Meme Me

Aha, now that all that heavy thinking is behind us, I have a meme of no consequence to share. Just for the hell of it. And no, the picture hasn’t got squat to do with it – but I thought it might make you curious.

1. WHAT TIME DID YOU GET UP THIS MORNING? 3:30 then 6:30, then 8:00 – yes, I’m an equal opportunity insomniac.

2. DIAMONDS OR PEARLS? Pearls, they go with everything you know and muggers never want them.

3 WHAT WAS THE LAST FILM YOU SAW AT THE CINEMA? Don’t remember, but it was probably not that good and cost too much to see.

5. WHAT DO YOU USUALLY HAVE FOR BREAKFAST? Coffee and maybe I can choke down a protein drink or something. Morning is for coffee, reading, and computer games, not eating or doing anything strenuous.

5a. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE TELEVISON SHOW? Medium, Heroes & Numbers – since this is summer and there really is nothing to watch, I don’t watch much tv lately – actuallly I don’t watch much tv anymore, generally. Also, too they started showing Dexter this last spring which was an interesting show – I would like to see more of that if only out of curiosity.

6. WHAT IS YOUR MIDDLE NAME? Marie. Sad, isn’t it?
7. WHAT FOOD DO YOU DISLIKE? Lamb and vennison, too sweet and icky. I go through phases when I can’t look at a chicken or tuna either and sometimes brocoli makes me want to gag.

8. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CD? Etta James – Story Book & Ricki Lee Jones (self titled)

9. WHAT KIND OF CAR DO YOU DRIVE? A midnight blue Toyota Avalon – not my preference but a decent car. If I had my druthers I’d have a 68 cherried out Chevy Impala, pale yellow, ragtop. Yeah, I’d be cruising.

10. FAVORITE SANDWICH? Rare roast beef, with dill pickles & provolone cheese, mayo, mustard and on fresh sourdough bread.

11. WHAT CHARACTERISTIC DO YOU DESPISE? Dishonesty I can’t abide it.

12. FAVORITE ITEM OF CLOTHING: My black leather flip flops, so comfortable and goes with everything.

GO? That’s a tough one because I’m torn between what I would like to see and who I would like to visit – I’ve always wanted to go to New England in the Fall, I’ve recently become interested in Australia because I have friends there but honestly, Ireland is my number one, I feel a connection to the place and wanted to spend at least one birthday there. It’s on my wish list.

14. WHAT COLOR IS YOUR BATHROOM? Greens and blues, the colors of the sea.

15. FAVORITE BRAND OF CLOTHING? Donna Karan – her jeans are so good for my ass.

16. WHERE Will YOU RETIRE TO? I don’t know, Texas, Washington or New Mexico I think. Someplace with mild weather where it is easy to grow things and it’s beautiful to lookat.

17. WHAT WAS YOUR MOST MEMORABLE BIRTHDAY? I forget which birthday it was but it was the one where Zelda threw me a surprise party and everybody and their uncle came, plus all brought presents, we ate great food, had music, laughed and talked – it was perfect, it really was.

18. FAVORITE SPORT TO WATCH? Clearance table tug of wars.

19. FURTHEST PLACE YOU ARE SENDING THIS? No telling –Β the internet goes pretty far.

20. FAVORITE SAYING? Whatever. No, seriously, that’s it.

21. WHEN IS YOUR BIRTHDAY? St Patrick’s Day

22. ARE YOU A MORNING PERSON OR A NIGHT PERSON? I don’t know, I have gotten into the habit of waking pretty early, however, I really like the night time and seem to have more energy, especially creative energy then. So, I guess night.

23. WHAT IS YOUR SHOE SIZE? 7.5 and thank you for not inquiring about the width – yes, I confess I have duck feet.

24. ANY NEW AND EXCITING NEWS YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE WITH US? Well, my temp gig ends today which means I will no longer have to see to the needs of 17 pets, a petulant slacker and mind-numbingly boring marketing stuff. That’s pretty exciting to me. But I’m easy to please. Also, my friend Kelly got out of the hospital yesterday and went home after 3 months in the hospital due to her car accident. I only wish I could be there for her.

25. WHAT DID YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU WERE LITTLE? A ballerina. I used to prance around. Dance in the backyard, on my bed, in the fields, the park, anywhere. I loved to twirl.

26. HOW ARE YOU TODAY? Pretty good. I’ve managed to start getting some sleep again which is always good news, have lots ideas for writing and I’m looking into podcasting, plus my hair doesn’t suck, lately.

27. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CANDY? Snickers. Not sure why but there is nothing better than a Snickers bar when you’re happy, you’re sad, you’re fat, you’re thin. Hey man, Snickers goes with everything.

28. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE FLOWER? Sterling roses. Somewhat rare, they are quite beautiful, look a lot like American Beauties but they are pale lavender with a silver edge to them. Very fragrant and magical looking in a way.

29. WHAT IS A DAY ON THE CALENDAR YOU ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO? August 22nd, I’m having a little vacay with my friend Jenny – which should be a scream. We haven’t had much time together in the last few years. So we’ll spend a few days being retards, laughing, eating, drinking, whatever – we always have fun.

30. WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU ATE? My foot? No, really…what was it? Salad I think. Boring, eh?

31. IF YOU WERE A CRAYON WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE? Deep sea green, like the ocean.
32. FAVORITE STARBUCKS DRINK? Sumatra daily drip, lots of cream, no sugar.

33. HOW IS THE WEATHER RIGHT NOW? Perfect, 75 degrees, cloudless, little breeze making the Mimosa tree sway.

34. FAVORITE SOFT DRINK? Diet Coke and Iced Tea.

35. FAVORITE RESTAURANT? The Castaway in Burbank. It is at the top of a mountain and it looks down on the entire Los Angeles Basin, the food is amazing and after you eat you can take your drink outside and sit at a table and watch the sunset. Fabulous.

36. SIBLINGS? Kathy, Michelle, Chris & Alan (deceased)

37. FAVORITE DAY OF THE YEAR? Christmas and 4th of July – dang I really can’t choose, can I? And I don’t want to if I were being honest. In my mind they are both about love, family, friends, food and celebration – what more could you want?
38. SUMMER OR WINTER? Summer without a doubt. I love the sun, I love flowers, I love butterflies, watermelon, balmy breezes, long days – ah, it’s the best. In fact if I could swing it I’d probably only have summer 364 days of the year and I would let snow on Christmas and then back to summer.

39 HUGS OR KISSES? Again with the choosing, that’s just not fair, both are really quite lovely and I couldn’t give up one for the other.

40 COFFEE OR TEA? Coffee, I do like my tea sometimes but I love my coffee, the darker, the stronger the better.

41. CHOCOLATE OR VANILLA? Chocolate with a little chocolate thrown on top for good measure.

42. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED? The other day when I talked to Kelly and she told me she was going home. I could cry just thinking about it now. I was so terrified she was going to die that with each little bit of progress I cry out of pure relief and happiness, knowing that I won’t lose my dear, sweet friend.

43. WHO IS THE FRIEND YOU HAVE HAD THE LONGEST? Kelly actually, with Zelda a close second and then Jenny – I like to keep my friends for a long time, forever actually – I can’t imagine my life without them, they mean so much to me.

44. WHAT DID YOU DO LAST NIGHT? I blogged, I visited, I wrote a silly pirate poem which had me in a gleeful twitter for some reason, talked to a couple of really good friends, made some plans that made me happy. Tried to sleep.

45. WHAT ARE YOU AFRAID OF? That one day I will not be able to write and that all that I have written means nothing.

46. WHAT ARE YOU WORKING ON? I’m looking into doing some podcasting, not very technical so that should be an adventure. Also have a new mystery which I am getting back to, finishing an old novel from years back, writing lots of poetry, have another story that is rolling around in my head which may insist on being written, setting up some freelance work and should probably be contemplating getting back on my exercise routine which has suffered in the last couple of months.

47. WHAT WAS THE LAST BOOK YOU READ? T is for Trespass, by Sue Grafton, I think actually it’s my favorite from her, quite good. Currently on Brother Odd from Dean Koontz

48. FAVORITE DAY OF THE WEEK? Sunday, it’s when all of my stuff has been done, I can sleep in, be lazy, read, eat, garden, cook, hang with friends, write.

49. DO YOU MAKE FRIENDS EASILY? This is hard to answer. I am a friendly person and can make others feel at ease, which is born out of my shyness actually. Weird, huh? So that I do make friends easily in that way. ButΒ really close friends? Not so easily. I think it takes time and lots of time together to make a friend – don’t you?

Well and there you have it a boring weekend meme. Hope you enjoyed it.

20 thoughts on “Meme Me

  1. i liked this meme of youyou. πŸ™‚

    August 22nd, i’ll be arriving in Oakland to meet up with my youngest sis K, then heading down with her to SoCal for my Mom’s birthday. We will be drinking. Heavily.

    There’s a Castway resaurant in San Bernardino! It’s on a cliff. i’ve been there twice- both wedding receptions. They have good steak.

    My mom grew sterling roses. They are indeed lovely.

    LOL, meme of youyou – hmmm perhaps we have that word on the brain? LOL. Oh crap you’ll be here when I’ll be there. I am determined to meet up with you one day. Yes, do have fun and drink heavily – it makes for lots of giggles and sometimes good sleep too.

