Thursday, October 23, 2008

100 - 92 Things About Me (The "me, me, me!" meme)

I'm sitting in a coffee shop in the middle of a huge parking lot in the middle of some suburb where the city bus don't shine, (waiting for a friend at the doctor's), and the women next to me are talking about their Pilates class.
This seems a good time to launch into a meme.

I love making (and reading) lists, so I tend to like memes. Recently I came across the "One Hundred Things About Me" meme ( made up the "me, me me meme" title, but that's about it, eh?), which seems like a weird and a bit difficult one... so it attracts me.
I'm just going to jump in and start here. I'll see how far I get before my friend comes to pick me up and go do errands.

1. Once out of childhood, so far I've never had a serious injury or illness.

2. Firmly Held Belief: Martinis consist of gin and vermouth. Vodka is an acceptable substitute. Anything else is a mixed drink, not a martini, no matter what glass you put it in.

3. I often push the automatic- door-opener buttons, designed for handicap access, though I have no handicap. They seem like a magic gift.

4. Houseplants like me.

5. Do you want a rubber tree? A friend gave me one little rubber tree clipping a few years ago, and now I have a rubber plantation and am always trying to give some trees away.

6. My apartment is about 800 square feet. Which is to say, a bit small for rubber trees.

7. So far as I know, I'm not allergic to anything.

8. A few years ago, it occurred to me I could throw out books, the way you throw out newspapers or other printed matter. Until then, I thought throwing out a book made you a Nazi.

Here comes my friend!


deanna said...

Will you do the other 92 over the weekend? :o)

fresca said...

Hmm... if you do!

Rudyinparis said...

Hey, I could stand a rubber tree. Does it really grow to be the size of a tree? It doesn't, does it? We have not one lving green thing in our house, we are horrible with plants and kill them. Slowly and painfully. But it would be nice to try again, and maybe one of your rubber plant babies would have some extra-hardy cosmic power.

My word verification is: boofa.

I love it! It will be my work for the day. Boofa!

Rudyinparis said...

I meant "word" for the day, but maybe work is also applicable. i started reading more Joseph Campbell again last night, to help fortify me against the forces of stupidity that seem to be ruling my life these past several days... and so "boofa is my work for the day" seems somehow like a nice Campbell reference. But maybe that's just me.

"Noncled", indeed!

Rudyinparis said...


I'm receiving spiritual guidance from the random word generator. As good a way as any.

fresca said...

Rudy: The random word generator says,
"A rubber tree has your name on it."
You can name it Boofa!

In fact, they DO get to be tree size. One of mine is 6 feet tall and would be taller except I keep lopping off the top.
But you can have a little one, and maybe it will die before you get a plantation. They're pretty hard to kill...but if you're an expert, you might manage it. : )