In the context of web logs / ‘blogs / blogging and other kinds of personal web sites it’s some kind of list of questions that you saw somewhere else and you decided to answer the questions. Then someone else sees them and does them and so on and so on. I generally consider these to be actual questions and not some multiple choice quizzes that determine some result at the end (what color you are most like, what cartoon character are you, what 80s movie are you). ; and
A unit of cultural information that represents a basic idea that can be transferred from one individual to another, and subjected to mutation, crossover and adaptation.
A cultural unit (an idea or value or pattern of behavior) that is passed from one generation to another by nongenetic means (as by imitation); “memes are the cultural counterpart of genes.
So this is my meme. It’s replicated from Sydney Shop Girl and many others to evolve into my own personal revelatory blog entry.
What experience most shaped you and how?
What would you do with a whole day of no commitments?
I would have a sleep in, go out for brunch, walk through the shops and buy something nice, see a movie by myself, and then have dinner with a friend (I will cook) and see a band. That would be a great day.
What food and drink would you never give up?
Food: cheese, salmon,
Drink: water, Frangelico and lemonade, Brown Brothers Moscato
Give Me a Savoury Recipe that doesn’t include cheese.
What recipe of mine doesn’t include cheese?! I dream of cheese.
Ooops I misread the instructions and overlooked the word ‘savoury’…
I am a bit apprehensive about travelling overseas, I don’t know how my health will go, and the stares and questions I may face. It will be hard if I can’t just go home to escape for a while.
If you were the leader of your country what would you do?
I would create better support for employed people with chronic illnesses and disabilities. See here.
If you could spend one day in another person’s body whose would it be?
Without sounding woe-is-me, I would love to know what it feels like to have skin that does not shed, does not need constant moisturising with vaseline and does not get so sore. I dream of the proper, non oily feel of silks and cashmere. I would like to wear short sleeves and skirts and not worry. I have only felt the breeze on my bare legs a few times – my legs were not oily, no bugs stuck to them, and I was not sore, and it was an amazing feeling, I would like my whole body to feel this.
So I guess I’d want to spend a day the body of anyone without ichthyosis.
Which woman author do you admire and why?
I actually don’t read too many books. I have my favourites, but I don’t know the lives of the authors too well. I really admire the work of some journalists, particularly those who do literary or investigative journalism. I read some books by Helen Garner and Elisabeth Wynhausen when I did Literary Journalism for my Masters, and really enjoyed the stories they uncovered and told. I clearly need to read more books.
I’d like to pass the meme to: