Monday, June 30, 2008

Monday Morning Meme

“If I want to be alone, some place I can write, I can read, I can pray, I can cry, I can do whatever I want - I go to the bathroom.” -- Alicia Keys



1. What’s the last thing you grab before you run out of the door in the morning? Are you pretty good at being on time? Or do you constantly run behind? If/when you’re late, what is usually the reason(s)?

The last thing I grab depends on what I'm doing. I wear a fanny pack, so that's strapped on long before I walk out the door. If I'm taking the dog, it's her leash. If I'm going to the library, it's a bag of books. If I'm headed to the post office, it's whatever I'm mailing. If... well, you get the idea.

And, I'm totally beyond anal about being on time somewhere, so 99% of the time I'm early. I hate being late. HATE IT.

2. What is the last thing you bought from a vending machine? Where were you? How much did you spend? Do you use vending machines very often?

Does it mean anything that I can't remember? The last place I worked in Denver had vending machines, and I know I bought stuff from them... but that was, oh, ten years ago. So, uh... I guess the answer is -- NO, I don't use them often.

OH... wait!! I bought a soda from in front of Walmart since I've lived here!! It was a Sam's Choice diet cola, and it cost $.25! Phew...

3. What does the hand-soap in your bathroom smell of? What color are your bathroom walls? What color are your guest towels? What sort of decor, or theme, do you have in your bathroom? (Post a picture if you dare!)

MY bathroom? I used Method grapefruit. In the downstairs bath, I have Method unscented. DH only uses bar soap, and his is Irish Spring or Coast. DD uses some fruity, foamy stuff she bought for herself.

My bathroom is Desert Rose... or, yanno... PINK. The shower curtain has flowers. My towels and mats are just solid pink. My accessories are brushed nickel.

See?



Sorry... these are old photos from when we redid the upstairs, and I'm too lazy to take more so you can see the curtain. You'll just have to imagine.

4. What three words do you think of when someone says ‘body’?

Some, any, and every... OH.... everybody ought to have a body! A body is the only way to go...

Sorry, flashed back to a song I used to know.

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So, hey... it rained all day yesterday. And more expected today. And tomorrow. I sure wish I could send it to my mom in California...

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DD found five new swallowtail pillars on her carrots. I said, no we can't bring them in -- there is NO WAY to keep carrot greens fresh. NO, NO, NO...

But, GAH, I feel like the wicked witch of the west.

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Did some writing on a short story I've been working on for a while... I'm at the climax and I want to finish it, I KNOW how I want it to end, but the *&%$ characters are fighting me. THEY want to do something different, and I don't wanna... ::kicks feet::

Still reading "Animal, Vegetable, Miracle" by Barbara Kingsolver. Man, oh man... now I want to make my own cheese. Seriously. So, yanno, I'm going to look into it some more. I know there are a few farms here in NH that sell raw milk. Cuz, after all, I don't have nearly enough to keep me busy.

Seriously, though... loving the book!

Finished my fiction book for review. It was STUPENDOUS... which is good, because the last book I ended up mailing to another reviewer cuz I just couldn't get into it, despite it having all the earmarks of a book I'd love.

Next up? Another book for review... I've been looking forward to this one for a while -- it's the follow up to another book I read a few months ago. Yay!

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You Are a Chocolate Shake



You are a total hedonist. You are drawn to pleasure.

You are an expressive, over the top person. You're naturally dramatic.

You're the type of person who always chooses quality over quantity.

Life's too short to not have optimal experiences. You're proud of being picky.



Huh... well... okay...

11 comments:

Ceri said...

I hate being late too. I have a friend who's constantly late, generally by an hour. I don't understand how she does it.

Did I hear we're having more rain today? If nothing else, it's really green around here!

Sarita Leone said...

We've had a little rain almost every day so it's been a blessing. I'm so thrilled not to have to water the gardens! Yay!

Have copied your cookie recipe and am planning to try them next weekend. Thanks for sharing! They sound yummy. :)

Did I hear you say something about not having enough milkweed seeds for next year? If that's the case, please just let me know. I'd be happy to collect some and send them to you. We've got tons. Oh, don't they smell lovely?

Happy Monday!

Judy Thomas said...

Just want to say (again).. it's really scary how much alike we are to be so different.

MomJane said...

Just for fun I thought I would answer the questions you answered on your blog. I don't usually, but just felt like it today.

1.What’s the last thing you grab before you run out of the door in the morning? Are you pretty good at being on time? Or do you constantly run behind? If/when you’re late, what is usually the reason(s)?

My purse. It is always sitting on the table waiting to go with me. I am NEVER late. Can't stand being late.

2.What is the last thing you bought from a vending machine? Where were you? How much did you spend? Do you use vending machines very often?

Like you, a drink from in front of Walmarts for 25 cents. I don't think I have used one anywhere else for at least 20 years.

3. What does the hand-soap in your bathroom smell of? What color are your bathroom walls? What color are your guest towels? What sort of decor, or theme, do you have in your bathroom? (Post a picture if you dare!)

My soap is lavender, my walls are beige, but ALL my accessories are purple. My very favorite color in the whole world. Even the pictures on the wall are basically purple and lavender.

4. What three words do you think of when someone says ‘body’?

Soap, language, fat. The last because I have a problem with that,

Dru said...

Everyone knows I'm punctual to a fault arriving at least 15 minutes earlier than necessary. My patience is short when I have to wait for others.

You Are a Vanilla Shake

Vanilla, yes, but definitely not boring.

You are subtly complex and deeply sophisticated.

You're the type of person who has always been ahead of their time.

You don't fall for gimmicks or tricks. You are drawn to what's true.


I do not like Vanilla Shakes.

Sorry about the rain. They're predicting rain here as well.

I hope you have a great Monday.

Amy said...

I am hyper-punctual. Which is a nice way of saying borderline psychosis about being on time.

Sorry the characters aren't doing what YOU want them to do.

I'm Chocolate, too.

Diane Craver said...

My one daughter is always late and it irritates me so much. We will meet at the movie theatre and she picks the time and is still late. I hate missing the previews.

I try to be early or on time so it's hard for me to understand her lateness - she's late for everything.

Diane Craver said...

Me again. Forgot to tell you that your bathroom is lovely. Amanda would love it, too, since it's pink!

Tori Lennox said...

We've got our twin thing going today. I'm also a Chocolate Shake. :)

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

You, with a pink bathroom? I'm shocked! ;-)

Brandy said...

My daughter would love your bathroom! *G* As for being punctual, I have to be early, but it seems the rest of my family doesn't mind arriving at the last minute, it drives me batty!

I'm a chocolate shake? Um, no. *G*

I hope you have a fabulous day!