Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Meme?

I was "tagged" a few days ago by Rurality and had to think a bit about doing this project but, in the end, I did it.

First the definition, as I was not sure what a "meme" was either....

"Meme (pron. meem): A contagious information pattern that replicates by parasitically infecting human minds and altering their behavior, causing them to propagate the pattern. (Term coined by Dawkins, by analogy with "gene".) Individual slogans, catch-phrases, melodies, icons, inventions, and fashions are typical memes. An idea or information pattern is not a meme until it causes someone to replicate it, to repeat it to someone else. All transmitted knowledge is memetic." - Glenn Grant

Four jobs you've had in your life:
Elementary School Teacher
Child Care Worker for Emotionally Disturbed Children
YMCA Gym Instructor
Swimming pool Life Guard and Maintaince Person

Four movies you could watch over and over:
Lord of the Rings DVD
Cirque Du Soleil DVD's
Winged Migration DVD
?

Four places you've lived:
Hamilton & Rural Ontario, Canada
London, England
Elkhart, Indiana
Rural Kansas

Four TV shows you love to watch:
I watched the news, once, a few years ago, I don't really remember when . . . .

Four places you've been on vacation:
Hiker's Fellowship hikes in Lake District, Wales, & Scotland
Art Museums of London, Paris, Rome, Florence, Venice
Skiing in Italian Dolomites
Outback cross country bus and camping tour of Australia

Four websites you visit daily:
Local Weather
Space Weather.com
Bloglines (about 40 blogs including yours)
Flicker.com contacts - as time permints or not

Four of your favorite foods:
Oatmeal
Bread
Water
Pasta

Four places you'd rather be:
How about 4 places I'd like to visit? I like where I am!

Canadian Arctic
Alaska
Rural France
Russia

Four albums you can't live without:
I don't need albums to live but if I could have only 4...
Vivaldi's Four Seasons
Beethoven's 9th Symphony
Works by Mosart
Works by J.S.Bach

Four to pass this meme along to

No one needs to do this, but if you read this perhaps you should share a bit of your life too, just so we are even....

5 comments:

lené said...

You inspired me to play tonight, OW. :)

Rexroth's Daughter said...

It's always enlightening to read these things, even though memes are such a nuisance. You are quite the wanderer.

I've done other memes that covered most of this, but not the other places I've lived: New Jersey, California, Oregon, Virginia, Connecticutt, Rhode Island, Colorado, and Washington.

Jim said...

OW-

I jumped on this meme, but it's all Lene's fault.

:~)

Rurality said...

I thought this meme was a bit less odious than most others. :)

The "jobs" and "places lived" parts I especially like, because that doesn't always just come up in conversation.

It's also interesting how many bloggers watch no television at all!

Ontario Wanderer said...

L, Thanks for playing the meme game.

RD, You've moved a fair bit too.

J, Thanks for jumping. Did you walk your postal route or have a rural route with a car?

R, Who has time to watch TV when one can communicate and see pictures too on the net?