Fluff Five Meme

I was tagged by Moonbeam McQueen.

Five Things in your bag:

purse_03071. Moleskin notebook: Blank sheets perfect for jotting down ideas, small sketches, phone numbers. I love this thing. There are a lot of blank pages still. You’d think I’d have more ideas.

2. 2-inch-thick layer of crumpled old receipts: This protective layer of packing material guards the contents of my purse against impact damage.  Some might argue that I’m just too lazy to throw them all out but they are wrong…WRONG, I TELL YOU, WRONG!

3. Pink Pearl eraser: Honest to God there are very few things on this earth more comforting to me than a Pink Pearl eraser. In fact, I’m glad Moonbeam tagged me because I forgot I had this in there till I looked just now. It erases so perfectly. With a Pink Pearl eraser, no matter how badly I’ve messed up, I know I can fix it. I buy these in large packs. I think I might like to fill a jar with them and just gaze at their magnificence…

4. Dental Floss: I’m not really sure why I carry this. I’m not a big flosser. I guess it comes from watching MacGyver episodes. Never know when you might need to rig something up with dental floss to save the world. However,  as I reflect on the situation more, it comes to light that MacGyver never carried a purse. He always improvised with whatever was lying around. I should liberate myself from the dental floss. Plus, I’ve already got the Pink Pearl eraser. Carrying anything else around in case I need to save the world is redundant.

5. My own business cards: I never hand these out. They say “artist” on them. Actually, I think I handed one out. …to a kid …who had just shot my daughter with his Airsoft gun …so he could have his mother call me. She did call, but didn’t commission any artwork.

Five Favorite Things in Your Room

1. Softest sheets in the universe on my bed: Who wouldn’t love these? It feels so good when they touch my skin. This is our old set that is well broken in, not the new set of 1200 thread count sheets I bought at Sam’s Club for a hundred bucks that are made in China. I skinned my knees on those sheets. My husband teases that they must contain lead because they are NOT soft.  They’re actually crunchy and make noise if you shift around. 

2. Drawer full of socks: Note that I said *full* of socks. It’s wonderful to open a drawer full of socks when you need them. Horrible to open a drawer hoping for -needing socks and have none.

3. My pillow: It’s soft and it’s all mine!! I do not share. If anyone is using my pillow, I can immediately force them to give it up without any flack. MINE!!!

4.Art of my children: I have some special artwork done by my kids in my nightstand.

5. The sunset: For a long time my husband didn’t want me to paint any colors on our walls in case we put the house on the market. I patiently waited for ten years. Then one day I painted my room pale purple. My husband came home from work while I was painting and I reassured him, “Don’t worry, honey. It goes on looking pink, but I promise it will dry purple.” It was the perfect combination with my beige bedside lamps – because I painted the lamps and the shades orange. My son was the first to point out that it looks like a beautiful sunset when the lamps are on.  Now every night we have a sunset before bed.

Five things you’ve always wanted to do

1.Be happy

2.Love, and be loved

3.Help people

4.Go many places, see many things

5.Understand what I’m here in this world to learn


Five things you’re currently into



3.Photography (trying to learn)


5.Being a good mom (Hopefully I’ll figure out exactly what that is!)


I would like to tag:



Erika Takacs

Todd Fillingham

Paul Maurice Martin

Bill and Lisa Jones

14 Responses

  1. This was fantastic!!!!! Hilarious and wonderful. Oh, where should I start????

    I love Pink Pearl erasers too. Not like you do, but they are the best. So trusty!

    As soon as you give up the dental floss, you will need it to tie up some bad guy who’s trying to rob an old lady. Don’t ditch it!

    The business card thing is hilarious!

    Your bedroom sounds so perfect and peaceful, your “want to do’s” make me feel ashamed of my own, and your “currently into’s” are wonderful!

    Thanks for doing this!

  2. Hi kimiam: I thank you for nominating me for this but I have to bow out. I guess that’s not fair: after all, I enjoyed reading both yours and Moonbeam’s Fluff Five. Sorry for being such a party-pooper. Maybe at another moment….

  3. Do you know who would do a very funny five? Bill and Lisa Jones. Could they be my sub?

  4. That’s a great idea, swallows. I love the way Bill and Lisa write.

    p.s. Some day you’re going to crack and let a few of us inside that great wall of yours.

  5. Hahaha, Kim, such a funny post! You could choose a second career as a standup comedien. 🙂
    I also carry those business cards in my purse, but never hand out any. Knowing me helps though, I protect them by placing them neatly in an envelope, that way they don’t wear down as soon. I’m not sure about the floss, but I definitely carry around at least one of my son’s toothbrushes from the last dentist’s visit. I think they come with the floss…You don’t mention any unopened letters…how can you NOT carry those around for weeks?
    I’m confused about the tag thing…I see my name in selected company, but Swallows is already bowing out…what does it mean?

  6. When you’re tagged, you’re supposed to make a post like mine, and tag more people who then do the same thing.

    Swallows is shy. :P~

  7. I see. My hubby calls that spam. 🙂 I bet Swallows is not shy in person!

  8. I guess it would be spam if I had cut and pasted something without contributing anything unique mailed it to you or posted it on your blog and it would be like a chain letter if I had threatened that your dreams would never come true or that something bad would happen if you didn’t send it out to other people, but I did neither of those things.

    It’s just for fun- just an idea for a post that you can choose to run with or ignore. supposed to be a way to introduce bloggers to each other.

    What say we meet up in italy, track swallows down and tickle him till he tells us EVERYTHING!!!

  9. I was just kidding about spam. Lol, I’m in, it’s a small world and Spain is even smaller. 🙂

  10. Aren’t you girls terrible!
    Let me remind you that The Best Artists blog is NOT about swallows. The screen is for the likes of Michelangelo and Bernini and Veronese. Swallows stays behind his slide projector, out of the light, and merely offers his two cents while he shows the wonderful pictures.
    Since you wonder, let me say that “in person” swallows is a real Tiger. But you know the solitary habits of tigers and how they disappear into the bush. Is that shyness?

  11. Ack! I finally got mine done. You really made me work hard for the “what’s in my purse thing” — my purse is pretty boring,

  12. Thanks for doing it, mad M.

  13. Can I get a copy of your card?

  14. Sure! You need something to spit your gum into dont ya? :P~

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