Monday Listicles

Do you remember how people used to talk about the game on Mondays?

Not anymore. It is all about Listicles now. This here my friends is history in the making. So welcome!

Thank you Rachel for choosing a fun topic last week. I wonder if we helped you make the decision on whether to attend high school reunion or not? Keep us posted Rachel!

Let us talk about the next listicle. Seeing how on the 8th of March we celebrate International Women’s day I am calling the topic. Growing up, this was a very important and celebrated holiday. I loved planning special surprises for my mom, grandma, aunts and teachers. It was a lovely day to thank women in our life. Funny how IWD was founded in America yet we don’t really observe it. As a child I looked forward to one day celebrating it with a family and co-workers of my own. So humor me and let us do a List about it. I was going to call it 10 ways to celebrate being a woman, but we have challenged Paul quite enough, so let us keep this simple. List of 10 things Women. Anything goes.

But first, inspired by Jessica is a list of ten things we are rubbish at.

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




1. Saying NO

I have a container full of LEGO blocks, an empty box of dog treats and no chocolate left to submit as evidence.

2. Asking for payment

As a small business owner that is a problem. Trust me.

3. Singing

Nature has a sense of humor. I have great memory. Most of the songs I like, I know the lyrics to. What a talent to waste on a dreadful singer like me.

These sea lions in San Francisco bay sound a lot like me.

4. Cooking

I once cooked a meal for my grandpa. He put it under the table so my old dog ( a terrier who thought carrion in the field was dessert) would save him from hurting my feelings. The dog backed away and hid behind the couch.

5. Climbing the pole

I have no future as a pole dancer. In school we had to climb the pole to complete the annual physical fitness test and I really struggled.

6. Pacing myself

I never stop at a piece of chocolate, scoop of ice cream or a cookie.

7.Double checking

If I ever wrote a comment on your blog you know I never read them before I hit publish. And my autocorrect has a great sense of humor.

8. Ordering at Starbucks

I practice as I drive there:
Tall Toffee Nut Latte with a bit of Carmel drizzle. I brought my own cup. Thank you.
Tall Toffee Nut Latte with a bit of Carmel drizzle. I brought my own cup. Thank you.
Tall Toffee Nut Latte with a bit of Carmel drizzle. I brought my own cup. Thank you.

I get there and :
Can I have a latte please. I brought my own cup. Can you ad some toffee nut syrup? How many pumps? I don’t know. Oh and can you put some carmel on top? No, not the syrup, that other thingy, whatchmacallit? Yes drizzle. Cream? Oh, OK. What size? Small. Oh and I brought my own cup. Yes that will be all. Wait, a cup of water too please, I really broke a sweat here…

9. Mucking out

With the amount of horse poo I shovel you would think I am a pro. My friend Nola keeps telling me it is all in the wrist. But I have never picked it all in one go. Yet.

10. Going through Car wash

I am like dumb and dumber in there. I always stop too soon or drive a bit beyond the sensors. And don’t even get me started with the dryer. It is my life long ambition to time driving through the dryer perfectly. I have divided my car into 10 second sections and counted out as I move through the machine and yet I always leave the car wash with a partially wet vehicle.

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  1. Miss Marina Star March 4, 2012 at 19:13 #

    Twitter: MissMarinaStar
    I made it back! I was totally refresh-stalking your page so I could post up tonight. I’ve missed my Listicles!

    A small note about the car wash…mine actually steers and pushes my car so I don’t have to time it. If you look for one like that then all your problems will be solved!
    Miss Marina Star recently posted..I Love That I Suck

    • Stasha March 4, 2012 at 22:53 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Small town, we don’t have one of those conveyor belt car washes. But I do dream about them, often…

  2. Cookie's Mom March 4, 2012 at 19:15 #

    Twitter: SJM_CookiesMom
    We both had your #1. #2 I recall from my self-employed days! I have seen and heard those sea lions. It’s a glorious sound! :)
    Cookie’s Mom recently posted..I have some mad skills. These are not them.

    • Stasha March 4, 2012 at 22:54 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      You are a true friend. But I love you and will not sing for you. Promise.

  3. Anna March 4, 2012 at 19:18 #

    Twitter: mommy_padawan
    Haha – this is a good one! I totally forgot about the car wash, I hate it as well and can never figure out when to stop or how far up to drive in. I also have your #3, I just belt out those songs in the car anyway. No one can hear me in there, right? :)
    Anna recently posted..Monday Listicle of Rubbish

    • Stasha March 4, 2012 at 23:41 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Hmmm… I have been looked at the traffic light in a very strange way. People can either hear us through the window or my facial expressions match my singing talent… Love your list Anna!

