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Fourthing Memething.

Months ago I was prodded to do a seven-earworms meme and I still haven't, so I don't know why I'm doing new ones. Nevertheless . . .

A) Four jobs I have had in my life (other than current job):
Microscopist, Civil Servant, Cleaner, PC Troubleshooter (yes, my job title did include the word "troubleshooter". This was not as good as when my job involved all-terminator shotgun).

B.) Four movies I would watch over and over:
The Cook, the Thief, his Wife and her Lover; The Princess Bride; Bad Santa; Bad Taste.

C.) Four places I have lived
Mandeville, South Milford, Bishopbriggs, Ayr.

D.) Four TV shows that I watch
Pass. I don't watch much these days. I remember Tomorrow's World, Interceptor, Secret Army and The Tube with affection, though, if that helps.

E.) Four places I have been:
Port Royal, New Orleans, Plockton, Cape Cod.

F.) People who e-mail me (regularly):
My brother, Lara, Seth, Phil.

G.) Four of my favourite foods:
Onions, Mushrooms, Tomatoes, Custard. Not usually all at the same time.

H. ) Four places I would rather be right now:
Bikini Atoll, Lake Baikal, on the Silk Road, in orbit around Saturn (assuming I could get back safely).

J.) Four things I am looking forward to this year:
Going to Oregon, Seeing My Bloody Valentine again, Beltane, the I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue tour.

K.) Four favourite authors:
Gene Wolfe, Iain Banks, Ursula le Guin, Kurt Vonnegut.
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I'm going to Oregon this year too :) When and where are you going?
April, for seventorches' wedding. I think I definitely get to visit the Pacific. Ideally I want to go to where Lewis and Clark got there, because I've already been to where they kicked off from.

Should be good. You?
Portland in May, for pdx42's 42 birthday party, associated trips out to the coast and hopefully a visit to the Multnomah Falls, apparently opne of the 1001 Natural Wonders I Should See Before I die.
The wedding's in Eugene, but I'll be at least passing through Portland, so making the coast there might well be an option.

Multnomah Falls

I'll make a note of that, if you don't mind. Cheers.
I'm with you on your movie picks, and YAY! for Interceptor!

Come to Fimbulvetr this week, as i am DJing and therefore it shall be, like, AWESOME!
I certainly will.

I just remembered that some years ago I found a guidebook to Oregon on sale for a pound, and I bought it thinking it would certainly be useful.

I was wrong. It's been catastrophic. I picked it up and found within seconds that Crater Lake's in Oregon. Plans? All change!

Well, ideally. It might not be feasible.
Do whatever you want, I don't care.

Rob and I won't be taking more than that week off, but I've heard Crater Lake is lovely. Our plan in to go to the coast the Friday after and possibly stay for a couple days, take everyone to the aquarium, etc. Perhaps we should do Crater Lake instead...hmmm.
I'm sure I can stay over for another couple of days and find a way to places myself if it doesn't suit. As long as I get to see you, I'll enjoy myself.
B4: really? I mean repeatedly? as in more than a half-dozen times? possibly get as much Peter Jackson as one could reasonably hope to stand around here...

D: I'm sure I've seen you watch television sometime since 1989. Though I don't remember when... no, hang on, you were definitely in the room when Tour of Duty was on, sometime summer in 1993. And that had helicopters too. Take me down, Mikey!

G: Only custard acts as joker in that pack, and if you interpret custard broadly enough, what you're actually saying is that you like quiche.

H: You like your scenery large, then.

J1. That makes you the designated Graeme / Graham at the wedding. I hope you will take your responsibilities seriously.

K: Can't quibble with that.
I've watched Bad Taste repeatedly, yes. It even got better after the first few, because I found someone to tell me what a Holden is.

I don't think I've told you yet that when I was in Cambridge ghoti made tomato, onion and garlic custard. It was . . . interesting.
Clearly the difficulty was substituting garlic for mushrooms. What else could possibly go wrong?
The other point I was going to mention is that there's no scenery of any sort - and very little at all, in fact, these days - at Port Royal.
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There's the sea and the sky, they're big.
Nicely. I've been watching the reruns of Secret Army, it's aged very well I must say.
I keep hoping the local video shop will get them in. It's about time to check again, actually.
How do you get tour tickets for ISIHAC and Just a Minute? Last time I looked, the Beeb wouldn't offer them through their usual channels and I ran out of enthusiasm trying to track down individual venues for possible dates.
There's a mailing list that tends to get tour dates quite quickly. After that it's a matter of chasing individual venues, but at least you know which ones.