A Little MeMe

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First, and most importantly –

Do not forget to Just Finish Something Already! this weekend and be ready to brag about it for the blog hop on Monday!

Secondly, I got tagged in a meme by Debra at Footprints in the Butter! This has never happened to me before!

Here are the questions and answers. Try to stay awake, I am very boring.

  • What type of gifts do you prefer to give or receive? 
  • I like to both give and receive gifts are thoughtful and personal. Whenever I get an idea for a gift, I write it down in one of my compulsively organized Excel spreadsheets. Nothing makes a person feel crappier than getting the kind of gift that looks like it was bought in a 7-11. For years, my mother-in-law gave me scented candles.

    I have never burned scented candles.

    On the other hand, maybe it was a hint.

    My grandmother used to get free gifts for filling out all the sweepstakes offers that came in the mail, and she would save them and give them at Christmas and birthdays. Jewelry that made your skin turn green, large-print Harlequin romances, special microwave-safe egg cooker thingamajigs, etc. It was hilarious.

  • Do you like chick-flicks or not?
  • NO. I prefer action movies. One of my better traits, according to my husband.

  • What is something about you most people would be surprised to know?  
  • We listen to Old Time Radio on mp3s at night to fall asleep. My sister introduced us to shows from the golden age of radio about 12 years ago, and we have been listening ever since. I can’t fall asleep without it – we even take them with us on overnight trips. Dragnet, Gunsmoke, The Jack Benny Show….it’s great stuff. I can’t wait until our kids are old enough to listen with us.

  • If you had no children and homeschooling wasn’t necessary, what would your dream job be?  
  • Interior Designer. I am a frustrated HGTV host. My best friend and her husband are building a house and every time she turns around I am chucking tile samples at her or sending her links to lighting websites. Poor thing. I have an elaborate plan that involves her giving me a blank check so I can go shopping and buy all new furniture for her, but she doesn’t know about it yet. 

  • How would you like to be remembered by your children?  
  • Hopefully as fun and loving. It is my worst fear that my children will grow up to lay in their beds at night, talking about me with their spouses the way Jim and I lay in bed and talk about our parents.  

    Okay, so I guess I am now supposed to tag some of my favorite people.

    I can’t decide! I love everyone, I can’t leave anyone out! If you are reading this, consider yourself tagged.

    Try to be more exciting than me. Probably it won’t be that big of a stretch.

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    5 Responses to “A Little MeMe”

    1. Barefoot Liz Says:

      Ooh, anyone that likes HGTV is A-OK in my book. Did I just say A-Ok? Good grief, next I’ll be telling you that you’re swell. 🙂
      (by the way, I found you via Fairly Odd Mother.)

    2. Helena Says:

      I now have this new image of you, Deb, one where you are lying in bed listening to the Jack Benny Show, surrounded by neat piles of tile samples, furniture swatches, and hundreds of excel spreadsheets with awesome gifts written in purple ink (well, you never mentioned purple, but I’m taking a little artistic license with my image of you.)

      I love what you said about your parents. Our kids will be SO different! They’ll be lying in bed with their partners and saying, No, I love my mom more than you love your mom. And the partner will be saying, Well, I love my dad more than you love your dad. And so on. We’ll just bask in their adoration and want for nothing.

      Thanks for tagging me, Deb! 🙂 (And I hate to tell you—you’re actually NOT boring)
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    3. Green V-Neck Says:

      Ohh, that’s right, you were so excited about my Fibber McGee reference all those months ago, weren’t you? I grew up listening to old-time radio and my parents still listen to it. I have tried out Jack Benny’s “floorwalker” voice on my family and they looked at my like I’m crazy. They’ve never heard the original recording of “Who’s On First?”!!!
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    4. Connie Weiss Says:

      My husband loves those old timey radio thingys.

      You made me laugh about laying up at night talking about family…we just did that the other night!
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    5. The Lumberjack's Wife Says:

      Hey, there! I used to like chick flicks, but now I think they are so dumb. 🙂
      Happy Weekend!
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