Mimi’s Blog Blast for Peace Meme Tuesday, May 27 2008 

Mimi began this wonderful movement almost two years ago. It has become a phenomenon, awing me from the onset. Here are Mimi’s thoughts on BlogBlast for Peace:
Peace Globes did not begin as a meme. But it began to behave like a meme. Blog to blog to blog. Like a fog. We didn’t use the word “tag” ….but that’s what we did when we invited others in our blogrolls to participate. The fact that you did so without the obligatory tag is proof that the concept is powerful.

It’s a fact that the fastest and most effective way to spiral an idea out of control in the blogosphere is via a meme. I should know! The 700+ bloggers who participated in past launches (and that truly is the tip of The-Iceberg-I-Never-Found) knows what it means to them. It’s about unity. We have that in spades. It’s about activism, awareness, crossing political lines, making a statement and sharing ideas. We’ve done that. We have the vision as a core group of bloggers for peace; but we do not – yet – have the power in numbers behind the message.


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BlogBlast For Peace Meme ~ Join The Revolution

Here are the rules and the story. Copy this into a post, ADD YOUR NAME to the bottom of the tag list and tag as many people as you’d like.

The Peace Globe project began in the fall of 2006 with a simple post from one blog, Mimi Writes. The post ignited a flame in the blogosphere. The flame became a passion. The passion became a movement. It amazingly traveled from blog to blog to blog across the globe. Bloggers wrote passionate articles on what peace means to them, along with the promise of three Latin words scribbled on a globe – Dona Nobis Pacem (Grant Us Peace) – branded with the integrity of their names or blog names. It was positively inspiring to watch. And it began to happen all over the world – from Singapore to China to Afghanistan to Brooklyn.

It was simple. And powerful.

In less than two weeks bloggers from all
across the globe will blog for peace.
We will speak with one voice. One subject. One day.
Won’t you join us?
June 4, 2008

How To Get Your Peace Globe In 4 easy steps!

  1. Choose one of the four Peace Globe designs in this post. Right CLICK and SAVE in JPG format.
  2. Sign the globe using Paint, Photoshop or a similar graphics tool. Decorate the globe anyway you wish. You can even include the name of your blog. Click here for hundreds of inspiring examples from previous BlogBlasts.
  3. Return the peace globe to me via email ~ mimiwrites2005 at yahoo.com – Let me know your blog’s name and url by leaving a comment here and signing the Mr. Linky. Your submission will be numbered and dated in the official gallery . Your globe and post will be listed on the Official BlogBlast For Peace website and The Peace Globe Posts page.
  4. Here’s the most important part — On June 4, 2008 DISPLAY YOUR GLOBE IN A POST. Title your post “Dona Nobis Pacem”. This is important. The goal is for all blog post titles to say the same thing on the same day. Write about peace that day or simply fly your globe.Click here for examples of peace globe posts from previous BlogBlasts.

(Go HERE for the other 3 globe template choices!)

