Wednesday, September 22, 2010

That Impromptu Random

After having lost the original questions she was going to use for today, Lid at 2nd Cup of Coffee came up with a dozen more on the spot. And that is why we love her!

1. Have you, or has someone close to you, ever won an award for anything? (I just came from my dad's ceremony wherein he was given a medal of honor by the French government for service in France in WWII. Pictures to follow.)
Truthfully, I can't think of anything I've ever won. Now I'm really sad. 
2. Who is the nearest relative to you who has served in the US Military?
I'm pretty sure I had relatives on both sides of the Civil War. Seriously. One relative on both sides. Never really did know whether he was a Yankee or a Rebel at heart. Since either side wanted to claim him, both sides shot him. It's the only thing Yankees and Southerners ever agreed on. (I'm making this up.)
3. Share something that stirs the patriotic spirit in you.
The dictionary defines a patriot as someone who vigorously supports his country and its way of life. With that in mind, I feel patriotic when discussing the war on terrorism. Or illegal immigration. Or a mosque at Ground Zero. Or ...
4. Where are you in the birth order in your family? Do you think your "placement" made a difference in your personality?
I am the third of six. I don't think the birth order affected my personality. If I were older, I would have still been me as a child, but with more responsibilities. If I were younger in the pecking order, I still would have been me, but I would have gotten away with a lot more.
5. Name one trait you hope you carry that was evidenced in your parents or grandparents.
I wanted to be a great cook like my Grandma. Hasn't happened yet, and I'm beginning to lose hope.
6. If female, do you prefer wearing a skirt or pants? If male, shirt and tie or polo?
I'm a female and I choose a skirt, but I also always wear a shirt. People stare otherwise.
7. Approximately how many times do you wake during the night? What do you do to go back to sleep?
It depends on what I take before I go to bed.
8. Share a favorite movie quote.
"You work on commission, right? Big mistake. Big. Huge. I have to go shopping now!"
9. What is your favorite Fall candle scent?
Crunching leaves. Actually, I don't think a candle comes in that scent, but I love the smell of leaves when you're scuffing through them on the way home from school. I haven't experienced that smell any time recently since I'm no longer in school. And since I live in Florida. Palm tree fronds don't crunch.
10. What is one Fall activity you're looking forward to?
Enjoying weather that is not in the 90's. Gloat all you want to, Northerners. Give it a few weeks and you'll be moaning about the cold, and I'll--well, I'll probably still be complaining that it's too hot.
11. Tell us about a pleasant surprise that happened to you recently.
My children obeyed me. When I got over the shock I was pleasantly surprised. While it lasted. Which it didn't. But still, for that moment ...
12. What was it like when you first met your in-laws-to-be?
I met my in-laws two days before our wedding. The meeting went very well which was a good thing since it was a little late to cancel everything.
So, anyone know where my movie quote came from? Tell me in the comments, and then click on the donuts to go see everyone else's answers.


  1. Lol, perhaps I should have mentioned that I wear shirts too...

  2. Oh...knew the quote right off. It's from "Pretty Woman." Your civil war story had me going. Love your answer to patriot. And I burst out laughing at #6. Thanks for sharing. Blessings, SusanD

  3. Classic Jill answer for #6! Loved it!
    Oh, I loved Pretty Woman!
    #12...really! Wow, yep I guess it would have been too late to not love you!

  4. Pretty woman and "Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn."

    Ha ha, um yeah.

  5. So glad you wear shirts! lol I had no idea on the movie quote until I read the others' comments.

  6. Have no idea about the movie. Glad Susan D and others are in the know! Totally agree with the patriotic answer.

    You always give me such a smile!

  7. As always Jill, you're funny! I love your story in #2...

    and on #3 -- I struggle with patriotism vs. citizen of the kingom of heaven . . . but today, I feel red, white & blue!

  8. Excellent answer on #3! I feel it in your words. That is a great quote from Pretty Woman. I would have loved to have cooked like my mom. I think that if she hadn't passed away when I was 31 I would have learned from her.

  9. Did you really meet your in-laws only 2 days before the wedding?

    Glad you keep your shirt on!

    Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog. I feel like we're friends too. Maybe I'll get to come to Florida sometime and visit. Hope you win! I stuffed the ballot....kidding. ;-)


  10. Ah, the smell of crunching leaves... I can almost remember what it was like to be a kid and smell it. Thanks for the reminder!

  11. I'm reading late today but I knew the quote right away. Now I'm singing the song too. I'm with you on the patriotic 'stuff'. And much as I love Florida I know I'd miss the fall. It is especially gorgeous in the Northeast. Gotta make up for our 'wonderful' winters somehow.

  12. Love the list and love Pretty Woman!

  13. I love "Pretty Woman"...

    I may just have to send you a big box of leaves so you can smell them and crunch around in them in your front yard... That would get the neighbors talking!


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