Eleven Things Blog Meme Chain
Continuing on from Volume 1.
11,000,000 freaking annoying Liebsters!
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Chain: 1. If you met your favorite movie star and could say whatever you wanted to him or her in 140 characters or less, what would it be? (And who is the movie star?)
Ocean Elf: I have no idea.
Chain: 2. What’s your dream?
Ocean Elf: Too deep to go into for this chain-smash.
Chain: 3. Ever had a scary parenting moment?
Ocean Elf: I'm not a parent.
Chain: 4.Something besides your children that you are proud of.
Ocean Elf: I don't have children and I'm proud of my family.
Chain: 5. What’s your favorite book? Why?
Ocean Elf: Can't and won't bother trying to pick one.
Chain: 6. What’s in your fridge?
Ocean Elf: food, what else?
Chain: 7. Do you make your bed every day? Do your kids make theirs? Why/why not?
Ocean Elf: again, I don't have kids. Whether or not I make my bed comes down to personal preference. I'll just leave you hanging…
Chain: 8. What’s your best kid’s riddle or joke?
Ocean Elf: Agh, again: I - Do - Not - Have - Any - Kids!
Chain: 9. Epidural or au naturel?
Ocean Elf: You assume WAY too much. Who said I was pregnant or getting pregnant? It ain't happening, people.
Chain: 10. Ask your kids what they like about you and what bugs them about you and write it verbatim here.
Ocean Elf: Can…Not…Ask…Things…Of…People…That…Do…Not…Exist…
Chain: 11. Do you have any advice for Snooki? (-:
Ocean Elf: Who??? Anyway, don't start and spread chain letters, especially on blogs.
Chain: 1. What’s your favorite sandwich?
Ocean Elf: Not much of a sandwich person but - if you knew me through school you would've known at one time, even if you wouldn't still remember now, and i sure wouldn't expect you to.
Chain: 2. Who’s your favorite ethnic actor?
Ocean Elf: I don't care…
Chain: 3. Besides searching for porn new blogs, what’s your favorite Internet activity?
Ocean Elf: Hey, idiot! Get this:
I…DO…*NOT*…DO…PORN! Porn is filthy disgusting perverted trash!
Now that's out of the way, internet activities, well, here's a big hint - smashing chain letters.
Chain: 4. Fill in the blank: When I was 13, I got in big trouble when my parents caught me ____________________________________.
Ocean Elf: How should I remember? Sure we had our family conflicts as every family does, but I wasn't the type to get in trouble for being caught doing any really juicy things yknow…
Chain: 5. On a cross-country road trip, who are the three people you’d want with you, living, dead or fictional?
Ocean Elf: Now I'm supposed to pick only three people? I can't do that among real people, or fictional characters since there are a lot of them I like and think would be fun travelling with.
Chain: 6. What item do you keep buying at the store over and over thinking you’re out, and when you get home, it turns out you have plenty?
Ocean Elf: Hehe. Yeah, that's happened before.
Chain: 7. What’s the most expensive item you’ve ever let your children play with? If you don’t have children, insert [irresponsible unemployed ingrate] here.
Ocean Elf: I have no kids, nor do I have an irresponsible unemployed ingrate in my care…
Chain: 8. Who wears the pants in your family? Do they make your butt look cute?
Ocean Elf: I don't care about cuteness or cute butts.
Chain: 9. If it paid good money, which of your character flaws would make you a millionaire among millionaires?
Ocean Elf: Isn't that sort of like asking how to make towels out of water?
Chain: 10. Leftover pizza: cold or reheated?
Ocean Elf: Either way.
Chain: 11. Tell us about your first love, living, fictional or inanimate, in exactly 140 characters
Ocean Elf: Nope. Even if I had one, I'm not going to make sure the character count is exactly 140.
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Chain: 1. What’s your superpower?
Ocean Elf: Hah. So far no one's told me.
Chain: 2. What blog do you never miss?
Ocean Elf: My own since I'm the one writing it.
Chain: 3. If you could change your name, what would you change it to?
Ocean Elf: Eh, I'm content with the one I have.
Chain: 4. Do you consider yourself a “blogger” or a “writer”?