When Silence Speaks, Scribbit, Flashing Yellow Lights,Whynotblogitout, Bitch Ph.D.,Rocks In My Dryer, Sprittibee,Embracing Momminess, Izzy Mom, Shadowscope, Fussy,, Live Granades, Write From Karen, MotherBumper, The Musings of Yet Another Working Mom, TricycleBlog, john k stuff , MC Hammer, Brazilian XC Skier, Process Recess, Ear Farm , Rick Mercer, Not Martha, Vegan Lunch Box, You Ain’t No Picasso, Motel de Moka, Guyana, amond Geezer, Vitriolica Webb, Sleepless in Sudan, India Uncut, Kieden, What Up Willy!, UUUHHHGGG-rrrrRRR!, The Lonely Island , ScuBlog, Treo 650 Tips , Lovento, My Life on a Plate, Little John PalmOS, Finding Lisp, The Splintered Mind, Under Aged RVers, Casa del Ionesco, HorsePigCow, Xooglers, Lou Romano, Pimpwiz, Getting a Leg Up, Coffee House to Go, e, OK Go, Doob LaVey, Nickels for Katrina, Boy Who Heard Music, Arthur’s Many Steps, One Movie a Day, California Eating, Movie Watcher’s Diary, Lucky Cracker, This Is Not Art, Operation Eden, Night Stalker Blog, Ah Yes, Medical School, 3 x 5, Amanda UnBoomed , GSO blogcon, Hooked on Heat, Mini-Microsoft, The Language Guy, No Rock&Roll un, Writely, Las Fashionistas, Wo, Jeani’s Blog, Blog from Bolivia Ottmar Liebert Am I Bugging You Yet? Alexa Lightning Studio Twinkie Experiment Belle in the Big Apple, Photo-A-Day, Circadiana, Eye Of The Storm, Jeremy Blachman, Blue Bottle Coffee, Trail Runner’s, Anonymous Lawyer, ClipTip, HD For Indies, NY Jets Blog, Hoopty Rides, Bored, Vietnamese God, Hot Dog Spot, Holla Back NYC, A Consuming Experience, The Festivus Pole, Google Video of the Day, Blogger in a Snap, Simplicity, Founder Frustrations, Sakya Monastery, PuppetVision Blog, Camera Toss, VoodooPC, Daniel Thompson Microtonal Composer, altjiranga mitjina, Alchemy Anyone?, Video Archive by Daniel Thompson, Island Writer, Critique my Blog, Clickworthy Links, 11th Commandment, Blah Blah Blog – The Soap Box, Profile Directory, The Junkdrawer of Thought, Lutes, Viols, and Other Ancient Instruments, To Love, Honor, and Dismay, Truth: The No Spin Politically Incorrect Zone, Thermal, Smiling Sunflower, Reel Hollywood, Just a Hippie Gypsy, IT Guy Blogs, Pastoral Ponderings, Bible Study Blog, Surviving NJ, Mike’s Place, A Girl Worth Saving, 4Simpsons Blog, Here Comes a Storm in the Form of a G, rasshopper Ramblings, The Blog of Logs, Pointless Drivel, Pest Control Information and Facts, Blog Name Removed, Pickled Eel, The Witch Doctor Is IN, The Foo Logs, More Cowbell, A Musing Farf, My Life Shelly, Beautiful British Columbia, Resources for the Microtonal Composer, Save Sheila, Gem-vita, Hippie Spelunker, Crunchy Carpets, Surviving Motherhood, The Ordinary Adventures of Tomas, Who Are We, Musings, Money, Matter, and More Musings, Digital Traveller, Rollie at Friday’s Fry, Infinite Monkeys, Get a Klu, Crush Liberalism, Dan’s Blah Blah Blog, Down River Drivel, hedyblog, Just A Girl In Short Shorts Talking About Whatever, Life Hiker’s Trail Diary, Living Next Door To Alice, More Very Unimportant Stuff, Neurotic Me, Niagaran Pebbles, Pole Hill Sanitarium, R World, Ragebot, Second Effort, Sonja’a Scraps, Sorting The Pieces, Steve’s Nude Memphis Blog, That Girl, The Velvet Blog, Blog About Your Blog, JeremyJacobs.com, Blog That Mommy!, Celebrity Scoop, Tricia’s Musings, Odd Planet, Breath of Life Photography, As the Garden Grows, BackBeBetter, Hunna’s Happenings, MissMalaprop.com, The Tigers,, Small & Big, The Shopping Duck, Sejant Before the Muse, Award Haven, The Windows Shopper, Central American Rhapsody: A Cautionary Tale, Bicycle Diaries, Mike’s Mixed Memories, Adventures of the S-Team, eFIPO.com, Spluch, Mary Blogging Duffy, 365 Days, Simple Kind of Life, Thermal, Turning The Pages Of Life, Us Danes, Worldman, A Place I Call Home, Beautiful British Columbia, Boating in Beautiful British Columbia, Crafts 4 Dummies, Crazy 4 Pink, Crunchy Carpets, Cuter than Martha, Hugo Says, I Was Born2cree8, Instant Gratification Girl, Just Me, Quilt Nut, Reba’s Run, Terramia, Jenna B, Loren Baker, ImmaAlice, Ramblings and the Likes, WTIT Tape Radio, She Says It’s Pretty Dumb, Ramblings of an Undisturbed Mind, Stormdrane’s Blog, Colloquium, Clutzy’s Clutzes, The Awkward Epiphany, Rogers Bla Bla, The Rhetorical Letter Writer, Maine Stay Inn, Second Effort, Beta Blogger for Dummies, Fungi Thinking, Eclectic Spaghetti, Spandex and Hairspray, Peanut, Peanut Butter…Jelly!, Wasting Time, My Throwaway Blog, My Thoughts, Ideas, and Ramblings, Heroines and Heroes (Blogger Poem), Life is falling to pieces: an illustrated journal, A Day in the Life…, Wise and Foolish, S Nicolas Originals, Brave New Word, A Homesteading Neophyte, Twenty-three and Counting, Dr. Blogstein, Controlled Chaos, And Another Thing…, meloncutter musings, A Dog A Day, Memoirs of a Gouda, Jane Lake Makes a Mistake, Bitter Cup of Joe, Web Gamin, Totally Biased Book and Movie Review, These Are Me Thinks, Mascaline Visions 4.0, Vicepost: All the Good Things In Life, Cozy Reader, New Mom On The Blog, Using My Powers For Good, Bold Contemplations, Dreamy Destinations, Waterfalls Uplift, New Kid on the Blog, Memoirs of an Inmate’s Wife, Purrchance to Dream, The Tome of Communism, A World of Bloggers, R2K, Worldof Reeholio, Portfolio Reeholio, Creative Truth, New York Bathrooms, Micro Images Blog, High Power Rocketry, The Club, The Woman Speaks 18 Languages But Can’t Say “No” in Any of Them, Food for a Living, The Gluten Free Post, Theory of Thought, LAEvanesce: Muses and Opines, Grease TV – You’re The One That I Want – Review, Bloggers Helping Bloggers, Life as Stripes, Yada Yada Yada, UK Fashion News, Westward Ho Folks, Irish’s Cartoons, This S#%t Drives Me Crazy!!!, Bono Is Brian Peppers, Adventures in Time and Space, Dooce, A Brain Like Mine A Lovely Promise A Series of Tubes, Flippy, Blogging by Sandee, Comedy Plus, Kids, Cats, & Books: What Else Is There? YOUR NAME HERE!
You do not have to be tagged to play!
Please consider passing this meme through the blogosphere.
This is Mimi Pencil Skirt reporting from
the lovely land of the Peace Globes.
Memeing the Movement.


