Monday Listicles

Well hello there.

You are about to get to know the new me. Lovingly referred to as The ListMaster (thank you Amanda, it’s catchy and I am keeping it), I am known for being a stickler for rules. All you out there are rebels sometimes (you know who you are) and one of you is a rebel ALL the time (we all know who that is). But I always follow the topic. Well things are about to change.

Last week One Pink Chick asked for 10 guilty pleasures and you came out in force confessing. Such fun posts, such great reads. And lots and lots of desserts. For that I heart you all and Jacqui for making you spill the beans.

Then Cookies Mom chose a wonderful topic. 10 tips for new moms. Now for somebody who never held a baby before giving birth to my own I think as my son approaches his 4th Birthday it is safe to say I am doing OK. Well most would say I am pretty amazing really. At least my Husband would. Because he knows better then not to…

But before proclaiming this to be the topic for our lists Cookies Mom jokingly said we should write a list of 10 reasons you want to be Scottish. And this my friends is my opportunity to rebel. Maybe not technically, since it was picked by Cookie’s Aunt. Still, tonight I dedicate my list to all you rebels. Keep joining us with the list of whatever, follow the prompt or not. We are all friends around here.

Before we continue a legal disclaimer : I am not Scottish. I have never been to Scotland, which is sad since we only lived a few hours away for years. This list was assisted by an English woman, my dear friend who is returning home today after visiting me. I adore her, so do Little J, BIg M and Husband. And many Scots too. She travels to Glasgow often, mostly free willingly. So she knows what she is talking about. I really don’t and I am not out to offend anyone. Except maybe Mel Gibson. But he is not Scottish…

Next week, no brainer, HALLOWEEN LIST. In case you did not realize it is on the 31st.

Awright, that’s me then.

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


10 REASONS YOU WANT TO BE SCOTTISH (topic chosen by Cookie’s Aunt)

1. You will always have green grass since the rain never stops.

2. No need to worry about your favorite color, your family clan tartan will determine that.

3. Although you speak English you will forever sound foreign to all but Scots.

4. As a man you will rock the kilt and your wife will appreciate you not wearing anything under (less laundry).

5. You can blame everything on the English.

6. You have at least 5 words to describe being drunk.

7. After calling Haggis a delicacy the chances of anyone asking you to cook are slim.

8. Nobody will be surprised if you are waiting for your change.


9. You will have a reputation for being brave, funny and good looking. Even Mel Gibson will not be able to spoil that!

10. You will be the one to lure the ListMaster into writing about you.

Yes, you Scottish lassie!

69 thoughts on “Monday Listicles”

  1. Twitter: NaynaDub
    I would really love to have 5 words to describe being drunk and perfect, green lawn. I think I need to be Scottish.

    1. Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Aren’t they just. I am not normally oohing over celebrities but I have looked at these photos a few too many times. Thank you for a fun prompt my friend!

    1. Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Thank you, it feels good to be naughty sometimes. Probably why my son never follows rules…

    1. Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Yep, I can stomach a lot but I would avoid haggis. It si one of those things that if you never grew up eating it doesn’t grow on you as an adult.

  2. That’s a really cool list! I love seeing all of these characteristics and humor about being Scottish (one of my fantasies is to be Scottish ๐Ÿ™‚ so thank you for being the rebel and sharing this with us!). I think what gets me the most is the accent and loyalty of Scots!
    Kim recently posted..New Mom Tips

    1. Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      You are right, not many nations preserve they heritage as passionately as Scots and Irish.

  3. Twitter: runnermomjen
    Hahahaha!! Oh my gosh, I am SO glad you rebelled this week…I did too, and I was feeling SO guilty about it! So, thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚
    And green grass year round might just force me to move to Scotland ๐Ÿ˜‰ Of course, the rain to keep the grass green would probably drive me insane.
    Runnermom-jen recently posted..Tips for New Moms…not really

    1. Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Yep, i don’t think the constant rain, wind and cold, snowy winters are your thing… Grass is not always greener. And I lobved your list Jen, so proud of you. Cannot wait to see you cross the finish line in a marathon.

