Friday, September 26, 2008

Balancing Act

I've been nominated by Burp Cloth Babe for an award. Thanks! Fly over and check out her answers too if you get a chance. Here are the rules: I have to answer the following questions with one word answers and one word only! Then I must pass it on to seven others!

1. Where is your cell phone? Table

2. Where is your significant other? Work

3. Your hair color? Graying

4. Your mother? Perfect

5. Your father? Genius

6. Your favorite thing? Life

7. Your dream last night? Forgettable

8. Your dream/goal? Survival ["I'm tired of following my dreams. I'm just gonna ask where they're going and meet up later." ~ Mitch Hedberg]

9. The room you're in? Playroom [Not much playing going on here anymore, since this room has become more of a storage room.]

10. Your hobby? Laundry [Four kids--it's all I do.]

11. Your fear? Spiders [Thanks to the old movie, "The Fly," I saw on TV when I was 10 years old. . . "Help me, help me."]

12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Home [It's where the heart is. But not in the laundry room. ]

13. Where were you last night? Home [So, I'm boring.]

14. What you're not? Organized

15. One of your wish-list items? Closets [See answer to #9. It's like they say: "One can never be too thin, or have too many closets."]

16. Where you grew up? Anytown, USA [A wonderful, idyllic blend of Our Gang, Leave it to Beaver, Peanuts, and Little House on the Prairie.]

17. The last thing you did? Painted

18. What are you wearing? Sweats

19. Your TV? Off [I'm tired of politics. My suggestion, and perhaps there is a growing consensus for this: hold elections "Survival"-style, where each week one contestant-candidate is voted off the island until the season finale. Or make them all eat bugs and swim in muck like "Fear Factor." I think it might work.]
20. Your pet? Friendly [And, no, he's not. You can read about his antics here, here, here, and here.]

21. Your computer? Failing. [It's making weird groaning and creaking noises lately, and sometimes behaves badly.]

22. Your mood? Rebellious [I guess you can see that I haven't limited all my answers to one word. So sue me. :)

23. Missing someone? Nope [I'm pretty sure everyone's accounted for.]

24. Your car? Minivan [The day I became officially middle-aged.]

25. Something you're not wearing? Glasses [Not because I don't need them. But I already suffer the humiliation of driving a minivan.]

26. Favorite store? Thrift [But as a germ-a-phobe, I have to wash my hands immediately afterward, and sterilize the things I buy.]

27. Your summer? Short

28. Love someone? Children

29. Your favorite color? All

30. When is the last time you laughed? Today [My daughter sends the funniest text messages.]

31. Last time you cried? Unsure. [My other daughter says, "I'm not crying, I'm just vomiting from my eyes."]

And while we're at it, I was also nominated by Alias Liz Jones for an award. You may also know her as Liz Jones. She has such a wonderful sense of humor if you haven't had a chance to visit her. I also was nominated by Julie to write 6 random things about myself. See the above list. She's got a great blog too, btw. And I was nominated about a million years ago by Sam at Gollywobbles for an award that I'm just now getting around to mentioning. Thanks! If you like all things prim, go on over and check out her lovely creations. And a million and half years ago, I was tagged by Ginger to list 6 random things about myself. Again, I think the above list should fill the bill. And a billion years ago, Jann nominated me for an award. She has such a wonderful blog, filled with old movie clips and beautiful pics too.

Now I have to pick 7 or 14 or 21 or a million others to play. That's just too many, so I'll just nominate a few because that's the way I roll. Suzanne, Michelle, and Jann. Have fun!


tipper said...

I think you need to be a stand up comedian-seriously you are so funny! And I want you to share my thought with your kids-I'm sure they'll get a kick out of it.

cindy said...

Oh my your really should write a book...Love the quote about following your dream...too funny and too true.


Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Spacing issues and a typo -- my apologies for the umpteen revisions.

Patti said...

Thanks so much! I really needed a good laugh today and you definitely provided!

Blessings, Patti

Julie said...

Wow! You ARE a rebel!
You totally cheated -- not listing the random 6 (can't say that I blame you, though!!!! ;*)
That's a funny list -- I'll be chuckling the whole time I'm outside painting and sweating....
my children will think I'm delirious from the heat!

Jan said...

You are mother gooses relatives. I see the creative nature in you :)

The Burp Cloth Babe said...

I love the take on the missing someone question...I laughed out loud. :) Thanks for playing along...

By the way, we have been doing the "Watermelon crawl"(Unlike the country song, we are literally crawling away from piles of watermelon), how about you?

Back Through Time said...

I just loved all of your answers!! You always make me laugh!!
Hope you are having a great week

Alias Liz Jones said...

Nice Cathy. I should have figured that your favorite colors are every one of them. I never can decide on mine. Crank up the mini van. Let's go wild and throw a tailgate party. Or would that be just sitting in the hatchback of the mini-van party? Well, it's the thought that counts.

Suzanne said...

Oh goodness....can I just copy your answers? We actually sound very similar, and I promise I haven't been avoiding this post!
Just teasing...this is cute, and I'm working on my-own-answers-that-resemble-yours right now!

Shalaidah said...

You write very well.