Posts filed under List Love Book Club

List Love Book Club: The Golden Years

Each Week ElleinadspirA Place to Share and I will be working our way through the Listography 2011 Book with a rotating Link Part-tay! To find the list of the years topics, check out the Listography Link above. Today’s Topic: List how you would like to spend time when you’re a senior citizen

Yay! This is not just a great topic, it's also the subject of many random daydreams.

  1. Visiting my kick-ass son who is a Top Chef and has at least one even more kick-ass child
  2. Traveling everywhere
  3. Driving a mini-cooper. A bumble bee yellow one. All electric hopefully.
  4. Living in a loft apartment (I mean obviously, your knees go as you get older, no more stairs!)
  5. Patronizing the arts (in my daydreams I am not just retired, I am also wealthy)
  6. Dancing tango
  7. Cooking through my 30th-something cookbook project
  8. Enjoying the memories of having completed large chunks of stuff on my list and dreaming up new ones!
  9. Sleeping in everyday
  10. Doing things that make young people say "I hope when I'm your age..."

Am I the only one who fantasizes about retirement? I do my best to enjoy each moment and stage in life but living as chronic-overplanner-ahead is in my nature. I'm the only one left with the link so feel free to hitch yourself to this wagon.

PS-This is the last week of the LIst Love Book Club but (obviously) not that last list because I'm working on some New Years resolutions!

 

Posted on December 27, 2011 and filed under List Love Book Club, Special Projects, Uncategorized.

List Love Book Club: Wish Lists

Each Week ElleinadspirA Place to Share and I will be working our way through the Listography 2011 Book with a rotating Link Part-tay! To find the list of the years topics, check out the Listography Link above. Today’s Topic: List your wish list

I can't believe we are so close to the end of Listography! It seems like just yesterday Torrie, D and I were talking about starting this project! Today is such an easy list since my Mom just asked me the same question the other day! This is not the list I gave to her, in real life I like to be a little more practical, this is my literal "wish" list. ;)

Wow, I guess it seems my penchant for bright and ridiculous is not going away anytime soon! I guess I'm like Popeye, I am what I am. Here's wishing that each of you get something wish list worthy from someone you love and get the opportunity to give something wish list worthy to someone you love!

Posted on December 20, 2011 and filed under List Love Book Club, Special Projects.

List Love Book Club: Taking in Strays

Each Week Elleinadspir, A Place to Share and I will be working our way through the Listography 2011 Book with a rotating Link Part-tay! To find the list of the years topics, check out the Listography Link above. Today’s Topic: List the animals you've adopted

Shortest list ever; the only dog I've ever "adopted" is Nutella. She has an excellent pedigree (the daughter of two strays) and is named after one of my favorite chefs (Nigella Lawson-Arnold calls her Nutella). We love her, she is very poorly behaved, but a great foot warmer at night.

Torrie's got the link. Hit her up!

Posted on December 13, 2011 and filed under List Love Book Club, Special Projects.

List Love Book Club: Animals that Suck

Each Week ElleinadspirA Place to Share and I will be working our way through the Listography 2011 Book with a rotating Link Part-tay! To find the list of the years topics, check out the Listography Link above. Today’s Topic: List your least favorite animals

What the frak kind of prompt is this? I'm going to set loose my least favorite animals on this topic!

  1. Mosquitoes
  2. Those little bugs that get in your face unexpectedly when you are innocently walking down the street
  3. Lice
  4. Ticks
  5. Anything small that causes me trouble. Big animals are fine.

Hmmm... it seems that I have a lot of least favorite insects. Is there anybody out there that likes lice? I've got the link.

 

Posted on December 6, 2011 and filed under List Love Book Club, Special Projects.

List Love Book Club: Pet Teachers

Each Week ElleinadspirA Place to Share and I will be working our way through the Listography 2011 Book with a rotating Link Part-tay! To find the list of the years topics, check out the Listography Link above. Today’s Topic: List all the teachers you can remember

  1. Mrs. Erickson-My 1st grade teacher  was in musicals in her spare time. She had us perform a musical called the Happy School of Fish which is an insane amount of extra work. I like to think she'd be pleased with the musical nerd I've become.
  2. Mrs. Manning-My high school Spanish teacher. She was so, so kind and so, so good at what she did. I didn't appreciate her skills as an educator until I got to my first upper-division Spanish class at UC Davis. I had already read the entire reading list in high school. Crazy.
  3. Sara Harris-My piano teacher. I took piano lessons from the age of 9-18 from the same teacher. Although I don't play at anywhere near a professional level I still can bang the keys well enough to be my own personal kareoke machine. Sara taught me to love, appreciate and understand music in a way I never would've had I not learned to play piano. She and her elderly parents were also weekly fixtures in my life throughout my childhood: I loved them and still do.

