Wednesday, May 19, 2010

ONE Random Dozen - Updated to Explain!

I do believe that our dear sweet Lid has a bit of a sadistic streak! Almost every week the R.D. has a question where we are asked to list one [fill-in-the-blank]. And most of the time, some of us "cheat" and put more than one answer. I can just hear her maniacal laughter. . . ."I'll give you a whole dozen of those, my pretties!"

1. What is one really fast, know-by-heart "go-to" meal to fix in a pinch?

Chick-fil-A. Hamburgers on the grill.

2. What is one item you won't leave home without? (Purse and license do not count.)

Cell phone. (I would add a book, but that would be more than one item. Sigh.)

3. Where is one place you never tire of visiting?

My mother-in-law's home.

4. Share one factoid of your family's history.

We have the same wedding anniversary as my husband's brother, just 11 years apart!

5. Complete this sentence: "Once upon a time I ...."

. . .bemoaned how thin I was and how hard it was to gain weight. Sigh. Oh, for the metabolism of a 20-year-old!

6. If you could win a one year's supply of anything, what would it be?

Sweet tea from Chick-fil-A. Or from Rudy's Bar-B-Q.

7. "One quirky thing you may not know about me is ...."

I like having my fingernails squeezed.

Update to explain what this is: Grasp a finger with the thumb and forefinger of the opposite hand, placing the thumb on top. Gently squeeze the two fingers together, which puts pressure on the finger in the middle. It feels better if someone else does it.

I know. I'm weird. Don't ask me how I discovered it; I was probably holding hands with my man and he inadvertently squeezed the ends of my fingers!

8. You have one dollar in your pocket. What will you buy?

This gum.

9. "One thing that always makes me laugh is ...."

This is one of my favorites from Mark Lowry.

10. What is one thing you could do today to help yourself reach a personal goal?

Figure out how to exercise without getting a migraine. (I already do Mark Lowry's version of sit-ups!)

11. What is one thing you could do today to bless someone else?

Write a note of appreciation and mail it.

12. What is one thing you're looking forward to soon?

The end of school - only 8 more days!

Well, I think I did it! And not that I would stoop to revenge or anything, this is especially for Lidna, since she loves musicals so much! Ahem.

Go visit 2nd Cup of Coffee and see if some other folks kept their answers to just one thing


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Diana Ferguson said...

Enjoyed the post!!!

Heidi said...

Great answers! Mine are about to be posted as well.

Jill said...

Great answers! I'm pretty sure not everyone could give the same answer for #3. : )

sara said...

bravo!!! you did much better than I did in giving one answer!!!

ok, I need an explanation on the fingernail squeezing....

samurai said...

I agree with # 1 - a LOT. 8)
I really like #6

Thank you for helping me smile today, 8)

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

You're killin' me! Too funny. You restrained yourself fairly well, my Pretty. Your #3 is going to get a lot of double takes from readers, for sure! Lid2Lid love.

Susanne said...

Fingernails squeezed? Now that is quirky. How did you ever discover that?

Skoots1moM said...

love me some Mark!
you're a sweet daughter in law ;)
i have to ask: what is fingernail squeezing?

Melli said...

Only 8 more days??? REALLY? Our kids go until June 18th... *sigh*

Your quirky really IS quirky! My son and I wracked our brains trying to come up with something quirky about me... Yours is a good one!!!

And you LOVE to visit you MIL??? I hope one of my kids spouses says that one day! :)

Teresa Dawn said...

Fingernail squeezing? That is odd LOL. The "One" broadway video felt quite appropriate after that haha! (I know it was your revenge for Lidna, but I watched it too :p)

Anonymous said...

Great answers! I love the "one" video at the end as well!

Joyce said...

I love musicals : ) I almost put the video of the cast of Glee singing U2s One on my post but I already had a lot happening in there today. Not as successful as you at the one thing!

How sweet to say your mil's house...I love that answer.

And #5-Amen.

SouthLakesMom said...

I just love your blog. You are funny, welcoming, and the vertical stripes are very slimming for those of us on the receiving end...right?

Love the video of Mark . . .

CeeCee said...

HI-larious as usual! I'm just going to take your word on the finger nail thingy. LOL.

Barbara H. said...

In a real dinner time crunch, fast food usually wins here.

That's....interesting about the finger squeezing!

Going Cerebral said...

regarding #7...

in eastern modalities the meridians begin or end at the fingertips and tips of toes. that might be one reason. if you like your fingertips squeezed you might like your toes squeezed as well.

also try rubbing the sides of your fingers the length of your fingers. and of feels better when somebody else does it so you can just relax and enjoy. ;)

Happy Wednesday!

Dawn said...

I loved this post, and A Chorus Line video made it better! I have the same issue with the "One" rule. Thus I had to write a disclosure for the blog, since I knew I was already going to fail. You must like your MIL.

I loved your answers, like always!!

Cae ♥

P.S. I got the book in the mail today, thanks soooo much Lid!!

quilly said...

I love Mark Lowery. That sucker on the bottom of his shoe was priceless!

Susan said...

Loved the Mark Lowery video! Being a GRITS but living in Canada, I'd love to be able to tell somebody "take a pill and cook the vegetables" and "fry the chicken." LOL And he was right-on about the cornbread too!

Pam from alertandorientedx4 said...

LOL! YOu were right....One! Singular Sensation, every little move she I'll be humming that all day long!

kanishk said...

Great answers!
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