Monday, October 05, 2009

Linda's Random #5

1. On an average, how often do you splurge and buy something for yourself?

I buy things for myself, i.e. a tube of lipstick or shoes at Target every now and then. A real splurge? More like once a year or less.

Getting my highlights could be considered a splurge but I consider it my contribution to society.

2. Are you more like Hall or Oates? Just kidding. Real question: What is the last creative project you began/finished? Feel free to post a pic of it.

Finished? Seriously?

I don't know. Maybe my mom saved some of those elementary school projects.

I am working on a something right now. It should be finished in a few days.

My last finished project was my niece's Christmas stocking last year. (I love felt piece projects.)

3. OK, Goldie Locks, do you consider your house too big, too little or juuuust right?

It is smaller than our last house, so I have to say too little. It is fine and no one has to sleep and eat in the same room, so I count my blessings. Ma Ingalls would love this place.

What I really miss is my bigger kitchen.

4. What is your favorite outdoor chore?

I like cleaning the porch. I get this from my grandmother. Although, I think what she really liked was having a clean porch.

Living in the South, you have to scrub the porch every Spring to remove the pine pollen. Here I have to scrub it to remove the dust. I like to literally scrub it with a push broom, the water hose and Ivory dish detergent. I take off my shoes and play in the bubbles. Daughter is starting to love this, too.

5. If you knew that cigarette smoking was not bad for your health but would be a weight loss tool, would you use it? Why or why not?

This one is tough because I can't imagine it being benign. But I've struggled to lose weight and if you told me that something could take the weight off and not harm me, I'd be tempted to try it.

Scary thought.

6. On a road trip, would you rather drive or ride?

Definitely drive. It makes the time go by faster. I'd rather drive on country roads than the Interstate because "there's nothing to see on the Interstate but Interstate."

(Points to the one who knows that movie line.)

7. What do you consider a trivial pursuit?

I'm not sure where Linda is going with this one, but I took this sentence literally. So, I am answering it accordingly.

Back to the question- What do you consider a trivial pursuit?

Keeping up with the Jones. Trying to keep up with other women in the blog world or the real world is a wasted use of energy. You will end up disappointed in yourself and the people you are trying to keep up with.

And you will wear yourself slap out.

8. From Linda: This weekend, we downloaded the movie "Duplicity" with Julia Roberts and Clive Owen. Within 5 minutes, I was bored and annoyed, but I kept watching 5-10 minutes at a time hoping it would get better between small chores. I finally gave up and Jorge watched it alone, and then regretted wasting that time because he disliked it intensely, too. So ... how long do you watch a movie or read a book before giving up on it?

I have a few things that are instant deal breakers for me-

Certain profanity (I guess any profanity should be a deal breaker.)
Violence against women or kids
Mocking Christianity
Other than that, it all depends on how lame the movie is and what mood I'm in.

9. Is there a song that you really love but are embarrassed to admit because it's not cool or it's racy or because it's by Hall and Oates?

I am so uncool that I wouldn't know it was uncool.

I can't think of any particular song now, but I love commercial jingles. I especially love the songs they use for car commercials.

Yes, I like car commercials. Not the luxury ones. The ones with speed where you can't see the driver and the wheels are all shiny and there is never anyone else on the road. (Vrrroom Vrroom)

Did I ever mention that I want a Corvette?

10. On a scale of 1-10 (10 = extremely) how spontaneous are you?

I'm barely a 1. VERY EXCITING. I also spin into anxiety if you try to surprise me with an event or activity at the last minute. Poor Hubs. He would love to plan things and just tell me to get in the car and go. Sorry.

11. Are you a food and/or beverage snob?

I am not a food snob (except for a pb and J.)

I am a beverage snob. I like good coffee and Diet Coke. I am also very in tune to whether the sweet tea at a restaurant is fresh or too weak. My mother always called weak tea creek water. If the tea isn't good, I usually just ask for some good ole' Diet Coke.

12. Who/What are you trying to control in your life?

Me. What can I say? God ain't finished with me yet.


I'd love to control where Starbucks builds their coffee houses and when Target puts their seasonal items 90% off. For now, all I can do is control when the cat is let out. I guess I'll take what I can get.

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Joyce said... was fun to read your answers..loved #2...I could have posted plenty of pictures of 'started but never finished so shoved in a closet projects'...too bad she didnt' ask for those : )

Catherine said...

Dropping by from Lid's site today. Loved your answers -- especially the part about your highlights in #1! I feel the same way -- cut/color is not a splurge but rather a contribution to society.

BTW, I grew up on the East Coast (New Jersey) and am now a transplanted Westerner (living in Idaho). Dust everywhere!

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Loved it, loved you. had me laughing from the beginning. Ma Ingalls cracked me up. Never heard "wear yourself slap out." So much to comment on here, but I have to go. Thanks for making my day!

Melanie said...

I love sweet tea. I haven't found a place yet in Kentucky that has really good sweet tea. I sure hop I do. I am with you about being a snob about coffee & sweet tea. Do you have a Keurig?

Susanne said...

LOL. I can't even control when the cat goes out because if I don't let her out when she demands, well, she'll show me who's boss.

Maybe I can try to convince hubby that highlights are a contribution to society. ;v)

Jerralea said...

Love your #7!

I'm uncool too ... always have been.

Kim said...

Oh you had me laughing! Good thing I wasn't sipping any sweet tea at the time :-) Another southern friend says tea should be sweet enough to hurt your teeth. Oh yeah!

So many good answers, don't know where to start. Loved the highlights quip, the "wear yourself slap out" comment, and "vroom, vroom".

Also think we must be related (well, we're both from the south so that's almost a given. lol) due to our answers to #10 and #12.

Have a great week!

Carpool Queen said...

I hope my husband doesn't read about favorite outdoor chores....I've convinced him that outdoors belongs to him.

That being said, I will take credit for the deck and the flowers in the planters there. Planted my pansies yesterday and feeling pretty chipper about it.