Friday, June 27, 2008

The Funky Meme ~ Read At Your Own Risk

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Welcome to Funky Week with Mimi

According to this blog I have officially been in Funkland since....oh...say about Monday. And just when I thought it was safe to venture out into blogland with a smile, I find that I am still apparently hugging trees. In a blue funk. See?
So since I'm there and since you're here and we're trapped here together in the rubber blog room, why not make a meme out of my funk and call it a day.
If you're reading this, consider yourself tagged. You know the drill.
Maybe your answers will help my tree hugging self let go of the bark and step into the stress-free world of blogging once again (notice the twinge of sarcasm). Don't worry. I should be fine oh....say... by November. Just call the number at the top of your screen for more information.

The Funky Meme
1. Have you ever been in a funk? (ie: a mood)
Not quite like this one......let me think. 

2. Describe your first funk. What were you doing when it first came upon you?
I was minding my own business enjoying my summer when a light blue misty fog from heaven wafted over the castle. I surrendered to the fog. Now I'm funked.

3. Do you remember why you fell into a funk in the first place?
Yes. If I could forget it do you think I'd still be on day 5 of the longest funk in history? Wake up and smell the common sense.

4. How long did you stay in your funk?
Apparently not long enough to find the exit map. I'm still looking.

5. Did you ever do or say anything during your sophisticated pity-party that you regretted?

Yes. Being in a funk causes me to overreact, over-analyze, over-dramatize and generally drive my friends crazy. They call to make sure I'm not floating in the moat and then make excuses to hang up. Last night my friend called with exciting news and I wanted to whine. He told me, "Mimi. Snap out of it. F-U-N-K is one letter off from F-U-N. K?"
I think there may be a clue in there somewhere. But would I take advice from a guy who writes a humor blog??! 

6. When you feel a funk coming on, is there someone you can call and talk to should you find yourself - Lord forbid - in the throes of a wild funk? What do they say to help you?
I would call my mother but then I'd have to explain blogging, Technorati, and why I need to borrow her gas oven. Say to me? She would just hand me the matches. 

7. While in the throes of a proper funk is it best to:
a. Close your eyes and hug trees in the forest til it's over
b. Drink
c. Throw a hissy fit
d. Curse
e. Have a fling with a passing truck driver
e. All of the above

Does this answer your question??!!

8. Do you try to put on a happy face while you're funking? How's that working
for you?
NO. And if I hear "Cheer up! It can't be that bad" one more time I'm gonna slap somebody.

9. Do you have mood swings?
Do trees have branches? My moods even swing from the trees.

10. Has severe funking ever caused you to injure yourself?

Yes. I'm allergic to bark. And I really need to remember to bring a coat next time. It gets cold at night.

11. Do you take out your fancy funky frustrations on those you love when you're in a
mood or is it best to be alone and make yourself miserable instead?
Since the servants got sick of my whining and threw me out of the castle I don't have much say in the matter. See answer #8.
And pay attention!

12. If you saw someone having a funky fit in public would you....
a. call the blog police
b. lock up your children
c. offer to drive them to the nearest 12-step program
d. give them your Prozac
e. other suggestions? (and by the way, if you have any Prozac to spare, the address is 2005 Bloggingham Road, Banister)

13. Do you use unorthodox methods for dealing with your funk? Do you.....

a. change your purse
b. use humor
c. scream at the mailman just because
d. redecorate the dungeon cells

e. drink Green Tea

Right up until the mutiny I was busy discovering that paisley goes well with green mold. The prisoners would rather have food than curtains but they know better than to ask when I'm in a shhhh.....F.U.N. K?

14. Did you ever have a funk that lasted more than 7 days. How did you defunkify yourself?

I'm giving away Lifetime Dungeon Amnesty passes to the first 10 bloggers who can answer this question and give me directions out of here; but until then I have 3 more days and by golly I'm going to enjoy this funk until it's time to put her to bed. Why waste a good funk? That's what I always say.

For now I'll just write a silly meme and tag all my readers....if I have any left after this.

I think it might be working.

A little.

I hope this passes soon. I'm starting to "bark" at passing cars.


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barbara said...

