Apparently, Boo over at Welcome to My Little Corner of the Institution…Surviving This Thing Called Life

thinks I’m fun and nominated me for this award, which if I accept, I have to display on my blog.

So I did and here it is. Isn’t it…





After you display the Real Neat Logo on your blog, you’re then supposed to thank the blogger who nominated you and post a link to their blog, which I already posted above, but now I’ll thank her and post it a second time just in case you missed it the first time around. So here it is ~ย 


After that, I’m supposed to answer the seven questions the nominator asks me. Boo’s questions are:

1.) What are some of your guilty pleasures that youโ€™re willing to admit?


2.) As of right now, if you were to die, what would you leave me in your last will and testament? Why or why not?

I’d leave you the answers to these questions, duh! Because you asked. However, I’m giving them to you now cuz I’m not spending the money to have the attorney change my will so that your name goes in it. Love ya, but…sorry!!!! When I die, don’t expect a call or anything in writing. I’ll miss you, though! ๐Ÿ™

3.) Would you be willing to take on Riverโ€™s Mad Momma Squirrel and her passel of babies? She would deliver.

No, but only because we have vicious, terrible pets. We have two dogs and four cats. River’s Mad Momma Squirrel would not like it here and I would fear for her babies. Also, we have a much hotter climate.

4.) If I were to summon you via black magic, which 5 items would I need in each corner of the pentagram? No goats allowed.

Boo?!!!!! What the what?????!!!! Okay, in order to summon me by black magic, you’d better have Jesus Christ in one corner, Mother Mary in the other, and the archangels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael in the others. Otherwise, I ain’t coming. Not no way, not no how!

5.)ย  If you were a flavor, what would you be?ย  And why?

I would be the flavor of deliciousness. You ask why, I ask why not?!

6.) When you poop in a public toilet do you hover, build a nest, or just sit down?( I actually answered this one on a radio call in. What was my answer? I blogged it)

Ew, gross. No one wants to know that! Why, Boo, why did you answer this and why are you asking? I’m going to keep a little of the mystery. ‘K?

7.) If someone was filming your life up to this point, what would be on the soundtrack and what is the title?

Keeping Calm Under Fire. It would have all the pop/ country/ blues/ gospel/ rhythm and blues/ folk/ soul/ reggae/ world music/ jazz/ swing/ big band/ classical/ baroque/ romantic/ western swing/musical theatre/ bluegrass/ psychedelic rock/ rock opera/ country rock/ southern rock/ biker rock/ garage band rock/ proto-punk rock/ soft rock/ guitar rock/ indie/ easy listening/ adult contemporary/ bubblegum rock/ progressive rock/ hard rock/ classic rock/shock rock/ funkadelic/ disco/ punk/ rockabilly/ nu-wave/ hair/ metal/ heavy metal/ thrash/ EDM/ techno/ metal/ hip hop/ rap/ alternative rock/ grunge/ post grunge/ post-post grunge/ emo rock/ pop-punk and whatever else they’re calling music up through today, starting from the beginning of time and moving forward. Wow. I think my head just exploded. Also, I feel like I’m leaving something out. Hey let’s just have a concert. Everyone wear your masks!

After that, you get to nominate other bloggers. Since Boo nominated five, I’ll nominate five as well, but I think you can nominate whoever and however many or few people you want:

Kat from Angel Who Swears

Rhonda from Pollyanna’s Path

Andie from Encounter Soul

Sherry from Feeling Funny

The Huntress at The Huntress 915ย 


Lastly, you’re supposed to ask your nominees seven questions, which are:

  1. Which five places would you like to visit and why?
  2. What food will you not eat and why?
  3. What super power would you like to have and why? (Anything goes!)
  4. What was your childhood dream job/career?
  5. What current actor do you think would make a great Elvis Presley in a movie about his life? Rhonda would like to know this, I think!
  6. What one thing would you like to see happen in 2021?
  7. What’s the best advice you’ve ever received and would like to pass on to others?

