Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Enquiring Minds Want to Know!

Here are a dozen random questions for me to answer. Oh, but wait! You can answer them too! Answer in the comments if you want, but then go here and link up with Lid to answer the questions on your own blog. Don't have a blog? Leave comments anyway! It gives my life more meaning!

1. Ever had any run-ins with the "library police?"
No, but we've had a few problems with the Yard Nazis. Apparently we don't cut our grass enough. Or weed the flower beds completely. Or edge the lawns properly. And our garbage cans are too close to the curbs. And our shades are not turned at the right angles. And ... you get the picture.
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?
I have a Rubbermaid container used specifically for wrapping paper and various other items. And I have a few totes in which I store gift boxes and gift bags. The problem is, I can't find the totes when I need them so I end up buying more paper anyway. Or things get crammed into the totes wrong and get crumpled and I end up buying new boxes and bags. I think I'm due for a visit from the Wrapping Paper Nazi.

3. Have you ever been in (first-hand witness) a natural disaster?
Every morning when I try to do my hair.

4. What's your favorite Barry Manilow song?
Is he the really old guy that has had so much plastic surgery that the sides of his face meet in the back of his head? Or is he the other really old guy that had so much plastic surgery that the sides of his face meet in the back of his head? I have trouble telling them apart.  (I like Weekend in New England. But don't tell anyone.) 

5. What's the best costume you've ever worn?
Sometimes I dress up and pretend I'm a cook. But the finished product always gives me away. (Seriously, one time I went to a party dressed as a television. Think cardboard box and wire hangers. It wasn't my best moment.)

6. Which do you use more often, the dictionary or the thesaurus?
That would depend on whether I'm looking for a definition or a synonym, wouldn't it? (Said in a snooty, I-know-my-grammar-rules voice.)

7. What's your favorite breakfast food?
A chocolate milkshake. Of course, I don't get one for breakfast because that would be foolish, but really, can you think of anything better for breakfast? 

I didn't think so.

8. Have you ever purchased anything from an infomercial?
Are you kidding? Check back with me in a month. I'll have slimmer abs in 8 minutes a day, and be turning out delicious chopped, diced and sliced fruit and vegetable plates at all my parties. And my hair will shine almost luminously with the extract from a horse's mane that's been turned into a shampoo. And I won't have any zits, either.

Actually, I don't have any zits now, but I got carried away with the claims.

9. Have you ever crawled through a window?
No, but I flew through one once. Two words:  multiple stitches.

10. Do you believe in love at first sight?
I experienced love at first sight the first time I saw each of my newborn babies. (I know! I know! How atypical of me to get sentimental! I shocked myself.)

11. How man pairs of jeans do you own?
I don't own any. Now if you'd asked me how many pairs I wash? Hundreds, my dear. Hundreds.

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.")
If a cake were going to represent me, it would probably be missing a few ingredients. And it would also arrive twenty minutes late. And by the way, don't you think most of those people on that show look a little ahem! scruffy to be working in a kitchen? I like their creations, but I'm not sure I'd be in a big hurry to eat them. Just sayin'.


  1. You inspired me to join in on a random! You don't own jeans!? :) What planet are you from? :) hahaha! kidding of course.

  2. See, everyone is a closet Barry Manilow fan.

    I have some of the same wrapping paper issues : )

    #3-too funny!

    Have a nice day...Joyce

  3. I loved all of your answers today! You were definately "on a roll"...It must've been because the "yard Nazis" have been patroling you so much. LOL Kathy

  4. I just hate yard nazis :) have a great day!

  5. I never knew what to call 'those people' aka...yard nazis.

    A milkshake probably has less calories than donuts. Substitute accordingly. :)

    I know what you mean about your babies...I felt the same way but couldn't find the words...

    Have a great day!!

  6. Lol, I love your comments!!! You crack me up!

  7. Hi Jill-

    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


  8. LOL about the library "police" I spent the better part of an hour there yesterday and it was a blast. My daughter just got her first card and has showed everyone who will look. I've paid heavy fines twice. Once when I just plain forgot and once when I left a huge stack of thirty something books lying around and went on vacation. Yikes!

  9. I'm so glad I wasn't drinking anything when I read #3! It would have been spewed all over my laptop! And I can relate!

    #1 is why my husband would NOT let us move into a "neighborhood" ... with covenants. I on the other hand WANTED covenants... to protect me from my HUSBAND! I'm not sure if I won or lost... but my yard looks like... ca ca... and after 23 years we have a small junkyard pile in the way back field... It would be NICE to have someone tell us we HAVE to have landscaping!

  10. Oh, your answers always make me laugh!

    I can't believe how intrusive the yard nazis can be. I could never live in a neighborhood like that.

    A TV? Gotta see a picture of that one! And surely you have more details about the window story!

  11. The Yard Nazis? ROFL!

    I think I'd rather Neil Diamond over Barry Manilow...


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