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Survey says 11-11-11

My blogging friend, Dianna, at These Days of Mine tagged me in this challenge recently.  As Dianna said, this one’s a bit long so you might as well make yourself comfy now.

The Rules:

1. Post the rules.
2. Post a photo of yourself and 11 random facts about you.
3. Answer the 11 questions given to you in the tagger’s post.
4. Create 11 new questions and tag new people to answer them.
5. Go to their blog/twitter and let them know they have been tagged.

Since I’ve been blogging since 2010, it was challenging to come up with 11 random things that I haven’t shared before.  So here goes nothing!

this is me .. 28 years ago

this is me 28 years ago. Wonder where that red Zebra shirt went?

1) I never wear red. The photo above is an exception as I’m partial to blues and purples.

2)   I am a light sleeper and find it hard to sleep in hotels because I hear everything and am afraid of missing the alarm.  So, I  go to bed extra early to make up for all the hours I don’t sleep at all. Ugh!

3) Not long after I came along, Mom got very sick and I had to go live with her parents in B.C., 2 provinces away.  I lived with Nana and Grandpa for a year and didn’t learn of this until I was a parent myself.

That's me as an infant with my parents, brothers and sisters. Mom was so tiny. I wore that dress as part of a costume for a play; I was a size 2 at the time and that dress was tight on me!

That’s me as an infant with my parents, brothers and sisters.

4) I performed a Wheat-ectomy 4 weeks ago; no more joint pain, no more hypoglycemia, -7lbs down, and feeling snazzariffic. For more read http://www.wheatbellyblog.com/

5) I never watch horror movies or anything demonic. Ever.

6) Elvis was my first crush. I might have shared that before. Hee Hee.

Hello, Handsome!   google.images.com

Hello, Handsome! google.images.com

7) I grew up at the racetrack. I’ve written about that before, too.

In the Winner's circle with Mom & Dad, 1982.

In the Winner’s circle with Mom (front) & Dad (right behind me in green), 1982. That’s our hunky horse trainer, Bill, far right. He was my 2nd, 3rd and 4th crush.

8) I choose listening to music over watching TV every time.   I love to sing along and don’t care who’s listening!

9) I once went 2 years without eating candy bars. Didn’t miss them but I could never give up pie.

10)  I care less about what someone tells me than what they do.

11) In my heart of hearts, I’m still a farm kid.

getting ready to hit the dusty trail!

getting ready to hit the dusty trail with my cousin Kathy. I’m on Riley, my Arabian/Welsh pony, and she’s riding Queen, cousin Deb’s Pinto/Palomino mix.

Here are the 11 questions Dianna asked:

1) What’s a favorite summertime memory from your childhood?   Playing cops & robbers on horseback in the coulees around the farm.

2) You and a close friend have an afternoon to spend together. What are your plans?  Have lunch somewhere cozy that allows for plenty of raucous laughter. Maybe on my patio.

3) What dish can you prepare without using a recipe?  All of them. I mostly cook from memory and that’s why no two dishes are ever quite the same.

4) What image is on your mouse pad?  Family photos

5) Do you have a nickname?  MJ but Mom calls me Jeansy.

6) What is your favorite way to exercise?  Dancing.

7) Do you play a musical instrument? Yes, piano & guitar

8) Were you named for someone? If so, whom?  My middle name is Jean and that’s for Nana Jean

9) What is your favorite type of music?  A mix between Classic Rock, Country, Disco and Elvis of course.

10) When is your birthday (month and day)?  6/21 or as Hubbs likes to tease, “the longest darn day of the year!”

11) What’s the closest you’ve ever been to a natural disaster?   Do mountains of snow count?

And lastly, my 11 questions for you are below:

1) Coffee or tea?

2) Who mentored you in your career/job?

3) If you could go back in time and right one wrong, what would it be?

4) It’s your birthday and everyone important to you is gathering to celebrate:  what type of celebration do you prefer? (large/small, type of food, inside/outside, at home/restaurant, etc)

5) What’s the last book you recommended?

6) Think about your family growing up – what role did you play and do you still? (Organizer, peacemaker, etc).

7) You’ve been given 2 tickets to anywhere … where do you go and who’s going with you?

7) Finish this sentence: I’ve always wanted to ____________. (Please keep your answer P.G., thanks!)

8) What smell makes you think of summertime?

9) What do you wish others knew about you?

10) Do you have a quote that inspires you?  (I have many but a favorite is “To thine own self be true.”)

11) What one possession from your childhood do you wish you still had?

