The Me-Me-Me-Me! Meme: Famous in Our Own Lunchtimes

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Meme rthymes with dream. Just so ya know, I just learned this.

1. What do you like most about where you live?
Hands down it has to be the people. I don’t live in the prettiest area or the quietest one. The weather is too hot for too long. The falling oaks leaves (from my heritage oak tree) drive me to distraction with the constantly accumulating leaf piles. But, the people are worth it all. And I’m not just talking about the most beautiful nieces ever.

1.b. Where would you most like to live?
This is not one of the original questions, but since this is all about me-me-me-me! I can make additions. And they can be fanciful!

  • In England in a thatched-roof house in a small village with a lyrical name like Chipping Campden in the Cotwsolds. Ellen Isaacs took the above photo.
  • In a (fully modernized) hut on a beach of Figi.
  • In a Rain Forest in a Swiss Family Robinson-style tree house. Again fully modernized and stocked.
  • In a room-with-a-view of the sea life in an underwater city.
  • In a snowbound cabin in Maine stocked with everything I’d need for the whole winter.
  • A six month stint on the international space station.
  • Finally, in a Christian commune.

2. Is there anything strange about where you live?
I think it is particularly strange when someone is animatedly talking into a cellphone while walking down the street holding hands with someone else. I see a lot of people doing this, young and old. My feelings would be so hurt if I were the ignored hand-holder.

3. What’s one of your all-time favourite music albums, and why?
In my younger year’s it was With Love, Bobby.
I did a quick internet search to see of I could find the cover of that album. When this page loaded andI saw all those pix of Bobby, my stomach did a small flip-flop. (It really did.) I suddenly felt what it was like to be so in love with him. I’d play that LP constantly and of course I’d daydream about boys. I even immortalized one boy on the back of my dresser by writing, “Susie heart Carl”.

Lyrics to many of his songs can be found here in case you need to know.

When Bobby sang Julie, do you love me?, I wished my name were Julie. Well until I’d hear Donny Osmond sing Donna. I was a bit fickle in my affections. Bobby, Donny and David Cassidy all had huge parts of my affection. However, Bobby usually had the prime spot because I adored Here Come the Brides and I once saw him perform at Disneyland (my very favorite playground).

Did you know that Bobby is now an EMT in So Cal?

4. Did you have a passion for something as a kid that you still have now? (If not – what is one of your passions now?)
Talking.* I talked a blue streak. About everything. And non-stop at times. In school the teachers would sit me up front as a way to curb my tongue. I once had to go to the principal for talking. My report cards were little tattle tells. Luckily for all who knew me, I spewed in spurts.

Now, I mostly talk in my head and listen (receive). I’ve learned how to complete the circle of communication so that it includes a sender and a receiver.

* In another meme I talked about my childhood passion to be a doctor. It’s under the All About Me link that is supposed to be on the right side of this page. For some undetermined reason this file is content to stay hidden.

5. What do you like most about having a blog?
Sometimes I still get that urge to just talk and talk and talk and talk. I want to get it out of my head. A blog is one place to do that. I can spew and you have the choice of whether or not you’ll pay attention.

And you control the when. Just because I feel like talking doesn’t mean you feel like listening. But it’s really cool when someone enters into a conversation with the writer (of the post) or another commenter.

Plus I like that it can be a verbal scrapbook of someone’s life. That’s the reason I created this blog: so that others will know what I am doing with my time. But because I like to talk (via writing) I include other bits of me too.

Pick 3 (or more) people and give them the opportunity to be Famous in Our Own Lunchtimes.
Infortunately most people who read this don’t have blogs. This includes Lennie, Duker, Sista and Catlady. Doodah and I were tagged by Tonia. Maybe I have some lurkers who would like to be famous?

Postscript: Doodah said in her meme that she likes having a blog because, “It isn’t really appropriate to interject an “essay” into a conversation.” That is so what I want to do sometimes. I picture my ideal life being like a musical where at the right times, I could burst into song, and have center stage as I express my thoughts with clarity and beauty.

A blog is my center stage. I apologize that I don’t always “sing” with clarity or beauty. Hopefully time and practice will improve both.

