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Tuesday, December 05, 2006

My New Year Meme

In honour of 2007 quickly approaching--and since I suck at actually doing memes once I'm tagged, I've started my own. I'm not sure if this is kosher--if a regular person can start a meme or if there is a group of men and women tucked into a dark room somewhere creating these lists. tread carefully, attempting to not offend the Memers with my offering.

I have created this meme which can be done in two different ways. Either you can do all seven categories and list two answers for every category (get it? It's 2007, so I'm playing on the two numbers: 2 and 7) OR you can choose two of the categories and list seven answers.

The categories:
Things you learned this year
People you met
Things you don't want to take with you into 2007
Things you want to hold close as you pass into 2007
Things you're looking forward to in 2007
Things that were life changing in 2006
Things you hope to accomplish by the end of 2007

(see--those are the seven categories. Now you can either give two answers for each category OR you can choose two from that list and give seven answers)

Things I learned this year
1. Even Cooks Illustrated recipes sometimes need tweaking
2. That I'm homozygous for the MTHFR mutation (C677T)

People I met
1. I came together again with Lisa R (who I knew in high school and haven't seen since) which has been fantastic--I love how our lives criss-cross.
2. All you lovely ladies (and men) of the Blogosphere--way too many to name. And a huge thank you for keeping me sane.

Things I don't want to take with me into 2007
1. My on-going anxiety
2. Negativity and pessimism (what? Me? Negative?)

Things I want to hold close as I pass into 2007
1. Josh and the twins
2. My current calm with conceiving (it may be short-lived so I'll hold it close as long as possible)

Things I'm looking forward to in 2007
1. Our trip to Smith Island in June (right, Josh?)
2. A healthy pregnancy--perhaps?

Things that were life changing in 2006
1. Signing with a new agent
2. Starting this blog--it has been a huge outlet emotionally

Things you hope to accomplish by the end of 2007
1. Learn how to knit
2. Make croissants for the first time

Let the tagging begin--if you're reading this, consider yourself tagged. And let me know you did it by placing a comment on this post.


Anonymous said...

Coooool! I've officially started spreading the Meme on my end!

TeamWinks said...

I will do the same!

Stacie said...

OK, I'll do it!

Anonymous said...

I did it! The meme whore in me could not resist!

Anonymous said...

I'm honored to have been mentioned. I am such a newbie I didn't even know what a meme was until I read this post. Check out my latest post- I did it, and hopefully passed it along!

Anonymous said...

LOL at karaoke diva's "meme whore."

Can anyone tell me what a "meme" actually means? I've seen it a lot - I have even USED the terminology - and I have NO idea what it means. :)

But either way- I'll do it. Will be tomorrow's post. :)

Anonymous said...

Oh wait - I think I get it - it's like saying "ME!ME!"

Am I right?

(See, I've been mis-pronouncing it - like Meh-meh, which makes sense phonetically. Technically, shouldn't we spell it 'meemee' if that's what the word means?)

Ok I'll go back to my corner now. :)

Anonymous said...

Yeah, okay, I'll give it a try.

Anonymous said...

I did it!! Thanks for the nudge towards introspection.


Anonymous said...

I played!ulldp

Anonymous said...

I played!

Anonymous said...

i'll do it too - just not tonigh ::yawn::

i'll do one better and offer knitting support as needed! :o)

isn't it pronounced "meeeeem"?

Lollipop Goldstein said...

I have to admit this--I've been saying "mehm" (rhymes with hem). And now I feel like an idiot. Thank G-d the Web is forgiving about my mispronunciations. This is why I don't do a podcast...

Stacie said...

OK, I wrote it yesterday but had posted so much I waited until this morning to actually put up my answers. NOW I am officially meme spreading...

Anonymous said...

How come you don't have any blogs by adoptees or first mothers? Well you have Manuela but apart from that...?Or did I not look hard enough?

A.M.S. said...


Anonymous said...

I've been tagged! I'm plucking away...

Anonymous said...

Okay, okay, now that I'm back I'll do it. But maybe tonight...too tired now.
And hey, KimKim, I'm adopted, and I blog about it, just not as much as I do about the 10 other labels stuck on my head, hehe.

Anonymous said...

I too have cracked and Meme'd.

Emma said...

I have to confess i don't understand this whole thing. I guess I know what a meme is but I don't know what tagged means or how I go about getting tagged?!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for that quick reflection!

Anonymous said...

Great idea. I needed something to write about! I'm in.

Anonymous said...

Cool...I'm gonna do it...i'm a meme virgin...hell, i don't even know what it means or stands for..but i love it!

Anonymous said...

I did it!

Zee said...

Stealing...mmmm....let's call it a 'form of flattery"... your adorable meme. I love the theme and the ease. Good use of brain cells! Now, work on World Peace, will ya?!! xox Zee