I’ve been tagged

I’ve been tagged by totaltransformation for a different kind of meme: 

The rules of this meme are simple.
1) Go to http://www.Google.com
2) Click on Google images
3) Type in your name and search
4) Repost (w/ a link) the picture of the oddest, craziest, strangest, coolest, oldest, etc. person that shares your name. Post multiples if you find a few you like.

So here goes: It seems that most Karen Palmers are boring twats. We’re geeky scientists and people who do bead projects. No fun-lovin’ criminals or porn stars here, kiddies.   I was about to give up, when I found the two best Karen Palmers ever:

#1:  Forgive me, my namesake, karenpalmer.jpgfor writing a humorous post about you, but you are the most entertaining of our kind out there in the wide, wide world.

Karen Palmer, not only are you a Weight Loss Surgery Coach, you are a Life Masterpiece Coach at well.  And what a fine combination that must be.    You are also a graduate of the Pathways Institute Mystery School, and it is a mystery to me what the hell that really means, but I have a sneaky feeling it’s not a place where you study crop circles and UFOs and Agatha Christie novels, or any other such mysterious subjects like that.    Whatever it is, it has apparently prepared you for your life’s work as a Weight Loss Surgery Coach/Life Masterpeice Coach.  Is your mantra “Diets are for Losers?” because I think that would be a cool mantra if I had a mantra, and if I was a Weight Loss Surgery Coach.   And what about this Life Masterpiece Coach gig?  How’s that working out for you?  Since I’m such a great slogan maker-upper, here’s another freebie for you off the top of my head:  Life’s a Masterpeice So Don’t Put it In a Bad-Looking Frame”   Kind of goes along with the Weight Loss Coach thing, huh?  So, hats off to you, Karen Palmer!  for dedicating your life’s work to cheering on and nagging weight loss surgery patients to stick to their new teeny-tiny meals so they don’t get fat again!

#2:  The other Karen Palmer karenp.gifI found via google, is (or at least was) a medical student who belongs to the group, Medical Students for Choice – an organization I can totally support, being the left wing, bleeding heart, granola crunching, feminist liberal that I am.
That’s her on the right, singing at a benefit called Artists for Choice. Not only do I wish I looked like her (young! ), I also wish I could sing and play guitar without people throwing things at me. 

MS4C’s mission states:

Medical Students for Choice® stands up in the face of opposition, working to destigmatize abortion provision among medical students and residents, and to persuade medical schools and residency programs to include abortion as a part of the reproductive health services curriculum.

As they say, without providers, there is no choice.  Think about it.

So here’s to you, Karen Palmer #2! who has dedicated herself, as a physician, to providing reproductive choices for women.  Thank you for continuing to carry the torch for choice.

OK, technically I’m supposed to pass this on to 5 other people, but I always make it a point to break at least one rule per day, so this is the one.    But seriously, try it and see who you get.  You might be surprised to find, as totaltransformation did, that YOUR namesake may be the only person in Scotland to be slapped with a lifetime restraining order.  And you just can’t buy that kind of entertainment.


8 Responses to “I’ve been tagged”

  1. 1 poseidonsmuse August 11, 2007 at 12:19 am

    Lol! That was too funny OB. No one shares my name…I am quite certain of this (and when I do google for images, I get inane things for beauty products and parent hotlines…perhaps this is telling me that I am a pimply mum looking for zit cream!). Anyways, your name-sake #2 sounds a little more proactive, just like the K. Palmer that we love! What a funny meme…who comes up with these things! I guess I should thank you for not tagging me with this one!!! Cheers OB!

    It was interesting, for sure, although I almost gave up in desperation after seeing nothing but quite boring people (including an image of myself that was published when I gave an interview to the accounting software company for the product I use in our business – now how boring is THAT?). I ended up some different search engines to find two interesting people to write about – Google wasn’t enough!

  2. 2 prada pixie August 11, 2007 at 6:36 am

    OOOOHHH me me me, I want a go. But i’ll keep it till I get back. What a wonderfully silly meme.
    I’m only blogging cause my body clock doesn’t know where it is!

    Pxx: Let me know when you’ve done it! Hope you’re having a good time. Philly has a wonderful, eclectic and nationally famous public radio station – XPN. I listen to it online sometimes.

  3. 3 Anthony North August 11, 2007 at 8:07 am

    Hi OB,
    I know there’s another Anthony North who’s a writer, but whenever I Google my name I come up close to a St Anthony.
    Hey, I’ve an alter ego!

    Hello Anthony! I came up with a couple of writers w/my name too, but no saints (St. Karen – doesn’t sound right, does it?).

  4. 4 abarclay12 August 11, 2007 at 11:49 am

    I did this too and I was a lovely girl with brond hair (I’ve always wanted hair this color), and the second me was a bull terrier. He was also quite good-looking in a squattish four legged kind of way.

    You know, if you were a bull terrier with blonde hair, that would really be something to write about.

  5. 5 poseidonsmuse August 11, 2007 at 8:49 pm

    OB – I like the new headline picture…Very serene…very you. I think we should grab some great books and head to that beach, wadya think?!

    Yes, let’s! I found this via a site for free headers (so now I don’t feel guilty about swiping).

  6. 6 Grace August 11, 2007 at 10:26 pm

    I’m still trying to figure out how my name is tied to the obituaries of two old farts from the mid west. LOL Until I do? I am SO not participating in tis meme…maybe THEY know something I don’t.

    And I don’t wanna 😛

    Grace, I’d stay far away from that kind of karma!

  7. 7 writerchick August 12, 2007 at 12:54 pm

    Hey Karen,
    That’s funny. Love your proposed mantra.

    I got a real estate agent who is hawking some very delapidated and depressing properties.

    The wife of a confessed killer who is glad he off’d himself in prison whilst awaiting execution.

    And believe it or not, myself. A blogger with an attitude, but no pics. Who knew? LOL.

    WC – Ha! I looked and looked for some kind of sordid story but to no avail. Sadly, the Karen Palmers of the world are normal and incredibly boring. Too bad I couldn’t pick myself to liven the story up!

  8. 8 Deb August 13, 2007 at 4:56 am

    I’ll have to check this out, though I am not sure it will be fruitful for me. I know there are more of us out there, but if they’re like me, they hate having their pictures taken! 😀

    Here, here! I hate having mine taken also and prefer to keep myself on the other side of the lens at family gatherings and such.

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