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Elizabeth

Fun!
1- I ate white chicken chili for lunch and drank a glass of H2O.

2 - I saw Skyfall yesterday, and it was fantastic.

3 - I don't like mojitos or beer, for that matter.

4 - I would never, ever run a red light. Seriously. They have red light cameras where I live, but even so, I toe the line pretty closely.

5 - Fish oil supplements.

6 - I wear socks October through April unless I'm in the shower. Brrr, toes.

7 - I never calculate my gas mileage.

8 - I won't scramble, but I won't be done super early either. I try to pace it all the way through.

9 - Am I too pouty if I say that I mostly do nice things for others with little to no return? Sometimes someone picks up a check and I always say thank you - but those folks don't usually want me to pick up the next one. I may bring them food.

10 - Mostly liquid, but I have very sensitive skin and bars from Whole Foods sit by every sink for frequent hand-washing. They last forever and have few ingredients.

11 - "I haven't been under 150 since high school :-)" from a friend who just hit a weight loss goal.

Maggie

1. A left-over slice of cold homemade pizza. Coffee much earlier.
2. TV - It's Christmas, Carol.
Netflix - The Lucky One
Theater - too long ago to remember
3. I don't like them either - I don't like mint
4. I feel guilty
5. Don't take any regularly - should take calcium + D
6. Yes. It is very cold in our house and 19 degrees outside right now.
7. Hmmm maybe 20
8. Sorry, I do okay in this department.
9. I guess nothing except an in person thanks and I try to do nice things for others.
10. liquid
11. "Yup." from my son last night

Issa

1- Honey crisp apple. Water. Before that though a non-fat mocha from Starbucks.

2 - Rise of the Guardians on Saturday. Highly recommend it.

3 - Possibly. ;)

4 - Guilty. I'm a feel guilty sort of person. I rarely run red lights or miss stop signs. If I do it was a total accident.

5 - Vitamin C.

6 - Yes. It's only 32 degrees here today.

7 - 26ish miles to the gallon? I have a small SUV.

8 - ME! For sure. I was out of town and bought nothing for anyone but me this past weekend. (Although hi Tempurpedic bed I luff you.) I'll be in DC Weds - Sunday of this week. My oldest turns 11 the following Friday. Then I'll worry about Christmas which means scrambling. Oh and? We're doing it early sooooo yeah. I'm in trouble.

9 - At times I send a note or something back. Other times I try and pay it forward to someone else in need. Sometimes I make a mental note to do something nice for that person at a later time...which I generally remember to do.

10 - Liquid.

11 - Since my last few were tiny kitten photos from my best friend, I'll give you the one before last from my mom. "The guitar has landed."

Tara

I just ate a piece of dark chocolate and I'm drinking a Diet Coke. The last movie I watched was either Madagascar 3 or We Need to Talk about David (very sad). I've tried mojitos about five times and only liked it once. I hate running lights. I think Omega 3 vitamins are very important - but I haven't started taking them yet. No socks. I have no interest in shopping for Christmas because we are broke and it depressed me so I will wait as long as possible. I say thanks, write notes, have my hubby bake cookies, or pay it forward. Liquid soap for this gal. Last text message I received was from Hubs: "Kidding right? Neither likes to read." That was in response to my inquiry as to whether he thinks the Kindle Fire would be a good kid gift. :-/

Heather

1 - A piece of cornbread and a glass of water.

2 - Movie? Like in a theater? We rented Quantum of Solace last weekend; I watched about half of it before I fell asleep.

3 - I doubt it, but I don't know any of them personally.

4 - Guilty and horrified; it happened twice just after we moved while I was learning our new neighborhood last spring. :(

5 - I'm still breastfeeding, can I say my prenatals?

6 - Yes

7 - 18 mpg, which I only know because the readout on the dash tells me

8 - Totally me

9 - I try to send a written thank you in the mail

10 - I prefer the liquid, but I'm too cheap to buy it regularly

11 - A confirmation from a friend that she is watching my son tomorrow while I go to the dentist

Ami Regnier

1- Chicken enchiladas and green beans with skim milk.

2 - It's been so long. I can't even remember.

3 - Not a fan!

