Monday, September 08, 2008

Heigh-Ho...

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...Or maybe it's ho-hum. I have too much on my plate today to be able to think up something halfway intelligent to say. So, let me just ask you:

1. Do you like to cook?
2. Do you mind cleaning?
3. How do you feel about laundry?
4. How's your relationship with cleaning products?
5. Do you have a preference in mops?
6. Are you fretting over ironing, personal hygiene matters, dog-walking, yada-yada?
7. Do you think you spend enough time doing all of the above?

If you responded with hisses to any of the above questions, what do you suppose that indicates? Burn-out? General inertia? Dire need for a vacation and complete change of scenery? Of course, there is that age-old maxim: "Somebody's gotta do it." And its pesky counterpart: "If not me, who?"

I could probably use the services of a good Rent-a-Yenta. Or better yet, a nanny. Think about it. Who'll make sure you eat right? Nag you to take your vitamins? Wash out your socks? Remind you to floss? Read/sing to you when you can't sleep? Haul you out of bed on a Monday morning? Exclaim sympathetically over your boo-boos -- and stick Band-Aids on them? The nanny, that's who. Maids won't do that. Shoot, you're lucky if you can get one who knows how to turn on the vacuum cleaner.

Maybe I'll start saving for a nanny since that might cost a little less than the looooooong vacation and complete change of scenery.

Oh, and say, what's your least favorite shade of red? If yours turns out to be the same as mine, there's no prize.

Want to see a TWISTED LINGUISTICS Words Gone Wild peep-show chock-full of blasfomys? Here 'ya go.

constituational
interseting
begant
my husband and I's anversiery
adiuo
phonie
They are lairs and cheats
sever retribution
telss some one
Fedreal goverment
soverignty
ertquakes

11 comments:

VE said...

1. Do you like to cook? Yes, but just very basic stuff….like food.

2. Do you mind cleaning? No, I don’t mind if you come over to clean.

3. How do you feel about laundry? Somebody should do it for me.

4. How's your relationship with cleaning products? As long as they do their job without my involvement, I’m fine.

5. Do you have a preference in mops? Self cleaning

6. Are you fretting over ironing, personal hygiene matters, dog-walking, yada-yada? I fret over yada-yada all the time!

7. Do you think you spend enough time doing all of the above? I just moved…I haven’t spent time doing anything but moving related items.

But at least I'm back to blogging!

Mona said...

Serena, I love to cook, and although I don't mind cleaning up I have my maid doing it for me & also the mopping part. my servant knows how to vacuum clean & I have a washerwoman who not only washes but also irons our clothes. So I never fret over anything except when they are on leave. But then I do not fret that much, I enjoy doing 'something different' at times!

constituational : Pertaining to the Constitution of a Nation

interseting: Setting of our Innards ( done by God)

begant : a beggar amongst ants

my husband and I's anversiery : My husband & my 'anger -verses- misery'

adiuo : to bid farewell to audio recording

phonie : One who works for a call center

They are lairs and cheats : They are cheats being displayed in dock markets ( I think they must be selling thugs as slaves to companies)

sever retribution : God does that if you ask forgiveness in time!

telss some one :telephone some & send an text to one

Fedreal goverment: (people) fed the real ( existing) govt, ( with votes)

soverignty : To come into power by rigging votes

ertquakes : My heart quaked so much that half of it dropped off !

Corn Dog said...

1. Do you like to cook? No and refuse to do it. Thankfully my significant other mans the kitchen.
2. Do you mind cleaning? no. requirement because of the DOG HAIR which takes over in 3 days if not corralled into a vacuum bag
3. How do you feel about laundry? Fine, just fine (she says with her teeth gritted)
4. How's your relationship with cleaning products? We have a working relationship but that is all. Don't expect any special favors or ice cream treats.
5. Do you have a preference in mops? Swiffer wets
6. Are you fretting over ironing, personal hygiene matters, dog-walking, yada-yada? It's the yada yada that get's me. People still ask where am I from. I haven't lived in the South for 30 years. 30 years and I still can't say, "pie, tire, or fire." God forbid if I have to say, "tire fire." Ironing? Who does that? Anyone? Just wear it wrinkled.
7. Do you think you spend enough time doing all of the above? Time is relative. See Einstein.

