Monday Listicles

New week brings a new list.

It also brings us a little closer to summer. After reading your summer memories last week I am all ready for it. Thank you for helping me remember and believe that warm weather is indeed coming. I was also reminded by so many fun things we did as kids during school break and cannot wait to do them with my son.

Today we are writing 10 THINGS THAT MAKE YOU GO HMMM. Topic is chosen by Erin and Ellen, The Sensible moms. I was a bit worried I might sound like my grandma complaining, but then I relaxed and thought of the many unanswered questions about life, love and universe and came up with some stuff that I think of daily. Thanks ladies for a fun topic.

Next week I am giving you an allowance of (pretend) $1000 and ask for a list of 10 things you will spend it on. GO!

And now, let’s ponder.

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





1. People waving me through in a 4 way stop.

2. Surely it costs more then a penny to make a penny?

3. Why do we blink so much?

4. Why are there no B batteries?

5. Why do we all say ATM machine when M stands for machine anyway?

6. What can mosquitos possibly be good for?

7. What do newborns dream about seeing how they have no experiences yet?

8. How come there is no light in the freezer?

9. How come no one except my dog ever listens to me?

10. Did anyone really like the ‘Things that make you go hmm’ song?

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  1. Bruna June 10, 2012 at 19:10 #

    Twitter: beeswithhoney
    Your list of ten make me go hmm, too! Why aren’t there no B batteries?
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    • Stasha June 10, 2012 at 21:41 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Indeed. Do you have any of these on your mind?

  2. Bits of Bee June 10, 2012 at 19:22 #

    Twitter: Bitsofbee
    Ha! Great list, and now I’m going to have to spend some time on Google to find out the answers to some of your hmmms lol. Gorgeous picture of you!
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    • Stasha June 10, 2012 at 21:36 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Thank you B. I refrained from googling before I posted cause they would be ponders no more 😉 but you must tell me the answer over a Bailey’s coffee soon!

  3. Diane June 10, 2012 at 19:32 #

    Twitter: dkotucker
    Ahhhhhhhh…I get it now! Great list!!!

    My poor old brain was working overtime trying to figure out what that song really meant?!? That was the only thing on my list. LOL!

    Your list was very thought provoking. =D
    Diane recently posted..Puberty at 50 (aka Menopause)

    • Stasha June 10, 2012 at 21:40 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      I still don’t know what that song was about…Except annoying the heck out of us.

  4. Christine June 10, 2012 at 20:18 #

    Twitter: cyu888
    What a great topic and list! Yes, why aren’t there B batteries (literally my son asked me this today and I couldn’t come up with a good answer for him) and why is there no light in the freezer? Would the lightbulb explode or something? Now I’m going to be thinking about these deep questions the rest of the night. PS – love that picture!
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    • Stasha June 10, 2012 at 21:39 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Thank you Christine. I see your son is one of those… My kid puts me to shame every day. I must google answers for 70% of his questions.

  5. [email protected] June 10, 2012 at 20:25 #

    Twitter: AlisonSWLee
    I think about #7 ALL THE TIME.
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    • Stasha June 10, 2012 at 21:38 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Right?? What do you think, what can Scrumplet possibly be dreaming about all day?

  6. Robbie June 10, 2012 at 20:40 #

    Twitter: momma23monkeys
    beautiful pic of you and I enjoyed the list too!

    I usually say “money machine” but will now try to refer to it to ATM only!
    Robbie recently posted..SOC: Cagey

    • Stasha June 10, 2012 at 21:37 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Oh I like the money machine. Let’s call it MM 😉

  7. The Sisterhood June 10, 2012 at 20:53 #

    Twitter: SensibleMoms
    You totally got me with the ATM. I’m going to start saying, “I’m going to the AT Machine. I’m a rebel and you are such a clever girl! And a gorgeous one too. Lovely picture. Ellen
    The Sisterhood recently posted..Things That Make You Go Hmmm. . .

    • Stasha June 10, 2012 at 21:32 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Thank you. I loved this theme. I used to have many more questions like this but I guess now I just google them as I go :)

      • The Sisterhood June 11, 2012 at 20:43 #

        Twitter: SensibleMoms
        Maybe the topic should have been “Things I’m Too Lazy to Goggle.” Ellen

  8. Terri Sonoda June 10, 2012 at 21:29 #

    Twitter: tsonoda
    I have always wondered about number 8. I mean always! Ponderous…
    Terri Sonoda recently posted..Monday Listicles – Ten things that make you go hmmm

    • Stasha June 10, 2012 at 21:34 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Right? Guess we can only eat frozen peas during the day… Or use a flash light to locate Ben and Jerry in the middle of the night. Not me off course…

  9. Bridget June 10, 2012 at 21:32 #

    Twitter: twinisms
    B batteries? I never thought of that. Also, I totally listen to you.
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    • Stasha June 10, 2012 at 21:34 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Yes you do. And I absolutely listen to you too!!