4 - All I'm thinking is, "Hey, I'm running late."

5 - Vitamin C

6 - Of course! I can't leave the thermostat on 66 and not wear socks. BRRRR

7 - Around 28-30! Boom!

8 - This girl!

9 - Make cookies and verbally say thank you.

10 - liquid

11 - My phone done died yesterday. If I could look at the history, I'd tell ya. I'm sure it was something amazing.

Amy

1- Cheetos puffs and Trader Joe's low-cal lemonade (yes, I know they don't cancel out)

2 - Home Alone on the Family Channel last night - 'tis the season

3 - Eh? They're okay but I'm more of a vodka drinker (rum can make me mean)

4 - just thankful I didn't get hit/die...

5 - vitamin D - it keeps the blahs away

6 - yes, warm, fuzzy, slipper socks - only in winter, though

7 - Awful (19 mpg?) but I drove straight into the wind to get home for Thanksgiving

8 - Not me but my Christmas is generally low key

9 - I try to remember to do something nice in return

10 - both

11 - What was the last text message you received? "Hi, good morning, Snowing. My name is Steve." Boyfriend's response to my text telling him it was snowing here this morning.

JMB

1- What was the last thing you ate? And had to drink?
I ate leftover chicken, rice and arugula salad and had a glass of Albarino.

2 - What was the last movie you saw?
Brave
3 - Am I the only person who doesn't like mojitos?
They wouldn't be my first choice of drink.

4 - Do you feel guilty if you run a red light? Or do you just feel like you've gotten one over on the man?
I can't remember the last time I ran a red.
5 - If you could only take one kind of vitamin, what would you feel was the most important?
Vitamin D?
6 - Are you wearing socks right now?
Yes, from now till April.
7 - What kind of gas mileage are you getting lately?
Don't know.
8 - Even though this is the absolute longest Christmas season possible - i.e., we had the earliest turkey day possible - who among us already knows that she'll be scrambling last minute??
I will be, I always wait until the last minute, and it always gets done.
9 - If someone does something nice for you, how do you repay the favor? Send a thank you note? Make cookies? Or just do nothing and hope karma will even it out for you?
Depends. Sometimes a card, a phone call, text or reciprocation.
10 - Are you a liquid or bar soap person?
Bar
11 - What was the last text message you received?
That should work! My friend said she'd go to hot yoga with me this Sunday.

Katie

1 - Homemade turkey noodle soup, water.

2 - Breaking Dawn Part 2, kid movie, Rise of the Guardians. I'm seeing Life of Pi with my book club Wednesday night--three movies in less than a month is a record for me.

3 - I dont like them; I feel like I'm drinking toothpaste.

4 - Between the fact that I've usually got the kids with me, and New Jersey's red light cameras, I don't run too many!

5 - Calcium

6 - no

7 - Don't have the numbers, but I'm sure it's awful since most of my driving is local and stop and start (carpools, etc)

8 - I'm looking forward to the extra week, but the only year that I had everything done early was when I was due with our third child in late November.

9 - Return the favor if possible, or pay it forward.

10 - Liquid

11 - :) from my sister.

 

 

lisa

--gumbo, crystal light, IP cereal
--A Few Good Men on tv. One of my favorites
--hate them. recently discoverd sauvignon blanc. yum. and also crystal light, club soda, and Tito's vodka. double yum
--scared that I will get caught. wouldn't do it on purpose but I have cut some yellows too close
--IDK
--yes because I always wear tennis shoes. bad feet.
--IDK again
--not a last minute kind of person
--send a note
--either. whatever is closest to tub, shampoo maybe?
"driving"--my husband telling me he was driving home from a business trip, not flying

Karen

Fun!

1- Tacos and fancy chocolate my husband got for his birthday.

2 - Act Like a Woman...Hilarious

3 - Yes....LOVE em!

4 - Total guilty and paranoia I got caught by a red light cam.

5 - Prenatal!

6 - I have only one on. I got something in my foot on Thanksgiving and have this salve stuff that is supposed to draw out the glass and I have to keep it covered.

7 - I live in a city and don't drive that often..maybe 28mpg?

