June 5, 2011

The Team Jeffie Meme

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 we might just go ahead and publish. Yet, wait. 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 (facebook.com/teamjeffie) -- 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 Jeffie website. Just say “hi” and wish him well. We're hoping that those of 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 which 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. He does not say where he got it from. 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!

Sunday Stealing: The Team Jeffie Meme

Cheers to all of us thieves!


Q: Kissed someone on your friends list?

Q: Been arrested?

Q: Held a snake?

Q: Been suspended from school?

Q: Sang karaoke?

Q: Done something you told yourself you wouldn't do?

Q: Laughed until you started crying?

Q: Caught a snowflake on your tongue?

Q: Kissed in the rain?

Q: Sang in the shower?

Q: Sat on a roof top?

Q: Been pushed into a pool with all your clothes on?

Q: Broken a bone?

Q: Shaved your head?

Q: Played a prank on someone?

Q: Shot a gun?

Q: Donated Blood?


1. You hung out with?

2. You texted?

3. You were in a car with?

4. Went to the movies with?

5. Person you went to shop with?

6. You talked on the phone?

7. Made you laugh?

8. You hugged?


1. Sang?

2. Listened to music?

3. Danced Crazy?

4. Cried?

FIRSTS .....

1.Who was your first prom (or homecoming) date?

2. Who was your first roommate?

3. What alcoholic beverage did you drink when you got drunk the first time?

4. What was your first job?

5. What was your first car?

6. When did you go to your first funeral and viewing?

7. Who was your first grade teacher?

8. Where did you go on your first ride on an airplane?

9. When you snuck out of your house for the first time?

10. Who was your first best friend?

11. Who was your first Best Friend in high school?

12. Where was your first sleepover?

13. Who is the first person you call when you have a bad day?

14. Who's wedding were you in the first time you were a Bridesmaid or groomsman?

15. What is the first thing you did when you got up this morning?

16. First time you tied your shoe laces?

17. Are you Facebook friends with your first crush?

18. Who was the first person you met from the blogosphere?

19. What was the first music album that you bought?

20. Who was your first celebrity crush?

Thank you for playing this week on Sunday Stealing! Please leave a comment or link when you have posted. Stop back and visit other player’s posts. That is really what this is all about, making new friends! Have a great week. See you next Sunday!


Lilac Wolf (Angie or Angela) said...

I love these memes. I went to team jeffie as well and said hi.

Mr said...

I had nothing better to do at work this morning, so I got this meme done and published early!

Stef H said...

yeah, i know. you're shocked to see me right????

hope you are well.

hugs :)

A Daft Scots Lass said...

I just love the concept of yer blog. Very innovative!!!

jennifer said...

I've started my own meme. It will have questions on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays each week. Go here" http://wtfweeklymeme.blogspot.com/

Jeff said...

So, here we are close to 3.5 years later, and I found this page...and yes. This is Jeff from the pictures and from slidingconstant.net.

I can't remember which of my friends I got this meme from. ;)