Monday, March 31, 2008
"I've Been Tagged For A Meme"
This one is from Ms. Judy. 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.
Seven random facts about me:
- I worked as a waitress at the Howard Johnson's in Times Square for a month after I graduated college, because I'd been told actresses had to wait tables.
- I did Wang word processing in 1983, made good money and had to endure jokes about being "a Wang operator."
- I studied the guitar for two years and can still pick out a C chord
- My first pet when I was a kid was a parakeet named Aloysius
- My middle name is Ellen
- My favorite food is Mintz's Blintzes from Trader Joe's
- I've lived in my apartment for 30 years. It's a rental.
Okay, now I'm supposed to tag seven people, except almost none of the people I could possibly tag have blogs. However, they've all sent me e-mails that I have yet to answer with headings like "Three Facts About Me" "Things You Didn't Know About Me" and "Drive Your Girlfriend Wild With Extra Inches." Oh wait, that last one was something else.
I'm going to tag Ambivablog. Oh look, she just invented another meme.
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.
Monday: Aaagghhhh! I'm up to my ears in quarterly deadlines, and my blog's just been tagged for a meme.
Friday: Aaagghhhh! Someone I don't know from a hole in the wall is telling me I used the word "meme" wrong.