8 - Not me! I'm almost done shopping and my holiday cards have already arrived.

9 - Depends on what they did....most often I make them bread or cookies and give it to them.

10 - Liquid. I actually get kind of freaked out by bar soap...like do you KNOW where that thing has been...

11 - last one I sent was to my dad "do we have to stick something up the turkey's butt"

kyooty

1- What was the last thing you ate? And had to drink?
PEANUT Granola Bar, and tea.

2 - What was the last movie you saw? That home alone 5 fiasco lastnight but I did start to watch something on TCM today and ended up doing dishes and a child came home and MOm time ended.


3 - Am I the only person who doesn't like mojitos?
never trieed

4 - Do you feel guilty if you run a red light? Or do you just feel like you've gotten one over on the man?
guilty.

5 - If you could only take one kind of vitamin, what would you feel was the most important? D (good by sun, until April)

6 - Are you wearing socks right now?

yes and sneakers, joining you from the treadmill. come on keep me going

7 - What kind of gas mileage are you getting lately? today it was 18.2 m/gallon. and on empty

8 - Even though this is the absolute longest Christmas season possible - i.e., we had the earliest turkey day possible - who among us already knows that she'll be scrambling last minute??
Turkey day is always early here, but yet scrambling...


9 - If someone does something nice for you, how do you repay the favor? Send a thank you note? Make cookies? Or just do nothing and hope karma will even it out for you?

I might say thank you or call a person but not a note maker or cookie giver, I guess Karma? I'll bake for sports, or events, or like this sunday forget and buy 2 bags of cookies that look home made and donate them in my own zip lock bag... <----- yep spaced on the required baking. I did bake brownies last week for a friends birthday just because, I expect nothing in return.


10 - Are you a liquid or bar soap person?
Little of both. Bar at home for sure, liquid when out. i love my avon liquid pumps.
11 - What was the last text message you received? "I wont let Andrew use my IPod" in reply to my "Andrew?" text (I meant if you can't preheat an oven get your younger brother to do it)

a pal

1- What was the last thing you ate? And had to drink? Oatmeal w berries and tea.

2 - What was the last movie you saw?Brave

3 - Am I the only person who doesn't like mojitos?yes

4 - Do you feel guilty if you run a red light? Or do you just feel like you've gotten one over on the man? I am Catholic,I feel guilty for everything.

5 - If you could only take one kind of vitamin, what would you feel was the most important? Probiotic

6 - Are you wearing socks right now? No

7 - What kind of gas mileage are you getting lately? Driving a diesel SUV, about 16 mpg.

8 - Even though this is the absolute longest Christmas season possible - i.e., we had the earliest turkey day possible - who among us already knows that she'll be scrambling last minute??Me me me

9 - If someone does something nice for you, how do you repay the favor? Send a thank you note? Make cookies? Or just do nothing and hope karma will even it out for you? A note, a lunch, or a coffee.


10 - Are you a liquid or bar soap person?Liquid but i do like the fancy handmade bars.

11 - What was the last text message you received? Home address of my acupuncturist.




November 26, 2012 in Absolute Frivolity | Permalink|Comments (12)


A Glimpse into the Future

Kati

1 - right now, at 8 pm-ish, I am having a Costco chocolate chip cookie and a short glass of Malbec wine. I'm a HS teacher in pretty good shape, so I soothe myself in this fashion after a hectic day. In other words, about 2-3x/week.

2 - Skyfall, a few Saturdays ago.

3 - you are not alone. Mint by itself seems only proper for a mouthwash. Mint + chocolate, OTOH, is pretty perfect.

4 - Neither. I'm usually thinking something like, "Close. Enough. Now maybe I'll make my next stop a few minutes ahead of time."

5 - My Gummy multivitamins are usually all I can stomach, so those.

6 - Ever since discovering Flylady when I was a SAHM, I've kept shoes and socks on in the house until I go to bed. Currently, it's Thorlos in Brooks GTS 12's. Standing all day + linoleum floors + bone spurs + tight connective tissue = running shoes at work almost every day

7 - I have no clue. My Ford Explorer gets regular maintenance, but it's still an SUV. So not great?

