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:
Stephanie Miller
Jon Stewart
Amy Sedaris

3. Things I hate the most:

4. Things I don’t understand:
Monty Python
blind religious belief
horror movies

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
travel alone

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)

Tag, you’re it!

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