Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Another Random Dozen!

If it's Wednesday, it must be time to join Lidna at 2nd Cup of Coffee for some RaNdOm FuN!

1. Ever had any run-ins with the "library police?"

I wouldn't call it a run-in, but I did discover a majorly overdue book a few years back and had to pay about $10.00, I think.

2. Do you have a special organizational plan and place for wrapping paper, gift bags, etc., or do you just purchase whatever you need as you give gifts?

Yes and yes.

3. Have you ever been in (first-hand witness) a natural disaster?

I was just a month old when Hurricane Carla came through Houston. But I don't remember it! My parents stayed put and didn't evacuate. We lost some shingles off the roof but that was it.

4. What's your favorite Barry Manilow song?

Wow. Music can sure dredge up the memories. Most of his songs were so sad and poignant, and I can feel all the emotions just listening to these songs. High school. Boyfriend angst. Insecurity. Double dates. This isn't even Flashback Friday and I just got transported 30 years in the past! I guess this one was my favorite:

But this was another good one!

5. What's the best costume you've ever worn?

Costumes mean creativity, of which I have little. Costume parties make me break out into a sweat. But one year in college I was Mary Poppins for a Halloween party. Which basically involved a white shirt, a longish skirt, a black shawl, and a hat with a flower in it. And I kept my heels together with my feet pointing sideways as much as I could.

6. Which do you use more often, the dictionary or the thesaurus?

The thesaurus.

7. What's your favorite breakfast food?

Every morning I eat a bowl of this:

But if I had a chef to fix and clean up breakfast, I'd have eggs, bacon or sausage, and fruit. With an occasional waffle.

8. Have you ever purchased anything from an infomercial?

Nope. I've always hated infomercials.

9. Have you ever crawled through a window?

Actually, yes. In the earlier days of our house remodel, the one usable bathroom was at the opposite end of the house from our bedroom. One had to go through the entry hall to get from one to the other. When the entry hall was retiled we couldn't walk on it for 24 hours. So we went out through the garage and crawled through a bedroom window. Fortunately, the bottom of the window was just a foot or so above the ground! I remember that when my man handed me our less-than-a-year-old boy through the window, I thought, "we need a picture!"

10. Do you believe in love at first sight?

No. I believe in attraction at first sight, which may bloom into love.

11. How man pairs of jeans do you own?


12. If someone were going to bake a cake to honor/represent you, what would it be? (Think creatively, like Duff and Crew on "Ace of Cakes.")

A delectable, classic, and traditional chocolate cake!


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sara said...

great answers this week! I haven't had time to put mine up.

Number 6 cracks me up because it assumes I am using either one! ha!

Anonymous said...

Oh man...that cake looks divine! My dad once traveled with a similar one...all the way from Texas to Florida...on a plane. The cake made it, intact.

Barbara H. said...

That cake looks wonderful!

Cereal doesn't usually stay with me for very long, but those look worth a try.

Barry's music does conjure up a lot of those feelings of teen angst.

Andrea said...

Hope you have an awesome week.

Liz said...

I loved her Barry Manilow question. I think "Even Now" would be my 2nd pick.

Janera Jepson said...

Hi Linda-

I've enjoyed reading your responses to Random Dozen. It's a terrific meme. I've always liked a good meme and now I have started my own. We just started a new meme called "Wednesday Wickedness" and will post on Tuesday afternoons. You are welcome to do it on Tuesdays, if you do only one meme a day! We are up and posted now. Each week we pick a famous person and find 10 quotes. Then each question is based on the quotes! This week is George Clooney. Check us out at


Nel said...

Enjoyed your answers. That would of been a good picture, handing your little guy thru the bathroom window. lol

until next time... nel

SusanD said...

I think your Mary Poppins outfit sounded very creative. Wow! That chocolate cake looks divine! Thanks for sharing. Blessings, SusanD

debseveryday said...

I really enjoyed your answers! And the picture of the chocolate cake was heavenly!

Lea said...

Oh, I love Mary Poppins! Enjoyed stopping by your blog today and enjoyed your answers. Blessings to you!

Melli said...


LOL! I would have LOVED to be Mary Poppins ... even just for one night! WHY didn't I ever think of that? Probably because I would have had to been Merry Poppins - the fat twin! When I get skinny, I'm gonna dress as Mary Poppins! Did you have button up shoes?

Anonymous said...

Loved your answers and your cake! :)
Nice to meet you!

Unknown said...

That cake looks amazing!

Just finished a bowl of frosted mini wheats with sliced strawberries myself!

Great prompt for Flashback Friday this week!


Denise said...

I LOVE Quaker Oat Squares. I do those stupid on line surveys, but every now and then, a fun one comes. Last month, I got to be a product tester for a new cinnamon Quaker Oat Sqaures. they sent me a plain red box with instructions of when to start comsuming it. Then questions sent the next week about it. It was wonderful!!