Monday, January 19, 2009

Monday Morning Meme and more

Dust is just a country accent. ~Author Unknown



1. You have just been hired to clean your own home, what is your first complaint?

That hardwood floors are impossible to keep clean! I hate them... hate them. I'll Swiffer and mop and five minutes later there is a fine layer of dust. ARGH!!!!

2. Are you able to ignore a ringing telephone? How often do you allow a ringing phone to go to voice mail? Do you answer your cell phone, out in public, every time it rings? Or do you silence it and get back to it when you’re in a more private area? How often would you say you’re on your home phone? Your cell phone? Do you like talking on the phone or do you view it as a necessary communication tool?

I seldom outright ignore a phone, but I will check caller ID and won't answer a call from a number I don't recognize. My cell phone almost never rings -- I'm not a big phone person and am always amazed at people who have their phones all but glued to their ears. Is there really that much to talk about? But, yeah, when it rings I answer because it's typically either important or it's my mom (who is also important!).

3. When did you last go for a bike ride? Do you own a bike? Do you encourage your children to ride bikes? Given the most popular New Year’s resolution of losing weight, would you consider putting bicycle riding as one of your exercise options? Why or why not?

We did LOTS of bike riding this summer because we'd take Dakota to wear her out. It was the most efficient way to get rid of all that crazy energy she has. But, using it for weight loss or fitness? Nope... because there are so few nice days to ride. We've had frigid temps and snow on the ground for months and have months to go. There is more winter here, than summer. I'm trying to get DH to say "yes" to a treadmill. I'm such a lump.

4. If you had to name a smell that always makes you nostalgic, what would it be? What sorts of memories does the smell evoke?

Leather. And before some of you let your minds run away with that (get them out of the gutter RIGHT NOW. You know who you are), the smell of leather reminds me of horses. I really, really miss having a horse. *sigh*

What about you?

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Attention authors: I am going to begin a "What, When, Where, Why, How" day on the blog. I'll ask you five questions beginning with those words -- you answer (feel free to be verbose. No three word answers, please.) and I post them on the blog. This is in lieu of the guest blogging I had last year. I'll also include an author bio, your site/blog and one book cover. I won't schedule your day until I receive your responses back. IMHO, it's a fun and unique way to showcase yourself.

Interested? email me at authormariannearkins AT gmail DOT com and I'll send you questions.

C'mon... be brave.

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We got about a foot of snow yesterday. Whee.

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You Are Chocolate Chip Pancakes



You prefer sweet and rich foods.

You shy away from anything that's overly bland or unnaturally fat free.

It's not likely that someone would find low fat cheese or sugar free cookies in your kitchen.

Instead, someone might find a pan of brownies baking in the oven or warm popcorn covered in real butter.



Yep. Hence my need for a treadmill!!!

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9 comments:

Jodi said...

I am going to have to tell my hubby that about the hard wood floors. He wants them in the kitchen and I don't as I don't care for them. And if they are a big dust collector it may turn him off!

Dru said...

I never learned how to ride a bike.

You Are Buttermilk Pancakes

Your prefer traditional, old fashioned foods.

You shy away from anything fake, and you like meals with simple ingredients.

It's not likely someone would find margarine or diet soda in your kitchen.

Instead, someone might find a loaf of homemade bread baking or a soup simmering.

It had me there until it mentioned the homemade food.

Have a good Monday.

groovyoldlady said...

#1. "It's so darned BIG!!"

#2. I have no cell phone at all. I have absolutely NO problem ignoring the phone. I screen calls via the answering machine. I prefer to call people back at my leisure. I'm not on the phone much. I'll talk your ear off in person, but I HATE talking on the phone!

#3. I live for bike riding. However, I face the same weather difficulties you do, so I can only ride late March (shiver) through early October (shiver). The rest of the time I do use a treadmill. Check my blog for a fabulous way to use a treadmill to burn extra calories...

#4. That naaaaasty "I've been boozing it up" aroma. The memories are not good ones...

Pancake wise, Dru and I are twins.

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

That was one complex meme! Too wordy for my poor brain.

Brandy said...

I screen calls on our home phone and answer my cell, always, because very few people have that number. *G* Trust me, we still want hardwood floors and if you had seven cats and carpet, so would you! *G*
As for the quiz, I received: You Are Chocolate Chip Pancakes. You prefer sweet and rich foods.
You shy away from anything that's overly bland or unnaturally fat free.
It's not likely that someone would find low fat cheese or sugar free cookies in your kitchen.
Instead, someone might find a pan of brownies baking in the oven or warm popcorn covered in real butter.

Um, I don't eat popcorn, can't stand it and I cook and bake low-fat. However, I do have a fierce sweet tooth. *G*

I hope you're having a good day!

Michele said...

You Are Buttermilk Pancakes

Your prefer traditional, old fashioned foods.
You shy away from anything fake, and you like meals with simple ingredients.

It's not likely someone would find margarine or diet soda in your kitchen.
Instead, someone might find a loaf of homemade bread baking or a soup simmering.

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Yep, that's me alright.

As far as the meme?

#1 How'd I get so much danged PAPER everywhere and where do I put it?
#2 I prefer to screen my calls. I have the fortitude, my DH doesn't and it drives me nuts.
#3 2 years ago. I prefer a solid ride, not start, stop, start , stop..with kids..they look at every little thing..I didn't feel like wearing out the brakes...
#4 Cedar.. my grandma had her whole closet lined in cedar...all her clothes had a particular smell..so when she died..and I took a lot of her clothes..we were same size..for the first few months,,I would smell them and I felt she had her arms around me....
It helped me...when I missed her the most....

Keri Mikulski said...

Leather for me too. :) But, for softball reasons.

Nice Meme and yum.. Chocolate chip pancakes. :)

Amy said...

A good Monday? It's a holiday. NO ONE LEFT!

but I am catching up on my blog reading.

TC said...

I, sadly, am one of those people who always has her phone to her ear O:)

But hey, my closest friends live over a thousand miles away... in three different directions! 8-) So it's the only way I get to spend time with them.