Favorite Memes: Neil Gaiman on Seducing Writers

I like to collect memes. Maybe everyone does, I dunno. But I like to save the ones that move me, make me laugh, or contain a thought or art that speaks to me. I also love running jokes. The "girl and cat" meme has a bounty of variations that never fail to amuse. And then there's the "Bernie's mittens" series (which I added to with my own MEMO variations). 

Today's Favorite Meme is from a decade ago - writer Neil Gaiman answers how to best seduce a writer. I also approve of the direct approach - subtlety is lost on me when it comes to someone trying to seduce me and then there are other times when what I think is seduction is just someone being nice... then there was the time a work colleague got on to a virtual meeting still in tight body hugging work out clothes, all sweaty and pumped up. Was this a seduction or just someone feeling comfortable around me? Who knows? 

In any event, enjoy the conversation: 

(oh, and by the way, I am looking forward to Gaiman's Netflix SANDMAN series debuting August 5th!!) 



Andrew's Journal: Happy Hot Saturday

It's a super hot Saturday and the Mister is out of town so I'm heading to a dive bar to have a beer and a hot pretzel (because this is how I roll when he's out of town... I'm a MANIAC!) :) 

For friends wondering where MEMO has gone to - the usual answer - 'work has been nutty, crazy and stressful and Ive been working too many hours to have the creative strength". This is a total bummer. The corporate world sings a great tune about a life/work balance but they don't really follow it. And as a bunch more people are leaving the events department, I expect to continue to be overworked. (grumble)

However, while we were vacationing in San Francisco last week during a scheduled firm-wide break, I found myself having some minor chest pains. We went to the ER and although the blood work/EKG did not indicate an actual heart attack, they did strongly recommend that I go to a cardiologist as soon as I can. So I'm going next week and I'll see where that leads. Still having some pain when do some deep breathing so who knows what is going on. 

Despite that, we had an amazing time seeing my bestie Matthew. We were supposed to be his guests in March 2020 but then Covid hit. We were his first house guests in the current era of "we're sort of getting back to our lives with very cautious optimism". Shockingly, both our flights were on time and not crowded. I can't remember the last time, actually that I had such an easy R/T (outbound on American, return on Delta). 

Finally, here's a pic from our trip to San Francisco's Conservatory of Flowers - enjoy! 


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