Four jobs I've had or currently have in my life:
- Preschool teacher (have been one for the past 2+ years)
- Lifeguard (this is how I made money throughout high school)
- Swim Instructor (I did with the lifeguarding in high school and then again for several months this past year. I love teaching swimming and if I could I would do this as a living.)
- Mentor Coordinator (I worked for Americorps* for two years in DE with a project to provide mentors to children who needed them.)
- The U.S.
- Mexico (I went for nine days after my senior year in HS.)
- I have not gone anywhere else, but I want to go to Costa Rica, Ireland, Japan, Thailand, China, Belize, Canada (Vancouver, Montreal, Toronto and Ottawa), South Africa among probably anywhere else that anyone is willing to pay for me to go to
- Well anywhere I listed as where I want to visit
- Seattle (I went last year and want to visit the Northwest again)
- New Orleans (I have wanted to visit for a while.)
- On a road trip across I-40 (I have dreamed of this trip for a while as well, maybe one day when I have plenty of money and can afford to take two weeks off from work I will make it happen)
- Homemade Mac and Cheese (I can't do the blue box stuff since I started making it myself and it is good. Speaking of, I made some last night with ingredients from Earth Fare, so organic milk, organic macaroni and cheese that had no rBGH.)
- Fried Catfish and hushpuppies (They do not have to be together, I love them separately as well, but when they are together with a glass of sweet tea that may be Heaven in my book)
- Luchen Kugel (If you are not Jewish, this is a sweet noodle pudding that is possibly my favorite Jewish food ever, here is a recipe. This is not the recipe I use, I do not use sour cream and substitute apricot nectar for the preserves and have a crispy topping, but at least it will give you an idea.)
- Matzo Ball Soup (Again a Jewish thing, I even used a veggie broth last time rather than chicken broth, it was not the same but cut down on the fat and calories)
Four personal heroes, past or present:
- My paternal grandfather who was a minister during the '50s and was run out of a town in Illinois for voicing the opinion that blacks and whites should be treated the same at a baccalaureate. He continued to fight for civil rights in his own ways.
- My maternal grandfather who came over from the Ukraine as a child and continued to follow his faith, Judaism, until the cancer that eventually took him prevented him from going to synagogue.
- Mahatma Gandhi for leading a revolution using non-violent means.
- I don't know if I can come with another person, I admire. I could name a lot of people I am interested in, such as Che Guevara, Ceasar Chavez, or Abraham Joshua Heshel, but I am not sure I admire any of them as I do not have enough information to make that judgement.
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (I really liked this book and was happy with the ending of this series.)
- The Wind's Twelve Quarters by Ursula La Guin (I have just started reading the short stories in this book, but they are interesting.)
- Geek Love by Katherine Dunn (Such an interesting and great book)
- Cesar's Way by Cesar Milan (A dog psychology book that my mom sent me after the little incident with Logan and the neighbors dog and mine attacking hers. I really like and agree with Cesar most of the time, so this was an interesting book for me.)
So now I have to tag four others, and here you are:
Mathman (because well someone other than your wife has to tag you and I am interested in your answers)
Ok so I can't think of anyone else to tag as I think I have seen this on everyone else's blog that I have read lately, so if you want to answer them again, please do and if not, then I guess I have failed in my obligations to name four other bloggers.