Tuesday, September 15, 2009

The Queen's Meme -- The Tick-Tock Meme

1. Are you a Rolex watch, a Mickey Mouse watch, or a pocket watch? I'm a Timex kinda gal. A former lover used to tease me about wearing "nun" watches because I favor white faces and easy to read, sanserif numerals. I wear a watch to tell time, not complete my outfit.

2. Can you think of a time when you couldn't see the forest for the trees? This happens to me often when I'm working on a project. I can focus so much on making a deadline for the task at hand that I lose sight of the impact it has on the whole assignment.

3. Can you think of a time when you were on the outside looking in?

What did you see? I once had 5th row tickets for a Wings concert. When the stage was black, the musicians paid no attention to those of us in the crowd who were close enough to still see. Paul McCartney was so solicitous of wife Linda, holding her wrist as she navigated over the electrical equipment to go from one set of keyboards to the other. After all those years of marriage and 4 kids, he obviously really cared about her. I don't think I understood that before.

4. Go back in time. Maybe a long time ago, maybe today. Pick an hour you'd like to freeze frame forever and tell us why. It doesn't have to be THE most important hour of your life, but make it a good one. It was 3 years ago. I was visiting my best friend, who was on a long assignment with a client in Los Angeles. He was at work and I was farting around in a Hollywood hotel, getting a luxury pedicure by the pool, listening to Enya and sipping a beer and looking at the palm trees against a very blue sky. I was very happy.

5. If you were a cuckoo clock, what would others say about you? "I'm not surprised. I always knew she was a little cuckoo."

6. Can you think of a time when time stood still? I'm sorry, my Queen, but you stumped here. I answered the other 7, though! Shouldn't that keep me out of the dungeon?

7. Watch this! You are a stopwatch. What would you stop?
I would stop all this divisive and angry talk that is just going to lead to no good. The President is NOT a Kenyan by birth. He is NOT a Socialist. You do NOT have to protect your children from him. STOP IT NOW!

8. Imagine you were just born and have infinite wisdom. After the doctor smacks your newborn dust ruffle you look around and say to the Universe: "Give me a whole lifetime to do "this" and I will bless the day I was born."
What did you choose? Hang out around critters. I have infinite patience with dogs and cats (and, unfortunately, little else.)

If you have time to play this meme, click here.


  1. There are a lot of cuckoo people around.

    My answrrs are in my new Meme Holodeck

  2. I am with ya totally on #7. For land's sake lock up the children!
    It's insane.

    And should keep you out of the dungeon for yet another week.
    I just released a great many. It's getting kinda lonely around here....maybe I should reconsider.


  3. Great answers. We're both Timex kinda gals.