Monday Listicles

Listicles make your Monday just a tad better.

And you can quote me on that. Thanks to Bits of Bee, who chose a great topic for this week’s list, I have been in quote heaven. I love using other people’s wisdom and wit to express my thoughts and opinions. I wrote a list of 10 Churchill quotes ( my favorite by him is “Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference”), then list of 10 blog quotes I wish I wrote ( like “Facebook: your new electronic mother”- by Mannahatta Mamma) and 10 best Little J quotes. But in the end I decided to share with you something I grew up with: Loesje. My home town has a very active Loesje group. They spread thoughts and opinions on life and current events by posters they hang around town. They are thought provoking and as a teenager I loved walking around the city spotting them and quoting them. So I went through their archives and picked my favorite ones from the past few years.

I am so excited because @AdoTheMomalog is deciding what to write a list about next week. Surely you all know her: she is funny, talented and cares about our children’s future. She always visits your list and leaves the best comments. And she was a runner up on Lovelinks (only because I could not vote over and over again, but they say cheating is no good) which practically makes her a celebrity. So your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to find her blog and and see what is the topic next week.

And now, quote away!

Make a list, check it twice, link it up. Read others. Have fun!

10 Loesje Posters I wish I wrote




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  1. Erica M October 2, 2011 at 19:08 #

    Twitter: yhwriteme
    Love all these! I’ll be late to Monday Listicles this week. I stopped by looking for the prompt and couldn’t find it before it was time for me to ramble write my post for tomorrow. What a nice thing you said about lovelinks making a celebrity out of Ado. So very nice, thank you.
    Erica M recently posted..lovelinks #25 winner: @btchygirls

    • Stasha October 2, 2011 at 19:12 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      You know I heart LoveLinks! So very much!

  2. Runnermom-jen October 2, 2011 at 19:30 #

    Twitter: runnermomjen
    I love these! The “friend in real life” one is my favorite :) That is awesome that your town made posters and hung them up…very thought provoking. I think I’d like to visit there.
    Runnermom-jen recently posted..Quotable Quotes

    • Stasha October 2, 2011 at 19:57 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      It is a great town for a runner like you. maybe one day! You never know where the road leads you…

  3. Elena October 2, 2011 at 19:38 #

    Twitter: NaynaDub
    First, I’m totally sorry because I didn’t realize there was a prompt for this – I thought it was just a list of 10 things. Feel free to delete my linkup. My apologies! Those posters are great. I love the Google one. I want it for my bedroom!

    • Stasha October 2, 2011 at 19:42 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Prompts are a suggestion not a rule!! Off to read your list :)

  4. Cookie's Mom October 2, 2011 at 19:52 #

    Twitter: SJM_CookiesMom
    Love these quotes – especially on board with the boredom as impetus for creativity notion! Ado is bound to have something fun to work on for next week. Off to check it out….
    Cookie’s Mom recently posted..Ten Things Quotable

    • Stasha October 2, 2011 at 20:00 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Not sure if hers is up yet, she is on the right coAst and probably asleep. But I am cannot wait.

  5. Bits of Bee October 2, 2011 at 20:06 #

    Twitter: Bitsofbee
    Great quotes! I have to admit, I had never heard of Loesje before today. Love the quotes though so I’m going to have to take it to Google!
    Bits of Bee recently posted..A Four To Be Reckoned With

    • Stasha October 2, 2011 at 22:45 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      There is so many fun and inspiring folk out there. They were kind of bloggers, before blogs and while printing was still popular ;) love Miss Sassy quotes, you should dedicate a page to them on your blog to keep it permanently there!!

  6. [email protected] Wants This October 2, 2011 at 20:08 #

    Twitter: MamaWantsThis
    Awesome quotes!! The closet and real friend ones are my absolute favorite!
    [email protected] Wants This recently posted..I Knew I Had To Follow My Instincts

    • Stasha October 2, 2011 at 22:46 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Aren’t they great? Guess this was tweeting before twitter…

  7. Kiddothings October 2, 2011 at 20:16 #

    Twitter: kiddothings
    I’ve only just found out about Loesje and I love it. You’re a great resource, thank you. Love those quotes you’ve chosen.
    Kiddothings recently posted..My Life In 10 Slogans

    • Stasha October 2, 2011 at 22:46 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Thank you. Your list is spectacular! You come up with the neatest concepts!

