Community Network Meme

Blogging Meme

Hopefully there are a lot more people participating in this meme than I am aware of. Either way I am thankful for those who attached themselves to this project. I would also like to acknowledge that two of my friends, Cherlyn and Judy helped me come up with several of the questions. I neglected to thank them in the initial post.

Here are my answers.

1. If you could interview anyone on your blog (alive or dead) who would you chose and why?

If I could interview anyone for my blog I think I would chose Prince. He’s not one to give many interviews and what a score that would be and how many visitors would stop by here despite the name of the blog! It would be Prince.

2. What do you feel is your strength as a blogger?

My writing skills certainly are not a strength of mine so I would have to say my imagination. So far I’ve had a great many posts that I have not seen any where else on the Internet. Not to say that the ideas aren’t there, I just haven’t found any. The idea I had to invite all the people on my blogroll to a Nude Dinner Party surely sounds like something only I would think of.

3. Can you share a little bit about yourself that you have not already mentioned on your blog?

I believe that because of the things I was able to accomplish as a teen, I secretly in the back of my mind wanted to be a spy. I don’t like the ideas of guns or being dead, but still I like the intrigue and the rewards for ‘king and country”, so to speak. Never thought of it before but perhaps that is why I never miss a James Bond movie.

4. If you were forced to change the name of your blog, what would you change it to? Why?

I would have to be forced! If I had to change the name I think it would be something like A Blog About Nothing. Like Seinfeld, my blog is filled with so many different and unusual posts that I couldn’t put it into just one category. It would have to be a blog about everything and nothing.

5. What do you think is the most fulfilling part of being a blogger?

Friends and the interaction between people from many lands and languages. I have visited blogs and used Google Translate just so I could read the interesting posts. I’ve learned a few words in different languages like Portuguese, Tagalog and Spanish words I didn’t know. Making friends is the best part of blogging. I wish the interaction between people who I am friends with were more than just a few emails and comments.

6. What would you do with your last day if you found you had only one more day to live?

I would spend the day in prayer. I am not a religious person but knowing you are going to die in 24 hours would most likely give me a new perspective on heaven and hell. There is a bigger possibility that there is a God than there isn’t so if I knew I was going to die I would spend it praying and saying goodbye to family and friends.

7. You’ve been doing medical research for decades and have finally found a cure. What was it that you found a cure for and why did you choose this particular ailment?

There is no specific disease that I would give a name to but whatever disease out there is the number one killer of children is the disease I would cure. Most definitely!

8. What is your most guilty pleasure?

I don’t think I have a pleasure that I feel guilty about after being able to partake of. Embarrassed or ashamed of, yes! I have said this before on Morning Erection, but in case (and I’m hoping this is the case), you don’t know…. I watch iCarly on Nickelodeon. I love the show and I even missed an episode of 24 so I could watch the iCarly special when Sam told Carly that she and Freddy had kissed. iCarly beat 24 in the ratings that night too.

9. Answer only one. What is your favorite book, movie or TV show?

This changes often but right now my favorite show is still NCIS. Psych is a close second only because my second favorite show, Undercovers was canceled.

10. What do you think is the very best smell in the world? The one smell that can take you back to a time and place of a very vivid memory in your past?

Due to the nature of my true answer I cannot answer. There might be some youngins reading this post and I wanted all answers to be G rated. I don’t think I specified that in the original meme post idea, but I do. That being said, my second favorite smell is apple pie. Apple pie with the cinnamon and lemon wafting through the air, takes me to many places. My grandmother’s house on summer nights. Elementary school eating the school’s apple crisp. It didn’t compare to an apple pie, but the smells were very similar.

That was fun! Thanks to all who stopped by. Now I have some sites to go visit! If you enjoyed reading this, it’s not too late to take part in. Just copy and paste the questions into your blog or on FaceBook or any social media and answer the questions. Please refer back to this site when posting.

1. exCOMMUNICADO
2. Over A Cup Of Coffee
3. Scent Of My Heart
4. IDIOTBOX
5. Femininity iMagazine
6. The Liminal State
7. Connoisseur of the Feminine Physique
8. Fraudulent Mind
9. Iron Cook: American
10. Humanity vs. The Apocalypse
11. A Rose Is A Rose
12. Morpho Designs
13. That Chick Person
14. Finding The Humor
15. Just Kissie
16. My World Is Getting Smaller Every Day
17. What’s Up With That?!?
18. The Past To The Present
19. Coffeeboi Streetwalker
20. Chatterbox Dude
21. Hypertransitory
22. FreshLittleHands Blog

On Saturday November 27th, a blogger from a site called Sunday Stealing found out about our meme and was not aware of the December 12th post date. So the meme has been started early. I would like for you to include the sites listed below in the sites you visit on December 12th. Just remember to look for their November 27th or 28th post instead of December 12th when you visit them. Thank you. They are calling it the Baker’s Meme.

