Tuesday, 23 February 2010

The Queen's Meme #26 - Name That Tune

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Welcome to the Queen's Tuesday Meme #26

Sometimes silly. Sometimes serious. Always fun!

Step out of the box. Be creative. Use your imagination.

No one's answers are quite like yours.

I was tagged by the musically prolific Starr who writes Here Comes A Storm in The Form of A Girl for a meme that was circulating on Facebook over the weekend. It calls for 25 answers (!) but not to worry, I have shortened it for our purposes here.

It's a simple NAME THAT TUNE meme with a Mimi twist.

The Rules : Once you have been tagged (or commanded by the Queen) you are supposed to write down the top 25 SEVEN songs you cannot live without. The ones you can listen to over and over and never get tired of. They don't have to be in any particular order. These are the songs that make you laugh, cry, think of an old friend, whatever the reason. I know it's impossible for many of us to narrow it down to seven. There are just too many songs. Instead, make a list of seven songs that move you personally and tell us why. What memory does the song evoke? What emotion? Where were you when you first heard it? We'd like to know what's in your musical memory bank. Name seven songs and tell us about your emotional connection to the song.

Fair enough?

Let's get started!

1. Hey Jude by The Beatles. This really brings back memories. I played it on my cassette player on my last day of school, and I always think of that when hearing it.

2. American Pie by Don McLean. One of my most enjoyable songs, and the one that I hum the most. I try to remember all the words and meanings.

3. Leaving On A Jet Plane by Peter, Paul & Mary. I hummed this when going on a plane to my vacation many years ago.

4: Female Of The Species by Space. This one has got one of the catchiest tunes of all. Love it! Heard it the first time and couldn't belive how good it was.

5. Dancing Queen by Abba. Ive seen this many a time on the stage version of Mamma Mia! Fantastic.

6. Morningtown Ride by The Seekers. One of the earliest songs I know. It always reminds me of when I weas very young.

7. San Francisco by Scott McKenzie. A song that sums up the 1960's. I just stop and listen when I hear this,

Monday, 15 February 2010

The Queen's Meme #25 - The UnValentine Grumpy Meme

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Tsk Tsk
Xmichra has requested to spend time in the lowly dungeon. I have complied. Will you be next?
Sunday, February 14, 2010
The Queen's Meme #25 ~ The UNValentine Grumpy Meme

Welcome to the Queen's Tuesday Meme #25
Sometimes silly. Sometimes serious. Always fun!
Step out of the box. Be creative. Use your imagination.
No one's answers are quite like yours.

The UnValentine Grumpy Meme

1. I, Mimi Pencil Skirt Peace Woman, have officially declared war on Valentine's Day. If I see one more chocolate rose covered in stupid red tin foil paper I'm gonna have a fit. What did you get for Valentine's Day?

Zip, nada, nil points, no score....I reckon the mailman must be late. Perhaps the fact that I am currently unattached has a small factor to it?

2. What will you miss most about Valentine's Day?

"Oh thank you for your present, darling. Now let me really thank you for it."

3. What could you have done differently yesterday to make the day sweeter?

Stayed in bed.

4. How many roses make a dozen?

What? Ask a florist.

5. You and your love are getting matching tattoos for Valentine's Day. What will they be?

It wouldn't have her name on mine. If we split up, I'd have to look for someone with the same name. Maybe 'Her's' on me and 'His' on her.

6. My kingdom for a man who can spell. I am so tired of getting text messages from college educated 45 yr old men like .....I miss u ....wat up?.... B there by 8... or the ever popular U home? Does your significant other have an annoying cute little habit you'd like to break?

If my girl started sending text messages, her phone would soon vamish. It would be worse if she started TALKING in text messages. A former girl was a smoker. That's why she is a former girl.

7. What did you get someone for Valentine's Day, if I may ask?

You asked that on #1!!!!

8. No one is looking. I promise.
Write one word on this candy heart you've been dying to say to a romantic connection from your past. I will not tell.


9. Be a poet. Write a 4-line poem starting with Roses are red....

Roses are red
Violets are blue
I left my wife
Now I'm stuck with you

10. What song best describes your Valentine's Day experience this year?

I Will Survive

11. I, Mimi Grumpy Skirt, am so glad this meme is almost over. This is my final question. I made it eleven questions in honor of the 11 roses I didn't receive. Aren't they lovely? This is my final final question, Regis:
Two cupids are in a knock down drag out fight on the floor of the Senate. One is a constituent from Venus, the other from Mars.
What is the name of the legislation are they fighting over?