    I wonder if we are talking about the same eatery. We must be because there couldn’t be two of them in the same general location – but I don’t think it’s in San Berdu, Chica – it may be that it is in the San Berdu mountains, which do scatter far and wide and then that would make sense. And oh, the steak is to die for, as well as the lobster and crab. Yummmy!!!!!

    Wow, your moms grew Sterlings, eh? Oh, I would have never left her garden.



  2. Ooo, Annie, that sounds like a mean sandwich!

    It’s nice to hear all about you πŸ™‚

    Oh Simonne, the sandwich is to die for. Especially if all the ingredients are really super fresh. Nothing like sinking your teeth into great slabs of meat, is there? πŸ˜‰


  3. Food you dislike “Venison” what’s up with that..give me some backstrap of Bambi and I am in hog heaven..There isn’t any part of a deer that when cooked right is great…even the ribs when done right are great..I also like Boo Boo and Bowinkle and maybe some Rocket J Squirrel now and then πŸ˜›

    LOL Ger,
    I’ll make a deal with you – you can have all my woodland animal carion for your bbqs. And yes when I was a child and I knew my father was going hunting I would hurl accusations at him about hunting Bambi’s mommy. And they weren’t nice. Still he went. Still he brought it home. And still I almost gagged just at the thought.



  4. What an interesting memo. You can find out loads about a person through these little questions.My middle name is Marie to – Yes ! Pretty sad. Smiling and I’ve no idea what podcasting is. Friends and flowers are always magical sterling to write about.


    Hey Di,
    Podcasts, at least in my case, are audio recordings of posts. It’s fun and something different. We’ll see how it goes.


  5. Texas would be glad to have you.

    You know, Evyl, I have never met nicer people than I have in Texas. Texans just have something about them that is so appealing. And truth be told, there is something about a tall drink of water donning a cowboy hat. LOL.


  6. Annie,

    What’s wrong with the name ‘Marie’? Queen Marie of Romania was also a celebrated writer in her day. In that sense, your name is rather apropos, isn’t it? πŸ™‚

    – JOS

    Hey JOS!
    Well aren’t you sweet to say such a thing? Thank you. I don’t know if it’s appropriate but the thought of being a celebrated writer is very nice. Very nice.



  7. Marie is a beautiful name, you lucky dog. I got stuck with Frances! 😦

    Sterlings have been my faves since I first saw them. Enchanting, ethereal.

    So glad to hear about your friend Kelly.

    Hey girlfriend,
    Well okay, I actually don’t think Frances is so bad, it makes me think of Frances Farmer and F. Scott Fitzgerald. But when I was growing up, pretty much every girl I knew had the middle of Marie, Lyn or Ann – boring, so boring.

    Ah, aren’t Sterling’s just the best? Incredible, just incredible.

    Me too about Kelly, so happy and so relieved. It’s good news all around, eh?



  8. There’re three Castaways. i had no idea.
    i had to check because i thought maybe they were different- Castaway verus The Castaway- and was sad because i felt like a mo-mo.

    Maybe one day we’ll meet. i’d love to bore you in person! πŸ˜€

    You’re shitting me? Really? Darn, I’m disappointed in a way cuz I had this idea that we’d both eaten at the same place and in a weird way made feel closer to you. Silly, huh?

    What the heck is a mo-mo? And whatever it is, I doubt that you are one. πŸ™‚


  9. Aww!! Yes ! Great news about Kelly. YAY!! Big love to her. I love my black flip flops to. I have croc ones. Not the full shoe a flip flop.

    Annie Marie
    Diane Marie

    Nah !!

    I just wanted to be called Jane.


    Well all right then, Jane – πŸ˜‰
    Thanks for the good wishes for Kelly and she thanks you too – actually all of you who pray for her. She knows all about it and is very touched.



  10. Why is “Marie” a sad middle name?

    Oh, it’s so Catholic girl, plaid skirt, knee socks, saddle shoes – know what I mean? πŸ˜‰


  11. Oh, I always love a meme … and I have the other most common middle name, Lynn, so I hear you on that one!

    LOL Girl, you see? I rest my case. What is it about the midwest and middle names? They must all read the same parent handbook or something. πŸ˜‰


  12. Mo-mo is a moron.
    ReneΓ© came up with it. i like it. It sounds funny, so i ran with it.

    That would’ve been cool, about Castaway. ❀ Like a movie- kinda like The Lakehouse except less lame. Only having Keanu around could be special… Anyway i think you just gave me a good idea for my offering for Theme Friday. πŸ˜‰

    i will ruminate.

    LOL – I thought mo-mo was something dirty. My bad.

    Yeah it would have been cool – or maybe we could just meet there sometime? And we could bore each other person.;)

    Oooh, I think I just got the image of what you’re thinking – that’s a good one.

