Tuesday, June 19, 2012

If we're going to be BFF, you should know...


I need some of these!
(Photo by Petr Kratochvil, courtesy of Public Domain Pictures)
♥ My feet are almost always like ice cubes, even when it's 95 degrees.

♥ I can't swim. I never had the opportunity to learn, which is ironic since I grew up along one of the Great Lakes. My husband is a fish, and I'm adamant that both my kids learn to swim. (My five-year-old has already taken lessons.)

♥ I have never dyed my hair, although I suspect that day is coming soon. (Darn aging!)

♥ I love meatloaf but can seldom make a loaf that stays together, even though I let it rest before cutting it.

♥ I love dresses and would wear them every day if I could.

♥ I hate matching up my husband's socks. They all look the same to me.

♥ I've never left my kids with a babysitter. (This explains the next one.)

♥ I haven't been to a movie theater since 2006.

♥ I must dip my pizza in hot sauce.

You'll never find one of these in my hand!
(Image courtesy of Sanja Gjenero, rgbstock.com)
♥ I never iron. If something is wrinkled, I just toss it into the dryer for a few minutes and hope for the best.

♥ I always have laundry waiting to be washed.

♥ I put chocolate chips in a bowl and then dip a spoonful of peanut butter into them. Yummy!

♥ I was shocked a few years ago when my doctor told me that I'm 5'3". I always thought I was taller.

♥ I've been wearing glasses since I was five.

♥ I am a middle child, but there are thirteen years between me and my oldest sibling, so I've always felt like the oldest.

♥ I've never been able to fold a fitted sheet.

♥ I have two stepsons who are in their twenties and live in New York City.

♥ I am a perfectionist, which can be a blessing but I've found it's most often a curse.

♥ My favorite color is red, and my favorite number is five.

♥ I don't like sharing my food. (Okay, I'll share with my kids, but don't ask me to pass my plate around in a restaurant. If you want what I have, you should have ordered it!)

And now I leave you with this scene from Friends--the one where Joey and I have something in common:



What about you? As your blogging BFF, what do I need to know?


*(Inspired by Ashley at Little Miss Momma.)

101 comments:

  1. Now I have a visual of you in a restaurant, yelling at your kids like Joey. So funny. Okay, so now I see that we do have some differences. My feet are usually cold, but my body is usually hot (at least it was until I started losing weight). Also, I swim like a fish, color my hair monthly because the gray took over, make a pretty good meatloaf (do you use an egg in it? that may help), and don't like hot sauce. Now, I also love dresses, have only used one babysitter while I taught a class, don't care much for movie theaters so I don't go unless it's something fabulous or I take the kids, nevereverever iron, have charcoal gray as a favorite color and 4 as a favorite number, and ignored the need for glasses until I was 17 and nearly blind. I do not, however like sharing food as is evidenced by my need for weight loss. I hate to order a small appetizer or dessert for a table of 8 people and then get one bite when what I wanted was half. Usually I just pass because having so many siblings taught me that sharing is for chumps.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm the same way about the hot/cold: my feet are often cold, but the rest of me is hot.

      Yep, I use an egg in the meatloaf. I think I just have to learn to get the consistency right.

      I guess we do have some differences, but I think we can still qualify as BFF! :)

      Delete
  2. Oh, Dana, you crack me up! I can relate to a lot of those things, so we def could be BFFs! But you really do need to go to a movie with your husband :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yay for BFF! :)

      About the theater: I know. One of these days, I need to find a sitter. Yikes!

      Delete
    2. Okay, listen up, speaking from "the other side" of parenting, you are damn right - you need to find a sitter. The best deal for us was the very rare occasion when our kids went somewhere else for the afternoon or overnight, We had (have?) very little money but it was heaven to be alone in our house - snuggle in the kitchen sans children, watch a movie on the VCR and not be interrupted, eat pizza and ice cream and NOT have to share! You don't have to go places but, trust me, if you don't have alone time sans children you are going to forget why you married this guy.