  10. Amanda June 10, 2012 at 22:12 #

    Twitter: lilahbility
    We have a light in our freezer! But the rest…? Hmmm….
    Amanda recently posted..Things that Make Me Go Hmmm, Lilahbility Edition

  11. BonnyBard June 11, 2012 at 01:58 #

    Twitter: thebonnybard
    Since you had got me fixated on the b battery I had to go google it, they exist, but much like cassette tapes we no longer use them. The death of technology is more technology….
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  12. Michelle Longo June 11, 2012 at 03:42 #

    Twitter: Michellelongo
    Great list! I *think* I might have liked the song, but I was too young to be responsible for my musical tastes.

    Fantastic picture, by the way!

  13. Steph June 11, 2012 at 04:06 #

    Ha ha, good one! I love your list and I find myself wondering the same things.
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  14. Scarlett June 11, 2012 at 04:19 #

    Twitter: scarletwland
    LOL – all of those things made me go hmmm too! xx
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  15. Katie E June 11, 2012 at 04:23 #

    Twitter: euregirlsandboy
    Excellent questions! Mosquitoes are good for NOTHING (I say as I scratch my bites for the millionth time). And no one liked that song. But we’ll all have it in our heads today!
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  16. hollow tree ventures June 11, 2012 at 04:31 #

    Twitter: RobynHTV
    Yours is a really great list – I never thought of the penny thing, but it MUST take more than a penny to make one! And not having a light in the freezer just drives me crazy.
    hollow tree ventures recently posted..Peeing While I’m In the Shower and Other Things To Think About

  17. Jackie June 11, 2012 at 05:45 #

    Twitter: notwifezilla
    Great list. However, you’ve often commented on Lil J and his “big thoughts”. I do believe we now know where he gets it from!
    Jackie recently posted..Hmmm?

  18. Wayne June 11, 2012 at 05:56 #

    Twitter: profwaynewsmith
    They recently got rid of the penny in Canada due to cost. What a great challenge you laid upon us this week with this list.
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  19. Delilah June 11, 2012 at 06:17 #

    Twitter: iamnotthemaid
    Well now I’m wondering about all the things on your list too. Haha! Great list Stasha.
    Delilah recently posted..Toddler Things that Make Me Go Hmmmmm

  20. Cookie's Mom June 11, 2012 at 06:18 #

    Twitter: SJM_CookiesMom
    I like this week’s topic. Great take on it, Stasha. In our house we talk about the value of all creatures and how each one is precious and deserving of life (as in, they ought not to be squished or otherwise maimed by certain smallish people)…. Except for mosquitoes. Can’t think of a single redeeming quality. :)

  21. Barbara June 11, 2012 at 06:37 #

    Twitter: babspinfrance
    Your list is too funny. Why do we say ATM Machine? 😉
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  22. kathy June 11, 2012 at 06:47 #

    Haha…sooooo true about ATM’s.
    kathy recently posted..Things That Make You Go HMMMMMM…

  23. Just Jennifer June 11, 2012 at 08:04 #

    Twitter: JenAnnHall
    Oh fun! I think newborns dream about heaven. And I had never thought about the non-existence of B batteries before….
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  24. deborah l quinn June 11, 2012 at 08:57 #

    Twitter: mannahattamamma
    Maybe the light in your freezer burned out…but it takes a B battery and thus will never be fixed. Hmm.
    There’s a song?
    double hmm.
    deborah l quinn recently posted..Monday’s Listicle: Things That Make You Go “hmm…”

  25. Iza Trapani June 11, 2012 at 09:16 #

    I love your well-pondered, clever list, Stasha!