1. Lady Grinning Soul
2. Ellas Devil
3. Princess Wannabe
4. nina
5. Bud Weiser
6. aneerietapestry
7. Harriet
8. Sangita
9. Jennyholic
10. Marites, Pinaylighterside
11. Hazel
12. Trish @ Thoughts Online
13. Misc. Ramblings
14. The Gal Herself
15. A Housewife Little Abode
16. Reymos

17. DIXIE CHICK
18. Bag of Thoughts
19. zoan
20. Chie Wilks
21. Sanctuary of my Emotions
22. ai Ne
23. medhini
24. HOOTIN’ ANNI
25. Chris
26. Marie
27. Mig
28. In the Company of Me
29. Kamikazee Girl
30. Shaz- sexy
31.
DJ Kathy A

32. Candy @soulistic. org
33. Mary Anne’s Musings
34. The Peregrinator
35. Kwizgiver
36. Hearts Make Families
37. Postcards Crossing
38. Rebecca
39. akawest
40. Shy’s Mixed thoughts
41. Paula
42. Jaquandor
43. Jigs Blogged Life
44. Kimmy
45. Captured Memories
46. Christine
47. Cat. (finally up)
48. mair
49. jenie=)
50. I. Shall. Blog. About. It
51. jared’s mum

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  1. #1 by Pedro on December 17, 2010 - 2:40 PM

    Great questions. I’ve never done a meme before but I like your questions.

    • #2 by Tom Baker on December 20, 2010 - 8:39 PM

      If you have a blog or start one soon, participate in the next one.

  2. #3 by Kissie on December 16, 2010 - 1:38 AM

    Tom, great answers!

    1. Prince is an excellent choice … not only would the artist be intriguing but you could make some $$$ for his time!

    2. If I had to answer this one for you, I would say it is your CREATIVITY. I LOVE the name of this blog even though it and your “email address” both got you sent to my spam folder without passing go or collecting $200.

    4. A Blog About Nothing … I’ve been on that site before. ;-) (joking) Some would probably say that about mine.

    6. You just said a whole lot — probably more than you think.

    8. You are so right, why does it have to be GUILT?!

    9. What about Monk, you have to love Monk …. how can you see Psych and not love Monk? :-)

    10. Speechless

    • #4 by Tom Baker on December 16, 2010 - 9:51 AM

      I’m glad you liked my answers. Of course I liked Monk but to be honest for some reason now that it canceled, I don’t enjoy the reruns anymore. Monk will always be a favorite TV character for me though.

  3. #5 by Chuck on December 15, 2010 - 11:34 AM

    Hey Tom,

    This is kinda embarrassing but I’m sorry I didn’t get around to your responses till now. I guess with all the excitement and curiosity to see oif those on the list actually created the article, I sorta forgot to check the main site where this started.

    You answers were great, I especially like # 8. I watch iCarly too so don’t feel bad, although I probably would not skip a show like 24 (when it was good though) to watch iCarly but perhaps that’s because I am an Internet junkie and rather than watch shows on TV at the time and day they want us to I rather look it up online or download the episode and watch it at a later date of my choosing. usually weekends when I have extra time.

    You website is one of the most interesting ones I have seen so far and has become somewhat of an inspiration as I am a blogger novice working my way up to pro status someday. I tend to be timid about some of the topics I want to talk about and when i see people just go out and say it it makes me wanna do the same. I am currently working on a Meme of my own. Yours was so much fun I figured I would follow suit and maybe up the ante. Maybe you would be willing to give my draft a look over and give me your opinion on it. I am normally a spontaneous blogger where I usually post articles within a day or 2 of coming up with one but this one I want to take my time, make it good as the possibility of this spreading like wildfire is big and would not want to be known for the errors in it. LOL. I would even consider a joint project if you are interested. Why not? It would be nice to work on something with others, makes it more appealing in my opinion. let me know what you think so i can get you a copy of what I have so far. Thanks and great job on this meme. I am still working on the list as I plan on visiting every site on it and leave a post of my own and hopefully find more sites to join, follow and maybe even spread the word on my own blog as well.

