18 November 2005

Graphic Meme

Cyn at Cynter has a meme going on. Husband saw it and played and now I'm passing it on.

This is how you play:

Do a Google image search of the following and post the first (or favorite if you want to cheat, but label it so) result for each:
  • The name of the town where you were born
  • The name of the town where you live now
  • Your name
  • Your grandmother’s name (just pick one)
  • Your favorite food
  • Your favorite drink
  • Your favorite song
  • Your favorite smell
So here are mine, all using the first graphic to come up, apart from Seaford:

Yup the view here was framed by the Adshel bus shelter. Yes the whole of the Uxbridge Road is like an Indian market full of exotic foods and fabrics and an impressive range of brass and plastic goods. They like their plastics; so do I.
I think the bus shelter was used to cut out views of warring, triple parked motorists.
Yes, it's wonderful.

This is the second graphic claiming to be of our home town, as Husband used the first that came up. Notice how neither actually displays this seventies suburbia-by-sea, but rather more picturesque views looking away from town.

At first I thought 'Yes! This'll do for representing me!' But then I looked closer. There is something inherently wrong with men with:

more moisturised skin than mine,
more exfoliated skin than mine,
better hair than mine, with more (any) glistening 'product' in it,
men with no body hair at all,
men with obviously plucked eyebrows.

And what's the woolly hat for, indoors; first line crab defense?

Okay, okay cut the laughing.
One of my grandmothers had the dubious honour of carrying the 'must have' family middle name. Shut up.
The Welsh Gibbons are a good bunch and I can see why the family association would be carried on - even if it might have been better to give the marker to a male child?

Creme Caramel
Its just one of those seasonal treats that you can manage somehow, even when the idea of eating anything else makes you think you'll burst. Best enjoyed on a really full stomach, though, because otherwise there's nothing much to it so it involves consuming loads and getting weird looks, or forgetting to tell the kids you actually bought any at all.

Just like this; neat, and by the tumbler.
Chill the bottle and sod the ice.
Not for sharing,
definitely for finishing.

Don't Come The Cowboy With Me, Sonny Jim
But only as sung by Kirsty MacColl

Fresh Cut Meadow Grass
Not your chemically assisted, perfect lawn variety, but
the stuff with some chloropyll left in it and a few wild flowers.

YOUR TURN! leave me a comment so I know who to come visit?


Ms Mac said...

I like this meme a lot! I will probably do it tomorrow!

ps. You still have popups! :-( Mine are for various Swiss Health Insurance Companies.

mommyguilt said...

ok...I'm working on it. Have images downloaded, now I just have to do the post while the boss isn't looking....LOL

doris said...

I concur on the pop-ups and will pass on the meme. Lovely idea though :-)

Cheryl said...

ms mac
Bugger! I keep clearing my temp files; run AVG, ghostsurf et al, yet keep getting this. Thanks for the tip off.

mommyguilt - cant wait!

Completely understood, ms. anonymous!

mommyguilt said...

ok cheryl, it's done!

Cyn said...

alrighty! glad you found it.

Chep said...

LOVE this idea - I will be posting as soon as I can find the images (my hometown is small I may have to cheat - but don't worry I'll tell)

fineartist said...

I loved this too. I'm all over it. Now I'm going in to see what Chep posted.

fineartist said...

Now to pop in on Mommyguilt and ms mac.....

Le laquet said...

Love it ... will post it later! I don't see any pop-ups ... does this mean you fixed them/

jane said...

Oh gosh Cheryl, I loved reading your meme. I thought the Gibbon picture was a closed eyelid. It wasn't until I kept looking at it that I saw a monkey!
Yeah those guys are gay looking (not that there's anything wrong with that)
I love the picture of Seaford, even better is the 70ish town you speak of. There was a town like that in Maui & I just loved it.
I admit, I'm a flake...and while I loved reading yours, I remain a meme coward.
But thank you for posting this, it was thoroughly enjoyable.

Cheryl said...

Of to visit you all!

This is one of those rare occasions when I am grateful for time zones - waking up to this :-)

Jane - any picture I post, you can click on to see bigger, if it helps.
Gays are nice, but being surrounded by five half naked 'sisters' isnt the same!

zilla said...

"Cheryl" seems a little busier than "Jennifer." This is a fun meme to do, although mine didn't turn out as humorous or as sensual as yours.

Expat Traveler said...

I love this post! I'm using it for my site too. :) Great blog by the way.

Cathy said...

love the creme caramel and baileys. you have yummy taste.

Le laquet said...

I have just re-read this properly ... seriously, were your Welsh Gibbons from the Bridgend / Ogmore area? LMAO! Sounds a bit odd but I'm stuck on a family tree branch!

Cheryl said...

Le Laquet:
Nan was an Austin, married beneath her (a landed farmer), her mum was most upset. One of her sisters married a Lord? Cousins (Parrs) all 'took the cloth' and we are the black sheep hehe.

Great grandad was the Bridgend Blacksmith who did the gates? All a bit sketchy but yes, Bridgend way.

It does mean our nearest possible relations would be great great. Do tell!

Le laquet said...

Dear "cousin" Cheryl

Who knows? ~ my Gibbons were originally from Ogmore (south of Bridgend, went to Blaenrhondda and my Gran was finally born in Ogmore Vale (both north of Bridgend.) The men in the family were miners ... Edward Gibbons was born 1828, probably in St Bride's Major.

This is probably too much for a comment box ... off to cut and paste it into an email!