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I’ve been tagged with a meme. A what?

November 7, 2008 by Joan Nova in Potpourri, Uncategorized | 6 Comments

Gloria at Cookbook Cuisine tagged me with a meme. With a what? I had to look it up on Wikipedia (see definition below). The subject of this meme is 6-random-things-about-me (“that you don’t know”, I believe is the unspoken). 

In truth, this, like chain letters, is not my kind of thing. In fact, I cringed. I like writing, I like photography, I like the actual food challenges and I have grown to like commenting on other blogs and getting to know everyone. But…do I really want to do this? And then put the onus on 6 others who may feel like I do? But, after some thought, I’m saying ‘yes’…just this once…because I don’t want to disappoint Gloria, who is so sweet and supportive, and the truth is I know I will enjoy reading other people’s responses.

But, are there 6 things you don’t know about me that I really want to share? Hmmm. You already know a little about my family and that I love to travel and eat! Well, here goes…6 random things off the top of my head.

1. I retired early from the 9-to-5 grind. With this economy I’m wishing I didn’t.
2. My heritage is half-Spanish, half-Italian.
3. I live in South Florida for 14+ years but most of my friends are in NY and I miss them.
4. Zumba is my favorite exercise (aerobic dance to Salsa music).
5. My maternal grandmother lived in good health and with all her marbles till she was 101-1/2.
6. I was very happy on Election Day.

OK, so now the way this goes, is I tag 6 bloggers (sorry…hope you want to play along).

Amy & Jon of We Are Never Full
Peter of Kalofogas

and you follow these rules:

1. Link to the person who tagged you.
2. Post the rules on your blog.
3. Write six random things about yourself.
4. Tag six people at the end of your post and link to them.
5. Let each person know they’ve been tagged and leave a comment on their blog.
6. Let the tagger know when your entry is up.

[A meme (pronounced mi-m) consists of any idea or behavior that can pass from one person to another by learning or imitation. Memes propagate themselves and can move through the cultural sociosphere in a manner similar to the contagious behavior of a virus.] 
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  1. Peter M says:

    Joan, I too have had my fair share of MEME’s, tags and other blog acknowledgements but I’m still waiting for someone to start a game of Twister goin’ on! lol

    You have good genes and may you go beyond your grandmother and see at least 120!

  2. We Are Never Full says:

    this type of meme makes me laugh – great to learn more about you! i PROMISE i will post something on this soon. in fact, i may refer back to the one i wrote a few months ago to this exact meme… but jonny hasn’t done one so i think it’s time to put him on the spot! thanks for thinking of us, joan!


  3. Gloria Chadwick says:

    Zumba sounds like a lot of fun! No wonder I like your food–with that heritage you were destined to be a great cook. Thanks for participating in the meme even though you didn’t really want to — “memes … move through the cultural sociosphere in a manner similar to the contagious behavior of a virus.” LOL

  4. Maryann says:

    Half Italian half must be a very passion filled person :)

  5. Ben says:

    Oh, memes are fun, aren’t they. So is zumba, I tried it once and it was so much fun. I will post my meme on my other blog soon. I’ll let you know :)

  6. Holler says:

    Salsa is very good excercise, but I imagine it is more so when it is an exercise class :)

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