      Delete
    3. Graciewilde: We're looking, but I won't feel comfortable until the kids are just a little older. I like the idea of staying home with the hubs while the kids are out. Thanks for the advice. :)

      Delete
  3. So enjoyed reading this; did learn a lot about you; too funny that you thought you were taller :)

    Do get out and leave the kids; it is good for you all as hard as it is to find a babysitter and to leave them, but it is good for them to know that mommy and daddy can go out without them and that mommy and daddy will come back to them too :)

    betty

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. For years, I thought I was 5'4½" -- I would always include that extra half an inch. My face probably hit the floor when the doctor told me I was only 5'3"! Am I shrinking already? ;)

      My husband and I definitely need some time away. If our families were here, I'm sure we would have no problem leaving the kids with them. I guess I'll need to start the (scary) search for a trustworthy sitter. Yikes!

      Delete
    2. AND, That Corgi makes another good point - your kids need some independence - they need to experience life w/o you around. It might be hard for you to let go of them for a few hours, but it pays off in their confidence. One thing we did was trade with a trustworthy couple or two - they would keep out kids one Saturday afternoon and we would keep their kids on another weekend day - no money.

      Delete
    3. Graciewilde: I like your idea of trading weekends with another couple. Maybe I'll mention that to my friend.

      Delete
  4. i loved these---very interesting--that you have two grown sons----i think i am secretly only 5'3" too---i can never fold a fitted sheet either---i am so not a perfectionist--even though i am the youngest of three girl--i feel like the oldest sometimes too--at least when it was just my younger brother and i at home---and i will not even drink after anyone, even my kids--except at the movies--when frank is too cheap to get me my own drink and we all three share a huge one with 3 straws----i hope they don't get out-lawed--or at least then i can have my own drink--and get a babysitter---but i was the same way haha--plus no one wanted to do it!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. My stepsons and I aren't very far apart in age, actually. There's thirteen years between me and the oldest one (and thirteen years between me and my husband, as well). Hubby likes to say he robbed the cradle. LOL

      Loved reading your comments! It sounds like we're alike in a lot of ways. :)

      Delete
  5. Love your list and can relate to quite a few of them. Love the cool sox. Hubby got me a couple pair years ago! ;) The key to good meatloaf is egg and bread crumbs.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'll have to pick some up. My feet need them! ;)

      Thanks for the meatloaf tip.

      Delete
  6. I don't iron either. And my feet are always cold, too. Toe socks are the bomb!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. My cold feet problem is widely known in "real" life. Why has no one bought me toe socks? ;)

      Delete
  7. What a fun post! I'll just respond to a few of your facts.

    I had a pair of toe socks back in the '70s. They would really annoy me now.

    I've done the peanut butter and chocolate chip thing, but lately I've been getting a spoonful of peanut butter and loading it up with butterscotch chips.

    I'm not sure how old you are, but it's possible that you've shrunk a bit. I've lost about half an inch due to osteopenia.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Peanut butter and butterscotch chips! That sounds great. :)

      I'm in my thirties. My doctor says I probably haven't shrunk--yet. My grandma, who was probably once as tall as or a little taller than I am, was under five feet when she died, so I'm probably heading the same way. :) I guess for years I just thought I was taller than I actually was.

      Delete
    2. I had toe socks back in the 70's too - they sucked. YOu couldn't actually wear shoes or slippers with them b/c they were too bulky and they isolated the toes so that the toes didn't warm each other. I'm just saying.....

      Delete
    3. I wore them with shoes, but yeah, my toes were probably cold.

      Delete
    4. Graciewilde and Eliza: Valid points. :)

      Delete
  8. Hehehe! That was fun! I don't iron or match my husband's socks. After so many years of him telling me I'm not matching them right, I leave them to him. They all look the same to me! I use to be cold all the time until I had my son. Now I'm hot all the time. I miss being cold.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I also make my husband match his own socks. The blues and blacks and browns all look the same to me for some reason. :)

      I would rather be cold than hot, too. My feet are the only part of me that gets cold. The rest of me is usually roasting!

      Delete
    2. Ditto on the sock matching thing. I don't. These days he does more of the laundry - he's retired and I am so. not. retired. Match away, buster!

      Delete
    3. Graciewilde: My husband never complains about doing it, but then again, I don't think he really cares much if his socks match. LOL

      Delete
  9. Replies
    1. Best Friends Forever. :)

      Delete
    2. In that case....

      - I like being warm.
      - I like hugs
      - I enjoy walks in a park
      - Although I know how to swim, I prefer not to.
      - I enjoy sharing silence
      - When I'm reading or watching a film, don't talk to me..EVER
      - I prefer to give than receive
      - I'm handy with a screwdriver and known my way around a computer
      - I know how to cook, but prefer not to do it every day
      - I snore
      - I have a dirty laugh
      - My clothing is plain and that's how I like it
      - I collect books and have NO intention of getting rid of them.

