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All My Quirks…and then some June 6, 2008

Filed under: Meme — thediaperdiaries @ 10:15 pm

   I have been tagged by Big Binder to share with you a few of my quirks. I actually think a few of these are already well documented (feet, dishwasher loading, etc.) and I am always thrilled to know through my comments that there are other freaks out there besides me. Women, we are a freaky, mysterious creature. Anywho, here I am in all my quirky glory. And I apologize if I have told any of these before, but maybe, just maybe there are only so many quirks to share (or I am very forgetful).

  • I can’t eat food that is on a bone. It seriously freaks me out. I have to have the hubby cut it off the bone somewhere where I can’t see him before I can eat it. While we are on the subject, I also don’t like it when food touches on my plate. Really gives me the heeby-jeebies.
  • I shave my big toe. Please tell me I am not the only one.
  • Songs by Steve Winwood are like nails on a chalk board to me. I feel like if I was a dog and his song came on the radio, I would immediately begin howling. I don’t however howl when I hear his songs. But I can’t stomach them. Sorry to the Steve Winwood fans of the world. Please don’t stop reading, I have many other wonderful traits.
  • Lately, I have been using the word “wonky” a lot in sentences as in “My dishwasher is acting wonky again and I have to get it fixed.” Sadly, this is in fact true and I am again dishwasher-less. I am dying a slow death.
  • I don’t know how to make a pot of coffee. Truly. I don’t drink it so I never learned. Now, we have a french press so I am even more confused. So if you want coffee and the hubby isn’t home, you are out of luck.
  • My biggest pet peeve in life is women who squat on the toilet seat and leave a splatter of pee on the seat. Doesn’t that completely defeat the purpose??? If you are grossed out by germs on the seat then don’t pee all over it for me to have to sit on. Either sit or wipe up your pee!! (I may be a. PMSing or b. still upset from a public restroom incident earlier today).

So there you go. Wanna play? Mama Mia you are required to, you are my meme go to girl 🙂 Anyone else? Let me know so I can come learn that you are as quirky as me.

BTW- when I think quirky, this is all that comes to mind. Enjoy…



Since Brevity is a Gift of Mine May 4, 2008

Filed under: Meme — thediaperdiaries @ 9:40 pm

  Toni over at It Is Nap Time tagged me for the 6 Word Memoir Meme. Apparently I am supposed to title my memoir in 6 words. I have been thinking for days and decided that THIS IS REALLY HARD! I have never been one to be succinct, brief, or concise. See I used 3 words right there to say the same thing. I could ramble on for hours about nothing at all. In fact I am convinced if I did have a memoir, it might put War and Peace to shame.

Still, I can’t resist a challenge. So here is my attempt. Well after the rules.

  1. Write your own six word memoir
  2. Post in on your blog. Include a visual illustration if you’d like
  3. Link to the original person who tagged you in the post, and to the original post if possible.
  4. Tag at least five more blogs with links
  5. Leave a comment on the tagged blogs with an invitation to play.

Been Way Too Blessed To Complain

Except I think I still do a little. But I shouldn’t. So maybe I should post this somewhere. Anyway, THIS WAS HARD!!

But I am tagging 5 people I think are up to the challenge. And anyone else who is feeling like their life can be summed up in 6 little words.

Big Binder, Anne, Katie, Mama Mia, Holy Mama. Actually those are some of my recent commenters. I fear saying that or you might never comment again and comments are crack for bloggers. We can’t get enough and they give us quite the rush. But I am pretty sure we avoid all of the negative side effects. Enjoy!


The Hubby Meme April 19, 2008

Filed under: Meme — thediaperdiaries @ 10:09 pm

 Krista over at Welcome to Married Life tagged me for a meme. We just got back from dancing our booties off at a wedding so it is only appropriate that before I crash, I hammer this one out. I know I just wrote about him, but if I gush about him a little more, is that OK? If all the gushing makes you naseous, just come back tomorrow.

How long did you date? 4 months before we got engaged. When you know, you know

How old is he? 34. He is officially in his mid-30s.

Who eats more? Definetely him. He can put away more food than almost anyone I know.

Who said “I love you” first? Ugh, it was me. Soo not like me, but I did and then immediately freaked out.

Who is taller? Him, but oddly enough before me he dated a lot of girls taller than him.

Who sings better? No contest, me.

Who is smarter? Hmmm, we would need an IQ test for this. I think we are pretty evenly matched (which of course means me, but I don’t want to make him feel bad)

Whose temper is worse? Again, I don’t know. We aren’t really temper kind of people.

