Monday, September 21, 2009

A Long and Winding Road

Most bloggers have participated in a meme at one time or another. My fascinating friend, Protégé, who lives in Scandanavia, wrote a fascinating post several months again about the origin of memes. I used to wonder how to pronounce this word but Protégé enlightened me. Meme is pronounced like "meem", which rhymes with "dream". Another version is a short "mem", as a in "memory".

Heidi at 2 Thinks to Share posted a meme the other day that I thought would be fun. She gave me 5 words to write about so you can get to know me a little better. To participate, leave a comment (with your blog address or email) that you want to play and I’ll send you 5 words.

Energy – This is one of my defining characteristics. If I channel it right, I get a lot done. On other days, there’ a lot of singing, dancing and going in circles. If I was a child in the last decade instead of being a child in the 1960’s, I would probably be labeled as ADHD. You know how our culture likes labels! The polite rebel in me resists labels.

Park – Builderman is full of adventure and loves to camp. When the children came along, I set the standard that we had to camp in places with a bathroom, so we’ve seen a number of the beautiful parks in the South Eastern US. I like camping for the primary reason that he does all the work and all the cooking. I take a good book and park in my camp chair.

Fair – I love fair weather. Good thing I live in Florida. I realized toward the end of our recent solid week of rain that I’m really very fond of the sun. It would be a huge adjustment for me to live somewhere where it rained all the time or had very little sunlight.

Clue - The board game with Colonel Mustard, Mrs. White and the rest of the inhabitants of the mansion with a mystery has always been a favorite of mine. We still play this at our house! In fact, I pretty much love games. Catch Phrase, DiceCapades, Monopoly and Scrabble are just some of those in my cabinet.

Long – The long and winding road that leads to your door will never disappear – wow that Beatles song holds memories. I live down a long and winding road. It was a 3.5 mile very bumpy dirt road until a year ago. Now it’s smooth blacktop and I’m thankful each and everytime I drive on it. Lead me to your door! I’d love to get to know you better. Remember to let me know if you want your 5 words.


Shelly @ Life on the Wild Side said...

What fun getting to know you better!

I have always loved the game, Clue. We played it not too long ago with my youngest, and it was a blast.

O.K., I'll bite. Send me my words and I'll do this later this week.

My ADHD Me said...

I especially like your thoughts on the word ENERGY.

Funny you wrote about meme. Just last night I looked up the origin, meaning, pronunciation etc. Glad I didn't get started on that post

2thinks already sent me my may be harder than it looks!

Have a great day!

Sassy Granny ... said...

Amazing how one word can trigger volumes of thought! It's fun to hear how these particular words worked their way into your life.


2Thinks said...

You did it! And oh so well, too. I also like fair weather best, but alas, I live in Michigan anyway- so snow and blustery wind is a part of, a big part of, life.

I like camping for the same reasons you do! I.T. would do all the work and I would read. Ha! I did cook some. We sold our camper to my cousin when our kids got too big to be able to go- jobs, college etc. Maybe we'll get back into it as empty nesters, who knows.

Good job on the word long. I like how you put a creative twist in that one.
Thanks for playing! Only two people asked me for 5 words when I posted- you and MyADHDMe- hers aren't up yet.

Protege said...

Ah, thank yo so much for the link.;)) I am very glad you enjoyed that post:)
Thank you also for all those lovely comments you leave always at my place, they mean a lot.;)

I love all your words; but particularly the first one. Positive energy is very important trait in life; I am sure you attract a lot of people with your undying optimism.;))

Kelly Combs said...

I always wonder how to pronounce that, so thanks! I don't do a lot of memes, but I enjoy reading others. Good work.

Rosezilla said...

Very intriguing. Ok, why not, send me my words...

BIR said...

Ok I'm game, when you have a moment send me 5 words. Need something to divert me as I have been obcessing on my website start up, but coming right along!