      Are we BFF?

      Delete
    3. If Dana won't be your BFF, Martin, I will be....

      Delete
    4. Graciewilde: We can share. :)

      Delete
  10. LOL! My husband doesn't share food, and neither does my son. They actually have a fit if you ask them.

    BFF facts:
    can't swim
    swore I would never dye the hair, but I have
    hate ironing, press clothes tightly as I fold to "knock out" wrinkles
    loathe (not love) meatloaf
    can't fold a fitted sheet... can anybody?
    I like to think that I'm taller than I really am (5'2")

    We could still be BFFs.

    ReplyDelete
  11. So many comments!
    - I used to have socks like that, but now I have thermal ones which actually have a TOG rating!
    - When you mentioned meatloaf, I thought you were refering to the singer!
    - I love dresses too, but usually forget I have them and end up wearing jeans everywhere.
    - I actually go so far as to un-pair Hubby's socks if I find a better match.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. LOL I like the singer, too! :)

      Why are men's socks so similar? That's how my husband's dress socks are, anyway. I can never tell the colors apart. Now I make him pair them.

      Delete
    2. Oh, and I need to check out those kinds of socks. Thanks!

      Delete
    3. Meatloaf the singer! I like him better than the food thing meatloaf --

      Delete
    4. Graciewilde: They're about equal for me, but I like them both a lot!

      Delete
  12. I'm the same, I get really angry if people take food off my plate! Like you said, if they wanted it, they should have got it for themselves!

    ReplyDelete
  13. My feet can never get warm in the winter, hence my ever-present Uggs (boots and slippers)
    I had to take swimming lessons as a kid and I did the same for my kids. It's never too late to learn.
    I have my hair highlighted (bleached) every 9 weeks. It would be dishwater colored if I didn't. You are lucky to have good hair!!
    I don't ever make meatloaf. We have it at work and it stays together so I guess there is a secret. I could ask.....
    I love dresses but never wear them because I have ugly legs and cankles.
    I buy all the same socks for my hubby, some are gray and some black. I don't fold them though.
    We had my mother-in-law to watch the kids when they were little. It was a blessing.
    Movies are too expensive anyway. Buy the dvd (cheaper) and order a pizza (with hot sauce for dipping:)
    I dip mine in blue cheese dressing. Healthy.
    Downy wrinkle releaser and a water bottle are my way of ironing.
    Always laundry.
    My husband dips Hershey Kisses into Jif and calls it a Reeses.
    I thought I was 5'8. I am only 5'7 and a half so I can never be a super model. Snort.
    I have trifocals I am supposed to wear daily. I wear them in bed to read but never outside the house. They are cute but I am vain.
    I am the oldest of 5. I always felt like the mother becuse mom worked a lot. They always hated me.
    Neither can I.
    Do you get to the City to see the boys?
    Me too.
    I like green and blue. And the number 2.
    I don't mind sharing as long as other share too!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That's what I need: Uggs!

      I keep thinking I should take lessons, but I feel so darn old. Maybe I can just get hubby to teach me.

      I'm starting to find a few gray strands, though. Eek!

      I have no calves, but it's hot here in the summer, so I wear dresses anyway...

      My hubby has brown, blue, and black dress socks, and I can't tell them apart. I just throw them in the drawer now and let him deal with them.

      I wish we had family close by. I probably would have gone to a movie by now. A few times a year we'll get DVDs, but we like different movies, so it's hard to agree.

      Blue cheese dressing is probably the only one I don't like. ;)

      Thanks for the ironing tip!

      Yes...always laundry.

      I like your husband's version of a Reese's.

      Yeah, me either. :)

      I can't see if I take my glasses off--or at least I can't see very well.

      My sister is about two and a half years younger thank I am. She couldn't stand me some of the time either.

      Yep, and I really don't care that I can't fold them.

      Not very often. We haven't been there in years. :(

      I would love not to be one.

      :)

      Thanks for sharing!

      Delete
    2. Uggs are pretty damn cool! And warm! I love my Uggs!
      And what is up with this dipping pizza ? really? why would you do that? Well, perhaps I should try it but hot sauce and bleu cheese dressing would so definitely NOT work for me.

