Wednesday, November 12, 2008

What's normal?

ok, I fully admit to stealing this idea from Nancy, but I really liked it, so I'm creating a list of my own. And, although we do have several in common, I know we don't have ALL the same readers.



So, indulge me if you would, and tell me what YOU think is normal!



  1. Toothpaste: Squeeze from the middle or the bottom?
  2. If you're a bottom squeezer, do you roll up the tube as the paste gets used?
  3. How many times (on average) do you use a bath towel before washing it?

  4. Toilet paper: underhang or overhang?

  5. Quick trip on a lightly raining day: umbrella or no?
  6. Bed sheets (top sheet): fancy side up to the bedspread, or fancy side down to the fitted sheet?
  7. If you're the only one in the house that will drink something, is it ok to drink directly from the container?
  8. For you IFers: Do you think in abbreviations? (For example, when expecting your period, do you think to yourself "Where the hell is AF?" or "Where the hell is my period?"
  9. Does your spouse/significant other know about and read your blog?
  10. Do your IRL friends know about and read your blog?
  11. When watching live tv, do you watch commercials, channel surf during them, or do other things around the house (potty break, get a drink or snack, let the dog out, etc?).
  12. When do you put up Christmas or Holiday decoratons?
  13. When do you put dish soap in the dishwasher, just before running the load, or as soon as you start putting dirty dishes in?

OK, I think that's enough for now... I'll post my answers later today.

7 Comments:

Tigger said...

1) Middle, I think

2) when it gets low, we do

3) three, unless it gets dropped on the floor, in which case that's the last use.

4) overhang

5) no, but I'll wear something with a hood

6) fancy side up, as I don't turn back my blankets and whatnot

7) yes, although I probably still wouldn't

8) abbreviations

9) know - yes. read? no

10) know - most. read? again, no

11) potty break, food break...but I don't watch TV any more.

12) when I get around to it - sometimes a week before, sometimes a month before, sometimes not at all

13) Just before I run it, so I make sure I do.

Becky said...

1. bottom;

1b. not until the end.

2. umm...when i start to notice a smell

3. i prefer overhang but if i get it on the roll at all anymore i'm doing good.

4. none

5. up

6. no

7. yes

8. no

9. a couple

10. channel surf or forward through them since I usually watch on the DVR

11. I aim for the day after Thanksgiving but it usually isn't until december sometime.

12. just before running

Road Blocks and Roller Coasters said...

Ok, here goes:

1. Middle (because it drives G crazy)

2. 3 times

3. Overhang

4. No umbrella

5. Fancy side up

6. Never ok to drink from the container. YUCK!

7. YES! I have to stop myself during conversations and actually think about the words rather than the abbreviations.

8. Yes and yes.

9. No and no.

10. I NEVER watch live TV if I can help it. If I do, I channel surf. I hate commercials.

11. A few days before the holidays

12. Soap goes in right before I run it--so I know I have to run it! :)

BethH6703 said...

here's my answers:

1. bottom squeezer

2. yes, I roll up the tube as I go

3. I generally use a bath towel for a week before I wash it. (is that gross?)

4. DEFINITELY overhang!

5. no umbrealla... no chance that I'm going to melt!

6. Bed sheets, fancy side down to the fitted sheet so that when I fold over the top edge, the pretty shows!

7. yes, and we do it all the time! (I may choose to re-evaluate the "ok-ness" of that once we have kids, tho)

8. YES!

9. no & no

10. some & some

11. I HATE commercials, so if I'm stuck with live tv (love my dvr!), I either surf or do something else

12. we try to have them done by the end of Thanksgiving weekend

13. I put soap in just before I start the dishwasher. Grumps wants me to put it in as soon as I unload, so that he can tell if dishes are clean or dirty

Kaci said...

1. I squeeze from the bottom, David squeezes from the middle. And we both know I'm the normal one in our house ;)

2. No rolling - seems like a waste of time, but then maybe that would stop him from squeezing at the middle? Or more likely it would just irritate him.

3. 2-3 - I'm curious what most people do on this. I've known people who get a fresh one every time and others who change once a week...I figure you're clean when you use it, but I still don't like using them too many times.

4. Overhang - it's the only way.

5. Heck no - who has that time?

6. I do it up, but know it *should* be down.

7. I say it's ok even if you're not the only one, but we would never drink straight out of the Diet Cherry Pepsi 2 liter bottle, so don't worry about that!

8. I guess it doesn't apply to me, but I do.

9. No, it's my little secret. I think. I bitch about MIL too much & think it might hurt his feelings. She is his mom after all.

10. A couple.

11. We so rarely watch live TV, but usually channel surf or potty break/get a drink.

12. Usually the first weekend in December. Would do it at Thanksgiving but we're always out of town.

13. Just before turning the dishwasher on. I've never heard of doing it sooner. Do people do that? Wouldn't it spill out when you open & close? (Maybe I just have crap dishwashers but the little door thingy never stays closed. Or maybe I overfill it?)

I think I wrote a book to answer you!

Kaci said...

I just read your answers - our dishwasher actually has an indicator once it runs that is a light beside the word "clean". When we empty it we turn the dial until it clicks & the light goes off.

Since I wouldn't get a new dishwasher just to solve this question, I think I've seen magnets that you can use too "clean" on one side, "dirty" on the other.

nancy said...

sweet!

1. Toothpaste: Squeeze from the middle or the bottom?
~ I usually just squeeze, but when it needs to be tidied up, I "fix" it by the bottom.

2. If you're a bottom squeezer, do you roll up the tube as the paste gets used?
~ no.

3. How many times (on average) do you use a bath towel before washing it?
~ maybe 4 showers?

4. Toilet paper: underhang or overhang?
~ overhang.

5. Quick trip on a lightly raining day: umbrella or no?
~ none.

6. Bed sheets (top sheet): fancy side up to the bedspread, or fancy side down to the fitted sheet?
~ fancy side down to the fitted sheet!

7. If you're the only one in the house that will drink something, is it ok to drink directly from the container?
~ sure.

8. For you IFers: Do you think in abbreviations? (For example, when expecting your period, do you think to yourself "Where the hell is AF?" or "Where the hell is my period?"
~ totally abbreviations.

9. Does your spouse/significant other know about and read your blog?
~ knows, but doesn't read. But I write as if he did.

10. Do your IRL friends know about and read your blog?
~ a few do and I wish they didn't just because I'm a little more reserved in what I can talk about.

11. When watching live tv, do you watch commercials, channel surf during them, or do other things around the house (potty break, get a drink or snack, let the dog out, etc?).
~ I DVR all tv so I pass through them. If I'm watching live tv, I flip and forget to get back to my show.

12. When do you put up Christmas or Holiday decoratons?
~ about 2 weeks before the holiday

13. When do you put dish soap in the dishwasher, just before running the load, or as soon as you start putting dirty dishes in?
~ before running the load