Friday, July 25, 2008

Memory MeMe Stolen From Amanda

I can take criticism, and realize some memories of me might not be the nicest. Sometimes the truth hurts. Hopefully one or two people have a fond memory of me.

1. As a comment on my blog, leave one memory that you and I had together. It doesn’t matter if you knew me a little or a lot, anything you remember!

2. Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you. It’s actually pretty funny to see the responses. If you leave a memory about me, I’ll assume you’re playing the game and I’ll come to your blog and leave one about you. If you don’t want to play on your blog, or if you don’t have a blog, I’ll leave my memory of you in my comments.

So there you go. What do you remember about me (whether in real life or on-line since many people reading this live exclusively in my computer)?

8 pearl(s) of wisdom:

manda said...

Hmm. Let's see. First time I spoke to you, it was an Ad I answered on craigslist when you were seeking a ride to work for your hubby. It was weird when I made the connection to the you on fredtalk.

And I remember being at your house for bookclub, and remarking how shy you seemed, but it musn't be so if you were so willing to have strangers in your house. I was struck by your hubby's sense of humor. He's one funny dude.

I remember reading about you in the paper, thinking "hey, I know her". I'm always drawn to people with whom I think share a lot of my life experiences/ personality traits. Thing is, those people are typically.. private type people too. Not private in that we broadcast our lives to the world via blog, but private that we've only a few close friends, and it takes a LONG WHILE to build those relationships. Those friends get the entire story that the rest of the world doesn't even know exists.

Don't know you as well as I'd like, so hopefully, we can change that. We really have a lot in common. Then there's the split personality thing you have going on your blog. The person I appear to be is quite different from the person I am, I think. Not to say that I'm a big ole fake online. It's just that I find when I project the mean me, people are less likely to eff with the other mes. Well. I'm rambling. It's the codeine.

Your love of books makes you rockstar in my eyes. I can't profess to understand the Kenny G thing, but okay.

Cindy said...

I was trying to remember when I had been to your house - and from Manda's post it was from book club. I just remember never always finishing the book club book but tried to fake it anyway.

Also, I'm kind of in awe of you for all the books you read. You were part of two book clubs, and then you read 100 books last year. I rarely finish a book. I'm always extended my books from the library and half the time have to take them back unfinished.

Also, recently, I've seen all the dinner parties you've held and all the cool stuff you are cooking - including your sisters wedding cake. I didn't know that about you, but seems like a cool thing to know. I'm trying to get better at cooking and baking, and am taking some tips from you.

Seraphim9 said...

One of my best memories of you is from the Gleckfest weekend, you and I drooling over the chocolate cases at Kilwin's in Savannah. I guess next time we'll be avoiding THAT shop like the plague! (Or walk in and say "This place is the valley of death." and walk out like Nettie did! LOL!)

As far as books....since Manda and Cindy have mentioned book club (wish I belonged to yours!) ....you've inspired me to start reading again thanks to your wonderful book reviews! You introduced me to Stephanie Plum (I still don't know whether not I should thank you for that, because I'm addicted and nearly going bonkers waiting for the library to call me when it's my turn to read #14!!! So close....I'm #4 on the list now!!) :-)

Talmadge Gleck said...

Well, seeing as how I've seen both you and The General in the flesh just once (the Leap Weekend "Gleckfest")....

I'd have to say it's how wonderfully compassionate and patient you are with your husband. Without a direct, ongoing experience with the blind, I can see that it's not an easy job.

Most wouldn't be up to the challenge, but you make it look so effortless. I see the love in your eyes for The General. I sit in awe of you.

And I look very (!) forward to the forthcoming (if TBA) "Pedro-Fest."

Lara said...

Setting New York on fire, baby! (Literally!)

(For the rest of you, we had said we were going to set NY on fire...we were watching a sidewalk artist, and he did this fancy thing with a lighter, and actually set his painting, cushion, and the sidewalk (from acetone) on fire!)

nettiemac said...

My favorite memory of you is the Sunday at Myrtle Beach, and how much fun that was!!! We had a great time playing Trivial Pursuit, and lunch at Chili's! And I'm always thrilled by your kindness!

Melissa said...

I guess I'll start with the 1st memory of you! It was January - 2006 maybe? At TGIFriday's for a MyPC Friday at Fridays. I'd recently found MyPC and seen you and Judy hosting nearly everything and wanted to get in the game. It was The General's Birthday and you were having a surprise party for him - you slipped me a paper with the details on it and invited me to come, which I thought was very thoughtful, but I hadn't a clue who you people were so I didn't go. I had a lovely time at Friday's and was looking forward to the next Susan and/or Judy event. I signed up for a few, only to have them get canceled and you and Judy fell off the face of MyPC. I couldn't figure it out - I mean here were people I liked and now they are gone!!!!!! Turns out you'd broken your ankle! Luckliy for me you planned that trip to Montepilier later that summer and I signed up and the rest is history!!!! :)

You are one of my favorite people! I love talking books, photography, cooking, and hanging out! :)
Looking forward to more game nights, football games on the awesome TV, Easter dinners, and spoiling your baby one day! :)

Kate/Susan said...

Lara:

one of my other favorite memories of you was when we all went to Sunset Beach and everyone kept answering "Hot Rush on Ann action". I still laugh about that all the time!