Oh and one more thing, it was so cool (to me) when I found out that several of my posts came up in a Google search! That’s almost like being famous. (IMHO). I know it’s also silly.

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  • 1. Duker  |  . at .

    Susan,
    You probably don’t realize how much your blog gives and, how much you are loved !!
    I was so entertained by this entry & feel like I have had a wonderful conversation with you. I am constanly learning about my
    “Friend & sister”. I do miss our visits though. SO, when you feel like you want to be on center stage always count me in on your AUDIENCE =-).
    I also want to go to the HUT and the rainforest and the commune when you go. We can pack light and just BE !!
    Thank you for being you

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  • 2. doodah!  |  . at .

    I LOVE this post! I enjoyed very much the addition you made. And that Bobby of yours had quite a smile; I quite understand your flip-flops. 🙂 I did my own flip flops over Sean Cassidy, and loved to watch The Hardy Boys. 🙂

    And I love the idea of your life being a musical. I pictured “Bride and Prejudice” when I read that. 🙂

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  • 3. tonia  |  . at .

    susan,

    I’d join you in the english cottage…even the christian commune. Wouldn’t that be so interesting? And the tree house…oh my, yes.

    Laughing about you bursting into song…I’ll never see your blog posts the same again. 🙂

    Sing, Susan!

    Thanks for playing.

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  • 4. Susan  |  . at .

    Thanks, Tonia. Now I’m laughing.

    When my kiddos were young I’d sometimes sing our conversation until they were too fed up with me.

    Not too sure what the problem was . . .off-key . . . not something a mother does . . . detracted from the matter at hand. ???

    Now the only time I sing like that is by myself around Secret Sister sign ups at church. I have this little “It’s all about me” ditty I sing.

    Although my son did hear me once and he admonished me. “Mom, that’s not too Christian, especially since you are a leader at church.”

    I just smiled and sang and did a little two step.

    BTW If ever I get to live in one of those places, I will email you!

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  • 5. Susan  |  . at .

    Doodah, I forgot about Sean Cassidy. That was quite an era.

    i saw Bride and Prejudice for the first time about ten months ago. I just looked at the trailer to remind me: http://www.apple.com/trailers/miramax/bride_and_prejudice.html

    I love the Indian dress. I remmeber laughing a lot. And I am not totally against arranged marriages. My kiddos, of course object. Plus I didn’t do so great operating under my own choice. Smile.

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  • 6. Susan  |  . at .

    Duker, I miss you too. Maybe you could cut and paste this meme and email it back to me. Then I’d get to know you better too.

    Or maybe I’ll just pick up the phone and call.

    If ever I get the phone call about my hut, commune, or treehouse being ready, you’ll be at the top of the list.

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  • 7. Just Me  |  . at .

    I had tried for years to get people to start a Christian Commune. But most of them looked at me like I was high. If you get enough people responding, we should look into it. I think we could find the right combination of tie-die and telecommuting to make things work.

    I used to sing Da Do Run Run at the top of my lungs, and still belt it out once in a while.

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  • 8. Susan  |  . at .

    Right now the number officially interested in a Christian commune is 4. I’ll keep he list. The tie-dye/telecommuting ratio is a bit of a concern for me, but will cross that bridge when need be. 🙂

    Da Do Run Run – good song. I have a feeling it’s going to be in my brain all day now.

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  • 9. plainandsimple  |  . at .

    Hi There!

    I did this meme and I live not 30 miles away from the Cotswolds! …and all I could say about where I lived was that it was central!lol

    PS. A Christian commune sounds great…however if I tell the DH we’re moving to Califoria to join a Christian commune I may get to see a grown man cry!

    Tie-dying for Jesus, I love it!

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  • 10. Flippant  |  . at .

    I just found you by linking about and purely by accident because the link I clicked on seemed to lead me here by accident. First I was struck because your blog is pink like mine. Then I was enthralled because I’ve been reading the word “meme” totally wrong. Thanks for sharing, now I just have to remember that it sounds like dream. I completely get the singing thing. I wish life were a musical sometimes too. I have also sung conversations with my kids until they insisted that I stop. Children are very picky creatures. I think it would be very comedic if you sang the “it’s all about me” ditty quite loudly while signing up for Secret Sisters. Imagine the shock and surprise of so many!–>

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