16.8.07

Grown-Up Meme Game

For Debi: Moi At the Apple Farm, Oct. 2006 -
That's the best I could do at short notice, we don't want to scare the little kiddies


So many topics to deal with, so little time... Consequently, I will, in typical Rima fashion, settle on an escapist break, a (sorta) grown-up version of this unoriginal but still-funny online meme game, where you get to answer prying questions with just one word. I promise to not psychoanalyse.

Here are my 23 questions. If you'd like to play along - and please don't let me feel ridiculous by leaving me to twist in the wind by myself - copy the list, and put in your own answers like I did below. It's slightly less cruel than, say, asking (no, daring!) you to post a portrait. Or, if you're really, really brave, you can combine both.

  1. What is your favorite object?

  2. Do you have music on right now?

  3. What is the state of your hair?

  4. What is your favorite drink?

  5. What do you fear most

  6. What is your favourite season?

  7. Who did you hang out with this weekend?

  8. What are you not good at?

  9. What is the weather like?

  10. What is your favourite cookie?

  11. Do you have a real wish list?

  12. What is your favourite thing in your house?

  13. How did you grow up?

  14. What aren’t you wearing?

  15. What is your kitchen specialty?

  16. Where is your ideal summer spent?

  17. What is your favorite colour?

  18. What do you love?

  19. What’s your favourite word?

  20. What’s missing?

  21. Where were you in 1993?

  22. What’s your favourite timepiece?

  23. What are you not?

My profound answers:
Do you have music on right now? No
What is the state of your hair? Desperate
What is your favorite object? Laptop
What is your favorite drink? Tea
What do you fear most? Time
What is your favourite season? Fall
Who did you hang out with this weekend? Friends
What are you not good at? Lying
What is the weather like? Hot
What is your favourite cookie? Sablé
Do you have a real wish list? No
What is your favourite thing in your house? Antiques
How did you grow up? Worried
What aren’t you wearing? Shoes
What is your kitchen specialty? Eating
Where is your ideal summer spent? Beachfront
What is your favorite colour? Turquoise
What do you love? Peace
What’s your favourite word? Serendipity
What’s missing? Peace
Where were you in 1993? Montreal
What’s your favourite timepiece? Absent
What are you not? Hypocritical

29 comments:

Eleanor said...

I like 'How did you grow up?''Worried'! I think that says it all, certainly for me. I also like your kitchen speciality which shows a woman with good appetites and no time for slavish domesticity. LOL

Rima said...

Eleanor, you're too kind! Fortunately, when I do do (doodoo?) the slavish dometicity thing, I like to think of it as my Domestic Diva Thing. Considering that I am a geriatric mother of 2 elementary school-age girls, I do that a lot.

Julie said...

what the hell...I'll play(analyze me this way...if I made this list tomorrorw, it would probably be completely different!)

What is your favorite object? pencil

Do you have music on right now? no

What is the state of your hair? clean

What is your favorite drink? pepsi

What do you fear most? death

What is your favourite season? fall

Who did you hang out with this weekend? family

What are you not good at? art

What is the weather like? HOT

What is your favourite cookie? large

Do you have a real wish list? nope

What is your favourite thing in your house? daughter

How did you grow up? nerdy

What aren’t you wearing? shoes

What is your kitchen specialty? entertaining

Where is your ideal summer spent? slow

What is your favorite colour? green

What do you love? blurfing

What’s your favourite word? $hit

What’s missing? company

Where were you in 1993? bars

What’s your favourite timepiece? patek

What are you not? comfortable

Julie said...

haha!! blog surfing= blurfing :)

Neda said...

Just 1 minute before I go to the airport! I want to play too!! BTW: great smile. Kisses!

Do you have music on right now? In my head yes

What is the state of your hair? just got it cut, W says hi!

