January 24, 2006

Four Things

It’s a lazy day back to work, and I always love a good distraction. I blame Zeldman.

Four jobs I’ve had:

  1. Dishwasher
  2. Waiter
  3. Bassist
  4. Designer/Art director

Four movies I can watch over and over:

  1. Miller’s Crossing
  2. Predator
  3. Evil Dead 2
  4. Transformers: The Movie

Four places I’ve lived:

  1. Schwenksville PA
  2. Kuztown PA
  3. Topton PA
  4. Philadelphia PA

Four TV shows I love:

  1. Arrested Development
  2. The Simpsons (pre 2000)
  3. Mythbusters
  4. Kids in the Hall

Four places I’ve vacationed:

  1. Idaho
  2. Rome
  3. Ottawa
  4. Mexico

Four of my favorite dishes:

  1. Rizzo’s Big Red pizza
  2. Hot Doug’s Veggie Dog
  3. Vegetarian enchiladas at Plaza Garibaldi
  4. Ice cream from Scoop DeVille

Four sites I visit daily:

  1. The Morning News
  2. Coudal Partners
  3. Netdiver
  4. Pitchfork Media

Four places I would rather be right now:

  1. Riding on Kelly Drive
  2. Walking around Chicago
  3. Rome
  4. England

Four bloggers I am tagging (so they will all have a good reason to post):

  1. Rob Weychert
  2. Shaun Inman
  3. Khoi Vinh
  4. Naz Hamid

Commentary (16):

1. pdxrocket says… jan 24, 2006 | 1:45 pm

I was curious as to your commonly visited sites; and in doing so I noticed that the domain for ‘The Morning News’ is now for sale. So, probably not a site to frequent, eh? :-)

2. Jason Santa Maria says… jan 24, 2006 | 1:48 pm

Ah, a very lazy day indeed. Fixed now.

I really thought I changed that to ”.org” :D

3. Patrick Haney says… jan 24, 2006 | 2:31 pm

Transformers: The Movie, rock on. I used to love that movie, especially the wonderful “oh shit” that somehow made it into the flick, which still baffles me considering the audience.

Not a fan of the Simpsons anymore? Some of them are still pretty funny.

4. Naz says… jan 24, 2006 | 3:23 pm

Funny you mention Transformers. I own that DVD and there’s actually two scenes in the movie where expletives are used. In fact its one of the bonus features on the packaging, “Deleted swear word scene restored!”

5. Jason Santa Maria says… jan 24, 2006 | 3:31 pm


“Open, dammit, open!” and “Oh shit, Bubblebee! What are we gonna do now?”

6. Dane says… jan 24, 2006 | 4:16 pm

Oh man, Transformers was so good. I loved how they redid the theme song with an 80’s hair band, and how the first hour of the movie was nothing but robots kicking the royal snot out of each other.

Damn, I saw that movie in the theater twenty years ago, and it completely blew me away. Autobots died, man, they seriously died in that movie. They even killed off Optimus! Do you know how traumatic that was for a 6-year-old?

7. Jason Santa Maria says… jan 24, 2006 | 4:42 pm

At this time I will also admit to owning the soundtrack. And listening to it often enough.

8. Tim says… jan 24, 2006 | 5:21 pm

Speaking of the soundtrack, I tried to get my wife to watch the movie with me a couple years ago. After the first 15 minutes she said, “so this is pretty much an 80’s cartoon music video…”

9. bandelin says… jan 24, 2006 | 9:11 pm


10. Paul says… jan 24, 2006 | 10:22 pm

I havn’t been a regular reader here, but it’s strange to hear of people from Schwenksville. My family lives there now (and I do when I’m not at school).

Do you get a lot of people making fun of the “Shwenk” in Shwenksville? I do.

11. Terry Tolleson says… jan 25, 2006 | 10:12 am

To quote bandelin up there: IDAHO????

Oh man… you’re not reading enough Maddox.

oh… Transformers rule. They are, in fact, more than meets the eye.

12. Jason Santa Maria says… jan 25, 2006 | 10:20 am

bandelin: Yeah, I was visiting some friends, it wasn’t “hey! I’ve got a crazy idea! Idaho vacation!”

Paul: Yup, many people look at me funny when I say the name “Schwenksville” (especially if they aren’t from this end of PA and used to weird town names). But, I grew up there and I love that crazy little town.

13. Rich says… jan 25, 2006 | 6:44 pm

1. Transformers rocks. I need to find that dvd.

2. I live in Idaho and didn’t even know people vacationed here.

14. kunter ilalan says… feb 1, 2006 | 4:32 am

hi Jason, as one of the ‘distant’ loyal readers I would like to congratulate you ( plus zeldman ) invoking a new trend among world wide designers: ‘the 4 THINGS I LOVE section ’.

I believe I will have launched my own one ‘in the same format as yours’ by the end of business day. Aye, with an appropriate “insPIRATED” tag of course with a link to these lovely, sorry,daily sites :)
kunter ilalan from izmir, web developer

15. Wicks says… feb 8, 2006 | 6:00 pm

“Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances of survival on earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.”
-Albert Einstein

16. Nathan Logan says… mar 16, 2006 | 7:23 pm

What’s wrong with Idaho? There are some cool people there… Right?