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Alphabet meme

Since I'm bored, I'm participating in this meme. (OK, etymology darlings, do tell me where the word "meme" came from. I need to know these things.)



A - Act your age? Not as much as I should.
B - Born on what day of the week? Not sure. Friday, I think.
C - Chore you hate? Scrubbing the shower.
D - Dad's name? John.
E - Essential makeup item? Eyelash curler. That's not really "makeup," though. Eyeliner, then.
F - Favorite actor? I don't really have a favorite, but I will linger when any LotR actor appears onscreen these days.
G - Gold or silver? Gold.
H - Hometown? Corvallis, Oregon
I - Instruments you play? Flute and piano.
J - Job title? Don't actually have one at the moment, unless you count "writer." I was a teaching assistant till the other week.
K - Kids? I don't have any, but I'd like to someday. 2 or 3 maybe.
L - Living arrangements? Duplex, with husband.
M - Mum's name? Judy.
N - Number of people you've slept with? Nosy, aren't they? (One, though. Depending on your definition...)
O - Overnight hospital stays? None.
P - Phobia? Slight lingering fear of lightning, from childhood. Earthquakes. Public humiliation.
Q - Quote you like? Heh. I have a collection of several hundred. Umm..."If you can't be a good example, then you'll just have to be a horrible warning." - Catherine Aird
R - Religious affiliation? Kind of default-Christian.
S - Siblings? 3 sisters: 2 older, 1 younger.
T - Time you wake up? This term, about 9:30. Booyah!
U - Unique habit? When eating M&M's or Skittles or other such things, I tend to arrange them in rows according to color. And then eat from the group that has the most pieces, so that all colors have roughly the same number of pieces. And then eat one from each group, systematically, to keep this equilibrium as close as possible even as the numbers dwindle. Scary, huh?
V - Vegetables you refuse to eat? Raw onions. Mushrooms.
W - Worst habit? Impatience/impulsiveness.
X - X-rays you've had? Teeth lots of times; hip once.
Y - Yummy food you make? Dark chocolate truffles.
Z - Zodiac Sign? Leo.


Btw, I'm compiling the language-usage data and will probably post results tomorrow. Thank you to all who participated! And if you still want to participate, go ahead.

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poopsmoothie
Mar. 29th, 2003 05:59 pm (UTC)
Richard Dawkins came up with it in his book The Selfish Gene to help describe genetic drift (I think, it's been awhile).
poopsmoothie
Mar. 29th, 2003 06:00 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure about the actual etmyology, though, sorry.
mira_fastfire
Mar. 29th, 2003 06:14 pm (UTC)
Re: O_O
meme could be related to the French word that's spelled almost the same. Meme, in French, means "same"
rachel2205
Mar. 30th, 2003 05:13 am (UTC)
That is very strange (the skittles thing). However, Kendrick tells me he does it too.

You're both weirdos!

:P
mollyringle
Mar. 30th, 2003 10:58 am (UTC)
Heheh. No, we're just really, really organized...
ophelia_falling
Mar. 30th, 2003 04:31 pm (UTC)
it's nice to know i'm not alone in eating skittles this way. =D
poopsmoothie
Mar. 30th, 2003 09:28 am (UTC)
Also, aaa! Our icons have to play together!
mollyringle
Mar. 30th, 2003 10:57 am (UTC)
Hee! Yay for kodama. I loved that sound they made in the movie...plus, they're just cute.
maidazia
Mar. 31st, 2003 05:36 am (UTC)
This has absolutely nothing to do with this particular post, but I thought you might be interested in this over in shinysparkly's journal.
Because whenever anyone mentions The Monkees, for some reason I think of you. :)
mollyringle
Mar. 31st, 2003 04:49 pm (UTC)
Cool! Granted, my little sister has nearly all the episodes on tape, from our Nickelodeon-watching days...but I'm glad you think of me at such times. Shows your priorities are in the right place. ;)
starfishchick
Mar. 31st, 2003 08:22 am (UTC)
U - Unique habit? When eating M&M's or Skittles or other such things, I tend to arrange them in rows according to color. And then eat from the group that has the most pieces, so that all colors have roughly the same number of pieces. And then eat one from each group, systematically, to keep this equilibrium as close as possible even as the numbers dwindle. Scary, huh?

Hee! I so do this too, and thought I was the only one!
lordreaibn
Mar. 31st, 2003 10:56 am (UTC)
I used to do that, no joke.

And, sometimes... I still do. :D
mollyringle
Mar. 31st, 2003 05:25 pm (UTC)
From the responses so far, there are more of us than I suspected. Obsessive Color-Coordinators Unite!
:)
lordreaibn
Apr. 1st, 2003 04:41 am (UTC)
Re:
woohooo!

:D
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