    • #6 by Tom Baker on December 15, 2010 - 12:03 PM

      Chuck, I myself would like to be a pro one day. Don’t worry about how long it took you to check out my responses. Any five bloggers would have been fine. I didn’t expect everyone to stop by here. I am glad you did though.

      Love to see other adults who watch iCarly! I think I like watching OnDemand better than Hulu or something like that. I think it’s the size of the screen. When everything is HD and looks good on full screen, I might just change my mind. 24 was always great to me, but I was addicted.

      Thank you very much. I appreciate your compliments and humbly accept them. I too am a novice and I am happy that I have visitors and friends who look beyond the name of my blog and my little idiosyncrasies, and still come back every day. I don’t know if you know it or not but my wife has a very important job and since people get fired for their Facebook content and website content, I have chosen to keep myself relatively anonymous. No photos of me or her and I only use her middle name… You get the idea. That anonymity gives me the freedom to post things that I might normally keep to myself.

      I would be honored to take part in another meme or any type of collaboration with you. Send me what you have so far and I would be happy to check it out. I just started doing interviews on my site today and I would like for you to check that out and leave some comments for the photographer I interviewed. Thanks Chuck.

      PS> I was thinking that everyone who took part in the meme might want to continue with the theme. We could do one a month until all the bloggers got a chance to post their meme. Just an idea. I did like doing it. I look forward to hearing from you and I will post the answer to my favoritest smell on Dec 31st in my end of the year post.

  4. #7 by Carizza on December 15, 2010 - 5:59 AM

    I do not know which one to comment on first, Tom. But I will have to say I am curious about what is your number one choice for number 10. :))

    And I will have to agree that you are a one of a kind, being able to think of things I would have never imagined.

    BTW, iCarly huh? :))

    • #8 by Tom Baker on December 15, 2010 - 7:22 AM

      I am very glad you participated in this meme. I know school keeps you busy. Thanks for the compliment but if we do this again I would like for someone else to come up with the questions. Maybe all participants could take a month and make a meme up. What do you think?

      • #9 by Carizza on December 15, 2010 - 11:00 PM

        I put up my answers in the drafts folder so that it’d be scheduled for posting on the said date. I could’ve come up with better answers but what the heck, I just keep forgetting. :))

        Aww. Sayang. :)) [Tagalog]

        But the meme was fun really. I haven’t had much thrill in blogging before this. :)

    • #10 by Chuck on December 15, 2010 - 11:35 AM

      I have an idea what he means but I also will keep this G or PG 13. LOL.

      • #11 by Tom Baker on December 15, 2010 - 12:04 PM

        Sshhhh!

      • #12 by Carizza on December 15, 2010 - 11:01 PM

        Hint please? I ain’t got the slightest clue.

        • #13 by Tom Baker on December 15, 2010 - 11:08 PM

          How ’bout I email you?

          • #14 by Carizza on December 16, 2010 - 8:18 AM

            HAHA, okay, fair enough. :D

          • #15 by Tom Baker on December 16, 2010 - 9:48 AM

            I hope the email doesn’t change your opinion of me!

          • #16 by Carizza on December 17, 2010 - 4:47 AM

            HAHA, thank you for being honest, Tom. :D

          • #17 by Tom Baker on December 17, 2010 - 7:03 AM

            If I could bottle it and make a cologne I would!

          • #18 by Carizza on December 20, 2010 - 3:26 AM

            Err… That’s too odd. :)))

  5. #19 by Tara Summers on December 14, 2010 - 4:21 PM

    Love your answers. And don’t be worried. You would be surprised at how many adults watch iCarly. It can be a little offensive at times though.

    • #20 by Tom Baker on December 15, 2010 - 7:20 AM

      I have noticed that too but it’s mainly directed for adults.

  6. #21 by Melanie T on December 13, 2010 - 3:31 PM

    I LOVE NCIS LOVE IT! :)

    “I wish the interaction between people who I am friends with were more than just a few emails and comments.”
    Ditto!

    • #22 by Tom Baker on December 13, 2010 - 7:37 PM

      Well Melanie, you and several others definitely came to mind when I wrote that sentence. NCIS is great but not so much this season. What do you think?

  7. #23 by Iron Cook Carl on December 13, 2010 - 7:20 AM

    You have some really good answers Tom. I would say that you are right about your strength being your imagination. The creativity factor on your blog is astounding. Not to mention the time it must take to do some of the things you like. I would venture to say that your creativity brings great people to your site so perhaps your strength is more your personality and not just your imagination. I had fun with this so let’s do it again!

