Thursday, July 24

i looked it up all by myself

I have been wondering for a long time what exactly is a meme. I always forget to find out, but not today. I looked it up on wikipedia and got this definition from the wiktionary.

meme (plural memes)

1. (philosophy) Any unit of cultural information, such as a practice or idea, that is transmitted verbally or by repeated action from one mind to another. Examples include thoughts, ideas, theories, practices, habits, songs, dances and moods and terms such as race, culture, and ethnicity.

2. (philosophy) A self-propagating unit of cultural evolution having a resemblance to the gene (the unit of genetics).

Now, don't you feel smarter knowing that? I sure do.

Wednesday, July 23


I am such a thief! I love bloggy quizzes. I visited one of my fave blogs and found a jackpot! Thanks Flea for the time suck, once again.

You Are Chinese Food

Exotic yet ordinary.

People think they've had enough of you, but they're back for more in an hour.

What Your Favorite Color Purple Says About You:

Intuitive --- Seeking --- Creative

Kind --- Self-Sacrificing --- Growth Oriented

Strong --- Very Wise --- Rare

You Are Sunrise

You enjoy living a slow, fulfilling life. You enjoy living every moment, no matter how ordinary.

You are a person of reflection and meditation. You start and end every day by looking inward.

Caring and giving, you enjoy making people happy. You're often cooking for friends or buying them gifts.

All in all, you know how to love life for what it is - not for how it should be.

You Are an Espresso

At your best, you are: straight shooting, ambitious, and energetic

At your worst, you are: anxious and high strung

You drink coffee when: anytime you're not sleeping

Your caffeine addiction level: high

And last but not least...I feel this is not even a little bit me, but oh was fun anyway.

You are Platform Sandals

Funky and urban

You've got a cutting edge style that everyone envies

A little bit downtown, a little bit euro, and whole lot of sexy!

So, those of you who know me, do any of these describe what you think of me? Let me know what the quizzed say about you?

Tuesday, July 22

Memory Meme

I am still not sure what the word meme means. Someday I will have to wiki it. Anyway, one of my favorite bloggy gals, Flea, has posted a fun memory meme and I am stealing it. Well, I guess it isn't stealing when it's being given away.

Here are the rules. Easy, peasy, Japanesey.

1. As a comment on my blog, leave one memory that you and I had together. It doesn't matter if you knew me a little or a lot, anything you remember!

2. Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you. It's actually pretty funny to see the responses. If you leave a memory about me, I'll assume you're playing the game and I'll come to your blog and leave one about you.

Sunday, July 20

now... it's a done deal

I sent my resume to several design firms here in faroutville, but there was one place in particular that I hoped would call because they do stunning work. As it turns out, they did call. Long-story-short, they offered me Senior Design and I accepted. August 1st is my first day.

I enjoyed flying solo (full-time freelance), but it will be nice to work with other designers.

btw..."I" in the above paragraphs is faroutdad...obviously to most of you I'm sure.

Monday, July 7

the fourth and more

The kids last day of summer school was Thursday. They are excited to be out. I am so proud of skater and rock collector for sticking to summer school. They did well and made some new friends (we hosted students from other schools in our school). Their effort has paid off and they now have giftcards to spend. (The school PAYS them to go to summer school...can you imagine?)

We had a nice, uneventful Independence Day. The kids played in the sprinkler and rode their bikes for most of the day while I sat and read my book. faroutdad made his famous (around here anyway) apple cobbler crisp and a peach one for me. That evening, we made it to the square to watch the fireworks while eating watermelon and cantaloupe and drinking Kool-Aid. faroutdad caught some awesome photos of the fireworks. One of them is in the new header. There is another one on our other blog in the header.

I called and talked to S.S. (my step-mom) on Thursday, but I should put out in cyberspace too...HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I love you and miss you guys.

Today, we got some great news on the job front. I will share more about it when I know more about it and when I can. It isn't a done deal yet, so keep us in your prayers.

I guess that is about it for our holiday weekend.

Wednesday, July 2


It pained me to do it. I got NO joy out of it. It was for the sake of art. Really. It was. Yup. Art.

Rock Collector