Friday, March 28, 2008

Fun Fact Friday #12 & a Meme

So I was tagged by Blue earlier this week for a meme and it got me to thinking...what the heck IS a meme and where did it come from. So here you go...all about meme

The term and concept of meme is from the 1976 book by Richard Dawkins, The Selfish Gene. Though Dawkins defined the meme as "a unit of cultural transmission, or a unit of imitation," memeticists vary in their definitions of meme. (from the Wikipedia)

For us crazy bloggers, a meme is some kind of list of questions that you saw somewhere else and you decided to answer the questions.

Now on to the meme...

Five things on my to-do list:
---which one LOL
1. Finish newsletter article (work)
2. Laundry (home)
3. Finish reviews (work)
4. Vacuum (home, but work could use it too!)
5. Make split pea soup with the leftover ham bone from Easter (home, but will eat for lunch at work - yay)

Five Snacks I enjoy:
1. cheese
2. peanut butter and chocolate
3. cheese
4. fruit (any)
5. did I mention cheese?

Five Things I would you do if I was a Billionaire:
1. Pay off all my, my Mom's, my sister's and my pal Yvette's bills
2. Build my dream house
3. Open up a yarn shop
4. Go back to school...just for fun
5. Do a world tour to visit all my blogging friends...and bring Ruby of course!

Five of my bad habits:
---but there are so many!!!
1. Letting laundry pile up until I don't have anything to wear!
2. Not exercising enough
3. Not responding to emails from friends (excuse...all I do is send emails all day, don't want to do it at home)
4. Not getting out more (just staying home with the dog)
5. Snacking instead of eating a proper meal

Five People I will tag:
1. Jen

I actually have another meme in mind with I will share next week...I think it will be an easy and fun one!

Friday, March 21, 2008

Fun Fact Friday #11

Although you might celebrate your birthday every year, your actual birthday only occurs once every 7 years! Not counting the leap years, the date you were born on moves each year to the following day of the week. This means your annual celebration is actually for your birth date - not your birthday - and in truth your birth day i.e. the actual day you were born on occurs only every 7 years!

Well that's right the ol' birthday was Wednesday...yup, the big FOUR - OH! I didn't do much celebrating because I had the flu...but I did get me one of those cupcakes...mind you I felt too yucky to eat it so I had it yesterday and it was delish!

My birthday wish for myself was to try and we'll see what happens!!!

Friday, March 7, 2008

Fun Fact Friday #10

OK, one day I'll get back to posting about me...soon I hope. In the meantime you'll have to settle for yet another installment of Fun Fact Friday. Today we celebrate that somewhat annoying and sleep depriving Spring event...Daylight Savings Time!

Did you know, Daylight Savings Time was the brainchild of Benjamin Franklin. However it wasn't until WWI in Germany that it was officially instituted to help the war effort.