Monday, February 09, 2009

10 Perfectly Useless Things to Know about Me

There's been a tag going around for 25 things about me... I struggled to fulfill THIS one. And it was only 10. Don't look for the 25 anytime soon. I really have to think about it!

Honestly, the things I do for my friends... HoosierGirl tagged me with this meme: Tell us 10 honest things about you.

1. I have very little patience. I have a little more now than I used to. Motherhood will MAKE that happen, but as a rule, when I want something done, I want it done NOW. Hence, some really bad haircuts.

2. I cannot abide rude people. I firmly believe in manners. When I was young and growing up in the South, they were drummed into you. Manners is what makes having a polite society possible.

3. I love cats and tolerate dogs.

4. I hate exercise for the sake of exercising, but I love being active and accomplishing something. If I have to exercise, I must label it as something else - my walking/jogging time is actually much needed personal meditation time. I don't have that problem with house cleaning or mowing the lawn.

5. Speaking of house cleaning - I love doing that. If my job ended tomorrow, I would clean houses. One of my favorite shows is "How Clean is Your House" on BBCAmerica. In spite of this, I live in a fairly dirty house. I have a man, a boy, 4 cats and 2 dogs. All untrained and unwilling to be. (Okay, the man does try, but he's more into neat than clean). There are days I throw up my hands and surrender to the muck. And there are other days when the guys just get out of the way.

6. I don't watch much television anymore. I have a few things I DVR and watch whenever I get around to it, but there are things on there that have been there a long time - and I still haven't gotten around to it. There are lots more interesting things to do than sit and watch TV. Anyone see the Alec Baldwin spot on the SuperBowl ( He's not mushing my brains!!!

7. I could live without sugar, but I can't live without cheese.

8. Even though I use weak readers (+1.50), my eye doctor says I have 20/20 vision and perfect eyes. That is no mean feat for a 47 year old. I'd like to thank my sunglasses habit.

9. I require 8-10 hours of sleep a night to feel really rested and really good. I generally get 8 or 9 hours, but every once in a while I can do 12 or even 18!

10. I LOVE cold weather! Especially when I can take a brisk walk, then snuggle under a blanket with a cup of hot cocoa and watch a good movie. Life has been good lately!


HoosierGirl5 said...

Good answers. Can you come clean my house please? AND re-do my bathroom to look just like yours?

AND if you want cold, come on up HERE, Florida girl! I'll show you some cold!


Robert V. Sobczak said...

But you probably like the cold weather in small doses since you live in Florida. I think the same thing about the cold, and then I go up in the god for honest stuff, and I'm relieved to be back down in Florida. But like you, when a cold front comes, I'm in heaven.

PinkPiddyPaws said...

Tags are evil.. EVIL I tells ya! :) That being said...

#5 -- I about DIE every time one of those women gets on her hands and knees to sniff something that you just KNOW is going to be a bodily fluid of some kind!

#10 -- you are a sick..sick little woman. Cold is just bad..bad..bad... My skin is so dry that I'm afraid that someone is going to mistake me for an alligator and turn me into a handbag or shoes. :)


Brenda said...

I can relate to #4 and its refreshing for someone to admit that they actually need sleep rather than brag about how little they get. I need 7-9 hours and I absolutely cannot get by with less than 7. But most people don't admit that!

Hootin' Anni said...

I do NOT like rude people either!!! I feel like slapping them silly.

Thanks for the birthday wishes you left for me in my comments!!!

karisma said...

Hey you can feel free to come and clean my house any day! Help yourself! Seriously, please do!

I will have you know that today, I RAN, yes really I lifted those feet and went for it! Albeit I was rather stressed out at the time but I did it! Go me!

Bobbie Leigh said...

Since you love cleaning so much, why don't you come over to my house! :o)

Patience said...

Pleeeeeeeeeeese come clean my house!! I hate, detest, despise housework. Heyyyy! Maybe that's why my house looks like this!!

I also require 8-10 hours of sleep, but rarely get over 7. That is probably why people don't talk to me in the mornings!

nikki said...

Bobbie- No she can't come clean your house because Sayre is coming to clean mine!

Beckie said...

I have been reading you so long in my reader (the reason for the lack of commenting on my part) that I haven't seen your wonderful header photo. That is spectacular!

Pamela said...

47 with 20/20 vision. How'd you rate? ha ha

I do not like to exercise except for walking etc. i want to enjoy it -- not have pain.