Monday, May 14, 2007

Tag, I'm It!

Another meme! Mauro of 1 Million Love Messages has tagged me for a meme he has invented himself, the "3 Things You Love" Meme. Here are the rules:

All bloggers tagged to participate in the “3 Things You Love” must say that this meme was started by 1 Million Love Messages, which I just did...and then answer the following questions...which I've done! So if you want to participate just copy and paste the questions into your blog and put your own answers in place of mine.

The questions:

“3 Things You Love”

1- 3 Things You Love in your Boyfriend/ Girlfriend or Husband/Wife
- His sense of humor
- His kindness
- His intelligence

2- 3 Things You Love in a Friend
- Loyalty
- Honesty
- Sense of humor

3- 3 Things You Love in a Book
- Fully developed, real characters
- A believable, engrossing plot
- Length (I don't like them to end too soon!)

4- 3 Things You Love in a Movie
This one is harder because I like so many different kinds of movies! I was going to put down "fully developed, real characters," but then remembered I thought "Austin Powers" was hysterical. I was going to say a fast-moving plot, but remembered I thought "Remains of the Day" was great. So I had to end up with:
- If it's a comedy, fast moving pace
- If it's a drama, fully developed characters
- If it's a horror/suspense movie, great spooky atmosphere ("Blair Witch," "Sixth Sense"...)

5- 3 Things You Love in a Blog
- Humor
- Variety
- Good writing

6- 3 Things You Love to Talk About
- Politics
- Animals
- Historic Preservation

7- 3 Things You Love to do in Vacations
- Visit cities and enjoy museums, art, restaurants
- Drive around scenic countryside
- Go to an island or other beach vacation

8- 3 Things You Love to Eat
- Lobster
- Steak
- Carne de Porco Alentejano (and other wonderful ethnic cuisine from all around the world!)

9- 3 Things You Love to Happen in Your Life
- Unexpectedly get a letter or e-mail from a friend I haven't heard from in a long time
- Have a "snow day" and not have to go to work!
- Spend a wonderful evening with friends

And last but not the least,

10- 3 Things You Love in 1 Million Love Messages
- That it's trying to send messages of love all around the world
- The format is a lovely color and is unique
- It's a positive thing in a negative world!

I'm going to only tag 2 people because I just tagged a bunch of people with the last meme! So here goes:

Figlet of Figuratively Speaking
Icarus of Time and a Word

Ruth, I didn't want to tag you again so soon but if you like this one please feel free to participate!


Icarus said...

Shock, horror! The guy who has steadfastly & preemptively refused to be tagged (it's some weird mental idiosyncracy, I just can't compile ranking lists) faces a double dilemma:
1) Can I do it?
2) Can I find the time? Work is monumental & paramount (plus facing the weather conditions mentioned in comment above).
Is there a time limit on this, Maui? And I seem to be incorrigibly unable to insert links like everyone else, although half the blogworld has tried to teach me! Do tell.

Icarus said...

PS - A-haaa!! I've just seen that you are developing a distinctly luso (that's Portuguese) flavour here, and not just because of porco à alentejano (that's extraordinary, just like home!!!)! Mauro C of Figueira da Foz, about 100 miles north of here?
Then there is the mysterious David Santos of Madeira & his one-man campaign to cajole the whole blog community to place "Search for/Remember Maddie" tags on every blog. You seem to have escaped that so far, but I haven't and I refuse to publish his comment.

Mauigirl said...

Please, don't feel obligated! ;-) I'm not a big "meme" person myself. I prefer to just blather on about my own things. But some of them are interesting from time to time so I did a couple!

I am apparently attuned to the Portuguese - my affinity started back in 1981 when we first went to the Portuguese section of Newark, NJ and had porco a alentejano for the first time! And of course the rest of the cuisine as well. We've visited Portugal several times and I look forward to my next trip there! The people are so friendly, and the countryside is beautiful!

42yrold said...

I will work on my very very very first meme tag...I don't know if I can even do it....why do I love the things I do...because my heart told me to!