Ocean Elf: Neither, though I do write a bit, and sometimes write blog entries. More of a chain-smasher.
Chain: 5. What was your biggest failure and what did you learn from it?
Ocean Elf: Information not available…
Chain: 6. What’s the most embarrassing song in your collection?
Ocean Elf: One that got removed from my collection upon discovery of some lyric I really didn't like.
Chain: 7. Are you shy?
Ocean Elf: That depends.
Chain: 8. How do you prioritize yourself in your own life?
Ocean Elf: By doing what's most important to me first and all the unimportant stuff later…
Chain: 9. Where do you stand on chocolate?
Ocean Elf: I don't stand on it, I eat it.
Chain: 10. What’s your biggest source of inspiration (other than your family, etc.)?
Ocean Elf: It all depends.
Chain: 11. What do you hope to do this year that you’re really excited about?
Ocean Elf: we'll see when the time comes.
Chain: 1. What would you be doing right now if you weren't answering my 11 questions?
Ocean Elf: Given this meme has taken over like a plague of locusts, I'd probably be smashing another mutation of 11 things from another blog.
Chain: 2. If a genie were to grant you three wishes, what would your three wishes be?
Ocean Elf: Besides that all chain letters would come to a screeching dead end, my wishes are way too vast and too deep even for a genie to manage.
Chain: 3. What's in your purse? G'head. I'll wait while you empty it out and catalogue the contents.
Ocean Elf: Nothing. I'm not a purse person. I'll use a small one sometimes when necessary, but...
Chain: 4. What book are you dying to read (or, if you're more of a movie person, what movie are you dying to see)?
Ocean Elf: I wouldn't go quite that far. I mean, there are books and movies I'm curious about, but dying to read/watch, nah. They're not going to vanish out of the world if I don't pick 'em up or download 'em tomorrow.
Chain: 5. What are the three best words to describe yourself?
Ocean Elf: You'd have to figure those out for yourself if you got to know me.
Chain: 6. If you could trade places with someone for a week, who would it be and why?
Ocean Elf: I'm not sure I'd want to do that. Too many daunting variables and potential for things to end up not so great. I mean, you trade places with someone you admire, then that very week, some crazed fan tries to assault or kill you - or if that doesn't happen, maybe someone decides to take you to court over something your fans aren't yet aware of is going on. And if none of that happens and everything goes more than swimmingly for you as the person you admire, when the week is up, what happens? You go back to being just you. Meh.
Chain: 7. What is your favourite song?
Ocean Elf: That all depends. I have a favourite song for when my favourite hockey team wins, a favourite song for when I feel mad enough to want to punch a wall, a favourite for being down in the dumps, and lots of favourites just for listening any old time.
Chain: 8. What's the best title for your biography or autobiography?
Ocean Elf: I never gave that any thought.
Chain: 9. If you won the lottery, what would you do with the money? How would it change your life?
Ocean Elf: It's hard to say. if that ever happens, I'll make those decisions then.
Chain: 10. Your worst day ever?
Ocean Elf: Uh-uh, not going there. And there are several kinds of worst days that are hard to tell which was the worst of them all.
Chain: 11. Did you resolve to do anything differently this year? How's that going?
Ocean Elf: you mean like in New Year's resolutions? Nah, I don't believe in that.
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Chain: 1. What is your motto in life?
Ocean Elf: I haven't given it any thought.
Chain: 2. Are you a morning or night person?
Ocean Elf: My body clock has no rhyme or reason and changes often, so all depending, I can be either or.
Chain: 3. Favorite childhood story?
Ocean Elf: Quite a few of them, all special in their own way, can't pick one.
Chain: 4. What is the farthest road trip you have ever taken?
Ocean Elf: Any that took more than two days from point A to point B.
Chain: 5. What collection do you have right now?
Ocean Elf:Music…and chain letters to smash.
Chain: 6. Coke or Pepsi?
Ocean Elf: Meh, who cares? I can't even tell the difference.
Chain: 7. What is your favorite table or board game?
Ocean Elf: Asked and answered somewhere in the smash of the other compilation of survey meme questions.
