Friday, February 03, 2006


meme (mēm) n.

A unit of cultural information, such as a cultural practice or idea, that is transmitted verbally or by repeated action from one mind to another.

Actually, once you really delve into the definition, it's pretty interesting stuff. But the meme to which I'm referring is the practice of sending a list to a blogger for posting on their blog. It's the blog equivalent of those emails you get, asking what your middle name is, your favorite food, etc.

It's interesting that since most of us have migrated from snail mail to email (and now blogs, to some extent) we managed to take the most irritating stuff with us. Like chain letters. (You must send this email to 15 people in the next ten minutes or your feet will smell and your dog will contract mange.)

All that being said, I now present the meme I've been seeing in the last week or so. Do other bloggers a favor and don't send it to them - if they want to do it, they will - but it is fun to read this stuff. Thanks to the Happy Villain/Librarian Extraordinare for the idea.

Four Jobs I've Had
1. clerk at a Walgreens
2. Certified Optician
3. Stockbroker
4. Admissions Director

Four movies I can watch over and over
1. Monty Python and the Holy Grail
2. Singin' in the Rain
3. It's a Wonderful Life
4. The Princess Bride

Four movies I can't stand the sight of
1. Ace Ventura
2. Deuce Bigalow: Anything Gigolo
3. Citizen Kane (I know, I's a classic, blah, blah. I thought it was terminal.)
4. Eyes Wide Shut

Four places I've lived
1. New Berlin, WI
2. West Bend, WI
3. Sidney, NE
4. Rochester, MN

Four places I'm avoiding
1. Anywhere hot and humid
2. Prison
3. Mega-malls
4. Smoky places

Four TV shows I love
1. CSI
2. Medium
3. Gilmore Girls
4. Extreme Home Makeover: Home Edition (which DH calls "The Crying Show.")

Four places I've vacationed
1. London
2. New Orleans
3. Yellowstone National Park
4. San Francisco

Some of my favortite dishes
1. Chicken Fricassee
2. Chicken Marsala
3. Really good pizza
4. Pretty much anything Italian

Four sites I visit daily
1. Charlie Sykes
2. Happyville
3. Go Fug Yourself
4. Tame the Web

Four places I'd rather be right now
1. Ireland
2. Yellowstone National Park
3. At home in front of the fireplace with a book
4. In bed with DH.

Four bloggers I'm tagging with this meme
Not gonna do it. (See above.) But feel free to go for it, and let me know, so I can read yours, too!


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