Memes and Awards

Frannie Farmer tagged me to post 7 random facts about me. You would think this is easy as my entire life seems random, but it’s not as simple as it sounds. So I’m going to have to give this some thought.

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Pokey Puppy bestowed a Rockin’ Blogger award on me, too.


Thank you, Pokey! I’m honored you think so! It’s hard to pick just five bloggers to pass this on to, but I’ll let you know who I chose later.

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And finally, Anne tagged me for “8 Things About Me According To (in my case) Todd”. I have to admit this meme gives me pause. I’d thought about not telling him and making up my own very flattering list. He doesn’t read my blog all the time and I thought maybe, just maybe, he’d miss the post all together. But with the way my luck runs… well, most of you have seen how things have been going for me.

So it was with significant trepidation that I told him about this meme. You should have seen the unholy gleam in his eye. Scary! So I decided he needed ground rules:

1. My mother and aunt and others who think of me as “Little Jenni” read this blog. No “naughty” stories.

2. He’s gained the cyber-reputation as being a great guy. And he is. But I would hate for him to ruin others’ perception of him if he were to say something less than nice about me. Not that there is anything less than nice to say about me, but you know how it is for people who have lived together for a while.

3. I have a cyber-image to maintain. I would be most displeased if he were to cast a pall over it, regardless of how bogus said image is.

4. I must appear charming, witty and sweet; the faultless wife and mother, perfect in every way without appearing too Stepfordish.

5. I reserve the right to edit his list if I deem the list to violate any of the above-mentioned rules.

He asked if he could have a little while to think about this list and I told him that would be fine.

“Is it okay if I work on the list while I’m on my business trip next week?”

I told him sure. And do you know what my great guy of a husband said?

“Good because I think nicer things about you when I’m somewhere else.”

What can I say? It sounds like a snarky comment I would make.

22 Comments

  1. Em on July 18, 2007 at 11:07 am

    I’m confused about #4. You must appear to be all those things? I thought you WERE all those things!Congratulations on being a rocking blogger! I already knew you were!!

  2. Kris on July 18, 2007 at 11:50 am

    LOL, it is good to set ground rules sometimes. 😉

  3. Tara Marie on July 18, 2007 at 12:53 pm

    Nice set of ground rules :)”Good because I think nicer things about you when I’m somewhere else.” I’m positive my husband would say the exact same thing about me–LOL.

  4. Mailyn on July 18, 2007 at 1:32 pm

    I have a cyber-image to maintain. I would be most displeased if he were to cast a pall over it, regardless of how bogus said image is. 4. I must appear charming, witty and sweet; the faultless wife and mother, perfect in every way without appearing too Stepfordish.Priceless!!! Can’t wait to see what he comes up with. LOL.

  5. Barb on July 18, 2007 at 1:35 pm

    Wow, he is great with the comebacks! ‘Course with a rule list like that… :oD

  6. Monnik on July 18, 2007 at 2:54 pm

    Ha! absence makes the heart grow fonder, and all that…Can’t wait to see the list!

  7. Shauna on July 18, 2007 at 4:07 pm

    LOL! He’s got nerve. Sounds like something my hubby would say. 😉 I once asked my DH to tell me something he thought was strange about me. I was surprised how quick and effortless they came to him. I had to finally stop him and say “enough!”I think your rules are perfectly acceptable. 😉 Gotta keep the image. LOL!

  8. radioactive girl on July 18, 2007 at 5:20 pm

    I can not wait to read his list!

  9. Bookwormom on July 18, 2007 at 5:44 pm

    Too too funny Jen. Can’t wait to see what he says!

  10. Jan Jaffe on July 18, 2007 at 7:10 pm

    Looking forward to both lists LOL 🙂

  11. April on July 18, 2007 at 7:58 pm

    Congratulations friend. You do Rock!!I laughed out loud when I read “Good because I think nicer things about you when I’m somewhere else.” You both are a hoot.

  12. Pokey Puppy on July 18, 2007 at 8:05 pm

    OMG.. too too funny… Its great that you can joke like that.. and also something every husband on earth would probably say!!

  13. Jenn on July 18, 2007 at 9:22 pm

    Ohh how funny. You know he will say all good things. He might buy the pants in the family, but we know who looks best in them. He has to be kind. Looking forward to the lists. By the way I too think you Rock!

  14. Rosie on July 18, 2007 at 9:29 pm

    I’m still laughing. That’s priceless.

  15. Lori on July 18, 2007 at 11:00 pm

    Bob practically kicked me out of the chair in order to write up my list. He knew all kinds of weird things about me right off the top of his head, LOL! And he also asked if there were any restrictions. What’s up with those guys? They’re such… guys!

  16. Swishy on July 18, 2007 at 11:27 pm

    Oooh, that’ll be a fun list!

  17. Burg on July 19, 2007 at 12:12 am

    That sounds just like something my husband would say!

  18. Jenster on July 19, 2007 at 8:53 am

    I think you all are looking forward to Todd’s list a little too much.He keeps telling me things he’s going to write and I tell him, “No. That would be in violation of rule #1,” or whichever. Yeah. Most of them directly go against rule #1.

  19. Gretchen on July 19, 2007 at 6:58 pm

    Sounds like the perfect marriage to me. Or…maybe that’s just what I’m used to, too. 🙂

  20. Dance Chica on July 19, 2007 at 7:42 pm

    LOL!!! Your husband is too funny.

  21. Anonymous on July 20, 2007 at 9:04 am

    Ok Everyone….I have been putting some serious thought behind this endeavor. It might be a little long; it definately will not have EVERYTHING that I really want in it due to the blasted RULES; it might be a little long. I also have to find someway to keep Jen from editing it to death before posting it….I used to be pretty persuasive if I had the right amount of Peanut M&M’s, Coke and the promise of a little something “extra” later…but that does not seem to work anymore….Stay tuned….I am hoping for late next week.Todd (aka – DH)

  22. Jenster on July 20, 2007 at 9:10 am

    I’m pretty sure when I stop laughing I might be scared. Seriously!

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