What is your favorite object? my husband? lol

What is your favorite drink? coffee with milk and sugar

What do you fear most? losing a loved one, getting some kind of a horrible deblitating disease

What is your favourite season? none and all

Who did you hang out with this weekend? Dad and Ramsey

What are you not good at? do you have to ask?! cooking, making conversation with people I dislike, shall I go on?

What is the weather like? don't know...I'm having a panic attack right now

What is your favourite cookie? peanut butter

Do you have a real wish list? yes...why? are you planning to surprise me?

What is your favourite thing in your house? my art books and my cds

How did you grow up? I don't think I ever grew up!...But if I had to answer: Very sheltered

What aren’t you wearing? a smile because I have to go now

What is your kitchen specialty? burning stuff and messing up all the recipes I try

Where is your ideal summer spent? anywhere exotic where the temperature does not go over 70F

What is your favorite colour? tough choice..I know which colors I don't like (like a certain kind of orange...)

What do you love? my family

What’s your favourite word? home

What’s missing? I have to agree with you: peace and kindness in this world

Where were you in 1993? I wasn't born yet!!

What’s your favourite timepiece? anything with real or fake diamonds

What are you not? predictable

Love...gotta go. That was therapeutic ...well sort of...

Neda said...

RIMA!!!! Stop already. Geriatric, my foot! Okay...Now I am smiling!

Rima said...

Julie, yep, I figured as much, darlin' ;-)

Neda, sweetie, ONE WORD ANSWERS. No one ever listens to me. But I'll forgive you because you did this in some crappy airport.

Debi said...

Wello hello YOU!

I knew it. I knew it. I knew you would have a fantastic smile that would make me smile right along with you! Just as I'm doing right now while I write this.

You look like everything you are here. You look pretty, happy, warm, and enthusiastic. And those twinkling dark eyes that show there is a world of intensity, love, and intelligence behind them.

I love, love, love your pretty face and I am so happy to you shared it with us. Now if I should bump into you (it could happen), I can scream RIMMMMMMA! Just before I embrace you, jumping up and down.

Sue O'Kieffe said...

Do you have music on right now?No
What is the state of your hair?In need of a dye job and a good washing
What is your favorite drink?Coffee
What do you fear most? Dying alone
What is your favourite season? Fall
Who did you hang out with this weekend? My friend Rich
What are you not good at? Math and science
What is the weather like?temperate
What is your favourite cookie?chocolate chip
Do you have a real wish list? yes
What is your favourite thing in your house? My computer
How did you grow up? timid
What aren’t you wearing?a bra
What is your kitchen specialty?soup
Where is your ideal summer spent? where i live
What is your favorite colour? yellow,turquoise, and burgundy
What do you love? serenity
What’s your favourite word?F**K
What’s missing?a cat
Where were you in 1993?in a different apartment
What’s your favourite timepiece? beats me
What are you not? An accoutant

And Rima, you are totally adorable...

Frances said...

lovely smile, I told you that before. Hair is different from the photo I've seen. You are pretty and you look happy, what more do you want, ya mara?
If you are geriatric, I am over the hill and far away. what is it 'Gravida what?' they call you when you are an oldie having a baby - and it starts from 30 I believe... just to make modern women feel guilty, so they produce their 2.4 kids before the age of 25 and are Mums forever. Questions are too difficult. I don't have definite enough unchanging tastes - maybe I'll try tomorrow. I am not posting a pic of myself, too old and not photogenic enough - I always look best from afar.... hur hur ;-)

Frances said...

O go on then - I just won't answer anything I am not sure about.

What is your favorite object?
Getting there.

Do you have music on right now?
Yes
What is the state of your hair?
immature
What is your favorite drink?
fluids
What do you fear most
fear

What is your favourite season?
now

Who did you hang out with this weekend?
beloved people

What are you not good at?
being decisive

What is the weather like?
lovely

What is your favourite cookie?
dunno

Do you have a real wish list?
- it's more of a to do list

What is your favourite thing in your house?
the people

How did you grow up?
I will never know - that's if I did

What aren’t you wearing?
well

What is your kitchen specialty?
making an awful mess and not washing up

Where is your ideal summer spent?
unprintable - not family friendly

What is your favorite colour?
can't answer - I dislike very few colours - it is more certain combinations of colours I hate

What do you love?
Nearly everything except cruelty and spite

What’s your favourite word?
Yes

What’s missing?
all but 2 of my brain cellls

Where were you in 1993?
all over the place probably

What’s your favourite timepiece?
my fake signee watch given to me by my ex sister in law when she was dying - it means a great deal to me.

