Friday, May 18, 2012

FF: obtuse people, patience (or lack thereof), secret lives, and IKEA napkins


How did the week fly by so fast? I'm always flabbergasted when Mondays and Fridays roll around... I'd like to think that it's a good sign, indicative of the fact that my life life is full and that I am not one desperate housewife (by the way, how anticlimactic was that finale? Shame, shame Mr. Cherry, you must do better with Devious Maids, y'hear?)

PhotobucketWhere was I? Ah yes, Friday.. time for another fun blog hop! The Four Fill-in fun is hosted by Hilary, the cutie-pie behind Feeling Beachie. She posted a view of the beach from her house a few days ago, let's just say that I now understand why she is... well, "feeling beachie" all the time. Besides having a massive girl-crush on her, I now have a serious case of the envies on top (I may or may not have been scheming to extract an invite). She is always open to new co-hosts, so come up with your own fill-ins and email them to her at feelingbeachie@gmail.com

I have met some very cool bloggers during these hops so I love participating whenever I can. Of course, they have met me too, so there's that win-win, right there :)

The drill? You answer the questions on your own blog, you link up, you hop, you meet the new people and schmooze with the regulars. Of course, you also get to follow me, and I you, if you wish... Pick your poison: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Blogger, RSS feed or email, my other blog, The Behavioral Child (shameless plug, I know, I know, but I just got back into the swing of posting there again, so...)

As usual, you can play the fill-in game, with or without following, with or without hopping. No problemo!

This week's statements:
  1. I like to avoid _____ if possible.
  2. _____ is a virtue I do not have.
  3. Sometimes the _____ are the _____.
  4. I think that _____ are the best _____.


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My answers:
  1. I like to avoid obtuse people if (and whenever) possible. Don't get me wrong, I don't mind repeating myself, or saying it differently, several time, but if it's gonna take you forever to get a simple concept that a 5 year-old can get in under two minutes, we're not gonna be best buds, that's for sure. I just don't have that kinda patience!
  2. Patience is a virtue I do not have. Doh!
  3. Sometimes, the parents are the last to know. It won't matter whether you have a really tight relationship with your kid or not, once they start school, they have this whole life without you. Not good, not bad, just a whole other life, unbeknownst to you.
  4. I think that IKEA napkins are the best ones on the market. I'm talking about the disposable paper/dinner napkins. They have the cutest designs, are well priced (almost always on sale), and in surprising good quality (which reminds me, I gotta get me some for my Memorial Day BBQ).


Join us, won't you?





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23 Comments:

At 5/18/12, 8:11 AM , Anonymous Heather said...

Wait, I don't understand. Can you explain this to me one more time? And use smaller words? So now we can't be friends??? But why????

 
At 5/18/12, 9:12 AM , Blogger Hilary said...

Have I told you lately that I love you?????

Speaking of envies... I have some for your pool too....

Patience is a virtue many of us don't have it seems...

 
At 5/18/12, 9:51 AM , Blogger Theresa said...

Lol, this is a great list! Can I say that I am jealous that you get to shop at Ikea? The closest one to me is a 2 1/2 hour drive. Every time we are in Chicago I make my husband detour just so we can go there. That store Rocks!

Thanks for stopping by Theresa’s Mixed Nuts

Following you back :)
Theresa

 
At 5/18/12, 11:06 AM , Blogger Veronica @ Germlisch said...

I like how you call idiots "obtuse." You're definitely nicer than me. lol

 
At 5/18/12, 11:08 AM , Anonymous Susi said...

Love Ikea so much. We have a few things from there that are so great... their storage combos are phenomenal. Parents are the last to know... how true is that? I know it'll only get worse from here on out.

 
At 5/18/12, 11:13 AM , Anonymous Pearlsa said...

Love Ikea napkins too they are the best ;-)

 
At 5/18/12, 4:06 PM , Blogger Megan@MondayMorningMusings said...

El Oh El. I'm keeping you anyway, never mind the reason... you won't get it :)

 
At 5/18/12, 4:08 PM , Blogger Megan@MondayMorningMusings said...

