Mayan Doomsday Memes

end of the world facebook meme

Today is December 21, 2012 – Mayan Doomsday

Leave it to the interwebz to create a fiasco over something that probably won’t be a fiasco. This week, I think I’ve heard “It’s the End of the World As We Know It” by REM more times than in the last year. Nothing can make fun of impending doom like a meme, and I’ve come across so many this week, it’s ridiculous. I love me some memes, because it’s a fun and witty look into current pop culture.

When it comes to memes, you can always count on the most popular ones.

We’ve got Philosoraptor

philosoraptor end of the world marty mcfly

We’ve got Sarcastic Wonka

sarcastic wonka end of the world

We’ve got a couple Someecards

well played, mayans
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Even Google is getting into the fun with a Mayan Google Doodle
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Here are few more choice bits of meme humor for today:

toy story end of the world

oreo cookie mayans

marty mcfly traveled to 2015

cheer up, it's not the end of the world

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The end of the world is serious stuff, as is cleaning out the smelly refrigerator at work. My coworker Mike sent this email out the the office today regarding fridge cleanout:
fridge cleanout for the end of the world

Of all the memes I’ve seen, I think this movie poster meme made by College Humor is my favorite. If the movie industry is to be believed, you’d better avoid the Statue of Liberty today. According to my friend Kia, movie poster designers “use a 2-3x larger head in movies because whenever it’s to scale, people complain its unbelievable.”
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And…what the heck. How about a little REM?
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20 Things I Didn’t Expect This Decade


1. I didn’t expect to find out I was pregnant at 19 (at least I was married!)
2. I didn’t expect to have complications with Rosie’s delivery, which left me on life support for 3 weeks.

3. I didn’t expect to get divorced
4. I didn’t expect my ex-husband to go to prison

5. I didn’t expect to meet my (2nd) husband on the internet. Thanks
LDSmingle.com !
6. I didn’t expect to attend 4 different college and STILL not be done with my bachelor degree

7. I didn’t expect to own so many cars

8. I didn’t expect to “go under the knife,” but I’m glad I did

9. I didn’t expect to live in 4 different states (Utah, California, Michigan, Georgia)

10. I didn’t expect to develop sleep apnea or PCOS

11. I didn’t expect to go into so much student loan debt

12. I didn’t expect to develop a love affair with all things BBQ

13. I didn’t expect to be in a hurricane

14. I didn’t expect to fly on an airplane so much

15. I didn’t expect my dad‘s leg to be amputated
after a horrible car crash
16. I didn’t expect to own so many tech devices

17. I didn’t expect so many gray hairs so young

18. I didn’t expect 80’s Pop Culture to come back with such a vengeance

19. I didn’t expect to go to so many concerts

20. I didn’t expect to become a Diet Coke-aholic

P.S. What exactly has this decade been dubbed? The “Noughties?” The “Aughts?” The “Tenties?” The “Milennial Decade?”

Hey Baby, What’s your Sign?

