Wednesday, April 14, 2010

If It's Wednesday ...

... it must be Random Dozen Day!

Okay, you know the drill. Read the questions. Laugh at the answers. (Or nod thoughtfully if I happen to get really insightful.) Leave a comment. Then click the link and head over to 2nd Cup of Coffee to read other answers.

1. How do you feel about "Gladiator" sandals, also called "Roman" or "Jesus" sandals? A fashion yea or nay?

Love 'em, love 'em, love 'em as long as they come without the whole facing-the-lions-in-the-coliseum thing.

2. What is your favorite pizza?

I like The Works from Papa John's. (That's right, folks, it's a serious answer! And probably as insightful as I'll get all day.)

3. There are plans in the works to sell roughly 1,000 items from Star Trek: The Experience in Las Vegas. This means you could buy Picard's chair for your family room. If not a Star Trek item, what prop, background, set, etc. from what TV or movie would you buy if you could?
[Ex: Hurley's "I Love my Shih tzu" shirt from LOST, the plantation home "Tara" from Gone With the Wind, or Tracy's tambourine from the Partridge Family.]

I think I'd really like Barney Fife's bullet or the ottoman Dick Van Dyke always tripped over. Maybe I could display the bullet on the ottoman. Right next to a jar of Aunt Bee's pickles.

4. Name a local food or restaurant that your area is famous for.

Anything with Mickey Mouse ears.

5. What is your current favorite snack?

I would love to have a big, soft pretzel from Aunt Annies, washed down with a lemonade from Chik-fil-a and then topped off with a mocha frappe from McDonalds. But since I'm dieting, I usually reach for an apple or some yogurt.

6. Hypothetical: You are required to be a reality show contestant. Which show would you choose based on your probability of success? (You cannot choose "none.")

A. Dancing with the Stars
B. Biggest Loser
C. Survivor

I would start my own reality show called, Can I Have Some Estrogen, Please? The show features a woman living with all male relatives while trying to maintain some semblance of femininity in her life. The show will end when she finally gains possession of the remote control.

7. On a scale of 1-10, with 1 being uninhabitable and 10 being cleanliness that meets the standards of OCD, how clean is your vehicle's interior?

Cleaner than my garage, but not as clean as my house. (Which is still not saying much!)

8. It doesn't feel like Spring until _________.

---it pokes up through the couch cushion.

9. Something that made you laugh really hard recently is ____.

Paul's idea of encouragement. While on a bike ride with his younger brother he was heard yelling, "You want some of that ice cream that's in the freezer? You gotta earn it! Pedal faster!" 

10. Tell me about a goal you're working toward.

Two words:  toned and tanned. Okay, well really it's probably closer to losing weight and getting a little sunburned, but a girl can dream, can't she?

11. Share a thought-provoking or inspiring quote this week.

Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much - Oscar Wilde.

12. Name one thing that you do as a parent that you absolutely know will make your kids happy. If you're not a parent, feel free to substitute "friend" or nomenclature that works for you.

Letting them sleep in; giving them ice cream for breakfast; taking them for all-you-can-eat pancakes at IHOP ... don't you wish I was your mom? (If you're my age, please don't say yes because then I will be depressed all day!)


  1. love your answers Jill :) I just watched the Shih tzu episode (I jumped on the island a little late) My middle daughter wore a pair Spock ears in one of her senior pictures so you can imagine what my #3 answer will be. Have a great Wednesday! ~Deb

  2. Ha! You must live by Disney World!

  3. Auntie Anne's pretzels...yum! Love the cinnamon sugar dipped in the cream cheese icing. Sigh. I can't tell you when I last had one of those.

    But at least all the summer fruit is beginning to happen and I can live on fruit in the summer.

  4. You so crack me up! Love your answers for Barney's bullet, new reality show, and your goal. Thanks for sharing. Blessings, SusanD

  5. Great quote! And yes- us fair skinned girls CAN dream of tans when all we will end up with is a burn ( :

  6. Great quote!

    I would be SCARED to have Dick Van Dykes ottoman in my house! :)

    And I LOVE your idea for a reality show! LOL!

  7. You always crack me up. Love your answers. Oh my gosh Dick Van Dyke's ottoman... had forgotten about that show. I love your quote too. Thanks for the birthday wishes for my hubby!

    until next time... nel

  8. I nearly used that quote too! Your answers made me laugh.

  9. you my dear are too funny!!!! love the gameshow idea!! I told mine last night, You can't have the remote and Facebook too! lol
    (i got the remote, game over lol)

    and seriously....#8 ouch ha ha and #10 I can so relate!!
    Got aloe?

  10. Yep ah huh I laughed.
    You crack me up.
    I want in on that "reality show" Cause it would be a BIG hit and there would be lots of money to be made and since my money tree apparently died I need a new when to make some.

  11. Aw shucks, your answers are funnier than mine. Enjoyed your random dozen today.

  12. Love your answers and the quote "Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much - Oscar Wilde." I love Auntie Anne's too.

    I know I'm way way too old, but I'd let you be my mom if you did all that for me.

  13. Barney's bullet! My husband would love to have that! ~ Ok, so I want you to know that you and Deb (your first commenter) inspired a new "room" on my blog. I have my blog roll divided into "rooms" on my sidebar. I added a new room last week called "the playroom" The only blogs that have made it in there so far are yours, Deb's, and The Pioneer Woman! Blogs that make me smile! I love em'! Thanks for sharing your humor.

  14. I could be the star of your reality show! Still trying to get control of the remote over here!

  15. Loved and laughed at your answers. You have a great sense of humor, guess that pays off with 6 children. :o) Blessings galore to you!

  16. I love #6.

    I love #9. GO JILL GO!!

    I love your answers every week--they make me laugh out loud.

  17. Hi Jill! You make me laugh! #6 sounds like something I would star in! And #12 (can I come live at your house). Until next time!

  18. I love your answer to #6 and 11 :) I am craving soft pretzel from Aunt Annies now ;)


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