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Mimi’s Message in a Bottle Meme Saturday, Mar 1 2008 

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YAY, I’m out of the dungeon… it was really damp in there.   

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Here are the rules:

You are about to send a virtual Message In a Bottle across the Blog Ocean. Leave a message in the sand or on the bottle. Write anything you wish. Be a pirate or a poet. Serious or silly. Anonymous or not.

What message would you like to send out to the universe?
Message In A Bottle Meme

1. Compose a message to place in your virtual bottle
2. Right click and Save the graphic below
3. Use a graphics program of your choice to place the message on the picture
4. Post the meme and these rules on your blog

5. Return your “Message In a Bottle” to me via email ~ mimiwrites2005 at yahoo.com, sign the Mr. Linky below and leave a comment HERE telling me you’ve finished. IF YOU WANT YOUR MESSAGE TO BE ANONYMOUS PLEASE SAY SO.
6. Tag a minimum of five people – or your entire blogroll – to do the same. Notify them of the tag.

Your virtual bottle will remain afloat in the blogosphere ocean for all blogernity (That’s a Mimism for blog + eternity.)
I will add it to the master list of message bottles. Participation is optional.

Just remember I have a dungeon…….and some of you are STILL there from the Band Meme. What am I gonna do with ya? Have fun!

I royally tag the following. You not have to be tagged to play! I will add your blog to the list when you let me know you’ve completed the meme. Check back often to copy the updated list below for maximum link love. Enjoy.

