In the Oft-misquoted Words of Miss Sally Field….

Well, now I’ve got to get back with the program, because “right now” exists only in an instant. I make this post in gratitude to Malvika who so kindly inspired me to pick myself off the floor and jump back into the net — the Internet, that is — by nominating me for the Creative Blogger Award.

I am really not sure what I did to garner such a lovely title as “creative blogger,” I mean we haven’t really been exposed to each other for very long… less than a month in fact. However what I can tell you about Magical Corner is that this young poet shows great depth and wisdom far beyond her years.

And now back to me, because after all, we’ve already established above that you like ME! Also, it’s kinda the rule that I reveal five things about myself as part of my acceptance of the award. I will try not to repeat things I have revealed in the past.

1. Yes, this one is actually a repeat because it is part of who I am and if I must follow rules (like nominating others) for others to know that I have inspired a fellow blogger, I think it is important that when the award comes to me, I change the rules to suit my belief system. And so, here it is:

… I toss out the rules when presenting awards and do not require that people pass them along like a chain letter. Those rules, for me, seem to lessen the very real connection of people and feelings that come with nominations for these accolades. However, that is my point of view and I believe we are all entitled to our own viewpoints and we are allowed to change the rules, if it hurts no one, and that is how the world continues to change and develop.

Don’t worry though, if you are a stickler for the rules, I will outline them in this post so those of you who want to nominate someone can add any or all of the rules back in for your nomination.

2. I am the walking, talking, breathing epitome of a dialectic human being. Dialectic? Memee, whatever are you speaking of? Well, I have two equal but opposing viewpoints about who and what I am. I do not suffer from multiple personality disorder, however I am a conundrum even unto myself. For example, above I have stated that I believe that rules were made to be changed yet, mostly I adhere strictly to whatever rules are put before me…. BORING!! And yes, from time to time, I do refer to myself in the third person –not so boring after all, eh?

3. When I was ten I wrote a play, however until earlier this year I could not write a poem to save my life!

4. My brain does not wake up until around ten p.m. and yet that is when the world sleeps. I don’t mind too much though, because nighttime is so peaceful and quiet, it is when I feel the calmest, safest, and most confident.

5. If I can, I try to take a nap every day.

Rule #2: Nominate others for this award. Okay, so this is where Rule #1 reapplies itself. I am being told to nominate other people for this award, just because. Well, I don’t nominate on “just because” nor do I nominate because I am being told to do it now. I have been away from reading for a while. People who inspire me know who they are so although I am accepting this award, I am also reserving the right to nominate this award at some later date in the future. I can do this, this is my blog and I have the rules outlined so when I am ready and feel really moved and inspired by someone’s creativity, I’ll find this post and cast my nominations!

And, as an afterthought or a postscript, I’d like to retract my answer numbered 5 and say that I always write stream of consciousness… I never know where things are headed or where they will end up until after my writing has reached its conclusion. So, when I went back and read all of the above, to proof it for typos and grammatical errors, I was quite surprised to see that from the very beginning I was outlining arguments for why I would not be passing on any nominations with this award. I find it funny, not ha-ha funny, but odd funny.

You’ve gotta love the brain!
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Inspired Blogging Begets Inspired Bloggers Begets Inspired Blogs

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I am still in the beginning stages of learning the ins-and-outs of blogging despite a decade of editing other people’s websites. I have had many bloggers and readers personally reach out to me and tell me that I have inspired or touched them in one way or another. And a few days ago my fellow blogger, Bonny, took it yet another step further. She publically nominated me on her blog Thoughts and Things for the Inspired Blogger award. And I love it, so thank you, Bonny! Continue reading

Relationship: What is it and why is it so damn confusing?

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How do I define the word relationship? It is the state of being in relation with another person. I stand here, you stand there. I am above you, beside you, beneath you. You are my boss and I am your employee. I am your mother and you are my son. We are friends, family, spouses, co-workers, teammates, partners, acquaintances or strangers. Everyone, each and every one of us is in relationship with one another. That is how I define the word “relationship”. Continue reading

A Case for Entitlement

Who me, entitled?  Never!
Who me, entitled? Never!

It is day-2 of my online blogging101 course and we are supposed to change, alter, or tweek our blog name and/or tagline.  Well B.U., I’m not going to do it. So there, I’ve said it! I have the right to do it my way and not your way. I am deserving, no not deserving, entitled to special treatment and privileges.

Why? What do you mean, why? Because I am me, of course. I am special. I am unique. I have a voice and well, there is only one Memee and she is me! If you don’t like it, well, that’s…

Wait, what’s that you just said? I don’t have to change anything if I don’t want to? All you are asking is that in order to complete my homework I simply need to pay attention to all of the instructions before beginning my blog post? Well, why didn’t you say so in the first place?

What do you mean I should have already learned about reading all the instructions before beginning any new class assignment by the time I got through middle school? Who do you think you are, a university or something?

What’s that you say? What did I think B.U. stood for? Well, your name, I guess; why?

Oh, well now I feel stupid! B.U. Stands for Blogging University. Okay, well, let me begin my assignment again.

I am B.L. Memee and I have named my blog Memee’s Musings and I am sticking to it. Why I have that title for a blog of my personal thoughts is because, obviously, I am Memee and they are my thoughts. They are the musings my mind takes me on and I am simply releasing my thoughts “to paper” for personal posterity and allowing you to tag along with me. And, actually, I am kinda famous in my circles of people for emails that meander from topic-to-topic as my brain wizes and whorls from one thought to the next. I mean, I literally type what I am thinking in that moment (and sadly for my email recipient, without proper formatting) and oftentimes my thoughts will be interrupted by other thoughts by who other than myself. So Memee’s Musings is the title today, tomorrow and, well, until I have no more thoughts rapid-firing through the synapses of my brain.

Now as for the tagline.  It may be subject to change at some point but for now it simply states what my blog is about:  “Thoughts about life, death and the world around me.” It’s simple and accurate and for me even a little curious.

I guess that if you want to find out if I am going to change that tagline in the future, you will just have to become my minion.

Muah-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!

Memee’s Meandering Mind

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So here we are at Blogging101, the first assignment: Introduce Yourself!

Where to start? Well, I am a lifetime journaler, a longtime editor/proofreader to a blogger* who began before blogging was blogging — Blog? That’s not a word — and a brand new, doing it my way, blogger. That’s right I have published only two posts and I have two pending, and then the post I am writing now. Brand, spanking new blogger, yep, that’s me! Continue reading