  4. Harriet March 4, 2012 at 19:22 #

    Twitter: harrietglynn
    Ha! I can’t cook or bake either. I do try. I just gave someone an email beating over $600. Got $500 of it. *sigh*
    Harriet recently posted..Myths about adoptive parents

  5. Ado March 4, 2012 at 19:36 #

    BWAHAhAHA! That number 8 just SLAYED me! HAHAHA! I am laughing so hard because I do the same thing. I always leave so irked that some marketing guru thought it would be cute to change “Small/Medium/and Large” to venti, tall and grande or whatever because I still can’t get these! And I loved no. 1! Ha! Thanks for the laugh Stasha.
    Ado recently posted..10 Things I’m Rubbish At

  6. Bruna March 4, 2012 at 19:52 #

    Twitter: beeswithhoney
    I screw up ordering at Starbucks too. Never get it right 😛
    Bruna recently posted..10 things I’m “rubbish” at

    • Stasha March 4, 2012 at 23:45 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      I bet baristas have a special name for us…

  7. Kimberly March 4, 2012 at 20:36 #

    Twitter: KimberlyAMuro
    I practice my order when I go to places too, yet I somehow still screw it up. What’s with that?!
    Kimberly recently posted..My Blissdom Recap

  8. Amanda March 4, 2012 at 20:44 #

    Twitter: lilahbility
    Your list made me laugh. I thought I was pretty bad at cooking, but you’ve got me beat there! :)
    Amanda recently posted..February Favourites

    • Stasha March 4, 2012 at 23:44 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      When I am bad at something I am really good at it :)

  9. Stacey March 4, 2012 at 21:28 #

    Twitter: staceysmoments
    #8 totally made me giggle. And I don’t check my comments before I post them either. Not enough time! Loved your list!
    Stacey recently posted..Rubbish

    • Stasha March 4, 2012 at 23:44 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      I know. It is usually when I get an email reply on one of my comments that I feel deep shame and a need to declare to the world I am not as dumb as I appear. But I would spell the declaration wrong so…

  10. Beth March 4, 2012 at 21:32 #

    Twitter: farfromcamelot
    I bet you can’t have just one Lay’s potato chip either!
    Beth recently posted..It’s All Rubbish

    • Stasha March 4, 2012 at 22:12 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      I can stop at one bag, thank you very much!

  11. Timber Doors March 4, 2012 at 21:37 #

    #4 is exciting for me, it is nice to cook for someone whom you valued with. If my grandfather was still alive I would also cook for him.
    Timber Doors recently posted..Timber Doors

  12. Tina March 4, 2012 at 22:11 #

    You had me laughing through all of these!! :)
    Tina recently posted..My Photos

  13. Jessica March 4, 2012 at 22:16 #

    Twitter: goaliej54
    I can relate with most of these, but I actually was really good at pole climbing when I was younger. I haven’t found a way to put that skill to use, because there are several other reasons I should never be a pole dancer. :)
    Jessica recently posted..Scavenger Hunt Sunday

    • Stasha March 4, 2012 at 23:42 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Yep, as much as I am happy to hear you are good at pole climbing I can see how it is a bit of a pointless talent :)

  14. Bridget March 4, 2012 at 22:22 #

    Twitter: twinisms
    Oh my gosh. I was all ready to talk about not being able to pace myself either. Then you talked about the car wash…it’s the bane of my existence!! I’m with you sister. Totally. With. You.
    Bridget recently posted..Monday Listicles

    • Stasha March 4, 2012 at 23:41 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      I think we need one of those manual car washes with handsome men wearing nothing but a kilt working there for us Listicle girls. Petition?

  15. The Sisterhood March 5, 2012 at 00:04 #

    Twitter: SensibleMoms
    I am still laughing that “ordering at Starbucks” and “climbing the pole” are in the same post. And just for bonding purposes, I had to retype “laughing” twice. And purposes! Ah! Ellen
    The Sisterhood recently posted..Never Have I Ever: School Projects Edition

    • Stasha March 5, 2012 at 09:08 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      I wish I was fabulous and took the high ground here but it makes me feel less alone knowing you got squiggly thingy under you word and had to re-type! Are you girls going to spill the beans on you 10?

