Monday, October 29, 2007

A meme, of sorts...

Whit, at Honea Express has tagged me for this...

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The Rules:

1. After your intro, copy/paste this line and the rules below it: The originator wants to see how far it goes so please keep his link intact: http://rileycentral.net/

2. Encourage people to post with the incentive of a link by including those who have passed it along here:(Your link here and so on . . .) Seriously, what the heck does this part mean?<--Keith added that part, but I agree. <--- I agree too

3. Visit at least 3 on the list that have written and passed this meme. Leave them a comment..

Damien at Riley Central says, “Today I hereby unblog my mind with this post. One reason MANY of us writers get writer’s block is because we don’t nurture the things that give us joy. We spend too much time on the computer trying to write when we haven’t done anything worthy of writing about! To illustrate what makes me tick, and what gives me pure joy I am choosing 3 things I enjoy more than blogging and writing about them! Pick three things that enrapture, consume, fascinate, or otherwise enliven you more than blogging. Then write a few lines about each to explain what the nonblog activity does for you, why and how.”

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...and like him I'm buggered if I know what it means, but still, three things that I enjoy more than blogging...

Proviso number one - family get left out because they're the obvious choice.

1. Painting, Drawing, Art, whatever - I enjoy doing art, any media, I just enjoy the creative process, in fact thats what I enjoy more than the art, its the creative process, its starting with nothing and ending with something, thats the satisfying bit - I'll let you into a secret, I've been press-ganged into creating a web site for a local rugby team where our Ned coaches the under nines, he got press-ganged into coaching the under eights last year when his eldest wanted to play, now he's got me involved too and I created the site for them, did the template, set up a magazine style area for each team that they have - and they have fifteen different teams - and I enjoyed doing all of that, the creative process, we started with nothing now we have a club web site.

2. Writing, in particular writing about me, I have so many memories from every year of my life so far and most of them involve laughter, maybe I just remember the good bits or maybe its because I'm of the personality that looks for the good in everything, unlike my wife who has exactly the opposite outlook on life, her glass is always half empty, mine is consistantly nearly full. So I've lived these past 51 years and laughed most of the time and I need to get it all down on paper, why, just because thats why, I have this vision that in thirty years time I'll be sat in on old gits home somewhere with a head full of marbles and one of the nurses will sit there every Monday afternoon and read my memoires back to me in a vain attempt to stave off the datelessness of old age and I'll sit there and listen and every now and again I'll nod my head and shout out "YES, BUGGER ME, THATS EXACTLY WHAT IT WAS LIKE LOVE..."

3. Gardening and Cooking, these two things have come around just in recent years, in fact the garden stuff only since March since we moved into this house, I hated the garden in the last house, it was shaded and surrounded by eight foot high hedges, low lying and damp - now we live on top of the hill and when we moved in the back garden was a completely blank canvas, the previous owner had laid coloured shale down on half of the garden and I took up his challenge to get rid of the lawn by building the famous decking and water feature that I shared with everyone downhill of the house one day, but rebuilt it bigger and better than ever now and next spring I've got more plans to build more stuff in the garden - its the creative process again, I'll probably hate it when I have to do the weeding though. And I cook far better than any of the females in this house, none of whom will eat anything that they haven't eaten before, which tends to limit your palette somewhat.


Now I'm supposed to nominate three others to keep the fire burning...

...but I love stopping chain letters, so I won't.

So watch me die.

8 comments:

Grannymar said...

Gary you fulfilled half of the meme so you won't die1

You might be stricken though!

Happy creativity.

Anonymous said...

I don't do chain letters either. delete-delete-delete.
Can't have anymore bad luck than I already have!
Why is it still Monday on here ?

Gary said...

You've discovered my secret - I write everything on Monday and change the date as I post it :)

Anonymous said...

Not always!! :)

Whit said...

better you than me!

Good job.

Jeff said...

I envy your ability to resurrect memories from your past. Something happened to me during my 10 years on the road in the 80s that took care of my long-term memory.

I'd tell you what happened but I don't remember.

A. said...

I do hope you have a nice nurse to care for you in your dotage and read you your memoirs!

My husband's entire plan for his time in an old gits' home goes like this:

"Nurse, I dropped my hat."

(nurse bends over to retrieve hat)

"Nurse, I dropped my hat."

.. and so on.

He refers to it fairly often, I think he is looking forward to it.

Gary said...

Jeff - I have an old school friend who relies on me for all of his memories prior to being 20 years of age - something that he smoked or swallowed affected his memory ;)

Am - Your husband seems to have wisdom beyond his years, does he practice on you ?