Can I just say that I truly dislike the word “Meme?” First off, for the longest time I was pronouncing it wrong. I guess you are supposed to say “meem,” but in my head I see a French word “même” which means ‘the same,” and is pronounced “mem” as in “them” This also works, because after while, all of the memes start seeming the même.
I alos think the word sounds like word that somebody just made up to describe stuff on Facebook. Meme?
Here is the actual definition from that nice lady, Merriam Webster:
Meme: an idea, behavior, style, or usage that spreads from person to person within a culture
Easy enough. But I was close – this word is pretty new, and it was made up.
Because of this, I have managed to write almost 670 blog posts without ever using the word ‘meme” – mostly out of fear that I am pronouncing it wrong on in my head when I type it.
Of course during General Conference, people listen to every word spoken with rapt attention so that they can be the first to create a new meme with a quote and corresponding picture. I have been guilty of this too, but have never referred to them as memes. I always just called them “quotes with corresponding pictures.” (I guess meme is shorter.)
Man, I am way off track. The point of all this is to tell you that I am sharing my Conference Announcement Memes with y’all. Over the past week I have been putting different banners up on Facebook announcing Conference. They have received a lot of shares, so that’s nice.
A few people have asked if they can use them, and I am completely fine with that. So, I have included them below, and also included a link to the original image on Photobucket, in case you want to download the actual size banner and use it yourself on Facebook, or whatever.
Why Conference memes? I love General Conference. Twice a year I get to use it as a touchstone to see where I am, and where I am headed. It is good for my soul.
This year I will be attending some of the sessions, depending on how good my kids are at begging for tickets. Maybe I’ll see you there. I’ll be wearing a dark suit with a white shirt and a tie. (Why a suit? Because I am going to be at a meeting with the prophet – duh!)
My posts might be a bit sporadic these next few days – sorry about that. I will try and post some updates as time and logistics permit. Have a wonderful Conference!
Here are the pictures with clever writing on them. Have at it.