Message In A Bottle Meme Participants
1. Mimi Lenox 2. Mar 3. Hahn At Home 4. Comedy Plus 5. Carver 6. Lynt 7. Witty Writer Gal 8. Speedy Cat 9. Daisy The Curly Cat 10. http://grottynosh.wordpress.com/ 11. Misty Dawn 12. hanna 13. Mel Kaye 14. mary/the teach 15. Stacey 16. The Mama Bear – Penelope Anne 17. Crazy Working Mom 18. Mama Pajama 19. Jersey 20. Coffee2go 21. The Evil Blogger Twin 22. Pimp Your Blog 23. napaboaniya 24. Coffee Counter 25. Vixen 26. Akelamalu 27. Autumn 28. love,poetry and chat 29. DeeJay 30. Desert Songbird 31. OneLuvGurl 32. BlogBlast For Peace: The Official Site 33. Dating Profile Of The Day 34. Cookie Sushine 35. Kathi 36. Dottie 37. Travis 38. Linda 39. Idaho Daily Photo 40. Old Crone 41. AAL 42. trinity 43. hanna 44. Lesley 45. Leonard Blumfeld 46. Jamie 47. Kelly Cat’s favorite human 48. Bud at WTIT 49. Opinionated Black Woman 50. Writer Cramps 51. Just About Scrappin 52. This That And The Other Thing 53. My So Called Site 54. It’s All Good 55. Drowsey Monkey 56. gt281 57. JB’s Small World 58. Bijoux & Banter 59. Everyday Healy 60. Reba’s Run 61. Tell Me About It 62. Are We There Yet?
63.
And Miles To Go Before We Sleep 64. Buffy 65. Rach (Heart of Rachel) 66. Monday Morning Power 67. Lunes 68. Alasandra & The Cats 69. Barbara 70. ~* ♥ Fallen Angel ♥ *~ 71. barbara in France 72. Julie’s Blog 73. Tarheel Ramblings 74. Roberta 75. deep down the heart 76. Judd at The Rising Blogger 77. Sandee 78. Hello….Is This Thing On? 79. Momto3Cubs 80. Just Write 81. Pet Monologue 82. A Simple Life 83. Life Is A Roller Coaster 84. Leaping Before I Look 85. Your Caring Angels 86. On A Limb with Claudia 87. Sarah Spelled the Right Way 88. The Backwoods Drifter 89. Rose’ World 90. Jo Beaufoix 91. Another Desert Rat 92. Caught In The Stream 93. Anyhow Blogs 94. Dixie’s Heart and Soul 95. Wonderland Or Not 96. Marie Millard 97. Asara’s Mental Meanderings 98. That Grrrrl 99. In Search of Life 100. Mimi Lenox 101. Laketrees 102.Amel’s Realm 103. Clumsy Mommy 104. What She Said Too 105. Maryannaville 106. Odat’s Mumblings 107. Much Of A Muchness 108. Late Bloomer Boomer 109. Mighty Mom 110. Blue Dreamer’s Top Five 111. california is a recipe for a black hole 112. Balitang Kalye 113. Twisted Sister 114. Life and Adventure 115. PinayMama’s Diary 116. Amazing Life 117. Terri Terri Quite Contrary 118. Run Away Thoughts of EMZ 119. Points of View 120. Filipina In Hawaii 121. BryningBunny’s Challenge Page 122. Modern Musings 123. Sacred Ruminations 124. O’Ceallaigh & The Quill 125. Leaf Float Down River 126. Expressions and Thoughts 127. Chanel’s Journey 128. Mickey’s Musings 129. Castle of Nannbugg 130. ….on the Wall 131. Nyumix’s Blog 132. ValleyGirl 133. Bits and Pieces 134. Apples of The Eyes 135. Trav’s Thoughts 136.

I tag these Bloggers (still in the dungeon……..) Bond’s Big Leather, Hammer , Julie’s Jewels and Junque , Lyn’s’ Last Minute Life , Gill’s Jottings, 1 Million Love Messages, A Word In Edgewise, Airhead55, Turnbaby, Anndi’s Luggage, Anyhow Blogs, Asara’s Mental Meanderings, Matt-Man, Colloquium, Diary of A Heretic, Dixie’s Heart and Soul, Dr. Anonymous, Frank’s Honk ‘n Hollr, Friday Night Fish Fry, Happy Tiler, Here Comes A Storm, I Am Woman, See Me Blog! It’s a Blog Eat Blog World, Julie Pippert, Late Bloomer Boomer, Meowers From Missouri, Miss Maggie Moo Talks 2 U, Empress Bee, My Life Is Murphy’s Law, My View Of It, Nick’s Bytes, Nola Dawn, Odat Mumbles, Olga The Traveling Bra, Queenie’s Random Ramblings, Screw Perfection, The Starr Ann Chronicles, Wading Through My Stream of Consciousness, Wonderland Or Not

I tag anyone in my blogroll who hasn’t done this yet!


The Nonesense Meme: Part Deux Sunday, Nov 11 2007 

Stine over at Mother’s Got A Dot Com started a cool meme some time back and just posted an updated version. She started this meme on Mother’s Home and found the meme on Grow Rich along with Me. She has altered the rules a bit and has launched this fun meme again. I just have to participate. Here’s how:

Copy and paste the rules below on your blog.

Write a sentence or short paragraph, using the titles of the blogs you’re tagging or any word(s) associated with them as keywords for the links you include as part of the sentence. Remember # 4 below!

Rules:


  1. Copy and paste the story below, and the rules, on your blog. (In “Compose” for Blogger, and in “Visual” for WordPress – saves you a lot of work with linking!)
  2. Find out who you’re going to tag. (2-3 people, or more, if you wish)
  3. Write one or two sentences to continue the story, and use the titles of the blogs you’re tagging or any word(s) associated with them as keywords in the links you include as part of the sentence.
  4. Remember to tell your taggees that you’ve tagged them!
  5. Feel free to use this and start your own viral link story.

