Saturday, 29 October 2011

The Queen's Meme #100 - The Centennial Meme

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Welcome To The Queen's Meme #100!!!!
The Centennial Meme

We're 100 today! Happy birthday to us! In honor of all things that can be multiplied by ten, we'd like to invite you to our birthday party. Gifts and all handsome men welcome... not necessarily in that order.

Let's party!

1. Ten x Ten = 100. What thing or person or experience in your life would you like to multiply by 10? My savings or the best days in my life.

2. Today you get to go shopping with a one hundred dollar bill. What will you buy?  Nowadays not a lot, as it doesn't buy much. Come to think of it, it couldn't buy anything as it's not legal tender here in Britain.

3. How many centenarians do you know or have you ever known one? I don't think many last long around where I am!

4. Have you ever weighed 100 pounds?  A 100 pounds of what?

5. The "First One Hundred Days" is the benchmark of performance for a United States President. Tell us what you accomplished in your first one hundred days of blogging.  The biggest accomplishment was that someone actually wanted to read what I was blogging and commented.

6. What is the secret to longevity? Hey! I'm not the wise old man on top of the mountain whom people visit to find out the meaning of life!

7. You are invited to The Queen of Memes 100th Meme birthday party! We are going to play Pin The Tail On the Blog. Blindfold yourself and pick a blog that you enjoy reading and tell us about it. No need to throw darts dripping with sarcasm (I so despise mean-spirited blogs and you will end up in the dungeon - not that any of YOU would of course just sayin'.....gosh, being 100 sure made me fiesty tonight!) It's been a long day and I've seen some crazy blug-slinging lately. (That's blog+ mud +sludge for all you non-blog speakers) I digress. That's a post for another day... Just give someone the gift of recognition they deserve. There are lots of wonderful blogs out there. Who would you recommend?      I recommend 'Are We There Yet'  It's a fine blog run by my friend Linda. She travels around, takes spectacular photos and also tells us about her two daughters. Take a look.

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

The Queen's Meme #99 - The 99 Meme

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Today I thought I'd give you 99 questions to answer in honor of the 99th meme. Just kidding! Instead, I'll give you 7 questions that just seem like 99.
Here we go.

Surprisingly, it's called The 99 Meme

1. Let's take that famously irritating song, Ninety-Nine Bottles of Beer on The Wall. Tell me....What would you substitute for those bottles of beer? Your song would be "Ninety-nines bricks of sand and cement on the Wall."
Fill in the blanks.

2: Let's go to the 99 cents store. What do you think should be made available for 99 cents at the 99 cents store?  a 99 cent coin

3. The great world of Wikipedia tells me that scientists claim 99% of all documented species are extinct. Which remaining species in the 1% category would you really like to see extinct. And which species in the 99% category would you like to bring back? An intelligent sports commentator

4. Why is merchandise always priced as 1.99 or 20.99 or 50,287.99? Do they think we're stupid?  Simply....yes.

5. If you live to be 99 years old, what would you like your life to be like in that last decade? Surrounded by ample female nurses looking after me.

6. Tumblr has a new blog called "We Are The 99%" brought to you by "the people who occupy Wall Street." Everyday people are writing notes on paper about their experiences and living conditions right now. Can you identify with the 99% on this page? I'm probably the 1%

7. I think armpits should get more respect than this. According to the advice of medical personnel: If your child's temperature is more than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit measured rectally, or more than 100 degrees Fahrenheit measured in the mouth, or more than 99 degrees Fahrenheit measured in the armpit (for 4-5 minutes), he or she has fever.
Why do you think armpits are so slow to register heat? Armpits are more external than the rectum!

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

The Queen's Meme #97 - The Picture Caption Meme

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It's simple. Provide a caption for the pictures below or write a commentary.

I hope your imaginations are running amok tonight! These are rather interesting depictions. Good luck!

1: "This is my party trick."

2: "Has the Doberman from no.46 gone away yet?"

3:"These nature programmes are SO boring!"

4: "I said I wanted the parting on the left!"

5: "That's the last time I wear a hat made of bread."

6: "Ignore him, he's already been fed today. He just puts on the soulful eyes and wants more."

7: "Allright, is everyone listening? Lesson Four: How to bury your bone."

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

The Queen's Meme #97 - The Games Meme

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People play games. Children play games. Sometimes adults acting like children play games. Facebook people play games. All God's chillun play games. What kind of games do YOU play?

The Games Meme

1. What was your favorite outside game as a child?  Graze my knee

2. What is your board game of choice? those hotels on Park Lane!

3.What are your favorite apps or games on Facebook?  Definitely Bejeweled Blitz...I'm an addict!

