Friday, August 8, 2008

What a Girl Needs

A week ago I was hit with a tag for a meme by none other than the Queen of Memes herself, Mimi! The meme had something to do with corsets but I was never able to figure out exactly what that was all about so I decided to skip that part and just go with the basic meme. Even though I am royalty myself - as proclaimed by Queen Mimi I am officially Linda, Duchess of Norwich Upon the Thames as bestowed upon me this past March in a half-face-to-face meeting with her majesty and Princess Patti - and have been granted a lifetime "Get Out of the Dungeon Free" pass, I didn't want to blow off the tag just in case the Queen was in a mood and feeling temperamental. After all, if you're wearing a corset all the time, you're apt to get cranky!

So with no further ado and excuses, I present to you The Needs Meme which the Queen got from Shannon's Moments of Introspection who got it from Dawn's Daily Life who got it from Lord knows who as the Queen didn't feel like following the meme's lineage back any further! For all we know it could be a rogue meme that was circling the galaxy of the Blogosphere before landing at some unsuspecting blog but if the Queen says DO IT! then we do it or risk the dungeon, which is not a nice place in August I've heard!

The rules of this meme are quite easy as far as meme rules go: simply type your first name into Google with the word "needs" behind it, see what pops up and then post the results. You can then tag anyone left in the Blogosphere whom the Queen did not tag (believe it or not, there are a few!) or you can do what I'm going to do and not tag anyone but offer it up to anyone who wishes to use it as a free meme up for grabs!

Now, let's see what Linda needs, shall we? ...

Linda needs to improve her acting. - ("to be or not to be ..." what's wrong with my acting?!?)

Linda needs to be honest with Willy. - (in which case Linda needs to be honest with Claire!)

Linda needs name recognition. - (well, of course some name recognition would be nice - sure!)

Linda needs to kill herself. - (There are times, like when back is acting up, that I think this very same thing and yet I wouldn't do it as I would be afraid that I would miss something.)

Linda needs improvement and more refinement in her singing. - (Uhm, did someone get a hold of the video of Jamie and I playing Rock Band? Give me a break, the lead singer of Disturbed is hard to imitate!)

Linda needs to be guided in how to make proper overtures to others. - (Overtures? We don't need no stinking overtures!)

Linda needs to grow up and accept responsibility for her actions. - (I'm working on it!)

Linda needs to find $50 or $100 each month. - (Well, while I'm finding money, perhaps I could find a little more than that what with things being tight and all?)

Linda needs a new best friend. - (The hell I do! I have a wonderful best friend who just lives too darned far away on the other side of the country! I need to be able to see her more often is what I really need!)

Linda needs to be a part of a loving, committed marriage. (In which case Linda needs to find some guy who can accept her as she is - idiot-syncrasies and all! Trust me, that sort of man is very difficult to find as they have apparently gone into extinction!)

Linda needs as much free space at the front of the platform as possible. (Train platform? Speaking platform? Space is good no matter where it is!)

Lastly, Linda needs to become happy. - (Yeah, well, for the most part I am happy so get off my back, you stupid meme! Sure I'd be happier if I actually won the PowerBall but I don't see that happening anytime soon, do you?! No, I didn't think so! 'Nuff said!)

It's funny that the things I really do need - better time management, to lose some weight, more financial freedom, a back that doesn't go out on me for no good reason, a teenage daughter who knows how to actually clean up after herself - weren't listed anywhere but who knows? Maybe with this post, those things will make their way into a Google search and the next time this meme rolls around what I get is what I really need!

So what do YOU need?


  1. This meme is sitting on our desktop waiting for me to do it. I'm bad. And lazy. The Queen must be angry with me.

    I hope you find even more than $100 a month. That would be lovely.

    Don't even joke about doing away with yourself, Your Duchess-ness! You would miss an awful lot. ;-)

    Fun post.

  2. I enjoyed everybody's responses to the results. I think this was actually a fun meme to do, wasn't it? You did awesome job, Linda!
    Have a great weekend :o)

  3. HA! I tried this and apparently...

    1. Jenifer needs the spot kept warm

    2. Jenifer needs to stay out of foul trouble

    3. Jenifer needs to examine her heart

    4. Jenifer needs to sign it

    5. Jenifer needs company

    6. Jenifer needs wild sex

    7. Jenifer needs help

    8. Jenifer needs a smack Daddy

    9. Jenifer needs to wear a bra

    10. Jenifer needs to have some mystery in her life.

    HEH. I think I like #6 the best!

  4. We don't need no stinking overtures! Great line...

  5. I love it Linda. I also love your last paragraph. I hear you and thought the same thing, but didn't put down what I really needed. Have a great Friday and weekend. Big hug. :)

  6. You got some great answers Linda. Unfortunately when I good Akelamalu needs.... nothing comes up!

  7. Well done you. I had to cheat a bit as so many of the entries were big rudies!

  8. Dear Duchess,

    Well done.I have now assigned your dungeon room(you were on the bottom "rack" because of your back - I try to be considerate) to someone else who ignored my stinkin' meme. You know how some people are....You may now come upstairs with me and have a spot of tea.

    Mimi Queen of Memes
    (feeling a bit full of herself today)

  9. I need a new bag....


    The Queen of Bag Ladies

    (thanks for the title darlin)

  10. I enjoyed reading your "Linda needs" meme. I was tagged but haven't done it yet, but I will.

    Hope you have a good weekend.

  11. Quite a few have been doing this, including myself.

  12. Those were good! But I don't know about the "kill herself" one. I'd miss you!

  13. Anonymous10:06 PM EDT

    You need to be honest with Willie! Heh heh heh...too cute

    I was tagged for this one, but I keep forgetting. *sigh*

    Maybe I'll do it now.


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