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Monday, December 8, 2008

I Gotta P...

Heather, my adorable, much younger bloggy sister (I’m still waiting for her mom to adopt me) recently played a ‘favorite things/letter game’ with Jenners. She had to list 10 things she loves, all beginning with the letter Z (Jenners' 4-year-old son picked Heather's letter). Heather did such a great job, I figured I’d try it, too. I let Heather pick my letter. She picked P. Heather's a Putz (how's that for a P word?). P was hard! But here you have it…

1. Pudd’nhead Wilson… but not Mark Twain’s Pudd’nhead Wilson… my Pudd’nhead Wilson, also known as Ryan (also known as Pud, Fibber McGee, Booger Girl, Ryan Dork, Fartin' Martin, Turkey Lips, and the list goes on).

2. People… the people in my life (not the ones I don’t like, obviously. Yeah, you know who I’m talking about… the ones that start with the letters ‘brother’… and ‘sister-in-law’).

3. Public speaking… I know I’m weird, but I love standing up in front of a big group of people and running off at the mouth. I get to teach classes for work sometimes and it’s the best part of my job.

4. Pepsi… but only the diet kind. Nectar of the gods. OK, it’s totally not, but I’m addicted to it anyway.

5. Puppies… who doesn’t love puppies?! People with no souls, that’s who! Puppies are wonderful and cute and they have that sweet puppy breath. I love puppy breath… as long as it’s not tainted with drywall. That’s just so not sweet.

6. Paisley… the pattern, not the town in Scotland (though I like it there, too, as that’s where my dad was from). I just bought a paisley scarf and it’s bee-yoo-tee-ful!

7. Photography… whenever I travel, I always look for photography exhibits – at museums, galleries, art fairs... I dream of being able to take pictures like the ones I see in places like that (and someday, when I learn to use my camera properly, I still won't be able to do it). When I go to someone’s house for the first time, I always scope out the photos… I love to see peoples’ lives played out in images.

8. Potter… as in Harry. Love me some HP (the books, not the movies… duh).

9. Pajamas… there's nothing better than lounging around on a chilly night in my plaid flannel bottoms and ancient VA Tech sweatshirt (which is not fit for out-of-the-house wear anymore). The ultimate in comfy and cozy (though admittedly, not terribly attractive or flattering).

10. Posting… blog posting, that is. It’s fun… it’s therapeutic…it’s addictive. What’s not to love?

And now I'm phinished. Phinally.

24 comments:

Lee said...

Phew!

J Cosmo Newbery said...

What about "pswimming"? The p is silent.

Protege said...

Ah, I love puppies and Pepsi too! But the public speaking; not so much.
What a cool game, you always get to have so much fun Diane.;))

Jenners said...

You rocked P totally!

I love the names for your daughter!!!

I just realized that Pepsi is better than Coke...something my husband has been trying to tell me for years.

I just love how you write and your snarky attitude!

You are one phine poster!

Jenners said...

Back again...the great title of your post just hit me too!

Heather said...

You did a wonderful job, even if I am a putz. :)
And those are some great P things... all favorite worthy. Especially the pajamas. I wish I could come to work in pjs. It would be so much easier, not to mention more comfortable. I think I'll start a petition. If enough people sign it, they have to let us wear them, right?

Ronda's Rants said...

You are so phunny!
I love alot of the p's too!

Anonymous said...

Public speaking??? Makes my knees weak just to think of it. I can talk to anyone one-on-one but put me in front of a group and I break out in a sweat and get all tongue- tied. Great list.

Heather's M

Heinous said...

Great list. I try to feed my puppy kibble. The drywall never looked that nutritious to me. I should look into this Harry Potter thing you speak of...

Shala said...

That is a great list. I don't think that I could've come up with 10 Ps!

Jane! said...

You made that look pretty easy!

As for the 11-year-old sense of humor? I place myself at about 12 or 13. I had a very hard time not laughing my 'ass' off at those people who do THAT for a living... and take it seriously. Ugh!

San Diego Momma said...

Phenomenal! Praiseworthy! Pretty impressive!

Wow, "P" IS hard.

Petra a.k.a The Wise (*Young*) Mommy said...

I love puppies and puppy breath. I actually still love my dog's breath. Yes, I am very strange...but you knew that already!

Nice list!!

Solei said...

I luv that YOU luv POSTING...
'cause i luv reading your posts, so there!
=0D

Melissa said...

AMEn to pajamas and posting....nothing more relaxing than lounging in your pj's while posting!! :)

Amy McMean a.k.a McSunshine said...

Great list of "P" things. I also enjoy many of the things on your list.

Deutlich said...

Wooohooo!! VT PJS!!!!

La Pixie said...

puppies!! no puppy pics?

Cat said...

WOW - Great list! That would be really hard, especially z. Nice work, perfectly pleasureful and poetic.

Mel said...

How has that VA Tech sweatshirt not completely fallen apart by now? It must be made from magic fabric and thread.

Live More Now (LMN) said...

Love your list. Especially the PUBLIC SPEAKING! That is pretty hilarious. That pretty much puts you in a category of your own.

What about pistachio pudding or peanut butter? Those two would have definitely been on my p-list.

Drama Mama said...

PERFECT POST! I luv it sooo much...can you pick a letter for me to post? I wanna try it! Pleeese! I know... I'm Pathetic Post Stealer.

Just Dont pick...Z...or...Q....or...X
(is that cheating)

swenglishexpat said...

I believe you've just qualified for a degree in Pilosophy! ;-)

JIMSIGHT said...

Love it, especially the PJs, I love PJs on a rainy day with the fire place going, home made soup on the stove and Bringing Up Baby on the Tele...

As for Ps....well there is Paris, Party, Pastry, Peanut Butter, Peaches and oh yeah Peace....