Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Random Dozen (Not Dozing!)

1. It's early morning, about 2:00AM, and you're driving home. You come to a red light and sit there. There is no one in sight for miles around. Do you wait it out or run the light?

Nope. Learned from a friend of mine in college on his mo-ped. He backed up and tried to trip the sensor under the pavement, but his bike was too light. Just as he finally ran the light, a police car crested the hill. What I would do is turn right on red and then turn around and then turn right again.

2. If you had the chance to re-do the last 24 hours, would you change anything?

You're really taxing these brain cells, Lid! I'm supposed to remember the last 24 hours?! This was a good day. I think I'll leave it alone.

3. When you reply to someone's comment on your blog, do you reply in your comments or go to her blog and comment? (Or email her)

I usually answer her via email if she isn't a "No Reply-Comment" blogger. Otherwise I may leave it on her blog. Occasionally I'll answer it on my blog, but that's generally if it's a question I think may cross someone else's mind. I'm grateful enough someone comes to see me once; I'd never presume to think that they'd come back to see what I might reply to them! Although Quilly does and it's lots of fun.

4. Your favorite Disney movie is:

That's a no-brainer: Mary Poppins! It's Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
(Let's see how many weeks I can answer Mary Poppins to one of the questions! This is either the second or third!)

5. Do you recycle?

Yes, although I don't go out of my way to. Our trash company provides a recycling bin so we use it. But I am NOT my mother. I do not rinse out plastic zip bags and reuse them or cut up Kleenex boxes to put things in. And I just can't deal with the idea of carting a pile of reusable bags to the store all the time (and having to figure out what to do with them between shopping trips).

6. Games of strategy or games of chance?

Combination. I'm not into heavy strategy like chess or Risk. But I like having to figure out how to manipulate the chance I'm given (like in Scrabble - the letters I draw are by chance, but it's strategy how I play them. It's even the same with Yahtzee.)

7. Do you have any recurring dreams?

Not since I was a scared little kid.

8. What did you learn from your first real job?

That a college education will be a wonderful thing!

9. Do you buy or borrow most books?

Buy. (Or now I get them from publishers!) We don't have a convenient library so we pretty much just do that in the summer.

10. What fashion trend of the past did you say you'd never wear again but did?

I can't think of any that fall into the "again" category, but there have been plenty that I've said I'd never wear and then eventually did.

11. When do you start Christmas shopping?

Mid-November or sometimes after Thanksgiving. I pretty much just have my man and the kids to buy for; we've stopped all the extended family gifts.

12. Have you ever been so happy that you literally jumped up and down for a few seconds? If so, what was the occasion?

I'm sure I did as a kid. And a few football games in college. But I pretty much try to avoid jumping these days so I don't break a bone!

Fun questions this week. Visit Lid over at 2nd Cup of Coffee to see what others have to say. Better yet, join in the fun!


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quilly said...

More often than not, the comments at my place are more fun than the post. I don't really have a blog, I have an internet party! I love it. Thanks for the shout out.

My recycling looks like yours. My Gram's recycling looked like your mother's.

A Stone Gatherer said...

Great List Linda! My husbands mother was like your mother. She recycled baggies too. I most certainly do not go that far. No guilt though!

sara said...

we pulled out Yahtzee 2 weeks ago when I had a little 8 year old visiting us....we have played it twice since then, she loved it!

One of my favs! Once as a kid we had been playing it on vacation and apparently in the middle of the night, I sat up a yelled "it's a Yahtzee!!!" :)

Joyce said...

Loved your list...especially #12 : ) I'm careful about too much jumping and sudden movement these days too : )

Barbara H. said...

At first I said strictly strategy games, but your answer is more in line with what I am thinking. I'm not into the really heavy strategy games, either, but I can see how drawing tiles and cards have a certain amount of chance to them.

I'm with you on the recycling, too.

SusanD said...

My grandmother used to recycle bags too. I always thought it was a little much.

Sara's comment about waking up from a sleep and yelling "yahtzee" cracked me up.

Blessings, SusanD

Melli said...

Again... I FORGOT Mary Poppins! And she IS my favorite movie - not just Disney - but ALL TIME! I just haven't seen her enough recently... since the kids grew up.

My mother was not a recycler - but my husband's parents, aunts, uncles... I don't know that they RECYCLE - but they ALL hoard(ed) trash! Plastic bags, straws (used!), plastic wear, styrofoam, napkins, toothpicks, coffee stirrers -- you NAME it! Bags and bags and BAGS of it to toss away when we cleaned out their homes. UGH! It was that waste not/want not mentality left over from the depression. We could all probably use a LITTLE of it - but not to the extreeeeeeme that those who lived through the depression have.

Anonymous said...

You are so funny! :) I loved your answer for #12.

Susanne said...

Lots of turning right there. With my luck the light would change and I'd be at the red again . LOL.

Cathy said...

I love Yahtzee and Scrabble both!!

SnoWhite said...

oh, I love Mary Poppins!!

Unknown said...

I loved Mary Poppins measuring stick..."Practically Perfect in every way!"

Great Random Dozen!

Have a wonderful rest of the week!

SouthLakesMom said...

#5 -- Oh the tyranny of those reusable bags. Our local grocery store just remodeled and to celebrate gave away all these reusable bags, which I took because I knew it was the responsible thing to do. Now they either live in my car, and I remember them as I'm getting a plastic bag, or on the rare occasions I do remember to use them, they sit in the kitchen on the counter staring at me reproachfully for DAYS until I get them back into the car. It's just exhausting and a little scary.

Heidi said...

Ya know, I wanted to say Mary Poppins, but I couldn't remember if it was Disney.

The one about the college degree being nice was funny and true!

Xandra@Heart-of-Service said...

LOL! Just put the reusable bags in the back of your van! No fuss, no muss. And as for running that red light? Yes, yes and yes again!