Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Random Dozen 2010

You know, I said that in 2010 I was going to break away from the pack with my blog but here I am doing the Random Dozen again. But then my answers are the best as evidenced by all the emails I get telling me so. That’s right you aren’t alone when you send me that email telling me how great I am. Did you believe that? I didn’t think so but it sounded good. So without further ado here I go with the first Random Dozen of 2010:

1. On a scale of 1-10, with 10 being a cranky-baby-hissy-fitter, how much of a complainer are you?

Generally I am about a 2 but you know it is really cold this morning and I don’t like cold weather. Today I will put myself at a 10 just because I want to complain today.

2. When someone else is talking, do you listen, or are you thinking about what you're going to say in response?

Excuse me, did you say something? Sorry I wasn’t listening. Seriously it depends on who is doing the talking. When some people talk I am simply thinking; Is this guy every going to shut up? Not you Linda.

3. I just deleted 1062 messages from my email account. Do you have any plans for a clean sweep this month--of anything?

Emails are at the top of my list too. I have 1200 in my mailbox and 1800 in my deleted file. I am also going through my sheds this month and throwing away tons of stuff. I may try to sell it first on Craigslist though. Anyone need a thingamabob that doesn’t work? Call me.

4. Tell us about your perfume. Was it a gift? What does it remind you of? Do you have a signature scent?

I don’t wear perfume. I wear cologne. I hardly ever wear that though. I guess you could say I wear English leather or…… I have all I need though ladies so please stop sending it to me.

5. What is your best organizing tip for the new year?

If you have something you haven’t used in over 6 months, throw it out. Chances are you don’t need it. Of course the day after you throw it out you will need it. That’s just the way it is.

6. What is your favorite comic strip?

I really don’t like comic strips. Hard to believe isn’t it considering how funny I am. (hearing pin drop) I occasionally chuckle at Calvin and Hobbs. Like the one where Calvin is at the door yelling; “MOM..MOM..MOM” and his mother tells him not to yell and that if he has something to tell her to come inside and tell her to her face. So he walks in, across the carpet, to where she is sitting on the couch and says “I got dog poo on my shoes, can you help me get it off?” I love that one.

7. Do you sleep with a fluffy or flat pillow?

I go to bed to sleep. When my head hits the pillow, be it soft and fluffy or flat I go to sleep. I prefer something in the middle but after about two minutes it doesn’t matter anyway.

8. What color is your kitchen? Why did you choose that color?

It’s the same color as the rest of the house. Egg Shell. It has been that color so long I really don’t remember who picked it.

9. What’s the most interesting bumper sticker you’ve seen?

I like; “If you can read this introduce yourself. You are too darn close.” I changed one of the words to make it G rated.

10. Do you prefer an expensive writing tool or whatever is lying around? (Are you a Montblanc or a Papermate?)

Hmmm since I don’t know what a Montblanc is I have to say I am more the Papermate type. That being said I usually use whatever the vendors give me. I get flooded with free pens at work.

11. What chore doesn’t feel like a chore – you just enjoy it (at least most of the time)?

I really enjoy gardening. (When it is warm that is) Having to go out to the greenhouse at 4 am in 24 degree weather just to put wood in the fire isn’t fun but I do it.

12. If your parents often repeated themselves, what is something one of them said more than once?

My father used to say; “For crying out loud in the sink.” What that means I will never know.

My mother used to say; “If you lie with dogs you get up with fleas.” She doesn’t listen to her own advice.

Have a great day,



Debbie said...

Oh Greg. These were too funny. I'm just about to get tired of this cold weather too. We could at least get some snow to go with it! And the listening thing - I am so guilty of that.

Patrice said...

I knew you were going to say gardening!! I is smart that way!

Kay said...

I totally forgot about Calvin and Hobbes in my list! Rats! But that is one of my favorite ones too.. the poo one. I think my hubby WAS Calvin when he was a kid so he finds a lot of it extreeeemely funny. lol

lailani said...

lol! Calvin and Hobbs IS my favorite, I even have a book of them, and my facebook profile is a Calvin and Hobbs picture. I LOVED that particular strip- having two boys - and well, isn't life just like that sometimes. It was one clipped and kept for quite awhile. I think it is gone now...

Another great list. Stay warm - it looks like a several more days of this strange stuff in the south!

Hi, I'm Angie! said...

Glad you didn't break from the pack!

Loved that you chose today to complain, but then you did have to go stoke the fire, didn't you!

I love the Calvin & Hobbes. That would happen to me.

Loved the sayings, but your responses to them - even better!

Mocha with Linda said...

I miss Calvin and Hobbes!

Hi, I'm Angie! said...

np, thanks for stopping by!

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

Greg - you really should write a book or something. You have such a way with words and you are just so funny!

Glad that 2010 is going swimmingly well for you right now!


Heart2Heart said...


I love this list and once more getting to know you even more in 2010! My dad used to say that as well and I've seen that same bumper sticker on quite a few cars out here in California!

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Monogram Queen said...

I never tire of hearing your witty answers Greg! I also think your darn funny!

Amy said...

The definition of junk is something you keep for 10 years and throw away 2 weeks before you need it...ha ha!!

Love your answers


B His Girl said...

You made me laugh today when I read your comment on Turtle Tuesday. I knew B looked like something very familiar. I couldn't put my finger on it. A turtle troll! I love it! That is not B's hair though. It is her feathers...turtles can fly! B, the New Year's turtle is the bomb!!!
I missed you breaking away. Mayb it is time for a New thing! B

B His Girl said...

Oh, I forgot to say Calvin is the bomb also. You have good taste.

Wanda said...

Keep on making us laugh Greg...ha ha your list.

#10 Was interesting to me as I love "fountain pens" and have several nice ones, but saw a Montblanc in a stationery store for $2500. It was a little out of my range, but what a beautiful pen, and the nib was pure gold!

Have fun when you take your son out for a Janpanese Dinner! chop, chop!


Abiding Branch said...

So #1 gave me an idea...A cap with a dial for complaint levels.ha ha
#2 I guess you would say you are a "land the plane" kind of man?
And vendor pens are my forte as well even tho I do have a favorite. I sell United HealthCare Medicare and those pens are wonderful!

SouthLakesMom said...

Greg - I KNOW Charleston has freecycling! It's amazing what people will take off your hands. Don't waste your time with Craigslist -- just get rid of it!

Love your parents' comments. I heard the 2nd but not the first!

Jenny said...

You are so funny. I love that bumper sticker, I need one of those.

Rachel B said...

Greg, visiting your blog for the first time. You are hilarious!! Wanted to send you some fan mail, but...decided to just leave a comment instead. =)

Received your Christmas card through Kat's exchange. Thank you.

I'll be back! :)

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