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Ok.. I've been trying not to ask. I've been hoping that "light would dawn on marble head" (3 cheers for anyone who can name the movie and actor that I stole that quote from)..

No luck.. I have no friggin clue what "meme" stands for. I admit.. I haven't taken the time to google it to figure out this mystery. I'm being a bit stubborn I guess. I don't want to admit that something in the blogosphere is a mystery to me. Heck.. I'm in "The Mom Blogs".. I should know this.

Alas.. no friggin clue.

To mix things up a bit.. I've decided to respond to a meme that I wasn't even officially tagged on. What A Card unofficially "tagged" everyone who read her post.. so here is my response... This also doubles as my weekly TUESDAY TAG post (by "weekly", I mean, I did it last week and then again this week...)


Grab the nearest book. Open the book to page 56. Find the fifth sentence. Post the text of the next two to five sentences on your blog along with these instructions. Don't dig for your favorite book, the cool book, or the intellectual one: pick the CLOSEST. Tag five other people to do the same.


Here goes. I'm at work, so I'm afraid that the book selection is a bit limited. The book is titled "Noise Control: Measurement, Analysis and Control of Sound and Vibration" by Charles Wilson.

Page 56.. Sentence #5 and on..

"A noise source produces a sound field with a maximum directivity index of 11. The A-weighted source power is 0.0001 W. Find maximum A-weighted sound level at a radius of 15 m from the source in full space."

yes.. a college text book..

3 cheers for anyone who can solve the question above.. I'll give you a hint.. Lmax is equal to 10 times the log of the sound power divided by 4*pi*r^2 plus 120 plus the directivity index.

Now to pass on the tags..

I'm going to tag the following lucky bloggers:

Giovanna from Giovanna Diaries - I'm tagging Giovanna because she is in Whatacard's book club. Plus, I'm trying to see if I can link to her blog in every blog post for the next week.

Tegan over at The Kappel Family - I've been friends with this mother of 2.34 for.. *gasp*.. like 15 years now. Jesus. This tag is to remind her that her blog is the least private of anyone that I know.. have you decided on a new blog name yet, T?

Moo over at Moo's Moo - This mom cracks me up. I nose whatever I'm drinking at least once or twice a week while keeping up with her blog. Give her a break though.. her 3 year old got out of the house in his birthday suit.. "My pants-less, pen!s hanging out son had apparently decided that he was over the video and he was going to go for a walk. And since I apparently hadn’t latched the gate properly, he was down the stairs and out in the parking lot, enjoying himself in the fine afternoon sunshine."

Jane from Amazing Trips - I'm tagging "Jane" because she completed her first (oops! SECOND) triathalon and I'm in awe. I can't even get my grocery shopping done with just ONE kid.. she's got a wetsuit and has FOUR kids.. plus, I wanted to pass the link on to my old Resolve buddies.. This is "Jen(Three for me)".. but now she has 4 and calls herself Jane.

Last, but definitely not least.. my niece, Ashley. Ash.. you don't have a blog, but I figured you could play along by leaving your response in a comment below. Plus.. you're up next.. guest blog time my friend. So your mom doesn't shoot me.. keep it anonymous.. no real names/places or pictures with recognizable faces (pictures of the backs of peoples heads are acceptable). Ask your mom how she did hers.. she just emailed me the text and I copied and pasted it into a blog post. :)

Happy Tuesday everyone!


  1. Giovanna Diaries said...
    1)Ok....i have no books at my desk at work. I'll do this tomorrow...and besides WAC already tagged me to do this so I'm bound to comply.
    2) I wrote a similar post about what the heck does MEME mean? I did get a few responses but already forgot. You can google it ya know!
    3) are you tagging me or WAC everyday? If me, why and how did I get so special.
    4) how come you never responded to my email re: movie night?
    5) ....yeah, I don't have a 5.
    Jen said...

    First of all.. you look really irritated in your little profile pic.. :)

    1) I *KNOW* that WAC already tagged you.. didn't you notice my witty way of using the same explanation as she did.. man.. talk about flubbing a joke..!

    2) I'm stubborn.. I don't WANT to google it.

    3) I'm tagging you every day.. for no reason. I'm "in training" for NaBloPoMo which starts a week from Saturday.. I need some discipline.

    4) I didn't respond? oops. Last week was a bumpy one. I'm totally up for the movies.. I think snick's schedule is trickier than yours or mine.. I'm pretty much available any evening but Tuesdays.. :)

    5) ...yeah.. nothing.
    Jane @ Amazing Trips said...
    Actually, it was my SECOND triathlon. I've subjected myself to torture TWICE now. And even as a "seasoned" triathlete (snort) grocery shopping with children can be VERY difficult. You need to hand out lots of snacks.

    "But the owl lay motionless and pathetic as a toy on the floor of her cage."

    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Book #7. I haven't even finished reading #5, yet. But it's good that I have the whole set. No?

    (OMG. I just realized that I've been reading your blog and in the process of leaving comments, completely lost track of time and just MISSED a work conference call. Unbelievable! When did I turn in to such a SLACKER?!)
    Giovanna Diaries said...
    I know I do look annoyed in that pix. I have to change that!
    misstj said...
    okay, i promise i'll deal with being tagged this time around, since i accidentally ignored you like 2 months ago!

    mom of 2.34! yup, that's me i guess!
    moo said...
    He's two, not three, but don't worry ... everyone makes that mistake ;)

    A meme means ... "me me" ... like a post all about yourself.

    And I'll be doing this once. I've done it once before, but it's fun! So ... sometime in the next two weeks, I promise.
    vaxhacker said...
    "Meme" doesn't stand for anything, in the sense of an acronym. It's just a word. It simply means an idea that spreads through society like a virus. See Wikipedia entry for Meme.

    Bill said...
    What movie is the quote from? "light would dawn on marble head" This sounds familiar to me, but I can't place it. It's driving me crazy.

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