Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Random Dozen

1. Which physical trait do you now accept--maybe not love, but accept--and no longer feel extremely self-conscious about?

My height (which--unfortunately--is actually shrinking, due to that lovely osteoporosis) and my teeth (blessed to be straightened by braces, but they aren't particularly even in size and shape).

2. This week Meredith Baxter Birney, best known as the mom on the favorite 80s sitcom "Family Ties" came out of the closet, which led me to formulate this question: Who do you think is/was the best TV mom?

I loved Clair Huxtable. And Caroline Ingalls. And Olivia Walton. And Carol Brady.

3. Do you speak any foreign languages? Are there any you'd like to learn?

Un poquito Espanol. (A little Spanish.) I really wish I had taken more of it. It was relatively easy for me, and it sure would be handy.

4. Who is your personal hero?

I really try not to have heroes - those pedestals are so slippery. Right now I'd probably say my MIL after watching her care for my FIL so gracefully and lovingly.

5. What is one holiday food that you find extremely difficult to resist over- indulging in?

Anything with nuts. Or the chocolate-peppermint combo. (Have you had those Mint Fudge Covered Oreos?! Yum!)

6. Tell me about a Christmas decoration that has special meaning or sentimental value.

My kids' ornaments from every year and my Nativity scenes.

7. How do you feel about snow?

How do I feel about it?! Not do I feel for it?! (Sorry, Lid - couldn't resist that one!) I would hate to live up north where it is frigid and snow is a constant hassle and reality. However, I think it is beautiful and would like to see it more often than a few flurries every 5 or 10 years. I've actually never seen more than 2 inches at a time (and that's only been about 3 times!) and that's not enough to even completely cover the grass.

8. On average, how many hours of sleep do you get each night? Not that I'm jealous of any number over three or anything.

I've always said the problem with getting married when I was older and having kids in my 30's is: by the time they slept through the night, I didn't! I'm usually in bed between 7 and 8 hours. Depending on my man's apnea machine's quirks and various other reasons, I might sleep anywhere from 4-6. Probably average 6.

9. Tell me about your first crush.

Orange! Actually, it was 35 years ago, I was 13 (typical crush age!), and a reporter on the local NBC station in Houston was a member of a church on the other side of town. My family went to hear an evangelist over there and he sat in front of us and welcomed us. I had never met someone who was actually on TV before. After that, whenever he was on the news I got all flustered and excited. Our family crossed paths with him a few more times while he was in Houston, and I was always tongue-tied. He is a nationally known conservative Christian columnist and commentator. And that's all I will say about that.

And I can't believe I just put that on the internet.

10. You're stuck in a room for 2 hours with only a chalkboard and chalk. What will you write/draw?

Well, right now I'm drawing a blank!

11. Do you dress for the current temp or for the day's forecast?


12. Favorite Christmas movie is?

Another favorite question?! White Christmas, Patrick Stewart's A Christmas Carol, and of course, A Charlie Brown Christmas.

Go visit Lidna at 2nd Cup of Coffee to see some more Christmas randomizers!


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Xandra@Heart-of-Service said...

Oh come on! You can't lead us on like that and then not give names!


quilly said...

#5 -- I have deliberately not tasted them. I can't crave what I haven't had!

Melli said...

I'm surprised... nearly everyone says it's the sweets they can't resist for seasonal food. I feel like a real oddball! LOL! Oh yea... I AM a real oddball... I'm thinking those cookies probably taste just like Girl Scout Thin Mints! And they ARE good! But if they were sitting next to a bowl of stuffing - I wouldn't fight ya for them! :)

Barbara H. said...

Those are all great TV moms.

Loved your answer to #10!

White Christmas was my fave, but I like George C. Scott's Christmas Carol.

Angie said...

Your TV mom's rock!

Love your answer to the #4.

I had a crush in Jr. High on the local sportscaster. I begged my mom to drive through the tv station parking lot one day and he was getting out of a light blue mustang with a white convertible top, wearing white painter pants and carrying in a dream guy! My family still teases me about my TV crush!

Heidi said...

Orange crush was a good one!

As for the snow, well, we sure see more than 2 inches at a time up here in Michigan. In fact, we are about to see about 12 to 14 inches in one day, if the predicted storm hits- in another hour. Get the shovel.

I think I am related to that sportscaster- your dreamboat!

SnoWhite said...

I love Claire Huxtable too -- she's showing up on a lot of people's lists today :)

SouthLakesMom said...

What a wonderful thing to say about your MIL. I hope she knows how much you admire her for it. Affirmation is good, even if it's for something one feels is part of the deal.

Susanne said...

Hey someone else who likes Patrick Stewart in a Christmas Carol!

LOL to Orange Crush! I actually got the joke right away. LOL.

Unknown said...

MINT FUDGE COVERED OREOS?! Oh...that could be so dangerous!

CeeCee said...

How about the white chocolate covered ones??? OMIGoodCookie!

Friend, you are more than welcome to play in our snow. We're always guaranteed a white Christmas. It looks like a blizzard right now.

You're drawing a blank...LOLOL! You're so funny.