    And yeah, a little Keanu would be nice on the side. I’ve always wanted to play the Keanu. LOL




    What kind of choice is that? People actually eat vanilla or something? Or is that one of those trick non-questions? Gosh, I know you want me to lighten up, but not when it comes to chocolate. Not on my watch! πŸ™‚

    > WHAT ARE YOU AFRAID OF? That one day I will not be able to write and that all that I have written means nothing

    What if it’s not about the writing? What if it’s about the connections that are being made for example? The issues raised? The education we are getting from your contributions? Because more than any blogger I have come across, WC is about connecting people. Maybe we never really know what our gift is, our legacy so to speak. That said, maybe it is because of the writing. πŸ˜‰

    Hello again Gerry,
    Well, the whole idea of memes is that they are stupid – well sort of – silly maybe is a better word. And chocolate or vanilla is actually short for, do you prefer chocolate or vanilla (such as in cake or ice cream) you see? And yes, let no one mess with our chocolate – that could easily start a war, eh?

    Wow you flatter me and compliment me beyond my measure I think. Yes, I suppose it is a talent of sorts that I do connect people, I’ve always done that and never thought much about it. But yeah too, it all leads back to the writing because that is the medium through which it happens, you know?

    As I was discussing with another reader in the comments – writers are communicators, that really is their bend I think. Observers too. And whatever form that communication and observation takes doesn’t matter, it still boils down to that in my opinion. I’m very happy that you feel I have had a good effect in my little corner of the world here – it’s a nice feeling and I thank you for that.



  14. Yep, I remember you being a Snickers kinda gal. Me tooooo !
    Snickers and coffee makes for a good breakfast.
    I loved reading all about you. You’re quite the Woman, ya know.

    Yeah, I love me some Snickers, Red. I can’t help myself. It’s a sickness really. πŸ˜‰

    Aw shucks, quite a woman? Me? Thanks honey – back atcha.


  15. Fun meme, Annie. “Chocolate with a little chocolate thrown on top…” Good answer! And ixnay on Bambi and Lamby Pie for me as well. Gag.

    I love being nosy and getting a better glimpse of your life.

    Wow Cool, Two, does that mean you’re like stalking me? πŸ˜† Sorry, I’m a weird place today. LOL. Memes are fun, huh? And so much easier than thinking up a post sometimes too. Thanks, honey.


  16. Loved the meme.

    My middle name is Marie too. Have to agree it is common. I don’t mind it so much though. Works well for me. πŸ™‚

    Yeah, it’s not too terrible I guess. Just gives my full clippity cloppity sounds. You know? Of course you don’t because you don’t know my full name but believe me, it does.
    Annie πŸ™‚


  17. Okey ! Marie is actually my conformation name. Yes very chatolic.

    I’m glad I came back to this as I went away wondering but I forgot what I wondered about and it’s come back to me now coz I come back. Hehe!! Phew ! Slow down Diane.

    I wanted to know what a temp gig was and whilst reading again I’m wondering and smiling where you say you don’t make friends easily.Your so easy in such a lovely easy friendly way.

    It just made me smile when I read that – thats all.

    ~~~~~~ X Annie X ~~~~~~

    Hey Sweetie,
    I guess I’ve hung out with too many musicians in my life. A gig is a job. A temp gig, is a temporary job. Hence we have a temp gig. See? πŸ˜‰

    Actually I know you would find it hard to beleive but I am basically very shy. I use friendliness to force myself out of it – but it’s never easy at first – I always feel like a kid at her first day of school. Funny, huh?


  18. Aww!

    I’ve just read Gerrys comment and the rest and It makes me feel so warm and nice to be here commenting. I don’t think all writers have the kindness and the freedon of what ever it is you have around the word that Gery used connection.

    You do indeed bring people together. I don’t think that thats just the quality of any old writer. I think thats the quality of Annie.

    You engourage and inspire unity in such an annie way. How wonderful is that.

    Aww!! I feel all nice and kind
    Thank-you kind Annie.

    Oh Di you always say such incredibly sweet things to me – it touches me, really it does. Thank you for that. YOu are my special, special cheerer upper. You know that?



  19. I think I have done this meme but I am going to do it again. My answers to these things change all the time. I am so tired that I can’t even read your answers but I will tomorrow after a good night’s sleep. I also got sun poisoning because of the meds I am on so I am all red and blotchy. But it was worth it because I had so much fun.

    Love always
    Hugs and Jugs

    Hey Sweetie,
    Thanks for dropping by. Sounds like you need some sleep, she said as she read the clock at 4 am. I’ll see you tomorrow. Have a good sleep.
    Hugs and Jugs,


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