A Getting To Know You Meme

As you may have noticed, I have a problem with memes that ask dumb questions. I suspect that my irritation with them may improve my writing, but I still don’t like answering them. So my daughter and I set out this morning to write a meme that asked questions we want answers to. This meme has 20 questions and the answers will involve either a list of 3 things or a revelation about the last time something happened. I hope you enjoy it.

What are your top 3 favorite foods?
Blueberries, cheesecake and cappuccino (coffee IS a food).

What was the last book you read and would you recommend it?
The last book I read was called The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers. It’s beautifully written, but it was first published in 1940 and deals with some issues that seem out of date to me. So I recommend it but you should know what you are in for.

What are your top 3 favorite places?
My bed, Colorado’s mountains and Bash Bish Falls.

What was the last lie you told?
I told a friend I was too busy to see them, I wasn’t.

What are your favorite 3 sports (to watch or participate in)?
I love to watch ice hockey, I love to run, I love the sport of cycling even though I don’t ride much.

What was the last movie you watched and would you recommend it?
The Fifth Element for the 7th time and I absolutely recommend it.

List 3 things you can see outside of the nearest window.
A green plastic kid’s push toy that is upside down, a large field surrounded by expensive home and a guy walking his Golden Retriever.

Where was the last place you went?
To Micheal’s Craft store in southeast Boulder, Colorado. We bought painting supplies.

What are your top 3 favorite “good causes” or charities?
My favorite cause is the environment, I’ve supported GreenPeace for years. I also am a big supporter of animal rights; I have supported PETA off and on and was a vegetarian for 11 years. And I support charities that help people, children, elderly, homeless etc. I could go on but I only asked for 3…

What was the last thing you did for someone else?
I made my daughter a fruit smoothie with blueberries, raspberries, strawberries and cranberry juice in it.

Name 3 places you have never been that you want to visit.
Venice, Italy; Barcelona, Spain and Peru.

What was the last thing you threw in the garbage/recycling?
I rinsed out and recycled a glass apple juice jar.

Name 3 things on your bedside table.
A new Coach handbag I just got yesterday, a book called Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (have not started it yet) and a magazine about search engine optimization.

Describe or name the last piece of art you looked at.
A badly painted scene of somewhere in Greece, the scene is of a patio overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. There are plants in pots, a table with chairs and you can see the side of a building with a window. At first glance it’s a pleasing scene with nice colors. At second glance you see that the painter painted shadows going in all directions, some elements don’t cast shadows at all and others have incomplete shadows. It’s truly an awful painting of a lovely location.

What are the top 3 things that your job requires you to think about?
I’m a web designer so I think primarily about visual design, how to convey the right information at the right time and how to anticipate what would be intuitive for users.

What was the last musical or theatrical event that you attended?
I went to a bar in Cancun called Acustica and watched several Mexican folks singers in a row. It was a lovely evening.

What are the first 3 things you would do if you won the lottery?
First I would probably tell my family, then I would invest the money so I can enjoy the interest from it, then I would take a month off and ponder what’s next.

Describe or name the last serious injury or illness you had?
The damn dog knocked me down a couple of months ago when we were running. My hand and elbow still hurt.

What are the top 3 things that you wish you could do?
I wish I could know my father now that I am an adult (he died when I was 15), I wish I could travel more often and I wish I could live closer to my kid right now.

What was the last thing that someone said to you that you will remember forever?
My daughter told me the other day that even though she’s had to live away from me (and with her dad) for parts of her childhood that she feels I still pay more attention to her than her dad does and has. That will be with me for a long time.

I’m going to tag a few of my fellow bloggers to prompt them to answer this meme. But guys I know it’s a long one, so no undone-meme guilt if you don’t get through it. I’m tagging CancunCanuck, Trauma the Drama, Canadian Cat and Mexico Way.

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3 Responses to “A Getting To Know You Meme”

  1. gabachayucateca
    March 30th, 2008 12:10

    Acustica sounds lovely, and similar to one of my favorite places in Cancun, Los Cuatro Elementos. Is it new? Where is it? I will definitely want to take a looksie on my next trip to Cancun!

  2. RiverGirl
    March 30th, 2008 13:57

    Actually several of the trovadores that play at Los Cuatro Elementos are the ones who own Acustica, so it’s really the same kind of music. They started it just about 6 months ago. I also love Los Cuatro Elementos, but it’s a bit like a rabbit warren and can be too smoky. Acustica is open air so there’s no smoke problem.

    Acustica is located in Parque Las Palapas, two doors left of Iki, on the south side of the park.

  3. cancunpast
    April 23rd, 2008 00:20

    I love you writing…your daughter sound’s alot like my daughter they both love art and animals. My daughter is 14 now. She was born there. She is so special. I want her to know how beautiful it is there…I fell in love there….and now have my beautiful baby (she’s still my baby) I’ve been planning to finally take her to were she was born. maybe even find the father she never knew…thanks for listening…

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