The rules didn’t specify how many bloggers to name for this so I’m choosing everyone who reads this post. I know it’s a bit involved but hey – if I can do it, so can you.  🙂 But, should you find yourself pressed for time, please feel free to choose just a few of my 11 questions to answer.   Either way, I’ll be right here, ready to readCheers!

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How we really feel…

A new survey reports that female Facebook users are annoyed by  posts made by other women – more than 80% annoyed.  That’s a lot of annoyance.

What ticked the survey responders off?

  • TMI — sharing too.much.information and TOO often
  • Liking too many posts.  If you like EVERYTHING do you really like Anything?
  • Promoting causes or sharing political views
  • Sappy updates about their perfect lives
  • for more details from the survey, click here

I use Facebook to connect with family & friends and I enjoy reading what others write about their lives as well as viewing photos of vacations, holidays and grand-kids.  But, I do agree somewhat with the women surveyed and there were 2 additional update types that I find irritating:

1. Open ended attention-getting posts i.e.

  • “I don’t know how I’m going to do it; so much on my mind.”
  • “Too much to process; I am so confused.”
  • “My life just really really sucks right now.”

As desired, these types of comments always result in multiple responses including  “What’s wrong?”, “Are you OK?”, “We need a girls night out!!” etc. There’s never an update explaining the cryptic situation that prompted the first post.  Really? Ugh!

2. STATUS UPDATES TYPED IN ALL CAPS I.E.

  • BOY IT SURE IS NICE OUTSIDE TODAY I HOPE I CAN GET IT TOGETHER IN TIME TO GET OUT INTO THE SUNSHINE AND ENJOY THE DAY. BUT FIRST I HAVE TO GET OVER THE EXPLOSIVE DIARRHEA THAT I’VE HAD SINCE THURSDAY’S SHRIMP TACOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks for yelling at us AND for sharing too much information. Not!

Re Facebook and this blog:  I try to remember the #1 lesson I learned in Media Training 25+ years ago:  Never post anything you wouldn’t want your Grandmother to read.

That’s it.

Simple. Effective. To-the-point.

Do you use Facebook?  If so, do you agree with the survey?

Categories: Attitude, Blogging, Family, Friendship, Fun, Home, News, Opinion, Personal, Random, Rants, Relationships, Share, Technology, Women, Writing | Tags: , | 14 Comments

I have to do what?

It’s that time again. 

Time for our annual benefits enrollment.   I’m thankful to be employed and that my company offers a pretty generous benefits package (at a manageable price).

But..here’s the thing. To be covered, employees must take a “Health Quotient” questionnaire.

Yep. For a good 45 minutes, I get to tell a nameless server stuff I wouldn’t tell my closest girlfriend, not to mention the Hubbs.

  • My weight. Actual weight. Not high school weight.  Crap!
  • How many fruits and vegetables I eat every day.  Really. No exaggerating.
  • How many times per week do I participate in vigorous exercise. Ha!   That’s funny.
  • How many alcoholic beverages do I consume on a weekly basis.  Hilarity ensues!
  • What’s my stress level?   It was fine till I heard Christmas music Monday morning (11-1), why do you ask???
  • What’s my blood pressure? Triglyceride #?  Resting heartbeat?  HDL? LDL? Sex Life? Stress Level?  Emotional state? Ability to balance a check book? Sleep Patterns?   Snuff chewing habits?
  • AUGH!   ENOUGH ALREADY!

I don’t know about you, but this feels invasive to me. 

Like an alien probe without the fantastic light show. Or the E.L.O soundtrack.

Where does this information go? Who reads it? Does my employer review our responses, glance over at my body shape and mutter to himself, “Not a chance in hell she’s doing Zumba 6 days a week for 60 min at a clip…”

Here’s the thing … want to know my health quotient?

Ask me on a Friday afternoon after a 2 hour conference call peppered with 20 minute interludes of “how’s the weather in your neck of the woods, Bob?”  and right before I’ve had a last-minute crisis dropped in my lap, we’re out of coffee and I’m within earshot of a co-worker’s rant.

I’ll tell you: “All things considered .. I’m just fine. I show up. I get the job done. If I get sick, I stay home. If not, here I am. Thanks for asking.”

Sorry but I just don’t think “they” need to know that much about me.  I’m sticking with the script:  I’m 7 feet tall and 126 lbs; my body fat is 7%, I’ve never imbibed in more than 2 drinks at any setting, I exercise at least 8 times a week and I eat at least 12 servings of fruits & vegetables every single day.

 That’s my story and I’m sticking to it!

Categories: Attitude, Determination, Humor, Life, Life Lessons, Opinion, Random observations, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

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