  8. Tonya October 2, 2011 at 20:20 #

    Twitter: letters4lucas
    I love quotes almost as much as I love lists!! These are great – really thought provoking. What a great campaign. I’ve never heard of Loesje before, very clever.
    Tonya recently posted..When I Don’t Have The Words

    • Stasha October 2, 2011 at 22:48 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Can you believe they have been around since 1989. Shows my age… Yur list is great and I love the idea of having folder to store them. I bookmarked quote garden on my phone and read a few every day.

  9. Jessica October 2, 2011 at 20:25 #

    Twitter: Mytimeasmom
    My favorite is I like you so much I’m going to add you as a friend in real life.
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    • Stasha October 2, 2011 at 22:48 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Sad but true ha? You have a giveaway?! Which rock am I under. Must dash over!!

  10. Galit Breen October 2, 2011 at 20:46 #

    Twitter: GalitBreen
    Love the quotes and the way you laid this out!
    Galit Breen recently posted..Footsteps Through Fall

    • Stasha October 2, 2011 at 22:50 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Cute ha? When I grow up I will come up with something rather clever too. Maybe I will vlog it ;)

  11. deborah quinn October 2, 2011 at 21:14 #

    Twitter: mannahattamamma
    Love these posters! And love what “underground” art can do for our minds and perspectives. Until I saw these, I hadn’t realized that one of the things I miss about NYC is the constant commentary written on sidewalks, billboards, buildings…I suppose the graffiti here may be also politically provocative (although I doubt it) … but of course, it’s in Arabic and I can’t read it!

    Thanks for these. I think my fave is about why put people in closets in the first place. Good question. Is Loesje a collective, a person (like Banksy), or the word for this kind of commentary?
    deborah quinn recently posted..Maid Anxiety

    • Stasha October 2, 2011 at 22:52 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      I know, I read so much on line but going through their archives( I caught up on the Slovenian ones too) made me realize how much I miss a written word. You know, in print. Must be why you still get NYer delivered to your door (pigeonhole)?

  12. Kimberly October 2, 2011 at 21:36 #

    Twitter: KimberlyAMuro
    Great quotes! My favorite is the one about adding you as a friend in real life.
    Kimberly recently posted..Your Words Will Hurt Me

    • Stasha October 2, 2011 at 22:56 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Isn’t it true. There was a mom I knew befriended me on FB but avoided saying hi to me at the grocery store. People can be strange…

  13. Kim October 2, 2011 at 21:45 #

    Stasha, I LOVE these posters and am so excited to have discovered Loesje thanks to you! I have been pouring over the website and it is right up my alley of interest! I’d much rather read through their posters and ponder their meaning than waste the evening watching something on TV :) Yay!! I love the ideas for all of your lists. Before I made mine, I tried to use the little brain power I have left to quote famous lines in literature about motherhood, but that turned out to be too challenging! This was a fun topic and I love seeing/reading what you did with it!
    Kim recently posted..Back in Time

    • Stasha October 2, 2011 at 22:54 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Your post today sure is a departure for a writer like yourself but I love it. You have become one of the most versatile bloggers I follow. You write, question, host a writers get together and post wonderful photos. And now:A QUIZ. Great stuff Kim!!

  14. Amanda October 2, 2011 at 21:50 #

    Twitter: lilahbility
    These are great quotes. How wonderful to be able to go for a walk and see thoughts like this around town!
    Amanda recently posted..Wordful Wednesday: Well, Hello, Fall.

    • Stasha October 2, 2011 at 22:55 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Isn’t it just? Remember posters about upcoming theathre plays or artist concerts? Do those still exist?! They used to bring so much wishing and wAnting to me…

  15. Janice October 3, 2011 at 03:17 #

    Twitter: mommyslounge
    I love these! They are so cleverly funny! I can’t even pick a favorite…well, ok, maybe one or two like about not being able to find myself on Google, and endless conflicts for sustainable energy… Totally hilarious!
    Janice recently posted..Emily Dickinson Is My Favorite

    • Stasha October 4, 2011 at 19:20 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Thanks Janice. They are a little food for thought aren’t they?