Please link back to Stine @ Mother’s got a Dot Com as she is the author of this meme.

Now – to the story – enjoy!

Mother’s Home! the cave troll yelled. I have been out all day strangling chickens like CRAZY! for the evil Empress. All i want now is a MOment to myself, but i keep getting Linda talking Drivel, but that is better than a certain someone Mooing. Then suddenly what should appear but the NOT evil Empress and all her strangled chickens and Mags cooked them all up and made us a lovely cake to eat. Gracie wanted all the cake for herself but the NOT evil Empress was able to hack off a good sized slab for herself!!! Ha ha ha, Gracie belched loudly after eating all the scrumptious cake that Mags had baked and watched Callie scrappin’ with Sarge about who was gonna win Big Brother 8. Sarge started humming “Dixie,” and almost choked on the bite of cake in his mouth! So he got some coffee to go to wash down the cake. The coffee helped a bit but he had to vocalize before he started singing again so he began, “Mi mi mi mi mi mi mi mi mi mi mi mi…”…who heard him all the way from Bloggingham Palace and said, “Where is that awful noise coming from? Is there a sick wailing Wacky Mom loose in the woods?” She said, “I’ll bet Songbird can teach him to sing!” but she was busy BONDing in the desert with Kathleen who sat writing heresy in her diary. She was absolutely no help. So Mi-Mi asked Kat to put him on the PP&P list to save his sorry soul. Alas, Ralph the Airhead made a new batch but the Patti-cakes fell in Polliwog’s Pond and nobody got to eat cake after all! It was all Bee’s fault (somehow). Feeling sorry for herself, she pranced over to Odat’s for a dance but she only heard strange mumbling…

That mumbling, however, resulted from The Alien Next Door trying to clone Justin Stanely’s Weblog. The meticulous and risky cloning occurred throughout several millennia, past, present, and future. Or so it seemed; no one could keep count. It was just too much. The mind-numbing years had finally sublimed the earth into a pristine Bobbarama. All well and good, said Bob, but whatever happened to the rules? Before anyone got hurt, however, enough stars fell and crashed to alert Sci-Fi Girl, who grabbed her laptop and returned to the woods, where Mimi’s Dating Profile popped up, allowing a lion to lie happily next to a lamb…Now, the insane writer burst into the forest, kissing the dogwood and sat on the lion, spinning tales about sci-fi girl’s boyfriend, sci-fi guy, who had his eye on [her] DNA, which he was hoping to sell for anything goes. But just then the mad goat lady and the drowsey monkey pranced into the forest and sang a truly quiet symphony, which annoyed the insane writer.“What’s that funky sound?” screamed sci-fi guy.

“Well, it sure isn’t a raspberry-latte!” grumbled the insane writer. “Get a grip, sci-fi guy! You’re my main character! I expect you to know how to split an atom! Ignore that woman and her indolent pet! Now, go and do your dastardly thing!”Kissing the dogwood had been a lure, a trap set by the Mighty Morgan to take control of the BlogWood. Those petulant witches disguised as writers must be eradicated, them and their man slaves. She stuck her talons into the lion with A Twist and a Skewer till it rolled over and laughingly pleaded to go back to Neverland where it had been extremely happy. Her faithful followers, the Gargons grouped around her skirt folds, drooling and kissing her hem in adoration. “Here, take this poison” she commanded, “why? (asked) paisley“, the only rebel in the camp. “To blight their computers my little friends, it’s a special potion A Bit of This and a Dash of the Other“…she smiled mysteriously in her best Mae West accent and set off in search of the Englebert Humperdink Fan Club.Well they searched all over boricua in texas….till they found just write road… aha this was the place… if they could just get in the front row,, surely that was the place that screamed “flash your knickers here“… and oh yes… they would… in doing so they could only hope to distract the masses long enough for the twisted sisters to sneak in with the special potion they had cooked up………

Disguised as margarita’s with colorful umbrellas, they sipped the potion while sitting in a nice place in the sun until they were laughing hysterically and begging for more comedy. Meanwhile, a random Magus roamed the woods searching for the golden icon that was being guarded by the Priory of Firefox. The icon held all the secrets of the blogging world, and these secrets were to remain hidden for all time…We have to climb this tree of magically changing heights to get to the dangerous land of Greg’s Brain for there we can unlock the secret of the icon, the icon called Remedial Rumination – what did it mean?. They crossed amel’s realm but the passageway was really dark, where is Titania Starlight when you need her we could do with some of her shining, said Meleah Rebeccah.The two of them looked at each other and then gazing into the abyss…they had an idea, an idea so brilliant….they laughed hysterically – Rubyshooz…but of course they will take us there.