Who are the teachers you remember? I'm hoping they were influential in a positive way! Leave 'em in the comments or hop over to link up at Danielle's!

Posted on November 29, 2011 and filed under List Love Book Club, Special Projects, Uncategorized.

List Love Book Club: Thankful

Each Week ElleinadspirA Place to Share and I will be working our way through the Listography 2011 Book with a rotating Link Part-tay! To find the list of the years topics, check out the Listography Link above. Today’s Topic: List what you're thankful for

  1. A little boy who saves me from myself
  2. A husband who makes me laugh every day
  3. Family far and wide
  4. Friends who feed me both spiritually and literally
  5. Our cozy little house which has provided the stage for so many happy moments
  6. Beauty everywhere
  7. Legs to run with
  8. A brain to think with
  9. A heart that still beats
  10. Love, grace and peace that passes all understanding
  11. And of course.... all of you!

I'm also thankful for my blog buddies Torrie and Danielle who've been my partners in this project all year long. Tell us what your thankful for in the comments or head over to Torrie's to link up. :)

Posted on November 22, 2011 and filed under List Love Book Club, Special Projects.

List Love Book Club: A happy home

Each Week ElleinadspirA Place to Share and I will be working our way through the Listography 2011 Book with a rotating Link Part-tay! To find the list of the years topics, check out the Listography Link above. Today’s Topic: List what you remember about your childhood home

I lived in the house above for the majority of my childhood. It was the perfect size. 1500 sq feet. Just big enough for a family a five and just small enough that we never felt cramped. I have many, many happy memories from this house. Here are a few:

  1. My Dad built us a swing set in the backyard. He BUILT it himself. Superfun.
  2. Once my Dad and youngest brother spent an hour planting annuals around a tree in the backyard. The next day the flowers were back in their containers. My Dad thought he was losing his mind until my five year old brother fessed up he had put them back in the containers because gardening was fun and he wanted to do it again.
  3. Waking up on Easter morning to find baskets on the breakfast bar.
  4. Looking at the twinkle of our Christmas tree which sat in the Bay window each year.
  5. Once my parents cranked up our Sound of Music record (yes, record) and we all jumped around the backyard pretending we were the Von Trapps (parental units included). There is an incredibly incriminating video of this event. Happy (if dorky) memories indeed.
I have incredible nostalgia about my childhood home which I assume has far more to do with my family than my house. How about you? I've got the link!

Posted on November 16, 2011 and filed under List Love Book Club, Special Projects.

List Love Book Club: Trending Topics in my Head

Each Week ElleinadspirA Place to Share and I will be working our way through the Listography 2011 Book with a rotating Link Part-tay! To find the list of the years topics, check out the Listography Link above. Today’s Topic: List what issues are foremost on your mind

Oh my, where to start? On the mundane front I'm thinking about the time-change(so sleepy after 5 pm), seeding my lawn, car financing options, how cold it is suddenly and the best way to refinance our mortgage. Ocasionally I interrupt this boring stuff to think about cheese or tacos.

Mostly though I've been thinking about Elian's upcoming baptism. I've been thinking about what food to prep for our friends and family, cleaning the house and what information who needs at what time. Even more important though I've been thinking about what it means to baptize a child and what it means to be a parent. I've been (attempting) to reorganize my priorities to concentrate on the bigger picture and let go of my crazy ocd grip on the details. A clean and organized house might be important to me but it pales in comparison to cleaning house in my overcrowded heart.

So that's what's on my mind. I would like to know what everybody else is thinking about? Eggplant? Twilight? How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop? Do tell. Danielle's go the link or you can share in the comments.

Ready, set, go!

Posted on November 8, 2011 and filed under List Love Book Club, Special Projects.

