Wednesday, January 28, 2009

What's on your fridge?

I was reading Shammickite's blog yesterday and she was writing about de-cluttering the fridge and asked her readers what is on their fridge? It reminded me of a meme I did a while back about what's in your bag and I told her she was starting a meme because I was gonna post my answer to my blog and ask everyone to do the same, too.

Your fridge can say a lot about you. Unless you have one of those stainless-steel ones that aren't magnetic. Which I didn't know they weren't magnetic till I read Shammie's post.

Here's the front of mine:Yea. Boring, plain. Just a pad of paper on it so I can make lists. I "need" the front of it it to stay that way otherwise I feel discombobulated and disorganized. Every now and then, I'll put a drawing that a niece or nephew made us on there, front and center. But within a week, I'll put it in a special binder. I think this is where my anal retentiveness glares.

However...
Here's one side of the fridge.Those "scrapbook pages" are actually place mats that my nieces made probably 4 or 5 years ago. They've been on that fridge since they gave them to me. I try to collect magnets from all the cities I visit. I have some of my collection on this side of the fridge. For the most part, fairly tidy and lined up. This is where my OCD glares: must be lined up, have to collect stuff from every city, etc. In fact, I notice that there are a few magnets that are a bit askew and I'll probably fix them after I'm done writing.

However...
On the other side of the fridge:Chaos. Nothing in order or lined up. And I have absolutely no desire to to line them up or fix them.

So, I guess that means I'm 1/3 plain and boring. 1/3 obsessive compulsive. 1/3 a chaotic mess. Yea. I suppose so.

I did not rearrange anything before I took the photos. And that's the only rule, don't change anything before you photograph your fridge.
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11 comments:

Shammickite said...

Oh My! I was SOOOO impressed when I saw the pic of the front of the fridge... only one tidy pad of paper all ready for shopping lists, phone numbers etc, how restrained!
And then I scrolled down to the sides... hahaha I was killin' my self with laffing! Love all that stuff on the side! I didn't take a pic of the side of my fridge but I can tell you it has a 2009 calendar and a pen to note my busy social appointments, a clip holding prescription receipts ready to be sent to the insurance co. and some rather dusty pics of my kids when they were little. The other side of the fridge is against the wall, so is probably covered in dustballs as it hasn't been moved for years!
Great meme!

Jodi said...

Yikes! Mine is embarrassing, I think. I've been looking for blog fodder though, so I might just do this!

Anonymous said...

my fridge is a display of your art work/cards you've given me over the last year...they're just so darn cute and creative!!!
love ya mad!
ash

rosemary said...

Umm, I am 3/3 messy.

Andie said...

Pft, I will NOT show you my fridge. Um, no...4 kids, need I say more.
:)

rosemary said...

OK...I moved all of the unnecessary stuff to the side i can't see all the time....much better. and i changed my magnetic pet sayings. feels like a whole days work.

Nan said...

At first I will admit I was stunned by your neat, sparsley decorated fridge. I thought they started growing pictures when they were rolled out of the store!

Thank goodness you took pictures of the sides!

ambitious hamster said...

it just means you are a well-rounded person - a little of everything!

Ragged Around the Edges said...

Too cool. Your fridge does tell a lot about you, doesn't it? This tells me how important the people in your life are.

Luke Wiley said...

Your fridge reminds me of ours!

Monica said...

ROFLMAO! My fridge was so covered with stuff you could'nt see any of the white... but now with our new fridge... I have 2 stuffed animal doggie magnets on there (almost like a finger puppet w/ magnets in the feet) and a wooden Pharoah Hound magnet... that's it... at least for now!!! LOL!!