Wednesday, May 26, 2010

A Random Party

You know the routine: Read. Laugh. Comment. Click. Repeat.

1. Would you rather host a party or simply attend a party?
Let's see. Hosting a party:  you do the cleaning and the planning and the prep work and fuss at your husband because he isn't helping and then fuss at him because he is helping, but not the way you want him to, and fix the food and plan the events and worry whether everyone's having a good time and clean up when everyone goes home and fuss at your husband because he isn't helping, and then fuss at him because he is helping, but not the way you want him to.

Attending a party:  you go and enjoy yourself. Leave when you feel like it, and then critique everything and everyone on the way home and explain how you could have thrown a better party. (Not that I've ever done that.)

Ummmm, I'm not sure.

2. Tell us about the most memorable party you've been to.
Probably the surprise party I threw for my husband's fortieth birthday. I threw it six months after he turned forty. He never saw it coming.

3. What is one thing you hope for in the after-life?
I know I'll have a mansion in Heaven someday. I just hope mine comes with a maid.

4. What do you enjoy most about sunshine?
Perhaps ... the sun?

5. When you attend a bridal/baby shower, do you prefer to bring your own gift or chip in with others to buy a larger gift?
What really works best is if you don't bring a gift at all. Then you volunteer to list the gifts and givers as the guest of honor is opening the presents. Write your own name down and give yourself credit for something. 

Not that I've ever done that.

6. Would you rather have a FREE week of having your house cleaned or all of your meals cooked for you and your family?
Does that mean someone cleans my house for free, but they wouldn't cook my meals for free? And is that having all your meals cooked for a week or is that all your meals cooked forever? I always like to read the fine print before I agree to something.

7. What song describes your mood today?
He'll Carry Me.

8. What is something you received for your own bridal shower/wedding that you still own or use? (If you are not married, feel free to sub a gift you received a long time ago.)
My husband.

9. Your favorite flavor of ice cream is?
Totally dependent on my mood.

10. When was the last time you felt "tested?"
When was the last time I spoke to one of my teenage sons?

11. "[Fill in the blank] is a food that once I start eating I find really hard to stop."
Food is a food that once I start eating I find really hard to stop. (So sad, but true.)

12. "-----" is the best motivation.
The satisfaction of a job well done is the best motivation. Unless, of course, you're a dog. Then the best motivation is a big juicy bone.

What? You expected something inspirational? I save those for Friday's posts. 


  1. Awwww, love your answer to #8! That is a pretty awesome, useful type gift! LOL @ #5!!!

  2. Enjoyed your answers. You are too funny! Love #8 - good answer!

    until next time... nel

  3. Love the list you did, and my first visit here... I just think I may be back for more!!!

    Mine is up as well at aussiepomm!

  4. Thank you, Jill, for starting my day with lotsa laughs! Conversations with teen sons...Ugh! I think, "is this the child who used to talk my ear off (about Star Wars, but still, they were words!)

    Have a a great day!

  5. You have some great answers! I really like the gift of the husband! Also number one - I am pretty sure that is exactly how the planning of a party goes!

  6. Speaking to teenagers really is a test, isn't it?

    As usual, you made me laugh. Thanks!

  7. Great answers!!

  8. As always I loved your answers.

  9. HAHA!! I was rolling with this!! Love it!!

  10. I always love reading your Random Dozen. I like the way you think.
    Oh, you have an award on my's the 2nd post up right now.

  11. That was a great idea for the surprise party. #5~ohnoyouwouldn't!
    #8 your so funny today!

  12. LOL - I seriously thought about putting my husband for the answer to the gift question!!

    I smiled as your page loaded because I knew they were going to be fun answers!

  13. Jill, you have THE BEST random stuff. Ever.

    And thanks so much for your very sweet comment on my post yesterday. *hugs*


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