March 14, 2005


According to my understanding of memetics, the entire "everybody answer the same questions" thing is a single meme. New questions don't equal new meme. The meme has now mutated, tho, into a Ponzi pyramid scheme which is supposed to boost my readership. I volunteer to be one of five people answering Caltechgirl's questions, and it pays of in hits, fed hopefully by traffic generated by her other questionees. I in turn offer the opportunity for five bloggers to volunteer to answer my questions and receive traffic generated similarly, for which they in turn offer the same until all seven million seven hundred thousand bloggers have participated, at which time the whole thing collapses. Anyone who wishes to participate on this basis need but to comment to that effect, and then participate as described.

Without further adieu, here are the questions and answers:

1. Do you also consider yourself one of the "normal"munuvians? What the heck is the deal with the munuvians, anyway?

I was honored to be invited to join the community generously hosted by Pixy Misa. Munuvishness indicates a certain level of quality, and a certain commonality of viewpoint (but not a political lockstep). Altho there are several munuvian blogs I read on a regular basis, in truth I do not participate in the community as much as I would like.

2. Why triticale? I know it's an esoteric hybrid grain. Are you an esoteric hybrid kind of guy?

Right wing long-haired hippie hawk. Bluecollar redneck nerd intellectual aesthete. High in lysine and in overall protein. Yeah, I guess so.

3. What's your favorite meal to cook?


4. Milwaukee, huh?

We had been looking for a larger, less expensive house in a less gentrified neighborhood in Chicago without much luck. I went to Milwaukee on a business trip, and, for amusement, brought the homes for sale magazines back with me. My wee wifey took one look at them and decided we were house hunting in the wrong city. I logged onto the real estate search site we had been using, put in our search parameters, and she had me click on the third one to come up. We went up to look at it the following weekend, and made an offer the week after that. It cost us half what we got for our place in Chicago, was in twice the condition and four times the size. We are about to sell it eight years later for twice what we have in it, having once again bought in front of gentrification. This time we are just moving three blocks away.

One of the deciding factors was the fact that the victim disarmament laws here are less severe than in Chicago. About a year earlier, herself had suggested we look into moving to Indiana, where we could get carry permits, but the economics of it didn't work out.

5. What's your biggest blog peeve?

Things happen too fast. By the time I notice a story, figure out what to say about it, and get it half keyed in, the original post has aged off of the blog where I found it.

Posted by triticale at March 14, 2005 06:18 PM

Re: #5, boy ain't THAT the truth!

Nicely done.

Posted by: Margi at March 14, 2005 07:15 PM
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