The Decision Whether To Use Greek or Roman Gods in historical records.

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

The Queen's Meme #24 - The Circus Meme

Mimi of The Queen's Meme has sent this in....

Welcome to the Queen's Meme #24.

Sometimes silly. Sometimes serious.

Always fun!

Step out of the box. Be creative.

Use your imagination.No one's answers are quite like yours.

It's time for the circus. We are all going!

Fun for the whole family, right? Hmmm....depends on your taste. Whether you're a fan of circus tricks, sweaty animals in a ring, fire breathers and bearded ladies or you find it all just a wee bit offensive, never let it be said that memers in blogland have no opinions on the matter. Whatever your preference, these photos leave much to the imagination and could be explained in a variety of ways. I found some amazing lithographs from the early 1900s depicting the Greatest Show on Earth and some from Cirque du Soleil. Back in the day when the circus was the circus instead of a commercial fest and a legal team from PETA standing behind each elephant.

This is your task.

I've provided ten pictures from the wonderful public domain land of Wikimedia.org.

Your job is to caption them.

Use humor, satire, serious commentary, personal recollections of your own circus experiences or just plain silliness...I'm sure you can find something to write about that will make us laugh, cry, or think.

I warn you though. This picture meme isn't as easy as it looks.

Let's get started.

The Circus Meme


"I hope it's my hands you're looking at, young man!"



"I've gotta clean WHAT off the street??"



"And detective, that's why my girl turned into a pile of ash after I kissed her."



Naturally, this procedure is considered perverted in most US states, but some still allow it.



"I told you they'd laugh at my outfit!"



"Look! We just can't afford real lions."



"Look Edith, I don't like these fantasy role play games you enjoy doing."



Unknowingly, Raymond's chair gets caught up in a giant spider's web.



"For the third time, I said it's time you got a HEARING AID!"



The horse act was so bad, the ringmaster employed people to catch the artists as they fell off.

Monday, 1 February 2010

The Queen's Meme #23 - The Blog Blizzard Meme

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Welcome to The Queen's Tuesday Meme #23

Sometimes silly. Sometimes serious.
Always fun!
Step out of the box. Be creative.
Use your imagination.No one's answers are quite like yours.

The Queen's Meme #23 ~ The Blog Blizzard Meme

Baby, it's cold outside! I have snow on the brain and ice on the windshield. Ten and twenty degree temperatures doth not a happy Queen make. But I have plans to keep warm, that is, unless the power fails in which case I'm doomed. I really am in the midst of a snowstorm this week but many of you are not. You must get creative and use your imagination. It's a blog blizzard! I'm here to test your survival skills or at least make you laugh. Here's how it plays. Good luck.

1. An unexpected blizzard occurs. The power goes out for 10 days. There is no food in the house, no gas in the car, no heat, no TV, no computer, nada! You are snowed in and can't get to the store for supplies. How would you survive? How would you get out of this mess?

I don't. The only alternative is to put on my skis, go to the nearest airport in operation and fly to the Bahamas.

2. Tell us about your last snowball fight.

The snowballs won.

3. You have been asked to make a snowman. What is his name?

He wouldn't tell me. The Government Minister for Equality told me I should be making a snowperson.

4. I have mountains of snow outside my door. I would like to make snow soup. What is the recipe?

What do you think? "Take one handfull of snow..."

5. It is Day 5 of the Big Blog Blizzard. You have been hunkered down for a very long time and in danger of losing your sanity. Your blog neighbors (that would be us) come callin' to see if you're OK. We peek in the window. What do we see?
What are you doing in there?

I'm frozen solid, with icicles hanging off my nose.

6. Who is the flakiest snowflake in your life?
Past or present.

That's a flaky question. Do you think I've been examining every snowflake that's ever come down around here?

7. You are Snow White. Which dwarf is your favorite and why?

Snow White is living with seven short men? She doesn't sound very 'snow white' to me. It would have to be Doc, who would give her some pills so she doesn't catch anything from Sneezy.

8. What is the most fun you've ever had inside during a snowstorm?

I think I'd have to use my 'wishful thinking' mode for this one.

9. What was Jack Frost nipping at?

Over here in Britain, Jack Frost is a tv detective, so he nips in and arrests them!

10. Due to blobal warming (that's blog + global for all you non-blog speakers) your snowman has prematurely melted. What was his last request?

"Can I have an ice cream?"