So they mumbled some sort of incantation to call the Dark Eagles. The Dark Eagles swooped down a few moments later and they sat on top of them. Then they flew higher and higher and higher to get to the dangerous land. Upon arriving on the edge of the land, they saw Crow’s Feet dangling on the gate. Then Choc Mint Girl came out of nowhere, telling them that they had to have a new perspective before they could unlock the secret of the icon. Then poof! In an instant she was gone. Then they heard a loud, terrifying shrill from the east side of the land. What and who is it, they wonder?

Then there was silence. So quiet that they can even hear their own breathing as if there is no other living things around them. Now both of them were terrified and confused. Who was she? Why should they listen to her? “We need Max,” one of them desperately whispered. At the said of his name, the magical cat from The Kat House appeared, but he greeted them with words of warning. “She was right! You will end up in the Sebastian’s Soap Box!!” At this point, they were so blinded by greed and somehow for the very first time they ignored his advice. They started to climb up the gigantic gate with evil grin, but all of a sudden they were shaken by a deep man’s voice…“ONLY ONE MAN’S TRAVEL BLOG CAN UNCHAIN THE SECRET OF THE ICON…”

But Max showed up, and yelled “NO! DON’T LISTEN TO THAT MAN! I know how to unchain the secret of the icon!!!”…then she started climbing to join them; and when she was at their level she commanded them to follow her to the top! At the top, Max took the “Grow Rich along with Me” book out of her pocket and started looking for the code…”where’s that bloody thingy?” she kept asking; the code was nowhere to be found! Then she thought “Oh, no! I have to get into the grove and bargain it with Drollery and Circumspection Twins: they have a copy of the code! This is going to cost me money! Let’s go!!”…and off they went! Will the twins help them?…

No way! Thought the twins. We’re going to bolt! Why get into trouble for helping others? We’d rather work from home !! That’s the way to gather success !!! Plus it won’t benefit us at all if we help. We just want to find A Nice Place In The Sun, miles away from here. But first I think we need to talk to Mama about looking for hope. You see, I have this friend named NolaDawn, who is a PalmTreeFanatic. Before we do anything, we need to go eat some Panda Curry.

Quick! Grab it out of the Ice Box! And if we don’t fill up quickly on that we’ll just eat some Mo’!

After eating, we gathered our things and headed to the computer to Get Our Blog On! We thought about what Mimi would write…. and decided to go from there.

 

I tag:

* Desert Songbird at The Ice Box

* Morgen at It’s a Blog Eat Blog World

* Steven at Get Your Blog On

* Travis at Trav’s Thoughts

* & Mimi at Mimi Writes

 

 

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Friday Feast #24 Thursday, Nov 8 2007 

Feast One Hundred & Sixty Eight


{Featured Flickr Feast by hjkaufmann}

Appetizer
Which snack do you like to get when you go to the movies?

Well, to start I haven’t been to a movie in AGES… *but* when I do go I like to get a small buttered popcorn and a large Coke.

Soup
What year did you start using the internet?

1995… I’m such a trend setter! heehee

Salad
What is your first name in Pig Latin? (Here’s how to speak it if you don’t already know!)

Olanay Awnday

Main Course
Name something you are picky about.

Boy is that a weighted question! Everything! Mostly food stuff, and people, and following rules, and…..

Dessert
Fill in the blanks: I got aggravated yesterday and I will ignore (it) today. ***so I broke a rule, I aggravate myself!**

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Thursday Thirteen #18- The Peace Continues… Wednesday, Nov 7 2007 

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In continuing with the Peace theme this week…

 

My Thirteen Favorite Peace Quotes

 

 

  1. There was never a good war or a bad peace. Benjamin Franklin
  2. You can’t shake hands with a clenched fist. Gandhi
  3. When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace. Jimi Hendrix
  4. All we are saying is give peace a chance. John Lennon
  5. Nothing can bring you peace but yourself. Ralph Waldo Emerson
  6. You can’t separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has freedom. Malcolm X
  7. If you want to make peace, you don’t talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies. Moshe Dayan
  8. Let no one ever come to you without leaving feeling happier and better. Mother Teresa
  9. For it isn’t enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn’t enough to believe in it. One must work at it. Eleanor Roosevelt
  10. Peace is not God’s gift to his creatures. It is our gift to each other. Elie Wiesel
  11. Hope is a waking dream. Aristotle
  12. How wonderful is it that no one need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. Anne Frank
  13. ….And from the mouths of babes…. my kids’ favorite saying…. Peace out!

