Booking through Thursday : Which End ?

A weekly meme about (mostly) books and reading.

This week’s question is : In general, do you prefer the beginnings of stories? Or the ends?

In general, I prefer the middle. I find that the beginning starts too slow or is boring while if I really like the book, I don’t want it to end. In fact my copy of Shadow of the Wind has a paperclip near the end signalling I was at that page when I read it last…in 2004. My copy of Before Green Gables by Budge Wilson was never finished either. I just love it too much. I don’t want it to end.

So, the middle. When the story unfolds, when everything is possible.

Epiphany :

The more I read about what others are liking, beginning or end, the more it’s firm in my mind that I prefer the middle. Just like my life ! It was a rough beginning and I hated it, the middle is great and I’m not in any haste to go to the end. 🙂

Spring Fling Meme

To participate in the Queen’s Meme or see what others are saying.

1. Tell us about the your latest spring fling.

I haven’t had a spring fling in a very long while. I think I was 25 the last time.

2. What made your fling so special? OR what made it so bad?

Every fling was bad because it wasn’t serious.

3. Have you ever been flung on vacation?

I would never. What is the point ? I’d only get my heart broken or catch an STD. With my luck the condom would break and this fling would last and last because I would have to get tested and maybe I would become pregnant.

4. All current serious relationships aside, what would be your fantasy spring fling?

My imaginary spring fling…a very rich handsome man that would lend me his credit card without having sex together ? Hm. Maybe I would go back in time and revisit an old fling and make him regret it was only a fling ? OH there is B. If I had to redo the fling thing, I would act very differently. I would make him wait for sex and do everything else plus I would be a lot more independent.

5. How long did your spring fling last? (either the one in your head or the one in your bed)

Every spring fling I had lasted less than two months. Autumn flings lasted 3 weeks in general.

6. Is there a blogger you’d like to fling for spring? No
Would you tell them? The only blogger I’m close to is my cousin. I don’t know any other bloggers enough to tell them about flings and anyway they’re all women.

7. What is the worst thing that could happen during a spring fling?

That the fling is married. Condoms break. STD, pregnancy, death.

8. What constitutues a proper spring fling? ie: Kinds of activities? How will time be spent?
What should spring flingers do? What should they NOT do?

Do ? There is nothing to do. A fling is sex, sex, sex. That is all. No movies, museums or whatever. Tears, laughter, maybe. But sex, sex, sex.

9. If your fling lasts through summer is it still a spring fling?

Nope. If it lasts through summer it’s a miracle.

10. How do you get out of a spring fling relationship?

I find another one because this one has become boring. No need to talk about it, you just move along.

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. 🙂