Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Random Dozen - With the Cranks - 1/6/10

1. On a scale of 1-10, with 10 being a cranky-baby-hissy-fitter, how much of a complainer are you? Guess that depends on my mood of the day and the situation.  I'd have to say that generally, I'm somewhere between a 3 and 6.

2. When someone else is talking, do you listen, or are you thinking about what you're going to say in response? I try my best to just listen.

3. I just deleted 1062 messages from my email account. Do you have any plans for a clean sweep this month--of anything? Absolutely! To get the left over goodies and junk food out of my house!

And now, here are some brilliant questions from a gal named Angie at Angie's Ad Lib who graciously offered to let me borrow her brain. Please go over and see Angie because it was so nice of her to help me out. Thank you so much, Angie!

4. Tell us about your perfume. Was it a gift? What does it remind you of? Do you have a signature scent? There are two fragrances I'm partial to right now: Romance by Ralph Lauren and Viva la Juicy.

5. What is your best organizing tip for the new year? Give it away....or throw it away. Just do it!

6. What is your favorite comic strip? Calvin and Hobbs

7. Do you sleep with a fluffy or flat pillow? A fluffy feather pillow.

8. What color is your kitchen? Why did you choose that color? My kitchen has a lot of warm earth tones. I love it.

9. What’s the most interesting bumper sticker you’ve seen? Don't believe everything you think.

10. Do you prefer an expensive writing tool or whatever is lying around? (Are you a Montblanc or a Papermate?) It doesn't have to be expensive......but I prefer a super, ultra-fine tip.

11. What chore doesn’t feel like a chore – you just enjoy it (at least most of the time)? Cooking.

12. If your parents often repeated themselves, what is something one of them said more than once? Your face will freeze like that; or close the door, we don't live in a barn; or if I've told you once I've told you a thousand times.....; or because I said so.

If you'd like to play along, copy the list and post your own answers then hop on over to Lid's at 2nd Cup of Coffee and link up.

Peace and Joy,

Isaiah 1:16-17 (NIV) 16 wash and make yourselves clean. Take your evil deeds out of my sight! Stop doing wrong, 17 learn to do right! Seek justice, encourage the oppressed. Defend the cause of the fatherless, plead the case of the widow.



Anonymous said...

Great fun to read. My parents said all those same things!

Jill said...

I heard the "because I said so" and "your face will freeze like that". Funny thing is, I've also said those to my children!

Tabi said...

I remember hearing all those same thing from my parents at one time or another! Great post, I hope you have a wonderful day!

Hi, I'm Angie! said...

Loved the "Don't believe everything you think."

I forgot my parents said, "Close the door, we don't live in a barn." I knew someone who did live in a converted barn and every time my parents said this I wondered, "Does my friend's parent say this, cause they do live in a barn!"

Melli said...

#3 - oh absolutely! I forgot all about that! Maybe it "goes with" my Christmas decorations though -- all things Christmas!

#5 - YES! That's a good one! I spent about 2 months in 2009 doing just that! But STILL I have too much ... stuff.

I really WISH that I still enjoyed cooking! I used to enjoy it a lot... but I think that was back when we didn't worry so much about eating healthy and low calorie and low fat and ... you know... I was a Paula Deen type cook! LOL! Health has just taken ALL the fun out of it!

Mocha with Linda said...

Great answers, and many similar to mind! There are a lot of us missing Calvin & Hobbes!

Heart2Heart said...


It's so great to continue to read these into 2010. It allows us to see even more of who you are and I love it. My parents used many of those same sayings as I was growing up as well.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Kim said...

#9 made me smile :-)

#10 Me too!

#12 It almost seems like all the RD participants must have been raised by the same parents :-)

lagirl/sweet tea said...

I was with you until #7.
I love a good flat pillow - can't find one anywhere. Guess I'm the only person in the entire world that likes a flat, "smooshed" pillow.

Joyce said...

Oh I love the bumper sticker...that's a good one!

I'm with you on clearing out the sugar. It's not easy though that's for sure : )

Jenny wren's nest said...

Yeah, someone else on this earth likes to cook too.

Cathy said...

I'm with you on #5 and my parents used the barn thing on #12 too.

christy rose said...

"Don't believe everything you think"
That is a good one!!! :)