Monday, June 30, 2008

Monday Mimisms: Trainwreck In The Blogosphere

What was I thinking??!
Last week I decided that writing about my mean ole' funk would make me feel better. So I sat down to spill my sorrows on the page and voila (!) it became a meme. Some things I should keep to myself. It became The Funky Meme. I can't help it. I meme everything. And what did I do with the 14 question psychologically exhausting meme? I tagged everybody and his brother.

Not only that, I gave out Dungeon Amnesty Cards to the first ten bloggers to finish the monster and help me get out of my doldrums. And so we all did what good bloggers do. We willy-nilly passed it on to our friends.



What were we thinking??!



Before I knew it, people all over the blogosphere were in a funk.

This is where it gets sad. Those who were already in a funk got worse. Bloggers who'd never had a funk wanted to see what the fuss was all about and decided they needed one too. Others read why their friends were in a funk and started a support group or just started a rumor.

While a few insightful memers had the wisdom to sit this one out, most weren't so lucky. Bloggers discussed past serious funks they'd had over the years and got so depressed they went back in. Some had to go into blerapy (that's blog + therapy for all you non-blog speakers). Others began on a happy note but by the time they'd finished the meme they had relapsed into misery. Some people started answering the questions with the cup half full. Most finished with an empty mug saying "Now that you mention it, I AM in a funk!" While some extolled the virtues of supportive spouses and friends, still others suddenly remembered they were alone in the first place. More funk. A few had been out of a funk for years and after doing this meme, deliberately crawled back in. Recovering alcoholics started drinking again and it was a stellar week for Prozac sales.

Bloggers who were standing on the sidelines watching this disaster drama decided to step in and help. Hugs, cake, Reiki, prayers, rosary beads, voodoo spells and flaming walnuts were thrown out with abandon.

Then the rebellion.
I remember seeing a comment somewhere that said, "What's Mimi trying to do? Kill us??!" (They think I can't hear things but I do.....)


Followed by frolic and mutiny.
It was shameful! Mo refused to funk himself even for the Queen, balking at my meanness memeness. And this blogger had a panic attack in the middle and insisted he'd rather kill himself than finish the meme. He died after question 13. It was a mess!

So I've decided to wave my Queen wand thingy and declare this week FUNK FREE Week! No more whining, sniffling, wallowing and wailing. No more grumpiness and no more castigating. I realize this is going to take some effort on my part, and maybe on yours too, but I think I'm coming to grips with some of the catastrophes I faced last week. And while I certainly had reason to funk (trust me...and I hope to share the details at a later date) I'm really getting tired of having a meltdown every hour. And besides, the prisoners downstairs are lonely. Since Dawn, Sandee, Shannon, Ferd, Asara, Tish and Bud (who called it "your horror meme") are clear of the dungeon forever and ever amen, I kind of wish I hadn't told them they didn't have to do my memes for the rest of their blives. They could have spent some quality time here with the Queen.
I'm gonna miss 'em.


What was I thinking??!!
I'm tired of funking.
If you were one of those kind souls who listened to me babble on in the middle of my roller-coaster nightmare, I sincerely thank you. There is still a lot of work to do but there does appear to be an end in sight. I will keep you posted.
P.S. I still have four Stay-Out-The-Dungeon cards left if you'd like to do the meme.
But don't blame me for your funk.
Or your voluntary commitment.



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22 comments:

Asara Dragoness said...

Don't worry, just because I don't HAVE to do any more memes doesn't mean I WON'T do 'em :)

Curse me, but I like doing them sometimes :) That CD cover one especially was a good time. So I'll be around, never fear!

Charles Gramlich said...

Once I started writing again the funk went away.

Bond said...

I funked because you funked...but I ma hoping after our talk on Saturday you stopped funking...

na-na-na-na-boo-boo....no dungeon for me

Dawn said...

awww... you're gonna miss me?
I'll still do meme's... but only the Good Ones! :D

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

I'll still do memes Mimi. I promise. I like doing them. Not all of them mind you and now I have the ability to wave that beautiful amnesty card at you when I don't want to do a meme. Bwahahahahaha.

The meme didn't put me in a funk either. I thought is was quite amusing. Kind of a walk down memory lane for me. Have a great day sweetie. Big hug and lotsa lovies. :)

Akelamalu said...

I just did a meme. OK it wasn't one of yours but it was a meme so it counts right? Perhaps you'd like to do it to, can I tag the Queen of Memes? ;)

Jean-Luc Picard said...

I don't think I can do it...I don't want the funk!

Mimi Lenox said...

Asara - The Band Meme was great and will soon make another appearance with a twist. Your answers to the Funky Meme were great! Enjoy your pass.

Mimi Lenox said...

Charles - It happens that way all the time for me too. Glad you're better.

Mimi Lenox said...

Vinny The talk helped my friend and your plan is a great one. One way or another this will stop. Thanks and later.

Mimi Lenox said...

Dawn - It WAS a good meme! Lethal. But good. Back to the dungeon for you!

Mimi Lenox said...

Sandee - Your meme answers were great and positive. I loved 'em! And thanks for the lovies and huggies. Back at ya.

Akelamalu - Tag away my dear!

Jean-luc - I would not want to be responsible for the Starship Enterprise getting the funk. Probably best you don't do it.

Bud Weiser, WTIT said...

Welcome back!

Mimi Lenox said...

Bud - Thanks for the shoulder.

Travis said...

You brought out the skeery spooky orangy photo! I thought you promised never to do that again!You know that's gonna give me nightmares now.

I'll just be over here with my woobie. Wait...I loaned my woobie.

Uhm...I'll just be over here with Mr Tucker's woobie.

Mimi Lenox said...

Trav - Whew. It's a good thing Mr. Tucker is willing to share his woobie with you. A good friend just gave me one and I'm not giving it back! Just sayin'.....

Don't let Mr. Tucker or Pam see me in the skeery orange light aka The Mimi Horror Show. I don't want you all to have nightmares tonight. ...

Ferd said...

Your Majesty, I am grateful to have an eternal meme pass, but I want you to know I will still do your memes in the future... but JUST THE ONES I DAMN WEL PLEASE! hehehehe >:-)

Maryam in Marrakesh said...

Hi darling Mimi,
So glad you are just about funk-free. It's summer after all. I highly recommend a swim in any pool nearby. A six year old pushed me in a pool this past weekend fully dressed and with a glass of sangria in my hand, and I have to admit......it was fabulous (ahem, and I didn't have to worry about the fact that my legs weren't shaved):)

Linda said...

Alright, I can't read this post without "Play That Funky Music, White Boy" going through my head. I can't help it, anytime I read or hear the word "funk" that's where my mind goes.

Being that it is summer, I refuse to answer deep philosophical questions in regards to funk! Besides, I have no time for funkiness these days as these teenagers are keeping me way too busy!

crazy working mom said...

I'm just savin' mine for hard times. ;)

Hope you're outta "the funk"!!

Julie said...

But you're such a fun little babbler! Anytime sweet lady..anytime.

Mimi Lenox said...

Ferd - Such rebellion in the Queen's presence. I think I'm going to be sorry I gave out those passes....

Maryam - It IS summer and about time I got pushed in a pool.
How are things in Peacock Pavilion?

Linda - Thanks a lot. I hate that song more than liver. It won't stop now...

Tish - Would I require a pregnant woman to stay in the dungeon? Of course not! Just ask Sanni....

Julie - I'm a babbler?? Oh no! Am I coherent?
Sigh.

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