10 Questions

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Time to play Monday Listicles with The Good Life again, this time, 10 Questions given by Bridget of Twinisms.

1. What is your favorite word?


2. What is your least favorite word?

Whatever. Especially when it’s uttered in an insolent tone by people under the age of 18.

3. What turns you on?

Dessert. Sense of humor. A great white T-shirt.

4. What turns you off?

Liars. Whiners. Indecisiveness.

5. What sound do you love?

My son’s laughter.

6. What sound do you hate?

Screaming children. Including my own. Sirens. Big Bird’s voice. Elmo’s laugh.

7. What is your favorite curse word?

It starts with ‘F’.

8. What profession other than yours would you like to attempt?

Being a father. What? I’m a stay-at-home mother, I really want to know what it’s like being a dad.

9. What profession would you not like to do?

Teach. I admire teachers. I don’t know how they do it. Especially my sister.

10. If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates?

NOW the fun begins.

Ask me one question. Anything. I’ll answer it, promise.




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  • December 20, 2011 Erica M

    Fun list. I continue to say these personal posts of yours are my favorite.

    • December 20, 2011 Alison

      Aw, thanks Erica, I will endeavor to write more personal stuff you’ll like πŸ˜‰

  • December 20, 2011 Stasha

    Brilliant profession you chose. I want to know what it’s like to be a dad too!! And I like meh, really dislike whatever. Nice one Alison.
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    • December 20, 2011 Alison

      Why, thanks Stasha. Easiest list to write ever.

  • December 20, 2011 Natalie

    LOL a white t-shirt huh? Sounds like you are easy to please! And where’s a bump pic?
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    • December 20, 2011 Alison

      I am easy to please! Bump pics will be posted periodically on my blog Facebook page, 2 are up already (go like it!).

  • December 20, 2011 Runnermom-jen

    You don’t like Elmo’s laugh?! I’m a HUGE lover of Elmo. I just want to squeeze his cute little red cheeks…that’s not weird is it? πŸ˜‰
    Great list, Alison.
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    • December 20, 2011 Alison

      After listening to it a million times a day, yes, Elmo’s laugh drives me nuts. πŸ™‚

  • December 20, 2011 Cynthia M

    There are days I don’t want to try being a teacher either, but I’ve got the credential and everything, so… Anyway, great list! Love the sound of children’s laughter. It may be the greatest sound in the world.
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    • December 20, 2011 Alison

      You have my utmost respect πŸ™‚

  • December 20, 2011 Kimberly

    I’m so not a fan of Big Bird either. I love that you said you want to know what it’s like to be a father. I’m curious too. I’d like to know what it’s like for the kids to never bug them or haunt them for food.
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    • December 20, 2011 Alison

      Hah yes, exactly!

  • December 20, 2011 A Morning Grouch

    I love the word “Meh” as well. That and “bah” are two beauties.
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    • December 20, 2011 Alison

      I love the word Bah too!

  • December 20, 2011 Amanda

    Oooh, I like your answer to number 10!
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    • December 20, 2011 Alison

      Hee! I’m a rebel like that.

  • December 20, 2011 My Inner Chick

    —Now the fun Begins.

    Love that one :)) xx

    Can’t wait to do this prompt.
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    • December 20, 2011 Alison

      I loved your list!

  • December 20, 2011 tracy

    Oh I love your answers. I am also a fan of a great white t-shirt.
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    • December 20, 2011 Alison

      I’m feeling sorta good that a fashionista like yourself appreciates a great white tee!

  • December 20, 2011 Emmy

    Meh! I think that might be my favorite now too πŸ™‚
    Whinning bugs me more than anything, especially when it comes from my daughter as she is drama!!

    • December 20, 2011 Alison

      It’s an awesome word!