Hi Mimi,
I've been through it too. The last time, I did not know where that fog rolled in from. I rode it out, and tried keeping busy not too think of it too much.
It went fine...
You can also take advantage of every oppurtunity to treat yourself.
Treat yourself as the Queen you are.


Mimi Lenox said...

Barbara - Humor helps a lot and writing. Thanks and I hope you don't have to deal with the funk anytime soon.

FoxxFyrre said...

Hi Mimi
I don't know if this will help, but it is a true story--really. When I was in High School, the masses decided that the best nickname they could come up with for me was Funky. At the time, they thought it was mean type of nick name. But that very same year the song "Play that Funky Music" came out. Me, being me, used that song to the max. I became Funky, for now Funk was cool so I had to become the coolest, the funniest, the...well you know. Not that it really worked, but I do have some fun memories of my Funky time as Funky. And it isn't all that bad being me funky and all lol.
But if that little story doesn't get you out of a funk, THIS might.

TTFN (That's Too Funky Now)

Patti said...

I was in a funk for decades. I'm better now.

Dawn said...

Meme accomplished. Please tell me I made the top 10... the phone rang 6 times, had to feed the cat and the dog wanted out to pee... :)))

Mimi Lenox said...

Funky Frank - What a great story! I always knew you were cool...And thanks for the tribute post you did for some of us. What an amazing testament to the significance of blogging friendships.


Mimi Lenox said...

Princess Patti - That is not true. There is nothing funky about you, except in the good cool way of course. I've met you. Your smile lights up a room.
I see it now!

Mimi Lenox said...

Dawn - You crack me up. And I'll be right over. You are the first recipient of the Dungeon Amnesty Day pass. Wear it proudly and use it wisely. My funk could get worse at any moment....

Charles Gramlich said...

I'm in a slight funk these last few days. But I'm going to war against it today.

Mimi Lenox said...

Charles - It's contagious??! Maybe I should spray some Lysol....

Hope you feel better soon.

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

I'm in Mimi. I think I know what could get you out of this funk, but I can't tell you here. That being said my queen, I think taking a little trip to one of your favorite places might be in order. Somewhere away from your usual surroundings.

I'll get the meme posted today. I'm trying for that free pass out of the awful dungeon you have. I'm not stupid! Bwahahahahahaha. Big hug and lotsa lovies sweetie. :)

Bud Weiser, WTIT said...

Thanks for my Stealing feature! Appreciate the effort tho I am sorry about its cause...

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

Mine's up Mimi: Borky and Funky. Big hug. :)

Mimi Lenox said...

Sandee - I can't wait to hear your suggestion. I'm all ears.
And thanks for the hugs. They always help!

Mimi Lenox said...

Bud - Thanks. Look forward to reading.

Chuck said...

I love that I'm tagged and home I can play soon. Still traveling - in CO Spgs right now staring through a large window right smack dab at the mountains in a Barnes. Gorrrjus.

Anyhoo, glad I made you giggle. You did the same for me. No more funk now, ya hear? K.

Good weekend. No barking aloud.

Bond said...

snap out of it or Bruno and Guido will have to visit and throw a party at the castle...and that could get Funk-ly

Mimi Lenox said...

Chuck ala Rhonda - I love to see cute little head pop up here and I'm so glad I made you laugh. I can't wait to see what you do with this meme.

Hope you're taking pictures. It sounds wonderful. Have a great time and be safe.

Mimi Lenox said...

Bond - Did you not read #8?

Party you say? If only Bruno and Guido were here to protect the blog castle. I shouldn't have given them the weekend off. But I'm sure they throw a lovely party.

Somehow the word lovely doesn't exactly suit those two....

Anonymous said...

Been there done that,that is why I had to take a disability retirement from being a correctiond officer.I will not go into the details.It is sufficient to say I almost crossed the line that no one should ever cross.

That's my story and I'm sticking to it like glue! Big time Hugs and God's blessings from my Castle to your Castle!

Jamie said...

When possessed by a passing funk for whatever reason, there is only one thing to do: WALLOW!!!!

Put on the saddest, bluest, most depressing music in your collection. Pour a couple of glasses of wine (don't overdo it takes the curative value out of wallowing). Get into a tub so that the tears streaming down your face don't ruin clothes. Give in to the misery with abandon cursing to the skies repeatedly all the things and people besetting your life with the dismals ...

