Finding Ourselves on the Autism Spectrum

My first ever award!

My first ever award!

Meme: A relatively newly coined term, identifies ideas or beliefs that are transmitted from one person or group of people to another. The name comes from an analogy: as genes transmit biological information, memes can be said to transmit idea and belief information. (From the Wikipedia entry)

This entry Wikipedia entry and much of this post has been copied from Rachel at  Journeys with Autism.  I figure it’s the least she can do after saddling  honoring me with this fine award 🙂  The award was originally created by Jillsmo over at Yeah. Good Times , who had this to say:

“I’ve created an award!! You know those blogger awards that go around the blogosphere, I’ve gotten a few before. It’s nice, to get these things, it means that somebody likes you and wants to spread your word. (That actually sounded kind of gross, “spread your word.” Please don’t spread my word, I like my word the way it should be, the way nature intended, in its original unspread state. But you know what I mean). So, I figured there aren’t enough of these things around, at least, I haven’t been given one for a few months, surely the blogosphere needs another one! (Is “blogosphere” the right word to be using here? It doesn’t look right to me.)

So, I present to you all: The Memetastic Award! Named as such because these things are memes and its purpose is solely to celebrate the memeness of the award giving process. Let’s rejoice in our memeocity by passing this award on to other people! It will be memelicious! Okay, mostly I just want to see what happens, and how far this thing goes. Wouldn’t it just be so cool if an actual meme was created from this? Not very likely, but a girl can dream, right? At this point I’m just hoping it makes it past my own blog.

Here are the rules:

1. You must proudly display the absolutely disgusting graphic that I have created for these purposes (put it in your post, you don’t have to put it in your sidebar, I think that would seriously be asking too much). It’s so bad that not only did I use COMIC SANS, but there’s even a little fucking jumping, celebrating kitten down there at the bottom. It’s horrifying! But its presence in your award celebration is crucial to the memetastic process we’re creating here. If you need a higher resolution version… I totally have one!!

2. You must list 5 things about yourself, and 4 of them must be bold-faced lies. Just make some shit up, we’ll never know; one of them has to be true, though. Of course, nobody will ever know the difference, so we’re just on the honor system here. I trust you. Except for the 4 that you lied about, you lying bastards! But don’t go crazy trying to think of stuff, you’ll see by the example I’ve set below that we’re not really interested in quality here.

3. You must pass this award on to 5 bloggers that you either like or don’t like or don’t really have much of an opinion about. I don’t care who you pick, and nobody needs to know why. I mean, you can give a reason if you want, but I don’t really care.

4. If you fail to follow any of the above rules, I will fucking hunt your ass down and harass you incessantly until you either block me on Twitter or ban my IP address from visiting your blog. I don’t know if you can actually do that last thing, but I will become so annoying to you that you will actually go out and hire an IT professional to train you on how to ban IP addresses just so that I’ll leave you alone. I’m serious. I’m going to do these things. Starting with the 5 of you I’m about to pass this award on to.

5. This one isn’t actually a rule, but once you do the above, please come back here and link up to the Memetastic Hop so that I can keep track of where this thing goes.”

Back to me:

I feel tremendously honored by my inclusion among the other fine recipients.   I feel absolutely comfortable making things up on the spur of the moment, and I have not been at all distracted by having three children fussing at each other continuously in the background while I type.  I have absolutely not thrown this together with undue haste in order to avoid obsessing about it over the entire weekend, and  the stuff I made up here is totally not stuff I’m remembering about old college roomates.

About me:

1. I am married to an identical twin.

2. I once participated in accusing Bruce Springsteen of being the father of my unborn child.

3. I speak fluent Italian.

4. Every guy I’ve ever dated has been over 6’2″.

5. I’ve read every book ever written by Agatha Christie.

And now, on to the latest new recipients.  The Memetastic Award goes to:

1. Alienhippy’s Blog
2. Mind Retrofit
3. Spectrummy Mummy’s Blog
4. Pancakes Gone Awry
5.  Welcome to the mad house
 My apologies Congratulations!  (If you have already received a similar award, please just accept this as a token of esteem from a relatively new admirer who’s just too busy to keep up.)

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Comments on: "My first ever award!" (19)

  1. I think it’s #5. Don’t know why. But #1 seems reasonable. And you might be fluent in Italian … this is hard! You’ve got a real talent for lying (and I mean that in a good way!!!) 🙂

    • Thank you – I think 🙂 Five is an aspiration of mine, but far from being true. One is a roomate story. Am I supposed to give it away? I’m new to this.

  2. Mary Mary said:

    The award graphic needs to be an animated .gif with a kitten jumping up and down in order to be -truly- hideous.

    Welcome to memedom.

    And I’m thinking the bit about Agatha Christie is the piece of truth?

    • Yeah, the one I got didn’t have the actual kitten jumping, either. Oh, well.

      It’s not five, although I can see why you’d think that. Hint : Knowing me for as long as you have, it’s the one you’d least suspect.

    • OMG! OMG!!! Can you do that? Can you animate the kitten?? It would be SO MUCH MORE HORRIBLE!!!

  3. Diane,
    You did such a good job on this that I have no idea which one is true. I taking a wild guess that it is 5.

  4. Mazel tov! You’re done great honor to the memeociousness of the moment! 🙂

  5. I think I actually HAVE done #5! Agatha is one of my all time favorite authors!

    But I’m gonna guess #3. 🙂

    But everyone’s right, you’re pretty good at this.

  6. Aspergirl Maybe said:

    Ahh, that’s the fun part. You get to decide whether you want to share the truth!

    And I agree, animating the graphic would make it much more hideous. 🙂

  7. Sorry if this spoils the fun, but I’m not much good with keeping things secret without an important reason.

    Anyway, believe it or not, #2 is the true one. It’s actually a pretty boring story. I was six months pregnant and visiting the opening of the Rock-N-Roll Hall of Fame with an old college roomate and our two husbands. “The Boss” made a quick trip from his car into a nearby hotel in front of a small crowd we had joined. My roomate was feeling “colorful” and decided to point at my stomach and shout at him something along the lines of “Do you see what you did?! Do you?” at the top of her lungs. Anyway, since it was me she was pointing at, technically I did participate 🙂

    I knew nobody would guess that one.

  8. That’s one of the best Memetastic stories I’ve heard so far!

  9. Diane,
    You are a very good liar! I love the story too! 🙂

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