Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Totally Random Answers to a Dozen Questions

Just in case you weren't aware of what day of the week it is, it's Random Day! Below are some really really (seriously, Lid outdid herself this week) random questions. After you leave comments on my blog, click this link and head over to read more answers before hooking up with your own.

1. Please share one memory of your high school graduation. Pics would be great!
When I spoke at my high school graduation, I burst into tears and sobbed through my speech, sounding a whole lot like an adult in a Peanuts' cartoon. (Mwah, wah, wah, wah-wah.) I have dear friends that still remind me of that defining moment in my high school career.

2. What is one "emergency use" item you keep in your vehicle at all times?
An extra pair of shoes. You never know when you're going to have a shoe emergency.

3. In your region, do you celebrate graduation open houses? Addendum: (If so,) how many open houses/bridal showers/weddings are on your upcoming events calendar?
I have very few on the events' calendar. Apparently I know few people who are educated or marriage-compatible. 

4. Tell me one truth you believe about motherhood.
The amount you can guilt your children is directly related to the number of hours you spent in labor, bringing them into the world.

5. What was the last thing you broke?
Probably the speed limit.

6. On average, how many pieces of junk mail do you receive daily?
Since stopping junk mail is almost impossible, I decided to rename my kids. My oldest is now "Resident" and my youngest is "Current Occupant".

7. Do you like to shop by catalog?
I'll shop anyway I can get it.

8. Is lawn maintenance at your house a "his job," a "her job" or "his/her job" or "that's why we have teenagers" job?
No one claims lawn duty at our house. We haul out the machete and hack our way out to the vehicles every morning.  Just kidding. It's the boys' job. Why do you think I had so many of them? (See #4)

9. Which room would you like to redecorate in your home?
I refuse to pick only one because then all the other rooms would be jealous.

10. Do you read a newspaper regularly, or do you read most of your news on line?
I get most of my news from the neighbors. Oh wait. I guess that's not really news so much as gossip.

11. Do you believe everything happens for a reason?
No. I think the mullet was completely spontaneous. And totally unnecessary. The same goes for shoulder pads.

12. Are you more worried about doing things right, or doing the right things?
Truthfully, there's always a right way and a wrong way to do things. But in all honestly, you can get so tied up in trying to make sure things are done right that you paralyze yourself and end up doing nothing. I would hate to have it said of me that I never did anything right. I would hate more to have it said of me that I never did anything.


  1. Hello Jill, thanks for stopping by, and I love your sense of humour.

  2. I LOVE reading your answers! You always make me laugh!
    Oh, and the funny quote of the day? Go ahead and steal it! After all, I got some of my cute stuff from other people!
    My word verification? promp. Hmmm...almost like "pomp" as in: Pomp & Circumstance. Interesting.
    Have a good day! :D

  3. Ha-the speed limit. That should have been my answer : )

    Have a nice week!

  4. I LOVE that you have renamed the kids to take care of that pesky junk mail ;)
    I too wil shop any way I can get it LOL All shopping is good shopping!

  5. You are so silly! Love #4~

  6. I always laugh when I read your responses. In fact, I LOOK actively for you in Mr. Linky's list....thanks for brightening my day. ALL of my rooms are probably jealous...

  7. You poor dear! What a way to end your High School years!

    I thought the SAME thing when I typed my answer to #3! LOL! Really I think we are at that inbetween time of life... the kids are all in college... no one's getting married yet... And NO Baby Showers either - Thank you God!

  8. hahaha! oh how I laughed this morning. The mullet...hahahaha! Too funny

  9. Thanks for stopping over today, very nice to meet you. Liked your answer on speeding! Loved your answers. Enjoy the rest of your week.

  10. I love your posts, Jill.

    I particularly like the guilt=hours of labor part. I had an emergency C with my daughter but I've never used it for guilt yet, because she's a little insecure about me having "had" to have surgery for her. (Weird). The son on the other hand, we talk about that "BIG OL' HEAD" ruining my day (until he actually arrived).

    It's so fun to mess with kids' guilt, isn't it? It still doesn't get the lawn done though. Rats.

  11. Oh your answers always make me laugh!

    I can't believe I didn't think about the speed limit! Although I've tried to be really careful lately.

  12. Loved your humorous answers! Thanks for making me laugh.

  13. I love you answers as usual, especially #4 and #11. Also, they usually only let the person with the highest gpa in the class speak at graduation. So, now I know you are not only funny, but you are very smart!

  14. Oh, Stephani! I would love to let your comment stand and let everyone think I am extremely bright. However, I graduated from a tiny private school. There were only two of us in the graduating class and we were both given the chance to speak.

    I did come close to having a 4.0 gpa, but they would have let me speak for much less than that. : )

  15. Hi Jill, thanks for making me laugh today! Hey, I left you an award on my blog. I hope you will stop by and pick it up!

  16. Oh my gosh! I'm so glad I'm not the only one who keeps a spare pair of shoes in her car!!!


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