What are you not?
perfect in any way

Rima said...

ONE WORD ANSWERS, PEOPLE! Stop cheating!!! I could've written a dissertation too, but that's not the game, sheesh.. Julie GOT it! even though she thinks I'm a little slow.

Sue O'Kieffe said...

hey 3 words is better than a paragraph :p

Bobbie said...

Rima, I absolutely love your sweet face. I've wondered and wondered what you look like and now I can put a face with that wonderful quirky personality of yours!

Ok..sticking to the game:

Do you have music on right now? No
What is the state of your hair? whathair?
What is your favorite object? Jeep
What is your favorite drink? Tea
What do you fear most? Loss
What is your favourite season? Spring
Who did you hang out with this weekend? Dogs
What are you not good at? Socializing
What is the weather like? Boiling
What is your favourite cookie? Sugar
Do you have a real wish list? Yes
What is your favourite thing in your house? Chest
How did you grow up? Afraid
What aren’t you wearing? Bra
What is your kitchen specialty? Cooking
Where is your ideal summer spent? Ocean
What is your favorite colour? Red
What do you love? Animals
What’s your favourite word? Joy
What’s missing? Peace
Where were you in 1993? Gilmer,TX
What’s your favourite timepiece? None
What are you not? Stylish

Fawzan Barrage said...

What is your favorite object?
My #14 Kolinsky brush

Do you have music on right now?
No (everyone is asleep!)

What is the state of your hair?
Arizona

What is your favorite drink?
Lagavolin (single Malt)

What do you fear most
Failure

What is your favourite season?
Fall

Who did you hang out with this weekend?
You :-)

What are you not good at?
Conflict

What is the weather like?
Calm

What is your favourite cookie?
You!

Do you have a real wish list?
Yes

What is your favourite thing in your house?
Daughters

How did you grow up?
Too fast

What aren’t you wearing?
Shoes

What is your kitchen specialty?
Eating

Where is your ideal summer spent?
In Dhour Shwayr

What is your favorite colour?
Yellow

What do you love?
You and the Girls!

What’s your favourite word?
Ya3ni

What’s missing?


Where were you in 1993?
Montreal

What’s your favourite timepiece?
Ckerical Staff at 4:45pm

What are you not?
ummmmm... witty??

hala said...

What is your favorite object? my red birkenstocks!

Do you have music on right now? no

What is the state of your hair? tied up!

What is your favorite drink? vodka martini, dirrrrty!!!

What do you fear most? death

What is your favourite season? spring

Who did you hang out with this weekend? friends

What are you not good at? lying

What is the weather like? hot

What is your favourite cookie? double choc-chip

Do you have a real wish list? yes

What is your favourite thing in your house? my sofa

How did you grow up? happy

What aren’t you wearing? my bra!!

What is your kitchen specialty? the kitchen!

Where is your ideal summer spent? Seychelles?

What is your favorite colour? purple

What do you love? life

What’s your favourite word? chocolate

What’s missing? the answer to this question!

Where were you in 1993? getting married!

What’s your favourite timepiece? mom's falamank necklace (which was stolen, btw!)

What are you not? thin!

Sweet Irene said...

It's so nice to meet you Rima and to see the wonderful face that goes with the wonderful personality. I copied your list to my blog and will answer it there and be as honest as I can. I will post a picture as soon as I have a good one.

Sweet Irene said...

Well, I chickened out about putting it on my weblog, so I'll put it here like evrybody else did and answer it to the best of my ability.
1. What is your favorite object? Mug

2.