 

Get the TT information here.

THE PURPOSE BEHIND THE THURSDAY THIRTEEN:
The purpose of the meme is to get to know everyone who participates a little bit better every Thursday. What do you do? Write Thirteen things about yourself, summarize your week in one entry, make it easy for other bloggers to get to know you on a weekly basis. Visiting fellow Thirteeners is encouraged! If you participate, leave the link to your Thirteen in others comments. It’s easy, and fun! Be sure to update your Thirteen with links that are left for you, as well!

See more TT particpants.

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Manic Monday- Orange Monday, Oct 1 2007 

Knock, knock.

Who’s there?

Banana.

Banana who?

Knock, knock.

Who’s there?

Banana.

Banana who?

Knock, knock.

Who’s there?

Banana.

Banana who?

Knock, knock.

Who’s there?

Orange.

Orange who?

Orange you glad I didn’t say banana?

Visit Mo for more Manic Monday info.

The Food Meme (Stolen from Steven) Sunday, Sep 30 2007 

I saw this over at Steven‘s place and thought I’d partake… Enjoy.

1. How do you like your eggs? Depends on who’s cooking them.  In a restaurant I get them over medium; at home I scramble them with lots of cheese and seasoning.

2. How do you take your coffee/tea? from Starbucks, frappucino style!  Tea comes either Chai or with milk.

3. Favorite breakfast food: Pancakes and sausage.

4. Peanut butter – Smooth and melty!

5. What kind of dressing on your salad? Depends on the salad, I love Asian Sesame and Creamy Italian (even though that is SO not a real dressing!)

6. Coke or Pepsi? Coke!  I’m a Southerner.  We order Coke for everything here and then they ask what flavor!!

7. You’re feeling lazy, what do you make? My husband go pick up something….

8. You’re feeling really lazy. What kind of pizza do you order? Thin crust, pepperoni, provolone, pineapple, and black olives.

9. You feel like cooking. What do you make? That’s been forever!  I like making Crawfish and Corn Bisque though.

10. Do any foods bring back good memories? my grandma’s stuffing, my MIL’s trout almandine

11. Do any foods bring back bad memories? peas.  My father’s girlfriend forced me to eat them until I puked.

12. Do any foods remind you of someone? Boiled crawfish and my kids… I craved them with every preganancy!

13. Is there a food you refuse to eat? Lots.  I’m very picky.

14. What was your favorite food as a child? Macaroni and cheese please.

15. Is there a food that you hated as a child but now like? Nope, pickier now than I was then.

16. Is there a food that you liked as a child but now hate? Ketchup.

17. Favorite fruit and vegetable: Pineapple and Corn.

18. Favorite junk food: Snickers

19. Favorite between meal snack: Snickers LOL

20. Do you have any weird food habits? Um, I don’t use any condiments, lots of people think that’s weird.  I’m just fine with it, thanks.

21. You’re on a diet. What food(s) do you fill up on? Fiber, mostly in the form of cereal.

22. You’re off your diet. Now what would you like? mac and cheese

23. How spicy do you order Indian/Thai? I don’t eat Indian, but I do love a spicy Thai!

24. Can I get you a drink? God yes!  Patron Silver with pineapple and a lime wedge PUHLEEZE!

25. Red wine or white? Not a wine drinker.

26. Favorite dessert? Cheesecake or Creme Brulee

27. The perfect nightcap? See above!

Wordless Wednesday #19- I’m on your laptop, posting on your blog! Tuesday, Sep 4 2007 

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Manic Monday #7- Miss Monday, Jul 30 2007 

Manic Monday

 

MISS


Oh, how I loved this video.  I MISS it….

Happy Manic Monday all!

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Friday Feast #23 Friday, Jul 20 2007 

Feast One Hundred & Fifty Two


{Featured Flickr Feast by in2jazz}

Appetizer
On a scale of 1 to 10 (with 10 being highest) how much do enjoy watching sports on television?

About a two. I like watching swimming during the Olympics and ice skating and gymnastics during the Olympics…. and soccer every now and then; cause it’s only an hour. 🙂

Soup
If you could completely memorize any one work of fiction, which one would you pick?

Probably To Kill a Mockingbird. It’s just so fantastic.

Salad
What is your favorite breakfast food?

