Is it a sex blog? A mommy blog? A bitch & moan blog? Um, . . . yeah. This is my place to be totally honest. In my real life, I feel like I'm always lying to somebody about something. Here, I am totally honest. Brutally so. However, no matter what bad things I say about my kids, I adore them and would never ever really, say, sell them on Ebay. The husband, often referred to as Spousehole, is another story. Oh yeah - if you are under 18 (or if you are my husband), please leave now.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

TMI Tuesday!

It's TMI Tuesday! Click the "I kiss and tell" icon to come play with us!!

1. Are you an early shopper or a late shopper?

Usually early, but this year late. Very, very late.

2. What is your favorite cartoon (current or passed)?

Bugs Bunny, of course!

3. On a scale of 1-10, how competent are you on home repair projects?

I'd give myself a 7. I lived alone for many years and had to learn to do a lot of things myself. I'm pretty handy. I've rewired light fixtures, installed a new vinyl floor in a bathroom, installed a new toilet, installed new works in a toilet tank, fixed leaky toilets, fixed leaky faucets, designed and installed a whole work-around system when the shower faucet got broken and we couldn't yet afford to replace it, installed new window glass, installed new thermostats (first thing I do when I move into a new place - install an automatic thermostat), fixed the humidifier on the furnace, fixed the washer, redirected the drainage when I moved my washer to another part of the basement, fixed the dishwasher, created a drainage system for the dehumidifier, patched holes in drywall, patched holes and cracks in lath & plaster, installed new light switches, wired a doorbell, and on and on. I can even do a lot of electronics-related stuff, but I don't because Spousehole is even better at it.

4. What is your favorite holiday tradition?

Baking cookies and making candies.

5. Describe your favorite kiss? Do you give it or receive it?

Receive - when my kids kiss me without me having to ask first. That's the best kiss in the whole world.

Bonus (as in optional):What is the best holiday gift you have ever gotten? Best you've given?
The best Christmas gift I ever received was probably my Easy-Bake Oven. That was pretty cool. The best I given sounds dumb, but it got the best reaction ever. Christmas 2004 we gave my mom a sweatshirt with three angels and the names of her grandchildren, Nephew, Boy, and Girl. Since Girl was not due for another 7 weeks (actually born one month after Christmas, 3 weeks early), it was a surprise for Mom to learn her name. Mom bawled her eyes out when she saw the sweatshirt and then cried even harder after she asked what Girl's middle name would be and learned it was my maternal grandmother's name. The gift itself wasn't really the point, but it was the catalyst for a nice moment. (My mother doesn't express emotion very often or very well, so this was big.)


jedi4sweet said...

happy tmi to you!!! : )
yep! gotta love those cookie baking memories!

but now i'm seriously feelin' pretty lame with my -2 in the home improvement area- (lol)

SeaRabbit said...

Hmmm... thinking about inviting you around to fix some stuff... ;-))
I love your gift story... I love thos emotional response coming from deep down... ;-)
Happy TMI!

ATLLG said...

both good with "tools" hmmmmm we could be dangerous together...

great answers!

Trueself said...

I am fascinated that the Easy Bake Oven was the favorite present of so many girls (myself included). I wonder if the makers of it realized just how beloved those things were.

Happy TMI!

ArtfulSub said...

I'd give you an EIGHT at least. Happy TMI. Take today's Troll Poll. I'm interested in your input for a variety of reasons.

Sheen V said...

My sisters had an Easy Bake Oven. I always loved those small cakes!

Renee said...

I bow down to the home repair Queen! I can barely hold a hammer correctly - ask H.

Your gift giving story was wonderful. Touching.

I got an Easy Bake too, but never really liked it. I love baking now though. Cooking every night - not so much. ;)


Anonymous said...

Wow, you wanna move to London and become my handywoman? gotta love bugs bunny. Happy TMI!

David said...

I used to watch Bugs Bunny all the time as a little kid. Happy TMI

George said...

Great post answers ... especially the sweatshirt story. I know my Bugs Bunny was your fave ... mine was Rocks & Bullwinkle

Flyinfox_SATX said...

Hey Happy TMI! Thanks for the post. Yeah, when my kids give me hugs and kisses, there is no greater feeling in the world than the love I have for them at that moment.


Ron Burgundy said...

Wow - a 7 - that's double my handiness score. Great answers.


Vixen said...

How could I forget baking?!?!?!

I BAKE every year! DOH...since before I had kids.

Anyways, this is about YOU. LOL Love your answers. You are making me want to eat at your house someday, every time you talk about your baking/cooking. :)


SlipOfAGirl said...

I did lots of my repair stuff when single, but if you don't use it, you lose it, so now I feel less able.

Baking rules!

Happy TMI :)

Anonymous said...

You are a handy woman. ;) I love your answer for 5 and your bonus was just too sweet! Happy TMI!

Big Kahuna said...

Hey Rabbit - You sure seem to be 'Handy' as well as 'Randie'

Happy TNI

Zoely said...

i love the answer to your bonus question, and it didn't sound dumb at all. Really, really touching.

Michelle L. said...

Home repair, I'm a pro! Seriously, if something is broken in the house, J comes to find me to fix it!