Wednesday, June 15, 2005

All About Meme

I swear, I'm going to have to start yet another blog for memes...

Tagged by the Fabulous Lu:
What 5 Things do you miss about your childhood?

But first the rules to this meme game:

Remove the blog at #1 from the following list and bump every one up one place; add your blog's name in the #5 spot; link to each of the other blogs for the desired cross pollination effect.

1. The Cerebral Outpost
2. JustaskJudy
3. Loose Leaf
4. Lu's News
5. The Wisdom of Funky Bugs

Next: select new friends to add to the pollen count. (No one is obligated to participate).

1. Robin A.K.A Binsk
2. Bella
3. Kim
4. Scotty
5. Mamacita

now on to the game...

What 5 Things do you miss about your childhood?

1. I miss locking myself in my room after supper. No matter how stressful "family time" had been at the dinner table, I could always count on Peter Cetera to magically wisk me away to an auditorium full of adoring fans. We would take the stage and the spotlight would shine, and we would act out the entire score from Chicago 16. He taught me to sing harmony, and he was in love with me.

2. I miss going to my grandma's for two weeks every summer. Sarge would drop us off in Ohio and we wouldn't see him for two weeks. I could take walks in this small town - I could walk to the donut shop, the beach, the park, or anywhere. My grandpa saved up for months so he could take my sister and I for pizza at our favorite restaurant (the one that showed old Abbot & Costello films on a big screen.)

3. I miss the certainty of KNOWING beyond a shadow of a doubt that one day I would be discovered. One day I would be famous. The world was going to love me. I miss that certainty.

4. I miss my junk drawer. It contained everything precious to me. I had dozens of diaries, and I never threw them away... not one of them. When my mom would make me clean my room, I always started with my junk drawer. Sitting on the floor against my bed, I would go through every single item in that drawer and relive every single moment that brought me joy over my wee short life.

5. I miss knowing I was my mom's favorite.

The next tag was self-imposed, but I love Kim, so I obliged. This is audience participation. If you dare, answer these questions in my comment box.

1. Who are you?
2. Are we friends?
3. When and how did we meet?
4. Do you have a crush on me?
5. Would you kiss me?
6. Give me a nickname and explain why you picked it.
7. Describe me in one word.
8. What was your first impression?
9. Do you still think that way about me now?
10. What reminds you of me?
11. If you could give me anything what would it be?
12. How well do you know me?
13. When's the last time you saw me?
14. Ever wanted to tell me something but couldn't?
15. Are you going to put this on your blog and see what I say about you?

And being the generous blogger than I am, I am NOT passing these memes along. The meme stops here.