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What the heck, I always sit here for a bit while waiting to make sure Maggie made her bus, I'll do a meme.

THE RULES:
Respond and rework/answer the questions on your own blog, replace one question that you dislike with a question of your own invention, and add one more question of your own.

From [livejournal.com profile] joyeuse13. As Joy did, I won't tag anyone.


Make a list of things you can see without getting up:
Clutter... purple cow, cellphone, weather radio, rocking horse.

What were you like when you were five?
Awkward and bookish.

What are you wearing now?
Nightgown, clogs

What story/book/novel have you read over and over again in your life?
Oh there are SO many. There's a reason I have books in every room and two rooms devoted to them.

What’s the last thing you read/are currently reading?
The Grand Sophy by Georgette Heyer.

Do you nap a lot?
More than I used to - often in the morning after Maggie's off to school but before I need to get Jamie to school.

Who was the last person you hugged?
My daughter Maggie.

What’s your current fandom/obsession/addiction?
World of Warcraft

What was the last thing you ate today?
I haven't eaten yet.

What was the last thing you said aloud?
"Scurry to get to the bus! Have a good day, dear!"

What websites do you always visit when you go online?
Gmail, Livejournal, Wowinsider.

What was the last thing you bought?
Kid school valentines for Jamie. (*rolls eyes*)

What are you listening to right now?
The wind whistling outside.

If you could have any super power, what would it be?
Teleportation sounds pretty good to me too. Hm. I might pick ... body manipulation over that. To be able to fix my plantar fascitis, fix chronic health problems in other people I know, that sort of thing.

What is your favorite weather, and why?
Spring, light breeze, mostly sunny but with fluffy white clouds here and there.

What time do you usually get up?
6 am.

What is your most challenging goal right now?
Housecleaning

Say something to the person who tagged you:
Z has grown so much, and you two look so adorable!

If you could have a house–-totally paid for, fully furnished–-anywhere in the world, where would you want it to be?
Right here in Texas would be good. Probably out in the country a bit north of here, in the pretty rolling hills area with a stream, in with all those horse properties.

Favorite vacation spot?
Wales

What is your favorite children’s book?
But Not the Hippopotamus

Name one thing you just can’t resist no matter how bad it is for you:
Chocolate. (I don't even need to change Joy's answer!)

Name a pet peeve.
The school keeps sending home tons of papers the kids have done, drawings, and such, and I know I'm supposed to proudly keep all these and display them or something, but darn it there's too much clutter and mess already, so I just throw them away, but I hate feeling bad about it.

What was your first job?
Office assistant for some sort of technical sales company in Morristown, NJ.

What do you love to do?
Read, gaming with my partners, spending time with the family. Goodness, happiness sounds dull from the outside.

Which Beatle?
Actually, it's the gestalt of them that was the most interesting IMO.

What's your favorite color?
Purple.

What's your favorite drink?
Really good unsweetened iced tea.

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Date: 2009-02-11 03:12 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] jenna-thorn.livejournal.com
We loved But Not the Hippopotamus! The goose and moose enjoying juice were probably my favorite, but Bear liked the armadillo. He'd giggle every single time.

Then we graduated from it to Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus



(oh, and on the piles of paper the school sends home? [livejournal.com profile] ellayn gave mea hint years ago. They all get spread out and cooed over, then one goes up on the fridge, to be replaced eventually by a later paper, drawing, quiz, wahtever. My fridge is cluttered with photos and coupons already, so there's room for some schoolwork and the policy of replacing, rather than adding to, keeps the clutter under control. In fact, last night, his 95 science test from last month got pulled for his most recent spelling test with 105 (they have bonus words) in bright red ink. 8-)

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Date: 2009-02-11 03:40 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] xinef.livejournal.com
We had a bunch of the Sandra Boynton board books. We loved them as much as our sons did. I think my favourite was "Moo Baa La La La"!

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Date: 2009-02-11 04:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] joyeuse13.livejournal.com
The trick I heard for the school paper clutter is to take a picture of each one, so you preserve it for posterity on the computer, then you don't feel bad about throwing the paper away.

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Date: 2009-02-12 08:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jekni.livejournal.com
My favourite Boynton is "Hippos Go Berserk" closely followed by "Chocolate, The Consuming Passion" (my collection of 30 Boynton coffee mugs, purchased in 1981 is slowly disappearing as age catches up on them).

On the kids' school paper overflow I offer our family solution. We take pictures of them, which the kids use as wallpapers on their computers, and then the actual drawings are used as wrapping paper for gifts at birthdays and xmas - they feel very proud of it all over again that way!

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