Sunday, December 09, 2007

Internet Tag: Seven Things Meme

Here in the blogosphere, there's a fun little game we play called meme. It's like tag combined with truth or dare. A meme is a viral writing challenge in which one person writes on a particular subject, then, tags others to write on the same topic and keep the game going by tagging others.

Suzy of Pris Place kindly tagged me for a meme called Seven Things. The challenge is to list seven things most people don't know about you.

I'll try to make it exciting:

1. A female friend once invited me to a private party in Hollywood. When we were almost there, she revealed the party was being hosted by H*u*s*t*l*e*r. I screamed. And sucked it up and went to the party. Two guys in over-the-top suits, with thick Russian accents, invited us to an afterparty, without our male friend. Uhm, yeah, no thanks.

2. Smart is hot. Abs of steel, yes. Brain of butter, no.

3. My grandfather taught me to drive a motorcycle. He showed me how to open the throttle and shift gears. The first thing I did was run into a fence. He didn't show me the brakes.

4. I once thought I was going to die. I had surgery without adequate anesthesia and lost a lot of blood. The thing that sticks with me since is the importance of friends and family.

5. During the Internet boom, I worked for a company where there was an air hockey table and free food in the break room and people brought their dogs to work. I loved it.

6. I used to be a lifeguard. The only person I ever had to rescue was the pool owner's son who stepped on a bee.

7. I've taken one surf lesson. I want to take many more.

For more meme, I'm reaching out to seven new bloggers from the National Blog Posting Month blogroll:

Zay MoMo -- She paints cookies and admits to playing with PhotoShop when she should be sleeping. I already like her.

Weasel of Doom -- Who could pass up this tag line? "Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines."

Yum Yum Cafe -- Brimming over with gorgeous graphics and international flavor.

Adventures in Baby Fat -- The name was so catchy I had to check out the blog. Great fun.

Watch Me! No, Watch Me! -- Excellent photos and the line above her profile sums up this meme perfectly.

Rissa Dee -- A witty girl from California writing and having fun. Oh, and, she's taken a surf lesson too. See number 7 above.

ZQuilts -- A beautiful blog from the Pacific Northwest.

Tag you're it. Hope you don't mind.


lilalia said...

Thank you for your compliments. I'll answer the meme tomorrow. Really liked the idea of dubious characters with thick Russian accents chatting you up at that party.

Reese said...

Thanks for calling me out! Seriously, I love those memes and surveys and such.

Tag complete.

Marine Wife said...

Have to agree with your smart is hot comment! Of course if they are good-looking to boot, that doesn't hurt either!

Adventures in Baby Fat said...

Thank you for the tag!

I worked for a dot com during the whole internet boom as well. Some crazy things went on in that office! Oy, the stories I could tell! :)

Christine said...

Thanks for the tag and it's up! I'm going to go and check out these other blogs you tagged.

Shannon said...

Lilalia -- Thanks for responding. Really enjoyed your list.

Reese -- Thank you. The pageant and your year travelling sound really interesting. Would love to hear more about that.

Marine Wife -- Exactly!

Adventures in Baby Fat -- Those dot com days were crazy weren't they?

Christine -- Thanks for responding. Great story about the bar tender in France.