Four? Just FOUR?

Mike of Franklin Avenue oh-so-kindly tagged me in this whole blog meme thing. I actually first saw it at LA Voice yesterday, and as soon as I saw it, I began thinking of what my answers would be, but did not actually anticipate getting the tag. Ahem. Thanks, Mike.

BTW, what is the penalty for not participating???? Like the meme’s predecessor, the chain letter, is the penalty losing the possibility of finding true love? bad luck? death?

Anyway, my answers, unfortunately, are not restricted to L.A. since I’ve lived in this county most of my life. So gimme a break! Man!

Four Jobs I’ve Had In My Life in LA:
Online news producer, KCBS/KCAL
Holiday overnight cops desk, City News Service
Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf barista (Santa Monica)
Art Gallery webmaster
(I could add so much more here, but it would branch over into Orange County…)

Four Movies About LA I Could Watch Over And Over:
(Technically, I suppose some of my choices are simply movies in L.A.)
Golden Child
Real Women Have Curves
The Italian Job

Four Places I’ve Lived All Over L.A. [County] (With Food Memories From Each):
Hacienda Heights – World’s Best Pizza Рah, nostalgia…
Temple Street and Glendale Boulevard in what’s now Historic Filipinotown ‚Äì Bernie‚Äôs Teriyaki – I still go here even though its completely out of my way for the chicken, beef and pork plate, hold the dressing. Yum!
Santa Monica’s Main Street – Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf РI was there so often, and yet was so poor, I ended up working there.
Monterey Hills – Phoenix Food Boutique Рso simple, yet so tasty.

Four LA-Themed Shows I Love(d) To Watch:
Beverly Hills 90210 – I know, I know.
Saved By The Bell
Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
NUMB3RS – Trinity loves all these crime scene/science dramas, and this is curiously the only one set in L.A., although I’m pretty sure all of them all filmed here.

Four Places I Would Vacation At In LA:
Huntington Ritz Carlton (Pasadena)
The Fairmont Miramar Hotel (Santa Monica)
Millennium Biltmore – I’ve decorated this hotel countless times, and I don’t think I’ve ever seen the inside of its rooms!
Mondrian Hotel
Price isn’t supposed to be an issue here, right?

Four LA-Based Websites I Visit Daily:
LA Observed
Franklin Avenue
LA Voice

Four Of My Favorite Foods Found In LA (county):
Zankou Chicken – quarter-chicken dark, please, with extra garlic sauce…?
Sam Woo – Oh, boy – pan-fried noodles with seafood, pork chops with spicy salt, Mongolian beef, Broccoli beef, shrimp with lobster sauce, shrimp with spicy salt, steamed rock cod. Oops, I’m drooling…
California Chicken Caf√© – quarter-chicken dark, please, with mashed potatoes with chicken gravy, or the red potatoes, or the mixed fruit, or ……I can’t choose! (Seriously, that’s me at the counter every time I go here.)
In N‚Äô Out Burger – a simple, elegant #2, with just lettuce and tomato please. And sometimes a chocolate shake. Dammit, I think I’m going to have to have this for dinner tonight…

Four Places In LA I Would Rather Be Right Now:
Anywhere with Trinity
On the beach rollerblade path in Santa Monica
On my patio with a (yet-to-come) fire pit and a book
Eating at Norm’s/Denny’s with friends (any location, although I prefer Norm’s simply because I like it better than Denny’s)

Tagging – Jacqui, beFrank and Steve Rosenberg. Sorry guys!

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