At some point mid wallow you will get the giggles for the simple reason that any emotion on constant replay loses its power (actors have to keep looking for new things to use when they wear out "sense memories").

Now you may have to repeat the wallow two or three times depending on the cause or multiple causes, but you will bubble up just like fine champagne.

Jamie said...

1 800 562 587 843 78336 is a darn long phone number. Where is that tree to which you are clinging?

Mimi Lenox said...

Mike - I'm sorry you went through that. When multiple things pile up it can be overwhelming and take its toll. Then ALL the problems seem bigger than they are.
Thanks for sharing and taking time out from your Castle to pass through mine. God bless you too.

A funk is just a funk.
This too shall pass.

Mimi Lenox said...

Jamie - are so right. I am going to print this out and tape it to the refrigerator. You must have telepathically sent a signal; I just got out of a bubble bath. You are right. The hot water was perfect for wallowing and cursing.

You did say I could curse, didn't you?

Now where's the champagne?

Mimi Lenox said...

Oh Jamie! You are sooo right about the sad depressing music. After a while I start to giggle at my own melodrama.

Mimi Lenox said...

The tree is in the deep dark Bloggingham Forest aka my backyard.
The trees know me there.

Dawn said...

Thanks for my Dungeon Amnesty pass... I am wearing it proudly :D

Mimi Lenox said...

Dawn - You are so welcome. I saw your post. But I must caution you to read the fine print. It's on the wall to the left in the picture. Did you see it?

Thanks for playing along. This has been a fun meme.

Asara Dragoness said...

Hi!! :)
I've got post for ya.. I hope it helps!

The Funky Meme by yours truly!

Mimi Lenox said...

Asara - I'll be right over. Thanks!

crazy working mom said...

I have completed the meme, Queen. It is set to "auto post" tomorrow. Hope you can stop by and give it a read.

Get out of that funk, girlie!!! :)

Wavy said...

Tish - I am defunking as we blogspeak.

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

Just wanted to pop by and wish you a great weekend. Big hug and lotsa lovies. :)

Travis said...

Now I actually did hug a tree once during a funk. I was feeling down many years ago, and I decided to take a drive through Big Sur.

I stopped and hugged a tree. I was so inspired that I wrote one of my best poems, The Phoenix, and ended up completely defunkified.

Ferd said...

Hi, Mimi. I'm a newbie on your site, but I just did your meme and thought I'd let you know. I'll be back.

Anndi said...

I wonder if I can get a case of Funk-B-Gone through customs... surely if I attach a note saying it's for Queen Mimi. Hmmmmm....

Mimi Lenox said...

Tish - I'll be there with bells on. You just won a Get Out Of The Dungeon Free card.

Mimi Lenox said...

Sandee- You too! Thanks for the hugs. Here's one from me.

Travis - A real tree hugger? Who knew? Maybe it's time to republish The Phoenix. We could all use a little inspiration.

ferd Welcome to Bloggingham Palace. I will be there shortly to check out your meme. Thanks for stopping by.

Anndi - I'll stand at Niagara Falls and you can just throw it over the border. But first we'd have to have lunch in the restaurant there (it is lovely) and take a few pictures.
I'll bet then we wouldn't even need the Funk-B-Gone.

Mimi Lenox said...


Do not come back again and leave your spammy link on this blog.

milet said...

mimi, i think writing have help you somehow this time of being 'funk'. i enjoyed reading and seeing your pics.

thanks for visiting my blog.

Julie said...

Well you can always keep yelling at the spammers too. C'mon....throw your weight around! You're the queen!

Huh? A 95 pound queen?

Oh how precious!

Mimi Lenox said...

Julie - Oh! You're right!
But it's so impolite to yell. When I'm in the forest yelling and the tree doesn't fall no one hears me...or something like that.

Shannon H. said...

I just had to "appropriate" this meme :)

Mimi Lenox said...

Shannon - Ooohhhh...I'll be right there.

Ferd said...

Your Highness, thanks for the drive by!
My email is, but you don't need it now, I lifted the badge from Dawn, as you suggested. Your wish is my command!

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