I got meme'd and I sincerely hope I caught (recalled) them all.
First up...the fab Jenn from Serving the Queens started a cool meme about "the me in my room." She wants us to show our bedrooms and how they reflect who we are. So here, I am:
All righty then. You can't see a single one of my notes. Sorry about that.
What if instead...you tell me what you see.
Ten things I don't get...
I stole this one because (a) Slouching Mom told me I could and (b) I like it.
So ten things I don't get:
1. The new Toyota ad campaign. How much do I never, ever want a Toyota sedan if its chief selling point is you can fire a cannon beside it and not wake a sleeping badger who would rip my face off? And then...she does it anyway? Great scott! ACK and YUCK! I hope Toyota can get their money back.
2. People who think 100 calories means healthy. No, it just means less calories.
3. Why I keep falling for the "sugar free" ad campaign. It doesn't mean they left a fruit item that needs no additional sweetener au naturel. No, it means they used a potentially carcinogenic sweetener instead of naturally occurring sugar.
4. How I got so old that being a fan of a 29 year old American Idol contestant (oh yes people I'm talking about the increasingly disappointing yet hawt Michael Johns) makes me feel a bit Mrs. Robinson-ish. P.S. Thanks mucho to Australia, Nigeria, the Philippines, Ireland...and the other countries that provided us with what could shape up to be the best American Idol season (if they get their acts together, literally).
5. Why a playroom full of high-quality toys holds no appeal for the children, even though the boxes assured us the toys would provide ample enjoyment and education for our kids. They are instead playing with an empty paper towel tube, which they've rigged on the stairs railing to function as a cannon out of which they are shooting rubber balls.
6. My addiction to frou frou coffee. Why am I such an easy sell if they add some fancified words to coffee such as french vanilla caramel?
7. Socks. Seriously, I don't think I lose socks, I think they breed, in the laundry, or maybe the wash. Maybe they're like sea monkeys.
8. Moment of Truth. Who wants to hear the whole truth? Not me! I think truth is overrated. Gentle honesty is nice. White lies. Constructive criticism. Privacy! But truth? "Do you have any secrets that would end your marriage?" WTF?!?! Who asks this sort of thing on television and who goes on TV to answer this sort of thing?!?! It's a mad, mad world.
9. How to accomplish two fun things I really want to do this summer: (1) go on a Caribbean cruise with Big Head Todd and the Monsters (and my husband) (2) go to BlogHer '08.
10. Why people will write for profitable publishers, for free.
Message in a Bottle
Mimi is wicked cool. If you like people who are writer's writers, you might like to read Mimi---not that a hugely popular blogger like her needs my little promo or anything, but I'll offer the plug anyway.
Anyway, Mimi started a message in a bottle meme.
I got tagged out of Pet Monologues. The object is to take the illustration and write a message in it, then tag five or so people and ask them to do the same.
So...who do I tag?
I'd like each of you to take any or all of these that you might like. I'm not up to tasking anyone this weekend...it's too beautiful and lazy...
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