Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Meme Me



If you learned that you had only one week to live, list:
1. 3 people (first names only) with whom you would want to mend fences;
2. 3 people (first names only) with whom you would want to spend a lot of time;
3. 3 people (first names only) you'd like to pillory;
4. 3 important financial transactions you would make;
5. 3 priority steps toward putting your affairs in order you would take;
6. 3 people from long ago (first names only) you'd like to look up;
7. 3 places you would like to see;
8. 3 books you never got around to reading that you'd want to read now;
9. 3 bequests you'd want to make sure you made; and
10. 3 things you've never done that you'd want to do.

Meme Rules: You may answer the questions in the Comment box (in which case, please copy in the questions and supply the answers so readers won't have to go back to the post to see the questions), or you may port the meme to your blog and tag your readers if you wish.

In TWISTED LINGUISTICS today, we're playing with these dirty, rotten scoundrels of Words Gone Wild.

superticious - One who has a terrible lot of eye tics.

crack addick - What happens to men who smoke too much crack.

attendtion - Trying to get the restroom attendant to notice you and bring you toilet tissue.

you moran! - Excited utterance by a maroon.

offened - What frequently happens to people targeted by paid assassins.

mathimatical - The certainty that this person's dissertation will be summarily rejected.

And these are for you guys to play with:

publisherd
reaql
prengant

This week's odd Google search terms:
shirley temple helter skelter
PublishAmerica+asshats
slushpile shit
drunken sailors song
pirate flirting

13 comments:

NYD said...

If you learned that you had only one week to live, list:
1. 3 people (first names only) with whom you would want to mend fences;
My Father. (I think I understand him better now.)
The rest of my enemies have earned my animosity.

2. 3 people (first names only) with whom you would want to spend a lot of time;
Me.
Myself, &
I.
(I'd like to get to know myself a little better)

3. 3 people (first names only) you'd like to pillory;
No one. I don't have time for that.

4. 3 important financial transactions you would make;
I would have to make certain that all my worldy possesions are in my wife's name.

5. 3 priority steps toward putting your affairs in order you would take;
Fill the car with gas.
Stock the fridge with beer.
Put the toilet seat down.
(Seriously, see #4)

6. 3 people from long ago (first names only) you'd like to look up;
Matt. (but that is impossible)
Ayi. (Might just piss off the wife.)
P.J. (Be cool to see how his life turned out.)
7. 3 places you would like to see;
The Taj Mahal.
Sagarada Familia.
The sunset from the top of the Empire State Building.

8. 3 books you never got around to reading that you'd want to read now;
Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance.
The Encyclopedia Britannica.
Babbar the elephant.

9. 3 bequests you'd want to make sure you made;
I'd give my motorcycle to a very spcial friend. Other than that I don't really care about the rest.

10. 3 things you've never done that you'd want to do.
See my child.
Save someone's life.
create a beautiful piece of art.

This was quite difficult, Serena. Thanks!

Kanrei said...

I need a post idea today so I am going to place this on my blog. After I look up pillory.

Kanrei said...

I can't do it. I tried, but thinking in terms of one week to live is rather depressing for a Hump-day.

VE said...

1. 3 people (first names only) with whom you would want to mend fences;
Nobody...I generally get along with everyone
2. 3 people (first names only) with whom you would want to spend a lot of time;
Halle, Reese, Jessica
3. 3 people (first names only) you'd like to pillory;
I won't do anything that rhymes with Hillary...
4. 3 important financial transactions you would make;
withdraw, purchase, eat
5. 3 priority steps toward putting your affairs in order you would take;
Hide my money, leave a treasure hunt game to find it, pick out an urn
6. 3 people from long ago (first names only) you'd like to look up;
That would take up too much of my final week; I'd rather go have fun
7. 3 places you would like to see;
Pryamids, Australia, Iguazzu Falls
8. 3 books you never got around to reading that you'd want to read now;
No time for that; I only have a week!
9. 3 bequests you'd want to make sure you made;
- that all lifesavers have their hole filled in as a special commemoration.
- that a gnome is planted in a garden by each of my friends
- that a new ice cream flavor be created in my honor
and
10. 3 things you've never done that you'd want to do.
- live forever
- lick my elbow
- defy gravity

/t. said...

serena,

wanting to
participate, but
have just learned i have only one week to live, so naturally i'm off to mend the fence and do some yard work

/t.

Roxan said...

publisherd-one who keeps the published in their place on a hill.
Okay, that was weak. LOL

Serena Joy said...

You're welcome, NYD. And thank YOU for playing. Great answers!:)

Aw, Kan my baby, I didn't mean for it to be depressing -- just to make the peeps think.:)

I love your answers, VE. And I will personally volunteer to oversee the gnome placement. I love gnomes.:)

Poor /t. One week to go and still the work never ends, does it?:)

I disagree, Roxan. That's not weak at all. In fact, it makes perfect sense -- a shepherd for authors. Wish I'd thought of it!:)

Pink said...

