Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Ten Things

Yes, this is the Facebook meme that has been going around. I'm not sure that there is much that I haven't told you but here we go anyway. I decided to do it after I read Uncle Crappy's version. His was good. I'm sure mine will be less than good. Whatever.

  1. I will eat, or at least try, most foods except sushi, mushrooms, and artichokes. 
  2. In general I'm not a fan of facial hair on men. Not even 5 o'clock shadow. It's a good thing, too, because HD can't grow a respectable beard or mustache. The most he can do is a soul patch. My father, and his signature, curled-on-the-sides mustache, is an obvious exception.
  3. I have been in the same bowling league for 15 years. My average is currently 137 and my high game ever is around 215. I love it.
  4. I am a firm believer in going to the funeral. (Do you know Kate? She wrote a fabulous piece about funerals and saying goodbye. You should read it.) I want people to know that I care about their loss. I want people to know that they are not alone in their grief. 
  5. Related: I want my funeral to be a giant southern-style pot luck with lots of loud 80's music and lots of wine (or your beverage of choice.) I want lots of laughter and dancing. And cheesecake. There must be cheesecake.
  6. I have had long hair for most of my life. HD loves long hair. Oh, but I long to try something short and sassy. Maybe like this:
    I was so excited about my Holly Hobbie lunch box.

7. I am not a fan of children calling adults by their first name. I do everything I can to prevent my own children from doing it, but I will allow it if you tell my kids to call you by your first name. I will never tell a child to address me by my first name so if one does it's not by my choice. I believe the practice of addressing adults as "Mr." or "Mrs." is an important part of teaching respect for others, a common courtesy that is largely being lost in our society today.
8. The art of the 4-way stop is highly underrated.
9. As a child my favorite restaurant was McDonalds. Only people that have lived in very rural areas might understand this, but after we moved to the mountains of Colorado it was a very rare treat, as there were only McDonalds restaurants in the city. To this day I can't resist a Quarter Pounder with Cheese, fries, and a coke. That's why I rarely go to McDonalds.
10. As a result of my internet fast in September, most days I get up and read a few chapters in my bible. I now know why so many people do it, and wonder why it took me so long. There have been many days that have been 'saved' by this practice. I'm not perfect, but I'm trying.

As per the game, if you comment I'll give you a number. If you want. Or just do it and let me know you did. I'm a big fan of the 2007 meme.

1 comment:

kyooty said...

I'm so impressed by the Bible work. As for the Mr and Miss/Mrs? that's so very much an American thing in my experience. I've never in my life called anyone by a title unless it was a Priest or Nun? being Father Tim (uncle) and Sister Mary (she was my Aunt). I did have one Aunt that said she missed the days when people called their Aunts and Uncles "Aunt Mary or Uncle Ralph". It wasn't something we had ever heard either. I know that I have friends in the South that go by "Miss so and so". My mom named me Mary, but you can also call me Kyooty or Kyoot. LOL I can't imagine going by Miss Kyoot? Or Miss Kyooty? hmmmm maybe I'll start signing my Blogs like that "Miss Kyoot" could you imagine? Miss Cute? ha! <-- ok I think I've rambled enough now.