Thursday, May 28, 2009

Auntie Meme

Lydia of the wonderful blog Writerquake tagged me to fill out the following questionnaire titled "Auntie Meme."

The instructions are: Copy and fill out the form, replace one question. Then tag eight other people to play. As noted by Lydia, tagging eight people is a bit much. I will tag the eight with the instructions that they do not need to participate if they don't want to.

I am tagging:

The Joy of Six (Joy)
A Piece Of My Mind (Betty)
Kay's Thinking Cap (Kay)
Xtreme English (Mary Ellen)
My Journey to Mindfulness (Ernestine)
Driftwood Inspiration (Janet)
Beverly Use Your Words (Beverly)
My Mom's Blog (Millie)

Auntie Meme

1. If one song were to describe your life, what song would it be?

Old (Wo)man River. (S)he just keeps rollin' along.>

2. Which item of clothing do you wear most?

Slacks and tops - turtle necks in the winter, short sleeve tees in the summer.

3. What's for dinner?

Either a bowl of cereal or a Lean Cuisine from the freezer.

4. Last thing you bought?

A memory card for my SLR camera

5. What are you listening to?

Thomas Hampson singing Cole Porter

6. If you were a God or a Goddess, who would you be?

Kwan Yin (Goddess of Mercy)

7. Favorite holiday spots?


8. Reading right now?

Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse and Twisted by Jonathan Kellerman. I usually have two books going at once.

9. Favorite film?

On Golden Pond, Henry VIII, The Bucket List and Gone With The Wind, plus, plus, plus. In other words, I have many favorites and the four listed are the ones that come to mind now.

10. Okay, what were you thinking about just then?

What a question. You flatter me to imply that I can think.

What kind of books do you prefer; history, fantasy, mystery, romance, political?

and Historical Novels.

12. Funniest thing you saw in your life?

This may not be the funniest, but it's the first thing that popped into my mind.
I have a severe hearing loss and my kids know they are safe talking quietly if they don't want me to hear. Once I made BLT sandwiches and gave my son his, turned my back and heard him whisper to his sister, "Is this all the bacon we get?" I turned around and said, "Oh, you want more?" The look on his face was hilarious.

13. Who's your hero/heroine?

Barbara Jordan.

14. Share some wisdom?

If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all. (I should follow my own advice.)

15. If you were a tree, what tree would you be and why?

A Mimosa because they are so beautiful when in bloom and have lacy leaves.

16. Fictitious characters who made a lasting impression on you?

Atticus Finch from 'To Kill A Mockingbird'.

17. 4 words to describe you?

Old, responsible, pragmatic, and dependable.


One Woman's Journey said...

Darlene, thank you so much for thinking of me. I am so busy going up and down the road that I hardly have time to post. No time for reading, music, films or hardly eating. I will not join in - but thank you for thinking of me. Fondly, Ernestine

Chancy said...

Darlene Me too with Ernestine.
Thanks for thinking of me. It's summertime and the livin' is easy. :)

Lydia said...

I so enjoyed your responses to the Meme questions, and I like your replacement question.
"Siddhartha" is such a marvelous book.
I loved Barbara Jordan, too. Thanks for making me think of her.
I have a Mimosa tree in my yard and it is one of my favorites. I nearly named that tree, but went for the Sequoias instead.
Have a peaceful Sunday.

Joy Des Jardins said...

Hey, thanks for thinking of me too Darlene. I'm not sure if I'll get to this meme either sweetie. I'm kind of bogged down with some things right now, and I'm not always good about these things, but if I can...I will. You always have such GREAT answers for these memes Darlene. Have a beautiful Sunday my sweet friend... Love, Joy

kenju said...

Interesting answers, Darlene. I love the first one!

I read Siddhartha years ago. I always intended to read it again, so maybe now's the time.

Anonymous said...

Darlene, I always enjoy your posts. Especially like your responses to the meme questions.
I admire your willingness to blog. I have trouble writing my journal on a regular basis, can't imagine doing a blog. Just happy others do it for me to read.

Darlene said...

Thank you ladies for your responses. I completely understand why you will not be doing this meme. I probably won't do another, either.

*Genie - Thank you for stopping by. I hope you will return.