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A few days ago fellow blogger, Kitty, tagged me with an assignment of sorts. I’m not prone to taking on blog assignments, but this seemed like a good way to express how various individuals place themselves in a creative mind set to write. So I’m tagging wordsmith extraordinaire, communicatrix, dame wiggy, Fat Cyclist, and misty mockingbird to get their inputs as well.

The assignment: Think of THE song that most inspires you to write, whether it gives you an idea for a story, script or just puts you into a better frame of mind AND/OR peek into the lyrics and find a verse that sums up the theme of whatever project it is you’re working on. If possible, post a video of the song to convey to readers the full context of the song and the mood it puts you into. Finally, send the assignment to five other writers to do as well.

Here’s mine:

Sheryl Crow, “The Difficult Kind”

Tell it to me slow, tell me with your eyes
If anyone should know, how to let it slide
I swear I can see you, comin up the drive
There ain’t nothing like regret to remind you you’re alive

If you could only see, what love has made of me
Then I’d no longer be, in your mind, the difficult kind
Cause ‘babe, I’ve changed



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Random and Useless Meme

Egads! A friend tagged me with a meme. I could refuse. I could hold fast and pretend I was never tagged. But, I’m a friend and I value the few real friendships I have. So…

Seven Random and Useless Things About Me Meme (in video and pictures):

1) I like South Park (the TV show). I’ll admit, when the show first aired, I rolled my eyes. But for the past couple years, I’ve laughed my ass off at Cartman, Kyle, Mr. Mackey and all the f*ckin’ idiots on “South Park.” There’s no contribution to society here, just pure gutter humor. And I love it!

2) I’m moved by certain songs I hear live. Growing up a musician, I have an uber appreciation for solid lyrics and well-written arrangements. Hearing some songs live will leave me with a lump in my throat and watery eyes. Call me a pussy – music has the ability to kick my ass.

Kids3) I continue to be a great dad in spite of being divorced. Like many people, I’m not good with conflict. Disagreements on parenting left me frustrated. Now the kid’s mother and I talk more about the kids, rationally, than we ever could living under the same roof. And I sleep better at night for not feeling cornered into parenting in a certain way.

4) Tanqueray, pinot grigio, and Stella Artois. These are the various alcoholic drinks I prefer…rank ordered from first to last. However, I don’t turn down a drink when someone else is buying; and keg beer in the summer still tastes damn good.

Greys5) Grey’s Anatomy bugs the shit out of me. Does anyone else not like this show? Am I the only one who would rather watch the History Channel’s series on the invention of the Colt 45 revolver vs. watching Grey’s? The best thing about this show is the lead actress’s name: Meredith. Love that name! The rest is crap.

6) I like shoes. I’m not even going to include how many pairs of shoes I own, but let’s just say that I feel a little embarrassed by the number of shoes in my closet – so much so that I’ll donate a pair or two to Goodwill every year.

Caribou7) Coffee makes my day 10 times better. No matter what time of day or night, a good black coffee is tough to beat. There’s not much that compares to wrapping my hands around a warm mug filled with dark java – no cream, no sugar – just black. If I was a millionaire, I’d work as a barrista.


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Meme me this…

I can play along.  I stumbled on this meme when catching up on some blog reading at @ The Library.   So here goes…

What were you doing 10 years ago?

On July 11, 1997 I was happily working my tail off at Gateway Computers, Inc., managing media relations for the now defunct Gateway Country Stores.

What were you doing 1 year ago?

Last year, I was one month into my divorce.

Five Songs That You Know All The Lyrics To.

1. The Star Spangled Banner

2. Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer

3. Amazing Grace

4. Yesterday (The Beatles)

5. We Will Rock You

Five Things You Would Do If You Were a Millionaire.

1. Open a bike shop

2. Tour Australia

3. Establish transitional housing for single parents and their kids

4. Stay up until 3 a.m. writing a novel

5. Buy a classic muscle car

Five Bad Habits.

1. Surfing the Internet

2. Chewing tobacco

3. Watching bad movies modified to fit my TV

4. Saying “yes” to my kids all the time

5. Spending money

Five Things You Like To Do.

1. Surf the Internet

2. Listen to music

3. Eat

4. Make a woman exceedingly satisfied

5. Drink gin and tonics

Five Things You Would Never Wear Again.

1. Diapers

2. Bell bottoms

3. A sheet in public

4. Hospital gowns

5. My ex’s bathrobe

Five Favorite Toys.

1. My bike

2. My computer

3. My Blackberry

4. Ahem.  Nevermind

5. Fireworks

Okay. Now you can consider yourself tagged.

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