  • December 20, 2011 RoryBore

    oh cool…I never thought about doing the switcheroo with dear daddy! that would be interesting! I could be the one sitting on the couch laughing at Family Guy (assuming I would “get it” as a man) and watch my wife wrap all the presents! good deal – you are a genius!

    love #10~
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    • December 20, 2011 Alison

      Right? I always wonder what it’d feel like just taking off or doing whatever you want without worrying about someone under 3 feet tall. Well, I’m sure I did that pre-children but that feels so long ago.

  • December 20, 2011 Bridget

    Being a Dad! That’s a good one. I’d like to try that too!
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    • December 20, 2011 Alison

      That’d be so interesting, wouldn’t it?

  • December 20, 2011 Kiddothings

    How many times do you fart in a day? I know, I’m sick.

    I can’t stand ‘whatever’ either and the overuse of ‘like’ by a lot of teenagers these days.
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    • December 20, 2011 Alison

      Haha! I never counted, but far too many for a lady, that’s for sure.

  • December 20, 2011 Jessica

    I can’t stand screaming children either, especially when I haven’t had a good night’s sleep. My question for you- What do you enjoy most about being pregnant?
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    • December 20, 2011 Alison

      Ooh, good question. I love feeling the baby move. πŸ™‚

  • December 20, 2011 Galit Breen

    Absolutely love this, friend! So very revealing!

    {Fabulous answer to #10! Also? Sorry about my e-mail whining. Does that count?! πŸ™‚ }

    • December 20, 2011 Alison

      It’s amazing how such easy questions can say so much about someone right?

  • December 20, 2011 Lady Estrogen

    Love your last answer – awesome πŸ™‚
    My favorite words: Apparently… seriously?
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    • December 20, 2011 Alison

      Hee! I use those two words a little too much too!

  • December 20, 2011 Shell

    Love your last answer!

    The word Whatever pisses me off.

    • December 21, 2011 Alison

      Right??? It sounds so rude especially coming from young people, said with an attitude.

  • December 20, 2011 KalleyC

    Great list. I don’t know how people have it in them to teach, both mom and sister were teachers. Me, I rather just teach my own kids.

    Hmm, ask any question huh? What is in fashion now that you can’t stand and will never wear?
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    • December 21, 2011 Alison

      Oh easy question. Leggings!!

  • December 20, 2011 Greta

    Oh, I love it. I could NEVER be a teacher. Ever. But I do admire them, so.
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    • December 21, 2011 Alison

      My sister tells me many stories about teaching so I don’t know how she’s still doing it!

  • December 20, 2011 Barbara

    #5 is my favorite!
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    • December 21, 2011 Alison

      There’s really nothing like it!

  • December 20, 2011 Arnebya

    This made me laugh. I don’t mind Big Bird or Elmo’s voices. With you on #4 (until indecisiveness b/c, well, that’s me). #6 — nails on the chalkboard and gum popping (I just didn an involuntary shudder). And teachers. I adore their patience but I know somebody’s mama would be calling the people on me.
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    • December 21, 2011 Alison

      Ack, nails on chalkboard give me the heebie jeebies!

  • December 21, 2011 Kristen

    Oh, the word “whatever” runs chills up and down my spine! I can’t stand that word! I think it is WAY worse than the F word. Although, I tend to use the F word in ways that doesn’t even make it seem like it should even be a bad word. Wish we could change that somehow πŸ˜‰
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    • December 21, 2011 Alison

      Sometimes, the F word is so NOT bad πŸ˜‰

  • December 21, 2011 Jessica

    ha! I would never want to be a dad either.
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    • December 21, 2011 Alison

      I’d do it for just one day. See how it feels to sit back and watch the moms do the work πŸ˜‰

  • December 21, 2011 Ado

    Ha! I loved this list! Meh and whatever, yeeeup.
    I will go with a “great white t-shirt” so long as it’s not a white “wife-beater” t. (-:
    this list had me giggling Alison. (-:
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    • December 21, 2011 Alison

      Hah I can’t stand wife beaters!! The tee that is. πŸ™‚

      Always happy to make you giggle.