Okay, I’m never as creative as say Boo when coming up with questions that include things like summoning people in a black magic ritual or wanting details on behavior in a public bathroom, but that’s the best I could do for now. I hope you accept this much coveted award, give great answers to the questions and come up with even better ones when you nominate others to spread this joy into their lives!

As always, a little music for your enjoyment! It’s summer. Might as well let your hair down and party, y’all!




Lastly, to my dear friend, Jan,


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22 thoughts on “Neat-O”

  1. Well thank you, my friend! I unfortunately haven’t blogged in about a month, so maybe this will force me to get back at it! Thank you!

    • Hey Kat,
      I know you’ve been super busy, but I’ve missed you. Selfish of me, I know, but if this prods you a little, then it’s been my pleasure! Mona

    • Actually, I have a friend who spends hundreds of dollars a year on walnuts and squirrel-proof containers (because yes, they can gnaw through just about anything) and doesn’t care what her neighbors think about all the shells all over their yards. So if you could sneak them into South Florida, she wouldn’t know (maybe). They’d have to get along with the local squirrels though.

    • River,
      Wait a minute. So you’re serious that they can’t stay in Baby Barn? I think instead of a she shed, y’all need to create a ritzed out Mama Squirrel Nest — bigger than a bird cage, smaller than a baby barn, well insulated and full of squirrely nuts! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. I wonder exactly how long your soundtrack will be. Considering the average American has a notoriously short attention span, it might behoove you to shorten your soundtrack a tad if you plan on it going platinum. [And of course you do, right?] ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Ally,
      I’d never be able to solve which songs not to include — a hopeless dilemma. Any thoughts on songs to include?

    • LA,
      That is perfectly understandable. I know you’re going through a difficult time right now. When I’m grieving, some feelings are heightened and others are flattened. This is an irreverent post and I could see how it might not appeal to you. Personally, I’ve had a helluva month thus far, and I could use a bit of irreverence. Thank you for the thumbs up, anyway, my friend! You’re a good sport. Sending you a hug, Mona

    • Well, Huntress,
      You say vulgar; I say honest, down-to-earth, tell-it-like-it-is. And that, my friend, is a neat thing in the age of pretension.

  3. If River were less than 1200 miles from where I live, I would gladly take Mama and the gang off her hands. And that gorgeous fox, who I would tame and let live inside with my cats. I’m sure they wouldn’t mind…

    • Evil Squirrel,
      That’s just so dang bad that you happen to live 1,205 miles from River. So close and yet so far. She does have some amazing wildlife in her backyard. But you are not to be outdone in the squirrel department! Mona

    • Suzanne,
      Sometimes we read into things that which we need to see! And I will leave it at that! Thanks my friend! Mona

    • Christopher,
      That was hysterical! Muchos gracias for the laugh, my friend! So neat-0, huh? Back in the day when I was young and we said things like, “Man, that’s groovy!” and “Keep on truckin’,” and “I dig it,” we also said, “Cool,”(which I still say often with ‘beans’ added to the end), “Neat-o” and sometimes just “neat.” So, yeah, your ding, dong gif was neat-o, which has nothing to do with godliness as far as I’m concerned! Ha! BTW, if I find any of this written on the ladies’ public bathroom stalls, I’m going to be wondering why you’ve been in there. Just saying. ๐Ÿ™‚ Mona

  4. Agree wholeheartedly with your neat-o assessment. And thank you so much for the nomination. I will be answering your excellent questions soon.
    xo Mona

    • Sherry,
      I’m so excited! And you do have a neat-o, cool beans, groovy blog! I really dig it! Mona ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Oooh, clever! How is it that I never realized “deliciousness” was a flavor? Next time I’m stumped about what flavor of… well, anything… to order, that will undoubtedly be my new go-to. ๐Ÿ˜›

  6. QG,
    Ha! You just validated me! When someone asks how I like my tea, I always say, “Delicious.” They usually understand what that means and that’s what I usually get. Apparently, that embarrasses my daughter, though. But NOW? NOW YOU’RE GOING TO DO THAT TOO! YESSSSSS!!!!! Thank you.


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