Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Another Random Dozen!

1. So I was thinking about how Jon Bon Jovi never seems to age much. His hair is smaller nowadays, but he still manages to look like a boy somehow. And then that made me think of the story of Dorian Gray. Question: If you physically lock in one age for yourself, which would you choose and why?

I think 8 is a good age. You're old enough to read, dress yourself and take care of your own bathroom needs, but you're also young enough to have more playtime than work time, and it's still okay to whine or cry once in a while.

2. What is the best dish that you cook or bake (your piece de resistance?)

Well I like my pyrex rectangular dish with the green lid ... oh, wait! You meant the actual food? Okay, I'd have to say Italian meatloaf--meatloaf stuffed with pepperoni and mozarella cheese, topped with pizza sauce. Add a side of smashed potatoes and nobody can resist it. 

3. When you feel blue, what is one strategy you use to help yourself back to normal?

Stop holding my breath.

4. When was the last time you danced in public?

Does rolling on the floor laughing count?

5. Do you consider yourself a realist or dreamer?

I dream of being a realist.

6. As a parent, what is one thing that you have done well?

Given birth. I've done it six times now, and I'm practically an expert. I'm thinking of starting a consulting business.

7. Which is your favorite character on the Andy Griffith show?

Aunt Bea's pickles.

8. On a scale of 1-10, how much do you know about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.?

I think 5 is a good number to give on any scale. You're acknowledging you're not an expert, but you're also showing that you're not an idiot with your head in the sand. I'm going to go with 5.

9. Have you never been mellow? Have you never tried … to find a comfort from in side you? (Sorry, Jorge was singing that song just now, and it just seemed to be perfect timing as I was creating this week’s questions.) REAL question: What is your #1 driving pet peeve?

I'm an impatient driver, and I have a lot of pet peeves. One of the worst is when someone who is advanced in age gets in the left lane and goes five miles under the speed limit. I live in Florida. It happens more than you can imagine.

10. Which color best represents your mood today? Care to elaborate?

I'm best represented by an entire box of crayons. I could never settle for just one color.

11. If your spouse were an animal, which would he/she be?

A cougar. He's not flashy like a tiger or dominating like a lion. Neither is he sneaky like a panther. He's simply his own man and the best at who he is and what he does. (Brownie points today, baby!)

12. What activity takes up the bulk of your time on an average day?


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  1. It was fun to read your answers today!

    #1 cracked me up : )

  2. Ok, you made me laugh out loud today! Your answers are so funny & true at the same time. Good job!

  3. I love your answers. Very creative.

    Are you always that funny?

  4. Oh my I had fun reading your answers and laughing! Eight, huh? :-)

  5. Oh my, the best answers of the day! I'm going to be chuckling at some of your answers for hours.

    8! Why didn't I think of that!

    I love "I dream of being a realist."

    A box of crayons...the way my moods swing I think your answer would be most accurate for me too! How vague and inspiring! :)

  6. Love your answers. You are too funny! The meatloaf sounds wonderful!

  7. Great answers Jill! You always make me laugh. That Meatloaf DOES sound yummy...recipe to come?

  8. Thanks for all the kind comments. And Mom24, I can't say I'm always a riot, but I do have my moments.

    Sara, I think today will go down in history! Someone asked ME for a recipe! Maybe that will be my next blogpost.

  9. I like your reasoning for being age 8! :v)

  10. You're the first person I've seen who didn't put their wish age in the 20s!! Yea for originality!!

  11. #6 cracks me up!! Thanks for stopping by Easy Street. I love the picture at the top of your blog! I'll be back to visit!

  12. You're a funny one! And so right about 8 being a good age, when you put it that way I have to agree! (And you must know that I am a fan of the exclamation point and am prone to using it excessively!!)

    Also, I am practically drooling all over my laptop at the idea of italian meatloaf!! Yummy!


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