Memes and blog carnivals

I am learning the differences between memes and blog carnivals.

I am wondering where I will find a carnival as interesting, challenging and fun as Show and Tell. I already have You Capture on that same day but it’s Show and Tell that really captured my heart.

I thought that maybe I could host a carnival. But MrLinky is not for WordPress blogs because of javascript and anyway, I don’t have enough readers to make something of it.

So I’m searching the blogosphere for interesting carnivals and memes. Not finding many unfortunately.

The What Not Meme

People are always giving advice on what NOT to do in this situation and that situation. I’ve had it with the know-it-alls this week. I’m switching it up.
It’s your turn to be the expert. Answer what NOT to do in the following situations.
It’s your spin on potential societal blunders (and a few quirky scenarios you might find yourself in). You didn’t think I’d leave my quirk home now did ya?
What NOT To Do when you’re…..

1. On a first date : Yawn, clean your nails and pick your nose

2. Intoxicated : Call your ex

3. In the shower : The chicken dance, especially if the bath is clean.

4. At your ex’s wedding : Wear a slutty dress and flirt with the groom, dive in a fountain, take your lighter and make the ice sculpture melt, food fight.

5. In jail : Bend over to pick up the soap

6. Being stalked : Try to fix things yourself, stalk the stalker, act nice

7. Stuck to an igloo : Pull and pull, you’re stuck. It would be best not to stick your tongue but did you listen, no !

8. In sewing class : Push the pedal like you’re driving a car instead of sewing with a machine.

9. Asleep in a helium balloon : Roll over

10. At a birthday party for twins : Bring the same gift to both and act as if they are one kid and not two. Ask for two pieces of cake, take two chairs, say that you’re seeing double.

11. On a nude beach : Do the lambada

12. At the opera : Sing along

13. you’re falling in love : Run away, get all neurotic, show your collection of weapons of mass destruction

14. Low on gasoline in a bad part of town : Offer to sell your body for gas

15. Having a baby : Do somersaults, go bungee jumping or participate in beer olympics

16. On fire : Go for gas, have sex or light a cigarette

17. Lost at the mall : Ask directions from the weird guy near the restrooms

18. At a single’s dance : Don’t give it out like free candy

19. Riding a bike on the Jersey Turnpike : Slalom without hands
20. Driving your significant other’s car : Wipe your hands everywhere, stick gum under the seat and mess with the radio

21. Being robbed at gunpoint : Sing show tunes

22. Kissing : Breath, salivate or blink

23. Paying the hotel cashier : Wink

24. Buying lingerie : Laugh, rub the fabric against you

24. Commenting on a blog : Leave only a « LOL »

25. In Queen Mimi’s dungeon : Comment on the decoration, complain about the bed if there is one and ask for a leg of lamb, potatoes and carrots with a chocolate soufflé.

April Nablopomo

This month, I’m participating to NaBloPoMo. First time since November, I think. I have since discovered the magic of RSS and understand that my posts will be displayed on the site…I used to write at both places. Crazy, I know. I have also discovered the wonders of widgets, blog carnivals, memes and MrLinky. I’ve come a LONG way. 🙂


  • A Anovulants, not taking anymore
  • B Baking, I love baking. My family received my cookies and loaves with joy yesterday. I was surprised and pleased.
  • C Condoms, our birth control…should check if we have some hidden somewhere.
  • D Dates, phew it’s over. Now I have dates with my boyfriend
  • E Ever…never, forever, absolutes I want to stop using
  • F Flo, waiting for the visit of Aunt Flo
  • G G. the name of my cat ! I love my cat!
  • H H. My nephew, lovable, cute, adorable
  • I Instruments of torture : toys that make noise. My nephew got a Black and Decker Junior tool set and table. Arg, boum boum boum
  • J J-L, my wonderful boyfriend
  • K Kids, we want some
  • L Love, I finally found someone great to love and he loves me back
  • M M.M. Should I still wait for her ? Friendship shouldn’t be so frustrating. We’re supposed to see each other since the month of October
  • N Nose. Arg. I am using Hyfdrasense so I can blow my nose which has been stuffy since September.
  • O Out of my league. My mom gave me a recipe book. Absolutely beautiful but it is soooo out of my range ! I have to look more closely so I can adapt the recipes to do it simple.
  • P Period. Still waiting for it at the moment.
  • Q Q-tips…one of the reasons my ears are blocked.
  • R Rogers, Carl. The father of phenomenology, one of the currents of psychology I chose in my class on psych of personality
  • S Skinner, one of the fathers of the psych of learning (conditioning, stimuli, responses)
  • T Thinking, my brain won’t stop thinking
  • U Uterus, warped. Osteopaths tell me my uterus is crooked, my hips are not aligned
  • V Vagina Monologues, the best book I read…well one of them.
  • W Wynd, my last name, a favorite letter because of it
  • X X, 10 in roman numbers. The approximate number of guests I will have tomorrow night.
  • Y Y.B. I wonder what is going on with him.
  • Z Zumba,  my favorite class at the Y !!

