Sunday, June 5, 2011

Sunday Stealing ~ The Team Jeffie Meme

written by Thom - June 4th, 2011 at 5:28 pm
Please read: We have a bit of a twist to Sunday Stealing this week. We steal from blogs living or dead. It doesn’t matter to us. But the meme we stumbled across this week was the last post the man, Jeff, ever posted. It had a preamble from his wife, Amy. She explained he was in a terrible accident and directed people to her “Team Jeffie” website. We did a bit of searching. What happened to Jeff? We thought before we just go ahead and publish. But that did not seem right. Instead, we decided to find out if Jeff was okay and if his wife minded our theft. We wrote to his wife, Amy asking that question. Amy first wrote:

If you point to anything, please point to the Team Jeffie page here on Facebook ( — if you flip back through the entries from the past six months, you’ll begin to get a sense of how horrific these months have been. Especially for the months of December and January, when our only goals were ‘survival’ and ‘eventual consciousness.’
Prior to his accident, Jeff was an extraordinarily gifted engineer. In the past six months, he has relearned to breathe, to talk, to feed himself, to walk. We have learned, much to our astonishment, that if he perseveres with his therapy, there is a good chance that he might resume his engineering work — not now, not soon, but eventually.
Imagine a man who loves audio work so much that he was back mixing live performances when he still needed a walker, and still struggled to speak clearly all the time. (I should note that his skills survived the accident. It was amazing to see.)
Jeff, his family, his friends, and I have been through a lot. We are very real people going through a horrific life event, and we need genuine support and care, not curious onlookers.
We were extraordinarily introverted before the accident, and the months since have been doubly traumatic — not only are we going through this, we’re having to go through it with zero privacy.
Whatever you say … please be kind. That’s all I can ask.
We wrote her back to say that her words would introduce our meme. Today, please click on her Team Jeffiesite. Just say “hi” and wish him well. We’re hoping that those you with the time could also help our new friends Amy and Jeffie. Let them know they’ve got new friends that care. We hope we’ve been kind. God bless them. God bless you, our friends!
Bud Weiser
Welcome back to Sunday Stealing. Sunday Stealing originated on WTIT: The Blog authored by Bud Weiser. Here we will steal all types of memes from every corner of the blogosphere. Our promise to you is that we will work hard to find the most interesting and intelligent memes. You may have heard of the expression, “honor amongst thieves”. In that age-old tradition, we also have our rules. First, we always credit the blog that we stole it from and we will “fess up” to the blog owner where we stole the meme. We also provide a link to the victim’s post. (It’s our way of saying “Thanks!”) We do sometimes edit the original meme, usually to make it more relevant to our global players, to challenge our players, sometimes to select that meme’s best questions, or simply to make it less repetitive from either this new meme or recently asked questions from a prior featured meme. Let’s go!
Today we ripped off a blogger named Jeff from the blog Sliding Constant. But, it was probably stolen there as well. So, of course, that will be as far as we go. Tracing back our theft’s thieves might take some time. Link back to us at Sunday Stealing!
Cheers to all us thieves!
Sunday Stealing ~ The Team Jeffie Meme
Q: Kissed someone on your friends list? TRUE
Q: Been arrested? FALSE
Q: Held a snake? FALSE
Q: Been suspended from school? TRUE
Q: Sang karaoke?FALSE
Q: Done something you told yourself you wouldn’t do? TRUE
Q: Laughed until you started crying? TRUE
Q: Caught a snowflake on your tongue? TRUE
Q: Kissed in the rain? TRUE
Q: Sang in the shower? TRUE
Q: Sat on a roof top? TRUE
Q: Been pushed into a pool with all your clothes on? TRUE
Q: Broken a bone? FALSE
Q: Shaved your head? FALSE
Q: Played a prank on someone? TRUE
Q: Shot a gun? TRUE
Q: Donated Blood? FALSE
1. You hung out with? Paul
2. You texted? Curt
3. You were in a car with? Paul
4. Went to the movies with? Curt & Angie
5. Person you went to shop with?Curt
6. You talked on the phone? Angie
7. Made you laugh? Ramos
8. You hugged?Don
1. Sang? No
2. Listened to music? Yes
3. Danced Crazy? Does a weird victory dance count?
4. Cried? No
1.Who was your first prom (or homecoming) date? Tommy
2. Who was your first roommate?Mike
3. What alcoholic beverage did you drink when you got drunk the first time? Beer
4. What was your first job? Saddle breaking horses
5. What was your first car? 1969 VW microbus
6. When did you go to your first funeral and viewing?My great grandfather's Sister. I was 7 or 8.
7. Who was your first grade teacher? Mrs Bobby (although now I think she was really Mrs Robert)
8. Where did you go on your first ride on an airplane? IN to TX
9. When you snuck out of your house for the first time? When I was 9 or 10.
10. Who was your first best friend? Tommy
11. Who was your first Best Friend in high school?Martin
12. Where was your first sleepover? Mikey's house
13. Who is the first person you call when you have a bad day? Curt
14. Who’s wedding were you in the first time you were a Bridesmaid or groomsman?never
15. What is the first thing you did when you got up this morning? Tried to decide if it was still Sunday.
16. First time you tied your shoe laces? No idea, most mornings even now, I walk into work, hold up my foot and Moe ties them for me.
17. Are you Facebook friends with your first crush? not on facebook.
18. Who was the first person you met from the blogosphere? not sure. 
19. What was the first music album that you bought?don't remember.  best guess is Skynnard
20. Who was your first celebrity crush? Leonard Nimoy as Spock
Thank you for playing this week on Sunday Stealing! Please leave a comment or link when you have posted. Feel free to stop back and visit other player’s posts. See you next Sunday!

1 comment:

  1. Spock. Great choice. Thanks for playing and spreading the Team Jeffy (catchy name, no?) ;)


I've gotten rid of the word verification for posting comments. To tell the truth, I have trouble reading the new stuff they are using. Feel free to disagree, but spammy or obnoxious comments will not go up.