The Fall Meme

The Fall Meme

This is my third attempt at crafting my own meme – eventually, I’ll get one really right and it will go viral… right? No?  Whatever, I’m going to keep trying until one does or I get bored.  So this is the official Dirty Dozen Fall Meme, I won’t tag anyone; however, should you choose to participate, I’d appreciate the courtesy of a link back.  Feel free to tag people if you wish.

  1. It’s not fall in DC (or your city of origin) until _____________?
  2. Kelly Preston’s character in the movie For Love of the Game expresses her need to escape NYC because “Summer’s almost over, and I feel like I missed it.”  What do you need to do in the waning days of summer for it to feel complete?
  3. The person I know is wrong for me but about whom I frequently think after a break-up is _____________?
  4. The US Tennis Open, one of four Grand Slam events in that sport, is currently in the quarterfinal round.  If you could only attend one major sporting event what would it be?
  5. Assuming that you write an anonymous or partially anonymous blog, by what non-physically identifying characteristics might you be identified in a bar?
  6. Most blogs cover some sort of niche – personal, political, dating, culinary, etc.  What topic, if any, would you like to address on your blog but doesn’t fit into your niche?
  7. If you could manipulate the time space continuum and give as many as three pieces of advice to a younger version of yourself, what advice would you give and to what age of you?
  8. Who among your friends do you really wish had a blog because their stories, or perspective on something ought to be shared?
  9. If you were to take an e-cation (vacation from the trappings of our electronic world,) and assuming that employment obligations would allow it, how long of a break could you take? What would you miss the most, the least?
  10. On September 11th of this year, I will be attending a couple of parties and am somewhat conflicted by the fact that this ignoble anniversary shall pass with it being just another day in the eyes of many (and in some ways my own eyes as well.) Thoughts?
  11. How high are your walls?  Who was the last person to scale them? What tools should would-be climbers have on their belt?
  12. The sexiest thing a wo/man can say to you (or has said to you) is _____________?


By the by, there is a new post over at my Recipe Blog dedicated to the essentials for the kitchen.


12 Responses to The Fall Meme

  1. Christina says:

    Let’s see

    1-The weather turns the leaves all colors and pumpkins come out in force.

    2-Go to the lakeshore and take a long walk, I have done that once this summer.

    3-All the ghosts of past relationships.

    4-I am not a sports person but I would like to see a suprebowl from a box.

    5-Quiet and observant, although both changed depending on the amount of drinks I have had.

    6-Personal and culinary. I don’t go into really personal stuff on my blog because I am not sure how people will react.

    7-1)You will love, you will have your heart broken and you will be loved
    2)Karma does exist

    8-My best friend, being an actress and a wife to a tech guy make for some funny stories.

    9-I would probably unplug for a week and I would miss my email and google the most. But when I did this a few weeks ago I was too busy to miss them too much

    10-I was there on 9/11, I saw things that I can’t speak about without crying. I almost lost my father. The sounds of sirens still freak me out at times. I am low key about it but always wear black and comfortable shoes and light a few candles. Oh and I do still cry about it (mostly in the car at random times).

    11-My walls are pretty big but scaleable if one tries. I have to trust you and you have to be honest to gain a foot hold

    12-Baby you look beautiful, especailly when I am feeling like crap!

    Christina, I love your answers and thanks for playing along. I will be keeping a good thought for you on Friday.

  2. k8 says:

    Am I allowed to answer it here? Because memes don’t fit my niche. But they’re lots of fun!
    1. It’s not fall until it starts to snow.
    2. Camping. There’s never enough camping.
    3. Someone REALLY stupid.
    4. Professional hockey or rugby. Anything with the possibility of lots of blood.
    6. I don’t know. Politics, probably.
    7. Don’t take yourself so damn seriously.
    8. Cowgirl
    9. I don’t ever want an e-cation.
    10. It will never be just another day, but life DOES go on. And today, we still have the freedom to enjoy it.
    11. The Dead Guy was the only person to ever fully climb my walls and get inside my fortress. You need some mad conversation skills, plenty of patience, a penchant for laughter and lots and lots of unconditional love to get through.
    12. “God, you’re beautiful.” Makes me feel the most incredible way. I can’t even describe it.

    Hahaha, I love that fall=snow where you live… and I understand not wanting an e-cation, but I think your answer was a bit of a dodge, artful dodge, but dodge nonetheless. Thanks for participating.

  3. brookem says:

    i like this a lot and hope to complete it at my blog sometime soon.
    would love to see your answers?

    Soon, I promise.

  4. k8 says:

    Oh, um. I forgot number 5. Hahaha! My FEET!

    Really? Feet? I doubt that most people are looking at your feet in a bar.

  5. lacochran says:

    If it’s the “Dirty Dozen”, shouldn’t all the questions be dirty?

    Your questions are getting better.

    Perhaps they could have been dirty, I just like the phrase when I realized that I was stopping at a dozen. Though I must confess that the draft that published had one question that was very different.

  6. elle dubya says:

    totally doing this.
    totally gonna take me forever.

    there are some serious head scratchers in there and brevity has never been a strong point of mine.

    So happy that you took the time to do this – I would encourage everyone to go read your answers as they are terrific.

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  8. elle dubya says:

    ok, so it didn’t take me forever. mostly because i couldn’t stop thinking about the questions and had to write to get my head to stop spinning. ::done::

  9. This might be the best meme I’ve ever seen. And I just might have to do it…

    Thank you for that very flattering comment, can you see me blushing from where you are?

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  11. Madelaine says:

    1. Before DC: It rains sideways and your umbrella breaks. Wait.. that happened in August 😦
    2. Have drinks on a patio, wear a summerdress, flipflops and sit out side with my mr beautiful. Oh and curl my toes in sand.
    3. actually it’s a girl
    4. Superbowl/Soccer – Man U v Liverpool (and L wins of course!)
    5. Bubbly, sweet and smart. If I talk about my passions I would light up like a fire.
    6. Rules of War
    7. You are amazing, believe it! Do your own thing and yes, someone will love you for YOU!
    8. My bestfriend or my mom, she lives a very exciting/international life. Plus she’s the best!
    9. I would be unhappy with an e-cation. I like to be reached and hate having to catch up on like a gazillion emails.
    10. I make sure to tell my family (bf, bestfriends, mom and dad) that I love them, to remember the ones that never had the chance to. I take a moment and remember what happened, the loss and how it changed peoples lives.
    12. You are amazing!

  12. id answer these in my own blog..but i havent been able to get into it for weeks..(thanks for nothing wordpress)

    1) congress gets back to town
    2)lingering over late night suppers served outside under balmy skies….with iced tea & a hand fan…
    3)is on the west coast
    4)cricket championship… what can i say?? ever since doug adams im a fan of bistro math and cricket..:-)… plus…they go on forevvverrr & you dont have to pay attention too closely all the better for drinking and chatting with friends!
    5)id be in the back…the one who speaks too softly with shoes that are too expensive and a vodka tonic
    6) family stuff
    7) dont be afraid to fail.. you dont have to be perfect…it wasnt your fault
    8)my grandma… nascar driver/bank robber (the get away car natch)
    9)for ages… id miss unexpected texts with proclamations of love/friendship & the occasional booty call..
    10)its weird even to drive around today and NOT have crazy road closures for services etc.. i suppose its time…but its still weird.. and stillll seems a funny date to pick for marriages/parties etc. kinda like naming your kid adolf
    11)sky high… bring patience and vodka
    12) a boy upon opening my fridge for the first time…”everything about you is sexy…even your water”


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