      Delete
    3. Graciewilde: What would you dip yours in?

      Delete
    4. That's the thing. Pizza (from Mombo's here in town) is the perfect food just the way it is. Why mess it up?

      Delete
    5. Graciewilde: That's the problem then: I'm eating the wrong kind of pizza. :)

      Delete
  14. Goodness! I loved reading this, but I am honestly too tired to think of a list of things to tell you. Let me go back and look...
    I dyed my hair blonde for several years as a young adult because I was born a white haired little Swede whose hair turned to dishwater blonde or light brown--but my younger brother and sister retained their blonde hair. :( At 61 I still have no grey--just blah light brown.
    I've worn glasses since third grade when I was seven (a year ahead) and should have had them sooner. Terribly nearsighted--like 20/1000 without my glasses--can't see the E. Can't be corrected to 20/20, but maybe 20/60 or so. Stigmatism makes it hard to focus, though.
    I like variety so much I don't think I've ever had a favorite color or number.
    Have some OCD tendencies, but not in everything. Can wear my favorite mismatched socks with no problem--LOL!
    Will cut back on food to buy art & craft supplies, but you would never know it to look at me--ROFL!
    Have a super Wednesday, Dana! :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I've always wanted to try dyeing mine red, but I've never had the guts.

      My eyes were pretty bad, too, but I've been lucky in that they've been improving each year.

      I wondered if you, as an artist, would have a favorite color. :)

      I love food. I think I'd probably sacrifice other things--like clothes. LOL

      Hope you had a great day!

      Delete
  15. I don't share food, either! I really relate to that one. I never iron, but I never have to. Clothes don't wrinkle like they used to when I was younger, thank goodness. My feet get cold even when hot, too, to a degree and I hate dusting. I live in a haunted house most of the time because of the cobwebs...;)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Your house sounds a lot like mine! ;)

      Glad I'm not the only one who doesn't like sharing food. My husband's family members all pass around their plates whenever we go out. They look at me expectantly, and I kind of guard my plate with my arm. LOL

      Delete
  16. Oh, the things we have in common! No.5 is my fave too! Love hot sauce on just about everything, do color my hair(sigh), homeschooled 5 kids--never could find a babysitter!

    Bless you!

    ReplyDelete
  17. This is awesome!
    Sounds like you need more egg in your meatloaf.
    I've been dyeing my hair for ages! It's fun and I change shades every year!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Heather

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Heather!

      Yes, I need to get the balance between the egg and the bread/bread crumbs worked out.

      I always wanted to try red hair. Maybe someday...

      Delete
    2. Yeah, I;m with Heather here - I love to mess around with the color of my hair - and it's length -- keep 'em guessing. In its natural state it is a middle brown - nothing spectacular - for some years I went lighter and played with variations on that but for the last maybe 6 or 7 years, I have gone darker and I love that - sometimes add a bit of purple in there or magenta - stuff that is so not natural - gotta say, the middle school kids love it!

      Delete
    3. Graciewilde: I bet the kids love being around you! :)

      Delete
    4. I suspect not as much as I like being around them! Such young energy and idealism!

      Delete
  18. Careful with those toe socks! I find that they make my feet much colder. Which is actually a complaint I have heard from other women about the Vibram 5 fingers shoes.. Great concept but need to make them warmer for us ladies.
    Anyway, Smartwool gets my vote so far as the toasty toes thing :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. In regard to the toe socks, I can see how that might be the case. I'll check out the Smartwool!

      Delete
  19. This is hilarious. I, too, never iron. I don't know what I would do without a dryer. I have no idea how tall I am. I say 5'7" but I'm not really sure. In regards to socks, I hate wearing them. I am so used to wearing flip flops that when I have to wear those hideous closed-toe shoes, I feel like I am suffocating. One thing about me that most people don't recognize: I have the biggest ankle muscles you will ever see. Before I realized they were muscles, I thought that I had tumors on both of my ankles:)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Jaime. :)

      LOL about the ankles! Honestly, I never thought about ankles having muscles, which just proves how much of a dork I am. ;)

      Delete
  20. *I like red and the #5 too.
    *It makes me crazy when people drive their car in the bike lane.
    *I swim 3x a week.
    *I ride my bike everywhere I can.
    *I don't think I have been to the movies since 2009.
    *I love my job.
    *I am the youngest but there are 9 and 11 years between my sisters and I.
    *Happy Tuesday!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Did you find the age gap weird? I barely know my brother, sadly. He was graduating from high school and leaving home when I was in kindergarten.