4. If you could design a game about your life, what would you call it?  Office Wars

5. Have you ever tried billiards?  No...way to complicated!

6. Are you a card player? Gambler? Rook player? Go Fish? Do tell. I like to keep my money in the best wallet.

7. Do you prefer the summer or winter sports games?  You mean while watching in my armchair?

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

The Queen's Meme #95 - The Falling Into Fall Meme

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Fall is my favorite time of year. I can think of many wonderful things that just happen to have happened to me in the fall. The birth of my son, the beginning of semesters, new fall clothes, Dona Nobis Pacem in the blogosphere began in the fall..... The season also brings memories of grief and transition. I lost my dad in the fall of 2009. When the air turns to crisp and cool, I think of those last days with him. What does fall remind you of?

1. What is your favorite fall memory?  I forgot!

2. Have you ever fallen in love in the fall?   A girl and I started goiung out in the fall...till we fell out of love!

3. Do you like the current Daylight Savings System when we all "fall back" the clock.  The clock should stay the same all year round!

4. Tell us a thing or two you've done by a crackling fire? **we won't tell**   Coughed with the smoke coming out!

5. Have you ever been apple picking?   In the supermarket?

6. Do you like to take a walk and play in the fall leaves?  I used to when I was young...come to thing of it I was younger ten mintes ago.

7. Do you and your family have a special fall tradition in your house?  Yes...sweeping up all the &^*% leaves!

Monday, 12 September 2011

The Queen's Meme #94 - The Love Match Meme

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Welcome to The Queen's Meme #93
7 Royal Questions on Tuesday

This week has been wide open. In case you haven't noticed, I tend to meme-blog about those things that are concerning me at the moment. Or making me laugh. Or driving me crazy.
I can't get my mind off a conversation I had with a new guy possible love match maybe kinda sorta we'll see acquaintance this week.
He's conservative. But edgy. Liberal with his opinions. But not haphazardly. Tall. A littttttle younger (I said a "little!") and downright challenging. But in a good way.

The Love Match Meme

1. Which is more important.... romantic chemistry or friendship? Friendship is just for friends. Having a good wife depends on both.

2. Would you date someone who is much taller or shorter than you? I'd bring a cardboard box along for me or her to use when kissing.
How about older or younger? Judging how old I am, an older one would have to have billions!

3. How soon should you bring up past relationships in a new relationship? Not while slipping the ring on her finger.

4. What is the one red flag you KNOW from past experience to pay attention to when getting to know a new person?  "Excuse me, I've got to get back to the sanatorium."

5. When dating someone, what would you consider the ultimate deal breaker? Footsie under the table?

6. Tell us about a date you had with someone that went all wrong. She turned up.

7. Imagine you have a teenage daughter. She just asked you to give your best dating and relationship advice. What will you say?  You're grounded until you are 25.

Monday, 5 September 2011

The Queen's Meme #93 - The Strange Stupid Meme

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Welcome to The Queen's Meme #93
7 Royal Questions on Tuesday

Is it just me or is the world getting stranger by the minute? Every time I turn on the news there is some stupidity amongst humans and all living mammals, reptiles, and aliens to report. Do we walk among the insane or do they walk with us? Did you get that? Think about it.....
Answer these questions based on weirdness, unfairness and just plain stupid circumstances. Apparently, stupid is as stupid does. Or is it?

The Strange Stupid Meme

1. According to a news report, Medicare in the US stops plans to stop paying for preventable health problems or complications caused by hospital mistakes, including operations on the wrong person or wrong body part. These mistakes are called "never events." What would you call them?  Sever Events

2. It is the policy of some TV news broadcasters to show automobile wreckage photos as soon as they can possibly get to the scene of the accident. Sometimes the family has not been notified. They get away with it by "not releasing names." How do you feel about this? Whack the photographer over the head and not releasing the name of the person who did it.

3. Did you know that some car dealership service departments charge extra for "shop supplies"? This includes the ever expensive shop rag (retail 99 cents) which can be billed for 10x that much.

Have you ever been ripped off by a car mechanic?  Does the sun come up in the morning?

4. In some states, including California, Alaska, Florida and Hawaii, a motorist can be cited for driving too slowly. What would make you drive under the speed limit for a long period of time?  If there was a female pedestrian wearing a bikini or a very short skirt. 

5. In Arkansas the law states: No person shall drive a motor vehicle onto the premises of a drive-in restaurant and leave the premises without parking such motor vehicle, unless there is no unoccupied parking space available on the premises.
Explain this to me. Please.  Err...well....don't drive in a drive in and drive out.

6. But in Indiana, a horse cannot be ridden or driven on the street in excess of 10 miles per hour.
Do you drive a fast horse? If I prod him with a pointed stick.

7. And in the great city of Youngstown, Ohio, you must keep your rats under control.
Do you find this to be a problem in your life?  Only with the human ones.