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A Recent Meme

In the last week or two, a meme was making the rounds on Facebook. In case the word is as new to you as it was to me (I don't get out very often, I guess...) an Internet "meme" is an idea or concept that is propagated through the World Wide Web. This particular meme was a series of pictures based on various perceptions of one's profession. Being a teacher, I liked this one.

Since I have worked the past 10 summers in tech support on campus, I appreciated this next one also.

Since Becka and I have entered the stage of life where we are seeing doctors more, I liked this meme about that profession.

As a blogger, I loved this one that really nails it, though it's probably more true of my wife than of me.

You cat people (and non-cat people) will enjoy this one.

Some of the memes out there were pretty bizarre ... like this one.

Any many of them were at least partially distasteful or inappropriate. But that's life, I guess.

Several places online I found a template for making memes like this. Below is one of them.

You can right click on the image above to save it to your computer. Some of you might want to go wild with Photoshop or some other photo editing software to make your own memes using that template. When this meme was making the rounds on Facebook, there were quite a few creative and humorous ones posted.

If you don't want to go that route, you can also go to http://www.whatireally.com [1] and make your own memes that way. Just realize that there will be many who will feel like the following picture, even if they're too polite to express it.

As a teacher, I was recently encouraged to join LinkedIn — social networking for professionals. What I didn't know when I put in my e-mail address was that LinkedIn would send an invitation and endless reminders/nags to everyone in my gmail address book! I thought the next step would be to let me decide to whom invitations would be sent. Wrong! Unfortunately, that was not the case, and it was too late to undo it. If you have received an invitation from me and are not interested, there's an unsubscribe link at the bottom of the e-mail. The process is really painless and will stop the arrival of further reminders. It would take me much of my remaining life to go through the invitations one by one to revoke each of the 600+ that were sent. Sorry.

Megan and Maddie update...

Many have been asking how Megan and Maddie are doing. Rather than reinventing the wheel, here's a link to Megan's blog post [2] about her post-delivery difficulties. If you visit her blog, while you're there you can explore the posts before and after the one I linked to.


"We are all greater sinners than we want to believe, and God loves us more than we often can bring ourselves to believe." – Drew Conley

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Dear Google,
Please stop acting like a girlfriend — let me finish my sentence before you make suggestions. Thank you.