3.08.2008

4x4 (copycat)

It seems like everyone is doing this on their blogs these days and by everyone I mean these two people: ghostschool, Noisy Decent Graphics Anyway I figured I might as well be a copycat and follow suit. Here goes:

Four jobs I’ve had
Paper Boy: This was my first job. The benefits were great: .05K per week for compensation, valuable neighborhood networking experiences, a built in exercise program and the opportunity to see sunrises every saturday morning. Despite the sarcastic presentation this job was pretty fun. I loved biking around the neighborhood and I met a lot of really great people in the process that I'm sure would have never spoken to otherwise.

Nursing Home Dietary Aid: After two years of the paper boy gig I graduated to dishwasher extraordinaire. Basically my job was to serve food to the residents of the nursing home and then clean up afterwards. Surprisingly this job was amazing. After 6 months of working there my best friend got a job there as well. We worked with one other guy and the whole cleaning process became more of an industrial sport than a job. The job was the set task of serving dinner. This needed to be completed in 4 hours but because our creativity and energy we managed to figure out ways to cut nearly 45 minutes off the of the time it took us to complete it and we even changed certain parts of the job into a competition between me and my friend and the other guy on our crew. When all three of us were on the same shift together I could say that I looked forward to coming to work.

Book-shelver: During college I worked in the University Library shelving books in the art and design section of the library. The art and design section was not the most heavily trafficked section of the library so I got a lot of down time during which I was able to explore. It was amazing to get paid to look through an enormous collection of art books.

Screenprint Designer: This job was probably the most difficult I've had, but I learned a ton about the printing process and about adobe illustrator. Illustrator is a really powerful and rich program and is definitely one my favorites of the suite now.

Four TV shows I watch
I only have three two shows because I really don't watch much TV
House: This probably my favorite right now. I love the allusion to Sherlock Holmes. Holmes=House, Watson=Wilson, Crimes=Diseases, the list of parallels goes on but I'll spare you.
The Office:Sadly applicable to those working in corporate culture.



Four places I’ve been
There are no international locations on this list. Now that I've graduated college, this will hopefully be rectified.
Seattle: Really laid back and beautiful there. If it didn't mean leaving the entire family behind it would definitely be a place I'd want to live.
Chicago: Born there, unfortunately haven't been back since I was 14. Absolutely gorgeous city to walk around.
New York City: It always feels like there are too many good choices of things to do when I visit. Now that I commute in everyday some of the wonder has been lost for me. Still one of my favorite places to be.
Wildwood New Jersey: Spent a summer there living near the boardwalk and working at a Kmart. An overwhelming experience of neon lights and deep fried oreos.

Four artists I listen to
These artists are really amazing. This kind of quality in music makes me wonder how top 40 pop radio still exists.
Spoon
The Go! Team
MGMT
Arcade Fire

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