Cereal.

Main Course
Name something fun you can do for less than $10.00.

Read, well it depends on if you’re counting the purchasing of the book I guess… LOL

Dessert
How long does it usually take you to fall asleep?

FOREVER!!! I take Rozerem, plus Advil PM, and I still take hours to fall asleep. What can I say, I have a sleep disorder. I’ve even had a sleep study done. Even once I do get to sleep, I don’t get “good” REM sleep. Ugh!

Thursday Thirteen #17- 13 things I want to do before school starts Wednesday, Jul 11 2007 

School starts back up for teachers on August 8th… that means I have less than a month to do everything I want to do. Chances are looking slim, but anyway….

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  1. Read the massive stack of books in my To Be Read pile.
  2. Start eating healthy. :snicker: …yeah even I had to laugh at that one…
  3. Watch the massive pile up of movies I have on my Tivo.
  4. Finally get these four movies that I have at home from Netflix watched and sent back so I’m not paying all summer for four movies.
  5. Learn to build a nice website for my school so the hubby doesn’t say one more time, “Oh, I can do that for you.”
  6. Maybe teach my children to stop talking at decibels only my ears and dogs can hear.
  7. Put the wainscoting up in the little one’s bedroom. Not so much for the decor purposes, but more for the easy cleaning purposes.
  8. Actually crack open the six new cookbooks I got when I joined The Good Cook book club…
  9. Start looking at the curriculum for the new grade level.
  10. Go out to eat for the NO Aids Dine For Life Event. (If anyone wants to send in a donation it’s July 19th, go here for info!)
  11. Blog more!
  12. Drink more!
  13. Sleep more!

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Manic Monday #6- SEVEN Sunday, Jul 8 2007 

Manic Monday

SEVEN

One of my all time favorite movies is SE7EN. I just love, love, love Morgan Freeman and Kevin Spacey and it doesn’t hurt that Brad Pitt is in it, ya know what I mean??? 😀 This is classified in those movies that even though I know the ending I can watch again and again, like the Usual Suspects (hmm, ironically with Kevin) and Fight Club (hmm, ironically with Brad). Thanks to SE7EN, I will never forget the SEVEN Deadly Sins. Hell, I practice many of them on a daily basis!

Happy Manic Monday all!

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Friday Feast #23 Friday, Jul 6 2007 

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Feast One Hundred & Thirty Five

Appetizer
Name two things that made you smile this week.

Surfing crappy videos on youtube with my classmates, when my almost three yr old called me her best fwiend

Soup
Fill in the blank: Don’t you hate it when people drive in *your* way?

Salad
When you can’t go to sleep, what is your personal remedy to help yourself drift into Lullabyland?

Ummm, Rozerem?

Main Course
What is something about which you’ve always wondered but have not yet found a good answer?

How people can fall asleep at the drop of a hat (see salad.)

Dessert
What is your favorite pasta dish?

Crawfish Roban from Semolina

Manic Monday #5- Independence Monday, Jul 2 2007 

Manic Monday

 

Independence

 

I learned about independence at an early age. Being an only child I was alone a lot. No cousins around, no kids my age, I mostly hung out with the adults. So, I was the kind of kid that sat around reading books and listening to music that the adults liked. When my parents split and my mom got back into the dating scene, I learned to be even more independent. Her boyfriend, when I was 15, lived in Baton Rouge. So, my mom would leave on Friday night to go visit him and leave me with 20 bucks to help myself to pizza and such. If I wasn’t such a “good girl” I would have had parties and invited people over to hang out. But, no, what did I do? I ordered a pizza on Friday night, ate sunflower seeds and drank Coke while staying up late reading books. Just leaves me to wonder, what gave me such a strong independent spirit?? What did you do as a child that was independent?

 

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Friday Feast #22 Friday, Jun 22 2007 

Feast One Hundred & Forty Nine


{Featured Flickr Feast by And…Action!}

Appetizer
Name a funny habit you have.

I cross my toes in my shoes, that’s how I try them on and know if they’ll work out or not.

Soup
If you could instantly know how to play a musical instrument, which one would you pick?

Guitar. Hubby plays bass and guitar, I played in 5th and 6th grade and played a mean Proud Mary, but I’d like to *really* know how to play.

Salad
How long is your hair?

Shoulder length.

Main Course
When was the last time you forgave someone, and who was it?

I don’t forgive very easily… I can’t really think of the last time I forgave someone.

Dessert
What is your favorite kitchen appliance?

Favorite? The ice maker.

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