Wednesday, January 6, 2010

It's back...Random Dozen

We are back at it!!! Click on the button??(not sure that is what that thing is called) and go over to Linda at 2nd Cup and link up your answers!!!
1. On a scale of 1-10, with 10 being a cranky-baby-hissy-fitter, how much of a complainer are you?

Geez I hate it when you ask questions like this...hmpf.

I am not normally a complainer by nature, but my mirror neurons must be very acute because get me around people who start to complain and I just fall right in line. This is why I avoid the faculty room like the complaining plague it can become. I would say, though, generally I am a 3.

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

Well according to my kids I don't listen at all. They always catch me doing the old "uh huh...uh huh"...I do tend to tune them out.

There goes my Mother of the Year Award...oh well.

To most people I do listen but I am a little self centered so there is a little of "what am I going to say in response that is brilliant"

3. I just deleted 1062 messages from my email account. Do you have any plans for a clean sweep this month--of anything?

Well my bank account has already been clean that is out. Ha Ha I am trying so hard to clean sweep my entire house. Pantry, closets, freezer...I'll let you know how it goes. Probably next year as the 2011 comes into view and it is on my New Years Resolutions list again.

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?

My ex husband was allergic to perfume so I didn't wear any. My husband-to-be (wow I like saying that) really likes the scent I currently wear, Bath and Body Work's Warm Vanilla Sugar. I like it too. It has been my "scent" for awhile now. I know it isn't perfume but I like it...and so does Rich :)

5. What is your best organizing tip for the new year?

Let the mail touch your hands one time. Look through it and put it somewhere right then and there...trash, bill tray, coupon tray, shredder, recycling bin...don't just let it pile up.

6. What is your favorite comic strip?

I have always loved Family Circle. Funnier now that I am a parent. My favorite is the "Not Me" character.

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

Two Flat-ish pillows...there must be some kind of study about what that says about my personality.

8. What color is your kitchen? Why did you choose that color?

I did sort of choose it...Earthy tones...dark reds and browns...there must be some kind of study about what that says about my personality.

9. What’s the most interesting bumper sticker you’ve seen?

I really like this one.

10. Do you prefer an expensive writing tool or whatever is lying around? (Are you a Montblanc or a Papermate?)

I equate spending money on an expensive writing tools with spending money on expensive sunglasses or watches. The amount I spend on those items are in direct proportion with how fast I lose them. In fact the pen that I have lived with the longest is a free one from the lady who waxes my eyebrows. I'll have it until the day I won't work, but that has never been a criteria for how long I keep a pen...c'mon you know exactly what I mean.

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

I really do like organizing things. It feels good to purge and it feels really good to have an organized house. However, my overwhelming procrastination problem really overrides this enjoyable chore...

12. If your parents often repeated themselves, what is something one of them said more than once?

My father was the king of repeating are a few:

Measure twice cut once
It would be easy to raise stupid kids
The word assume makes an ass out of u and me
Always leave someone happier than when you found them

In summary: I really need to stop complaining, listen to my kids, and find something to do with that can of pumpkin, broken suitcase, all the empty boxes in my garage, and those dried up pens stashed in various drawers in my house...I need to figure out what my pillows and my kitchen colors say about me. But really I need to start channeling my dad!!!

More later

- A Ro


  1. Loved your answers!

    Bank account clean swept; I feel ya!

    Handling my mail better needs to be a resolution for me!

    Love your Dad's sayings! I might have to borrow them to use on my kids.

  2. Congratulations on your happy news! How exciting!

    I'd comment on your random but it seems anti-climatic now that I've mentioned your wedding. Your answers are always fun to read.

  3. First of all, CONGRATULATIONS! Such a sweet story.

    Funny answers that kept me smiling the whole way through -- your joy just bubbles through :-)

  4. Love the bumper sticker! (I hate them on cars--and I'd put that one on mine!)

  5. thanks for stopping by my blog. I can't believe you haven't read MUST.

    Love your bumper sticker!

    and ya, my teenagers say I don't listen either.

  6. I love the bumper sticker too! I always smile when I see it (which is more often than you might think in stuffy Cincinnati)...

  7. I love how you sum up your posts in the end. That way if I didn't pay attention I can get the review before I comment. :) Now what was that...Measure once, cut twice or measure twice and cut once. I always mix that one up. :)