Monday, 26 April 2010

The Queen's Meme #35 - The Gratitude Meme

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

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

Sometimes life hands you pomegranates. You get wiser. Sometimes life hands you that icky lemonade. You get stickier. Sometimes life hands you a boatload of people who either enhance your journey in lovely ways or rock the boat off course just for the hell of it. You get an oar and row in your own direction. It happens to all of us. Either way, there's gratitude to be found if you're willing to look. Sometimes the conflicts are indeed blessings in disguise - you just don't know it yet. Sometimes the storm IS the thing you will one day bless while you wait for calmer seas.
Maybe not today, but someday.
So find some patience and hang on.
We all have something to be grateful for one way or another.
I found a few things this week. I hope you did too.

The Gratitude Meme

1. What are you most grateful for when you first wake up in the morning? That I've woken up in the morning! Even more so when it's the weekend. Don't ask about Monday, though

2. What are you most grateful for when you go to bed at night? That soft, cosy mattress and the pillow to sink into.

3. Who is the person who has had the most influence on your life? It's certainly not Simon Cowell! As most will say, parents are always a big influence.

4. Is there someone you'd like to thank for something special they did for you but haven't yet? Take the time to do it in this meme. The answer to this is much the same as #2. Do we thank our parents for what they have done, or do we often leave it too late?

5. Who was your favorite or least favorite teacher?
If you could talk to them now, what would you say?

Miss Sargent was my favourite teacher. She taught well in English. Big thanks to her. There were one or two who did their jobs badly, but can't remember who they were.

6. Do you say grace at mealtime? No, but I am still grateful for what there is.

7. Name one thing you take for granted everyday. Everything around us we tend to take for granted. Only when it's not there, do we realise how important it was.

8. Have you ever looked back at your life and realized that something you thought was a bad thing was actually a blessing in disguise?  Sometimes it takes a while to see things differently to how they were at the time. We can never be sure whether life-changing decisions are good or bad.

9. What are the top five things you are most grateful for in your life?  Health, wealth, happiness, friendship and computers. Sometimes those do not always appear, and we have to strive to get them.

The answers are rather deep this week. I must have had my philosophical hat on today!

Monday, 19 April 2010

The Queen's Meme #34 - The American Idol Meme

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

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

The American Idol Meme
You be the judge!

1. Do you watch American Idol? Absolutely not. I wouldn't if they tortured me.....that is torture. In Britain, we have the X Factor, Britain's Got Talent, all run by Cowell to make money for him.

So I think the answer is no.

2. Who is your favorite judge? I don't know any judges except Cowell. Next question please.

3. Who is your favorite contestant this season and why? Can't answer that one.

4. Who is your least favorite contestant this year and why? See above.

5. Have you ever actually voted via text message? What? and actually donate money to Cowell's wallet?

6. Is there a part of the show you find really annoying? If it's like the British versions it will be the bit between the beginning and the end.

7. What is your overall opinion of the show this season? When will it get cancelled?

8. Do you like Simon Cowell as a judge? What do you think of his judging style? It's only an act. He's only interested in making money, everyone else is a pawn in SyCo (the company he owns)

9. Is Ellen DeGeneres qualified to be an American Idol singing judge?  Is she? Well some of the singers probably aren't qualified to be on either!

10. If you could pick a song to sing on the show this week, what would your song choice be and why? Simon Says, because he runs it all.

11. Who is your favorite all-time American Idol winner? If you like, post a video of their performance.  Sorry, don't know any.

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

The Queen's Meme #33 - The Spring Fling Meme

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

Spring has flung and fling has sprung. It is time to put your imaginary hat on and step outside the box into the world of fantasy. Spring! Love! Lust! Pheremones! Broken hearts! Dares! Parties! Beaches! Trips! The world of flinging! Ahh....the romance. Ahhh...the migraines.

Webster's defines a spring fling as: a short period of unrestrained pursuit of one's wishes or desires.

The Spring Fling Meme
(The Lovers Dance)

1. Tell us about the your latest spring fling. My fling has flung, sadly. Maybe it's somefling in the air?

2. What made your fling so special? OR what made it so bad? The worst flings are non-existant unflung fling.

3. Have you ever been flung on vacation?  Ah, vacations, that's the time when we meet new people, rhey meet us...

4. All current serious relationships aside, what would be your fantasy spring fling?
Come on. You can tell us. We won't tell your significant other. Maybe.

5. How long did your spring fling last? (either the one in your head or the one in your bed) A spring fling should last at least 12 months until the next one!

6. Is there a blogger you'd like to fling for spring?
Would you tell them?  How could I possibly say? They might read it. Mimi might throw me in the dungeon if she found out!

7. What is the worst thing that could happen during a spring fling?  Absolutely nothing!

8. What constitutues a proper spring fling? ie: Kinds of activities? How will time be spent?
What should spring flingers do? What should they NOT do? There's a lot of questions here! In spring, flingers should walk barefoot in the meadow to have a picnic and swim on the pond. They should NOT wave to the bull as they pass in the field.

9. If your fling lasts through summer is it still a spring fling? It's an extended spring fling

10. How do you get out of a spring fling relationship?  Say "Take a hike...the seasons have changed."

Read about the Queen's mysterious fling here.
You didn't think I'd decree this meme without writing the manual first, did you?

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

The Queen's Meme #32 - The Peep Peep Meme

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

Welcome to the Queen's Tuesday Meme #32

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

Easter has come and gone. But I'll bet you have stories to tell! We present: The Peep Peep Meme. I feel a sugar rush coming on....

1. What does Easter mean to you (if that is not too personal)?  Some people seem to think Easter commemorates the birth of the Easter Bunny. If anyone reading this thinks so, then I'm sorry to spoil your illusion. It's the first holiday in the year when roads get thev religious aspect as well.

2. When did you last go on an Easter egg hunt? Did you find anything? The best time to go on an Easter egg hunt is just before Christmas, which is when all the shops display them for the first time.

3. Your favorite celebrity is dressed up in a bunny outfit and about to jump out of a cake. Who is it? Nicole Kidman is eggs-ceptional!

4. What is the most unusual thing you've ever done with Easter eggs? Ate them....what ELSE can you do with them?

5. What's your favorite color of peeps? Peeps? That is a foreign word to me. Any translators around?

6. Do you believe in the Easter Bunny? As much as Santa Claus, the Great Pumpkin and trains running on time.

7. Imagine: You are invited to the White House for the annual Easter egg hunt. What surprise should President Obama put in each egg for the kids?  A policy that the parents won't have to pay for?

8. What's your favorite kind of candy to eat at Easter?  Truffle chocolate....I had one yesterday.

9. Have you ever dyed eggs for Easter?  This could be listed under 'useless pursuits'

10. You have just found a genuine Faberge egg (like the one pictured here) worth millions of dollars. Would you keep it or sell it for cash at auction? What would you do with the money? I think I'd be afraid to keep it in case I dropped it, or if someone made a boiled egg out of it!

11. Do you have an Easter bonnet with all the frills upon it?
Show us a picture of your hat.  An Easter bonnet? Can you imagine me with an Easter bonnet? On second thoughts, don't.

12. Please share any special Easter memories or traditions you have with us. I remember an Easter we threw everything in the car and stayed in a caravan. The weather was just right, and the roads were not gridlocked. A very rare time!