Posts Tagged meme

Browser ABC’s

I don’t typically jump on board blog meme’s, but every once in a while one hits just the right notes to pull me aboard. I saw this one that  B.E. Earl created and decided to give it a go.

His description is, “you type in a letter in the address box of your browser and mark down the first site that pops up in your browser history.  Could be dangerous, could be boring…let’s find out!”

Yes, let’s! (Note, I am using my personal browser on my work system, which doesn’t actually have all that much history.)

A – Google (accounts.google.com)
B – Blogography
C – Citibank
D – Google (docs.google.com)
E – Evanson Asset Management
F – Facebook
G – Google
H – Huffington Post
I – Instapaper
J – JP Morgan
K – kickingbear (read one article there recently, via a link)
L – LeSombre
M – Google (mail.google.com)
N – Google (news.google.com)
O – Capital One (onlinebanking.capitalone.com)
P – Wellness for Life (pvsso… health benefits related)
Q – Quantshare (was looking for investment tracking software)
R – Renagerie
S – some survey site
T – The Daily Show
U – US Inflation Calculator
V – Vonage
W – The Daily Show (www… probably the site I visit via URL the most)
X – no “top hit”, first hit from history is a site explaining Excel’s XIRR function
Y – Your Roth IRA (information resource, not account management)
Z – no “top hit”, first hit from history is a MtG article on a Zombie deck

Hmm… interesting. Or not. By the time I got to “N”, my expectations had been raised to the point that I expected 1/4 of them to be Google. I may do this again from my home system; I’ll just post anything interesting as a comment here as a whole ‘nother post seems ridiculous. 🙂

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LeSombre Introduces My Avitable-inspired Band

For some reason, LeSombre’s version of this came up earlier in my feed reader than Avitable’s. Blame Canada. Anyway, I decided to play along.

1. Go to the “Random Article” link on Wikipedia. Write down the title of the article. This is the name of your band.

2. Go to “Random Quotations” and the last four or five words of the very last quote of the page is the title of your first album.

3. Go to Flickr and click on “Explore the Last Seven Days”. The third picture will be your album cover.

Note that I modified step #3 due to my preference to avoid copyright violations. I used the Creative Commons link instead. This has the downside of not being a random list, so if you do the same you may get the same image, depending on how much time has passed. I also took a bit of liberty with step #2 as I only took the last two words.

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Twitter Mosaic

Libragirl said that I have to do this if I want to be cool*:

Get your twitter mosaic here.

*OK, that’s not exactly what she said, but close enough.

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CinnaMemorLie

Cinna-Graham Honeycomb


I saw this at the store today and decided to give it a try despite the negative review I had read. After all, it was on sale ($2.19 instead of $3.99) and there was a 50-cent coupon (for any Honeycomb cereal).

I had just gone on a run, so I had some calories to spare and decided to go ahead and have a cup of the cereal as a late snack. I am fairly fond of traditional Honeycomb cereal with it’s sweet corn taste. (Honey, perhaps?) This? Has none of that. What it has is a cinnamon smell and taste. It’s not too bad dry, but as Josie mentioned in the review linked above, adding milk quickly washes most of the flavor away. (Though she mentioned that you’re left with plain Honeycomb, I would instead say that you’re left with something far inferior to plain Honeycomb.)

I’m not sure what I’m going to do with the rest of this box. Perhaps I’ll add it to some trail mix or something similar.

 

Found Memory

 

As I was leaving the grocery store I saw an employee wheeling a basket full of boxes of candy from one check-out aisle to the next. I suddenly flashed to 1988 or so when I worked at a grocery store (same chain, different store). I have many memories from working there, some of which I think of fairly often. But I had completely forgotten the experience of restocking the candy displays on the check-out aisle. It’s such an odd feeling when a forgotten memory suddenly comes back like that.

 

The Only Thing To Fear Is A Lie

 

Last Friday I posted three statements about myself, one of which was false.

1. I have never played any version of Grand Theft Auto though I have owned a version for several years.

True. I received the PS2 version as a gift several years ago and just never got around to playing it. In truth, I haven’t played much else on the PS2 since then either, except for Guitar Hero and Rock Band (various versions of each).

 

2. I have an admittedly irrational fear of squirrels, stemming from the aggressive lunch-stealing squirrels on the campus of the University of Texas.

False. The bit about the lunch-stealing squirrels is true, but the fear is not. I am not aware of having any phobias. I expected that anyone that new me very well would know this was the lie, which turned out to be the case as the two commenters that have known me for years got it right.

 

3. When I was a kid I won money playing ping-pong against other kids at church camp. After returning to my grandparents’ house, I had to return the money.

True. As “Senior” (my father) implied in the comments, my parents were not involved in this event. After that post, I discussed it with him and he reminded me that when I had told him about this at the time, I really didn’t understand why the other kids should get their money back. For that matter, I still don’t.

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Veritas. Veritas. Falsitas.

I enjoyed Avitable’s version of this, so I decided to give it a go.

Two of the following statements are true and one is false. Can you identify the falsehood?

  1. I have never played any version of Grand Theft Auto though I have owned a version for several years.
  2. I have an admittedly irrational fear of squirrels, stemming from the aggressive lunch-stealing squirrels on the campus of the University of Texas.
  3. When I was a kid I won money playing ping-pong against other kids at church camp. After returning to my grandparents’ house, I had to return the money.

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New Weight Loss Plan!

What are your chances of getting a tapeworm?
(Seen at runjenrun.com)

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Amazing that mine also references golf…

I don’t jump on meme bandwagons very often, but this one I saw on philosulfur‘s blog piqued my interest.

  1. Grab the nearest book.
  2. Open it to page 56.
  3. Find the fifth sentence.
  4. Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.
  5. Don’t dig for your favorite book, the cool book, or the intellectual one: pick the CLOSEST.

“The recreation area has both a kids’ pool and a putting green.”

(We’ve been planning or Disney World vacation for later this month.)

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