Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Randomness Abounds

Lid over at 2nd Cup of Coffee posted the following questions. I'm playing along today.

1. Please share one middle school memory. It can be good, bad, ugly, funny.

A high school boy was bugging me. (That's my story and I'm sticking to it.) He got both of us kicked out of the library that the HS and Jr. High shared. I got sent to the Principal's office. The problem was that the principal was my dad. Yeah, that was a little uncomfortable! (And that 1,000 word theme he assigned wasn't much fun either.)

2. What's your favorite Beatles song?

These days it is "When I'm 64."

"Will you still need me, Will you still feed me, When I'm 64?"

3. If I asked you to describe your most comfortable outfit, what would it be?

Jeans!! I never feel as comfortable in anything else. So jeans and a sweatshirt or t-shirt.

4. Would you rather host a party or be a guest?

It is easier to be a guest, but when we have the party I love the few minutes before the guests arrive when everything is clean and ready to go. Hosting is just a lot of work cooking and cleaning, but I have to confess I love the organizing.

5. Do you think we will move completely from traditional books to digital ones, and if we do, are you OK with that?

I hope we always have traditional books. I like to write in the margins and underline. You lose that with digital books. I have a hard time reading longer works on computer, and I'm a good reader. (Albeit one with ADD. Yeah, if a blog gets too long--I'm out of there!) I can't imagine how hard digital readers would be for poor readers.

6. Do you learn best by reading, listening or experiencing?

I can't pick one over the other. I read to learn. I love to listen to speakers or lectures. And with a computer, don't show me--let me at it! I guess I don't have one particular learning style.

7. If you are (or when you were) single, what is the kiss of death for you concerning the opposite sex? (That is, what is one trait or behavior or habit or anything at all that immediately turns you off from considering that person a potential match for you?)

The guy that smelled like Clearasil didn't have a chance. (I totally understood the smell/scent thing in the Twilight series.)

8. Snacks. Salty or sweet?

Sweet. I inherited a horrible sweet tooth!!

9. Look around you in a four foot radius. What object is around you that you didn't realize was there or forgot was there? How long has it been there?

Dust...lots of dust. I'm guessing I haven't dusted my lamp in a couple of weeks. And thanks for making me aware of that...argh! Ignorance WAS bliss.

10. What is your favorite Tom Cruise movie?

I'm not a big Tom Cruise fan these days, but "Top Gun" was a favorite back in the 80's.

11. You buy a bottle of shampoo and discover that you don't like what it does to your hair at all. What do you do with that full bottle?

I generously give it to the Mr. He couldn't care less what he uses on his hair. He always reaches for the cheapest bottle he can find at the store, although that could be because he is a tightwad.

12. Your favorite Fall comfort food?

Soups! I love chili, cheesy vegetable, corn chowder, or taco soup. We're having soup weather right now! By the way, the Country Kitchen Restaurant chain used to have the best Calico Bean Soup. Does anyone know the recipe? Never mind. I LOVE the internet--and restaurants that share their recipes! This is a 5 star soup for me.

And that, my blog friends, is quite a bit of information you probably didn't want or need to know.


Dena said...

I see a lot of us have men using our reject projects, and we can discuss that over nice hot bowls of soup. :) Great answers!

Joyce said...

It was fun to read your answers...on a different subject...I love The Major Award on your sidebar...that is a favorite at our house. We have it in a Christmas ornament.

2Thinks said...

When I'm 64. Hahaa! That was a very good pick. How did I know you love to organize. I bet my blog posts have, in the past, been too long for you, right? I know. I need to tighten 'em up. It isn't soup weather here, yet- it's like 74 degrees out there. But it's coming and I love it. I am making vegetable beef tomorrow.

Susanne said...

Dust, oh dust, is the bane of my existence. Why do I find dusting such an unpleasant chore? LOL.

I can't imagine being sent to the office with your Dad being the principal.

skoots1mom said...

i had calico beans this past weekend...yummo
enjoyed your list
nice 'meetin' ya!

CMwhyK said...

I will always have printed books i love the smell of old books!! also i love soup ill have to give you the recipe for my fave soup when i find it. it's real simple just cans of beans and veggies with seaonings

Kay said...

I love soups in the fall... but alas, my fam doesn't. I sooo wish I could make soups more often for us. Those sound good too! : )

Gayle said...

Those are some very random questions! I like learning more about you.

Puna said...

Thanks for letting us know a little more about you!

Anonymous said...

That Principal is one of THE nicest guys you will every meet! And that 1,000 word theme was probably the beginnings of your love for writing! haha

Fun post! luv - JKO

Melli said...

Ohhhhhhh I don't know - I'm not even one of your regulars and I still enjoyed reading your answers!

I would NOT want to be sent to the principal if it was my father! HOW not cool! Did you hold a grudge against that kid forEVER? LOL!

When I'm skinny, jeans really are my favorite clothes... but I haven't been skinny in a looooong while! ;)

Robin @ Be Still and Know said...

Great Random Dozen!

Thanks for stopping by my blog, I always love seeing new faces in my comments.

Have a blessed weekend!


quilly said...

Hey, our blog tags & life philosphy are pretty much the same!

Hasn't been soup weather here in Hawaii in the 2+ years I've lived here, but we're moving to Washington State soon, where I am certain I will find enough cool temps and soup weather to make me long for Hawaii as much as I now long for home. ;)