Monday, February 15, 2010

The UnValentine Grumpy Meme

Oh dear ... it appears that Queen Mimi is in a bit of a mood over at Bloggingham after what must have been a royally-bad Valentine's Day as she's proclaimed that a meme needs to be done or else those of us tagged will be tossed into the dungeon even if we hold a coveted get-out-of-the-dungeon-free card. Darned royalty can be so mercurial and unforgiving sometimes!

Ah well, not wanting to subject my poor old bad back to the dampness in the dungeon I guess I shall just have to participate even though just typing the words "Valentine's Day" makes my fingers burn and my eyes water. It's a holiday I boycott until the day after when a trip to the local CVS rewards one with 75% off boxes of chocolates that one can then use to drown his/her sorrow in for not actually getting any the day before! Anyway, I digress ... on to the bloody royally-declared meme!

1.  I, Mimi Pencil Skirt Peace Woman, have officially declared war on Valentine's Day. If I see one more chocolate rose covered in stupid red tin foil paper I'm gonna have a fit. What did you get for Valentine's Day?

I got this lovely virtual vase of virtual flowers from Dennis, the supervisor on duty at work yesterday, who had told me he would get me flowers when I snarled at him in response to his cheery "Happy Valentine's Day" greeting!  The sort-of virtual card read, "They would only deliver electronically because it's Sunday."

2. What will you miss most about Valentine's Day?
I can tell you what I won't miss! Those darned jewelry commercials that haunt me throughout all of Christmas and then rear their ugly heads again for Valentine's Day!  I don't care if "he went to Jared's" -

 or if "every kiss begins with Kay" -

I honestly don't know why I find those commercials so painful but they are so begone with them until next Christmas when they can once again turn the knife in my heart!

3. What could you have done differently yesterday to make the day sweeter?
I suppose I could have not snarled at poor Dennis and merely said "Thank you" in response to his cheery "Happy Valentine's Day!" greeting.

4. How many roses make a dozen?
Math?  We're doing math here now?  It's never been my strong suit but I'm going to go with twelve - unless there's such a thing as a Baker's Dozen of roses in which case there would be thirteen but not only am I not good at math but I haven't received a bouquet of roses since the first Bush Administration so I've definitely forgotten how many there are supposed to be. 

5. You and your love are getting matching tattoos for Valentine's Day. What will they be?
Uhm, your Majesty? This would first require me to have "a love" so I'm going to humbly pass on this particular non-applicable question. 

6. My kingdom for a man who can spell. I am so tired of getting text messages from college educated 45 yr old men like .....I miss u ....wat up?.... B there by 8... or the ever popular U home?  Does your significant other have an annoying cute little habit you'd like to break?
Again you are implying that I have a significant other ... See the answer to question 5 above!

7. What did you get someone for Valentine's Day?
Well, of course I had to get something for Dennis after he gave me that beautiful bouquet of virtual roses, right?  I got him these -

He declared them to be the best-tasting virtual chocolates he had ever received!  Added bonus was he could eat the whole box in one sitting and not go into sugar-overload!

8. No one is looking. I promise. Write one word on this candy heart you've been dying to say to a romantic connection from your past. I will not tell. - Custom comment codes for MySpace, Hi5, Friendster and more

9. Be a poet. Write a 4-line poem starting with Roses are red....
Roses are red ...
Or so I've been told!
The last time I got them,
I was 35-years old!
(You do the math!)

10. What song best describes your Valentine's Day experience this year?
Oh come on now!  What other song was I going to pick?!?  On the bright side, the video has clips of Colin Firth from Bridget Jones's Diary - rowr! 

11. Two cupids are in a knock down drag out fight on the floor of the Senate.  One is a constituent from Venus, the other from Mars.  What is the name of the legislation are they fighting over? 
Why two cherubs would ever subject themselves to the mess that is Washington is beyond me, they're probably fighting over who took the wrong turn in Harper's Ferry that landed them there!

