Tuesday, 12 April 2011

PREVIEW: A Band Spanking New Meme Coming Your Way...

I love a good meme, I do. If I'm stuck for inspiration or simply want to dust off the cobwebs that accumulate when you spend your entire day with lovely little people I indulge myself in a few memes.

I'm so lucky to have found so many great ones. To indulge my orderly compulsive behaviours I take part in the beautiful KareTakes5's Listography most weeks. To make me feel great and for a little bit of self reflection I do Michelle's Reasons to be Cheerful meme. Michelle writes the Mummy from the Heart blog, has the most adorable set of twins and is such a positive soul. I'm yet to take part in Metal Mummy Hannah's Movie Meme. A woman after my own heart, our shared passions mean that I have to think long and hard about my picks as she always picks them first! So whatever your mood you are always guaranteed to find a theme to suit. Well, not every mood...

These memes are fun and now I propose another. Some of these memes are short lived and some don't take off at all. This could be one of those or it could tap into a feeling that we all experience most weeks. I am prone to grumpy moments (really? quelle surprise!) and one of the ways in which I use my blog is to get these things off my chest sometimes.


So my meme is thus: a little meme for everyone to link up to to express those little niggles that life or people in your life put in your way. It's called I don't know about you but I...


Now the rules are simple. Take five minutes to write a little post detailing a little niggle or opinion that you have. It could be something that secretly bugs you about people, society, life. 


So it can be something as banal as I don't know about you but I...hate shaving my legs!

You can elaborate this with a little ditty relating to this pet hate or muttering. Some thing like: I hate shaving my legs so much that I leave it weeks between doing it. Sometimes I even wear pyjama bottoms in bed so that Oh Daddy doesn't rub his feet over my fortnightly
growth and catch me out!



Or it could be something along the lines of I don't know about you but I... don't take criticism well.


Or I don't know about you but I... cry at the beginning of Disney's Tarzan.

Or I don't know about you but I... get pissed off by teenagers playing crappy techno music from their phones on public transport.

Or I don't know about you but I... wonder how that mother standing across from me at the school gate manages to wear a full face of make up at that time in the morning.


(*NB these may or may not be simply illustrative examples!)


What I'm looking to generate is just general mutterings about life and to make us feel better by either getting something off your chest or just by laughing when the comments flood in detailing the experiences of others. I'm learning how to make a button and will revise it as we go along. Once you have written your post please add it to the linky list below and please mention my blog along with a link to this post in your own post, thanks.

Try to keep it as clean as possible folks!


Have a think and have a go! I'll use this week as a trial as I know we're all busy.








16 comments:

  1. Loving this idea.

    I am very prone to my grumpy moments, so I'll defo have plenty to chat about!

    By the way...fortnightly growth? WHat the hell is that about?! I need a man on a little mowing tractor to shave mine... fortnightly is relatively unheard of... if OH tried to stroke my legs with his feet in bed, he'd lose them...

    Thank you for the mention hun :) x

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  2. My stubble is just as bad hence the reason for protective bed gear! Ooh err...I feel a dirty joke coming on!
    looking forward to a post! Xx

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  3. I'm in! Just done my one....and I love the one you put about the mother with the slap on at school, that always freaks me out, I never have make up on at that time in the morning!

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  4. I am a complete moany minnie as of late so this is just up my street!

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  5. Hurrah for you all. I had a feeling this would be popular with some of us.

    @Things: I suppose it's a question of priorities. At that time in the morning, it's coffee for me!

    Xx

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  6. Grumpinator by name and by nature! I'll definitely take part. Going to sleep on it though as I have too many grumps to choose from. I'll post and link up tomorrow :)

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  7. I love, love, love this! Nothing like having a little whinge. Can't wait to get back from work so I can join in x

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  8. Am home. Have written. Have linked x

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  9. Oh I love a good rant! Sorry it's taken me ages to pick this up, been away and just getting back up to speed with everything :)

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  10. Lol I love this meme. Hope it works out.

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  11. Brilliant. Off to do some whingeing now. Thanks!

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  12. A HUGE thank you to all of you who've commented and taken part. Don;t forget to spread the words and keep commenting when you've posted. I'm having such fun reading the entries!

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  13. Saved this page for me to do this later today, it sounds fun! : )
    found you through blog gems

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  14. Welcome Sasha, week two is here:

    http://omammy.blogspot.com/2011/04/new-meme-i-dont-know-about-you-but.html

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  15. "You can elaborate this with a little ditty relating to this pet hate or muttering. Some thing like: I hate shaving my legs so much that I leave it weeks between doing it. Sometimes I even wear pyjama bottoms in bed so that Oh Daddy doesn't rub his feet over my fortnightly
    growth and catch me out!"

    HYSTERICAL! And so honest and true! I have been there myself! Thanks for taking part in Blog Gems this week!

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