List Love Book Club: Horrifying

Each Week ElleinadspirA Place to Share and I will be working our way through the Listography 2011 Book with a rotating Link Part-tay! To find the list of the years topics, check out the Listography Link above. Today’s Topic: List your favorite horror villains

I don't have a list for this but rather a short story. As a child I was extremely afraid of scary movies. I think it all started when I had to be removed hysterically sobbing from... Snow White. After the Snow White debacle I managed a good half decade without watching any scary movies until a party I'll call "The Incident".  When I was about 10 years old I was shamed into watching Child's Play at slumber party. It was terrifying.

I'm still afraid of dolls. The end.

Torrie's got the link today. You can hop over there if you are brave!

Posted on November 1, 2011 and filed under List Love Book Club, Special Projects.

List Love Book Club: Breaking up is Hard to Do

Each Week ElleinadspirA Place to Share and I will be working our way through the Listography 2011 Book with a rotating Link Part-tay! To find the list of the years topics, check out the Listography Link above. Today’s Topic: List couples you were sad to see break-up

Celebrity divorces bum me out hardcore so you can understand that I didn't handle the Aniston-Pitt seperation well. I'm even worse when it comes to imaginary TV couples! How could Carrie not have ended up with Aiden? The tragedy of it all. The not-at-all-real imaginary-TV tragedy.

At some point I started getting into the celebrity gossip websites. I started off (as we all do) reading PerezHilton and through a series of events ended up being a devoted Lainey Gossip fan. Armed with insider information I no longer feel too sad about the break-ups. Instead I'm fascinated by the PR that surrounds them. For example people love to announce their splits on Fridays before the slow-news weekend. Even better? Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey announced their's on Thanksgiving Day. Genius!

These days I may be more into understanding the macchinations behind celebrity divorce announcements and spin then I am into mourning their marital demises but I will tell you one thing: If Prince William and Princess Katherine end up divorcing I will not recover.

How about you? Are you less shallow than I? Which couple real or imaginary do you wish had hung in there? I've got the link today. If you want to blog about this topic, link to the post below. No blog? No problem. Leave your thoughts in the comments.

Posted on October 25, 2011 and filed under List Love Book Club, Special Projects.

List Love Book Club: Existential Car Angst

Each Week ElleinadspirA Place to Share and I will be working our way through the Listography 2011 Book with a rotating Link Part-tay! To find the list of the years topics, check out the Listography Link above. Today’s Topic: List your favorite car models

Our car broke big-time last week which has been creating havoc for our commuting schedule. 2 working adults + 1 child in daycare-1 car equals insane commuting schedule. In-sane.  After waiting a week to get a diagnosis on our car our mechanic called us and started the conversation with "I'm so sorry".

The repairs are more than car is worthy. Ruh-roh.

The upside is that I've been thinking quite a bit about car models. Shall I take you on a listography of my car-buying process? Yes? Vamos!

  1. Subaru Forrester: Love, but the All-Wheel Drive burns unecessary fuel here in non-snowy California.
  2. Mini-Cooper: Cute but impractical for people with a kid. This is totally the car I'm buying after Elian is grown. I'm serious!
  3. Volvos: Love them, but too expensive. We are civil servants after all.

Which brings us to our winning car: A used Prius. Great gas mileage, roomy inside, great trunk space, safe and reliable. Incidentally one of my closest friends is a hybrid/clean-energy car expert. She drives a Prius, it was an easy choice.

So Team internet what do you think? Anybody out there have a Prius and want to share their feedback? Other favorite car models? Car-shopping advice to share? Buying a car is a huge expense so I'm happy to hear any and all feedback!

Danielle's got the link today so head on over there or leave your advice in the comments.

Posted on October 18, 2011 and filed under List Love Book Club.

List Love Book Club: The very coolest

Each Week ElleinadspirA Place to Share and I will be working our way through the Listography 2011 Book with a rotating Link Part-tay! To find the list of the years topics, check out the Listography Link above. Today’s Topic: List who you thought was the coolest growing up

You know those people who are down on everyone around them? This one too smelly, that one talks too much, etc etc. I am the opposite of that person. I naively and unreservedly believe that people are kind-hearted inside or at least want to be. As a consequence I think everyone is cool. Somehow, someway, you are cool!

Given my sunny if perhaps slightly dimwitted disposition there were a lot of people who I thought were the coolest growing up but the tried and true cool kids were:

  1. My Aunt Pam who drove a badass white convertible
  2. My older cousin Sage who introduced me to U2 and NPR
  3. My BFF Malia who taught me about music videos, Janet Jackson and most importantly the New Kids on the Block
  4. Paula Abdul-She danced with a cartoon cat. Modern.

