Monday Listicles

Happy chocolate bunnies and eggs for breakfast Monday!

First and foremost big woot woot to Miss Marina Star for picking up a great topic last week, guilty pleasures. You all have many but don’t feel all that guilty about them. That is so rad, made my week!

Next week ( inspired by US Weekly, which I never read) I thought we should make a list of 10 REASONS WHY CELEBRITIES ARE JUST LIKE US. Or not. Up to you…

This Monday, seeing how all of us would have driven somewhere to spend Easter weekend with friends and family, I thought we do a list about ten things ROAD. Turns out I don’t spend much time on the road. So I am exciting to see what your lists are about. Let’s go!

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


10 things that happen in my minivan

1. Dog farts.

2. Little J consumes 1/3 of his food intake. Mostly in form of dried fruit, mandarins and crackers.

3. At least two strange conversations per 10 minute commute.

4. 3.7 VW beetles spotted and at least one photographed for the PunchBug ultimate puncher championship entry.

5. At least two of those VW beetles I spotted a few times before. Small town thing…

6. Little J asks me something I really should google to answer correctly. Why are kids so clever?

7. All roads lead to a Starbucks drive thru. Fact.

8. The gas light comes on. Like all the time!

9. We listen to the F, G and Q song. And even after I drop Little J off at school I still find myself singing them.

10. I ignore the gas light.

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  1. [email protected] April 8, 2012 at 19:17 #

    Twitter: AlisonSWLee
    Hahahahaaa dog farts! Is that all the way or just sometimes?
    [email protected] recently posted..Letter to My Son: Part Deux

  2. Ado April 8, 2012 at 19:20 #

    OK I love your “road” photo.
    But … your dog is HUGE. I can’t…imagine! (-:
    PS: OMG I’m first.
    Ado recently posted..Easter: A Photo Recap

  3. Jessica April 8, 2012 at 19:29 #

    Twitter: Mytimeasmom
    Dog farts are nasty.

    Starbucks drive thrus are awesome.

    That is all.
    Jessica recently posted..Spring Break, Family Time, and Martinis FTW

  4. Iza Trapani April 8, 2012 at 19:29 #

    Oh I know all too well about those big dog farts :-) Thank goodness for electric windows!

  5. Delilah April 8, 2012 at 19:38 #

    Twitter: iamnotthemaid
    I laughed out loud at dog farts. I just shooed Bailey out of here because he was stinking up the room with his gas. Great list Stasha!
    Delilah recently posted..Dinners for Dollars

  6. jacqui April 8, 2012 at 19:40 #

    Twitter: chicktuition
    I’m glad I’m not the only one ignoring the gas light!
    jacqui recently posted..Feeling (A Little) Guilty…

    • Stasha April 8, 2012 at 22:42 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      It is my version of adrenaline sport: How far can we go with the gas light on?

  7. Anna April 8, 2012 at 19:49 #

    Twitter: mommy_padawan
    I still am not over the fact that we don’t have a drive thru Starbucks near where we live. I also need to google for some of the questions my son asks but a lot of times I’ll go with “I don’t know but maybe we can ask dad tonight” – lol! Great list and I love the picture of the open road as well!
    Anna recently posted..Along The Road

  8. Just Jennifer April 8, 2012 at 20:25 #

    Twitter: JenAnnHall
    I love your list! It is indeed a fact that all roads lead to a Starbucks. At least around our neck of the woods they do!
    Just Jennifer recently posted..Why do my children behave better on their own?

  9. Bits of Bee April 8, 2012 at 20:25 #

    Twitter: Bitsofbee
    Love your list, and that picture is awesome! So happy to be linking up this week :)
    Bits of Bee recently posted..On The Road Again

  10. Bridget April 8, 2012 at 22:17 #

    Twitter: twinisms
    Dogs can stink up a car like nobody’s business.
    Bridget recently posted..Monday Listicles

  11. Ducky April 9, 2012 at 04:13 #

    Twitter: batcrapcrazy
    Yes! We slug bug too! I LOVE that game and its not just because I get to punch Irishman for all the vw’s I see (or don’t see…shhhh).

    Its mostly because of how many giggles and how much excited Lil Duck gets out of it!
    Ducky recently posted..On The Road Again…

  12. paul April 9, 2012 at 06:18 #

    Great list. I need no dog and here all roads lead to Timmy’s, then bathroom breaks. Loved playing punch buggy as a kid. Led to a few all out brawls in the back seat but hey.
    paul recently posted..Bumps along the road

  13. RoryBore April 9, 2012 at 06:19 #

    Twitter: rorybore
    I bet my 7 year old son can outstink your dog. I think it’s genetic….paternally speaking of course.
    far more interesting than what they might ask of me, is the conversations a 7, 4, and 2 year old can have among themselves. golden blog fodder right there — if only I had a tape recorder.

    lovely shot
    RoryBore recently posted..The Stone is Rolled Away!

  14. Natalie April 9, 2012 at 06:36 #

    Twitter: corp2domestic
    All roads do lead to SB! It is amazing how much these kids can eat in the car!

