Thursday, January 12, 2012

Getting to Know Meme

Nope, that's not a typo in the title.

For all my non-social media friends who so sweetly follow my blog, here's how Wikipedia describes a meme (pronounced like meem, in case you were wondering):

An Internet meme is an idea that is propagated through the World Wide Web. The idea may take the form of ahyperlink, video, picture, website, hashtag, or just a word or phrase, such as intentionally misspelling the word "more" as "moar" or "the" as "teh". The meme may spread from person to person via social networksblogs, direct email, news sources, or other web-based services.

In layman blogger's terms, it means that someone "tags" you, often with a list of goofy questions.  You answer the questions and then "tag" a few other bloggers.

And on and on it goes.  Where it stops, nobody knows.

Bloggers typically respond with groans and sighs, wishing they hadn't been tagged but I think they secretly love the recognition.  It's like finally getting picked for the kickball team in gym class instead of being the last man standing.

So I've spent the last year and a half faithfully writing my little blog, standing on the sidelines, in my PE class issued elastic waist shorts and stinky t-shirt, patiently waiting to get picked.

And it finally happened.

I got tagged!

Maybe once I've been tagged multiple times like all my veteran bloggy friends, I'll groan and sigh and roll my eyes, too.

But today.

Today, I wear the crown.

I am "Meme Queen".  Hear me roar.

I was tagged by Karen over at Solodialogue and if you haven't seen her blog yet (and her too cute son, Tootles), you really should rush right over there and check out all the good stuff.

Now, on to the questions...

My Favorite Color - I'm going with red.  But not like crayon red.  More like that rustic, old wood barn kind of red.  Like this:

My Favorite Animal - I hope no one likes me any less when I admit this but I'm just not that much of an animal lover.  Would a dolphin count? 


My Favorite Number - I've never even really thought about this.  Hmmm.... I'll take unlucky 13 because no one ever picks him, not even elevators.

My Favorite Drink - Now we're talking.  Without a doubt, Route 44 Diet Dr. Pepper with a Double Shot of Vanilla.  From Sonic.  Amen.

Facebook or Twitter - Twitter.  Short blurbs of information.  Kind of like the ticker at the bottom of news network stations.  But with more fun stuff.

Passion? - If this means something I can never get enough of, something I do when I have free time, and something I can get totally absorbed in and lose all track of time, it would be reading.  I have always loved to read.  And once I start a book, it has to be simply awful for me to not finish it.  Like Don Quixote awful.

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Giving or Getting Presents -  Ummm.... gotta be honest here.  I do like me a good present.

Favorite Day - Monday.  My husband usually has the day off.  The kids are back in school.  And I usually do not do not much of anything on Mondays.

Favorite Flower - Sunflowers.  They're huge and happy.  What's not to like?

And this marks the end of my reign as "Meme Queen".  

It's time to pass off my crown and tag some of my fellow bloggers.  

So without further ado, the envelope please.  I tag:

Lisa, over at Autism Wonderland because I've just discovered her and want to know more!  And what better way than a meme?

Allie, from Little Baby Fields x2 because we have a connection besides just blogging and special needs kiddos.  We both love Jesus!  And I think she needs a good ol' mindless meme post to take her mind off her house conundrum.

And Jon, from Happy Trouble simply because he's the new kid on the block and I want to give my first meme to him as his first meme.  And he's one of the few dad bloggers around here.

There you have it!

I will be checking the blogs to see if you caught the joy I just sent your way.

Have a lovely Thursday everyone!


  1. The house next door to me was purchased. The guy who bought it and his girlfriend and her daughter from a previous relationship moved in. She was young, and dumb, and big boobs, and two large dogs.

    The man built a fence (badly) around his lot to keep the dogs in. The dogs dug under the fence and escaped periodically.

    The woman had the man take a chainsaw to the landscaping. It didn't suit her 'taste'. She put up bumble bees and gnomes and mickey mouse sculptures and sun globes.

    She uprooted the shrubs in front of the house and planted happy, colorful sunflowers that grew so tall they covered the windows of her top floor.

    She dug a trench and they put in an invisible fence for the dogs. They did it themselves, but never troubled themselves to train the dogs to use the fence. The dogs escaped again, but refused to come back inside the fence because they'd get shocked.

    They kept the dogs inside instead, where they destroyed the interior of the house.

    The man complained to the woman that he was working full time while she got drunk and whored around and he watched their child.

    She left him because he "wouldn't give her her freedom".

    He sold the house with the trench, bad fence, holes in the yard, ravaged interior and enormous ridiculous sunflowers blocking their windows for 50,000 less than he paid for it 6 months after he moved in.

    The end.

  2. I'm somewhat confused... ^^^

    Glad to take you off the sidelines!

    Dolphins are brilliant. Excellent choice.

    I think it's only fair that I try your drink given that you tried the coveted chai... I think there is a Sonic nearby although I've never been.

    And I knew there were more reasons I adore you!! Reading and receiving gifts!! Yay for us! :)

    And I guess you just shouldn't plant sunflowers near your windows - although they'd still give you a night view... ??

  3. I also chose a Sonic drink. I never even thought of getting vanilla in my diet coke. I know what I'll be doing this weekend!

  4. I love it!!! I gotta go try one of those Sonic drinks!

  5. Jim - Ummm... Is all this just because I said "sunflowers"? Or you just felt like ragging on your former neighbors?

    Karen - A Sonic nearby and you've never been?? My word, lady! You're about to discover soft drink Nirvana. It's all in the ice, ice, baby..... (sorry - I couldn't help myself)

    Allie - Well, aren't you the popular girl?? Tagged not once, but twice! And vanilla in your diet coke?
    Hea-ven! (Imagine me singing this is a very high octave, ok?)

    Lizbeth - Try it! You'll like it! Sonic Happy Hour means half price drinks from 2-4 every stinkin' day!


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