I could go on for.ever with this list but I fear that I would start treading into some scary territory. At some point former UN Secretary General Boutrous Boutrous Ghali almost made my list. Yikes.

If you'd like to join in our little online list book club you can link up over at Torrie's. Otherwise let me know who you looked up to in the comments!

Posted on October 11, 2011 and filed under List Love Book Club.

List Love Book Club: Scaredy Cats

Each Week ElleinadspirA Place to Share and I will be working our way through the Listography 2011 Book with a rotating Link Part-tay! To find the list of the years topics, check out the Listography Link above. Today’s Topic: List things that scared you as a kid

I had a lot of fears as a kid including a debilitating fear of the dark that stayed with me until college. That's right! I said college. Just one in a string of endlessly embarrassing facts I've shared online.

As my son is developing and overcoming toddler fears I've been thinking a lot about fears and what they mean. Most fears are transitory, they come and go. One day he's terrified of the blue plastic whale, the next day he loves it. Blue plastic whale forever. Huzzah! And yet, his fears bother me immensely. I feel extremely angry when he is afraid of something. It is irrational. Why should I care if he fears the blue plastic whale? I've wondered why for awhile and now I think I know: I don't want him to be like me.

Don't get me wrong. I want him to be smart, and fun and whip up delicious tacos, but I don't want him to battle the anxiety that is my constant frenemy. I don't want him to be a twenty year old talking himself down from a fear of the dark. I don't want him to be thirty-year old pep-talking himself about the safety of flying in planes or the fact that public pools are safe despite the fact that they are filled with nefarious drains. I don't want him to lie awake worrying that x will happen to this person or that he'll never be able to recover from y mistake. I don't want him to waste his time worrying like I do, so when he's a scaredy cat, I want to grab his shoulders and scream "It's no big deal. There is nothing to be scared of."

I don't want him to suffer.

Of course this is useless and not just cause it's totally dumb to scream the fear out of your child. In fact it's just one more way my neurotic anxieties create imaginary problems that don't exist. Adult-style bogeymen if you will.

Here's the real truth: I was afraid of the dark as a child, but I'm not anymore. It doesn't matter what you feared as a child, it matters what you do with fear when you grow up. Today I'm taking one more step towards banishing my fears: I'm going to stop projecting my anxieties onto my child and let him be afraid of silly things. We all know in another ten years or so I"ll have bigger concerns than whether he is afraid of the car-wash.

I've got the link. Blog about your thoughts on childhood fears and link to the post below or leave your thoughts in the comments. PS-I was a major fail on writing this post in list format. Perhaps it should become the List Love Blog Prompt Book Club?

Posted on October 4, 2011 and filed under List Love Book Club.

List Love Book Club: De-Stress

Each Week ElleinadspirA Place to Share and I will be working our way through the Listography 2011 Book with a rotating Link Part-tay! To find the list of the years topics, check out the Listography Link above. Today's Topic: List your de-stress recipe

This is pretty timely for me. I'm settling into a new job that requires a longer commute and my husband's back in school for the year which means that all three of our little family are working long days. This Sunday I am running a 10K and last week my husband and I had to literally sit down and plot out when I could go to the gym and run because our schedule is that tight. It makes me long for the days when I was simply too lazy to excercise. That said, being a working Mom has given me some A+ tips on how to de-stress when life gets a little whacky. Here's my de-stress recipe:

  1. Cut back on everything.- Batten down the hatches! I can't worry about returning phone calls on time, non-essential social events, cleaning to our normal standards or walking the dog. I like to do things a certain way(uptight), but I've also learned to let stuff go. As we speak our front yard is a blight on our street. Half-done lawn, half constructed pathway, black tarps everywhere. The whole caboodle. It's been like that for a few months, it will probabably be like that for a few more months. I'm choosing sanity over appropriateness.
  2. Exercise-It is SO hard to find the time to exercise but especially when stressed it makes a huge difference. After my first scheduled "run" time last week I came home positively euphoric. To contrast? I burst into tears immediately preceding aforementioned run. Let's review. Before run=crying in the car in the gym parking garage. After run=cheerfully singing at the top of my lungs on the way home.
  3. Yoga-Sitting down to breathe deep for an hour does wonders for your nervous system. I am totally uninterested in the spiritual aspects of yoga, I lie on the floor and think about what I would like to eat for dinner, and still... it works!
  4. Sick Day-If you are stressed to the point where you are starting to have physical reactions it's good to take a day off, from work, or chores or whatever it is that you do that tires you. Stress is a real sickness, that's what sick days are for, but if you do this, you don't get to "de-stress" at the spa. You get to de-stress at home, with chocolate and a good book.
  5. Pray-Sit down. Beg God to help you calm down. Repeat. I won't lie, this doesn't always work, but it's never hurt me either.
I took the "serious" route to answering this question. I'm curious what other people do. You can link up at Danielle's today or leave 'em in the comments.
Posted on September 28, 2011 and filed under List Love Book Club.

