Friday, June 01, 2007

2's and 4's Meme

Nath tagged me for this here meme.

Two names you go by:
1. Jennie (My real name is Jennifer, like about a zillion other girls in my generation, but no one ever calls me that.)
2. I'm sadly lacking in nicknames. Though Twin calls me all sorts of things: Pookie, Poopy, Squishy, Cherie-bear, Coo-coo pig. (Awww, aren't we cute.)

Two things you are wearing right now:
1. My "Virginia Is for Lovers" T-shirt
2. Red sneakers

Two things you would want (or have) in a relationship:
1. Mutual respect
2. Dude better have some money. (Okay, I'm kidding. I just feel tired today.)

Two of your favorite things to do:
1. Reading
2. Eating chocolate. (Both at once is best.)

Two things you want very badly at the moment:
1. A complete set of UK edition Harry Potter
2. Milano cookies

Two pets you had/have:
1. A wire-haired terrier named Jake was our childhood pet. He was a little monster.
2. We killed some goldfish once.

Two things you did last night:
1. Proofread

Two things you ate today:
1. Turkey sandwich.
2. Kashi's Tasty Little Crackers in cheddar flavor. I just discovered them and I LOVE them. They're even better than Goldfish and I didn't think that was possible.

Two people you last talked to:
1. Boss
2. Man at the deli

Two things you're doing tomorrow:
1. Sleeping A LOT.
2. Going to a book sale.

Two longest car rides:
1. My parent's house in SE Virginia to Chicago. On a family camping trip when I was 10 or so. We got to Chicago at 2 AM and the pop-up trailer wouldn't pop up so we had to sleep in the van. That was fun.
2. SE Virginia to Daytona Beach. On a bus with my high school band. Yes, I was a band dork and proud of it.

Two favorite holidays:
1.Christmas (by far and away my favorite holiday)
2. My birthday. Because I get to be all special.

Two favorite beverages:
1. Diet Coke. Loooves the diet coke.
2. Crystal Light lemonade mixed half and half with green tea. Hmmm. So summery.

Four things About ME!

Things you may not have known about me:
1. Summer is my favorite season.
2. I am so happy it's finally warm.
3. Anything below 80 degrees is TOO COLD.
4. If I never get married and have kids, I'm going to retire at the age of 50 and travel the world.

***And I've answered the rest of these before. So you can see my real answers here. Following is what I WISH I could answer.***

Four jobs I have had in my life:
1. Travel writer
2. Owner of an independent bookstore. Like this fabulous one in Corolla, NC. (It's so cute, and I would kill to live on the Outer Banks.)
3. Artist of some sort (if only I had the talent)
4. Professional book reader. (This would be someone paying me to just read books--no review to write, no editing to worry about. Just read whatever I want.)

Four places I have lived:
1. Southern Italy
2. Charleston, SC
3. P.E.I., Canada (but only in the summer)
4. Caribbean island


Mailyn said...

My birthday. Because I get to be all special.

LOL! I'd also love to own a bookstore filled with musky old books and some collectibles.

Dance Chica said...

I want a complete set of UK edition Harry Potter books, too (the adult eds). I've been waiting to buy them until the last book comes out. I wouldn't mind the complete set on audio, too. I've been listening to the audio books from the library and they're very enjoyable to listen to. :-)

Rosario said...

Well, if you ever meet someone willing to hire you to be a professional book reader, and they happen to need someone else, think of me :-D

jmc said...

I've been flirting with the idea of ordering the UK-set of the Harry Potter books :) I especially love the cover to the 7th book.

PEI. It's my goal to vacation there someday. Chalk it all up to LM Montgomery.

Jennie said...

Mailyn--Yeah, I'd love to own a bookstore... as long as I didn't have to make it profitable. Lol. The life of a bookstore owner is not easy these days, which sucks because it would be so fun. :)

DC--I am completely lusting after a UK set of HP. I'm rereading Sorceror's Stone now and every once in a while I'll come across some American slang and I think, That's not right!! These kids would never say that. I want the original text. :)

Rosario--Maybe we can trick some really dumb billionaire into paying us to read. Know any dumb billionaires? :D

JMC--I think it's odd that they have children's and adult's versions there--are British adults ashamed to be seen reading YA or something? Lol. I actually like the US covers better--the illustrations are so great.

I went to PEI on a family trip eons ago and I think it was the most gorgeous place I've ever been. We went to see the house that Green Gables was based on and it was so lovely.

Daisy Cat said...

I am from the UK and I have to ask, what is the difference between the UK and the USA versions of Harry Potter?

When I visited America a few years ago, I fell in love with your little Goldfish crackers. We get something similar here, but they don't taste the same!! I can't believe you have something even better, I will have to try them when I get to visit again.

Jennie said...

Hi Daisy Cat--Our Harry Potter books have different covers, and the text has been edited a bit--mostly to remove the British slang that would be unfamiliar or confusing to American children. I think especially the earlier books were changed more--not in the big things, just a few details.

I can't believe y'all don't have Goldfish! :D