Who does the laundry? I load and unload the dishwasher. He does the pots and pans. Ok I just re-read this and this was supposed to read, he does the laundry, but I fold and put away. I don’t know what happened between me thinking and my fingers typing.

Who sleeps on the right side of the bed? He does

Who pays the bills? Me

Who cooks dinner? Typically me, but he is a really good cook.

Who drives when you are together? Typically him, because he is a horrible back seat driver and it drives me crazy.

Who is more stubborn? probably me

Who kissed who first? I think him, but it was pretty mutual

Who is the first to admit when they are wrong? Him, nearly always. I frankly suck at this.

Whose parents do you see the most? Mine, cause they live 3 blocks away, but we see his quite often also

Who proposed? He did. He painted me a picture that said “Will you marry me?”

Who is more sensitive? The hubby

Who has more friends? I have more friends that I interact with on a regular basis, but he has friends that are the lifelong kind.

Who has more siblings? Me, but that is only because he is an only child

Who wears the pants in the family? Thank goodness, I think we are pretty equal. We approach most decisions jointly. I like skirts anyways.

Alright ladies, let’s hear about your men. I tag some of my most regular commentors and anyone else who wants to play along. Char, Playful Professional, Vintage Dutch Girl, Toni, and We Are That Family.


7 Random Things Meme April 1, 2008

Filed under: Meme — thediaperdiaries @ 12:21 am

seven.jpg So here is how you know you might have a blogging problem. I had a bad headache and so I ended up falling asleep at 7 pm during what was supposed to be a “I should lay down for a second and see if this headache will go away” moment. I woke up briefly at midnight and felt I MUST check my email quickly before falling back asleep. I then noticed I had been tagged for a meme and couldn’t stop my brain from thinking about “7 Random Things.” So now I am awake at 1 am and I thought I just need to write this stupid thing so I can get back to sleep. This is sooo sad.

So here is the deal Chanin over at What’s With All the Pink tagged me for this meme. I have actually done this before, but there are always random facts to be shared so I will do it again. Here are the rules:

1) Link to your tagger and post these rules on your blog
2) Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
3) Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
4) Let them know they are tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

  • Chanin stated over at her blog that she didn’t know my name. It is Jill. My kids have code names on the blog cause we are weird about the internet, but I am not creative enough to think of one for myself. When I was in high school I always wanted my name to be Jade. I think I thought it sounded mysterious and edgy. Which is so the opposite of what I was in high school
  • I didn’t know a ton of Jill’s when I was growing up, but there was 3 in my sorority pledge class of 30. There are now 2 in my Mom’s Club out of 20 and 3 in my MOPS group. I am one step away from becoming a Jenny.
  • My parents met in 8th grade and aside from 1 minor breakup have been together ever since. My dad was a jock, my mom-homecoming queen. They are still very happily married with their 2 kids, 1 girl and 1 boy. Yes, my life is like a black and white 50’s TV show. Kind of makes you want to puke a little, but I know I am extremely blessed.
  • I don’t maintain baby books or scrap books for either of my children. Lily has one that is mildly filled out, Hannah’s has her name and date of birth in it. My mom (who meticulously recorded every event in my first 3 years of life) finds this appalling, but I am just setting the bar really low so my 3rd and 4th kids (if they decide to make an appearance) can’t ever complain that the first kid got all that stuff and they didn’t.
  • Apparently when I was little (per my meticulously detailed baby book) I made up the word “booglio” and used to say it to anyone and everyone. No one knew what it meant. Lily appears to have done the same with the word “poogywaggy.”
  • I drive a 1995 Subaru Legacy station wagon. It is the poor man’s Outback. I truly like my car, but long for the day we have a car where the driver and passenger can control their own heat (dream big people) so my hubby will stop turning off the heat cause his feet are sweaty while mine are slowly turning into blocks of ice.
  • I firmly and strongly believe that the heat setting in a car should always be only at the feet, while the air conditioning should always be only at the face. It drives me crazy when my hubby tries to do this any other way. Fascinating.

So there you have it. I have no idea who hasn’t done this meme, but if you want to, consider yourself tagged and let me know in the comments you have done so so I can come check out your randomness.


Tag, I’m It March 10, 2008

Filed under: Meme — thediaperdiaries @ 6:44 pm

tag.jpg The lovely Candace over at Mama Mia (one of my first and most loyal readers I might add) tagged me for a meme and it seemed like the perfect thing to end a Monday with. Better start running or you will get tagged next!

A. The rules of the game are posted at the beginning.

B. Each player answers the questions about themselves.

C. At the end of the post, the player then tags 5 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know that they have been tagged and asking them to read your blog.

