Monday MEME

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It’s Midterms, people, and though I am not as frenzied as I was for the ’08 POTUS race, I have fears.

Not for me personally as I live in the Canadian Utopia, but for all of you, who should be planning your exit strategies if things go drastically to the right because 2012 is the year the Mayans decided to end their calendar with – just saying.

As I imagine the airways are polluted with negative ads and phones are bombarded with robo-calls, perhaps a good movie is in order. Fave political movies?

Let’s see. This is what Time Magazine thinks:

I’ve seen Bob Roberts, The Candidate, Citizen Kane And Primary Colors. The last is probably my favorite Travolta role ever and the saddest, most apt commentary on the enigma that is Bill Clinton ever.

But I loved Kevin Kline in Dave.

And Michael Douglas as The American President.

I like my politics with a bit of chick flick.

How about you?

Today’s meme was stolen* from Bookends, LLC, an agents blog I follow. Bookends, in turn, lifted it from their client Jennifer Stanley and her Cozy Chicks blog.

The objective is filling four spots at a dinner party with authors with whom you would very much enjoy spending time eating and conversing. Said writers can be dead or alive.

They recommend choosing your authors before reading the picks of others because knowing who someone else chose will only increase the likelihood of second guessing and dinner guest envy.

I can only state my preferences of the moment. Who I’d like to spend an evening with discussing their work and the world in general fluctuates with my reading habits and genre interests.

But, here goes:

Stephen King, I adore his novellas and short stories more than his longer works – especially of late. I really think his better long work came early in his career. It would be neat to talk about The Stand though and how he would tackle it if he were writing it for today’s world.

Hilary Mantel, I can’t wait for the sequel to Wolf Hall. I ran across an interview where she reads a scene about Anne Boleyn and Cromwell. She is filling him in on the latest gossip concerning Jane Seymour’s father. Seymour would be Henry’s next wife. It’s wonderful and she read it like a kindergarten teacher to her rapt class sitting on the carpet at her feet. Nothing but expression and pure delight. And, she’s English. I could listen to them talk all day.

I would choose David Eddings and Anne McCaffery as well. The are fantasy writers and I love a good fantasy series. The skill it takes to create and maintain a reality is no little thing.

Helen Humphreys. She writes these amazing short novels. 200 pages more or less. That are poetic, compelling and make you wish they were longer even though you know that length would spoil them.

No pressure to meme this on your home base, but yes pressure to leaving a comment with at least one author with whom you’d love to sup.

*Memes were meant to be set free. Kinda like YouTube vids.

Today’s meme is via Rob’s blog. It is a “liberated” idea that is being freed all over the social media at present.

Using only song names from ONE ARTIST, cleverly answer these questions. Try not to repeat a song title. It’s harder than you think.


Are you male or female: I am Just a Girl

Describe yourself: Super Trouper

How do you feel about yourself: I Am An A

Describe where you currently live: Waterloo

The first thing you think of when you wake up: If It Wasn’t for the Nights

If you could go anywhere, where would you go: Tropical Loveland

Your favorite form of transportation: Another Town, Another Train

What is the weather like where you are at: Summer Night City

Your best friend is: Like An Angel Passing Through My Room

Your favorite color is: Put on the White Sombrero

If your life were a TV show, what would it be called: My Love, My Life

What is life to you: Dream World

What is the best advice you have to give: Move On

If you could change your name, what would it be: Nina, Pretty Ballerina

Your favorite food is: Honey, Honey

How I would like to die: Burning My Bridges

My soul’s present condition: Free As a Bumblebee

What are you going to post this as: When All is Said and Done

Now it is your turn— or not. List a few in the comments or link back at your convenience.