Wednesday, December 05, 2007


I found this meme at Sorrow at Sills Bend, to where it had been imported from Lorraine Crescent. There are all sorts of urgent things to do, but they can wait a bit. Haven't done a meme for yonks.

It is, of course, a meme designed for American teenagers, which means that some of it is incomprehensible.

1. Are you dating the last person you kissed?
The last person I kissed was my dad. Ew.

2. Pretend you've had 10 beers. what you would be doing right now?

3. What do you want?
Legalised amphetamines.

4. Who was the last person you shared a bed with?
That would be the Bloke.

5. Do you talk to yourself?
Yes, quite a lot. Mostly to upbraid and criticise, unfortunately.

6. Do you drink milk straight from the carton?
Ew, again.

7. Who knows the latest secret about you?
If anyone knew, it wouldn't be a secret, would it.

8. How long is your hair?
All kinds of lengths.

9. Do you like Batman?
No, I think Batman is lame.

10. Who was the last person who told you they loved you?
That would probably be the Bloke too.

13. Do you like anyone now?
All kinds of people, yes.

14. When was the last time you lied?
Can't remember; I'm quite a truthful rodent as a rule.

16. Is your birthday on a holiday?
No, but it is quite euphonious and therefore tends to turn up in lugubrious traditional English ballads from time to time.

17. What instant messaging service do you use?
Oh, please.

18.Last thing you cooked today?
Coffee, in one of those silver things with a waist.

19. Did you have a nap today?
Yes, and it's still only 1350 hrs.

20. Who's house did you go to last?
That's 'whose' house, you dill. The answer is Judy and Graeme's and a very fine evening it was, involving rack of lamb and freshly cooked apricots, Part 2 of Jane Eyre, some truly excellent conversation* and an adorable dog.

*Judy had just finished writing this.

21. What do you wear more, jeans or sweats?
'Sweats' is a disgusting term for an item of clothing.

22. Why is the sky blue?
Because this is Adelaide. Hooray.

23. Do you like green beans?
Yes. And the yellow ones, and red ones, and white ones, and red and white stripy ones. I also like broad beans and butter beans. NB: the original line in The Silence of the Lambs was ' ... with fava beans and a big Amarone' but they downmarketed the wine for the movie.

24. Do you swear a lot?
Yes, but I think it sounds dreadfully naff when other people do it so am trying to stop.

25. Where did you get the shirt you're wearing?

27. Do you use an alarm clock?
On the rare occasions when I need an alarm I use my trusty if ancient Nokia mobile.

28. Where was your default MySpace picture taken?
Does the expression 'begging the question' mean anything to you?

29. Do you ever snort when you laugh?
Jesus, I hope not.

30. Whats the first thing you notice on the opposite sex?
What a bizarre question. Probably aberrant or daggy clothes, like socks with sandals.

31. Is cheating ever okay?
Heck no, I always cover my exam paper with my arm.

32. Do you want someone you can't have?
Not at the moment, no, but 'twas not always thus.

34. Do you wear underwear?
I deduce that 'underwear' here means 'underpants'. Yes indeed; I think going commando is strictly for those under three. And what's more I often favour what Zoe calls 'nanna pants'.

35. Do you wear a bra?
Yes. Several different ones, in fact. There's a cheap red lace number I particularly like.

36. What Size?
Mind your beeswax.

37. Are you a social or an antisocial person?
Half and half, often at the same time.

39. Do you have a tan?
My mother was a flaming redhead. My driving arm is usually a bit tinted by the end of summer, but apart from that, no.

45. Are you afraid of the dark?
I grew up in a farmhouse down a 200-metre dirt track from an unsealed road leading to an extremely small town. Nope, not afraid of the dark.

[Questions 40-44 missing, who knows why.]

47. Do you miss someone today?
Not really. I miss my mum all the time, but I'm guessing that's not what you meant.

49. Do you still have pictures of you & your exs?
Two or three, lying about somewhere.

50. Who's always there for you no matter what?
My sisters. And my dad. Hence the kissing (see #1).


Zoe said...

If one is going to be having a nanna nap in the morning, nanna pants are entirely the right thing to wear. Although now I've watched "Deadwood" I'm pretty keen to get myself some combinations ...

Kate said...

Gosh that all sounds civilised. I shall inform the lad tomorrow morning that Mother is in need of a nap.

Even if he isn't.

Also, you may not have a Myspace photo, but you do appear to have a Facebook one. I don't have either. I'm working on being the last tertiary educated person under 40 in the country who doesn't have a Facebook account.

Pavlov's Cat said...

The morning nap was not so much a nanna nap as a sleep-in. I mean, I had got up, after not really enough sleep, and then I gave myself permission to go back to bed. The alpha cat came with me and went to sleep on my head.

The Facebook photo was taken by my friend Darcy in the foyer of Adelaide University's Elder Hall, three winters ago, after a concert. I am wearing my black chorister's outfit.

fifi said...

Nanna naps rule. And they achieve the same result as Botox, I believe, at no cost! ha ha.

(well thats what I tell myself anyway)

Kathleen said...

This meme makes me feel much, much older than I am. Add on "What's your favourite cah-lah?" and it could be a game of "Crocodile, Crocodile, may we cross the riv-ah".

Pooh. We keep trying to get Judith Brett to come and do a talk at uni, but she's too busy. This is just boasting, PC. Sulk.

Pavlov's Cat said...


Re meme, yes, one does feel transported back to primary school somewhat. I'm thinking of making up a Meme for the Middle-Aged. (My favourite cah-lah, incidentally, is any blend of blue and green, from palest aquamarine to the teal on the necks of ducks and pigeons -- I don't think one ever stops having a favourite cah-lah.)

Judy is the sort of mate about whom one cannot help boasting. It's been my very good fortune to have had her as a friend for many years -- Chris Wallace-Crabbe, of course a Melb U colleague, introduced us in 1982!

meggie said...

A lot of those questions don't allow for a life after 17.
I like the way you addressed this with maturity, & reason.

Suse said...

I just did this meme and an American reader announced that in NY they have casual sweats and 'dress' sweats.

Sometimes I despair for the future.