Chain: 8. Do you have any piercings/tattoos?
Ocean Elf: I think I answered that one in the general meme questions smash too, but not sure.
Chain: 9. Favorite smell?
Ocean Elf: Can't pick just one, and won't try to think of several to rattle off here.
Chain: 10. How do you feel most loved?
Ocean Elf: Too many instances to list.
Chain: 11. When was the last time you did something for the first time?
Ocean Elf: I don't keep track. I'm always learning new music, which means attempting to play a tune for the first time and there's just no keeping track.
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Chain: 1. How many states have you lived in? How many have you visited?
Ocean Elf: You have no idea, let's keep it that way.
Chain: 2. If you had to change careers tomorrow, what new job would you want to do?
Ocean Elf: Something I liked and could do well, or learn to do well.
Chain: 3. What physical attribute do you love most about yourself?
Ocean Elf: Are you kidding? I don't even think about that.
Chain: 4. If you could get paid to do anything in the world without worrying about being realistic, what would you do?
Ocean Elf: Smashing chain letters. Yeah, I'd love getting paid for this.
Chain: 5. You can only live one place for the rest of your life and it can’t be anywhere you’ve lived before. Where would it be?
Ocean Elf: Since I don't have to make such a big decision, I'm not going to bother trying to speculate. It would take a lot longer than a day figuring that out if it actually happened, so…
Chain: 6. If you were a celebrity, what would you be famous for?
Ocean Elf: Probably telling tabloid reporters, directors who tried talking me into nudity scenes, and organizations trying to get me to hop on their bandwagons, to go fly a kite.
Chain: 7. If you got to be on any game show you wanted, which one would it be?
Ocean Elf: The only one I watch.
Chain: 8. If you could name yourself, what name would you chose?
Ocean Elf: Heh… Ocean Elf.
Chain: 9. What’s your biggest fear?
Ocean Elf: Uh-uh… You're not getting that out of me.
Chain: 10. Roller blades or skates?
Ocean Elf: Either one.
Chain: 11. You can fly anywhere in the world to eat one item of food. Where do you go and what do you eat?
Ocean Elf: Huh? Fly somewhere just to eat something? Eh, I think I'll just get something from around here, thanks.
Chain: 1. What movie can you watch over and over again, no matter how many times you’ve seen it?
Ocean Elf: Doesn't matter since you won't be watching it with me.
Chain: 2. What’s your favorite band right now?
Ocean Elf: I don't roll that way. I like various music, as long as the song is pleasing to me and it's done well, what care I who performed it?
Chain: 3. If someone made a movie of your life, who would you want to play you?
Ocean Elf: Asked in another mutation of this meme on another blog, answered somewhere else in this smash…
Chain: 4. One food you wouldn’t eat as a kid that you love now?
Ocean Elf: There actually is such a food in my case, but you're not going to eat it with me, or cook it for me, neither will I cook it for you, so it doesn't matter what it is.
Chain: 5. Last book you read?
Ocean Elf: *Yawn* Didn't I already - oh, whatever, skip it.
Chain: 6. What is your favorite memory from high school?
Ocean Elf: Nothing you were part of.
Chain: 7. If you could have a dinner party and invite 5 people (famous or not), who would you invite and why?
Ocean Elf: I don't know and I'm not going to wrack my brain over it.
Chain: 8. Scariest movie you’ve ever seen?
Ocean Elf: A movie that wasn't actually scary at all but for this freaky music/sound effect they kept using.
Chain: 9. What song is stuck in your head right now?
Ocean Elf: Listen for yourself if you're really curious.
Chain: 10. Quirkiest thing about you that most people don’t know – go!
Ocean Elf: Um, does smashing blog memes count?
Chain: 11. What do you love about yourself?
Ocean Elf: Eh? How the heck does one answer this?
Chain: 11 questions for you:
Ocean Elf: Argh!
Chain: 1. How did you meet your significant other? Juicy details, please!
Ocean Elf: Nothing here… No really. Believe it or not, some of us just aren't into the romance thing.
Chain: 2. Where’s the last place you went for vacation?
