I wondered what a “meme” really is besides a way for bloggers to get to know each other, so I looked it up:
a neologism that first appeared in the 1976 book by Richard Dawkins, The Selfish Gene. Though Dawkins defined the meme as “a unit of cultural transmission, or a unit of imitation,” memeticists vary in their definitions of meme. The lack of a consistent, rigorous and precise definition of a meme remains one of the principal criticisms leveled at memetics, the study of memes.
This sounds very like astrology, so I feel right at home.
Anyway, Jill tagged me for this and it seems a good way to lift me temporarily out of my Pluto obsession (Mercury in my chart is in Scorpio) so here goes:
1. Things that scare me:
The fact that I will probably never understand the mysteries of life.
Heights and highway driving.
2. People who make me laugh:
3. Things I hate the most:
4. Things I don’t understand:
blind religious belief
5. Things I’m doing right now:
wondering about Pluto’s next act
putting off cleaning out my closet
petting my dog
6. Things I want to do before I die:
understand the mysteries of life
fully appreciate my life
learn to relax
7. Things I can do:
read a birthchart
program the VCR
raise a great dog
8. Things I can’t do:
go to a scary movie
watch Ann Coulter
9. Ways to describe my personality: (this was missing on Jill’s but I found it elsewhere):
calm demeanor belying an inner wildness
friendly and kind but solitary
10. Things I think you should listen to:
Your inner voice of guidance, no matter what.
11. Things you should never listen to:
Your inner voice of self-doubt.
A sentence that begins with the words “you should”
12. Things I’d like to learn:
cascading style sheets
the hammer dulcimer
13. Favorite foods:
Mexican and Indian
dark chocolate, of course
14. Beverages I drink regularly:
I can’t start the day without my decaf.
An occasional therapeutic beer.
15. Shows I watched as a kid:
[this will date me for sure] Captain Kangaroo
real cartoons (Merrie Melodies)