Saturday, January 19, 2008

Weekend Fun: A Meme

Both Kookie from A Fraternity of Dreamers and Amy from The Sleepy Reader recently posted their responses to this meme, and I decided it would make a nice change of pace. Okay, so more of a way to procrastinate from getting to the housework I promised myself I would do before settling in with my book. My answers are not very interesting, but there you go.

What kind of soap is in your shower right now?
Irish Spring and several different kinds of Bath and Body Works shower gels (White Tea and Ginger, Country Apple, Dancing Waters, and Freshwater Cucumber).

Do you have any watermelon in your refrigerator?

What would you change about your living room?
Just about everything. I need new couches; I would like to paint the walls, reorganize the CD's and DVD's, and add a new cabinet for them because we really need the extra storage space. We have all the bookcases the room will hold.

Are the dishes in your dishwasher clean or dirty?
I honestly do not know. Probably dirty. We haven't used a lot of dishes lately.

What is in your fridge?
Hardly anything, last I looked.

White or wheat bread?
Definitely multi-grain or wheat. I am not a fan of white bread unless it's sour dough or Italian.

What is on top of your refrigerator?
Dust bunnies. A couple of tins we sometimes use to store the dog and cat food in.

What color or design is on your shower curtain?
It's a green marble design.

How many plants are in your home?
Two fake plants. Live plants and I do not get along.

Is your bed made right now?
No. Anjin is sleeping in it. When no one is in bed, my husband usually makes it since he's the last one up.

Comet or Soft Scrub?

Is your closet organized?
That depends on what your definition of organized is.

Can you describe your flashlight?
I sure can. It's black, big and quite heavy. We've got a couple of little ones as well and a wind up radio/light for when there are no more batteries or power. It's yellow.

Do you drink out of glass or plastic most of the time at home?
A jar. I cannot quite remember where the idea came from, but my husband decided he wanted to get rid of the glasses and plastic cups and switch to jars several years ago.

Do you have iced tea made in a pitcher right now?
No. I do not actually drink tea, but sometimes Anjin will have some made up for himself.

If you have a garage, is it cluttered?
We have quite a few boxes stored in there. We can still fit our two cars inside, and so the clutter is probably minimal compared to most people we know or are related to.

Curtains or blinds?
Blinds for the moment. I want to switch to curtains because our blinds have seen better days, and we cannot afford the type of blinds I would want to get.

How many pillows do you sleep with?

Do you sleep with any lights on at night?

How often do you vacuum?
Some would say not often enough while others might think I vacuum quite frequently.

Standard toothbrush or electric?
Either. Right now I am using a standard, but I prefer electric.

What color is your toothbrush?
Yellow and purple. It's not a very pretty toothbrush.

Do you have a welcome mat on your front porch?
We do have a mat on our front stoop, but I do not think it says welcome.

What is in your oven right now?
A thermometer.

Is there anything under your bed?
Seasonal clothes, blankets and towels.

Chore you hate doing the most?

What retro items are in your home?
None that I can think of.

Do you have a separate room that you use as an office?
Yes. My husband and I use one of the spare bedrooms as our joint office, or what we more commonly refer to as the computer room.

How many mirrors are in your home?
Golly, I don't know. The closets in the bedrooms all have mirror surfaces. I have a vanity mirror over my dresser. And I am sure I have a few hand held mirrors, some I do not even known about.

What color are your walls?
Creamy white.

What does your home smell like right now?

Favorite candle scent?
I do not really have a favorite scent, but I do like scented candles.

What kind of pickles (if any) are in your refrigerator right now?
No pickles. We do not especially like pickles around here.

What color is your favorite Bible?
Hmm. We have multiple Bibles in the house, but none are favorites.

Ever been on your roof?

Do you own a stereo?
Yes, but we never use it.

How many TVs do you have?
Three technically. Although four if you want to count my husband's computer, which can double as a TV. The living room TV is really the only one we ever watch. The little one in the spare bedroom is hooked up to the cable, but we do not ever watch it. It used to be used for recording TV programs when we had another one being recorded on the main TV. That's not an issue anymore. There's also a television set in the sun room, which is not hooked up to anything other than an outlet, so watching TV on it is pretty impossible. It was once designated as the gaming TV, although no one ever uses it anymore.

How many house phones?
Four. Two corded phones and two cordless.

Do you have a housekeeper?
Oh, yes! That would be me.

What style do you decorate in?
No style. We have a lot of hand me downs and they are rather mixed in style.

Do you like solid colors or prints in furniture?
I've only ever had solid colors, but that's not necessarily by choice. I would prefer what looks good to me and that could go either way.

Is there a smoke detector in your home?
Yes, there is.

In case of fire, what are the items in your house which you’d grab if you only could make one quick trip?
Given that my husband and the animals are safe, I would grab my computer.

Anjin actually wrote a book review! Well, two. Check out his thoughts about T is for Trespass by Sue Grafton and My Boring-Ass Life by Kevin Smith.


  1. This meme looks like fun. I enjoyed reading your answers, and will probably do it myself.

  2. Great meme! As soon as I feel better I'll have to play!

  3. Those were interesting answers. Not a fan of pickles? Hmmm. :D

  4. Florinda & Jen - I look forward to reading both of your responses!

    Kookie - I'm in the Say No To Pickles club.

  5. That's one of the more informative memes I've seen, and I love your answers, particularly the one about drinking out of jars - my SIL does that, too. And I appreciated the way you answered the vacuuming question!

  6. I grew up drinking out of mason jars; it's a pretty common thing in the south.

  7. I echo the others that this is a fun meme. And I enjoyed reading your answers too, Wendy. Hope you have a great weekend. :)

  8. I don't like pickles either. Maybe cut up on a sandwich is ok. But not just for munching.

  9. I'm with you on the bread. Unfortunately there's not a lot of choice of multi-grain or brown bread here. I do like pickles though. Interesting assortment of questions.

  10. Great answers! No one cares for pickles around here either except my husband and he doesn't buy them. We went through a drinking out of mason jar phase a while back. It was my husband's idea also. Have a great weekend!

  11. What great questions and I enjoyed reading your answers but really - no pickles? I thought it was a law or something that you had to have at least one jar in your fridge!


  12. Lesley - I love doing surveys like this. It's always interesting to see how company reacts to the jars when we serve drinks.

    JMC - Mason jars. Yes, that's what they are called. I was drawing a blank. Now that you mention it, I think I'd heard that many years ago--about it being common in the south. Having never been to the south (since the Southwest doesn't count), it's not something I've ever come across before. I'm glad to know we aren't just really weird.

    Melody - Thanks, and I hope you had a nice weekend and may the week ahead be great.

    Nikki - I don't care for them even in sandwiches, but I'm not as bad as my husband who won't eat anything that has touched a pickle. I'll eat a pickle if I have to. I just won't like it much.

    Tanabata - It was an interesting assortment, wasn't it? That's too bad that multi-grain bread isn't more accessible there. I imagine it isn't a big part of the diet.

    Jaimie - I wonder what it is about men and mason jars?

    CJ - Haha No pickles in my house. Actually, the contents of my refrigerator are embarrassing on the best of days compared to what most of you probably have in yours.

  13. This is a fun meme! I liked your answers.

    Now I have you tagged! You are gonna love th

  14. Thanks, Gautami! I'm working on my responses right this very minute!


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