Tuesday, 26 April 2011

The Queen's Meme #80 - The Royal Wedding Pain Meme

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Welcome to The Queen's Meme
7 Royal Questions on Tuesday
#80 The Royal Wedding Pain Meme

I am grumpy because I've not received an invitation from Prince William and Kate Middleton to attend their upcoming nuptials in London. I'm sure it's been lost in the mail but that doesn't ease my anxiety. If it doesn't arrive soon I'll be forced to crash the event and that would be most undignified indeed - even for me! And since I'm being a royal pain in the patootie today, you may replace any of the questions you don't like with a new question. Just humor me.

1. If you received an invitation to the Royal Wedding, who would you take with you and why? Someone who had a doubled-barrelled name. Only they get in the door.

2. If the Prince and his fiancee had a blog, what would the title be? Waity Katy & Wiils

3. Are you going to watch The Royal Wedding between Prince William and Catherine "Kate" Middleton this week? Not from beginning to end, but I'll be dropping in like an uninvited guest.

4. Imagine you only have $5.00 and you must buy a wedding gift for them. What would you buy? One of the atrocious souveniers that are on offer.

5. What day-to-day marital advice would you give the couple? Think of all your relatives, and dom't do what they did.
Prince William seen here with his father, Prince Charles, as William is installed as a Knight of The Garter.
What other woman can say she has a man with those credentials, huh?

6. You have been employed as the caterer for the reception at Buckingham Palace.
What are you serving? A finger buffet with hot dogs

7. This is the Royal Wedding Route from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Abbey. What location is missing? You must add a location along the way that you feel is a must stop for the couple before they get married.  The local pub and the pharmacy.

I'll see you there!
I hope.

Monday, 18 April 2011

The Queen's Meme #79 - The Give And Take Meme

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Welcome to the Queen's Meme
7 Royal Questions on Tuesday
#79 The Give and Take Meme

We've all been givers. We've all been takers. Is it better to give than to receive? Hmmm.....always a question up for debate. Depends on the circumstance I suppose. Who wrote that line anyway? Quite possibly the person who didn't get what he gave. Or maybe a selfless soul full of true righteousness. Maya Angelou wrote that "giving liberates the soul of the giver." I would tend to agree. Another favorite quote of mine on the subject is by Khalil Gibran: "Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need."
What are our motivations for giving? And what, pray ye, will ye take? That is my question.
Why am I suddenly speaking Quakerish?
I'd better get on with this meme.

1. IS it better to give than to receive? It depends who or what is being given. If someone is being given the sack (that is being fired), it is not something we are keen on receiving.

2. Can you name a special or unique gift you've received? What made it special to you? Some gifts I get are completely useless, which gives me the idea that they never really thought at all. By far the best gifts are those that are perfectly suited for me, as I know the givers have thought first.

3. What does it mean to "give of yourself?" That means to give something only you have. I'm not too keen if it's a blood sample I'm giving!

4. Tell us something you once took that you wish you could give back. I can take the time to say the wrong thing. I'd like to give back that time.

5. Have you ever been robbed of something that changed the course of your life? That can be material goods or people themselves. Anything like that is going to alter destiny.

6. If you could give one thing to the people that you love most and give it in abundance, what would it be? I try and give as much friendship and consideration as possible, and hope it reciprocates.

7. When is the last time you GAVE yourself a good talking to? I can't remember, I had my fingers in my ears.

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

The Queen's Meme #78 - The Spring Done Spung Meme

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Welcome to The Queen's Meme #78
7 Royal Questions on Tuesday

Today we are discussing the wonders of Spring. But it's not all about blooming flowers and Easter cards this time. Just a simple play on words with a twisted smack of alliteration and snark thrown in. You know, the usual. Now do me a favor and add your smack to the smack.

1. What about spring ticks you off the most? All those healthy weeds growing!

2. How many blooming idiots have you met lately? The same blooming idiots I have met throughout winter at the office.

3. If spring springs early when you're in the middle of a spring fling, does that mean you must flung 'em out of your life early or can it wait until summer comes? If I'm in the middle of a fling, I hardly stop to think what time of year it is.

4. If you could toss one thing or person out the window during your annual spring cleaning, who would it be? The mop.

5. Do you have seasonal defective disorder? No, I have daily defective disorder.

6. If you left the windows open on a cool spring night, what would the neighbors see? It depends whether they have their binoculars with them, or if they are standing on a chair.

7. Name your most potent allergens during this season of (achoo!) bliss. Work.

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

The Queen's Meme #77 - Thje Grocery Meme

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Welcome to The Queen's Meme #77
Seven Royal Questions on Tuesdays
The Grocery Store Meme

The last time I went grocery shopping I came home with way too much chocolate. It wasn't supposed to be that way. I went for mangoes. But the chocolate kept calling my name.

1. Do you make a list when you go grocery shopping? My dad makes the list, I pick all the extras we ought to have!

2. Do you buy more groceries when you're hungry? Buying groceries depends on the amount in your wallet, not your stomach.

3. Coupons. Use 'em? No, people might think we are poor!

4. Have you ever complained to the manager of your grocery store? We're British. We never make a scene.

5. Do you like to buy groceries at huge chain stores like WalMart? Or do you shop exclusively at food stores? I don't like the big stores, but for saving money, variety etc, we have to dance with the devil.

6. How much time do you spend reading labels in the grocery store? It's only the 'sell by' label I'm interested in.

7. Do you push your own grocery cart to the car and return it? The trolley goesw to a nearby trolley park. If we took it right back, we'd be doing the trolley mover out of a job.

8. What is the one food item you always buy at the grocery store that you can't live without? Cheese! I love it!!!