The Exception tagged me to respond to a "4×4" meme. Perfect for a Sunday night — how could I say no?

(Funny coincidence that I did a rather sarcastic "5×5" right about this time last year, too. Maybe they lop off a number each time you get closer to being old?!)

Here goes…

Four places I go over and over again:

The kids’ daycare center

The grocery store (with a gas station and a dry cleaner as a bonus!)



Four people who mail me regularly:

By snail mail: that would be my darling FlyBoy, who has sent me quite a few sweet and/or very funny notes and cards since we started dating. I also receive once a month these very unsentimental notes from some guy named Chase —  or was it Morgan? Oh, right. It’s J.P. Morgan Chase! He seems to think I owe him money for my house or something…

By email, it would be FlyBoy and my sister.

Four of my favorite places to eat, (apart from home):

God knows I like to eat, but "favorites" are hard for me — I like so many different kinds of cuisines and dining experiences — and appreciate those differences from place to place. That said, these were the first to come to mind…

My parents’ house — my mom is a great cook!

Cliffords — in a small town in a small house in the middle of nowhere. Seriously, it only has 8-10 tables. Wonderful food and service!

On the lawn in front of the Eiffel Tower. This is one of my memories from when I backpacked in Europe for 6 weeks right after graduating from college. My friends and I had brie and baguettes, probably some cheap wine and chocolate, too, right by the Eiffel Tower that summer. I just remember it being the perfect kind of picnic.

The Cranberry Creamery — best. darn. ice cream. EVER.

Four places I’d rather be now:

In bed.

Back in San Diego or on a Carribean beach.

Partying somewhere (inside) with crazy Steeler fans after their first (but hopefully not last) playoff win.

No, really, I’d rather be upstairs in bed. And it would be a Friday, not a Sunday, night!

Four favorite TV shows:

Despite what I wrote in my last post, I don’t watch much TV except for:


The Office

Just about anything on HGTV — I still dream I can do this stuff. Fool, fool, fool….

What Not To Wear — It’s great to root for the underdog (but not her underwear) while picking up a few tips for yourself — and yet you can still feel surprisingly good about the sweatshirt and jeans or flannel PJs you’re wearing while watching the show.

(Little known fact: I’m also rather entertained by The Girls Next Door. And, to follow along with The Exception’s flashback to the 80’s, I was rather enchanted back in the day with Moonlighting!)

Four movies I would watch over and over again:

The Shawshank Redemption — again, not big on "favorites" but if I had any, this would be at the top of the list!

A Christmas Story

The Princess Bride

Raiders of The Lost Ark…maybe? (possible alternate: Star Wars — did I mention I used to have a thing for Harry?)

Four people I would like to tag:

You know who you are.


5 thoughts on “4×4

  1. T says:

    These are great!!! I love those movies too.

    Yeah, thanks for the reminder… I should be in bed too.


    Oh and GO STEELERS! Woot!

  2. Hey Susan, brie in front of the tower…I’m there right now, in my head. I so want to do that. Flyboy sounds fascinating…didn’t know he existed, your flyboy anyway! You sound so happy, that’s the best.

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