Wednesday, December 17, 2008

I Don't Give a Fig for...

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The porcelain fig is from Beadboard Upcountry.

Thirteen things I don't give a fig for:
  • "Victorian" front doors on ranchburgers.
  • Tofu anything.
  • Purple houses.
  • Women my age who paint their lips big and red.
  • Strong, cheap perfume or cologne on anyone near me.
  • Smoking (It makes me sad, as I've had so many patients to whom I've had to teach an alternate method of communication after they lost their larynx to cancer.)
  • Multicolored things, except for nature, art or candy.
  • Telephone calls from anyone I don't know.
  • Sushi.
  • People who burn popcorn in the office microwave.
  • Sentences that begin with, "Don't take this personally but..."
  • McMansions.
  • Television.


  1. You are so right but can you explain the term McMansions to a Norwegian ?

  2. I think explains the term McMansions better than I.

    After your question, I put a link on the word "McMansions" in the posting.

  3. McMansions have been springing up in our area (Minneapolis) as older homes are torn down and monster homes built in their place.

    There are finally some restrictions being enforced.

    We are doing a major remodel of our house, and not increasing the square footage. We just want the space we have to be used more efficiently. And we're putting in a geothermal heat pump and in-floor heat powered by it.

    Toasty toes next winter. ;-)

  4. Gee, Annie, I wonder where you got that Fig????
    AND I also want to see how you explain the Mc Mansions HAHA! Great Picture!

  5. Maryanne

    Ha! I went back and added a link to you.

    As for Mc Mansions, I sent her a link to Wikipedia that had a photo of that abomination to the American scene.

    Thanks for dropping by.