fun quiz for myspace profile and blog

25 Random Facts About Me

1. I have an obsession with multi-colored striped socks.
2. I sometimes want to go to a concert so badly that I’ll buy the tickets and vow to eat Top Ramen and Mac & Cheese until I’ve made up the price of the concert.
3. I’ve always wanted someone to throw me a suprise birthday party….but now that I’ve said that, I don’t want it to be on my upcoming 30th birthday.
4. Since my trip to London, I’m keeping my eye out for anything Black Currant flavored (which is proving hard to find at the regular grocery stores)
5. I’ve been baby hungry lately. Yep, I’ve admitted it. Maybe in the next year I’ll do something about it.
6. I watch at least one episode on Hulu.com per day because there are no TV stations that work at my house without cable or satellite. Current shows I’m following are Grey’s Anatomy, The Biggest Loser, Private Practice, 90210, Glee, The Office, Ugly Betty, and clips from SNL.
7. I need to make appointments with a dermatologist, OB/GYN, dentist, optometrist and endocrinologist before the end of the year (when my amazing copays will likely go up)
8. Today Rosie made me an awesome fresh fruit salad. She seperated the pomegranate, sliced up Fuji apples, bananas and mango. She used all my fruit that I bought at the grocery store yesterday, except for the blueberries. It was refreshing and a fun suprise from my awesome daughter.
9. I’ve got two concerts coming up that I’m excited about: Mat Kearney this week, and Imogen Heap next month. If you want to go, shows are at In The Venue in SLC, tickets are GA and still available.
10. I usually am not at a loss for words, but I have no idea what to say when I made a statement at the Utah State Correctional facility next month.
11. I got a gym membership this week. I haven’t had one since last year in Michigan. I figured that I need to put more effort into getting into shape, since I’m unemployed and have plenty of time to spare. I got a freebie personal training session a few days ago, and have been sore ever since.
12. Speaking of unemployment, I’m really frustrated about the lack of job opportunities in my field in Utah County. I’m going to decide this week how I can come up with $2000 to pay for a course to become certified in hospital coding. I’ve wanted to do this for years, but didn’t have the time while working full time. After all these months at home, I’m liking the idea of having a job that will allow me to work from home (see #5)
13. I’ve been getting quotes from moving companies this week We are going to ship all of our stuff from our Georgia storage unit out to Utah. Since Taylor recently was displaced from Atlanta to Memphis, his company will reimburse a portion of the moving expenses. So far, quotes are $1800-$3000, depending on which company to use. Yet another big expense we need to figure out how we’ll cover.
14. I am currently digging these newly acquired albums:
“I Told You I Was Freaky” by Flight of the Conchords
“Far” by Regina Spektor
“Ocean Eyes” by Owl City
“Brand New Eyes” by Paramore
“Ellipse” by Imogen Heap
“Breakthrough” by Colbie Caillat
(500) Days of Summer Soundrack
15. I’m out of iTunes gift cards. I got a stack of them for last Christmas and recently uncovered them in my black hole purse pocket. Thus all the new music. If you are wondering what is on my Christmas list, you can never go wrong with iTunes credit. Or foreign candy.
16. I made the switch from a Blackberry Curve to an iPhone this week. It’s a 2 year old used 2G model, purchased for dirt cheap off a cousin who got the 3GS. I had avoided it for a while, but am quickly becoming a believer. I was sick of my BB giving the “hourglass of doom” several times a day, as well as the horrible camera. That now brings my Apple products total to 4. Someday I’ll get my Macbook.
17. I started a new blog…Nicole Rates It. Because my opinion matters.
18. I might join my friend’s family’s handbell choir. I’m missing musical performance in my life.
19. In-N-Out is opening northern Utah locations. Cafe Rio is opening California locations. As much as I love the food from both places, I’m a little sad that they’re expanding out of their regional markets. What will we see next…Waffle House in Spanish Fork?
20. 86 kids from Rosie’s school missed school in October due to H1N1. I’ve been experiencing fever, runny nose, body aches, headache, and cough since I returned from London. I refuse to acknowledge the correlation, but admit that I played hooky from church just in case.
21. I found a bunch of great books at thrift stores this week, including piano music for hits from 1984 and 1989. Can’t wait to get my keyboard back and brush up on my Wilson Phillips, NKOTB, Donny Osmond, and Duran Duran.
22. I have three different type of toothpaste in my bathroom, which I use depending on my mood.
23. I keep a suitcase half-packed in my closet, just in case an opportunity to travel comes up with little notice.
24. I’m in the mood to go on a really scary rollercoaster.

25. I narrowly averted a Keane crisis at Whole Foods yesterday. I was showing my Keane mega-fan Esther some of the biscuits I’d eaten in London at Whole Foods, and when she saw the HobNobs, she said “Richard loves those!” I thought she meant the Richard she has a date with next week…but she’s like, “you know Richard whatshisface from Keane”. We couldn’t think of his last name and had panicked expressions on our faces, and the Whole Foods employee asked if there was anything he could help with. I asked him if he knew Richard’s last name, and he acted like we were crazy. After a few Google searches on my iPhone, we were reminded that Richard’s last name is Hughes. Keane crisis narrowly averted thanks to Google Mobile. And for your viewing enjoyment, this is Esther playing with Richard’s ear after the LA Palladium Show last May.We met the Keane band members after the concert….and she saw them again in SLC a few days later.

My Word…


Your Word is “Love”


You see life as possibility to form deep connections with a few people.

Relationships are the center of your world, and you always take time to bond with those you love.You are caring and giving. You enjoy helping those you love.

And when it comes to romantic love, you feel passionately … even in a very long term relationship.

Are you surprised?

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Take a picture NOW!


Voluntarily tagged by Mandy:

1) Take a picture of yourself right NOW!
2) DON’T change your clothes; DON’T fix your hair… Just take a picture.
3) Post that picture with NO editing.
4) Post these instructions with your picture.

TAG! You’re it!!!

4th Folder Photo Tag

To lighten the mood from yesterdays somber/inspiring post, here’s a photo tag from Tripacerchick . I’ve done it before, but my photos have been rearranged and reinstalled from the Facebook Virus crash, so here we go with 4th Folder, 4th Photo!


This photo was taken in June 2008 of Taylor, Rosie, and I at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, MI. We spent a day enjoying the history of transportation (railroad, automobiles, aviation) and CHOCOLATE! The lighting is a bit bad for the background, but I believe we’re sitting in an old railroad car. Had the photos been arranged a little differently, you’d be seeing me next to the Oscar Meyer Wienermobile.

