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Chennette’s Fantastic Four (a meme)

Trig tagged me for this meme and I thought it was a nice (easy) way to resume blogging after my (somewhat extended) vacation. Now, I believe the point and title of this meme is 4 answers to each question, so I shall try to meet the requirements…wherever possible.

4 JOBS I HAVE HAD IN MY LIFE:

Ah. I haven’t had 4 jobs. Unless the same job, or profession, in 4 different places counts? That’s not because I always knew what I wanted to do, though. I was fortunate to need to work while in school, and then any jobs I had during University were related to my studies and eventual profession. So I don’t think they count as different jobs. It’s just always been law.

4 PLACES I HAVE LIVED:

This one I can answer. I have probably “lived” in 5 different places (paying rent and utilities, receiving mail and shopping for groceries), but for the sake of this meme I’ll limit it to those places I have lived in for at least a year:

1. Trinidad, Trinidad & Tobago (place of birth, decades of life – where my navel string bury)

2. Barbados (as a student for 2 years and 10 years later 5 months for work)

3. Edinburgh, Scotland (1 year as a student)

4. Guyana (current official place of residence).

4 PLACES I HAVE BEEN ON HOLIDAY:

1. Tobago (it’s not the same as Trinidad, trust me. And it’s a place the parents would take us for quick getaways, one memorable time actually breaking biche for a stolen long weekend)

2. Isle of Mull, Inner Hebrides, Scotland (post-exam and pre-dissertation short-break, where I rode on trains and ferries, visited little islands, saw seals, got sunburnt while cold and just relaxed)

3. Dublin, Ireland (Lilandra came to visit me while I was in Edinburgh and we figured we’d take a joint vacation somewhere we’d never been. And didn’t require us to get a visa.)

4. Barbados (Sister-the-elder and I on a short trip visiting my aunt. My first vacation and travel without the parents. I was 11, sister 13 – she thinks without me she may have been able to travel without the “MINOR” tag…)

4 OF MY FAVOURITE FOODS:Vidalia - Pizza Mediterranea

1. Pizza (yes, I love pizza. It’s got great bread elements, cheese, sauce and toppings, with endless variations on the theme – what more can one want in a food?)

2. Doubles

3. Pelau (chicken)

4. Dark Chocolate Minty things.

4 PLACES I WOULD RATHER BE RIGHT NOW:

1. Home (as in la casa familial in Trinidad, which is currently housing the parents, all the siblings and the sister-in-law, the niece, the cat and the soon-to-be new nieces/nephews, while I am at work. In Guyana)

2. In a University somewhere doing a PhD leading up to life as an eccentric academic with blogs for all my interests

3. Asleep during a long thunderstorm (the thunder and lightning have been here since last night, but the sleep may reflect badly on my professionalism in the office)

4. On a hammock on a quiet beach (in the shade, of course) rereading old favourites.

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2 Comments so far (Add 1 more)

  1. I think you need to be more specific about your PhD aspirations… like WHERE you plan to pursue it. :-)

    UK UK UK UK UK…

    Unless we move to the states, of course.

    heh heh

    1. ewe_are_here on August 19th, 2007 at 5:38 pm
  2. Uhm yes. UK is indeed the first preference. I admit it 😀 So don’t go moving anytime soon!

    2. chennette on August 19th, 2007 at 10:00 pm

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