What I was doing 10 years ago: 10 years ago, I was finishing up my first year of graduate school to become a physical therapist. I was living in a nasty cockroach hotel (better known as student housing) and racking up large amounts of debt thanks to some stellar advice by the college loan officers. The hubby and I had not even met and the idea of kids was really, really far off. Still truth be told I was biding my time to become a wife and a mom.

5 Things on my To Do List today: Considering it is almost 7:30 at night I hope I can’t think of 5. Here goes anyway: Finish putting away laundry I folded today. Hang up the 4 new summer dresses I just bought at Target (yippee). Head to book club and carry on deep, deep discussions while pigging out and drinking wine. Spend some “quality time” with the hubby. Fall asleep before 11 pm (yeah right).

Snacks I Enjoy: Pistachios and smoked almonds, string cheese, granola bars, Flat Earth chips, chocolate of any kind, chips and guacamole (although that could honestly be a meal with how much I can polish off in one sitting)

Things I would do if I were a Billionaire: Pay off all debt (no, really), buy a new car (bye, bye 1995 Subaru), invest to pay for kids school, donate a big chunk, and then who are we kidding buy a whole, whole, whole lotta clothes (and purses, and shoes, and jewelery…). I would also to travel a bunch and buy a second home somewhere warm!!

3 of my Bad Habits: Talking too much, being on the computer, not washing my face before I go to bed (which is frankly more of a lacking of good habits)

5 places I have lived: Marshalltown, IA; Philadelphia, PA; Chicago, IL; Toledo, OH; Grand Rapids, MI

5 Jobs I have had: Taylor’s Maid-Rite (seriously, enough already!!), Younkers (a department store), detassling corn, a perfume sprayer lady in a department store (yes, that annoying woman was me), a pediatric physical therapist.

 There you have it. How exciting was that!! I am going to tag a few of my new, loyal readers and commenters. Ordinary Momma, We Are That Family, Britni, Sunshine, and Vintage Dutch Girl. Anyone else who wants to jump in is welcome!


Aw shucks February 9, 2008

Filed under: Blogging,Meme — thediaperdiaries @ 11:47 am

Tiffany over at Life on the Road gave me a couple awards and tagged me for a meme. I have already done the 7 random things meme. So I am just going to pass the awards on.

amazingaward.png I don’t know if you noticed, but I have recently added some new blogs to my blogroll. I am passing this award on to some of my newest reads.

Lifenut– This woman has the best blog headers around! And her writing ain’t so bad either 🙂

Moosh in Indy– She makes me giggle

Nap Warden– A stay at home mommy or a superhero? You decide.

Sarcastic Mom– I discovered her while NaBloPoMo. Name says it all.

Still His Girl– SAHM to girls, loves God, loves chocolate…nuf said

Toddled Dredge– This blog is just brilliant. And I don’t know what exactly the name means, but I love it.

spread_the_love_award.jpg Award #2. See that other part of my blogroll. The bloggers I have the good fortune to know in real life. The few who understand the crazy obsession that a blog can become. The few who don’t think it’s weird that I even have “blog friends.” You all get this award. Go spread the love!!

  • 3 in under 3
  • A Little Bit Crazy
  • A Slice of the Epic
  • Adventure Mom
  • Big Binder
  • Eastowners
  • Good Idea Momma
  • Grand Rapids 4 Huckabee
  • Life After Baby
  • Look, Mom, Look!
  • Mom to Two Boys
  • One More Last Word
  • Resouling the Stilettos
  • Sunshine Eyes
  • The Left Bower
  • And if anyone else wants to do the 7 random things meme have at it. Let me know you did it so I can see if you are weirder than me.


    FINALLY, my very own rock band February 3, 2008

    Filed under: Meme,Music Mondays — thediaperdiaries @ 9:20 pm

    guitar.jpg I saw this meme over at …and the pursuit of happiness and had to play along for a new take on Music Monday. Here’s how you make your band.

    1. The first article title is the name of your band.

    2. The last four words of the very last quote is the title of your album.

    3. The third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.

    Now take your pic, add the band name and title to it, then post it.
    Drumroll please. I am ready to introduce my totally rockin’ chick band.


    wah, wah, wah. My rock band could not be more lame. Unless that fox somehow represents how “foxy” I am. I guess I won’t sign up for those guitar lessons afterall. Coincidentally, Nabil Ajrim happens to be a rockstar over in India. So he would probably be upset if I stole his name for my chick band. Back to the drawing board…