A whopping TAG to anyone who wants to join in on the fun!

Life Soundtrack


I voluntarily tagged myself from Brett‘s blog for this fun meme. Feel free to join in, and comment me when you have posted your own.

PURPOSE:
The purpose of the soundtrack is to expose friends to new or different bands and discover one another’s taste in music. One should not try to analyze the lyrics to figure out the person as lyrics may or may not reflect the person’s own life. For example, some songs may be included that have a particular sentimental value, may be what one was simply listening to at a particular period of one’s life, or may even be chosen for the lyrical content, but that can only be discovered by asking the compiler of the soundtrack, not by attempting to analyze and figure it out on one’s own. Each individual has his or her own rationale for compiling the songs that he or she chooses and it may be extremely different from your own.

RULES:
1. You may choose any songs of your choosing for your soundtrack, but an artist can only appear once on your soundtrack (for example, I could not have two songs by The Smiths, but it is perfectly fine to have one song by The Smiths and another by Morrissey–who is the lead singer of The Smiths but later branched out on his own).
2. Originally the rule was to have the soundtrack fit on 2 CDs. My life is much more musically focused than most human beings, so I have allowed myself 3 CDs with a bonus EP 🙂

 

SOUNDTRACK OF NICOLE MARIE BULLOCK

1980-1992
You’ve Got It (The Right Stuff) – New Kids on the Block
I Get Around – Beach Boys
True – Spandau Ballet
Longer – Dan Fogelberg
Horse with no Name – America
Electric Youth – Debbie Gibson
Suite Judy Blue Eyes – Crosby, Stills, and Nash
I Can’t Wait – Nu Shooz
Don’t Dream It’s Over – Crowded House
I’ll Be There – Escape Club
Sweet Dreams are Made of These – Eurythmics
Fading Like a Flower – Roxette
Every Little Thing She Does is Magic – The Police
Come Undone – Duran Duran
Dare to be Stupid – Weird Al Yankovic
(Don’t You) Forget About Me – Simple Minds
I’m a Believer – The Monkees
Two Princes – Spin Doctors

1993-2003
Enjoy the Silence – Depeche Mode
Connected – Stereo MCs
Forever Young – Alphaville
What I Am – Edie Brickell
Black – Pearl Jam
Bizzare Love Triangle – Frente
Fast Car – Tracy Chapman
Maybe I’m Amazed – Paul McCartney
Head Over Heels – Tears for Fears
Head Over Feet – Alanis Morrisette
Inside Out – Eve 6
Something – The Beatles
Building a Mystery – Sarah McLachlan
Time in a Bottle – Jim Croce
What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
I’ll Stand By You – The Pretenders
No One Is To Blame – Howard Jones
The World I Know – Collective Soul
Battle Hymn of the Republic – Mormon Tabernacle Choir

2004-2008
Hand Me Down – Matchbox Twenty
The Scientist – Coldplay
Why Should I Cry for You – Sting
Wicked Game – Chris Isaac
Walk On – U2
Waterloo – ABBA
Short Skirt, Long Jacket – Cake
This Love – Maroon Five
The Remedy (I Won’t Worry) – Jason Mraz
Why, Georgia? – John Mayer
Something About You – Level 42
For Once in my Life – Michael Buble
In Your Eyes – Peter Gabriel
The Special Two – Missy Higgins
She – Elvis Costello
Atlantic – Keane
Great Things Again – Brilliant Absence
Let Go – Frou Frou
Ain’t No Sunshine – Bill Withers
Don’t Stop Believing – Journey

Bonus EP
The Statue Got Me High – TMBG
Never Tear Us Apart – INXS
How Deep Is Your Love – Bee Gees
Stairway to Heaven – Led Zeppelin
Forever – Bryan Adams
Imagine – John Lennon
Because – Dave Clark Five
Foux de Fa Fa – Flight of the Conchords

Flickr Mosaic


FLICKR MOSAIC

Concept:
1. Type your answer to each of the questions below into Flickr Search.

http://www.flickr.com/search/

2. Pick an image.

3. Copy and paste each of the URLs for the images into fd’s mosaic maker.
bighugelabs.com/flickr/mosaic.php (choose four columns and three rows, also choose individual URL’s)

Questions:
1. What is your first name? Nicole
2. What is your favorite food? Gelato
3. What school did you go to? Murray High
4. What is your favorite color? Many
5. Who is your celebrity crush? Tom Chaplin
6. Favorite drink? Guarana Antarctica
7. Dream vacation? Florence
8. Favorite dessert? Dulce de Leche Cake
9. What you want to be when you grow up? Radio DJ
10. What do you love most in life? My husband
11. One word to describe you. Eclectic
12. Your nickname. Babe

I tag Lizzie, Wahlee, Erin, Brett, The Pilot’s Wife, Lori, and Hollie!