April 6, 2009

Me Me!

Poetikat tagged me to do a meme. I love Kat, but meme is a word like segue which feels completely contrived. I had to look it up. Coz that’s what I’m like.

Miriam-Webster’s has this to say

Meme: Pronunciation:
Function: noun
Etymology: alteration of mimeme, from mim- (as in mimesis) + -eme

: an idea, behavior, style, or usage that
spreads from person to person within a culture.

OK, if it’s in the dictionary and it was coined over 30 years ago – count me in.

Here are my responses The rules are at the bottom.

What are your current obsessions? Searching the newly-posted French records on Ancestry.com. Wearing my hair up, grooming my brows. Seriously.

Which item from your closet are you wearing most often? I have two multi-coloured polka dot shirts from Tabi. Wrinkle free and flattering.

What's for dinner? Rainbow Trout, Brussel Sprouts, left over Rigatoni and last night’s lasagna. We’re going to see Bob Dylan Aficionado Michael Gray give a multi media presentation at a club on our street, no time for a big dinner.

Last thing you bought? The very last thing I paid money for was spinach, pink hyacinths and amazing pink Gerberas.

The difference in pounds between your weight at 21 and your weight today? + 36. I may start a new feature on my side bar with diet progress.

Say something to the person who tagged you. "Poetikat, if I’d met you on EHarmony I’d ask you for a date. You’re the best friend I never had."

Favorite vacation spots: Paris, Munich, the Bodensee.

Vacation spots I must visit before I die: Venice, more Paris. Prague, Wales, Jersey,

Reading right now? All the books G-pup brought back from Munich including Tim Mälzer’s cook book.

What is the last movie you saw and enjoyed? My son recommended a movie he saw at school through a program called ReelCanada, so we rented it. Last Night is written and directed by Don McKellar about the last night on earth. People are either eerily calm, have gone anarchist, or are trying to fulfill their life-list. It’s a super film and would recommend it to anyone. I give it 4.5 out of 5. I will watch it again.

Guilty pleasure? Turning up Van Halen really loud.

First spring thing? Cleaning detritus out of our front yard. Taking down the solar Christmas lights. Don’t worry they’ve been unplugged for months.

Best thing you ate or drank lately? Mozart’s Balls brought back from Germany.

What spring flower are you most anxious to see? Any – especially my rock tulips and lilacs

Care to share some wisdom? Do unto others as you would have done unto you.

Name the last blog you visited before this one, on which you left a comment. (link and info please!) Poetikat, natürlich. She's very witty, a fellow Canuck and we seem to live parallel lives.

I’m supposed to tag 8 bloggers but I leave this to anyone who wants to participate.

Rules of the meme: Respond and rework.
Answer questions on your own blog.
Replace one question. Add one question.

Go for it.


Poetikat said...

That was fun! I have to ask; is the Van Halen on the radio (please!)*kidding* I heard "Panama" the other day and was singing along in spite of myself.
Funny, I looked up "meme" to legitimize it too - that was ages ago. Sometimes, I just have to succumb.

Mozart's Balls? Do you get those in Salzburg at the house where Wolfie lived?

Glad to have G-Pup back, I'll bet.


P.S. We can STILL be BFF!

Poetikat said...

Oh, and if you "love" me, you'll add me to your links.


Poetikat said...

I'll shut up soon, I promise, but I forgot to say how cool I think that navy jacket is.


Poetikat said...

I lied...see, I just popped round to see if you had responded and I noticed a) you're a Cancer! (so am I) and b) You like Tanita Tikaram? I love her!
Now I'm going to have "Twist in my Sobriety" in my head all night.


I am NOT a stalker, by the way.

Dot-Com said...

Always good fun to learn the randomness about other bloggers. Glad you decided to participate :-)

The Clever Pup said...


Tanita has her own blog. Yes. She won't take comments though.

Her brother Ramon is the cute guy Ferdie from that show on TVO called This Life. Do you know it? It was on 5 or 6 years ago.

Anna said...

Okay, Poetikat, I think if you have to iterate that you're not a stalker, you might be. Don't think that will distract us! This looks like a fun diversion from things I must do tonight. Count me in and I'll post by tomorrow morning ;)

Anna said...

Oh, yes. Also meant to say how much I like the navy jacket, as well. Classy, classy, classy. What a signature piece to own!

Solid Frog said...

Interesting to know things about the person behind a blog, I guess I should do this one since I didn't when you tagged me last time ... :-)