Monday, January 12, 2009

N Sync

So by now, you all know the drill. The only thing left is to recognize (blame) those who made today's post possible. It appears this little game has been circulating for a while and can be traced back to Kel, our favorite Girl in the Glasses. More recently, Soxy Deb has been wielding her power, assigning letters to bloggers everywhere. One of those bloggers, my dear, dear Em was nice enough to bequeath me the letter N. And so, a post was born.

NOODLES: As in pasta. Macaroni, ravioli, tortellini, spaghetti... You name it, I'll eat it. I can eat it from the box (Thank you, Kraft), I can eat it wearing socks. Or even eat it on a train. Or maybe even in the rain!

NONSENSE: Am I the only one that thinks you can be educated, well-read and well-spoken and have a subscription to People? Why can't you be intelligent and never miss an episode of The Biggest Loser, The Hills and American Idol? I have NO problem setting aside my IQ to revel in reality TV, celebrity gossip, potty talk with the boys or just plain silliness. I don't take myself too seriously, and I highly recommend it.

NAPS: Really? Is an explanation needed?

NOT MY BUSINESS: In fact, the MORE not my business it is, the more I love it. I am always on alert for a conversation to overhear. My favorite is when I happen along people needing help or directions or an answer to a question that I know the answer to! Oh, how I love inserting myself, unsolicited, into other people's lives. 

NEW: Newborns, new shoes, new tv seasons, new years. I love the newness of new. I think it is the clean slate that is so appealing. The promise of things to come, unspoiled by reality.

NEWS: I am a junkie. Fox is usually what's on at my house, since my husband is a die-hard conservative. But I am not choosy. CNN, MSNBC, Local, National. I have it on constantly. I want to be in on any disaster, controversy or breaking news alert the SECOND it occurs. As I have said before, God forbid Armageddon begins and I am the last one to know! 

NORTH STAR: Is there anything more magical and wondrous than looking up on a clear night and seeing the bright, twinkling lights that shine regardless of our problems or achievements?

NICENESS: Sorry, but I like nice people. I like being nice to people, too. It makes me happy to have pleasant exchanges with strangers. My favorite easy way to be nice is to intercept someone walking their cart back to the grocery store as I am headed in and offering to take it for them. 

NOTHING: Days when there is nothing on the schedule are few and far between. I am very good at taking advantage of the nothingness and enjoying every second of sitting on the couch in my p.j.s, waiting for the sun to go down so I can pick up the phone to have pizza delivered for dinner.

NEBULIZERS: I got this idea from Em. Normally, these pesky, high-maintenance gadgets would be on my hate list, but I am going to try to see the positive in the things that get my goat. And this positive is a big one. These plastic vessels, that have to be taken apart, hand-washed and air-dried daily, deliver the miraculous medicine to my sweet, moody teen's lungs, that keeps him healthy, fresh, maddening, funny and ready for any adventure. 


22 comments:

Under the Influence said...

Oh, I am so with you on Nothing! I LIVE for Nothing! My kids love Nothing (most days, but not too many days in a row of Nothing!).

Tenakim said...

Oh , you did great with N- I love Not my business, too! I'm NOSEY!!!!

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

LOVE these - I saw another one of these last week - these are so fun.

I tagged you last week - not sure if you saw - or if you play ??

Straight to Your Hart said...

I think my head is full of nonsense...that's why I need to nap more often..tehe!

Actually, I am enjoying the brain being on vacation (seems like most of my life), because when my smallest is in school full time next year, I will be trying my hand at college after 15 years of being on sabbatical..have a headache already..sleepy time!!

Denise said...

You did a great job with N. Way better than I did with W. And I love everything you listed. honest. Cause Im a nice person too.

Julia@SometimesLucid said...

I am with you on all of your "N" except the grocery cart thing! I would love for someone to do that for me, but I am usually the one who can't even be bothered with my own cart and just leave it next to the car!

Kristina P. said...

I could not agree with you more on the Nonsense one. You know I am the queen of celebrity and reality TV trashiness. However, I listen to NPR in my car, all the time, and read the news several times a day!

♥georgie♥ said...

Great answers! this is such a fun lil meme/game

Young Momma said...

I was right there with you on the TV shows until you said The Hills. lol!

Wait - you have to clean a neb daily? I mean... after every time you use it???

Maybe I should learn how to clean ours,.....eek!

Eudea-Mamia said...

Awesome!

You can thank Youngest for that letter - he had a blast pulling them out of the fish bowl. You're welcome for the ones I threw back before I gave you "N." ;-)

Brenda Jean said...

Who knew there was so many things revolving around the letter N? I did finally find something besides Twilight we disagree on. I hate reality shows...to me they are kind of like talk radio. People get embarrassed, then I get embarrassed FOR them and then I get stressed. Dumb I know, but I can't help it. But, I found another thing we have in common---conservative husbands who watch FOX. I like the news til they start repeating things over and over and over. BAHAHAHAHA

Oh and naps....I love naps. sigh.

kel said...

girl, I hear ya on the nebulizer! Damn all those tubes and fittings and such. ANd I don't have a dishwasher! Can you feel my pain????

kel said...

Oh and naps!! OH, how I love a nap! I beg my daughter to take naps on the weekend.

A. said...

Awesome N-list! I also love the newness of new, and Nonsense, Nothing, and Naps!
Fun game!

jill jill bo bill said...

I am the Nothing Champion of the world. I have the belt to prove it.

mommy4life said...

Love your N list. I love naps and I can identify with the nebulizer thing. Our daughter had to start using one at around 6 months and we had a horrible time administering it to her. She is now 8 and has outgrown the condition.

Kacey R. said...

This was a fantastic post! My face hurts from smiling all the way through it. LOL

Jay @halftime lessons said...

I loved this, Deb...this was a really good one.

But why is it no one ever gives props to Necrophiliacs?

Janie said...

I love it!

the RaMbLeR said...

Those were great!! And I like to read People, would love Naps, live for Nothingness. I also offer to take carts in or to the cart return. I even freaked an old man out once...he wasn't sure what exactly I wanted when I offered to take his basket. Still not sure what he had in mind but glad he gave up the basket so I could move along...LOL.

Soxy Deb said...

Good job Dr. Seuss! Why do I feel like I should take a hit of acid and go read a book about fishies?

Wendyburd1 said...

I think you did fantastic! We have a nebulizer at home, the Mom gets bronchitis constantly!! How is your wonderful swimmer son doing?