If you learned that you had only one week to live, list:
1. 3 people (first names only) with whom you would want to mend fences; Dad, Mom, Abid

2. 3 people (first names only) with whom you would want to spend a lot of time; Dad, Mom, Ashley

3. 3 people (first names only) you'd like to pillory; None.

4. 3 important financial transactions you would make; Get a ton of life insurance, fund a certain girls education to completion, pay for the dealing of my last remains so there is no choice to make for those left behind.

5. 3 priority steps toward putting your affairs in order you would take; clean my house, remind folks where my will is, make a list of bank accounts and investments and (brand new) life insurance policies

6. 3 people from long ago (first names only) you'd like to look up; Gordon, Lynn, Robbie

7. 3 places you would like to see;Heaven.

8. 3 books you never got around to reading that you'd want to read now; if I only had one week to live? Screw reading!

9. 3 bequests you'd want to make sure you made; I've done what I would want except to send some money to someone for her education.

10. 3 things you've never done that you'd want to do. Host an orgy, swim with dolphins, pass on the lineage to my neice, initiating her the level of reiki master.

G-Man said...

Dear Serena
I plead the Fifth Ammendment
I can't answer these..

(BG knows why)
xoxox

Charles said...

1. 3 people (first names only) with whom you would want to mend fences; - Hmm. I think if there were anyone I wanted to do that with, I'd have already taken care of it.
2. 3 people (first names only) with whom you would want to spend a lot of time; - My daughter, my brother, and my best friend.
3. 3 people (first names only) you'd like to pillory; - Only 3? Well, there's a pair of trolls, there's a couple of former bosses.
4. 3 important financial transactions you would make; - Form a corporation, obtain a huge loan, a huge sum from investors, and pay myself all of it, so my daughter could inherit it.
5. 3 priority steps toward putting your affairs in order you would take; - Sell everything I could, have the remainder hauled off, and make a will with my daughter as the sole recipient.
6. 3 people from long ago (first names only) you'd like to look up; - Teresa, Cyndi, and because he was my first best friend, Donald.
7. 3 places you would like to see; - Tokyo, Grand Canyon, and Heaven.
8. 3 books you never got around to reading that you'd want to read now; - Maybe some Heinlein, definitely the next Dune series.
9. 3 bequests you'd want to make sure you made; - My grandmother's quilt, my comic book collection, to my daughter, my welders and tools to my brother.
10. 3 things you've never done that you'd want to do. - See my daughter get happily married, street luge in the mountains, and race in a real motorcycle road race.

publisherd - the group of cows from the local tavern all called by the short form of the name Elizabeth.
reaql - a very confused Iraqi
prengant - The newest snack food from the makers of Pringles, only made from ground up ants.

Serena Joy said...

Pinks, your answers are just divine, especially to #10.:)

"I see, G," says she. Okay, you're granted immunity. BG knows why.:-)xoxo

Very solid answers, Charles. Your daughter's a lucky girl to have a dad so invested in her well being. And once again, you provided some funny definitions. Thanks.:-)

Camille Alexa said...

If you learned that you had only one week to live, list:
1. 3 people (first names only) with whom you would want to mend fences;
Sorry. Too personal.

2. 3 people (first names only) with whom you would want to spend a lot of time;
My mother
My sister
My man


3. 3 people (first names only) you'd like to pillory;
George
Dick
Karl


4. 3 important financial transactions you would make;
What do I care? I can't take it with me. Money's not what I want to waste my time thinking about.

5. 3 priority steps toward putting your affairs in order you would take;
A solid will.
Go ahead and get married to S.
With only a week, that's about all the time I'd care to spend thinking about non in-the-moment stuff.

6. 3 people from long ago (first names only) you'd like to look up;
No time! I have people who love me now. What do I give a crap about people I haven't seen in forever? You're totally stressing me out here, giving me all these chores when I have only one week! I want to look at the sky, I want to eat all my favourite foods and get drunk and happy and dance.

7. 3 places you would like to see;
Still sounding too much like a list of chores. Perhaps this is not the 'meme' for me.

8. 3 books you never got around to reading that you'd want to read now;
Are you joking?!?! I love reading, but I have only one week to live!!!

9. 3 bequests you'd want to make sure you made;
Are you trying to make sure we think about this stuff now? Very diabolical.

and
10. 3 things you've never done that you'd want to do.
Can't think of a single one, except maybe to buy a really really really expensive botttle of wine, just to see if it is actually better than my regular $9-$15 range.

Serena Joy said...

I know, Camille. That was diabolically dark of me to do. What a fantastic array of answers it produced, though! Thanks for playing along. Go buy yourself that expensive bottle of wine now.:)