Friday, October 17, 2008

I've been tagged

So, Laurie at Not Just About Cancer, has just tagged me for these meme. I've seen other bloggers get tagged, but this is a first for me! And, I just found out what a "meme" is, too, although I'd read about them. According to Wikipedia, "A meme (pronounced /miːm/) consists of any idea or behavior that can pass from one person to another by learning or imitation. Examples include thoughts, ideas, theories, gestures, practices, fashions, habits, songs, and dances. Memes propagate themselves and can move through the cultural sociosphere in a manner similar to the contagious behavior of a virus." And, also according to Wikipedia, the term Internet meme is a neologism used to describe a catchphrase or concept that spreads quickly from person to person via the Internet.

Here's the rules for this tag:

1. Post the rules on your blog.

2. Write 7 random things about yourself.

3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post.

4. Pass on the tag.

I've finished packing for my trip to Alaska - whew! - and am trying to wind down to go to bed early tonight. I'm tired, but excited to be going. Okay, here's my seven random things about myself:

1. I like cats much much than I like dogs.

2. In the fall, winter, and spring, I like to drink a soy chai tea in the morning.

3. My late Grandpa Kingston called me "Dede Bum". Mom still calls me "Bum" to this day.

4. Both of my brothers have longer hair than I do.

5. I get motion sickness easily and can no longer go on rides that spin.

6. This week, my department chair (jokingly) gave me an award for having the "7th highest number of preps" (i.e., the number of lasses I've developed) in the department. That's out of 9 people.

7. I cannot carry a tune - my son tells me to stop singing if I do sing along to a song.

I tag Misanthropology, Carver, The Cheeky Librarian, Jeanne at Rock the Bald, Liz at Literally Liz, Doug and Theresa at Type-Cast.

Have a great week-end! I may get a chance to post after I arrive in Anchorage - but maybe not until Sunday. Mom said that Aunt Becky said that all the snow has melted in Anchorage. It'll still be chilly, though!


Carver said...

Fun tag Dee. I've done a random things post a while back but I'll try to do this one at some point.

Dee said...

Hi Carver,
I know you end up doing a lot of these kinds of things - don't want to add to your burden! But I only read a handful of blogs, so it was hard finding 7 people to tag!! Anyway, it was fun!

laurie said...

Thanks for doing it! I love learning about my online friends this way!

Dee said...

Hi Laurie,
It was a fun meme to do - and you do learn about your friends that way! Hope you're doing well!