When I sat down this morning there was a little blank spot in my head where today's post was supposed to be. "Maybe I'll just post a Meme?" I thought. After all, its OK to be a little self absorbed on a blog. That's kind of the gist of blogs isn't it? Everyone writes about themselves and hopes that someone will answer or be inspired or learn from their experiences. Is that what "Meme" means? I realized I didn't know. I don't even know how to pronounce the word, let alone define it. So I turned to the all knowing Google. All hail Google.
Say What? "Meme" is pronounced "Meem," as in rhymes with "Dream."
What is it? According to Whatis?com , "A meme is an idea that is passed on from one human generation to another. It's the cultural equivalent of a gene, the basic element of biological inheritance. The term was coined in 1976 by Richard Dawkins in his book The Selfish Gene."
According to this guy with the hellacious mullet, "In Blogspeak, a meme is an idea that is shared and passed from blog to blog, like a question posted in one blog and answered in many other blogs." Ok, ok. So that was just shameless plugging for the sake of the mullet. But seriously folks. Wouldn't you really love to run at him like Edward Scissorhands? It's 2006 dude, the party's over.
...You think I'm mean don't you? I never claimed to be nice. If you want nice go here. I can't compete with a six year old blogger.
Original Meme: Answer the first set of questions with words that start with the first letter of your first name. The second set with your middle name. The third set with your last name. The fourth set with the city you were born in. The fifth set with the name of your first pet.
I've never seen...
I will never...
1. Eat raw meat
2. Enjoy math
3. Erase what I can write over
4. Email a chainletter
I love the feel of...
2. Caterpillar fuzz
3. Cold stones
I don't understand...
1. Soap Operas
4. Salad Forks
I wish I could be...
2. Ten Million dollars richer
More Hoop Conversations and Doses of Tink tomorrow.