Bilbo said...

constituational - legal according to the Constitution, but only in a given situation (ask Alberto Gonzalez)

interseting - interesting, but only as part of a set.

begant - a panhandling pismire (Mona beat me to it, but I just couldn't pass up the chance to say "pismire" again).

my husband and I's anversiery - We gave each other remedial English classes as gifts.

adiuo - missed the "Hooked on Phonics" chapter on vowels.

phonie - one addicted to cellular communication.

They are lairs and cheats - they cheat from their carefully-hidden and well-appointed hideaways.

sever retribution - the approach taken by Lorena Bobbitt.

telss some one - rats out a former Nazi SS troop.

Fedreal goverment - the supreme overseer of the nucular weapons.

soverignty - authority over a nation of dyslectics.

ertquakes - natural disasters that can leave you...literally...in-ert.

Kanrei said...

My plate is full too.

1. Do you like to cook? Yes

2. Do you mind cleaning? Yes

3. How do you feel about laundry? Yes...oh....I hate it when it is dirty.

4. How's your relationship with cleaning products? They never speak to me anymore.

5. Do you have a preference in mops? Yes, I like the one someone else uses.

6. Are you fretting over ironing, personal hygiene matters, dog-walking, yada-yada? Mostly the yadas.

7. Do you think you spend enough time doing all of the above? Nope, too busy answering these questions atm =P

Serena Joy said...

Let me be clear, VE. My answer to your #2 is NO. Which does not preclude your coming over to clean MY place -- and take care of #3. #6 - yeah, that's my problem; too much yada fretting.

I'm glad you're back to blogging.:)

Mona, your definitions of "phonie" and "soverignty" make sense to me.:)

CD, some day I plan to treat myself to #1, too. Today is, alas, not that day. #4 - that's about all I have, too. I use them and abuse them and they give me nothing in return. #6 - LOL! Are we talking pa, tar, and far? A tar far? Hell no, I don't iron - except for weddings and funerals. #7 - yes!!:-)

Bilbo, I've missed your expert dissections of our little linguistics. Thank you! Made me laugh. And you said pismire again. That rocks.:-)

Regarding your #3, Kan, yes, I hate that, too. What is the answer? Besides the obvious, the nanny. #4 - that may be problem. I think I'd feel much better about the world at large if only my cleaning stuff didn't give me the silent treatment. If I just opened the pantry door and struck up a conversation with them, do you think they'd answer? I'm going to try it and see what happens.:)

G-Man said...

1..Cook?...Hahahaha YESSSSS!!!!!!!
2..Cleaning?..Do it but Hate it!
3..Laundry..It's great if your dryer works!
4..Cleaning products?..I LOVE Pine-Sol!
5..Mops?..The spongy ones.
6..Perma-Press..The Dog hates me.
No Yada Yada for several years now!
7..I need to find someone thats likes to Yada Yada A LOT!!!!!!!
Do You know anyone Sherry?...G
xox

Serena Joy said...

I like Pine Sol, too, Galen-san. And spongy mops. Why does your dog hate you?! My doggie loves me. Regular treats might have something to do with that. I don't know nothin' about no yada. That's not like Yoda, is it?:)

Skunkfeathers said...

1. Nawp
2. Definitely nawp
3. Differently than I feel about launwet
4. Never had sex with cleaning products; sounds kinky (and painful)
5. Yawp; one that someone else is wielding
6. Nawp
7. Since everytime I sneeze and room visibility drops to zero, prolly nawp. Then again, an attacking dust mite can't sneak up on me, crunching across the carpet...

FANCY said...

I love to do all this things if it is appreciated...and HO_HUM is a really fun word of this...if no one ells say it I give my self credit for doing it...*LOL*

Serena Joy said...

You definitely don't want to experiment with #4, Skunk. That might put the "p" in painful. Dust mites. Ugh. I try not to think about them.:)

Hi, Fancy. As long as you can find some fun in it, that's what counts.:)