Thursday, February 16, 2012

The Chain Letter of Blogging

Every so often, one of these things hits BlogLand, like a nasty virus that will not go away. ;-)
A list of questions you must answer, revealing your innermost thoughts, and then pass on, with another list, to your favorite fellow bloggers and hope they will feel obligated to answer in turn.

But since Jenners of Life...With Books tagged me, and she lives close enough to show up at my door..and actually posted that she thought I would ignore it...I decided to answer the questions. I will show her!
And some of my answers are even true!
So, here are the ...

  1. You must post the rules.
  2. Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post and then create eleven new questions to ask the people you’ve tagged.
  3. Tag eleven people and link to them on your post.
  4. Let them know you’ve tagged them. 
And here are the questions Jenners wrote, along with my very thoughtful answers.

  1. What’s the most played song on your iPod? (or CD collection if you’re old school) Wow, when did CDs become old school? What does that make vinyl? I feel so old...what was the question? Oh yes. An Feochan by Altan
  2. What do you miss most about your childhood? Actually, I can't think of anything. I was a very anxious child and am glad it is behind me.
  3. What is your favorite poem? I will admit it. I am not a fan of poetry. Most of it, I just do not get it. What few poems I like are ones that play by the rules, the old rules, like iambic pentameter and rhyming. Which really limits things these days. My answer... Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost. Because it is the only poem I know by heart. And I find it rather bleak, yet cozy.
  4. Without thinking too much, what are 5 of your favorite books of all time? (Just list them as they come to you … don’t think!!!!!) Spending much of my day in a mindless state, the non-thinking part is easy. Now, the five 1. Lord of the Rings (yes, it is three books, but I am not above cheating) 2. Death Comes for the Archbishop 3.Catcher in the Rye (and no, I am not a serial killer) 4. Father Elijah:An Apocalypse by Michael D. O' Brian (I included the author because I am sure few of you have heard of it.) and 5...The Bible. OK, not really ONE book. And God, I am not just trying to suck up. But, believer or not, you can't deny it is just so full of fascinating stuff.
  5. What was the last book you read? Tell me about it in 5 words or less. Available Dark by Elizabeth Hand. 5 words...Charming druggie sociopath in Iceland. Really good book, if not for everyone. See the review of this one, and the previous in the series, Generation Loss, tomorrow. I hope.
  6. Can you define irony and give an example? (This is self-serving as I’m struggling to do this with my son. I will so steal your answers if appropriate.) Well, strictly, it is saying the exact opposite of what you mean. What you say and what you mean are intentionally at odds. Great fun, often goes over the intended receiver's head. Closely related to sarcasm, another one of my favs. I suspect if Jenners' son is not understanding irony, the babies may have been switched at birth
  7. If you were forced to change your name, what would you change it to? Bubbles O'Hara. Just because.
  8. What author/TV show/movie/book/celebrity, do you have absolutely despise and avoid at all costs? The Da Vinci Code. I actually read a bit of it...rubbish, pure rubbish and it's popularity leaves me dumbfounded. The popularity of this book is one of my favorite rants and a sign that civilization is on the verge of collapse. Off to continue stocking supplies in my air raid shelter now..
  9. What movie was actually better than the book is was based on? The Godfather
  10. Beatles or the Stones? Beatles, without question. No contest.
  11. What is your favorite quote? Illegitimi non carborundum. Ok, it is a fake Latin quote, but I still love the sentiment. I used it as my quote in my high school yearbook. You figure it out.

Now, about those rules.
I did follow the first, by posting the rules.
And I have no intention of following the rest.
I figure any blogger I know has already been tagged and will not appreciate being hit again. 11 times 11 times 11 times makes my head spin.
So, I am letting it rest in peace.
And hope you will not think badly of me. :-)


  1. Oh good .. thanks, Bubbles, for ending the life of this particular MEME thread ..

  2. STONES. definitely stones. although we do have fun singing hello goodbye. but that will not change my mind!

  3. and your father. And you are both wrong. So sad...

  4. I love your five word review! So do you and Jenners have blogothons? I must say, if I lived that close, I'd be at your door after almost every cooking post to help do an on-site review! :--)

  5. I got tagged for this by someone else and may do it if I run out of post ideas.

    Bubbles intrigues me - were you a stripper in another life?

  6. Hee hee. This is a fun meme, and I was tagged for it in both Eclectic/Eccentric (Trisha) and Jenners' posts. So i guess I'm going to have to do it at some point. And I never thought about the fact that you and Jenners live close to each other. I'd fly in to see that meet-up!

  7. Bubbles - you crack me up! The Bubbles and Jenners show could sell tickets in a heartbeat!

  8. I wondered what you would do when I saw she had tagged you. Fun answers, bubbles :)

  9. I'm sorry...did someone call me snarky??


  10. Ok … you will never live down the Bubbles answer. Never!! I will not forget it!

    And I very much enjoyed reading your answers. I knew you would be entertaining and snarky and grumpy -- the Caite that I love and adore. You did not let me down.

    And I have to say that your definition of irony was the best one I've seen yet to give to my son, who continues to struggle with the concept. He is way too literal to get it. He doesn't get sarcasm all the time either. Poor kid.

    Thanks for doing this! It made for some fun reading!

  11. Heavens, why would I want to live it down? I find the name Bubbles charming.

    Another example of snarky irony. The best kind.



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