25 February 2008

Need Sleepy? Got Me.....me.

I've been tagged for memes and since it's from two bloggers, I must comply.

Now Holly loves to tag me so, solely for the purpose of irking me as only a friend could. She knows I don't like memes. But she is pretty darn cool and lives in the UK (which you must know my infatuation with the UK, by now). Seven could easily drive up here and force feed me Folgers and leave with incriminating photographic evidence that I haven't gotten a pedicure in over a year.

I heart, heart, puffy heart them both. You see now why I have to do this? (and don't you just hate that people actually communicate using "I puffy heart you"? That's like saying I need to go to the drippy plop room. I don't think so.)

Here for your viewing pleasure, another meme.

Pay attention here and no dozing off.

Have it be known, that "meme", pronounced "meem", by definition means a bit of cultural information, that is shared verbally or by repeated action from one mind to another. Also known as something a big time blogger never posts and I end up doing.

Here I am sharing cultural bits of information by ESPN..ESP.. Whatever.

1. Pick up the nearest book.
2. Open it to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence/ phrase.

HEY! No falling asleep, I'm meme-ing here!

4. Blog the next four sentences/ phrases together with these instructions.
5. Don’t you dare dig your shelves for that very special or intellectual book.
6. Tag five people and post a comment here once you post it to your blog, so I can come see.
6. Consider yourself tagged if you want to.

Dudes, I just heard snoring.

I had to choose the second book. I broke the rules only because my first book was Barbour County, WV Death Records for 1853-1919. I did not think you wanted the details of small children dying of diphtheria, measles and whooping cough.

My excerpt comes from The City Of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau. This book was recommended to me by my 11 year old, the recommendation of which made me proud.

"Mostly insects," said Doon. He told her about his collection of drawings and the worm he was currently observing. To Lina, this sounded far less interesting than an undiscovered city, but she didn't say so. She led Doon over to the table.

Sweet holy morning breath, there is drool on your keyboard. Pay attention....

Here is Holly's meme, which involved being creative.

1. Go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Random - The first article title on the page is the name of your band.

2. Click http://www.quotationspage.com/random.php3 - The last four words of the very last quote is the title of your album.

3. Visit http://www.flickr.com/explore/interesting/7days/ - The third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.

4.Use your graphics program of choice to throw them together, and post the result.

I know, I know, this is a little like internet Nyquil but work with me here.

Please click to enlarge rocking new album cover.

photo by szeretlek_ma, used
with permission under CC:BY-NC-SA license

Maybe Mary's Pond will tour with Toad the Wet Sprocket.

~Bee concludes her coffee fueled post and is free to move about the cabin.


Anonymous said...

Haha! I love the way you went about it. "Drool on my keyboard" is priceless. And I would never, EVER force-feed you Folgers. I wouldn't even inflict that on my worst enemy, much less someone who puffy-hearts me (thanks for that, by the way!). Rock on, and bring on the book deals.

Anonymous said...

The drippy plop room! LOL! I think I may use that one.

I'm loving your worst ever playlist, hey! I have some of those songs on my VERY COOL playlist. You have just confirmed that I am a true geek. I suspected as much.

Anonymous said...

you know, with your interest in the details of small children dying of diphtheria, i am so glad we don't share a bedroom. was that inappropriate? eh, that's my m.o. today. totally inappropriate. next, i'm going to talk about my scars.

worm observing. now you see i don't think kids get enough worm observing in the books these days. glad the gap in the market has been addressed.

oh you see now you did one better than me. you gave photo credits. i just riiiiipped stuff off. which i ONLY do when people tag me, so really they are accomplices to the crime. that will stand up in court, yes?

and why isn't "the cowboy song" on that playlist?

"i wanna be a cowboy
and you can be my cowgirl."

oh wait, i think there was swearing in it. okay. sorry.

anyway (holly! stay focused dangit!) i love the album. i particualrly loved the song you guys did "love is a four letter word but i think i can name it in three". you can totally rock out to that. someone borrowed my copy, got any spares? i totally think boy george should do a remix of your hits.

right, now *i* have to do drippy plop.

i puffy heart you too. with candy coating. :)

Anonymous said...

you have a scissorkick issue with moi?
je ne plus pas au demain.
Bruce Lee non jujitsu nom do terre, pom de terre, jeet kune do.

Anonymous said...

Dude, I need so much help. I like/own several of the songs on your list and a few bring back some very fond memories of my youth.

Giddy up!

Anonymous said...

Anyone who can post something this coherent at 5:17 am is someone I love at first sight. Also? Your album cover seriously rocks. Or contains serious rock. Whatever the metaphor, it looks good and weirdly hangs together pictures with text in a way "random" would seem not to be prone to. Cool enough that I almost want to try it myself...

Anonymous said...

okay, I was totally going to mention the Cowboy song - creepy.

Anonymous said...

i puffy heart your meme! i was wondering about the song list. it is a little.....um......eclectic! just like you i suppose.

UJ is messing with y'all you know. he is not happy unless he is pestering someone. :o)

Anonymous said...

Cool!! Holly's meme is fun!

My band: Montbozen

My album: No Matter How Slow

Cover: A cool picture of a guy splashing water...looks like slo-mo.

Our tour starts tomorrow. We specialize in nasally annoyingly loud songs. We sing to music from earphones. All you can hear is our nasally voices.....and wonder what the heck we were thinking making a band.

Anonymous said...

You are right. That is a terrible playlist. You must have put a lot of effort into compiling it. I am impressed at the awfulness of it all.

I am not going to do the book meme thing because nobody wants to read a blog post about International and Inland Navigation Rules.

Anonymous said...

Fat Elvis is ready for some serious fisticuffs.
Soon as he can get his fat butt out of the ez chair and put down the porkrinds.

Anonymous said...

Put. The. Coffee. Down.

Anonymous said...

will you be going to Larry Normans memorial service?
I just found out he died.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the warm-hearted, kind comment on my `Wordless Wednesday' picture of the Singapore window shutters.

Great to see so many familiar faces here ....

Anonymous said...

So much going on here at 5:17 am! What's not to puffy heart?! Your playlist would be perfect if it also included Seasons In The Sun. ;-)

Anonymous said...

There will be a public service for Norman at 10 a.m. March 1 at The Church on the Hill, 2707 Maranatha Court SE, Turner.

For more information, go to www.larrynorman.com

He died in Salem Oregon and his public service will be in Turner, Oregon.

Anonymous said...

You got memed! I avoid those, but I don't mind reading other people's meme answers.

Anonymous said...

I swear, I only dozed off once!

Happy vacation!

Anonymous said...

I know! I know! I hate doing them, too! And seeing as how I'm horrifically behind on my blog reading, I should have check a few posts back to see if you'd already done it... which I didn't... and you had. =^) I tend to read other people's victims-of-being-tagged blogs, but never really like doing my own. I knew yours would be an interesting post. I always feel badly, though, when people tag me and I don't follow through. Blog guilt. I think that's an entirely new emotion that psychologists need to start including in their text books.

Hey, if I suffer I might as well make others suffer too, right? Right? Fine. Maybe not.

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