Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Random Dozen

1. Candy corn: Your thoughts?

In a word: Ick!

2. Briefly, what was the first conversation you ever had with your spouse? (or best friend, if you're not married.) (Or someone significant, like your librarian.)

I have no idea. We were part of a group of friends before we ever started dating. And that was almost 25 years ago.

3. Could you ever become a vegetarian?

No way, no how. This Texas gal loves her steak and burgers!

4. Have you ever dressed up your pet in a costume?

I've tried to disguise my pet peeve, but it doesn't work very well. And I don't have any of the real pets. (Isn't this cheery?! I'm going to run everyone off - every question has been a negative so far!)

5. Name something about childhood that you miss (like Clark Bars, Teaberry Gum, Malibu Barbie, cracking fake eggs on people's heads with your fist and "It's the Great Pumpkin" airing only once a year).

Slushy Dr. Pepper out of bottle that's been in the freezer for a few hours. Reading in the big tree in our front yard. Being skinny and trying to gain weight. Wooden swing sets and seesaws and not getting dizzy on them!

6. Have you ever won a trophy? If not, what do you deserve a trophy for?

I remember having a trophy on my bookshelf in high school, but I have no clue what it was for. Something academic, I suspect. Or a journalism award. It certainly wasn't anything remotely related to sports!

7. When do you think is the appropriate time to begin playing Christmas music each year?

A smattering in mid-November and then full-blast beginning the day after Thanksgiving.

8. What's your favorite board game?


9. How do you feel about surprises (receiving, not giving)?

Assuming they are good surprises, I love them. It's hard to surprise me, though. I usually happen to see something or pick up on it somehow beforehand.

10. Is it easy for you to say, "I'm sorry?"

Yes. In fact, sometimes it's way too easy. Ever since I was a kid and my best friend always pulled the "I'm never going to talk to you again" card, I've always tended to apologize. The good side of that is that relationships are more important to me than issues. The downside is that I sometimes take on too much responsibility and give in too easily.

11. What is your favorite candle scent?

Aromatique's The Smell of Christmas. It "combines the delightful aroma of citrus and spice with naturally festive botanicals. . .red berries, evergreen sprigs, nuts, pinecones and cinnamon sticks."

12. October is traditionally "open house" time in public schools. If you had a literal open house in your home (like a reception) what light snacks would you serve visitors and what would you show them (as in art projects, graded papers) that would uniquely represent you?

Why do they have to be light snacks?! Cooking/baking is what uniquely represents me, so that's what I would have. Raw veggies served with some delicious dip in a carved out loaf of round bread, some decadent chocolate desserts, something with nuts. My girl would be playing the viola and/or the piano in the background. And I'd be making sure folks were comfortable and well-fed. Oh, and probably making them groan with a few puns as the opportunity arose! There would be no art projects. And absolutely no scrapbooks!

Grab a 2nd Cup of Coffee at Lid's and see some other random answers!


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quilly said...

So, when we have our farewell Hawaii party, will you come and cook for me? I promise, no scrapbooks! And I'll toss a Dr. Pepper in the freezer for you.

sara said...

our first few answers were the same!

I loved your #4

How did I know a voracious reader like you would love scrabble! :)

great answers!

Unknown said...

I'm with you on the candy corn! And I'll be happy to attend your Open House, just let me know the date! :-)

Michelle said...

oh, i miss being skinny and trying to gain weight!

I love putting dr.pepper or mt. dew in the freezer until it becomes slush! always get a brain freeze though =)

Karen said...

Hi Linda! Love your blog name, especially since it reminds me of the Coffeemate Belgian Chocolate Toffee creamer I just recently discovered. I have a new reason to get out of bed!

Thanks for visiting!


Chel's Leaving a Legacy said...

I thought I might be a lone ranger with the candy corn. Oh well. :-)

Your answer to #4 cracked me up! Pet peeve...ha!

Slushy Dr Pepper...mmmmmmm.

And then I went back to your love-of-scrapbooking post (ha!) Too funny! I like crafting, but I agree...there should have been a choice.

Lauren said...

finally someone said yuck to candy corn!!! Whew - I was beginning to think I was crazy! :) I almost put scrabble too!!!! :):)

Jill said...

Hey, I'm coming to your open house! It sounds great. And I would feel out of place if there were scrapbooks there.

I really miss climbing trees and perching on a branch to read my book!

SouthLakesMom said...

I'm so on board with everyone else. What time should we be there?

Melli said...

I'll ATTEND YOUR open house! How's that? You can feed me well... while your daughter entertains me!

Lisa Spence said...

#8--DUH :-)

Unknown said...

You're to funny girl! disguising your pet it!

and all thing considered those of us who actually like candy corn, well we are a forgiving lot!

love the slushy DR. Pepper...

having too much fun with the random dozen, love your answers even if you don't like candy corn!


Anonymous said...

Wow, how do you really feel about scrapbooks?! ha. I love scrapbooking and would have LOVED that kind of project in school. Your open house sounds wonderful.

Barbara H. said...

Your reception sounds fun!

Disguising a pet peeve -- LOL! I shouldn't keep such pets, but they tend to hang around.

I still put soft drinks in the freezer til slushy. Mmmm.

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

I think the open house question produced the most interesting answers. Glad you played along even though I'm slow! PS: the word verification I'm being asked to type is "Crosie." Crowsie?