Okay, can I stay out of the dungeon now, Your Majesty?  Please??  And I do hope that everyone else had a lovely Valentine's Day - honest!


  1. Good job Linda. I don't do the dungeon thing anymore. It's the ultimate freedom. Pun intended.

    I love your roses and the chocolates are equally nice too. Virtual gifts are sometimes the best and with the least calories too.

    Have a terrific day. Big hug. :)

  2. Great answers. They should keep you out of the dungeon. Does she still have Johnny Depp in chains down there? I've got Take This Tune up today, but definitely grumpy is on for tomorrow.

  3. Lovely responses fit for royalty, Duchess Linda.

    Your virtual bouquet is beautiful.

    Reading the words I finally got the double entendre from the commercial. "every kiss begins with Kay" Or the letter K. I get it.

    bwahahaha. I hadn't thought of that. And I think of myself as a wordsmith? I am ashamed.

  4. Lovely flowers and great candy. Would have been a little better if you could taste them. LOL. Good Ruby Tuesday post.

  5. I have never, and I repeat NEVER!, gotten roses. How sad is that?

  6. Dear Duchess,

    I am in a royal snit but that' just because it was time and long overdue. Today I went to Taco Bell and they treated me like a regular person.

    It brought me down a notch.
    Or two.

    P.S. I have no idea what Sandee's comment or pun means.

  7. As for your Valentine's Day.
    I love the virtual roses. I didn't get any of those either. The return virtual candy was a hoot though. And calorie free, of course. Perfect!

    No, I am not implying that you have a significant other. But think about it, aren't all "others" SIGNIFICANT in your life? I have many significant others that count and made me happy: loyal friends and family count too. That's not keeping my feet warm in the Queen's bed at night though.

    Bah! Now I'm in a bad mood again.
    But that's why they call it the Grumpy Meme.

    I don't think you deserve the dungeon and I'll take pity because of your back. It is a tad cold down there at the moment.

    #8 - Priceless answer.
    Men run hot and cold like a water faucet, don't they? A little kindness goes a long long way.

    Thanks for playing. It's been awhile since I felt "queenly". Today was a nice day to wear my crown.

  8. Anonymous11:19 PM EST

    eh. I can't stand v day.
    but i LOVE you!

  9. I love ya Linda, but I'm getting so tired of listening to people whine about St. Valentine's Day. Honestly. When I was single in college a bunch of us threw stag un-valentine's day parties and had a GREAT time. And I've said before, barren women have at least as much gut-wrenching PAIN associated with Mother's Day and yet I don't see them whining and snivelling each May.

    St. Valentine's Day is a holiday...specifically a Holy Day recognizing one of the church's more well-known saints. It is a day to celebrate love and lasting a society where we frequently bemoan how easy and prevalent divorce is I would rather see us celebrate relationships and hail people who have managed to stay together while holding onto the hope that everyone find their special someone.

    "Every morning you wake up YOU decide what kind of a day you're going to have." Grandma Traver

  10. Dungeons? Eewww.

    Loved reading your answers. You crack me up. It would take some guy MIGHTY special to deserve YOU. Just sayin'. Big hugs...

  11. Loved all your answers! I spent Valentine's Day sorting through thousands of pictures that I had in a huge box!! lol You should have seen my bedroom floor, yikes! I don't do Valentine's Day either and except for the vase I made with flowers and conversation hearts, that was it:-) Steve couldn't make it down to spend the weekend so BAH HUMBUG on Valentine's Day!!! At least we did talk on the phone:-) xoxo

  12. Well done on doing Mimi's Meme. You can see my answers on my sister blog, the Meme Holodeck

  13. When Eyad was here, the very first American commercial he memorized was "every kiss begins with K"


  14. "He declared them to be the best-tasting virtual chocolates he had ever received!"

    That was hysterical and I literally "LOL"ed. Then my 9 yr old said "What's so funny?" and I couldn't explain it to him.

    This was great!

  15. By the way... I HATE the jewelry commercials too.

  16. I re tag you (( smile ))

    Big hugs from Old Speedy :-)


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