Friday, August 26, 2011

Five Question Friday

Oh, hang on!  Two weeks in a row of these 5 Questions?  I think I just started a trend for myself. A trend of taking very simple questions and totally overthinking them.  Perfect.

So without any further rambling, I'll get right to the overthinking with maybe a bit of rambling thrown in.  Just for fun.

1.  Did you make any fun purchases this week?

Define fun.  For me, fun depends on the day.  So let me think about what was fun in the moment.  Oh, I did buy myself a running shirt with the cool "O" design.  Really fun for me, and yet ironic since I now haven't run for two weeks.  So I use the term "running shirt" loosely.  Most all of my other purchases were for other people, namely three other people getting ready for the start of a new school year.  But tonight I am purchasing movie tickets.  For two.  THAT will be fun.

2.  If you could go to any musical concert, what would it be?

Hmm.  This is a hard one to think about.  I go to a lot of musical concerts.  A LOT.  So I can sincerely answer that I would hands-down choose any concert that includes one of my children.  Especially one that pays.  And then beyond that, I just don't know.  I'm not a big crowd person, and concerts usually involved crowds.  But I do love music.  LOVE music.

3.  What is your least favorite and most favorite house chore?

Okay, my least favorite is doing anything that I JUST did.  For example, I really enjoy cleaning my kitchen.  The first time.  But when I leave the room and come back 12 minutes later and step on crumbs and see something smeared on the counter.  I truly enjoy cleaning my windows.  So bright, so shiny.  Then I walk by a window that was just cleaned and see a smear from someone leaning their nose/forehead into the window.  Sometimes a child, sometimes a dog.  Laundry, when I keep up with it, I love.  But always, right when I am putting the last load into the dryer, one child will come out of their bedroom with an armload of clothes that had somehow escaped their first pass through when I told them to all bring me their dirty clothes. 

My favorite?  Hmm.  I vacuum every single day.  And I love the instant gratification of seeing the floor, even if ever-so-briefly, clean and in order.  And I love to dust.  And call me crazy, but I do love to scrub a toilet.  Well, the toilets in my own house.  And I love to pull laundry out of the dryer and smell it.  And I love putting freshly washed sheets on my bed.

4.  Would you prefer new appliances or new clothes?

I love to cook.  I love gadgetry that makes cooking more fun.  I love my oven so much.  I love the faithfulness of my dishwasher.  Pile her up, squirt in some soap, push a button, and she cleans all my dishes for me.  How can you not show favoritism towards that?  And I am not a good clothes shopper.  I do not know what fits me, what looks good...I get overwhelmed and walk away very easily.  And yet appliances are major purchases and clothes are not.  So this is a toss-up.  But the edge goes to appliances.

5.  Miracle Whip or Mayo

Okay.  I am so glad to have a reason to address this.  I grew up in a household of Miracle Whip.  My sweet grandmother loved Miracle Whip.  My sweet mother loved Miracle Whip.  I had sandwiches made for me with Miracle Whip.  I honestly thought "Miracle Whip" was a brand name for "mayonnaise".  The details are fuzzy.  But I do remember a moment of conversion.  I saw a jar of "Best Foods Real Mayonnaise" for the first time at someone's house.  I remember being so disappointed, because it was not Miracle Whip.  And I almost passed on it all together.  This person explained to me that there were two kinds of people in this world:  Miracle Whip people and Mayonnaise people.  All this time, I had considered myself just a person, not defined by my sandwich spread.  And then I tried it.  And I threw myself with reckless abandon into the camp of mayonnaise people.  I am a mayonnaise person.  I've never gone back.  Nev-ah!  I will eat a dry sandwich before I will subject my tastebuds to the synthetic tasting twang of Miracle Whip.  Miracle?  Huh-uh.  Mayo.  Mayo.  Mayo.  Mayo.

Sheesh.  That exhausted me.


  1. Question number 5.... My Moms was a Best Foods Mayonnaise house and the first time I saw Miracle Whip I had no idea what it was. I thought it was for Salad Dressing. The first time I had Miracle Whip was on a ham sandwich with a Pepsi. HOOKED! I became a Miracle Whip person. =0)

  2. I have 'studied' this most of my life, or I should say, most my life when I did discover that there was "best foods" and "miracle whip"
    If you grew up in a best foods house, you now go with miracle whip....miracle whip house? you go for the best foods....almost hands down...and yes, I have done extensive surveys on this with many different the way, I WILL NOT eat miracle whip, ever, and yes I grew up in a miracle whip house. darrlyn