  4. Twitter: letters4lucas
    I love that you chose to do this one!!

    I’ve never been to Scotland either, but men in skirts and all the tartan makes me want to go. Oh, and Sean Connery. He’s Scottish, right?
    Tonya recently posted..I Never

  5. Twitter: lilahbility
    Mmmm, Ewan MacGregor in a kilt. You just made my night – sweet dreams to me!

    I’m glad you like your title. Keep this up and you’ll be a Grand Master in no time. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Amanda recently posted..Tips for New Moms

    1. Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Thank you Amanda. You are the Queen of nicknames ๐Ÿ™‚ And I went to bed thinking a little too much about those kilt wearing men myself…

    1. Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Yes they should indeed. Loved your list, so fun. And I am doing lasagna in my garden this week!

    1. Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      It is a traditional Scottish dish. One of those that might taste great but you are best not knowing what is inside…

  6. Twitter: chicktuition
    I’m glad you chose to do this list. I really love the reason why a wife doesn’t want her man wearing anything under his kilt! I wonder if Gerard Butler has anything on under his? (Not that I wouldn’t do his laundry if he asked.)
    jacqui recently posted..Sorry To Ruin All Your Fun…

    1. Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      I know, Gerard has been occupying a bit too many of my thoughts since I posted this list. I would even iron his underwear for him.

  7. Twitter: bestfoodies
    I thiink you are amazing too, and it sounds as though you have your hubby trained well! I just want you to know that I am really enjoying being part of Monday Listicles and all the new friends I have made!
    Bestfoodies recently posted..Foodie Tips For Moms

    1. Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      My Husband is a natural at quickly realizing that sometimes it is best to smile and agree ๐Ÿ™‚ I love your lists and how you take your time to read others! You truly get the spirit of link ups!

      1. Twitter: bestfoodies
        Thanks for the compliment. I feel as though if someone takes the time to visit my site that it is only fair that I do the same. I am suprised though how many people don’t read the other lists…their loss, the lists are truly awesome, inspiring, uplifting and many of them are just down right hilarious. I love being part of this, thank you!
        Bestfoodies recently posted..Foodie Tips For Moms

    1. Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      We had to cancel our trip to Edinburgh twice so I never made it… Deep fried anything right?

  8. Stasha! I had so many problems trying to upload but it turns out I uploaded 4!!! Whoops! I can’t delete on my end…I don’t want to seem like a linky hoarder. Would you go be able to delete 3 of them???

    1. Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Not to worry, I did this on someone’s site the other day too. Had trouble deciding which thumbnail to keep, they were all lovely ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      I am thinking about getting a kilt for my Italian Hubby too. But it is a big no no to wear a kilt if not Scottish right?

    1. Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      I had a tartan skirt too. But as a uniform the novelty would wear off, I am sure!

    1. Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Think the three of us might be the first women in the history of mankind fighting to do laundry!

  9. Twitter: mommyslounge
    I like this list. However, I don’t know enough about Scottish people and their country to do this list easily. I might have to enlist the help of my husband – when he has time. We’ll see if I link up by the time it closes!
    Janice recently posted..Scavenger Hunt: 10/23/11

    1. Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      I had a flatmate from Aberdeen and I understood her for most part. Unless she spoke to another lass…

    1. Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Ditto. I can live with washing and folding, but putting it away drives me to drink.

    1. Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      I did not think I had it in me either! Love your list of 10 must haves, very useful!

  10. Twitter: mannahattamamma
    I’ve never wanted to be Scottish but the picture of those three in kilts is enough to make me want to swear some kind of oath to something (the flag of kilt-clad-men?) and move to Edinburgh. Of course to balance all those shapely calves…haggis. Blech.
    I’d like a list of things you want to/have already rebelled against!

    1. Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Hmmm. I have always followed the prompt and I suppose I have this time to since Sue chose it. But I like that, list of ten list you want to write. Might just have to pop this as a prompt one day. And by now I am sure chick can post list of ten times she rebelled ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Okay, now, this KILLED me.
    Men in kilts – hooha, oh boy – this is my thing.
    My husband is aware of it btw even though he does not wear a kilt.
    My dad was a big wearer of kilts.
    I really loved all this well, plaid. A GORGEOUS post. I’m going to go now. (-;

  12. Twitter: JenAnnHall
    Oh my goodness, you rebel! Well, I love the way you spinned it. And all great reasons to be Scottish.

    I’m so sorry I couldn’t link up this week. I was really looking forward to doing a list of mom tips too.

    1. Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      No worries at all. You can still write advice for new moms post one day. And you can rebel and link it to the Listicles on a different week ๐Ÿ™‚

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