It’s that time again! Lidna over at 2nd Cup of Coffee has come up with 12 more questions (this time with the help of Angie at Angie’s Ad Lib.). Come on and join us. This is the most intelligent reoccurring meme on the web!
1. On a scale of 1-10, with 10 being a cranky-baby-hissy-fitter, how much of a complainer are you?
Serious complaining, maybe a 2. Whiny, I-have-a-boo-boo complaining, probably a seven.
2. When someone else is talking, do you listen, or are you thinking about what you’re going to say in response?
Oops. It depends. Generally I listen, but if the speaker drones on too long or is boring — or I think I’ve heard it before — my mind will wander. Sometimes it wonders to my response. Sometimes it just wanders.
3. I just deleted 1062 messages from my email account. Do you have any plans for a clean sweep this month–of anything?
Uhm, does a trans-Pacific move NEXT TUESDAY count?
4. Tell us about your perfume. Was it a gift? What does it remind you of? Do you have a signature scent?
I seldom wear perfume. As a teacher I had too many students in my room with asthma and other allergic reactions. If I do wear perfume, it is Obsession.
5. What is your best organizing tip for the new year?
Throw everything away. Don’t replace it. (Did I mention I am making a trans-Pacific move for the 2nd time in under 3 years?
6. What is your favorite comic strip?
Uhm? There isn’t one I read on a never miss basis. Sorry.
7. Do you sleep with a fluffy or flat pillow?
8. What color is your kitchen? Why did you choose that color?
White. It came with the leased house.
9. What’s the most interesting bumper sticker you’ve seen?
Hawaii is Full
10. Do you prefer an expensive writing tool or whatever is lying around? (Are you a Montblanc or a Papermate?)
Expensive, since I prefer my keyboard …. however, I carry a 7mm Zebra pen, which I love.
11. What chore doesn’t feel like a chore – you just enjoy it (at least most of the time)?
Cooking — but not washing the dishes!
12. If your parents often repeated themselves, what is something one of them said more than once?
- My dad had two contradictory phrases. If I said, “I don’t know,” he would reply, “Don’t you ever think?”
- And if I said, “But I thought …” he would reply, “Who told you to think?”
When I hit my teens, more than once when my dad said, “Don’t you ever think?” I was sorely tempted to reply, “No. You told me not to.” But wisdom or God — most likely God — held my tongue.