Saturday, February 16, 2008


OK, got this viral email yesterday asking me to list four of several categories about myself and send it around to others including the person who sent it to me in the first place (Fire broadcaster Kenn Tomasch). Here are mine:

Four jobs I have had in my life:
1. Woolworth’s Santa Claus
2. Extra in Kirk Douglass film “The Fury”
3. Ticket taker for carnival sideshows
4. Television color commentator for the AISA All-Star Game

Four movies I've watched more than once:
1. Kevin Costner's Field of Dreams
2. Deanna Durbin's Mad About Music
3. Bud Cort's Harold and Maude
4. Ed Wood's Plan 9 From Outer Space

Four places I have lived:
1. Minneapolis, MN
2. Beverly Hills, CA
3. Johnsburg, IL
4. Shorewood, WI

Four T.V. Shows that I watch:
1. Countdown with Keith Olberman
2. The Colbert Report with Stephen Colbert
3. The Daily Show with John Stewart
4. Real Time with Bill Maher

Four places I have not been in the states but would like to go:
1. Alaska (only state i haven't been to)
2. Yosemite National Park
3. Statue of Liberty
4. Branson, MO

People who e-mail me (regularly??):
1. Mike Driscoll
2. Marcia McDermott
3. Nick DiBenedetto
4. Gloria Averbuch

Four of my favorite foods:
1. Guido Sandwich at Club Lago
2. Salami, Egg and Cheese Sandwich at The Billy Goat
3. El Diablo Red Snapper at Fiesta Garibaldi’s
4. Smelt at Miller’s Pub (in season)

Four places I would rather be right now:
1. Bradenton, FL
2. Prague
3. Club Lago
4. Positano, Italy

Four people I think will respond (to the email version):
1. Leah Bauser
2. Ben Burton
3. Dan Loney
4. Flynn Murphy

Things I am looking forward to this year:
1. 40th Anniversary celebration of my rescue from Lake Superior
2. 10 year Chicago Fire Reunion
3. Fire season
4. Announcement of Chicago women’s team name

Four places I like to shop:
1. Winkie’s in Whitefish Bay
2. Woolworth’s in Barbados
3. Atomic Records in Milwaukee
4. Rummage-A-Rama at Seven Mile Fair

What are your four? Feel free to post them as a comment by copying and pasting above, deleting my answers and typing in your own answers.


texasoperastar said...

I have also seen MAD ABOUT MUSIC more than once. I believe the world record is 144 times! Also, MAD ABOUT MUSIC is celebrating its 70th year in 2008. The world's largest Deanna Durbin website has heaps of trivia about the movie and the whole film can be watched in ten parts.

Best wishes,


peter said...

144 is a lot....i'm a Deanna nut and i've only seen it about 20 times, but my friend Mike who introduced me to Durbin world 30 years ago may have seen it more than 100 times. i will check on that and report back. I Love to Whistle

Noah said...

Hey Peter, you can come up and visit us in Alaska anytime you want!

peter said...

Thanks Noah. My goal is to make it there before March, 2010, so i can make it to all 50 before i'm 50. Alaska's kind of a big place. Exactly where are you, Noah?

Dev said...

I hear they have some great Branson shows!