  16. Iza Trapani October 3, 2011 at 04:29 #

    I haven’t heard of Loesje either, but it must have been so much fun for to you to spot the posters and read the quotes. Great list! I especially love the google and boredom ones.
    P.s. I didn’t follow the prompt again this week (though I love them and this was a great one) as I had my giveaway planned- but I look forward to more prompts-especially funny lady Ado’s :-)

    • Stasha October 4, 2011 at 19:21 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      You are always welcome to post a list of anything you like. In fact if you ever find a shopping list you want to share just in time for Christmas, link it up and I will email it to your husband :)
      Loesje is very active in Warsaw.

  17. Fabulosokids Bruce October 3, 2011 at 05:32 #

    I can see how these inspired you to great thinking! As always, excellent list.
    Fabulosokids Bruce recently posted..Quotes–Monday Listicles

    • Stasha October 4, 2011 at 19:22 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Right back at you Bruce. Love the quotes you chose, some of them I never heard before!

  18. christina October 3, 2011 at 06:25 #

    Twitter: finallymom
    never heard of Loesje… but i like them! and seriously, i don’t get why we can’t let our kids be bored some times! it’s healthy!
    christina recently posted..a Quote-tasticle Listicle!

    • Stasha October 4, 2011 at 19:23 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Couldn’t agree more. That is when imagination works and grows, in times of boredom!

  19. Mrs. Weber October 3, 2011 at 06:46 #

    Twitter: laurenweber84
    Tehehe, love these – especially adding the friend in real life!

    Excited to link up for the first time this week. I love making lists, so this meme is perfect. Thanks for hosting!

    • Stasha October 4, 2011 at 19:24 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      It is so great to have you. And your VLOG is awesome this week, so happy!

  20. jacqui October 3, 2011 at 07:02 #

    Twitter: chicktuition
    I love your list of quotes…especially the daydreaming one. It’s very underestimated.
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    • Stasha October 4, 2011 at 19:25 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Glad you agree, I really liked that one too! I am so proud of you for persevering and snapping that gator! Brave chick you are.

  21. bestfoodies October 3, 2011 at 08:40 #

    Twitter: bestfoodies
    The childhood boredom made me laugh, my kids told me they were bored ONCE, then I found something for them to do and trust me it wasn’t what they had in mind! Recently my nephew told my daughter he was bored and she dared him to say it to me…bet he doesn’t do that again lol…
    bestfoodies recently posted..Favorite Foodie Quotes for Monday Listicles

    • Stasha October 4, 2011 at 19:27 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Love it!! Must remember that if mine ever tells me he is bored…

  22. Just Jennifer October 3, 2011 at 08:50 #

    Twitter: JenAnnHall
    I saved one of my fave quotes just for you, Stasha:

    “I had rescued the moment by using my camera and in that way had found how to stop time and
    hold it. No one could take that image away from me because I owned it.”
    ― Alice Sebold, The Lovely Bones
    Just Jennifer recently posted..Ten Quotable Quotes

  23. Theresa October 3, 2011 at 09:05 #

    Twitter: amountainmomma
    I love those posters! So amazing. I want one!
    Theresa recently posted..Quote this, Momma

    • Stasha October 4, 2011 at 19:31 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      I think you can download and print them from their website. They are free to share.

  24. Ado October 3, 2011 at 10:15 #

    Ok,WTF is this Loesje stuff and how come I never heard of it before??!! Must check it out. My fave is “I love mum” but also “I got lost.” Wow. Love that idea, am going to go check out your link.
    BTW, thank you for picking me to choose the topic – so flattered! – and that was very sweet of you to write all that stuff about me nearly being a celebrity and everything, especially since Klout somehow believes me to be a frigging Specialist. Hmph! (-:
    Topic is up, hope you like it!
    Bye for now…A.
    Ado recently posted..Stuff I’ve Heard

    • Stasha October 4, 2011 at 19:34 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      I do absolutely love the topic. Hope I have enough cool things to share about my family tree otherwise I am dipping into Husbands.
      I think Ella and My son might be Loesje protagonist one day. If things are still in print when they are in collage that is…
      Never mind that Klout, they shave a point of my score every morning. Don’t they know I am by far the most influential blogger in my town. So what if we only have one Mc D’s, I believe there are more then a thousand people living here!!

  25. Eve October 3, 2011 at 10:19 #

    Twitter: EverythingEvie
    What an awesome list. These posters are super cool. I love the Google one and the Daydreaming one!
    Eve recently posted..My Blog Got a Face Lift!