  15. Amanda April 9, 2012 at 07:06 #

    The photo is, as always, amazing! I like it)
    Amanda recently posted..Photography WordPress Themes

  16. Ally April 9, 2012 at 08:03 #

    Twitter: normalmomally
    Cars and kids – they really seem to do lots of talking in the car. I can understand the need to Google answers!
    Ally recently posted..Spring Break

  17. Terri Sonoda April 9, 2012 at 08:35 #

    Twitter: tsonoda
    HA! I ignore the gas light too. Bad habit to get into. Just sayin…

    Terri Sonoda recently posted..Sara’s Sleep Postponed

  18. Deirdre April 9, 2012 at 09:17 #

    Twitter: ladiesholiday
    Yes, sugar hangover…is only cured with more sugar…hair of the dog?
    Dog farts tee hee…so interested in the VWs…
    Deirdre recently posted..In the Mix Monday — Againbags Review

  19. Brandee April 9, 2012 at 10:30 #

    Twitter: archaeolemur
    All roads lead to a Starbucks for me too. Have you figured out how many miles you can go before you run out of gas yet? I have it down to a science now. 😉
    Brandee recently posted..On the road again – kid style

  20. Kimberly S. (Sperk*) April 9, 2012 at 11:18 #

    Twitter: sperk01
    I never fill up the tank. Never. I like #10. Hope you had a great weekend!
    Kimberly S. (Sperk*) recently posted..Are We There Yet?

  21. Melissa April 9, 2012 at 12:21 #

    I liked the list you shared with us) You have an excellent sense of humor))
    Melissa recently posted..7 Fabulous Kids Website Templates

  22. Jaclyn April 9, 2012 at 12:55 #

    Twitter: JacAndElsie
    Oh gawd, all roads really DO lead to a Starbucks drive-thru. What is up with that???
    Jaclyn recently posted..A road trip home

  23. Jackie April 9, 2012 at 13:37 #

    Twitter: notwifezilla
    If my gas tank goes below 1/2 I get nervous, thanks to my dad’s neurosis. Dog farts filling a minivan…just plain awful!
    Jackie recently posted..On the road again

  24. Jessica April 9, 2012 at 14:39 #

    Twitter: goaliej54
    I love your list. We don’t converse much in my car; we are usually too busy singing! Yay for #7 and long live the Punchbug game! :)
    Jessica recently posted..The Car List

  25. Mama and the City April 9, 2012 at 16:35 #

    Twitter: Mama_AndTheCity
    I hate that gas light too, but I had to succumb to it last night.

    p.s. I’m glad you don’t ask me to click if I’m a real person *giggles*
    Mama and the City recently posted..Bad Service Even In The Best Restaurants

  26. Jamie April 9, 2012 at 16:49 #

    Twitter: southmainmuse
    Dog farts are horrid. He can get us on as short a trip as going to school. And I’ve run out of gas one too many times. Hate it.
    Jamie recently posted..Road Trip Rules. What’s your Top Ten?

  27. Audrey April 9, 2012 at 16:50 #

    Dog farts are gross!!! And if a road doesn’t lead to starbucks, it goes to another drive thru stand! :)

  28. Sharon April 9, 2012 at 18:59 #

    Twitter: SharonPfeiffer
    I never thought about the ratio, but I bet my kids consume 1/3 of their food intake in the car, too. Fruit leathers, Zbars, water.

    Starbucks drive thrus are the BEST. So are bank drive thrus, and dry cleaning drive thrus. What did I do before the drive-thru??

    Hilarious list, Stasha!
    Sharon recently posted..Monday Listicles: In The Car

  29. Jamie April 9, 2012 at 19:30 #

    Twitter: chosenchaos
    I wrote an entire post about the gas light a while back. It’s a weekly thang in my life.
    Jamie recently posted..the roads I’ve lived

  30. Susi April 9, 2012 at 20:08 #

    Twitter: bocafrau
    I adore some of our car conversations… the kids ask or talk about the funniest things sometimes!!! :)
    Susi recently posted..On the road

  31. janice April 9, 2012 at 23:01 #

    Twitter: mommyslounge
    Ewwwww! Dog farts! I would not want to experience being in the car with that no matter how much I love your dog! Hahaha!
    janice recently posted..Car Talk #5

  32. [email protected] April 10, 2012 at 06:24 #

    Twitter: Toddlerismblog
    What you don’t have at least one kid who drops the lovey a dozen times per car trip? AMATEUR!

    : )
    [email protected] recently posted..In Which Secondo Channels Judge Judy: A Scene From the Dinner Table

  33. Dominique April 10, 2012 at 07:31 #

    Twitter: dominiquegoh
    Lovely list this your picture of the road.. it looks so empty both sides.. mine will be filled with buildings and buzzing traffic.
    Dominique recently posted..10 Things I have in My Car

  34. Julie April 10, 2012 at 10:02 #

    Nice photo!Really beautiful! By the way: how do you manage to survive dog farts? My little puppy used to fart a lot in the car, and I always got sick from that.
    Julie recently posted..instant veneers

  35. Recovering Supermom April 10, 2012 at 17:46 #

    Yikes! Dog farts. And I have to imagine that with a dog the size of yours, the farts, must be, well….able to fill your van. Do you also keep nose plugs on hand?
    Thanks for the fun list topic this week! :)
    Recovering Supermom recently posted..Short Road Trip Requirements

  36. Kerstin April 10, 2012 at 22:17 #

    Twitter: kerstinauer
    I love having snacks in the car and so do my kids, but my husband is so anal about “his” car, that we are barely allowed to breathe in there, left alone eat.
    I love road trips and as soon as my son gets over puking in the car all the time we are planning on driving down to Colorado.
    As always, I just love your pictures!
    Kerstin recently posted..The Road to Auer Life

  37. Liz April 11, 2012 at 09:02 #

    Twitter: LizS_B
    Well, I finally did it!!! My first link up with Monday Listicles (better late than never).
    Not much humour in mine though… yours had me smiling :)
    Liz recently posted..Monday Listicles: Ten things ROAD…

  38. JPix Photography April 12, 2012 at 01:47 #

    haha…as soon as I read #8, in my head I said #10 – I’m always pushing the limits on the gas light.

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