  16. Kristi March 5, 2012 at 01:03 #

    But you said it PERFECTLY in your drive to the Bux! Size first-Tall, then flavor, toffee nut ( a tall gets 3 pumps), then drink-latte. The only thing the barista should ask you is “Do you want whip on that?”
    Practice saying the whole thing- “May I have a tall toffee nut latte please?”
    That’ll help you :)
    I LOVE this topic and already commented on Alison’s .
    Maybe I better put my list out there too :)
    Kristi recently posted..a perfect bump

    • Stasha March 5, 2012 at 09:10 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      So really I am a natural at this coiffed ordering thing before I actually have to order. And I truly hope barista forgets to ask me aout the whip, because well #1- being rubbish at saying no…

  17. jacqui March 5, 2012 at 02:42 #

    Twitter: chicktuition
    Great list! But a few things on it sound very familiar to me. Have you been reading my diary?
    jacqui recently posted..Based On A True Story…

    • Stasha March 5, 2012 at 03:45 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      No we just hatched in the same henhouse :) Runs in the feathers…

  18. [email protected] March 5, 2012 at 03:55 #

    Twitter: AlisonSWLee
    I totally suck at poles too. Unless it involves wielding one. Not that I’ve tried.

    Oh and the car wash! OMG I totally suck at that too! Haven’t done it in years – now I bring it to a car wash where people wash it for me. #Win
    [email protected] recently posted..I’m Crap

  19. gin March 5, 2012 at 04:34 #

    Twitter: lifeastophsmama
    I’m not good at double checking either…I just submit and go! I don’t know why it took me so long, but I finally linked up with ya today!! (I love that my first time is telling everyone what I’m not good at, best to just get that out of the way first!)
    gin recently posted..10 Things I am Rubbish At

  20. Iza Trapani March 5, 2012 at 05:32 #

    I love number 1- had to think about it for a second. I am the same way: Can’t say “no” and can’t ask for money. maybe it’s an Eastern European trait :-)

    • Stasha March 5, 2012 at 11:49 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Could very well be :) we need to get some Westeners to muscle up for us.I LOVE your list this week!

  21. Delilah Love March 5, 2012 at 05:34 #

    Twitter: iamnotthemaid
    Wow, I can totally nod my head in agreement to 7 of your 10. Especially the singing and the Starbucks order. I think I sound like Celine Dion when I sing in the shower, my kids knock on the door to find out if I slipped and fell because of all the screeching. So sad, I’d be a great diva. Have a great Monday!
    Delilah Love recently posted..Dinners for Dollars

  22. Jen {at} take2mommy March 5, 2012 at 05:36 #

    Going thru the car wash gives me such ageda (aah-ge-duh). (How on earth do you spell that?) I can never get my front tires to line up in the track on the ground. Also, I’m sure I’m a worse cook than you.
    Jen {at} take2mommy recently posted..Date with B in the Year 2020

  23. [email protected] March 5, 2012 at 06:29 #

    As a self-employed person, I can totally relate to #2. Blogging regularly would be at the top of my list (which isn’t too bad now that I think about it!)
    [email protected] recently posted..It’s The Process, Not The Product

  24. RoryBore March 5, 2012 at 06:44 #

    Twitter: rorybore
    my mother won’t let me anywhere near the Starbuck’s counter and my hubby won’t let me take the car anywhere near a car wash….

    ….this sucking thing is actually working out really well for me 😉
    RoryBore recently posted..Monday Listicles: How I Suck Much

  25. Ally March 5, 2012 at 07:06 #

    Twitter: normalmomally
    #10 is why I use the carwash where I sit in one place and the machine moves around me. :) My friend and I used to compete with each other mucking out the stalls. That brought back fun memories!
    Ally recently posted..10 Things I’m Not Good At – Monday Listicles

  26. Amanda March 5, 2012 at 07:09 #

    In your list I found some things that I also don’t like doing) That’s great that I’m not alone
    Amanda recently posted..Fashion WordPress Themes

  27. christina March 5, 2012 at 07:42 #

    Twitter: finallymom
    OMG the starbucks one cracks my sh!t up! 😀 hahahaha. what is it about that place?!
    christina recently posted..Favorite photo from February

  28. mynewfavoriteday March 5, 2012 at 07:43 #

    Twitter: Newfavoriteday
    LOL, I LOVE your last one. Those car washes are a bit tricky and I always go to soon and have the strongest desire to shift into drive! Thanks for hosting, it’s always quite fun to read everyone’s answers!
    mynewfavoriteday recently posted..10 things I am not-so-good at: a #MondayListicle!

