Tuesday, June 05, 2007


Lifted from one Mark Steele of Blogitude, I present you with the Monday Melee. I'm not going to pretend I'll do this every Monday any more than I'll pretend it's still Monday, though it is Monday for me.

So you get yourself a meme for the fodder, like there was any other kind. Plus, Momma's trying to play a video game that I've played a shit ton more than she has, and it's getting really hard not to tell her how to get through the level. And really, who needs that shit?

1. The Misanthropic: Name something (about humanity) you absolutely hate.
Smug arrogance, the kind of person who can drive a Hummer and deflect honest and accurate criticism of their choice with the argument that my concern is only jealousy at their outrageously narcissistic choice.

2. The Meritricious: Name something or someone that's completely fraudulent or bogus.
People who refer to equality as special rights.

3. The Malcontent: Name something you're unhappy with.
My and my family's financial situation is just about pitiful. Credit cards are both a necessary safety net and the devil's own lure. Or maybe I just wish like hell Momma and I had put more thought into some of the decisions we've made over the last few years.

4. The Meritorious: Give someone credit for something, and name it if you can.
My children are insanely cool.

5. The Mirror: See something good about yourself and name it.
I'm not nearly as big an asshole as I seem when you meet me.

6. The Make Believe: Name something you wish for.
Right now it all comes down to money in one way or another. I can't say that's the answer I'd have given if I could think of something else, but when I think of what I wish for, it's either sanity or money, and money is the one of those two I feel I can have any control over. Sanity isn't even a wish at this point but one of those unattainable things you imagine, like growing wings out of your back.

Now go and tag someone or something. I don't know how this crap works.

UPDATE: Here is where I point out how little I pay attention. If you've read my comment, then you are likely aware that the blogger from whom I took this meme is not the blogger to whom the credit for this should go. The real originator is Fracas, and the link will take you to the Monday Melee page. I'll do better next time, promise. Either way, I did lift it from Mark, and he does deserve some credit from me.


Mark Steel said...

Whoah, Hey ... Go to http://fracas.wordpress.com/read/the-monday-melee/ --- that's what the image and the last paragraph are about.

I can't take credit for her Monday Melee. ;-)

Jo said...

Looks cool, I might actually try this next Monday. :)

Also, thanks for commenting on my blog, Sam, because it reminded me that I hadn't added your link to my blogroll yet and considering that I've been reading your blog for a year or so now I figure it's the least I can do right? ;)

So what game are you and Momma addicted to? lol

fracas said...

Mark can get credit.. I don't mind all that much. He'd send you back to fracas anyway (which he did but I'd have known that anyway even if he hadn't posted it).

I'm just glad people find it something neat to do on Mondays.

I'll add you to the main list so people can read you.

And hey.. I bet people don't think you're an asshole.

Mark Steel said...

Yeah, besides, there's only room for one asshole here 'round these parts. ;-)

Fortunately, we don't let Al Gore back often... *snicker*