    • #24 by Tom Baker on December 13, 2010 - 8:49 AM

      Thanks for being a part of this and I appreciate your generous praise.

  8. #25 by Jamie Dedes, all rights reserved on December 12, 2010 - 7:15 PM

    Well done … and I’m done in with other obligations, Tom, but I enjoyed your responses and those of Blaga.

    You were on my site asking to post a poem. I answered the comment there, but don’t know if you picked it up. I think I may have said I’d email you. – I’m on overload. – Anyway, the short answer is “yes” … would be honored. Just let me know when you do. Thanks!

    Blog on …

    • #26 by Tom Baker on December 12, 2010 - 7:42 PM

      Thank you Jamie. I surely will let you know when your poem gets posted. Poetic License for December is scheduled for tomorrow. I hope you come by and see the great poets from this month. I appreciate you dropping by to see the answers to the meme. Have a great week.

  9. #27 by Quianna on December 12, 2010 - 7:09 PM

    Great answers. This was fun and challenging! I forgot to tell you that I wanted to be a part of this but I thought I had. I did my answers so I hope you will stop by to see them. Sorry I didn’t notify you earlier. I will visit some other sites on your list. If you ever do this again I want to be on the list. Thanks Tom!

    • #28 by Tom Baker on December 12, 2010 - 7:46 PM

      Quianna, I’m sorry. I hope I didn’t forget to add it. I was just to your site and left a comment.

  10. #29 by John Garrett on December 12, 2010 - 4:30 PM

    A Prince interview would never be boring that’s for sure. Another blog had mentioned interviewing Michael Jackson, the two of them together in one room for an interview would be awesome!

    And also I certainly wouldn’t say your writing skills are lacking in any way shape or form. I know I plan on returning to read more so keep up the good work and thanks for starting up the meme. Peace!

    • #30 by Tom Baker on December 12, 2010 - 5:50 PM

      If I could get that interview… I really want to know about his friendship with Michael and who really won their one on one game!

  11. #31 by southwindtrails on December 12, 2010 - 3:01 PM

    It was fun to find out more about you, like your love of the show iCarly or that you like NCIS (Which I LOVE too, my brother and I own all the seasons) This meme was fun, and I got to find out lots of fun facts about people I don’t know!

    • #32 by Tom Baker on December 12, 2010 - 5:51 PM

      Do you like the new NCIS in LA? You had great answers and it was fun. Maybe someone else will start one soon.

      • #33 by southwindtrails on December 12, 2010 - 5:58 PM

        I have only seen a few episodes so I’m really not sure. I not much for spin-off shows but I want to give this one a chance.

  12. #34 by Scent of my heart on December 12, 2010 - 2:40 PM

    Sorry Tom I couldn’t do the post, I had troubles with pc, work …..etc.etc. I’m sorry!

    • #35 by Scent of my heart on December 12, 2010 - 3:04 PM

      Did it now, not the way I wanted to be, but still to participate! Once again I’m sorry!

    • #36 by Tom Baker on December 12, 2010 - 5:32 PM

      No worries. It’s just a little fun. You don’t have to apologize!

      • #37 by Scent of my heart on December 13, 2010 - 2:38 PM

        Thanks for stopping by to read my quickly made post, just wondering what is that you wanted to know more about me? :) Here I’ll share something with you… I like my bed to be with perfectly strained sheets, if in the middle of the night the sheets go with wrinkles I get up and make them nice again. I color-coordinate my clothes :) and I like being on a metro platform when the metro trains from both directions happen to come at the same time, I like the effect cause by the sound and the air … How was that?

        • #38 by Tom Baker on December 13, 2010 - 2:47 PM

          That was great! I liked the information about the metro. There isn’t anything specific I wanted to know. I was just hoping to get something new! Thanks but you didn’t have to do that.

  13. #39 by thatchickperson on December 12, 2010 - 11:52 AM

    Great answers! Especially loved the one about iCarly! Just so you know, I used to watch it too =D

    • #40 by Tom Baker on December 12, 2010 - 12:12 PM

      What do you mean used to? Thanks for participating!

  14. #41 by Kelly Hay on December 12, 2010 - 11:17 AM

    Interesting post! Thanks for doing this ~ now I’m off to read some of the other participants’ answers!

    • #42 by Tom Baker on December 12, 2010 - 11:27 AM

      Thanks for coming by Kelly. Feel free to continue the meme on your site. I for one would love to see your answers! (hint hint).

