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Thursday Thirteen: Meme within a Meme!


Whilst wrasslin' with concepts for this weeks TT entry, I was sidetracked while commenting on one of my fave blogger's offerings and noticed a "meme" with a WHOLE BUNCH of questions asked and answered about the blogger... so, in the spirit of "meme-ing", I've appropriated some questions (obviously thirteen of 'em,) to bring you...

(Life in the Gray Lane by a "first wave" Baby Boomer.)

13: If I were a direction I’d be...

There is a temptation to simple say "mis"... as in "misdirection"... but I'll suffice to say "Lost but having fun".

12: If I were a liquid I’d be...

Hot Water. I mean, I'm in it enough... I figure one probably does become part of the environment... or in this case, the medium.

11: If I were a sin I’d be... mean I'm not? I coulda sworn that back in the middle ages, people could purchase (from your local neighbourhood priest or monk,) absolution from The Mortalle Sinne of Mathiuf Didier. I believe the absolution had to be signed by no less than three popes...

10: If I were a tree I’d be…

What kind of tree produces the most nuts?

9: If I were a flower I’d be…

Changing my name to "Guy"... and Francophonising my name... (Old Habs fans just felt a wee tingle...)

8: If I were weather I’d be...

Wethur. As in a "bad spell" of weather. (Nyuck! Nyuck! Nyuck!) You may blame my mother for that pee-poor pun.

7: If I were an element I’d be…

I don't mind the Element, but I prefer the Pilot... and realistically, I think most people would expect me to be the bus. That is what was meant, right? (I failed chemistry...)

6: If I were a sound I’d be…

Probably being told to keep it down... again, no change from normal life.

5: If I were a lyric I’d be…

Again, there's a temptation to say, "They're coming to take me away, ha ha. They're coming to take me away, ho ho. Hee hee. Ha ha." from a great tune by Napoleon XIV... or perhaps quote the awesomeness of Paul Weller and Town Called Malice and say, "Bah bah bah bah bahdah bah, bah bah bahdah bah, Oooh!"... but I think I'll run with "I look pretty young, but I'm just back dated." from The Who.

4: If I were a perfume/cologne I'd be...


3: If I were a feeling I’d be…

Now c'mon... we haven't dated... not even had dinner together yet... it's a bit early for THAT now, isn't it?

2: If I were a book I’d be…

Olsen's Standard Book of British Birds - The Expurgated Version (the one without the gannet). (Python fans just marked out a wee bit there...) (...and there was the temptation of saying "The Amazing Adventures of Captain Gladys Stoat-Pamphlet and her Intrepid Spaniel Stig among the Giant Pygmies of Beckles, Volume Eight" or even "Ethel the Aardvark Goes Quantity Surveying".)

1: If I were a cartoon character I’d be…

Again, I ask... you mean I'm not?

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The purpose of the meme is to get to know everyone who participates a little bit better every Thursday. Visiting fellow Thirteeners is encouraged! If you participate, leave the link to your Thirteen in others comments. It’s easy, and fun! Be sure to update your Thirteen with links that are left for you, as well! I will link to everyone who participates and leaves a link to their 13 things. Trackbacks, pings, comment links accepted!


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This blog was started in April of 2006... its original itent was really twofold. One was to be a "sounding board" for it's author... and the other... well...

At the time we started this, your humble author was unemployed and going through the usual crisis situations that arise from being jobless.

We (my wife, stepdaughter, and I,) used to "amuse" ourselves (read: Take our minds off our troubles) by more-or-less fantasizing as a family about what we'd do when things "turned around". Along this route, we discussed going to England on a vacation... and in that, alighted on "double-decker buses".

We kind of adopted one bus... Regent Low Height 3... as Our Bus... and we used to talk about what we'd do with "our bus" if we got it... from fixing it up to the trips we'd take on it.

Along the way, we became students of the history of this bus which HONESTLY seemd it was truly for us... trouble was, we couldn't afford the bus and weren't in a position to work towards the bus... so we had a couple of options...

Since the bus' position was sketchy (there's a chance she might be sold for scrap or "carved up" in other ways,) we could forget about her and pretend she didn't exist...

...or we could TRY... ask for help... put our dream of owning and saving "One Old Green Bus" into the universe and see what happens...

As of February, 2008, we knew that there was a perspective buyer for the bus (not us, obviously,) and made some difficult decisions... The first was that we wouldn't "beg" for help anymore and give the little money we received to a few different charities both online and off... and the second was simply hope that either we find a corporate sponsor (for an "ad" idea we have, click here to about read that,) or even a patron who see's the value in a silly family's dream...

But, if the bus is about to be purchased by someone who's planning on restoring it and they "get there first", we wish them well and are glad that at least Our One Old Green Bus is in a safe place being looked after.

For now, though, we are still hoping WE might be the ones to get our One Old Green Bus and see a family dream come true...

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