Thursday, June 25, 2009

I done been tagged...

I interrupt the post about the cat wearing aviators to tell you this.

Mr. Paul Michael Murphy 'tagged me' on his website, with this really cool meme, one that really appealed to my inner liar. (You can read his response at that link) It's based on the seven deadly sins. He was tagged by Sarah Dooley, who's blog is really great. She's a wonderful writer, and a keen observer of the human condition.

The description of the delicious contest is this:

"Sometimes you can learn more about a person by what they don’t tell you. Sometimes you can learn a lot from the things they just make up. If you are tagged with this Meme, lie to me. Then tag 7 other folks (one for each deadly sin) and hope they can lie."

Pride: What is your biggest contribution to the world?

Well, let me say, that this was difficult. I thought for hours about the incredible contributions I have made, in virtually every area of life and the workings of the world. Firstly, just in my character, there is my incredible sense of humour, my style, my ‘joie de vie’. Then, in my deeds, I have solved the problem of world hunger (though I am thwarted by the powers that be, in putting this solution to use), I invented electricity and the telephone (even before my birth), and I have put together a solution for world peace that will have the entire world holding hands and singing ‘kum by ya’. So… I came to the conclusion that my biggest contribution to the world was simply my ‘being’. Thank you.

Envy: What do your coworkers have that you wish was yours?

I sometimes wish that I could travel through life, without people constantly falling on their knees and thanking me for my mere presence. So, if I must put it into words, I envy my co-workers their ordinariness, their plainness of thinking, their simple lives.

Gluttony: What did you eat last night?

Last night, I had my minions collect a million hummingbirds and prepare them ‘buffalo wing’ style. (with blue cheese dressing for dipping). I drank the dew that was collected from their feathers, which was purified through gauze made of the thread of silk worms.

Lust: What really lights your fire?

There are times when I see myself in the eyes of others. That puts me aflame.

Anger: What is the last thing that really pissed you off?

There were two feathers and a beak in last night’s dinner. I had the minion responsible prepared for my dessert. Flambe.

Greed: Name something you hoard and keep from others.

What people will never know about me is that all of my undergarments are made of threads that result from gold that is fed to spiders and spun as their webs. Of course, i keep this process a secret, i cannot have Paris Hilton knowing of this.

Sloth: What's the laziest thing you ever did?

Used my Persian cat to sweep the floor by tossing a ball slowly and allowing her belly fur to catch the lint.

I hereby tag the following people to extol their lack of virtue with this meme.

Lori (just cuz i think this contest will really tweak the actor in her

Mary Ellen (cuz she's my sis, and i want to prove that she's a bigger liar than i am)

Benjamin Esch (cuz he's a huge liar)

Robert Wiersema (because he should try to be not so serious)

Corey Redekop (oh just cuz)

Benjamin James Watson (as a present for my newest follower)

Barack Obama (cuz.. oh why the hell not)


Carrie Harris said...

Buffalo wing hummingbirds is sheer genius.

Monica said...

oh thank you. They were delicious.

BJW said...

Well it will be hard to top THIS! You're very clever indeed. Hmm. How can I attempt to compete with Buffalo Wing hummingbirds?

Real fun to read. I'll have to give mine some thought. And thank you for such an honor. If I had a dollar for every time I've been included on a list with Barack Obama... I'd have a dollar.

BJW said...

Oh, and I hear minion flambe is divine.

Richard said...

I always feel kinda dumb when these new, or newly defined, words like meme come around and I'm the only kid on the block who doesn't know what they mean. Didn't know how to pronounce it either (I thought MiMi was cute, if a little 1940's). Anyway, I found and thought some of your blogites might like it.

Monica said...

Richard. I didn't know what it was, either. mimi is as good as any, i think. I'll have to check out that website.

Thank you. :-)

Anonymous said...

hmmmm... For this, dear sister, I will need time. I do not wish to appear as if the world revolves about me, even if it does, so I'll have to tone down some of my accomplishments. I do have my list... ahh... here it is, on the back of my Nobel Prize... oh wrong one. Hold on, I'll be back.