  29. Rach (DonutsMama) March 5, 2012 at 08:25 #

    I get nervous about car washes too!! I thought I was the only one, lol!
    Rach (DonutsMama) recently posted..Life’s Lessons: Epidurals are Good

  30. Theresa March 5, 2012 at 09:57 #

    Twitter: amountainmomma
    Hey, I linked up but did not follow prompt, please don’t muck me.
    I practice my Starbucks order too, and what I’m going to say to dr, and mailman, and, well shit, everyone…
    Theresa recently posted..Momma’s Posts You Loved… “10 Things I’m Glad No One Told Me”

  31. Get Free Templates March 5, 2012 at 10:48 #

    Most of all I don’t like asking for payment and saying “no”) It’s always too difficult for me
    Get Free Templates recently posted..2011 New Mobile Templates – For Sale And Free

  32. Natatalie March 5, 2012 at 11:02 #

    Twitter: corp2domestic
    I so just got a kick out of the Starbucks and #10! I so get the drive thru anxiety…you would think I would have it down by now :)
    Natatalie recently posted..Wind, Rain, and a Salt Water Pool

  33. January March 5, 2012 at 12:00 #

    Driving through Starbucks always gives me anxiety. Vente, Grande, Tall – they all sound like larges to me – I can never figure it out. I’m glad to know I’m not the only one!
    January recently posted..When they make it hard to love them…

  34. Just Jennifer March 5, 2012 at 13:29 #

    Twitter: JenAnnHall
    You are so cute! I love the sound of your Starbucks order – yum!
    Just Jennifer recently posted..A Critical Listicle

  35. Sharon March 5, 2012 at 13:34 #

    Twitter: SharonPfeiffer
    Love this link up .. so glad to have found your blog!! Your List today is simply hilarious. I can’t order a coffee in an intelligent way to save my life. It’s really kind of embarrassing. Off to check out some of these other lovely ladies!
    Sharon recently posted..10 Things I Simply Cannot Do

  36. Dwija {House Unseen} March 5, 2012 at 13:43 #

    Twitter: HouseUnseen
    Oh Stasha….the scene at Starbucks is hysterical! Love it.

    p.s. It’s good to be linking up again :)
    Dwija {House Unseen} recently posted..10 (11?) Questions Answered. You’re Welcome.

    • Stasha March 5, 2012 at 16:15 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      We missed you. I want to tell you how much I love your new blog look but wil that actually indicate how way too long it has been since I have visited you?

  37. paul March 5, 2012 at 15:12 #

    So am I the only guy with you here on Listicles? ever? Love your list, the cooking story, sorry but ROFL. Mucking out, I always thought it was the speed, kind of like pulling a table cloth out from under dishes but in reverse.
    paul recently posted..If I Could Only ….

    • Stasha March 5, 2012 at 15:39 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      No Bruce used to be a loyal Listicle man too, but he is MIA lately. Mucking does seem to require speed. That brings me to another thing I am not good at :)

  38. Jessica March 5, 2012 at 16:14 #

    Twitter: Mytimeasmom
    Your drink sounds good. I think I need to try it.
    Jessica recently posted..Proving Myself Wrong

    • Stasha March 6, 2012 at 10:32 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      I know you like Salted Carmel Mocha. Well this is it without the mocha bit. Our local SBux stopped carrying the salt cause it is seasonal, but no harm asking.
      And thank you for calling the topic. Seems everyone is bad at drawing and volleyball. Who knew?

  39. Jamie March 5, 2012 at 16:56 #

    Twitter: southmainmuse
    Too funny…We were twins till Starbucks. I’m Coffee of the Day, black. Hard to panic with that one. Then I’ve never been around horses (though think they are lovely). And I don’t have a problem with car washes — though did lose a $200 bike rack on a $5 car wash. Great list.
    Jamie recently posted..Top Ten Trashy Things I do.

  40. Clarinda @ Enjoying March 5, 2012 at 18:24 #

    Twitter: EnjoytheCourse
    #8 was hilarious!! :)
    Clarinda @ Enjoying recently posted..Things at which I’m Rubbish

  41. Yoli March 5, 2012 at 18:53 #

    Twitter: utrend
    YEAH, I’m seeing some trends. Cannot sing either! I’ve actually learned to order at Starbucks. Took forever though…. Carmel Salted Mocha, Tall! LOL
    Yoli recently posted..10 Things I’m Totally Rubbish At…

    • Stasha March 6, 2012 at 10:33 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Ha! The drink I get flustered ordering is same as yours without the mocha bit :) I see we all like that one. We should get a private barista for Monday Listicles crew :)

  42. Jenn March 5, 2012 at 18:54 #

    Twitter: librajenn
    The car wash?! hehe. Also, I am HORRIBLE at ordering at Starbucks. I get SO flustered! TOO! MANY! OPTIONS!
    Jenn recently posted..How a Dad Loves a Daughter

  43. Kerstin March 5, 2012 at 19:44 #

    Twitter: kerstinauer
    Love this Monday Listicle feature and thanks for making me the “honorary listmaster of the day”. I do love me a good list!!!
    And your Starbucks ordering fail – awesome! That’s why I send my husband to get the cappuccino :)
    Kerstin recently posted..10 things I am bad at – as in totally suck

  44. Audrey March 5, 2012 at 20:07 #

    Ha ha ha You have me giggling! Especially about saying no!
    Audrey recently posted..Monday Listicles – 10 things I’m Rubbish at

  45. Nona March 5, 2012 at 20:13 #

    Twitter: noner
    I’m right there with you on being bad at singing. My singing is so bad that even if people DONT hear it, they still get ear pains. lol
    Nona recently posted..Monday Listicles – Things I’m Rubbish At

    • Stasha March 5, 2012 at 21:54 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      I have been forbidden to sing by my four year old! I say we all get together and form a Monday Listicles choir. People will pay us good money to shut up :)

  46. [email protected] Rasler March 5, 2012 at 20:53 #

    Twitter: teamrasler
    Whew, I know I’m a little late, but I made it this week! I figured it would be pretty poor form to suggest this topic and then not play along, especially since this is one of my favorite weekly memes!
    Anyway, your Starbucks ordering was absolutely priceless. This is how I am with ordering pizza. It’s completely ridiculous. Thank heaven they introduced online ordering at both of my favorite places!
    [email protected] Rasler recently posted..Take out the trash day

    • Stasha March 5, 2012 at 21:52 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Chinese restaurants were made for the likes of us! #61 and #79 with two #15 please. And done :)

  47. Recovering Supermom March 5, 2012 at 21:43 #

    Your coffee order made me laugh. When I get my postcard for a free drink at Starbucks, I tend to have a very similar experience since I make it a very high maintenance order.
    When ever I used to visit my aunt and uncle in Spokane, shoveling horse poop was a requirement. It was my uncle’s loving way of torturing me. :)
    Recovering Supermom recently posted..Ten Things at Which I’m Rubbish

    • Stasha March 5, 2012 at 21:51 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Next time you come up to our neck of the woods I have plenty of horse poop to show you my love too!

  48. Liz March 5, 2012 at 22:58 #

    Twitter: LizS_B
    This is such a great idea. I love your coffee order!! Made me laugh.
    Thanks for the link to Bianca… linked up now! :)
    Liz recently posted..Quotography: Spiritual

  49. Dominique March 6, 2012 at 00:21 #

    Twitter: dominiquegoh
    I too am bad at double checking before posting..luckily I try to schedule most of my post so that I do give myself some time to “check” it.
    Dominique recently posted..Top 10 Things I’m Not Good At

  50. Buckeroomama March 6, 2012 at 05:48 #

    Twitter: Buckeroomama
    Oh, I thoroughly enjoyed reading your list –especially that part about ordering at Starbucks!

    I am so not good at pacing myself either –especially when it comes to chips! :(
    Buckeroomama recently posted..Street Scenes from Cebu

  51. Shell March 6, 2012 at 07:59 #

    I suck at saying no. I’ve had to force myself to for my own sanity, but I hate it.
    Shell recently posted..Crafts for the Uncrafty Mom

  52. JDaniel4's Mom March 6, 2012 at 12:23 #

    I need to double check too. I think I have left a number of comments that had words spelled wrong.
    JDaniel4’s Mom recently posted..Pause Life for a Moment- Stories from the Shoebox

  53. Leighann March 6, 2012 at 16:39 #

    I can’t stop at one piece of chocolate either.
    Leighann recently posted..Those Girls

  54. ava March 6, 2012 at 20:31 #

    Twitter: ava812
    Cooking!! The bane of my existence too. 😉 And I’m glad that I’ve read a lot with this on their list too.
    ava recently posted..Things I’m Rubbish At

  55. Barbara March 7, 2012 at 07:36 #

    Twitter: babspinfrance
    My husband can’t order at Starbucks either. He gets so overwhelmed by the lingo and then complains that his coffee never tastes like he wants it to. He doesn’t realize it’s because he never orders the same thing twice.
    Barbara recently posted..Dear Nathan …

  56. olivier March 23, 2012 at 14:36 #

    a goog think your blog, i like it.
    olivier recently posted..L’entreprise Ozone3 Randonnée dans les Pyrénées Orientales à pied ou en raquettes.

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