Four by Four Things About Me

Maria Palma tagged me on the four by four (sixteen) things you don’t know about me meme. Maria was tagged by Becky Carroll, another customer service and customer experience blogger. It looked interested, so here are my responses.

Four Jobs I’ve Had:

  • Independent computer consultant. You know the neighborhood whiz kid you would call when your printer wasn’t working? I was the person that most of my neighbors called when I was younger.
  • Frontline CSR. I have worked on the frontlines before and did so for about a year at a small web hosting company. I learned a lot (about the aptitude and attitude parts of the job) and had a lot of fun.
  • Freelance journalist. I have done freelance writing for a variety of web sites and magazines. I used to write about the web hosting industry and technology in general, but I now write almost exclusively about customer service and related topics.
  • Event staff. I had not been involved with event planning or management since I was on student government in high school when Get Satisfaction hired me to help with Customer Service is the New Marketing. While I was still more of a content than an event planning person, it was a new (but very positive!) experience nonetheless.

Four Places I’ve Been:

  • All over Hawaii. I took a vacation to Hawaii several years ago and went all over for about two weeks. It was a great trip.
  • San Juan, Puerto Rico. I’ve traveled to Puerto Rico twice, both times as a vacation.
  • Big cities. I’ve been to most of our country’s big cities – New York, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Charlotte, Atlanta, and San Francisco were the main ones.
  • All over California. The year before my Hawaii trip, I took a two and a half week trip to California with my family. We went basically everywhere from San Diego up to San Francisco.

Four Music Artists I’m Listening to Right Now:

  • John Mayer (favorite song: Waiting On The World To Change)
  • The Shins (favorite song: Saint Simon)
  • The Killers (favorite song: Mr. Brightside)
  • The Fray (favorite song: Over My Head: Cable Car)

Four Favorite Foods:

  • Brownies. I have a huge sweet tooth and love brownies. I usually leave with a brownie when I go into a bakery.
  • Salmon. My family eats a lot of salmon and I am a huge fan of it.
  • Milkshakes. I am a big fan of milkshakes, especially the brownies-a-la-mode one from Haagen-Dazs (it’s like $6, but well worth it!).
  • Teriyaki chicken. I really like teriyaki chicken for some reason.

I’d like to tag some of my friends who I think might participate in a meme like this and who I don’t usually link to, including: Sean Kelly, Kevin Palmer, Rico Mossesgeld, and Darlene McDaniel. Go for it, guys!

One Response to “Four by Four Things About Me”

  1. Darlene said:

    Feb 18, 08 at 2:41 am

    Thanks for the link. I will participate! I especially enjoyed reading your 4 favorite foods.