Sunday, March 30, 2008


Okay, I guess this is my first Meme. If someone has more time than me and wants to look through my previous posts and prove me wrong, then get after it! But I have been tagged by Yellow Turtle and here goes.

The rules are:

1. Link to the person who tagged you.
2. Post the rules here
3. Share 7 random or weird facts about yourself
4. Tag 7 random people at the end of the post, linking to them.
5. Leave a comment on their blog so that they know they’ve been tagged.

- I have thrown a sleeping bag down on the ground in the desert and slept under the open sky more than once.

- I have changed the brake shoes on a 1964 Dodge Dart.

- My house has no door knobs.

- Instead of getting a song stuck in my head, I get a word. And most of the time it's no particular word for any discernable reason. It pops up all day. A couple of days ago, the word was rapacious. One day last week, the word was turgid but I felt really stupid later in the day when I realized the meaning I was associating with it was the one for turbid. Well, I did have beans the day before.

- I have a reputation of having random items in my office or desk. Need a bit of string? I have a five pound ball of it. I also have a rubber chicken and a King's Cake Baby. Need a map of downtown San Angelo? A vinyl tablecloth with a tropical design? How about a giant one gallon clear plastic jar full of photographs? And YES, I do have a Slinky on my desk (no one can resist!) I also have a rock from Central Park, Strawberry Fields. And I took a compass and marked North on the glass on my desktop with a magic marker. Everyone needs to know where magnetic north is! This could go on and on. Maybe I'll just do an Inventory of Odd someday and post it. But until then, if you run into me and I've got my purse, ask to see my buckeye. I'll have it but there'll most likely be something random in there, too.

- I like to walk around while I brush my teeth. And if it is an especially pretty day, I like to walk outside and look around.

- When I'm in a group of people, I sometime yawn on purpose just to see the chain reaction.

I’ll tag only four -- Jayne, BrunoBaby, JMB, and Lattégirl -- because all the other people I would have tagged got tagged with me (Saxophonin’ Gnome, No Narcissus, and Imaginekb.) Maybe I should expand my blog network for the purpose of Meme's. Actually, I wish some of my readers would get on the bandwagon and start a blog!


Blogger Jayne said...

okay, okay..I'm getting to it.

6:32 PM  
Blogger lattégirl said...

I might have done this meme if I hadn't already done it twice before, which means I've written 14 weird things about me.

I can't think of too many more to add to the list, really.

But I do love reading the 7 things other bloggers list about themselves. It's always entertaining. And weird.

9:47 PM  
Blogger Locke said...

I feel the need to disseminate this horrible abuse of the word meme, and what I posted at Hallqs page sufficiently gets across my point, so I'll paste:
Sorry, but you are entirely misdirected about what a 'meme' is. A survey or chain letter or pass-me-on or whatever this is has no relation to the word. In order to not look silly or foolish, you should research terms before using them. You can't make something a meme just by declaring it so, and if this was one, it would be instantly recognized and occur regularly in the social consciousness in various forms. All your base are belong to us and LOLcats are memes, 'list 7 weird things about yourself' is a survey at best, and a piece of unsolicited spam chainmail at worst. Also, a meme can't be 'invented,' a meme just happens.

12:08 PM  
Blogger Ms. Judy said...

Locke, it must cause you no end of consternation to see this usage of "meme" and you must be a busy bee to be making a post at every site with such a "survey". Although All Your Base, StarWars Kid, etc. (and "Kilroy Was Here" even before the internet) fit your definition, suck it up and admit that language changes. The word Meme now has an additional meaning. Along these lines, I much prefer that people correctly say that an amount is "more than" rather than "over" but that ship has sailed. Just like when I was a kid, one said things happened "on purpose" and "by accident" -- now, things happen "on accident". Quit your sniveling and let me hand you a Kleenex to dry your tears -- unless you'd prefer a facial tissue as to avoid the horrible abuse of a trademarked name.

11:24 AM  
Blogger sub.dio said...

I am having so much trouble with this, but I'm working on it, so it should appear eventually. Thanks for the comment on my post about work. Sometimes I just get frustrated, but I do enjoy working with everyone on campus. It is a great community.

8:26 PM  

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