Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Meme from Laura

I was looking at my coworker Laura's blog when I realized I've never completed a meme on my blog before. 

Wondering what a meme is? You've probably received them via e-mails (think "What's your favorite color?" and "If you could be a food, what food would that be?") I found this rather solid definition on this blog:

What is a Blog Meme?

Blog Memes, what are they? I just got tagged with another Meme. Last time I mentioned Memes I got a bunch of emails asking what they were, so before answering this Meme let’s clear up what a blog meme is, shall we?

In science, a Meme (pronounced to rhyme with “theme”) is a self-propagating unit of thought that is spread from one host to another. Richard Dawkins invented the term as a kind of idea-gene. Like genes, as Memes spread they mutate or die. Only the fittest Memes survive.

For bloggers Memes have become synonymous with internet quizzes, surveys, and novelties that people link to and pass around on their blogs, forums and via email, things like the “which superhero are you most like” test…


So here I go with Laura's meme:

Ten random things

1. Magazines subscribed to: Atlanta Magazine and a few online newsletters for thought leadership and communications (Dan receives Sports Illustrated, Wired, Esquire and a few others that I sometimes look through)

2. Aside from cramming my brain with useless Bravo reality TV (or insert a favorite hobby here), my favorite pasttimes are: cooking, entertaining friends, dreaming up craft projects that I rarely fully execute, watching movies, thrift shopping

3. If I were not an account manager at a creative agency or corporate communicator (insert your own profession in place of designer), I would be: a counselor, entrepreneur, chef/caterer or maybe even real estate agent (though like my weekends and nights too much to do the latter of my four alternate professions)

4. I am irrationally worried about: it's a probably a toss up between not drinking enough water in a day and not eating enough vegetables

5. If I were the opposite sex: I would not be afraid to break some gender stereotypes

6. The thing I miss most about childhood is: not having many responsibilities (and time not elapsing as quickly as it does today... where does all the time go?)

7. I like to collect: photos, antique furniture, fun shoes, costume jewelry

8. Though I’ve never been there, I feel inexplicably homesick for: the wide open West (I am dying to go on a road trip to California so I can soak in the unbelievable landscapes, skies and rock formations)

9. I’ve never really liked to eat: horseradish, mustard or wasabi

10. When I have nightmares, they’re usually about: being chased

Thanks for the mental break, Laura!

4 comments:

Happygoth said...

Hooray! I like learning these sorts of things about people...

Mb said...

You and I are halves of each other. Half of what you wrote basically matched what I would say to a T. And the other half (wasabi? melovesit!)was completely different. LOL. Such balance we have.

Katy Beck said...

That's so fun, Mirabelle! :)

mew3333 said...

I decided to give you my 10 randoms....here ya go :)

Ten random things

1. Magazines subscribed to: Parenting Magazine....Yes I STILL get that magazine. It is the gift that keeps on giving. Kyle gets Sports Illustrated. We used to get Men's Health and Women's Health...but our subscriptions just ran out....rats!!

2. Aside from cramming my brain with useless Bravo reality TV (or insert a favorite hobby here), my favorite past times are: Feeling sorry for Florida/Tennessee/Auburn grads, coming up with and implementing ridiculous schemes, spending time with my husband (I actually miss him sometimes during the day while I am at work...how lame is that?), dropping it like it's hot, writing long complicated satirical emails in which I parody the overly bureaucratic rituals which we are all subject to in modern life.

3. If I were not a project manager/marketing specialist for a general contractor (insert your own profession in place of designer), I would be: a princess, a Cirque de Soleil circus performer, or a pirate.

4. I am irrationally worried about: Germs from raw meat, especially chicken. I treat raw chicken as if it is a level 5 biohazard.
5. If I were the opposite sex:

6. The thing I miss most about childhood is: Summers!! No school, no bills no responsibilities, those were the days!

7. I like to collect: Locks of hair from each of my friends. I keep them in a special box under my bed. haha...just kidding

8. Though I've never been there, I feel inexplicably homesick for: Paris

9. I've never really liked to eat: baked beans...I HATE baked beans. I have hated them my whole life...and there are not many other foods that I straight up refuse to eat. Just thinking about them makes me gag.

10. When I have nightmares, they're usually about: someone I love dying or being in a situation that I can't save them from. I also have this reoccurring dream that my teeth are falling out...like all of them just falling right out of my mouth. Sometimes in the dream I pick them all up to try and take them to a dentist to have them put back in. Oh yeah...one time I had a dream that John Ashcroft shot me and I had to try to drive myself to the hospital. I kept trying to call Colin Powell to tell him to meet me there. I was so mad.