Do you have music on right now? No
3.

What is the state of your hair? Unruly
4.

What is your favorite drink? Coffee
5. What do you fear most? Murderers

6. What is your favourite season? Summer

7. Who did you hang out with this weekend? Eduard

8. What are you not good at? Math

9. What is the weather like? Changeable

10. What is your favourite cookie? Shortbread

11. Do you have a real wish list? Yes

12. What is your favourite thing in your house? Computer

13. How did you grow up? Disturbed

14. What aren’t you wearing? Necklace

15. What is your kitchen specialty? Soup

16. Where is your ideal summer spent? Sonoma

17. What is your favorite colour? Green

18. What do you love? Nature

19. What’s your favourite word? Actually

20. What’s missing? Worldpeace

21. Where were you in 1993? Sonoma

22. What’s your favourite timepiece? Big Ben

23. What are you not? Beautiful

Rima said...

Ooh, this is even more fun that I thought it would be! I promise I turned off the psychoanalytic switch! And I love how Fawzan sucks up to me! Like I'm buying it. Even Hala got in the game! And now we know that our least favourite items of clothing are shoes and bras, and we're mostly looking forward to fall. Also that we all have a delicious sense of humour. Thanks!

Debi said...

Am I too late? Are the polls closed? May I answer just a few questions with compound words and parenthetical remarks?

1. What is your favorite object? Camera
2.Do you have music on right now? iPod
3.What is the state of your hair? Graying
4. What is your favorite drink? Diet (Coke)
5. What do you fear most? Alone
6. What is your favourite season? Fall
7. Who did you hang out with this weekend? Myself
8. What are you not good at? Organization
9. What is the weather like? Overcast
10. What is your favourite cookie? Homemade
11. Do you have a real wish list? Yes
12. What is your favourite thing in your house? Photos
13. How did you grow up? On-the-move
14. What aren’t you wearing? Clothes (I'm in PJs)
15. What is your kitchen specialty? Impromptu
16. Where is your ideal summer spent? Brummana
17. What is your favorite colour? Blue(s)
18. What do you love? Life
19. What’s your favourite word? Knucklehead
20. What’s missing? Certainty
21. Where were you in 1993? Odessa (Texas, not Russia)
22. What’s your favourite timepiece? Calendar (on my blog)
23. What are you not? Thin

Debi said...

I just have to say one more time how happy I am that I have a beautiful face to go with that beautiful person now. Thank you, thank you, thank you, Rima.

Frances said...

Was Fawzan wearing his bra is what I want to know?
LOL - Men's Liberation....

Fawzan Barrage said...

Frances!! Rima won't let me use hers!!!!!!!!!!

Frances said...

Fawzan, what a meanie she is! And she looks so kind and jolly in her photograph! - LOL

wissam said...

What is your favorite object?
my sketch pad
Do you have music on right now?
Yes
What is the state of your hair?almost bold

What is your favorite drink?tequila shot

What do you fear most?
Ebola viruse

What is your favourite season?spring

Who did you hang out with this weekend?
Friends
What are you not good at?
Making business plan

What is the weather like?
hot

What is your favourite cookie?biscuit Lu

Do you have a real wish list?
No

What is your favourite thing in your house?
My room
How did you grow up?
Happy but fast

What aren’t you wearing?
Pants

What is your kitchen specialty?Labneh

Where is your ideal summer spent?Sailing boat

What is your favorite colour?
Blue

What do you love?
my wife and kids
What’s your favourite word?
Don't worry be Happy

What’s missing?
Nothing

Where were you in 1993?
Getting married
What’s your favourite timepiece?


What are you not?
What I will be

Audrey said...

