20.2.06

Four Things

Four jobs I've had
1. Bagger. Yes, sir, my first job ever was a grocery bagger at Harmon's grocery stores. This only lasted two weeks as my brother-in-law got me my 2nd job paying a couple dollars more an hour.
2. Ummm...Odd job man. I wouldn't exactly say I was the janitor, but I did sweep things up, and clean the toilet, but I also sanded wooden cabinets of various shapes and sizes, mowed the lawn, ran odd errands to pick up things in a pre-historic van that nearly died every time I tried to drive it, and much, much more.
3. Sony Music Marketing Rep. I hung out with rock bands from the most famous to the ones you never heard of and got paid... very little for it. I planned events to promote said rock bands. I met U2 drummer, Larry Mullins, at a party in NYC and convinced him to bring U2 to Utah in concert for the first time since 1978.
4. HIV Prevention Specialist. I worked for the Utah AIDS Foundation, a non-profit organization that on the outset sounds like it would be a noble cause, but found that the organization's leaders regularly committed fraud to collect grants to pay their salaries and regularly used drugs, which made working for them difficult at best.

Four movies I can watch over and over
1. Run Lola Run. I'm watching it tonight. Wanna come over and watch it with me? (I'm not really watching it tonight.)
2. Muriel's Wedding. Muriel (aka Toni Collette), I love you!
3. Little Miss Sunshine. Starring Toni Collette. The VW Bus in this film reminds me a bit of the van I had to drive at my 2nd job. I have actually only seen this movie one time so far at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival, but I imagine it would be one I could watch over and over. Look for it this summer! (It opens in theatres on July 28th, 2006.)
4. Bedrooms & Hallways. This isn't the greatest film ever, but is pretty funny and I seem to watch it over and over again with new friends who've never seen it.
I just noticed that all these films first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival before making it into theatres in the USA. But that's just a coincidence.

Four places I've lived
1. Ålesund, Norway.
2. A block from Laurelhurst Park in Portland, Oregon.
3. Sutton Place, near the Upper East Side on Manhattan, New York.
4. Paris. No, not that Paris. Paris, Illinois.

Four TV shows I love
1. ALIAS
2. Battlestar Galactica (the new one, but I loved the old one as a child, too)
3. Dr. Who (the new one, the old one sucked rotting eggs)
4. Desperate Housewives

Four places I've vacationed
1. Stockholm, Sweden
2. Boston, Mass.
3. Florida
4. Mexico

Four of my favorite dishes
1. Norwegian Rice Pudding with Raspberry Sauce.
2. My homemade pizza which I learned how to make from Brenden Taylor in Norway.
3. Norwegian waffles with Norwegian goat cheese and Raspberry Jam.
4. Anything with Norwegian goat cheese on it.

Four sites I visit daily
1. MacDailyNews
2. Google News
3. G-ZUS.net
4. The Salt Lake Tribune

Four places I would rather be right now
1. Marakesh
2. Rome
3. Oslo
4. Anywhere with Shawn

Four bloggers I am tagging
1. Musica Obscura
2. Sissel News
3. Ummm...I don't read many other blogs
4. ???

4 Comments:

Blogger Parumaa said...

I also love Bedrooms and Hallways, ALIAS, and Desperate Housewives. I've seen B&H a number of times; I've watched most of ALIAS on DVD (Season 1 - 3, now I'm on 4); I bought the first seasons of DH and absolutely loved it!!!

27/3/06 13:35  
Blogger Saroo said...

I absolutely LOVE the new Battlestar Galactica and Muriels Wedding!

"It's not Muriel, it's Mariel"

Love, Love, LOVE it!

I always love to find people that enjoy those kinds of quirky movies too!

2/5/06 12:54  
Blogger Suzanne said...

muriel or mariel it is a classic from down under. Toni was also a scene stealer in mr. shamalan's philadelphia thriller even though she never got to say "i see dead people". but -- i found your blog because i was searching for norwegian rice pudding with raspberry sauce. my daughter is doing a report on Norway and has to create a dish from Norway for the class to taste. I found a lot of Danish rice pudding but still looking for Norwegian.
Haven't seen bedrooms and hallways but i will have to check it out, thanks to your recommendation.

5/3/07 18:21  
Blogger Stenar said...

Suzanne, you should have asked me for the recipe. I don't know if you'll check back here again, but I'm posting the recipe below. I tried clicking on your name, but it says your blogger profile is set to private so I can't email you the recipe. :(

Norwegian Rice Cream Pudding with Raspberry Fruit Sauce
By Stenar

Serves eight
Ingredients:
4 cups Whole Milk*
8 Tbs. (1 stick) Butter or Margarine
1 tsp. Salt
3/4 cup Pearl Rice**
1 pint Heavy Cream
2 tsp. Vanilla Extract
4 Tbs. Sugar
1. Put milk, butter and salt into large pan. Bring to a boil, watch carefully as it begins to boil and remove from heat before milk boils over.
2. Add rice. Turn stove down to low and simmer approximately one hour covered with a lid until rice is tender and has thick consistency.
4. Stir approximately every fifteen minutes during this time period.
5. Whisk cream, vanilla and sugar together.
6. After rice cooks approximately one hour, stir in cream mixture.

Raspberry Fruit Sauce:
1. Use Danish Dessert, Raspberry flavor (available on the baking aisle of most grocery stores).
2. Follow directions on box for Fruit Sauce.
3. Serve rice warm or chilled with warm Raspberry sauce poured over the top of Rice Cream.

Notes:
*You may adjust the amounts in this recipe, but maintain a 5:1 ratio for milk and rice—5 parts milk to one part rice.
**NEVER use long grain rice. You may substitute medium grain rice if you are unable to find pearl rice.

5/3/07 18:35  

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