Me and my meme

I’ve been asked to meme. I think this breaks a rule somewhere, but the flesh is weak. I hope it is painless.

1. There are some sweet pea seeds on my table – they are a heritage variety that I grow and propagate every year from self-sown plants. They should be in a paper bag, but where do you get paper bags these days? Shops are hopeless in this regard, addicted as they are to plastic. I think I may have to use an envelope.

2. I’m currently drinking a cup of black Earl Grey tea. I only have milk in my tea when someone else makes it and doesn’t ask if I take milk before liberally applying the bovine lactations. And I only have tea other than Earl Grey when there is no Earl Grey available unless, of course, I’m having a mad day and treating myself to some Darjeeling or lapsang souchong.

3. I have discovered that there is more to vodka than meets the eye. Of course, it probably isn’t sensible to put vodka in your eye, although a quick search of Google reveals umpteen people who are prepared to try it.

4. The above thought reminded me of a link I saw Darren post today which provides top tips for new bloggers. Amongst the tips is this: “If you spend a little time searching before you post, you can probably find your idea well articulated elsewhere already.” Which has probably sent my already weak blogging mojo into hiding completely.

5. I am thinking of getting a new phone as my old phone has a nasty habit of switching itself off at random. But I’m concerned that all the latest models of the candy-bar variety (my preferred phone format) are perfectly rectangular and therefore very difficult to grip. Have these people never heard of ergonomics? I’m quite tempted by the Nokia E51 though.

6. I have never been a Venture Scout. I was in the Cubs though. Dib dib, dob dob.

7. Are we there yet? I’m not a fan of memes and have generally avoided them. However, I’m sure I’ve done more than a couple in the seven years (seven? really?) that this blog has been going. So I will not damn them entirely as somebody would end up searching the archives and I’d end up being hoisted by my own underpants.

8. Right, I’m off now to light the fire.


Now here are the rules:  

Each player starts with eight random facts/habits about themselves. People who are tagged need to write a post on their own blog (about their eight things) and post these rules. At the end of your blog, Chose people to get tagged and list their names. Or don’t. Who’s going to check?

I’m tempted to go for a few high profile bloggers like Samuel Pepys or Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, but the first one is dead and the second is unlikely to join in a meme. So, if you are reading this and you have not already done this meme, then consider yourself tagged.

4 Replies to “Me and my meme”

  1. So, the two people considered by the jury as least likely to do a meme, have done it. Well.

    I get paper bags when I buy fruit and veg from the cheeky veg man in town. You probably grow your own, so never acquire bags in this way. Do you want me to send you some? (of course I save them).

  2. Thanks for the offer, but I’ve put them in an envelope, which does just fine. Thankfully, there was a large one that arrived in this morning’s post and was easily salvaged from the recycle bin.

  3. “If you spend a little time searching before you post, you can probably find your idea well articulated elsewhere already.”

    Too true, too true. I’ve lost count of the times that I’ve decided to write the definitive blog post on, oooh, say, turnip flipping, only to discover, after 20 seconds on Google looking up some essential key facts, that someone else has already written the definitive blog post on turnip flipping.

    And the world really doesn’t need more than one article on turnip flipping.

  4. Actually, Pete, the more I think about this, the less I think that it holds true. As ideas are reinterpreted, new people bring new interpretation and new emphasis to a concept. consequently, opinion and ideas progress, albeit incrementally, over time.

    At least, this will be my excuse for the next time I write something that someone else has already expressed elsewhere.

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