::doing the happy song and dance:: she said she lo-ves me, she said she lo-ves me!

Hilary, minutes, days, and weeks are flying by so fast already, why would I waste any of them waiting for things? So you could say that it's a pragmatic concern, at the very least :)

 
At 5/18/12, 4:10 PM , Blogger Megan@MondayMorningMusings said...

Hiyya Theresa and welcome :)

I feel your pain, I couldn't live too far from an Ikea. Ours is only 20 minutes away AND adjacent to our local Costco (neener, neener LOL)

 
At 5/18/12, 4:11 PM , Blogger Megan@MondayMorningMusings said...

Hiyya Veronica. I'm not nicer than you, I assure you. Some of the words I use when I don't censure myself would make you proud :)

 
At 5/18/12, 4:13 PM , Blogger Megan@MondayMorningMusings said...

OMG Susi yes! I have almost every conceivable storage shape/form they sell, including the stackables that make perfect recycling bins.

 
At 5/18/12, 4:14 PM , Blogger Megan@MondayMorningMusings said...

I know, Adjoa, right? They have the best seasonal ones.

 
At 5/18/12, 4:36 PM , Blogger Yvonne said...

Obtuse people can be so annoying!

 
At 5/18/12, 7:17 PM , Blogger RoryBore said...

obtuse people - oh yes...good mother of gawd. honestly, is it still sarcasm if I have to explain it? get there quicker people!! LOL
that sounds terrible mean and prejudice, but s'sly, there are some people who I often think "if you were any dumber, I'd have to come over and water you daily."

 
At 5/18/12, 8:02 PM , Blogger Megan@MondayMorningMusings said...

Absolutely, Yvonne!

 
At 5/18/12, 8:10 PM , Blogger Megan@MondayMorningMusings said...

Oooh that's good Rory. For some of the ones I know, it would actually be an insult to the plant :)

 
At 5/18/12, 8:38 PM , Blogger Janice's footsteps said...

Don't hit me with the stupid stick but......I have yet to be in the IKEA store (ducking from the shoe you just threw) I have the hardest time with obtuse's people too the worst for me is when they say"REALLY?" I always say back "No I just made that up to talk" it just slips out (sorry again my head lowered) I am not mean I just agree with Rory sarcasm isn't cutting it. I 100% agree with you on the sunset at Hilary's I think us bloggers should evade her HA but we must bring wine!! Have a great weekend & I have to figure out what I am lacking in getting the whole link to copy over on my blog errgh

 
At 5/18/12, 8:56 PM , Blogger Megan@MondayMorningMusings said...

You have NEVER been to Ikea??? No way, Janice! You hafta! And eat there too while you're at it... You will love it, if you like colorful stuff and bargain prices.

I'm working on several scenarios which, though varied, inevitably end with me showing up at her door with a "oh what a coincidence, you LIVE here?" The wine will not work, she works for a liquor company. I'd opt for chocolate (Reese's peanut cups, to be exact).

 
At 5/18/12, 11:11 PM , Blogger Janice's footsteps said...

NOPE NEVER BEEN MY BOSS TALKS ABOUT IT ALL THE TIME AND I LOVE COLORFUL STUFF OH WHAT THE HECK THROW IN BRGAIN PRICES WHILE WERE AT IT!!! YAAAA THE CHOCOLATE IT WOULD HAVE TO BE I DID NOT KNOW THE LIQUOR CO FACTOR SHOOOT DIABOLICAL PLAN SPOILED ">"

 
At 5/20/12, 3:41 PM , Blogger trooppetrie said...

I can honestly say I have never used ikea napkins, hmm maybe you should have a give away and give napkins away

 
At 5/20/12, 5:41 PM , Blogger Megan Broutian said...

On it :)

 
At 5/21/12, 10:02 AM , Blogger Rebecca Mecomber said...

IKEA napkins. Wow, never heard of them. lol.

 
At 5/21/12, 12:19 PM , Blogger Megan Broutian said...

Hiyya Rebecca, and welcome :)

Once you go Ikea, you can't go back-a (cheesy rhyme, I know, need more coffee please!)

 

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