Sunday, April 20, 2008

I have been tagged

The picture is of a canyon with a stream bordering my rental property. There is a lovely yellow Reina de la Noche (Datura marginata, Angel Trumpet) growing there in the back, but I ain't a mountain goat and could not get closer to it.

by Ewa in the Garden. Thanks heavens it is Sunday and I am at "work" (= have access to internet).
Inspired by Ewa's monthly garden journal, I spent some time yesterday documenting what blooms in my jungle garden right now, but before I managed to upload the photos and post them, I have been tagged, and learned that
The rules are following

1. Link to the person that tagged you
2. Post the rules on your blog
3. Share 4 things in these themes.
4. Tag 4 random people at the end of your post by linking to their blogs.
5. Let each random person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their website.

Four jobs I’ve had:
Ok, let me try a variation: of 4 fun jobs when I was a student
  • a photo model when at film school in Lodz (NOT, however, of the clothes model variety)
  • a supporting actress, also when studying at the same film school
  • a journalist intern for Glos Wielkopolski , when I studied law in Poznan
  • a tour guide around Stockholm on both boats and buses when I was a graduate student at Stockholm University

and 4 "serious" jobs after graduating:

  • a "think tank" research fellow at various "think tanks" around Europe (Poland, Sweden, Austria, Germany, UK) and the USA (like Hoover Institution at Stanford University in California)
  • a guest professor at various universities and institutes internationally,
  • a management consultant for internationally expanding corporations (mostly high tech)
  • a non-profit organizational development consultant - mostly after taking an early retirement

Four movies I can watch over and over:

Now, I am not fan of repeating anything, so I doubt I have voluntarily seen ANY movie four times, except, of course, cinema classics I studied at film school, like

  • Citizen Kane
  • Casablanca
  • Hamlet with Lawrence Olivier
  • Bergman's: Det Sjunde Inseklet (The Seventh Seal)

Four places I have lived:

  • Poland (Lowicz, Poznan, Lodz, Warszawa)
  • Germany (Leipzig, Dresden, Halle, Berlin, Kiel, Hamburg, Munchen)
  • Sweden (Stockholm, Ystad, Simrishamn)
  • USA (California, Texas, Colorado, Minnesota, Louisiana, Arkansas, Georgia)

Four TV shows I love:

Is there anybody who really loves TV shows?
OK, I like "Law and order", especially the original and "Criminal intent".
When I lived in Poland I liked "Kabaret Starszych Panow".
I am sure I liked something in Sweden, but can't remember now... horrible, I am getting that old

Four places I have been on holiday:

How about three honeymoons and one divorce "celebration" ???
  • Tatra mountains - 1st honeymoon (of 1st marriage)
  • arctic Scandinavia: Sarek and Padjelanta national forests - pre-honeymoon (of 2nd marriage )
  • Rome, Sorrento, Capri - a "proper" honeymoon (of second marriage),
  • a Caribbean cruise (with daughter, after her divorce)

Four of my favourite dishes:
  • sushi andraw vegan sushi (made of matchstick cut vegetables, yummy
  • tapas - any kind, but especially fish and seafood ones
  • sourkraut, carrot, apple and parsley salad... or bigos, whenever I have a chance (rarely)
  • pierogi and Swedish meatballs (not together, but I could not decide on only one of those dishes)

Four Web sites you visit daily:

When I have daily access to internet I visit:

  • New York Times or Washington Post
  • Dagens Nyheter or Svenska Dagbladet (alternating between the two national Swedish dailies)
  • El Nuevo Dia or San Juan Star (two largest Puerto Rico dailies, one in Spanish, one in English)
  • blogger

Four places I would rather be now:

let's see, right now I am happy where I am, and don't want to be anywhere else, but ask me in August/September when it'll rain here and huricanes will start threatening, then I might rather (and probably in actuality) be:
  • in Sweden
  • in Poland
  • in Germany
  • in France

Four bloggers I am tagging:


Cheryl said...

Hi Minerva,

Well that was fun, check out my answers. They're not nearly as interesting as yours, but what a concept. I wonder how far this will go?


Cabs said...

Thanks for playing along with the tag. I am the person who tagged Ewa. Such a fun way to met more bloggers and learn about others.


Speaking Boricua said...

Reading this I feel so disappointed, I can't even fill out half of it! I think I'll have to decline your tagging as I just can't answer it. I'll think of some other personal experience I can write about to replace it, I suppose. Sorry bout that!

Minerva said...

don't be sorry, speaking boricua, there is no obligation, but thanks for trying.