing, marketing, marketing in almost every flavor known to a business school ice cream parlor.
american beauty

Four Movies I Could Watch Over and Over:

I don’t watch a lot of movies, and to be quite honest, I doubt I could actually watch any single movie over and over, but if I had to, these are the ones I love and, in fact, have seen more then twice.

  1. American Beauty
  2. Fight Club
  3. Memento
  4. Usual Suspects
berkeley cmapanile against the bay

Four Places I’ve Lived:
Before settling here in LA, and listed with food memories from each…

  1. Berkeley, CA – Fat Slice, Zachary’s, Top Dog, Steve’s Barbecue….and Chez Panisse
  2. Cincinnati, OH – Skyline Chili and Montgomery Inn Ribs
  3. Detroit, MI – cider doughnuts at the Franklin Cider Mill, Little Caesar’s Crazy Bread
  4. San Antonio, TX – Tex Mex!

anthony bourdain's no reservations

Four TV Shows I Love to Watch:

I also don’t watch much tv other than brainlessly watching the Food Network so since that is basically a given, I’ll do my best to come up with shows that are not on channel 55.

  1. Awards shows
  2. The Daily Show
  3. CNN, driven by a particular affinity for the medical specials
  4. Tony Bourdain’s No Reservations
chicago, portillo's

Four Places I Have Been on Vacation:
Flying is a huge problem for me, so I have a rather uninteresting travel history. Hopefully, a trip to Chicago last fall was the beginning of my recovery…

  1. Chicago and Milwaukee
  2. Miami for the Winter Music Conference (not to attend the conference, so yes, it was seven days that felt like one long night of clubbing, and I didn’t eat a thing)
  3. Bay Area almost every year
  4. Summer mega road trips wherever the AAA triptik took my Delicious family in our Buick woodie, all along the Eastern seaboard, through the southeast, across the south, and all over the southwest. Everywhere.
food porn watch

Four Websites I Visit Daily:

  1. gmail – to find out if I’m going anywhere
  2. google – to find a place to go
  3. gmaps – to find out how the hell to get there
  4. foodpornwatch – because at the end of the day, I never end up leaving my house ;) (I would list specific sites, but I don’t want to offend anyone by leaving them out)

Four of My Favorite Foods:

This is so unfair. I can’t commit myself to only four favorites!

  1. anything so spicy that it makes me weep – chiles, mustard, horseradish, Indian and Korean foods
  2. little pickled things like olives, kimchee, sauerkraut, giardiniera
  3. oily, stinky, fishy fish like anchovies, sardines, mackerel (saba)
  4. tortilla chips in any form – with salsa and guacamole, or full-fledged nachos

Four Places I Would Rather Be Right Now:

  1. In the kitchen cooking
  2. On the dancefloor (and if Sasha and Diggers happen to be spinning, well…)
  3. Trying something on my To-Dine List for the first time with my best friend
  4. In my bed reading (food) porn

Four Tags:
A couple of food blogs, and a couple others, just to prove I don’t have a problem.

  1. The Amateur Gourmet – because I am double-teaming him with Year in Food (who tagged me)
  2. Citizen of the Month – because I know it would be funny
  3. Fresh Approach – because she’s a busy working girl now and making lists are easy
  4. LA Ritz – because she has excellent taste and is a fellow LA girl

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1 Rachael February 11, 2006 at 1:50 am

OH dear, here at Fresh APPROACH (ahem) I have such a back log of memes, photos, reviews and who knows whatalls, I haven’t a CLUE when I’ll get to this…

Oh who am I kidding…look for my responses Tuesday…LOL

Smooches from Century City…

PS – I used to have an outrageous flirtation going with a boy who is quite revered in the DJing world, maybe you two need to be introduced!


2 Maure February 11, 2006 at 3:21 am

Yes indeed — Top Dog on Durant
was most definitely a late night
treat. A place to splurge for that
special someone after a long day of sitting in Cafe Strada not opening a single book.

I lived behind the Andronico’s on
Shattuck – a block from Chez Panisse, and never tired of walking past the menu posted out front – then excitedly coming home
to a big bowl of 10 cent ramen with extra-sodium spam. Makes me misty just thinking of it.


3 Anonymous February 11, 2006 at 7:28 am

ah those berkeley memories. never made it to chez panisse although one time my roommate and i ventured out there without a reservation, thought we could sit in the “cafe” section, couldn’t and ended up eating at a spanish tapas place next door. forgettable food, forget the name.


4 sarah February 11, 2006 at 8:52 pm

oops! sorry about that rachael…fixed! i get confused sometimes (with the name and the url) and i’d love to know who your dj friend is ;)

maure: oh, the hot link. i loooooved the hot links with the ridiculous white hot mustard that made me weep…

anonymous: hm…i wonder if that spanish tapas place was there back when i went to cal. i don’t remember one…


5 Jessica February 14, 2006 at 1:42 am

Alright Sarah, I did it. Thanks for the tag. :) http://www.laritz.info/archives/000378.html


6 sarah February 14, 2006 at 4:07 am

woo hoo! thanks jessica! you’ve lived in rome?!?!


7 djjewelz February 14, 2006 at 6:54 am

ooh…just caught this one, but I have a small tidbit of info. Don’t be surprised if Sasha and Diggers do a show in 3-4 months at Avalon…especially since Sasha’s fundacion is starting this week with him and Zabiela!


8 the bikkuri donki March 1, 2006 at 6:35 am

beautiful website!!!! it’s good to know what’s good (and not) around LA besides In n Out!
I am also the #1 fan of Nigori sake, nice picture!


9 sarah March 1, 2006 at 6:26 pm

djjewelz: hmmmmm….i thought diggers was under some sort of crazy contract with liquified when he does la?? (aside from NYE, of course…)

bikkuri: thank you for stopping by and reading. glad you find it helpful :)


10 Online March 20, 2006 at 2:18 pm

Im choose job and so have a question:
You had 4 jobs
what is Your favorite?


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