8 - As per usual, I've got extensive lists (bought/to buy), flyers, coupons, plans, etc. I will think that I've got it all done by the first week in December. Then, a few days before Christmas, I will either see a name on the list I overlooked 10 times, or I will get a surprise gift that needs reciprocation, or my husband/kids will add someone to The List. So out I will go again to bat cleanup.

9 - I don't write thank-you notes - too many horrid feelings built up after being forced to sit all alone as a girl at the dinner table night after night until I could get them all done. Instead, I usually pull the person aside to express how I feel while looking them right in the eye (spontaneous toasts and thanks speeches are a talent). Or I send flowers - love sending flowers for the flimsiest of reasons.

10 - Liquid soap. It's Oh My Gorgeous Bath and Shower Cream in Vibrant.

11 - "K". From my hubby after a protracted discussion regarding pillows and a new nighttime cough my son has developed.

karin tracy

1- What was the last thing you ate? And had to drink?

Icky slice of pizza at a networking event and a delish Honest Tea half tea, half lemonade.

2 - What was the last movie you saw?

Details with Tobey McGuire and Elizabeth Banks.

3 - Am I the only person who doesn't like mojitos?

Maybe. I heart them.

4 - Do you feel guilty if you run a red light? Or do you just feel like you've gotten one over on the man?

Guilty, but it happens sometimes.

5 - If you could only take one kind of vitamin, what would you feel was the most important?

Multi - is that cheating.

6 - Are you wearing socks right now?

Nope. I don't really like socks.

7 - What kind of gas mileage are you getting lately?

Who knows? I never pay attention to that stuff.

8 - Even though this is the absolute longest Christmas season possible - i.e., we had the earliest turkey day possible - who among us already knows that she'll be scrambling last minute??

All my shopping is done, but I have some scarves to finish knitting and I'm sure I'll come up with some Pinterest craft that consumes me on December 24th.

9 - If someone does something nice for you, how do you repay the favor? Send a thank you note? Make cookies? Or just do nothing and hope karma will even it out for you?

It depends on the gesture. I do like handwritten thank you notes. Sometimes, I'll buy the person a small Starbucks or Amazon gift card.

10 - Are you a liquid or bar soap person?

Liquid! I haven't used bar soap since I was a kid.

11 - What was the last text message you received?

Hubs checking in on me. We've had some weirdness in the neighborhood and I asked him to open the front door and watch for me when I parked.

Wendy

1. Taco John’s Potato Oles, Water
2. Rock of Ages
3. Don’t even know what they are, so I have no idea.
4. YES, I ran one as a teen and it still bothers me and I’m 29.
5. Vitamin C
6. Yes
7. About 16 mpg
8. I absolutely know I will be. Even though I have started shopping, I have no idea what to get some people and will definitely be scrambling.
9. I wish I could say that I send a thank you note, but I am woefully terrible at it. I would say that I usually do nothing and hope karma will even it out for me.
10. Definitely liquid, even though I just finished making fancy soaps with my Girl Scouts.
11. From a Girl Scout Mom saying OK that she would check her email for a link I sent her.

Tonya

1. Choclate and water
2. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang with the kids after thanksgiving
3. Never had a mojito
4. Somewhere in between. Usually it's more orange than red.
5. I don't take vitamins, but keep thinking I should
6. Yes, smart wool socks are my friend
7. 23 highway, 13-15 local
8. Chanukah is less than 2 weeks away, and I feel like I'm doing okay, but we'll see what happens in the next 2 weeks.
9. hope for Karma to even it out
10. foaming liquid for hand washing, bar in the shower
11. hubs telling me he was headed home

Mary Ostyn (Owlhaven)

1- Shepherds pie and slivered cabbage with Asian vinaigrette.

2 - Bourne Legacy this weekend-- loved it.
3 - Am I the only person who doesn't like mojitos? Not sure, never had one

4 -Red light-- I feel sheepish for a block and when nobody comes after me, I'm just relieved.

5 - Vit C
6 - Yes, new grey fuzzy socks bought this weekend on a whim. Lovely

7 - big van 14mpg, hubby's teeny errand/work car 42 mpg. Needless to say, I try to errand on his days off

8 - I'm feeling a bit ahead of the game this year for a change-- don't hate me. Still have those last half dozen hard adults to buy for tho-- mostly adult males, ya know.

