Monday, 30 May 2011

The Queen's Meme #85 - The Memory Meme

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7 Royal Questions on Tuesday

Since it's Memorial Day in the states, I thought we'd talk about memories today. It is fitting. We all have them. Sometimes they disturb us, oftentimes they make us smile. What kind of memories do you have? And will you share them with us?

The Queen's Meme #85
The Memory Meme

1. Are you someone who keeps memory boxes and makes scrapbooks? Oh yes, I make sure I have messages flashing up on my computer telling me to do things. I don't need one when it's time to go home at the office, though.

2. What is your most disturbing memory? Not remembering to do something vital.

3. What is the one thing you will always remember about your childhood? Waiting to grow up...what a waste THAT was!

4. When you drive down memory lane for the last five years of your life, is it a happy journey or a bumpy ride? Usually I get a diversion sign telling me to take another route.

5. What is the last thing you memorized? Remember to do Mimi's meme.

6. Tell us about a dream you remember.  Is this a family meme?

7. On this Memorial Day is there someone you'd like to honor and remember? We don't have Memorial Day here in Britain, but we do have Whitsun, in which it rains all day.

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

The Queen's Meme #84 - The Workaday Meme

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

Let's talk that 4-letter work today: W.O.R.K.
We all have to make a living one way or another. It's a necessary part of life. Sometimes it's good to evaluate where we are and what we want. We spend too much time each day "on the job" to be unhappy. I did a little soul searching today. Join me.

1. Are you in a job/career you always wanted? No, no, no, no, no, no, no....did you get the gist?

2. Do you find you workaday world fulfilling and rewarding? What? See above!!!!

3. If you could change jobs, what would you do? Be the toy tester in a toy company

4. What about your job irritates you the most?  Errr...have you got an hour or two to spare?

5. Would you rather have a high pressure meaningful career or a mindless clock-punching job? With a high pressure job I would probly have been dead at 40, with the other I might have wished I was!

6. I believe in the concept of "paying myself first" as in tucking away dollars for emergencies and vacations. If you started a special savings plan and could save a certain amount each week to do something only for yourself, what would that be? The 'don't tell the government anti-tax Swiss bank account.'

7. What do you think is the hardest paying job on earth? In the time of Henry VIII it was the Royal bottom cleaner.

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

The Queen's Meme #83 - The Weekend Meme

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7 Royal Questions on Tuesday

Let's talk weekend this week. They seem to go by waaaay too fast these days. I could use a longer break. Wouldn't it be wonderful if the entire world suddenly went to a 4-day work week? I'd vote for that candidate. Do you live for the weekend? Take a moment to answer my nosy meme questions.

1. What is your favorite weekend activity? I'm doing it right now. Any clues? No, that that, it's being on the computer.
2. How does the weather affect your weekend plans? Does it matter? If I'm in the house, and the roof doesn't leak, then not a lot.

3. When does your weekend start and when does it end? Does it HAVE to have a start and end? Let's keep it on all the time!

4. Can you recommend a good weekend getaway place? An FBI safe house?

5. Do you spend weekends alone or with other people?  Yes

6. What would your fantasy weekend look like?  Well it wouldn't end for one thing, and as for the ladies that wouldf be featured,...I'll leave it there!

7. Do you have any special weekend rituals? Staying in bed, listening to the rado, eating in bed...what could be better?

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

The Queen's Meme #82 - The Wheel Of Fortune Meme

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Welcome To The Queen's Meme
7 Royal Questions on Tuesday
The Wheel of Fortune Meme #82

You are a contestant on the game show Wheel of Fortune.
Take a spin. Buy a vowel. Shout out a consonant. Solve the puzzle!
Play it straight or spoof it. The puzzles and questions are all about blogging. But first!
Introduce yourself to the studio audience.

"Hello Pat! My name is Jean Luc Picard I'm from the 24th century and I work as a starship captain.  I have Will Riker, lovely Bev Crusher and the wonderful Deanna Troi  in the audience with me today."

Let's begin with a Toss Up for $2,000.....

1. Place for links:SIDEBAR     (I've never seen this show as I'm in Britain)

Wildcard Question: How long has Vanna White been on the show?  As many years as her IQ is

2. To keep you out of Bankruptcy: PAY PER POST

3. Where the blog title goes: HEADER

4. lost a turn. Name at least one thing you need to do on your blog while you're waiting for the big wheel to come back around again. Remove 'The Queen's Meme' from my list

5. What I love my readers to do: COMMENT!

6. Where the old stuff goes:ARCHIVE

7. You are the highest scoring contestant and get to play the bonus round.
Final spin for the $35,000 cash prize:
Just like the real game, use the letters RSTLN and E, three more consonants, and a vowel to say anything you'd like about blogging.

It looks like I'm not going to get the money!

Good luck!

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

The Queen's Meme #81 - The Elevator Meme

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

This week we are going on a very short trip inside a very small space. In fact, we are going to make several stops along the way. Ding! Step inside the elevator. You will visit seven floors. Be prepared to face the question and/or situation when the door opens on...
The Elevator Meme
Going UP!
Oh, one more thing. You must answer the questions in the order given. The reason will become clear on the last question.
Psst! I hope none of you are claustrophobic.

1st Floor: When the door opens you are faced with a crowd of people staring at you wiggling and jiggling around trying to make room for you to fit inside with them. But you must have the elevator all to yourself to finish this meme (by order of The Queen!)
Make up a story that will make them all leave. "I'm not feeling to well. I think I'm going to throw up."

2nd. Floor: Now that you are alone and laughing at your lying wicked ways, choose your elevator ambiance and music. What does your Party Elevator look like? I put on Thin Lizzy's Whisky In The Jar and start with my air guitar.

3rd Floor: You decide to push the CLOSE button repeatedly because you want more time inside to yourself and's fun (!) and you're in charge of your Elevator Universe. Finally, you realize you must open the door. You are faced with a pregnant woman about to give birth and a very angry man pushing her wheelchair. Do you let them on or do you shut the door and leave them stranded once again?   I tell them the song hasn't ended yet and shut the door.

4th Floor: An obviously wealthy woman shares your space to the next floor. She is rude, condescending and reeks of expensive perfume. Her over-sized wide brimmed hat keeps smacking you in the face. As she steps out, a $100 bill accidentally falls from her purse. Do you keep it or do you return it? I give her the $100 back and tell her to buy a beret.

5th Floor: Ding! Oh joy! In steps the last person who broke your heart or someone you seriously dislike. The elevator gets stuck for 30 minutes. It is going to be a very long ride. What do you say or do? I look in my bag to see if I can find the poison pill I have, either to use on the person or me if that won't work.

6th Floor: No one gets on the elevator. You are alone again. You decide to make a prank phone call to one person. Why not? No one can see or hear you. Who do you call and what do you say? I phone the FBI and tell them I'm the President, and I am firing their boss.

7th Floor: Just before you arrive on the 7th floor you notice that there is a hidden camera on the elevator that has been videotaping your every word and deed since the 1st floor lie began. The door opens and there stands a police officer. Which one of the people in the previous questions do you stop and pick up on your way back down who would vouch for your good character? (You may not go back and change your answers to any of the questions. Whatever you did, you're stuck. So to speak.)   Errr....hopefully the wealthy woman whom I gave the $100 back to might, but I think I'm bound for the police station!