Dec 7, 2008


A meme (rhymes with dream) is any idea that, like a gene, can replicate and evolve and can be passed from one person to another by learning or imitation. Examples include thoughts, ideas, theories, gestures, practices, fashions, habits, songs, and dances. Memes are not uncommon in crochet patterns, which often use asterisks to indicate when a series of stitches are to be repeated. Without them, patterns would be unending.
So *meme* this:

* Grab the book nearest you. Right now! Don't dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST!
* Turn to page 56.
* Find the fifth sentence.
* Post that sentence as a comment on this post, or in your own blog along with these instructions.

"It's not her fault she's old and ugly."

Whoa, what a bitchy comment. Straight from The Secret Circle: The Initiation and The Captive, Part I, by L.J. Smith, author of the Vampire Diaries, a seemingly unending series of books about teen angst depicted as choices about love between vampires, werewolves, and witches. No, I am not reading this book. My oldest Twilighter left it on the floor at my foot, along with yesterday's shoes, her current knitting project, and a permission slip for Junior ROTC potluck.

1 comment:

Tamsie said...

Thank you for defining meme. It's used a lot lately and I've been too lazy/busy to look it up!