Tuesday, 11 November 2008

When blog-memes attack!

Jumpin' junebugs!

I've been blog-meme swarmed. Time to pay what's due and give some back. Beware, Flying Trilobite Blogrollers!
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The Me Meme
A surprise meme, inflicted upon me by Zach of When Pigs Fly Returns. Ha! I scoff at this one. Here are the rules:

1. Take a picture of yourself right now.
2. Don't change your clothes, don't fix your hair...just take a picture.
3. Post that picture with NO editing.
4. Post these instructions with your picture.

My camera was broken when Zach sneak-memed me. So my wife has snapped this surprise photo of me to make up for it.

Time to inflict more poorly coiffed surprise snaps on the populace. I tag Traumador, Emile, & Chris Zenga.
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The 5 Things Meme
Peter Bond of Bond's Blog is gettin' personal.
5 things I was doing 10 years ago:
1. Dating the girl who eventually married me
2. Sitting on a transparent blue inflatable couch
3. Living with a blue-fronted Amazon parrot roommate who loved cartoons
4. Lots of gothy clubbing
5. Sporting black-light sensitive dyed hair

5 things on my to do list today:
1. Work on commissioned artwork
2. Conduct interviews at my job
3. Spike my hair up
4. Admire my wife
5. Read SEED article with Craig Venter

5 snacks I love:
1. Listerine pocket packs
2. Espresso, properly run long into an Americano
3. Multigrain Tostitos & salsa
4. Apples, except for those vile 'red delicious' ones. Ew.
5. Raisin bran muffins

5 things I would do if I was a millionaire:
1. Donate buckets of cash to The Beagle Project
2. Start a campaign to outlaw 'red delicious' apples
3. Go back to school, take something in biology
4. Find time to paint more often
5. Never hear the words "student loan" again

5 places I've lived:
1. Mississauga, Ontario, Canada (until I was 6)
2. Beach area, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
3. St Mike's Hospital for a few days, Toronto
4. In an apartment with a dance major and a theatre major, Toronto
5. In the Little Italy/Portugal/Brazil area, Toronto.

5 jobs I've had:
1. Clown handing out flyers
2. American Sign Language Interpreter
3. Coffee shop barista
4. Art supply store manager
5. Freelance illustrator

5 people I'll tag: Stephanie, Mike, Kris, Mo, & Sean.
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6 Random Things Meme
A new contact has tossed this meme at me: I've been clobbered by The Darwin Report.
1. Link to the person who tagged you.
2. Post the rules on your blog.
3. Write six random things about yourself.
4. Tag six people at the end of your post and link to them.
5. Let each person know they’ve been tagged and leave a comment on their blog.
6. Let the tagger know when your entry is up.


1. My heritage includes Irish, Jamaican, Panamanian, English & Dutch.
2. In high school I wrote an illustrated book about vampires and it won an award.
3. I'm learning to love spiders. Small ones.
4. At one point, I considered seriously changing my first name to "Hyper".
5. If the bulkhead doors on an underwater oil rig are slamming shut due to flooding, I'll be saved by the metal of my wedding ring. (anyone guess what it's made of?)
6. I plan on ignoring rules 5 & 6 on this meme.
For the 6 Random Things meme, I tag Chris Zenga, Geoff, Craig, Thrawn, Humblewoodcutter, & Heather.
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Whew! Glad that's over. I guess now I'll need to start selling that photo in my online shop.


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13 comments:

humblewoodcutter said...

A pox upon you Mellow! This is because of the Vegan Visitor, isn't it? I will sign up to help ban red 'delicious' apples, as I also despise them! Only those little red spiders in old books don't freak me. Too much.

Glendon Mellow said...

Bwah ha ha!

Dr. A said...

I think you should change your first name to Marsh. Or name your son Marshall.

Mike Haubrich, FCD said...

What if my camera is busted?

Glendon Mellow said...

Dr. A, you are so totally behaving like a 3rd grader.

Now put your head down on the desk and think about how you made me feel. No recess for you.

(I spent a large portion of my childhood correcting people "m-A-llow!" My name has an "E!"

Glendon Mellow said...

Mike you're off the hook about the camera.

For now.

Dr. A said...

I'm not making fun! It would be adorable. My name got made fun of a lot too... I always wished I had a cool one. Like Marshall Mellow.

Glendon Mellow said...

Well, you were lucky enough to be named "Dr". That's pretty kewl.

I could name one kid, like, "Naples" or "Diarylide". Something that normally ends in yellow. Y'know, that annoying Mellow Yellow song.

Prehistoric Insanity said...

With my last name Dylke, I got a lot of fun made at my expense.

Love the nearly alternate first name. I may have to refer to you as Hyper anyway.

As for kid names my current joke is that I'm naming my first born daughter Worf. Not that it is relevant to the cute name association topic. Cause again what goes well with Dylke?

Glendon Mellow said...

Craig, I think it doesn't matter what your name is, kids will find a way. It's one of the marvels of human evolution that name-calling is infinitely creative.

I wonder what kids would call Traumador? Have you asked him?

Geoff said...

Oooh thanks for the link. Glad I'm not the only one who likes small spiders amongst other thing we have in common. More over coffee later...

Emile said...

Curses! Now I shall have to reveal my horrific china-cracking countenance to the world... once I get the chance to take a photo of myself (uh... would a facebook photo work? No? Dang).

Glendon Mellow said...

Sure, a Facebook photo will work!

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