Holiday Meme

Okay, here’s what you’re supposed to do, and try not to be a SCROOGE!!! Just copy this entire post. Change all the answers so that they apply to you. Then post this on your blog.

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Dollarama gift wrap from last year

2. Real tree or Artificial? None, I haven’t had a Christmas tree for…years and years because when I was single it just wasn’t worth it and now that I live with J-L we don’t have the money or space.

3. When do you put up the tree? If I had one, it would be at the start of December.

4. When do you take the tree down? If I had one it would probably be down by June. But my mom takes her tree down January 2nd so I would take my cue from her.

5. Do you like eggnog? I don’t know.

6. Favorite gift received as a child? Cindy Ballerina, I cried because I was soooo happy !!

7. Hardest person to buy for? My boyfriend. I don’t know what he wants and everything that I think he is going to like or that he needs ends up with a blah reaction.

8. Easiest person to buy for? My friends ! I know everything they like, everything they wish for.

9. Do you have a nativity scene? Nope

10. Mail or email Christmas cards? Mail !! And this year I sent them before I had received even one and I’m proud about it. But this year I received 9 cards and I’m astounded and pleased.

11. Worst Christmas ever? First Christmas without my ex. A nightmare. Then the first Christmas without my family because I had to distance myself from them.

12. Favorite Christmas Movie(s)? I almost always watch Anne of Green Gables during Christmas vacations and it’s good enough for any occasion.

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? In September. I start with little things I see for friends and my little sister. On special, with coupons, whatever, then I build up.

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Hum

15 .Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Pecan tarts, moist turkey with my homemade cranberry sauce.

16. Lights on the tree? If I had a tree, the lights would be white. I wanted some around my bed but J-L said no. Bouh.

17. Favorite Christmas song? None that I can think of

18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? Our parents live in different provinces so we travel a bit, by bus.

19. Can you name all of Santa’s reindeer? No

(where did #20 go???)

21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? From the start of December to January ! I exchange gifts with C. somewhere in December, and later in the month I receive a package from my friend in Nova Scotia, then I see my parents and grandma somewhere between December 24th and January 5th.

22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? People everywhere and people who ask for lists. If you don’t know me enough to know what I like, well, too bad for you.

23. Favorite ornament theme or color? Anything and everything I have that is Christmassy is out somewhere, no favorites.

24. Favorite for Christmas dinner? When I was a kid I always asked for pâté chinois (steak, corn and potatoes). Now I’m just happy eating something I don’t eat every day.

25. What do you want for Christmas this year? For everyone not too drink too much, have fun and be polite…and interesting. I already have my boyfriend, my cat, my health, a job and food. Oh maybe a new pair of jeans.

Now it’s your turn. If you play, please leave me the link so I can read your answers.

4. Échec

Je choisis ce mot de mon 100 words challenge post pour écrire un petit quelque chose.

C’est en vivant un échec qu’on apprend le plus. On voit ce qu’on pourrait faire différemment. Évidemment, si on répète toujours la même chose et qu’on apprend pas de ces échecs, qu’ils ne sont pas intégrés, eh bien…on répète, on répète et on répète encore.

J’ai vécu ma part d’échecs au travail, en amour, en famille…mais, éventuellement, j’ai réalisé qu’il y avait des choses qui ne marchaient pas et j’ai décidé de regarder ça de près et de changer.

Puis, je suis arrivée à être mieux avec moi-même, avec les solutions que j’ai trouvé, avec la vie. Je peux dire que mes échecs m’ont rendue heureuse !!

Je me souhaite la même chose pour 2010 !

Enjoy a Little Guilt-Free

You guessed it, I’m procrastinating. I’m tired so that’s what I do. I took the meme from here


1. If you could build a house anywhere, where would it be? On l’île d’Orléans near Québec city
2.What is your favorite article of clothing? My ecodesigner t-shirt made by a friend’s wife

3. Last C.D. you bought? Don’t remember, something in French

4. Where is your favorite place to be? In the kitchen

5. Least favorite place to be? In a meeting, speaking in front of everyone

6. Are you strongest in mind or body? Both

7. What time do you wake up? 5am on weekdays, between 7 and 9am on weekends

8. Favorite kitchen appliance? Oven

9. What instrument would you like to play? Cello.

10. Favorite color? Pink

11. Sports car of SUV? The subway

12. Favorite children’s book? De la petite taupe qui voulait savoir qui lui avait fait sur la tête

13. Favorite season? Fall.

14. Least favorite chore? Changing the litter, vacuuming, getting the trash out which is why my boyfriend does the last two.

15. Favorite day? Saturday, pilates day !

16. Favorite food? Filet mignon with homemade fries, at my parent’s

17. Favorite drink? Coffee

18. Favorite word? Phénoménologie, poonanny, fififerlein, auschway

19. Favorite inspirational book? Anne of Green Gables

20. Who would you like to play you in the movie of you life? Reese Whitterspoon