Four Fact Survey Fun Tag



Stephanie over at Making Time For Me is fast becoming one of my favorite people.  I love being recognized by other bloggers.  Here’s a fun little sharing exercise – the Four Fact Survey Fun Tag, which I am happy to accept from Stephanie:

Four names people call me other than my real name:

Cordelia’s Mom, CookieCakes, Not CM – and a fourth one which cannot be printed on a public forum.

Four Jobs I’ve Had: 

My very first job was part-time in high school and entailed filling bottles with vitamin tablets and then sealing the bottles with some weird kind of shrink wrap.  Lord, I hated that stuff!

My second job was for the Federal Government.  I would tell you what it was, but then I’d have to kill you – and yes, it carried a Top Secret clearance rating.

The worst job I ever had was working as a paralegal for a law firm involved in an environmental cleanup case.  My “office” was a folding table in the middle of a roomful of document boxes – have you ever watched Office Space?  I can so identify with Milton!

Currently, my day job is as a real estate paralegal.  You can read about that here and here (please?  I need the views.)

Four Movies I’ve Watched More Than Once:

Office Space (see above), Gone With the Wind (perfect if you’re sick in bed and want something really long), The Money Pit (probably not the best idea to watch while in the middle of your own home renovations), and pretty much every Disney movie made before 1995.

Four Books Or Authors I’d Recommend: 

Dean Koontz, Stephen King, Bentley Little (any of these if you want to be scared witless), and my absolute favorite classic book is Jane Eyre.  But I’ll read any kind of fiction – murder mystery, adventure, romantic, comedy.  Books are one of the few things I’ll spend money on these days.

Four Places I’ve Lived:

Tonawanda, NY; Lancaster, NY; Blasdell, NY; Suitland, Maryland.

Four Places I’ve Visited: 

Um, do wine tours count?  Can I include Niagara Falls even though I live just 20 minutes away?  How about all the sites around Washington, DC when I commuted in every day from Maryland?

Four Things I’d Rather Be Doing Right Now: 

(i) Something other than answering questions; (ii) sleeping; (iii) winning the lottery; (iv) watching Office Space again – all in no particular order.

Four foods I don’t like:

There aren’t any foods I don’t like, but there are a lot of foods I can’t eat due to my ulcerative colitis.  Let’s not go there.

Four of my favorite foods: 

See above.

Four Shows I Watch: 

Can’t answer this one – I never watch TV unless I’m sick in bed and don’t want to watch Gone With the Wind again.

Four Things I’m Looking Forward To This Year: 

Playing with Puppy Cody, reading lots of books, writing awesome blog posts, and maybe an occasional blogger meet-and-greet.

Four Things I’m Always Saying: 

I don’t know – I never listen to anything I say.


Well, that was fun!  Now it’s someone else’s turn.  Since this is not an “award,” I feel I can legitimately nominate bloggers who normally are awards-free, but whom I know to be fun-loving.  I hereby tap the following bloggers, scream “You’re it!” –  and quickly run away:

NOTE TO NOMINEES:  There is absolutely no obligation to participate.  Consider this my way of honoring you.

Archon’s Den

Ryl’s Rostrum

Shimoniac Jones

Joeyfully Stated

Mark Bialczak

Paul Curran

Just Plain Ol’ Vic



I love to hear from my readers. You may comment on this post, comment on my Facebook or Twitter pages, or email me at


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37 Responses to Four Fact Survey Fun Tag

  1. Paul says:

    Thank You CM!


  2. Just Plain Ol' Vic says:

    Great answers and thanks for the nod. Now I have my post topic for the dat, lol. 😁


  3. joey says:

    Thanks again for the shout-out 🙂


  4. Enjoyed reading your answers! 🙂


  5. Megs says:

    I think these are so fun to read. 🙂 I should have put Office Space on my list! I used to be addicted to that movie.

    I also like learning about jobs that I would never have thought were jobs… filling bottles with vitamins and shrink wrapping? Oddly interesting to me, but probably terribly boring to teenaged you after a while.


  6. Great way to network and promote others! I shared this on as well. 🙂


  7. Archon's Den says:

    Hi! My name is ‘Gone With The Wind.’ Could we do a rerun of meet and greet later in the year, if you’re not sick in bed? (Or sick of entertaining me and Mrs. G.O.D.)

    I know I swore off awards, but I’ll have a go at this one, and link you in if/when I do. Thanx! 😀


    • Absolutely, let’s meet again this year – I never get tired of entertaining you, and I’d love to see Mrs. G.O.D. again!

      I’ll look forward to reading your response to this post – I know you’ll do a fantastic job.


      • Archon's Den says:

        My rebuttal to this has been posted as of Monday, and you have been linked and creditted. When I first viewed this post, I noticed my site, right at the top, because, having viewed it, the text was purple.
        It wasn’t till the next day, when I came back to lift the questions, that I noticed you had made it a family affair, and included LadyRyl and Shimoniac Jones. They have both said that they’ll give it a try, but both of them have more to do than I do, so ‘when’ is unknown. 😯 🙂


        • There is absolutely no hurry for the responses. I included LadyRyl and Shimoniac Jones because I thought it might be fun reading their answers if they chose to participate – plus I felt a little additional exposure might be good for them, if they want it.


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  9. Vicky V says:

    So excited! Thanks for thinking of me 🙂 I will enjoy answering these questions. Now to think up a recipe that will go with the upcoming blog post!!


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  11. ‘Fourbulous’ answers, CM. Would you tell me what your job was at the Federal Government since I live about 15,000km away from you…LOL(=´∇`=)


  12. LOL….∠( ᐛ 」∠)_

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  13. Prior-2001 says:

    I feel like I forgot your were from western new york? oh wow….
    and regarding these places:

    Tonawanda, NY; Lancaster, NY; Blasdell, NY

    well I have a few friends in Tonawanda – oldest brother was born in Lancaster – and used to shop at the Gold Circle (I think that was the store) in Blasdell… and we hit up Woodlawn beach….


    • The world gets smaller all the time, doesn’t it! You even remembered Woodlawn Beach – and trust me, you wouldn’t remember that one unless you had actually been there at some point. Thanks for reminding me!

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      • Prior-2001 says:

        yes – and we need to email because did you know that a lot of people from the great lakes area have certain “intestinal flukes” that come from swimming in lake water… I know that not a lot of folks want to talk parasites – but you’d be amazed at how many human health problems are related to “heavy” parasite loads = and again – not everyone’s cup of tea to talk about – but email me if you ever do…


        • My email address is, if you’d like to start the exchange. I would email you first, but you wouldn’t recognize the name it’s coming from because it looks like it’s coming from someone other than me – a small glitch I haven’t been able to resolve.

          Liked by 1 person

          • Prior-2001 says:

            well not to slam yahoo – but maybe it is time for a new email provider – because I had non-stop issues with my yahoo mail… just a suggestion – especially if it is glitchin’
            and I will email you laster this week
            and peace out

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  14. Paul says:

    As an aside CM, I just did a guest post over at Mark Bialczak’s. I would be honored if you had the time to drop by for a read. Thank You.


  15. AmyRose🌹 says:

    Good to see you are having fun, CM. I’m happy for you! 🙂


  16. Megs says:

    You don’t hafta do what you don’t wanna, but I’m inviting you to participate in the 3-day Quote Challenge. 🙂 The rules are on this post

    If you decide to participate, I look forward to reading your favorite quotes! They can even be your own! ::ooooohhh::


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