List Love Book Club: Child's Play

Each Week ElleinadspirA Place to Share and I will be working our way through the Listography 2011 Book with a rotating Link Part-tay! To find the list of the years topics, check out the Listography Link above. Today’s Topic: List memorable activities from your childhood

This list is easy-peasy. As an adult I enjoy almost the same exact activities I did as a child.

  1. Eating. Duh.
  2. Making Lists-Not kidding on this one.
  3. Rearranging furniture.
  4. Dancing.
  5. Reading. Reading. More reading.

Reflecting on the fact that my current interests are very similar to my childhood interests make me think about my own son. At what point will his interests cease to be developmental whims and turn into full-blown personality characteristics?

I'm very curious to know if your childhood interests were different than your current loves. I've got the link!

Posted on September 13, 2011 and filed under List Love Book Club.

List Love Book Club: Watermelon desks

Each Week ElleinadspirA Place to Share and I will be working our way through the Listography 2011 Book with a rotating Link Part-tay! To find the list of the years topics, check out the Listography Link above. Today’s Topic: List what your dream work environment would be like

I'm totally excited about this weeks topic because I love to daydream about this kind of stuff...

  1. It would be downtown. I work downtown again now and I love it. It's much closer to my house and so nice to walk around at lunchtime.
  2. It would be flexible and have reasonable hours. As a mom this isn't a dream situation anymore, it's more or less a necessity.
  3. There would be a subsidized cafeteria with healthy deliciousness. Can you imagine how great that would be?
  4. It would be filled with a balance of practical organized people and smart, creative dreamers.
  5. I would have the same desk that Jenna Lyons has in her J. Crew office. I am seriously in love with that desk. In watermelon of course.
  6. I would only have to go four days a week.

How about you? What would your perfect workplace be like? Do tell. Danielle's go the link.

Posted on September 6, 2011 and filed under List Love Book Club.

List Love Book Club: Kickin it Old School

Each Week ElleinadspirA Place to Share and I will be working our way through the Listography 2011 Book with a rotating Link Part-tay! To find the list of the years topics, check out the Listography Link above. Today’s Topic: List who you hung out with in elementary and middle school

This is the easiest list ever.

1. I can't remember too clearly who I hung out with in elementary school except for my best friend Malia, who didn't attend my school. I guess this means I am old/forgetful.

2. In Junior High I hung out with pretty much all the people you see on this blog in a semi-regular basis. This either makes me great and managing long-term friendships or a Category 5 Clinger.

Is it weird that I have a lot of my junior high friends still? I think it's a little weird, especially since I don't live where I grew up.  Torrie's got the link today!

Posted on August 30, 2011 and filed under List Love Book Club.

List Love Book Club: 10 fascinating people

Each Week ElleinadspirA Place to Share and I will be working our way through the Listography 2011 Book with a rotating Link Part-tay! To find the list of the years topics, check out the Listography Link above. Today’s Topic: List 10 people you find fascinating.

The book is getting demanding. No more casual, "Make a list" anymore. Now the books is specifying measurable outcomes.

1. My son: Exuberant (read: loud), joyful (read: loud with smiles) and endlessly loveable (read: ocasionally quiet with hugs). He is different every day and I can't get over the beauty of seeing his personality emerge little by little.

2. Shakira: Seriously, she pulls me in. I don't understand her powers over me.

3. Mr. Rodgers: I love him. He is wise. The end.

4. Rick Bayless: I like his food, I like his superhero t-shirts. I like the way he gets all excited talking about the "wonder of the Yucatan peninsula". I like how he's always tweeting about wishing to be on Dancing with the Stars. Food nerdom at its best.

