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1.31.2007

A Meme


Standard issue ear scoop

Definition of a meme

(Pronounced "meem") An idea, thought or piece of information that is passed from one generation to the next through imitation and behavioral replication. In his 1976 book "The Selfish Gene," Richard Dawkins said that memes and memetics are the cultural counterpart to the biological study of genes and genetics. Like evolution, Dawkins observed that human cultures evolve via "contagious" communications in a manner similar to the gene pool of populations over time.
In a blogger's world, a meme is an idea, question, or project that is posted in one blog and answered to in many other blogs. Memes are used to propagate ideas in the blogosphere and is especially handy when one has ran out of things to write about.
Personally, I thought that a meme was literally, a post about ME or in this case one's two ME's (as in split personalities).
I never claimed to be bright.

Anyhow, tagged with a ME meme over three weeks ago by Urbano de la Cruz,
I had difficulty complying since- as you may have noticed- my life is an open book (much to my beloved's discomfort).
But in the spirit of good blogging karma, here goes--

My response to 5 Things People Don't know About Me:

1. I mooned people on my wedding day (yes, with my wedding dress on and all)

I am not sure what came over me. I am sure that I was just trying to be funny.
The local paper writer and I surmise that on a subconscious level, the act of mooning signified the severing of apron strings.


2. I have my baby teeth saved in a curio box.

Come to think of it, was it Freud or Lacan who said that in the loss of a tooth, there is a confrontation—an encounter—with the reality of bodily fragmentation and, ultimately, with death itself. I have always been pretty morbid. What can I say.


3. I love to karaoke the song: 'I've never been to Me' by Charlene Duncan

"...oooh i've been to georgia and california and any place i could run, took the hand of a preacher man and we...made love in the sun..."
This was THE very first record I purchased in my life. On the pretext of buying it as a gift for TLPW, it was my favorite song in 1976.
In december 2005,
I lost in a sing-off against The Soft Spot Girl.
It was the last time I sang that song.

4. I get very cranky when I am hungry. If food is not available to me at the exact moment of hunger, I quickly lose my appetite (and then it gets really ugly).

5.I am fascinated with ear wax. I love cleaning my kids' ears, and Steve's too (when he lets me).
Varieties and quantities--and my unproven theory about their correlation to personalities, I find interesting.

Consider yourself tagged and as a meme goes tag away!

6 comments:

  1. Carole King1:37 PM

    I knew all of these about you except for the earwax, which I could have done without. I’ll pass on the tag. Sorry.....too repressed.

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  2. Anonymous8:14 PM

    Not it. I called a time-out! lots of love ~becky

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  3. i feel like the geek kid who wandered into the field while the habulan was going on and has no idea what to do when the it catches her.

    but i'll get around to the meme... not on my current blogs, but on my topsecret one!

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  4. Oh, I am so showing this to my husband! I told him it was pronounced "meem" and he argued with me that it was "me-me" because the content is about "me". I always thought it sounded ridiculous.

    I could use you around here for ear wax cleanings.

    I accept your meme challenge!

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  5. i knew i could always count on ally.
    still waiting, jenn-
    again, congratulations on getting the writing gig at girlspoke.

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  6. Hi, Chesca!
    It's good to know a few points about you...
    Have a pleasant day...

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