Ocean Elf: If you're fishing for recommendations on places to go, ask somebody who's travelled extensively.
Chain: 3. You have a round-the-world plane ticket and you can pick 5 places to go. Where are you going?
Ocean Elf: Somewhere on every continent except Antarctica of course…
Chain: 4. What’s your favorite spice?
Ocean Elf: Depends on what it's being put into.
Chain: 5. You have a surprise day off , how are you spending it?
Ocean Elf: How would i know? You can't plan a surprise day off ahead.
Chain: 6. What is one thing you refuse to eat, no matter how much someone offered to pay you?
Ocean Elf: There are a few things that fit the bill here and I can't pick just one.
Chain: 7. Have you always lived where you are currently living?
Ocean Elf: Okay, that's getting too nosey.
Chain: 8. What was your biggest cooking/baking flop?
Ocean Elf: Roflol! Nevermind, you weren't there.
Chain: 9. Name a dish you’ve had at a restaurant that you’ve been able to successfully recreate at home.
Ocean Elf: Yeah, no, I'm not making it for you.
Chain: 10. Cilantro — love it or hate it?
Ocean Elf: Eh, can't remember, actually.
Chain: 11. What’s the gutsiest thing you’ve ever done?
Ocean Elf: Can't exactly pick one since there have been several things.
Chain: Tag, you’re it!
Ocean Elf: Argh! It's not tag, it's a chain letter, not the same thing at all!
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Chain: 1. Do you blog for business or pleasure? Tell us more.
Ocean Elf: I blog when I have something to say that doesn't really fit anywhere else.
Chain: 2. What's your favorite post (on your own blog), and why?
Ocean Elf: Eh, not that into myself. But because of the subject matter I find it necessary to provide the link to some posts more than others.
Chain: 3. You're stranded on a desert island.
Ocean Elf: *Yawn* This again. Not that I've seen it a lot in this particular blog meme, but it is a cliche question that's often used here and there.
Chain: What five items washed ashore with you to decorate your newfound home?
Ocean Elf: Meh. Next?
Chain: 4. If your blog had a soundtrack, what would it be?
Ocean Elf: Different music to suit different entries. A musical blog would be cool.
Chain: 5. If you could have dinner with any designer or blogger (living or dead), who would it be?
Ocean Elf: I haven't the foggiest…
Chain: 6. What is the first major design decision you made?
Ocean Elf: Meh.. Not even close to applicable.
Chain: 7. What is the craziest color you ever painted anything?
Ocean Elf: Meh… The last time I painted anything was back in grade school and I really don't remember what colors I used. The usual, I guess.
Chain: 8. Do you remember paint color (or nail polish, lipstick, etc.) names? Share one off the top of your head, and what kind of color it was. Or let us guess.
Ocean Elf: No.
Chain: 9. What is your biggest design or DIY fail?
Ocean Elf: None. Not applicable.
Chain: 10. What is the coolest opportunity that has come your way because of your blog?
Ocean Elf: Nothing yet.
Chain: 11. If you were invited to write a decorating book, what would it include and/or what would the title be?
Ocean Elf: I'd have to decline the invitation.
Chain: 1. Do you blog daily? Why or why not?
Ocean Elf: I blog when I feel like it. end of story.
Chain: 2. Is blogging your day job, just a hobby or an off-shoot of your "real" job (which is what)?
Ocean Elf: Just a blog, and if you knew me well, you'd know what kind of work I do.
Chain: 3. If you could pick one room in your house to have decorated by a famous designer, which room would you choose and why?
Ocean Elf: I'm not all that fussy and don't know any famous designers.
Chain: 4. Which famous decorator would you choose to re-do your room (#3) and why?
Ocean Elf: See above.
Chain: 5. What are your favorite type of posts to write (DIY, sharing new finds, inspiration pics, etc.)?
Ocean Elf: I dunno, I just write.
Chain: 6. What have you learned/what have you gained from blogging?
Ocean Elf:Learned some stuff from the odd link included in an entry, expressing myself etc, ya know, that kinda thing.
Chain: 7. For someone just starting out in the blogging world, what advice would you give?
