If you #IceBucketChallenge me, I won’t do it and I won’t donate, either. No, I’m not a heartless bitch, I’m simply choosing not to support this, “born-from-a-viral-internet-meme” cause that uses the guise of “charity” to solicit participation while calling said participation, “awareness.”
When I started blogging on LiveJournal in 2002 one of the big writing prompts was what we now call ‘blog memes’. I don’t know when, but maybe around 2004 (give or take?) I especially liked participating in ‘The Friday Five’ meme. The gist was simple: someone chose 5 questions (random or related) and everyone wanting to participate answered them in their own words, on their own blog/LiveJournal. It was fun for me to see different answers and explore the personalities of my LJ friends through this meme, just as much as it was fun for me to write my own answers to the five questions on any given Friday. I’m not sure what happened to the original creator of the meme, I’m not even exactly sure where it originated, but for the sake of needing a writing prompt, today, I thought I’d drag this one out of the ‘recovering writer’s block’ box and have a bit of fun with a super easy topic: five of my favorite quotes.