9 -Thank them in person or email

10 - Liquid soap

11 - Last text message was from my momma (suddenly feel blessed)

Hope you have a lovely week, Carmen!

Melanie

1- Stuffed pork roast with apricots & a bourbon & Coke

2 - In a theater? I think it was the Mark Wahlberg one - I can't remember the title.

3 - Love mint, love mojitos :)

4 - The red light cameras keep me from running red lights.

5 - Vitamin C

6 - Nope. Hate socks.

7 - 16MPG in my big, huge, Expedition. argh.

8 - I plan to be DONE with all by the 3rd Sunday of Advent.

9 - Lately, I've been hoping for karma. I feel like I haven't been as good a friend as I could/should be.

10 - Liquid

11 - "I know you were sitting there wishing I didn't see it, but you already pressed SEND"

Sandy

1. Salad last night for dinner, am drinking coffer now.
2.Watched "once around" on Sunday afternoon. I love that movie
3.I don't drink alcohol, I used to, not anymore. Ive never had a mojito.
4.I feel a little guilty at first, but if I don't see flashing lights in my rear view I feel relieved.
5.Multi vitamin
6.yup
7.Have no idea, but drive a gas guzzling suv.
8.Planning not to be.
9.I always acknowledge something nice. Sometimes a thank you note, sometimes I reciprocate, sometimes a phone call. depends on situation.
10.liquid.Bar soap grosses me out.
11.from a coworker regarding a work situation

addy

1. Coffee and a pastry thing I have to share with the dog. (don't ask)
2.Skyfall - loved it!
3.no
4.Don't run red lights - way to dangerous
5.B12
6.Fuzzy slippers - till spring
7.No idea
8.Not scrambling but I always forget someone
9.Acknowledge somehow - depends on the situation
10.liquid always
11."yea" from the hubbing last night

Kathryn

1. Coffee with truvia and cream, chicken and egg breakfast burrito. I officially went off my diet...did you ask that? SIGH
2. Men of Valor....I think because I always fall asleep on the couch half way through movies. It was my husband's choice!!
3. What are mojitos? I am ignorant!! If mojitos fall in the sugar category then I am sure that I love them.
4. I really do not run red lights....I have on occassion sped up to run a yellow light.
5. Multi-vitamin with extra B12 and green tea extract.
6. I am not only wearing socks but also have on some really old lady looking graduated compression hose!! They feel wonderful.
7. GEEZ....gas mileage...not so good. We live in one town, kids go to school in another town, I work in a different town, husband in yet another town!! BIG SIGH. Next question please.
8. I put up 95% of the Christmas decorations this weekend, thus I am feeling ahead of the curve and a little bit proud which probably means it will all fall apart soon enough. I will be shopping 85% on line this year so that means less chaos at the end. I pray. I hope!!!
9. Thank you note or a thank you call.
10. Bar soap.
11. My sister texted that her son went to school and asked for prayer. .......lots of family drama and trouble with this child


Thanks Carmen. Have a great day.

Nelson's Mama

1. Raisin Bran Crunch
2. Hunger Games
3. No. Though my husband makes an awesome one.
4. Just the other day. No guilt, plenty of bigger things to feel bad about ;-)
5. No vitamins
6. No socks, have my Uggs on
7. 30 ish. Driving my daughter's Mini Cooper it's the bomb!
8. No tree yet, no gifts bought, no plans for either, yet.
9. Return the favor.
10. Dove
11. "You running some type of dog hostel over there?"

WebSavvyMom

1. Eating a Jimmy Johns sub now.
2. The Hunger Games
3. Mojitos are okay. A lot of work to get them right.
4. I never feel guilty and do it frequently.
5. Multi- - hope it's smart enough to cover what I can't do for myself.
6. Nylons (I'm at work.)
7. 23 mpg in my new car
8. I'll be buying last minute for Christmas.
9. Generally, I'm nice to everyone. If someone is nice to me I always say thank you.
10. Bar
11. "Continents move faster than UVA."

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