Looking For Quacks In The Pavement

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The First Sentence Meme

Now’s as good a time as any for a silly meme, seeing as how I haven’t done one in a little while, and also seeing as how I seem to be all out of posting inspiration. Call it the post-BloPoMo slump. Call it Eloise for all I care, really. Anyway, here goes:

Post the first sentence from the first entry of each month this year.

JAN: “I set myself a modest goal, three hundred sixty five days or so ago, of posting entries on at least 95% of the days of the calendar year and getting the overall site posting rate up into the upper 60 percent range (at the time it was at about 63%).” (Remember when I accomplished my personal goals? Ah, those were the days.)

FEB: “I didn’t set out to spend a week avoiding my writing duties.” (Thus begins one of the most-commented-upon posts of my entire journal, in which I detail my experience with an IM spammer.)

MAR: “I went to several minutes’ work to create this little monstrosity for a comment on a LiveJournal entry, so by golly I’m going to inflict it on I mean, share it with my adoring fans.” (I filked, sort of. This is back before I lost my job and, thus, any desire to create much of anything.)

APR: “Twice in the last twelve hours I’ve called the (polite, efficient, helpful) Dedicated Hosting support techs at Infinity Internet (our new hosts!) to reboot this webserver.” (It took moving to yet another server, several months later, to make the worst of our website problems go away.)

MAY: “To Whom It May Concern: Perhaps your company or similar organization requires someone of considerable skill with computer technology.” (The “please hire me!” posting. I was sliding rapidly toward complete despair at this point.)

JUN: “Because Lil’ did it, and because I haven’t posted in a while, and because well, meh.” (It was a meme post. Go figure.)

JUL: “No more “unenjoyment” for this little grey duck!” (This may be the happiest post in my entire year.)

AUG: “If you catch the killer, red-handed even, and it’s a hot day in late July, and you gun him down (you’ll figure out how to make it look like self defense later) does that make it a summer-y execution?” (As George Carlin once quipped, “These are the thoughts that kept me out of the really good schools.” Yes, I think of stuff like this all the time. You’d see more of it here if I could remember any of it long enough to get to a computer…)

SEP: “Via collision detection, I bring you the results of my recent fiddling about with the Official Seal Generator.” (It’s a fun toy, what can I say?)

OCT: “I flaked, oh yes indeed, on the real-life update thing.” (Understatement of the decade.)

NOV: “Wait, what? It’s November already?” (One exclamation, one sentence. So what?)

DEC: “So, after a solid 30 days’ posting, I decided to take a few days off.” (The first sentence in the previous post, no less. Heh.)

And because I adore you people, I’ll crank out another posting later on today. Who rocks the Casbah, baby? (Speaking of which: Do people actually have problems with that line from The Clash’s most famous song? Because, you know, I keep hearing an idiotic commercial on the radio, and, huh? If you think they’re singing about a catbox, you need professional help.)

Naming Meme

Nayad posted her rendition of this (at a friend-locked LiveJournal post, unfortunately), and I was amused enough to go ahead and do the deed. It’s all her fault, right down to convincing me not to weasel out of it on account of not having actual/current names for some of the entries. So, here goes nothing.

1. YOUR SPY NAME: (middle name and current street name)
Peter San Rafael It could’ve been worse, I suppose. In the old house? Peter Long.

2. YOUR MOVIE STAR NAME: (grandfather/grandmother on your dad’s side, your favorite candy)
Frederick Tootsie Roll Note to self, never become a movie star. And I want the Internet to know that I thought about fudging this answer… ha ha… and picking either Whopper or York (for the Peppermint Patties). Frederick York wouldn’t be so bad, now would it?

3. YOUR RAP NAME (first initial of first name, first three or four letters of your last name)
K Kere Okay, whatever.

4. YOUR GAMER TAG: (a favorite color, a favorite animal)
Grey Duck Wow. I bet you’re all shocked by this one.

5. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name, city where you were born)
Peter Ketchikan

6. YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (first 3 letters of your last name, last 3 letters of mother’s maiden name, first 3 letters of your pet’s Name)
Ker Kel Pie Righto. For the record: The last time I owned a pet, it was a cat named Piemur. Go ahead and laugh if you must. And, yes, I was am an Anne McCaffrey fanboy.

7. JEDI NAME: (middle name spelled backwards, your mom’s maiden name spelled backwards)
Retep Yeslek It’s almost as good as my first and last names spelled backwards…

8. PORN STAR NAME: (first pet’s name, the street you grew up on)
Trouble Keller Let’s be clear about something: If you’ve paid attention to my journal recently, you know that I grew up on many streets. This one happens to be the location of the little white house in Brewster, WA in which Mom landed us after moving us out of her mother’s place up in Indian Dan Canyon. So… it’ll do, even though we weren’t there very long. Somehow I don’t think “Trouble Highway 173” would roll off the tongue quite as well. Oh, yes, Trouble was the name of our cat in the second apartment in The Bronx when I was a wee lad. (See? I can remember some stuff!)

9. SUPERHERO NAME: (“The”, your favorite color, the automobile your dad drives)
The Grey Schwinn Because, you know, I’m pretty sure a Schwinn bicycle is the closest thing to a personal vehicle that my dad could be associated with, at least in my mind. That said, though, this is an atrocious superhero name. I should know.

10. YOUR ACTION HERO NAME: (first name of the main character in the last film you watched, last food you ate)
Lupin Donut It took me a minute to remember that the kids and I watched “Castle of Cagliostro” a week or so back. I suppose it could’ve been worse, since my heroine addiction means a good chance I’d have watched “Nausicaa of the Valley of Wind” more recently… if I’d ever gotten around to it. Whew!

Looks Like Meme Spirit

I’m way, way behind the curve on this one, since Mari and Lil’ did this one a while ago. But, what the heck.

“Go to Google and type in “$Name looks like” with the quotation marks (where your name = $Name), and put the top 10 things that come up.” Well, alrighty then! (My comments are in parentheses, italicized for your convenience or some-such.)
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Memory Meme

I got this one from Mari and agreed to pass it on, so here goes. Please note that if I don’t know you in the slightest fashion, you probably shouldn’t bother commenting…

If you comment I’ll do the following:

1. I’ll respond with something random I like about you.
2. I’ll tell you what song/movie reminds me of you.
3. I’ll name something we should do together.
4. I’ll say something that only makes sense to you and me (or just me).
5. I’ll tell you my first/clearest memory of you.
6. I’ll leave you a quote that is somehow appropriate to you (or, I will include an icon just for YOU in my reply).
7. I’ll ask you something that I’ve always wondered about you.
8. If I do this for you, you must might like to post this on your journal so you can do the same for other people.

There, Jerry Mari. Happy?

*evil grin*

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