  15. #43 by Scott K. Moore on December 12, 2010 - 10:11 AM

    Great answers Tom. If you are interested, I took part in this but it doesn’t seem my Tumblr site allows for comments. I’m gonna fiddle around and see if I can maybe change themes but so far no luck. You can look at my answers though. Good idea and good questions.

    • #44 by Tom Baker on December 13, 2010 - 7:40 PM

      Sorry. I hope you can find a theme that will allow comments.

  16. #45 by Reymos on December 12, 2010 - 9:40 AM

    Hello Tom… Again many thanks for having this meme project. Indeed it paved off and thru SundayStealing there were more bloggers partipated and some of their posts I already read them on that week that the meme was featured in the site. Im curious why Prince, not only that he does not accept much of interviews. What questions do you want to ask? Being a spy is not a bad idea, but Im not good on that – I cant keep secrets!!! lol… I love apple pie too…

    • #46 by Tom Baker on December 12, 2010 - 9:47 AM

      Prince writes and creates thousands of songs that are in his vault and might never hit the airways/airwaves, and I would ask him how many albums does he think will be made after his death. I’d ask him about his friendship with Michael Jackson. I have plenty of questions to ask. Prince is one of my favorite singer/musicians/genius.

  17. #47 by GravureLover on December 12, 2010 - 8:54 AM

    Good answers Mr. Baker. Of course there is a God. Haven’t you seen his greatest creation — woman? This was much more interesting than I thought it would be when Ron suggested it. Good idea to get bloggers together but I noticed lots of folks on your top list did not do this. Shame on them.

    • #48 by Tom Baker on December 12, 2010 - 9:10 AM

      I’m happy you two participated. Thanks.

  18. #49 by Cherlyn on December 12, 2010 - 8:18 AM

    Nice answers Tom! iCarly eh? That’s adorable! And I totally have a guess as to what your favourite smell is, and if it is what I’m thinking of, teehee! haha.

    Thanks for creating this Tom, it was a really fun! And now I’ve learnt a lot about you that I didn’t know before :)

    • #50 by Tom Baker on December 12, 2010 - 8:21 AM

      I’ll give you a big hint. It is also the name of a movie.

      • #51 by Cherlyn on December 12, 2010 - 9:45 AM

        Seriously, the first thought that popped into my head was “Fried Green Tomatoes”. But I can’t think of any mainstream films with a dirtyish name like I was thinking lol.

        • #52 by Tom Baker on December 12, 2010 - 9:49 AM

          I never saw that movie but I will email you!

  19. #53 by Melinda on December 12, 2010 - 7:47 AM

    Awesome answers. I want to be a spy too without the guns. We should start our own spy agency where all we do is dress cool and sneak around pretending to be doing important investigations. Unfortunately that wouldn’t pay well. Ha ha I like iCarly too. I think you are a great writer and a genius for pulling off a virtual dinner party. Thanks for putting this together. It’s fun!!

    • #54 by Tom Baker on December 12, 2010 - 8:22 AM

      Spys are great (in the movies and TV) anyway. It was fun! I think I like being called a genius.

      • #55 by Melinda on December 12, 2010 - 1:37 PM

        I totally forgot to mention that an interview with Prince would be awesome. As a teen I had my walls painted purple and the Purple Rain poster up. That man is beyond talented.

        • #56 by Tom Baker on December 12, 2010 - 1:55 PM

          A genius with music but a bad actor! Still loved Purple Rain though. I wrote a poem for Poetic License in January. I hate to let the cat out of the bag, but I used 26 lines from 26 songs of his songs and inserted a line of my poetry in between his words. I thought it was creative although I wish it had turned out better. I tell you this so when it comes out you can critique it for me.

          • #57 by Melinda on December 14, 2010 - 7:31 AM

            Oo I want to see that. How fun in that you could try to guess the song for each line!

  20. #58 by Anklebuster on December 12, 2010 - 1:43 AM

    Tom, you skipped #1! Was that on purpose?

    I’ve been enjoying the early returns and yours is only the SECOND indirect reference to something naughty. LOL
    Yours is also the SECOND to mention Seinfeld. Who is this guy?

    Your imagination is definitely a strength! This meme, the nude party and some other concepts are definitely unique to me!
    Congratulations on pulling this off.

    Cheers,

    Mitch

    • #59 by Tom Baker on December 12, 2010 - 8:23 AM

      Sorry about that, I guess I just forgot but I did fix it. You are just kidding about Seinfeld right!

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