A meme with no theme

This is mostly a bunch of random questions that Literary Feline answered on her blog not too long ago, and I thought it would be fun to do them myself. If you’d like to join in, please help yourself!

What kind of soap is in your shower right now?
We don’t use bar soap around here. There are several kinds of body wash in the shower – Body Shop Vitamin E wash, Aveeno, Neutrogena Rainbath, and Suave for Men – plus several other varieties of Body Shop shower gels and washes that I bring in and out based on my daily whims. I have a bit of a thing for bath-and-body products.

Do you have any watermelon in your refrigerator?

What would you change about your living room?
I can’t do too much about the layout, given the size and shape of the room, but we could use a new couch. Well, really, I’d change the size and shape of the room, which would mean I’d have to have the room in a different house…

Are the dishes in your dishwasher clean or dirty?
Dirty. We’re usually pretty good about taking the clean dishes out and putting them away promptly.

What is in your fridge?
We just went shopping, so it’s pretty full; we’ve got bread, two kinds of milk (lowfat and soy), lunch meats and cheeses, juice, water bottles, Gatorade, yogurt, and some leftovers from the last couple of days – half a pizza and some pasta with meatballs. Are you hungry?
(NOTE: I drafted this a few days ago – we’ve eaten the leftovers since then.)

White or wheat bread?
Definitely multi-grain or wheat.

What is on top of your refrigerator?
I’m not sure, since I can’t see up there, but I think there’s some candy and some water bottles.

What color or design is on your shower curtain?
None, really – it’s just a dark-sage color with no real pattern to it.

How many plants are in your home?
None. It’s sad. We should get some.

Is your bed made right now?
Yes. I’m kind of a nut for making it as soon as we get up.

Comet or Soft Scrub?
Soft Scrub.

Is your closet organized?
Actually, right now it is. We did a lot of cleaning and organizing over New Year’s weekend, and worked on all the closets. They’re still in pretty decent shape.

Can you describe your flashlight?
We have several. The one I use the most is a small dark-blue and black one that goes in my pocket when I take the dog for walks.

Do you drink out of glass or plastic most of the time at home?
Glass, unless I’m drinking from a water bottle.

Do you have iced tea made in a pitcher right now?

If you have a garage, is it cluttered?
We have a covered parking space with a storage unit, but not a real garage, and it’s one of my husband’s great regrets. But if we did have one, I suspect he’d keep it pretty neat in there.

Curtains or blinds?
Blinds, with curtains over them in one room to cut the sun glare and heat.

How many pillows do you sleep with?
Two. But there are seven on the bed in total.

Do you sleep with any lights on at night?

How often do you vacuum?
Almost never if I can help it – my husband usually does it.

Standard toothbrush or electric?

What color is your toothbrush?
White and orange, but hopefully my next one will be better-looking.

Do you have a welcome mat on your front porch?
We have one mat just inside our gate and another right outside the front door, but neither has any words on them.

What is in your oven right now?
Nothing except the oven racks.

Is there anything under your bed?
Summer clothes I’m storing, and the frames of two bookcases we’re not currently using (since we don’t have space). The shelves for the bookcases are in one of the newly-organized closets.

Chore you hate doing the most?
Vacuuming, which is one reason it’s very nice that my husband does it.

What retro items are in your home?
I’m looking around and nothing’s really jumping out at me…

Do you have a separate room that you use as an office?
I wish. We have three bedrooms and they’re all in use for that purpose, and the apartment doesn’t have any other space that can be separated.

How many mirrors are in your home?
Four – two in each background.

What color are your walls?
Off-white, but each room has a dark-tan accent wall.

What does your home smell like right now?
Spaghetti sauce, since that’s what we had for dinner (the night I drafted this. Tonight, it doesn’t really small like anything. I’m just glad it doesn’t smell like wet dog.).

Favorite candle scent?

What kind of pickles (if any) are in your refrigerator right now?
None – we’re not pickle people.

What color is your favorite Bible?
We have one Bible; it’s paperback and has a dark-red cover.

Ever been on your roof?

Do you own a stereo?
Sort of. The TV and videogame system in my stepdaughter’s room run through it. We mostly listen to music through our iPods, running them through either our iPod Hi-Fi or an auxiliary hookup on the amplifier.

How many TVs do you have?
Two, but as I just mentioned, one’s just used for videogames and occasional DVD viewing (kids’ stuff).

How many house phones?
Four, all cordless. We just replaced two old ones that had buttons that weren’t working.

Do you have a housekeeper?
No, so we try to keep on top of the clutter.

What style do you decorate in?
I’d call it “casual contemporary” – comfortable pieces, clean lines, light-to-medium wood finishes.

Do you like solid colors or prints in furniture?
Solids, but prints are nice for the accessories like throws and accent pillows.

Is there a smoke detector in your home?
Yes, there is.

In case of fire, what are the items in your house which you’d grab if you only could make one quick trip?
Not counting family and the dog? My glasses, my purse, my laptop, and whatever book I was currently reading.

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  1. I love your answers, Florinda.

    My living room is shaped in such a way to make moving things around difficult too. I wouldn’t mind a new living room–and house.

    I like the idea of the small pocket flashlight. That’s a good idea!

    And taking the book you are reading in case of a fire . . . I have to remember that.

  2. Literary Feline – Unfortunately, one of Gypsy’s issues is a fear of flashlights, but when I take her for walks in the dark, I need to be able to see if I have to…you know, pick up anything.

    I know I could probably buy a new copy of the book, but then I’d have to find where I’d left off… 🙂