    • Stasha October 4, 2011 at 19:35 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Thank you Eve. Excited to have you and your pretty blog join us again soon!

  26. Jodi Hall October 3, 2011 at 10:27 #

    Love the friend in real life one too :)
    Jodi Hall recently posted..Sunday Updating and…I won my first blog award! :)

    • Stasha October 4, 2011 at 19:36 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Deep inside we are all a little guilty of that one, aren’t we? I think I have some FB friends I only met once in my life…

  27. Bridget October 3, 2011 at 11:35 #

    Twitter: twinisms
    I love this list on Monday idea, so glad I found you:) Great quotes, especially the nuclear talks one!
    Bridget recently posted..Favorite Quotes

    • Stasha October 4, 2011 at 19:38 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Yes, that one is rather profound, isn’t it. Your blog is lovely, not to mention the great life you have and share there! Very happy we bumped into you, welcome to the Listicle gang.

  28. Marianna Annadanna October 3, 2011 at 18:48 #

    Hi! I love your Monday Listicles, so I linked you up on our writers circle blog! Thanks for making Mondays better… I friggin hate Mondays.

    http://cheesybloggers.blogspot.com/p/spreadable-cheese_03.html
    Marianna Annadanna recently posted..Happy birthday Hubby!

    • Stasha October 4, 2011 at 19:39 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Thank you, I am honored to be cheesy. And those two videos posted by my side are pretty awesome.

  29. Jamie October 3, 2011 at 21:24 #

    Twitter: chosenchaos
    So finally took the time to figure out how these lists work… which is so surprising because lists and I have a love affair. I will likely play with this topic this week, even though it’s not Monday. But I’ll def be in next week!

    • Stasha October 4, 2011 at 19:47 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Anytime Jamie, link up a list following a prompt or any other list you can think of. We have had photos, VLOGS, comics… Nobody has sang one out yet though ;)

  30. Lisa October 3, 2011 at 21:39 #

    Twitter: lisaschwartz05
    Love this one,
    I like you so much, I am going to add you as a friend in real life.
    Lisa recently posted..My Weekend in Photo Shoots

    • Stasha October 4, 2011 at 20:00 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      You weekend in photos is lovely. If you ever feel like it, link your post up. Anything with ten items goes.

  31. Mama And The City October 3, 2011 at 23:10 #

    Twitter: Mama_AndTheCity
    Nice gallery of quotes there. I like the “an entirely underestimated force of production”

    Hey, I’m surprised you did not use your “Little J quotes” at the top bar of your site.

    -cheers
    Mama And The City recently posted..Summer 2011

    • Stasha October 4, 2011 at 19:48 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      I was thinking about it. You know I have a bunch of new ones to add to that page but never come around to it. That and updating my blogroll are my two sins.

  32. [email protected] October 3, 2011 at 23:16 #

    These are great and I am old-fashionedly (yes that’s an adverb) writing them down by hand into my notebook of favorite quotes.
    [email protected] recently posted..Monday Listicles- 10 Things Quotable

    • Stasha October 4, 2011 at 19:59 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      You are not old-fashioned, but rather classy. No I cannot turn classy into adverb, that would be a step to far…

  33. Jessica October 4, 2011 at 14:03 #

    Twitter: goaliej54
    I absolutely LOVE those posters! I am working on my list… late as usual. :)
    Jessica recently posted..[264/365] Down the Road

    • Stasha October 4, 2011 at 19:57 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      The way I see it, you are consistent :)

  34. Katie E. October 4, 2011 at 22:23 #

    Twitter: euregirlsandboy
    These are so awesome – and very clever!
    Katie E. recently posted..Top 10 Quotes: My Girls

  35. Mommy2¢ October 5, 2011 at 10:32 #

    Those were all great – but my fav was the one about stimulating childhood creativity by a healthy dose of boredom! LOL…although when my kids are bored they just tend to be up my you-know-what! #notfair! ;^)

    Thanks for letting me link-up 2 day’s late!

  36. Valeria October 6, 2011 at 22:47 #

    I finally made it. I was a little sick and very tired. But I am getting better now.
    I really enjoyed your quotes, very clever ones. Love the real friend one.
    Have a great week.
    Valeria recently posted..Monday Listicles