5.Kanye West: I really wish he would start tweeting again. No one gives twitter-crazy like he did.

6. Lin Manuel-Miranda: He wrote In the Heights and he gives good twitter. Love him.

7. Madeline L'engle: My favorite author since I was a child. She's gone now, but I still love reading her work. So smart with a good dash of crazy-cakes mixed in. She's like my literary fairy godmother.

8. (Insert celebrity gossiped about here): I have no defense for myself. I'm an Internet addict.

9. Julia Child: I just finished reading her memoir "My Life in France". I am so intrigued by people with artistic drive. Her memoir was a pleasure. Highly suggested.

10. Tom Ford: Ever since I saw "A Single Man" I have been a Tom Ford stalker.

I feel like this list is just the tip of the iceberg. Who do you find fascinating and why? I've go the link!

 

Posted on August 24, 2011 and filed under List Love Book Club.

List Love Book Club: I am good at _____.

Each Week ElleinadspirA Place to Share and I will be working our way through the Listography 2011 Book with a rotating Link Part-tay! To find the list of the years topics, check out the Listography Link above. Today’s Topic: List your best qualities in the workplace

Such great timing. I just finished a job interview recently (and got the job!) so I've spent some time thinking and talking about what I'm good at in the workplace. Side note: although I do not like looking for jobs I very much enjoy job interviews. I am apparently so persuasive that after I'm done I've always convinced myself that I'd be great at a job!

  1. Program Management-I am such a list, budget, timeline nerd. Also? I'm bossy. Program Management is basically just an opportunity to be myself.
  2. Public Speaking-I don't really get nervous so I tend to get volunteered to do presentations which always gives the impression that you are smart. ;)
  3. Meeting Facilitation-People get OUT OF CONTROL at meetings talking about this and that and getting nothing done. I will set an agenda and keep people on it, I am not afraid to crack the whip.
  4. Defusing-For some reason the workplace can turn rational people into rampaging robots intent on destroying each other. I'm not saying I love to do it but I do have some skill in defusing hysteria.
  5. Training-There are a lot of teachers in my life. I don't like kids but I do like teaching so training is right up my alley.

To be honest  I feel a little weird making this list because it seems so... non-humble, but I'm trying to remember that thinking highly of yourself does not mean that you are looking down at other people. In fact, I find that when I am kind to myself I am also more inclined to see what other people are good at as well. What are you good at? Danielle's got the link!

Posted on August 16, 2011 and filed under List Love Book Club.

List Love Book Club: The Neverending List.

Each Week ElleinadspirA Place to Share and I will be working our way through the Listography 2011 Book with a rotating Link Part-tay! To find the list of the years topics, check out the Listography Link above. Today’s Topic: List things that freak you out

I don't even know how to approach listing all of my multiple irrational fears. I slept with my light on until I was about oh, 21 years old. True story. Just ask my college roomates.

But if I had to distill it all down to my major fears I would list:

  1. Heights: This includes high places, flying in planes and also being over deep water (I consider deep water to be a height).
  2. Death: I constantly worry about bad things happening to the ones I love. I am a gold medal worrier.
  3. Pool Drains
  4. Open Water: I like swimming as long as the water is less than 14 feet deep and I can see everything that is going on. Ideal swimming locations for me include pools less than 14 feet deep with limited amounts of drains (so I can avoid them) and very clear lakes and oceans. Essentially I should only be swimming in Hawaii and the CAribbean and the local YWCA.
  5. Spiders: This surprisingly is only a mild fear.
  6. Racoons and other animals I feel might attack me unprovoked.
  7. Anything and everything.

I also thought I'd break protocol and talk about the things I don't fear to make myself feel better! So... I do not fear.

  1. Public speaking: I like talking. Getting to talk to multiple people at the same time is extra fun.
  2. Dancing: I am a good dancer. The end.
  3. Embarrassment: Embarrassing events are my destiny. I don't fear them.
  4. Math: I make budgets spreadsheets for fun. I am totally serious.
  5. Taxes: Every year I feel triumphant as I save money by doing them myself.
  6. Legal Documents: I have filled out more immigration and adoption paperwork than you can imagine. Throw your bureaucracy at me. I will SURVIVE!

How about you? What do you fear? What are you brave about? I've go the link today!

Posted on August 2, 2011 and filed under List Love Book Club.