Ah, the meme. Bloggers love them (Okay, many bloggers love memes, other bloggers abhor them and avoid them like the plague.) For personal blogs, a meme is great for a variety of reasons.

  • It’s guaranteed original content–and if it’s not, I’m sure the police are looking for you, what with all the stalker laws we have these days.
  • Memes are self-important. Since we all know bloggers really just blog to “hear” themselves talk, memes give us an opportunity to wax poetic about ourselves.
  • Not only is a meme original content, it’s content. Having blogger’s block? Post a meme!
  • Even though we generally blog for ourselves, we want people to read. And face it, we’re voyeurs at heart. We want to know all those crazy things about you!

Personally, I do like memes. I enjoy reading them, and I enjoy doing them. Especially ones I haven’t seen before, like…

5 things I own

Each question is pretty self explanatory.

Name a book you own that you don’t think any of your friends own.

Hmm, I have quite a few options here. I could go with something geeky and technical, but a lot of my friends are geeky and technical so that wouldn’t be a challenge. I could list a cheesy romance, but that would give away my cheesy, romantic side. I could also totally cheat and list one of Zachary or Jonah’s books. πŸ˜› But I’m not a cheater. So, a book I own that I don’t think any of my friends own is “Causewired: Plugging In, Getting Involved, Changing the Word“. I received it in the mail last month as a surprise gift for participating in Blog Action Day 08. ((Uh-oh, this means that some of my eFriends may have this book.))

Name a movie you own that you don’t think any of your friends own.

I can say, without a doubt, a movie I own that none of my friends own is “Penny Serenade“. Chris bought it for me years ago, knowing that Cary Grant is one of my all-time favorite actors. This is not one of his well-known movies, but it is one of his best. It’s a moving story about life and love, and comes from an era when movies had an actual plot and actors gave everything they had to every role. If you have a chance, check it out.

Name a CD you own that you don’t think any of your friends own.

This one is a little tricky. Who owns CDs anymore? So, I’ll change the “rules” a little. This can be a CD and/or a full album on MP3. πŸ™‚ I also think this will be a super easy one to answer since 1) I have a very extensive music collection due to my love of music, and 2) with the availability of music from everywhere, online, it’s not difficult to pick up an exotic album that no one else around you has. So now I just have to pick the one that makes me sound the coolest!

I’m going to say that an album I own that I don’t think any of my friends own is “Savage Night” by The Blue Hawaiians. They are a totally cool surf-rock band from LA. They have a hip, smooth, cool, lazy, ΓΌber sound and I completely dig ’em! Being the internet diva I am, I found them online years ago. I love the internet!

Name a place that you have visited that you don’t think any of your friends have visited.

This one is a toughie for me since I’m not really well-traveled. I would guess that the majority of the places I’ve been to, someone I know has been there too. There are a few places, though. One of them that I’m sure none of my friends has visited is backstage at the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago. I had the pleasure of seeing opening night of Miss Saigon there, and was escorted backstage after the show where I had my picture taken with the helicopter. Afterwards, I attended the opening night party. What a blast–theater people really do know how to party!

Name a piece of technology or any sort of tool you own that you don’t think any of your friends own.

I’m going to have to invoke the “what’s mine is mine and what’s yours is mine” rule on this one. Since I’m such a techno-geek, I have a lot of techno-geek friends. This means they probably have the same tools and gadgets I do. Because of that, I’m going to say that one piece of technology that I own we own is Chris’ U2 edition, black and red iPod with the band’s signatures engraved in the back. I think I can claim it here, since I bought it for him a few years back for Father’s Day.

This iPod is old school. No color screen, no graphics. Straight-up gray screen, text with the old click wheel and only a 20G hard drive. How sweet is that? πŸ˜‰

And there it is–my latest meme. I’ve told you five things I own. Now you tell me. What is one of the five things above that you own?

This post was generously brought to you by PDAs. I wonder if the iPhone considered a PDA…


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