Well, today I’m going to be a follower (yet again). I know what you’re thinking. “Be original, Heather. Come up with your own ideas…” Well, lately my brain is feeling pretty mushy. So until it starts acting right, I’m going to piggyback off of other people. And you’ll just have to like it. (Or not read it. I guess it’s up to you.)
Diane, Mel and Jenners have all done the now infamous Google meme. It’s pretty basic. You just go to Google and type in “Your name needs” (don’t literally type “your name”- you know what I mean, right? Don’t be dumb.) Then make a list of whatever it is Google thinks you’re lacking. As many people before me have realized, Google can be a jerk. Here’s what I supposedly need for a fulfilled life.
…two therapists. Really? Is one not enough? Am I supposed to play them against each other?
…something more to be satisfied. This is probably true. What do you recommend Google?
…to grow up. Oh, come on! I’m trying.
…a childhood. Well make up your dang mind, Google. Which is it? Grow up, or be a child?
…men. Multiple men, or just men in general?
…some body guards. Is that a threat, Google? I don’t like your attitude.
…a new shrink. You mean besides the two you already recommended? So we’re up to three therapists now. Greeeat. It just keeps getting better.
…Gatorade. Well, now that you mention it, I am a little thirsty.
…a joint. Umm, Google?? I think you have me confused with someone else.
…a vacation. FINALLY.. something I actually want.
…£10,000 a day. Again.. you’re beginning to redeem yourself Google. We could be friends.
…to talk about the weather. Well, it’s sunny and about 60 degrees today. Pretty nice, overall.
…your financial support. Yes. You can send checks, made payable to Heather to… Oh, what’s that? You don’t want to send me a check? Oh. Well, fine.
…protection. Again with the threats. Is there something I need to know, Google??
…to go. Go where? Could you be more specific?
…help. On so many levels.
…prayers again. Again? Well, okay. I’ll take ‘em if you think I need ‘em. Pray away.
… a triumphant return to TV. Well, that could be fun. Although technically I think you need to have been on TV before to make a triumphant return to TV. I’m just sayin’.
Well, that was interesting. Google seems a little two-faced though, if you ask me. One minute it’s threatening me and insulting my sanity, the next it’s suggesting large sums of money and a much needed vacation. Make up your mind, Google. Quit toying with me!
And now, one last little bit of piggybacking. I saw this on Dan’s blog yesterday and thought it looked like fun. Basically, you’re creating your own CD cover. Here are the rules:
Go to “Wikipedia.” Hit “random” and the first article you get is the name of your band.
Then go to “Random Quotations” and the last four or five words of the very last quote of the page is the title of your first album.
Then, go to Flickr and click on “Explore the Last Seven Days” and the third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.
Use Photoshop or some other image editor to add text & spiffify.
Post a link to your band's album cover here!
My band is apparently called Clerks Regular of Our Saviour. It’s a bit of a mouthful, so I have a feeling people would wind up shortening in some way. Maybe just Clerks Regular. Or CROS. Anyway, their first album is called “Travels Faster Than Light.”
From the look of it, I’d say they're an alternative rock band. I might be putting my own musical bias on that though.
If you decide to do either of these, let me know so I can come look!