  • December 21, 2011 Kimberly

    I love the word “discombobulated”…I hope I spelled that right.
    I like to throw the fuck word out whenever I can.
    Especially since it is one of our national words in Canada.
    It is.
    You can use it as a statement: “Fucken eh!”
    As a “yes” : Tim: “do you want to go play hockey?”
    John: “Fucken eh!”
    when you’re disappointed like when you step on your child’s lego for the umpteeth time “Fucken eh!”

    It’s very versatile.

    Such a lovely word.

    Ps. I thought about being a teacher…but I liked blood and guts…sooooo I became a pediatric nurse. Best of both worlds I think

    • December 21, 2011 Alison

      I like the word perspicacity but I can’t ever pronounce it right, haha.

      And because I love you (and agree with you), I won’t censor the F words you peppered here πŸ˜‰

  • December 21, 2011 Fabulosokids Bruce

    Oh, Allison. Being a father is AWESOME! You would LOVE it! Almost nothing is required of you, and everyone heaps praise on you for doing the least little thing. Super cool.
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    • December 21, 2011 Alison

      Hah! Exactly why I would like to try it πŸ™‚

  • December 21, 2011 Dina

    Ha! I love your answers! I especially agree with you on “meh” and “whatever”. I am a big “whatever” utterer but when it sounds so much worse when it is said by the under 18 crowd, especially when it is punctuated with the eye roll.
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    • December 21, 2011 Alison

      Oh it’s okay for US to say whatever πŸ˜‰

  • December 21, 2011 Carri

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  • December 21, 2011 Missy

    As you well know, my favorite curse word starts with an F too!
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    • December 21, 2011 Alison

      Oh yes, you and me both sistah!

  • December 21, 2011 Rach (DonutsMama)

    So your favorite curse word is fudge? πŸ˜‰
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    • December 21, 2011 Alison

      No, it’s actually falala! πŸ˜‰

  • December 21, 2011 Sweaty

    Ah… ditto on the great white T-shirt… Oh, and a black tuxedo. Such a turn on. Hahaha.
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  • December 21, 2011 julie gardner

    “Now the fun begins,” indeed.

    Love the list. So glad to have found you this year, my MOST long-distance friend.

    Cheers to an unforgettable 2012 for your beautiful family.

    p.s. How do you get white shirts to stay white? Mine are yellow or gray after two wearings… πŸ˜‰
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    • December 22, 2011 Alison

      And me, you. You have no idea how glad. Happy Holidays to you and yours!

      (I have no idea how to keep white tees white either!)

  • December 22, 2011 Lady Jennie

    I love #10!
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    • December 22, 2011 Alison

      Hehe, thank you!

  • December 22, 2011 Janice (

    That’s too funny about not liking Elmo’s and Big Bird’s voice. They do get pretty annoying after a while!
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  • December 22, 2011 Andrea

    What-EVERRR in my 8 year old’s ‘annoyed’ voice goes through me enough that I may want to duct tape her mouth shut. Oops…did I say that out loud?
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    • December 23, 2011 Alison

      Yes, said exactly that way in that tone, urgh!

  • December 24, 2011 Leighann

    Oh, that would be great to hear God say!
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    • December 24, 2011 Alison

      Yes, it would!

  • December 24, 2011 Robin

    Love it! Great answers. I love “meh.” πŸ˜‰

    And a white t-shirt? Hello. Yes!

    Here’s a question – what’s your least favourite blogger habit (by others)?

    (Me? A pot stirrer? No.)
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    • December 24, 2011 Alison

      Haha fire starter you!

      I admit – I hate very long posts. If it’s more than 300 words, my eyes glaze over and I don’t bother reading the whole thing. Then I click away. Is that considered a habit?

  • December 29, 2011 Elaine

    I totally agree with you on the “Whatever” word – UGH! And I would never want to be a teacher either although I admire them greatly.

    Good questions!!
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