Stolen from kookiejar at A Fraternity of Dreamers
Now, you might think this would be a really boring meme. A quick glance over the questions and you think, oh god, spare me. But I read kookiejar's version and was endlessly fascinated. And I thought to myself, Why? Here's why: It's because this is my world. The home. It's my office, my restaurant, my bar, my dance club, my hangout, my hotel, my movie theater. I'm in charge here, pretty much. So I'm interested. And maybe you are, too!
What kind of soap is in your shower right now? either Dial or Lever 2000. I usually buy Lever 2000 because I got scared away from using too many antibacterial products because of the whole getting immune to bacteria thing.
Do you have any watermelon in your refrigerator?No, it's winter and I don't like watermelon anyway and usually I don't buy what I don't like even though other members of the household may like it. For instance, it took me years to realize about buying peanut butter...I hate it so it just never registered on my radar that other people might like to eat it. I know, so selfish.
What would you change about your living room?it needs to be a different shape (it's long and rectangular) and have room for bookshelves...in other words, I need a whole new living room in a new house
Are the dishes in your dishwasher clean or dirty?clean
What is in your fridge?Do you know in junior high, I used to actually have conversations like this on the phone? Like, my friend Anne and I would stand on the phone with our refrigerator doors open and be like, "We have Hellman's. Oh you do, too? What kind of ketchup do you have?" This would drive my father CRAZY.
So...we have Silk soy milk, a gallon of skim, a cauliflower with some purple stuff on it but it came that way...it's not even old), ketchup, soy sauce, teriyaki sauce, Hershey's syrup, shredded coconut, brown rice, Smart Balance Light, Dannon plain yogurt, eggs, Guinness that I used to make bread but no one wants to drink, white grape juice, Brita water pitcher, fat-free sour cream, ZenSoy pudding, Diet Coke and Diet Cherry Coke in cans, coffee, bread flour, salsa, Tofutti cream cheese, champagne, Bisquick and that's all off the top of my head, but there's more!
I'm justifying that by saying it was a brain exercise. Like those games where you have to stare at a tray of items and then it's taken away and you have to list everything you can remember.
White or wheat bread?whole wheat
What is on top of your refrigerator?my JVC radio/CD/tape player that I got for my 17th birthday...my parents got their money's worth out of that, cereal boxes, a basket of takeout menus, a coffee cup of pens and pencils, the kitchen scale, paper plates
What color or design is on your shower curtain?It's cream with lavender sprigs of something and some green in there
How many plants are in your home?wow, none...I'm bad with plants but at least one would be nice
Is your bed made right now?halfway
Comet or Soft Scrub?whatever, but come to think of it, I like Comet and here's why. It reminds me of the smell of the YMCA pool area and bathroom from when I was manager (read: scorekeeper) of the high school swim team
Is your closet organized?Why yes, it is!
Can you describe your flashlight?we have so many flashlights I can't even begin...M. loves flashlights and so does Nick...they're obsessed. It's ridiculous
Do you drink out of glass or plastic most of the time at home?glass and ceramic
Do you have iced tea made in a pitcher right now?no. M. does it in the summer, though, but I don't drink it.
If you have a garage, is it cluttered?No garage, but M. just built a big shed. And yes, it's a little cluttered but it's because it's unfinished.
Curtains or blinds?both
How many pillows do you sleep with?one now; 400 when pregnant
Do you sleep with any lights on at night?yes-not in our room, but downstairs
How often do you vacuum?mmm, maybe once a week, sometimes twice?
Standard toothbrush or electric?standard
What color is your toothbrush?purple
Do you have a welcome mat on your front porch?not really a welcome mat, more of a "wipe your feet" mat, very utilitarian
What is in your oven right now?cold oven racks
Is there anything under your bed?Our box spring is right on the floor so just microbes and molecules and stuff
Chore you hate doing the most?cleaning the bathroom
What retro items are in your home?M.'s great-grandmother's Victrola...it's the tall kind with the cabinet in the bottom part for storing records...her original records are in there, too...Thomas Edison Studios and all that; the desk at which I sit is old, too, but I don't know how old
Do you have a separate room that you use as an office?no, maybe one day
How many mirrors are in your home?one in each bathroom, plus two in my room makes four
What color are your walls?living room--I think it was Cinnamon Cake
dining room now playroom-Restoration Hardware Butter or Buttercream but I'm not sure to look at the website now
N.'s room--Lemon Drop
K.'s room--pinkish mauve
our room--the mint green we bought the house with
upstairs bathroom--Pepto Bismol we bought the house with
downstairs bathroom--pretty pretty blue
Wow, I even bored myself with that one.
What does your home smell like right now?Us, I guess...hopefully not baby poop
Favorite candle scent?not a big fan of scented candles...but generally good vanilla or cake batter or something fall-y
What kind of pickles (if any) are in your refrigerator right now?Vlasic Kosher Dill Stackers
What color is your favorite Bible?I don't have a favorite Bible.
Ever been on your roof?No, but M. goes there to clean the gutters.
Do you own a stereo?I guess the aforementioned JVC.
How many TVs do you have?One in the kitchen, one in living room, one in our bedroom makes three
How many house phones?kitchen (2), living room (2), playroom, bedroom...why do we have six phones??
Do you have a housekeeper?that would be me
What style do you decorate in?that's under development...right now it's whatever we had in our single person apartments combined with a few utilitarian Target pieces...except our living room couches and chairs...those are from Macy's and we love them
Do you like solid colors or prints in furniture?solids
Is there a smoke detector in your home?When your husband is the safety patrol, you will have no less than four.
In case of fire, what are the items in your house which you’d grab if you only could make one quick trip?my journals dating back to 1985, the book we have all the computer passwords in