      I love that we both like the same color and number!

      Happy Tuesday!

      Delete
  21. I don't iron either. Instead, I purposefully point out my wrinkles and exclaim, "Gee, look what happened from sitting in the car."

    Who's to know what I looked like when I left the house?

    ReplyDelete
  22. These were great! It's difficult to think of things right off the top of my head but let me give it a shot! I can't stand it when bikes ride on the road (today I had to pass a lady who was pulling one of the kid things behind her bike). Don't they know that can be dangerous? Evening is my favorite time of day; right before the sun goes down. I love to think deeply, but my mind is fuzzy alot of the time! I love all kinds of music and I dislike cold cheese (maybe it's the consistency or something since I'll eat grilled cheese sandwiches and cheese on mexican food, etc... Summer fruit is my favorite of the year; especially watermelon with salt on it! I think that's enough! Loved your post!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Sharon!

      I love evening as well, especially since it tends to get a little cooler outside then. I'm not a fan of the heat.

      Summer fruit is great! My favorites are strawberries and blueberries.

      Delete
    2. Well, Sharon, yes those of us who commute by bicycle do know that it is dangerous. I have the scars to prove it. It is however, really terrific when drivers can be patient and not plow into us. There can be room on the road if we watch out for each other. The last time I was hit I was attempting to stay as far to the right as possible but the guy turned right directly in front of me. I went to the hospital. He drove away. Later, I was found at fault for the accident since I was NOT in the lane of traffic but trying to stay out of the way of cars. Now I ride right in the middle of the lane as if I am a vehicle. I get honks and impatient looks from SOME drivers but I haven't been hit since.

      Delete
    3. Graciewilde: How scary! Glad you were okay.

      Delete
  23. I can't fold a fitted sheet either. My mother showed me plenty of times, but it's impossible to make mine look like hers. I've accepted it and moved on. :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That's the right attitude to have!

      Delete
  24. Classic Friends...I don't like to share food either. And it drives my wife crazy because she wants to share everything. Dipping pizza in hot sauce, I have to try that. Great getting to know you a little better. :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm glad I'm not the only one who doesn't like to share food.

      Try the hot sauce; it's great on pizza! As a matter of fact, I put it on almost everything. :)

      Delete
  25. I loved this post!!! i feel like you are my blogging friend and I am interested in your thoughts and life!

    ReplyDelete
  26. Love your list! You have great writing style and a great sense of humor! I like that in a bloggy BFF :) I never dyed (or wanted to dye) my hair until about 10 years ago (in my 40's) when a friend insisted she wanted to dye it for me. I loved it! Now I just foil my hair now and then, leaving some of my 'real' color in (which is turning gray). Eventually I am going to let the gray win out. Gray can be very beautiful (or so I tell myself!).

    I have solved the 'cold feet' problem. I began knitting wool socks and now will wear them even in the summer, if I have cold feet!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Aneta! That's very sweet of you to say.

      Speaking of gray hair: My mom's color is beautiful, and so was my grandma's. If mine goes the same way, I think I'll let it be, too. :)

      I need to learn to knit! ;)

      Delete
  27. haha!!! Joey doesn't share food!!!!!!!!!!!! That's so cute! Fun to learn so much about you :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yep. Dana doesn't share food, either! ;)

      Delete
  28. Great list... I'm with you on the ironing... Hate the thing, and I throw the vacuum in the same corner...hehe

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh, I agree. I rarely vacuum. I can't wait until the kids can do it!

      Delete
  29. This is great, Dana! My feet are always cold too. In fact I have a collection of what I call my "sleep socks." Socks that don't have a lot of elastic at the top, otherwise I wake up with ridges!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I used to sleep with socks on, but for some reason, I stopped. Funny how I can't remember why now. LOL

      Delete
  30. I hate toe socks, I love meatloaf (and mine stays together but I'm not sure why), I think matching correct pairs of my husbands socks is like a puzzle (I don't enjoy it, but it gives my brain a work out), I don't mind sharing my food, and I stopped occasionally putting highlights in my hair when my husband said our daughter's hair color is the exact shade as mine (it's a very lovely color!).

