Tuesday, 21 July 2009

(Late) Queen's Meme

I'm one day late but decided to give The Queen's Meme a go today, as recommended by Mimi herself so here goes:

The Mission Impossible Meme
Lift off!

1) You are a guest on the space shuttle. You just arrived on the moon and realize you forgot something back home that you can't live without. What is it and how do you convince them to go back and fetch it?
I forgot my favourite book of all time, The Time Traveler's Wife, which we desperately need to go back for or else the crew are doomed to spend the rest of the trip with a cold, heartless biyatch. That book melts my heart and makes me believe in true love. Plus it has some great theories on time travel which could come in handy in space.

2) Pretend you are a teacher in a rough public school for one day. You have been assigned to teach Manners 101. You have the "challenging bad butt kids" class (remember this is a pretend school and anyway I can't say ass on my blog 'cause it's so unQueenly and I might get fined or something).
They are jumping up and down, cursing, and throwing things at you. What is the first thing you would write on the board?

I would opt to not write on the board and raise my voice, yelling "QUIET!" Then, I'd go around the class to get them all to individually tell me what they think makes a good mannered person. (You see, I did go to a rough public school and I know that crazy kids pay attention to the teacher who dares raise their voice. The reason kids play up is because they don't think teachers are going to react this way. I know how to be around rough public school kids, therefore, I rule all :-P ;-) ).

3) Someone in your family or a friend has started a blog. They think it is anonymous but you have figured it out. They are saying derogatory things about you. Do you tell them or do you read it for awhile?
How would you handle it?

I'd probably be in shock (as most people would) and wait to see if it was a one-off comment. After a while, if it was just a one time thing, I'd leave it. If it kept happening, I'd confront them face to face.

4) If you had one dollar left in your pocket, what would you spend it on?
Unfortunately nothing because I live in Britain and Britons in retail are terrified of foreign currency! (I know, I used to be one!) So my poor last dollar would be kept in my (falling apart) purse for all of eternity ... or until I had enough money to take a trip to the U.S.A. Then I'd spend it on food - Some sort of American food that I'd like to try. :-)

5) President Obama and the First Lady are coming over for dinner. What do you serve?
I would serve them a nice vegan dish. I can't think of one at the moment because I'm the least hungry you'll ever get. (And I'd try to persuade him to come rule our country too because we don't have a single politician that I have faith in or that I actually support.)

6) You walk in on your lover. They are trying on your clothes. What do you do?
Wow, that's awkward. Um, I probably wouldn't have that big a deal with it because I always wear his clothes and I don't really wear 'girly' stuff ever.

7) Every astronaut must have shots! Choose your vaccination: You only get one and you can't enjoy any of the attributes of the other choices. You choose either: (1) The fountain of eternal youth and sexual vigor but only for 10 years (2) perfect health for a lifetime (3) eternal mind-numbing nirvana and peace of mind (4) unlimited hedonism for one year with no negative consequences.
It's going to have to be perfect health for a lifetime. I have really crappy health as I have bad asthma and awful allergies. If I could put a stop to that, it'd be terrific. Plus, having a great piece of mind continuously wouldn't work in my favour because I'd have nothing to inspire my writing.


Sathyai said...

You're in Britain too! Hello to YOU! Also, I've been putting off starting The Time Traveler's Wife audio book and you just convinced me to start. Thanks! Have an amazing day

Mimi Lenox said...

I have watched the promos for The Time Traveler's Wife. It looks like a tear jerker and a beautiful love story. Ergo, I watch.

You are free from the dungeon!

j said...

I saw The Time Traveler's Wife in Target tonight and started to buy it. The fact that you would return from the moon to get it makes me think I will probably go back and get it.

Ordinarily Just Me said...

I so enjoyed reading your responses especially number 5. You do rule.

Ceri said...

Tilli - that's great :-) I'm trying to get as many people to read it as possible before the film comes out so I'm glad you're starting it. Let me know how you're finding it.

Mimi - Thank you. And, yeah, the promos look great - especially as I have a bit of a thing for Eric Bana.

Jennifer - Wow, that's great. I totally encourage you to go back and get it. It'll be worth it :-)

Ordinarily - Yay! I do. haha. Thank you :-D

teabird said...

The Time Traveller's Wife - what a great idea! Wish I'd thought of it, although with my dyslexia I would probably end up in the middle of a dinosaur's nest.

(Another Asthmatic...)

Ceri said...

teabird - Haha Awwww, that would actually be really awesome.