Monday Stuff

You Ask, I Answer

I’m answering the “Getting to Know You Questions” from MannLand5 as well as my own questions from the Monday Morning Meme.

(Because Mondays are so much easier when all you have to do is answer questions – you know?)

1. If you accidentally nick a car in a parking lot..Do you leave a note or do you get the heck out of there?

Wait. This is a hypothetical question right?

Because hypothetically speaking, if I were to ever accidentally back into a parked car while exiting a parking space, and get out to check to make sure there was no damage to either car, and then not seeing any discernible damage proceed to take off …

you wouldn’t think less of my hypothetical self, would you?

Whew. I’m glad we’re only talking hypothetically here.

*wink*

2. Love your body or plastic surgery?

Mostly, love your body. We all have flaws, we all have trouble spots – if it bothers you that much, try to find a natural way of living with it, or fixing it.

(For example: I have a pretty big/crooked nose – it used to bother me, but now? I just chock it up to my Indian ancestry).

I think the only way I would condone plastic surgery is if there was a deformity of some sort or not fixing it with plastic surgery could cause a health problem later on down the road.

3. What about your favorite blog(s) continues to drive you back?

The writing. Or the photography. I also appreciate variety – some popular blogs have stumbled onto a method, or a format, that works for them. Which is fine, it’s obviously working, but it gets old sometimes.

I also like to laugh, so blogs that continually post something fun or funny always get my attention.

While we’re on the subject of popular blogs – have you noticed that some popular bloggers only post once or twice a week? Or that when you follow some of the popular bloggers, say on Twitter, they’re actually not very nice people?

Or they tout being from a “tolerant” party and yet, their actions and words show that they are anything but tolerant if you disagree with them? Or, they start spouting off judgments without taking the time to research the facts first?

(One blogger spouted off some stupid things about a certain honor rally that took place this past weekend and when asked if she actually watched it? “No. We don’t turn the TV on very much.” WTH?? Don’t comment if you don’t have the facts – it makes you look foolish. Sheesh).

I honestly can’t believe some of these “popular” bloggers are still popular. It sort of disappoints me that readers aren’t more selective. I’ve run across a ton of bloggers who are better writers, heck, better people, and who deserve way more attention than they’re getting.

It’s really frustrating.

4. What percent of your blog is BS just to make your life seem more interesting than it really is?

Zero.

I may be vague about some things to protect the innocent and/or I may exaggerate some points to either make my point or to make the story a bit more interesting, but I don’t embellish my life. What you see is what you get at this here little ole blog of mine.

I am the first to admit my life is boring and I’m totally okay with that.

Honest.

5. If you had to give up one type of meat for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Probably liver.

Okay, that’s not fair, I would rather pluck my eyeball out than eat liver, so I’m giving up something I never had to begin with.

I’d probably give up red meat. I love chicken and would rather eat fish than red meat.

Wait. Is fish considered a meat?

Now I’m confused.

6. How often to you eat out?

We “go git” (it’s an Ozarks thing) every Friday and Saturday night. We cook at home the rest of the week.

Kevin and I have a standing Wednesday lunch date (it’s true! We even schedule work meetings around Wednesdays. “I’m available every day but Wednesday.” We put each other first. I know, that’s so cute it’s nauseating).

Other that that? We don’t go out to eat very often. (Which I guess sounds lame since we go out at least three times a week).

I have a HARD time spending money on restaurants. A family of four (and we have two teenage boys who eat more than me and Kevin combined), is EXPENSIVE. So, if we go out, it’s usually to a fast food restaurant where we can all eat for under $20.00. The few times we’ve gone out to fancy places and ended up spending $50, I just couldn’t enjoy myself. You might as well stick a $50 dollar bill in your mouth and chew.

Want some salt with that?

7. Skinny jeans or boot cut jeans?

Skinny jeans. I love them.

However, they don’t exactly love me. They only accentuate my pooch and they only look good if you wear tops that come down to your hips (thereby hiding the pooch).

I like boot cut jeans. And I wear boot cut jeans. In fact, I read somewhere that boot cut jeans looked better on, ahem, older women such as myself.

What say you?

8. If you caught your spouse cheating would you forgive, divorce, or plan your kill?

Kill her. Maim him (because he’s the father of my children after all, he needs to live just for that reason), and then leave his ass in the dust. (Notice I didn’t say divorce him).

AND THEN …

I would try and figure out what in the world happened. Just what part did I play in the affair? Did I drive him there with my whining, complaining, bitching, belittling insults and frigid attitude?

Remember, it takes two participate in a breakup.

Would I take him back? I can’t answer that. Again, it depends on the situation. Did I drive him to that point? Can our marriage be salvaged? Could I ever learn to trust him again? Does he have a sex problem that requires counseling?

These types of questions are never cut and dried even though I think society would like to make it seem like it is.


1. What would you say to your 16-year-old self, and why?

Learn some humility, for pete’s sake. You’re NOT all that and if you don’t start training yourself to have more patience now, you’re going to end up regretting the first year of your oldest son’s life.

Trust me, chicka.

2. What are you avoiding?

Something big. Can’t talk about it. 🙂

3. Describe a “Hah! I told you so” moment you had recently.

Oh. I have those moments all the time.

I just choose to keep my mouth shut and allow the situation to speak for me.

Even though I’d like to rub the fact that I’m right in some people’s faces, I (usually) refrain. I opt to take the high road.

Which is really, really hard for me, sometimes. I assure you.

Usually? I just smile (okay, smirk) and that’s all that needs to be said.

4. Do you think that back-to-school shopping is a big deal? How did your back-to-school shopping go this year?

Back-to-school shopping USED to be a big deal, when the boys were younger and actually (semi) liked school. It was fun to pick out school supplies and even though they have never liked clothes shopping, at least back then they didn’t make me want to leave them on a street corner with an “I need taxi fare home” signs.

I loved back-to-school shopping. It always marked a new chapter in their lives. Clothes shopping was bitter / sweet for me because it meant they were getting BIGGER!

And OMG, they were getting BIGGER! 😦

I also enjoyed picking out yuppie-looking clothes for them. Now? They won’t be caught dead in a t-shirt with pockets.

I’m not even kidding.

No. Back-to-school shopping has become an odious task for us now – it means the boys have to stop playing their video games and face reality.

*gasp*

I’m such a MEAN mom.

*sigh*

(I plan on using the Monday Morning Meme picture as my writing prompt for tomorrow’s Flash Fiction – stick around).

Monday Morning Meme

Monday Morning Meme – August 30, 2010

Good morning!!

Aren’t you glad I’m here to give you something to blog about?

I thought so. 😉

All you have to do is answer the questions below either in the comment section, or on your blog. And elaborate! Make these questions show your unique and special personalities. This meme entry will post at 12:01 every Monday morning and will be the first postentry listed on WFK all day Monday. (This is an all-day Monday meme, so please, play all day!)

Monday Morning Meme at writefromkaren.com

August 30th Questions:

1. What would you say to your 16-year-old self, and why?

2. What are you avoiding?

3. Describe a “Hah! I told you so” moment you had recently.

4. Do you think that back-to-school shopping is a big deal? How did your back-to-school shopping go this year?

5. Bonus: Write a caption, poem or short story inspired by this picture:


  1. Speech bubbles – jfb57
  2. Rachel @ the science of music
  3. Adventures of Life

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