Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Six Random Things

I've been tagged by Deb at Drivin' 55 with a meme. Pondering my answers, a more profound question comes to mind. What the heck is a meme? There is a plethora (I love this word) of information on Google (you gotta love Google too) pertaining to meme. Here's what I found.

A meme is:

  • An idea that, like a gene, can replicate and evolve.
  • A unit of cultural information that represents a basic idea that can be transferred from one individual to another, and subjected to mutation, crossover and adaptation.
  • A cultural unit (an idea or value or pattern of behavior) that is passed from one generation to another by nongenetic means (as by imitation); "memes are the cultural counterpart of genes".

  • There is even an entire web site (click here) just for the purpose of identifying popular memes. Anyway, I've been tagged with the meme that is making the rounds in recent days: The Six Random Things Meme. Here are the rules:

    • Link to the person who tagged you.
    • Post the rules on your blog.
    • Write six random things about yourself.
    • Tag six people at the end of your post and link to them.
    • Let each person know that they were been tagged and leave a comment on their blog.
    • Let the tagger know when your entry is up.

    Okay, here it goes...

    1. Doughboy and I will celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary in less than two months. This is a second marriage for us both. We met quite by chance on a blind date of sorts (I responded to his personal ad - the precursor to eharmony and match.com) and we married 5 weeks later. Yes, I did say five weeks. I will blog more about this some day. To this day he remains my very best friend and being with him still makes my heart melt.

    2. I have little to no musical talent whatsoever. However, I fantasize about having a voice like Barbra Streisand. Did you know she has perfect pitch? Also, I would give anything to play piano well - really, really well.

    3. I have an irrational fear of death. More than death itself, I fear the despair I would feel if Doughboy passed first and left me alone. I cannot imagine life without him. If you've read Nicholas Sparks' The Notebook or have seen the movie version, you'd understand how I feel.

    4. I'm what you could call a jack-of-all-trades-and-master-of-none. I do some things okay and other things fairly well, but I don't really master anything. If money were no object, I would return to school - Savannah College of Art and Design - and complete a degree in photography. Beyond that (if money were no object) I would work with photography professionals to hone my craft and travel to interesting places around the world. I'm not interested in fame or money. I just want to take photos of my family and the things I love.

    5. I cannot tolerate dishonesty. Nothing gets my blood boiling more than a lie. I am extremely loyal and would rather have a few close relationships than many casual acquaintances. As in every relationship, honesty and forthrightness are critical. Don't ask my opinion if you expect a sugar-coated reply.

    6. The ocean calls to me. If I could live anywhere, it would be a home on a beach where I could walk on the sand anytime I wanted and fall asleep to the sound of crashing waves.
    You've been tagged!

    Jamie at Our Crazy Life
    Pam at Pam's Little Blog
    Judy at Judyann's Fun Blog
    Nikki at City Living...Again
    Roxanne at The Schwandt's
    Vanessa at Lawsy Mercy

    P.S. I've been asked how to create a strike-through in blogger. Click here for directions.


    Deb said...

    Oh, I'm glad you did this! You weren't the only one not knowing what a MEME was. I checked Wikipedia about 2 months ago.
    Hmm..if money were no object, I would become an interior decorator. Hey, we could go to SCAD together! You could take photos of my designer rooms!
    Thanks for participating!

    Nikki (a.k.a hermanmarie) said...

    Thanks so much for posting the instructions for a strikeout!
    If money were no object I would be a professional organizer or party planner!
    I'm wondering- I am doing a series on my blog right now 50 honest random things about me. Should I still do the MEME?

    Chere said...

    Thank you Doris. Not only are you such a devoted friend and I love you to pieces. You listen. We talked about the strike through on the cruise. Thanks for finding it for us. Love you girl.

    ~Vanessa~ said...

    Thanks for the meme tag Debra. You are a cutie patootie! I'll be thinking on my 6 things. :)

    Have a great day!


    Judyann said...

    Wow, I have to get to work on my six things. Also, will enjoy trying out the strike through on one of my furture blog posts.