1. What is your favorite object? iPod (At the moment)
2. Do you have music on right now? no
3. What is the state of your hair? sleepy
4. What is your favorite drink? Sweet Iced Tea. (none of this preservative, raspberry stuff, give me home brewed with sugar!)
5. What do you fear most? Geese
6. What is your favourite season? Fall
7. Who did you hang out with this weekend? David
8. What are you not good at? dancing
9. What is the weather like? Alarming (49 deg F)
10. What is your favourite cookie? chocolatechip
11. Do you have a real wish list? somedays
12. What is your favourite thing in your house? iwi (the cat)
13. How did you grow up? loved
14. What aren’t you wearing? jewelry
15. What is your kitchen specialty? mess
16. Where is your ideal summer spent? outside
17. What is your favorite colour? green
18. What do you love? Fried Okra
19. What’s your favourite word? infrequent (eh eh, get it? the words I love are the ones I use infrequently, including the word infrequent! :P)
20. What’s missing? Family
21. Where were you in 1993? 5th grade
22. What’s your favourite timepiece? Broken
23. What are you not? Fancy

I Love the photo of you. It is such a fun photo. You look happy and lovely. Thank you so much for sharing.

Debi said...

Fawzan, I've read your answers three times but I finally got it "state of hair" = Arizona. I laughed belatedly and heartily!

Julie, I agree with you. Ask me tomorrow and my answers will be different.

Neda, I love your answer "home."

Sue, I love your answer "f**k." Made me laugh. It's honest. And sometimes it's the only word that will do.

Frances, I want to know where your favorite summer place is! Unprintable? Not family friendly? Can I go with you next summer?

Mom (Bobbie), I had no idea red was your favorite color. It suits you. And yes you are too stylish. Eleven-acre-country-woods-where's-my pitch for-style! Just joking. But close, eh?

Hala? Who's Hala and will we be hearing more from her?

Irene, I fear murderers too. But I'm sorry you reminded me!

Wissam, I'm also afraid of ebola. Again, I'm sorry to be reminded. As a matter of fact, I'm afraid of everything every one else answered. Sheeze! What a question!

Audrey, no wait. I change my mind. I'm not afraid of Geese, I'm pretty sure. And your answer to "How I grew up" brought tears to my eyes. I'm so happy you knew and felt you were loved. Because it is true. I loved and love you with all my heart.

I loved this meme. Thanks Rima! Look at all these comments :) You sure know how to make the blogosphere a happy, happening place.

Rima said...

Thanks, Debi! I had twice the fun because I could read the answers on my email first and a second time when I look at my blog.

Hala is Wissam's wife, who is Fawzan's nephew (F&W are the same age, they call us uncle and auntie out of respect - NOT!). She's also the fabuloso confectioner I've been talking about - her company Cocoa&Co is now online (next post for the address). Wissam is the painter that I have on my gallery. He's also very cute and I love him. Hala too, she's very cute and I love her too.

Anonymous said...

From my friend Brenda, who won't do this by herself (now she would be one heck of a blogger):

What is your favorite object? my piano (my instrument as your laptop is yours)

Do you have music on right now? no


What is the state of your hair? hopeless as usual

What is your favorite drink? a good red wine


What do you fear most? responsibility


What is your favourite season? fall


Who did you hang out with this weekend? friends (from Edmonton settling their now grown up daughter! into LaSalle college here... will I be there for her???)


What are you not good at? accepting (limits, time, loss, gain....)


What is the weather like? nice (for a change, coolish)


What is your favourite cookie? multigrain chocolate chip


Do you have a real wish list? yes (it has one item on it)


What is your favourite thing in your house? its colours


How did you grow up? dominated


What aren’t you wearing? my (extremely expensive) new glasses (which the opticians don't seem interested in properly fitting)


What is your kitchen specialty? (yours wasn't just eating as you well know my love... no one cooks better than you do) lately, risotto (easy and wonderfully goey)


Where is your ideal summer spent? beach


What is your favorite colour? blue


What do you love? reconnecting


What’s your favourite word? meow (my home language)


What’s missing? sustainability


Where were you in 1993? Montreal


What’s your favourite timepiece? anything that works (most of mine have reasons for not doing their job)


What are you not? well managed