Random Monday

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• All right, people. This is it. The last day of 2012. If you were going to clean out that closet or lose twenty pounds this year, you’d better get to it.

The years fly, don’t they? How is it 2013 already? Wasn’t 1990 only, like, ten years ago? When I was a kid, I used to think I would be lucky to live long enough to see the turn of the century.  **snort**

• I still find Penelope Trunk interesting. I love this post in particular – It’s a Myth that School is Good for Socialization.

• Speaking of school and homeschooling, here’s a terrific post from my friend Eddie at The Usual Mayhem if anyone out there is considering taking the leap and pulling their kids out of school – To Homeschool or Not to Homeschool.

• Karen at Candid Diversions shared a link to this quiz on Saturday and I’m stealing borrowing sharing it – 100 Words Every High School Graduate Should Know. I only scored an 80%. Disappointing. I missed at least two because I didn’t read all the choices carefully enough. Plus also I had not had any coffee yet. Plus also my kids were all up in my grill. Plus some other excuses I’ll think of in a minute. How did you do?

• While I do love The Real Housewives of Anywhere, rest assured that I will not stoop to watching the new abomination offered by Oxygen, featuring some rapper and his TEN, count ’em, TEN baby mamas.  I just can’t even…it’s beyond…just gross.

• I am, however, very happy that the best show ever, Justified is back, because Timothy Olyphant.

• Happy Last-Monday-of-the-Year, people! Link up you own last gasp of Randomness below!

6 Responses to “Random Monday”

  1. Kristy Says:

    I am not taking that quiz on the grounds that I don’t want to be humiliated. And it’s too early. And I haven’t finished my tea.

    Happy New Year friend!
    Kristy´s last blog post ..Surprise, again!

  2. Tressa Says:

    I took the quiz. I made an 82% but felt pretty stupid the entire time. I said that out loud and and here is what my husband said to me.

    “First of all you are not stupid. Secondly, some chucklehead went through the dictionary and found a bunch of words that they think are important and thought would stump people and made a quiz. Thirdly, most college students start their sentences with ‘this’ or ‘that’. I think you are fine.”

    I love him.
    Tressa´s last blog post ..A New Blog for the New Year?

  3. Diane Says:

    I love Justified. Hubby could care less, but that is okay because I am ready for some alone time with one of my all time favorite shows. I just wish is was longer than 13 episodes each season.
    Diane´s last blog post ..Learning to Let Them Grow Up

  4. Happy Elf Mom Says:

    What is wrong with this Penelope Trunk chick? I clicked over to her blog and she’s staying with some dude who beats her up and posting naked pictures of her butt. Please tell me this is not the modern “face” of homeschooling. I’d rather deal with the predcictability of the denim jumper, thx.
    Happy Elf Mom´s last blog post ..Crazy Comment Monday!

  5. Karen@Candid Diversions Says:

    I believe I forgot to mention that my score on that quiz was 84%. So disappointed in myself. Can I blame the 6-7 interruptions by my crew whilst taking aforesaid quiz? Yes, I believe I will blame them, thank you.

    I don’t have the brain cells required to put together a Random Monday post this week. Hope to be back to it next week. In the meantime, Happy New Year to you! (P.S. I remember asking my mom if she would be alive in the year 2000 back in the old days of the ’80s. My mom – born in 1959 – said, “Just how old do you think I am?” I had no clue.)

  6. Kevin Says:

    Tempus fugit is right. The year 2000 still feels like it should be the future, doesn’t it?

    The best outcome from a vocabulary test is to learn some new words, so just skip to the end and try to use some of the cooler words in life.

    Besides, there are errors in the test. They wrote “parameter” but they meant “perimeter”. Sometimes they included secondary definitions and some were slightly off.

    Happy New Year, Not Inadequates!