Ocean Elf: Don't participate in any blog meme chains like 11 things, my 7 links, and for the love of interest, never graciously accept and "nominate/tag" anyone else with any of those horrid so-called http://ChainSmashers.pbworks.com/So+Called+Blog+Awards+Are+Just+Chain+Letters!
Chain: 8. What is your biggest decorating pet peeve?
Ocean Elf: Meh, don't care.
Chain: 9. What is a little-known fact about you that your readers would be surprised to learn?
Ocean Elf: Since I don't know what people have already figured out/learned about me, I don't know what about me would surprise them.
Chain: 10. Who do you most admire in the blogging world and why?
Ocean Elf: Meh, even if I did, I'm not falling into this trap, sounds too much like one of these "Must share and make your friends feel great with this chain letter!" questions.
Chain: 11. What is a trend you still love (even if it's overdone, you just can't help yourself)?
Ocean Elf: None - this is pretty much why I dislike trends for the most part, and that includes especially memes. So, instead of doing what everyone else does by nicely answering and maybe inwardly cringing at the "tagging" obligation stuff, I'm going to toss all phoney nicety out the window and smash these chains.
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Chain: 1. When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? What did you think you would become?
Ocean Elf: I had no clear idea but didn't think I'd become what I am now, which, BTW, I'm very happy to be.
Chain: 2. Who is your biggest celebrity crush?
Ocean Elf: What are you kidding me? I haven't had a crush on any celebrity since I was in grade school. I'm just not a fangirl, you know…
Chain: 3. Angels, Bigfoots, or Aliens; which one do you think is most likely to exist?
Ocean Elf: Well I'm a Christian so that should give you a huge hint.
Chain: 4. What is something that everybody seems to enjoy that you hate?
Ocean Elf: Blog memes.
Chain: 5. If you opened your front door and I was there, what would you say? What would you really be thinking?
Ocean Elf: That depends on who you are and what if anything you're trying to sell. I might give you a polite "Sorry, I can't give anything." or a rough "I don't support the likes of you now stop wasting my time!" *slam*
Chain: 6. What is your favorite movie and why?
Ocean Elf: I have a few favourites I like because of their plots, the characters, the humor, the music etc.
Chain: 7. There has to be something that you believe you’re the best at, what is it?
Ocean Elf: 'Best at' ? Well, I'm not going to make that claim to anything, since I'm pretty sure there's somebody, or lots of somebodies bettr than me at anything I do, which explains why they are famous and I am not. But if we're talking about simply the best of my own abilities in contrast with things I'm not as good at, well, besides smashing chain letters, it would probably be this and there's more here.
Chain: 8. Who is the ugliest person you know and why are they so ugly?
Ocean Elf: I'm not going to gossip and put down names of people I seriously dislike for everybody to see. Ugly has nothing at all to do with appearance, by the way, to me, people are ugly because of their horrible attitudes and the way they treat others. If you want a good glimpse at what is truly ugly, you can read about fictional characters and their ugliness and what is done about it at Fictionlands. Senna, Miranda, Tonya, Cherie, and others to be added in the cast of uglies as more is written and put up on that site. There were some real people who are incredibly ugly, who my friend and I wrote a couple of stories around because we were disgusted and infuriated beyond belief at their actions. But I didn't know them personally, nor do I want to.
Chain: 9. Is love unconditional?
Ocean Elf: Under normal circumstances, yes. But there are things people can do that will cause me to stop loving them. Bullying, sadism, racism, sexism etc. I cannot love a sadist whether it's a physical one or just an emotional/psychological manipulative head-gaming sort.
Chain: 10. Lots of people have addictions. What is yours?
Ocean Elf: Not sure I'd call my extreme likes 'addictions' but if you knew me well, you'd know what they are, or at least one or two of them.
Chain: 11. What is the nicest compliment you have ever received? What is something that you would like to be complimented more about you?
Ocean Elf: Well I don't wish people would compliment me *more* but I do appreciate the unexpected pleasant surprise when it happens. It's considered kind of a bonus life hands you every so often. I've received some pretty neat compliments occasionally and they're all encouraging in various things. I get more satisfaction out of a job well done than anything else.