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm going to have to try those toe socks, just to see if I like them.

      I'll keep experimenting with the meatloaf. I know I'm getting my proportions wrong somehow...

      I would love to have my daughter's hair color! Well, I guess I did once upon a time, but it got darker as I got older. How great that you have your daughter's!

      It was fun getting to know more about you!

      Delete
  31. You sound like my sister with the height thing! She's almost five inches shorter than I am, but swears we're practically the same height. I don't enjoy matching my husband's socks, but I have to be the one to do it, because he's color blind, so it can be really bad if he does it himself! I love the number 5 too. I've found that using lean (at least 80% lean) ground beef helps the meatloaf stay together, as well as using bread. I usually tear 1 - 3 slices of whole wheat bread up in it, and it seems to stay together. I'm totally with you about sharing my food. I'll share with my husband, but that's about it. I just can't stand the thought of other people's forks or fingers on my plate. If I don't kiss you, I don't eat or drink after you!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Your last sentence says it all.

      Delete
    2. I saw where you mentioned on your blog that you like the number five. Why do you like it? I just remember being five years old and really enjoying that age. :)

      Thanks for the meatloaf tips. One of these days, I'll figure out what I'm doing wrong.

      I agree with Eliza: your last sentence says it all!

      Delete
    3. I don't remember the age of five being all that great (I think four would be my favorite childhood age, with six being the worst, so five was pretty uneventful between those two ages), but I like multiples of five a lot. And I've always had a thing for nickels. I like how they feel in my hand, how the word sounds, and how they sound when they clank together. I used to absolutely refuse to spend my nickels, and still find myself hoarding them sometimes.

      Delete
  32. wow! you are bountiful with fun facts today!

    ReplyDelete
  33. Hmmm those are really interesting. I'll think of a few you should know...

    1) If it's my birthday and you don't know what to buy me, you can't go wrong with Lindt chocolate. Especially the dark ones.
    2) I should have been born in January, but my mother birthed me almost a month earlier because my father had mandatory military service. He left on duty the day after I was born.
    3) I actually love nougat more than chocolate.
    4) I have phobias of deep water, heights, needles and escalators. All of them are controlled to at least some extent.
    5) My hair used to be 1 meter long. I'm 1.7 meter tall. Then I permed my hair and 90% of it broke off.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. 1. Lindt! I love it!

      2. That's wonderful that your father was able to be there for your birth.

      3. I have to disagree with this one: I'm all for the chocolate! ;)

      4. I have claustrophobia.

      5. I always wanted long hair, but mine is so baby fine.

      It was great getting to know more about you!

      Delete
  34. Okay, Dana, clearly I enjoyed your post! It was fun to be lazy this morning and just enjoy the post and then make some responses. I liked getting to know you better.
    Here are a few things about me:

    I Love wearing dresses - well, really skirts and tops - dresses tend to be too tricky to pull off size wise.
    I am smack dap in the middle - four older, four younger siblings - but oldest daughter so that got things a little mixed up - the 'rents had traditional roles and so did I - housework and child care. Oh boy.
    I do not like hot sauce or anything that is more than mildly spicy. I end up giving my food away half the time in restaurants b/c it is often hard to find something not spicy - or cheesy - don't do much cheese either - never on a sandwich but will enjoy a good pizza (NOT a cardboard one)
    I LOVE color. Period. Could not confess to one favorite. Could. Not.
    My VW beetle's name is Oskar.
    My iphone is Wilson.
    I wouldn't mind living in NYC for six months.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I love that your car and phone have names! I haven't named either of mine.

      I would love to live in NYC. I feel so creative when I'm there.

      You and my husband would probably get along great. He also dislikes spicy food. I've had to learn to cook with only mild spices and then spice up the food on my own plate. Sometimes I'll accidentally add a little too much pepper or maybe a tiny bit of red pepper flakes to the food, and hubby's eyes will water and he'll break out in a sweat. Meanwhile, I'm pouring more spices on my food and wondering how he could possibly think that what I made was spicy!

      Delete
  35. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  36. I'm so glad there is another human in the world who doesn't iron. I actually had to go buy an iron last summer to iron on a decal for a vacation bible school t-shirt. Until then, I hadn't had an iron since college!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I dread the day when I have to unearth the iron to do something like that! ;)

      Delete