  26. RoryBore June 11, 2012 at 09:21 #

    Twitter: rorybore
    great things to ponder! especially the ATM one….so true.

    as for the “B” batteries….if you have a very old radio, you will need a B battery, except they don’t make them anymore. ATM oddities aside, apparently we did get smarter at technology and the B battery became obsolete.
    Hhhmmmm…now, how the heck did I know that? crazy brain
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  27. Pamela June 11, 2012 at 10:10 #

    Twitter: pameloth
    OMG, #2!!! :)
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  28. Tamar Strauss-Benjamin June 11, 2012 at 11:13 #

    For real, I have to open the fridge to get light in the freezer if I am in there with the kitchen light off! Probably means I shouldn’t be rooting around in my freezer though….
    Tamar Strauss-Benjamin recently posted..Week 23 around the sun

  29. Clarinda June 11, 2012 at 11:17 #

    Twitter: EnjoytheCourse
    Wow. You’re lucky that your dog listens to you. It’s pretty hit or miss with my girl. :)

    Great list!
    Clarinda recently posted..3 Things Thursday

  30. Susi June 11, 2012 at 12:17 #

    Twitter: bocafrau
    Great list and yes, most of these make me go hmmm. I wonder daily what mosquitos are good for other than an aweful lot of scratching. I can’t leave the house right now without a ton of OFF on every exposed surface of skin!!!
    Susi recently posted..Fly me to the moon… and beyond!

  31. Ducky June 11, 2012 at 13:12 #

    Twitter: batcrapcrazy
    I have never thought about the fact that there is no light in the freezer….I’m thinking it depends on the model. My freezer doesn’t have a light but Irishman’s does. Go figure…

    And I did like that C &C Music factory song *looks over shoulder*

  32. Donna June 11, 2012 at 13:33 #

    Twitter: DonnaChaffins
    meh… but loved to dance to “Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)”, by them. :) Great list!
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  33. My Inner Chick June 11, 2012 at 14:39 #

    Twitter: krrobi
    B – Batteries?
    Ohhh, I never thought of that before. Thank you for making me go Hmm. That’s some deep shit.

    Great shot of YOU! <3
    My Inner Chick recently posted..Laughing. Praying. Loving.

  34. Larks June 11, 2012 at 15:18 #

    Twitter: LarksNotesThis
    LOL! In answer to #10, twelve year old me *loved* the “Things That Make You Go Hmmm” song which is good because now it’s going to be in my head allllllll day. ;-P

  35. SouthMainMuse June 11, 2012 at 17:55 #

    Twitter: southmainmuse
    Why are there no “B” batteries? You are brilliant my dear.
    SouthMainMuse recently posted..Ten things that “make me go hmm.” If I can think of 10.

  36. Robyn June 11, 2012 at 18:00 #

    ATM machine is like saying VIN(vehicle identification number) number. Makes me crazy.
    Robyn recently posted..Things that make you go hmmm

    • Stasha June 11, 2012 at 23:51 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Yep. Or the PIN number. Maddening.

  37. Dominique June 12, 2012 at 04:37 #

    Twitter: dominiquegoh
    I too don’t see any good in mosquitos. Love your list this week
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  38. Ado June 12, 2012 at 07:17 #

    I never thought that about a penny! Hmm!
    PS: Mosquitos are good for nuthin’
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  39. Girl With Curl June 12, 2012 at 10:06 #

    Great list. Especially #10. I was thinking the same thing!
    Girl With Curl recently posted..Things That Make You Go Hmmm…

  40. deirdre June 12, 2012 at 14:37 #

    Twitter: ladiesholiday
    Hilarious as always…what about that machine in ATM…redundant, huh?
    Also, just so you know, my freezer does have a light in it (LG in case you ever want to upgrade) but interestingly the light in the fridge burnt out and yes, I probably should replace the bulb.
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  41. Ally June 12, 2012 at 21:23 #

    Twitter: normalmomally
    What DO newborns dream about? Hmmmm…
    Ally recently posted..Mom Fail… Or Not

  42. Runnermom-jen June 14, 2012 at 09:17 #

    Twitter: runnermomjen
    Mosquitos are absolutely good for nothing!! Your list made me laugh. Sorry I missed this week.
    Runnermom-jen recently posted..Radio Silence

  43. Jessica June 14, 2012 at 09:40 #

    Twitter: goaliej54
    I am with you on all of these things! :)
    Jessica recently posted..Scavenger Hunt Sunday (Or Tuesday)

  44. Brooke June 23, 2012 at 21:54 #

    Twitter: brookebewell
    About #6: There’s a great quote that suggests, “If you think being small makes you powerless, then you have never been in bed with a mosquito.”

    I still don’t like them, but at least now when I see mosquitoes, I am reminded of my own strength to create changes in the world around me. =)

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