Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Randoms and Perks

This week's Random Dozen by Lidna (love that!) at 2nd Cup of Coffee

1. If you could compete in one Olympic event (not necessarily winter sports) what would it be?
I want to be one of the people in the 4 man bobsled.  I don't want to steer or brake.  I just want to ride!! 

2. Do remember a specific Olympic moment from the past?
 Olga Korbut doing her pretzel move on the balance beam and that grin.  Who can grin in that position??

3. Have you ever known anyone who competed in the Olympics?

4. If everyday activities were Olympic-worthy, which activity would you have a gold medal in?
I'd take the gold in couch potato-ing and speed talking!  I'd be double entered. 

5. Do you know anything about your ethnic heritage?
I am from England by way of Canada and then into the U.S.  (I think.  If I'm wrong, I'm pretty sure I'm going to get corrected!) 

6. Do you enjoy sleeping late?
I like extra sleep, but I always feel like the day is wasted if I don't get up before the sun. 

7. Have you ever performed CPR on anyone? Do you know how? (Yes, that's two, I know. Whatevs.)
I have never performed CPR, and I am not trained in it.  Teachers weren't required to know CPR when I started.  (They are now.)  So if one of my students is going to have health problems, they better have them in a younger teacher's class.  I'm worthless.

8. Name one country you'd like to visit and explain why.
Just one is hard, but I'll go with Italy.  I would love to see the architecture and art work.  I'd like to walk where Julius Caesar walked.  I'd want to see Rome, Venice, Florence, and the ruins of Pompeii.  And I'd love to take a bike trip through Tuscany.  I think I need to live there for a couple months!

9. Have you ever fixed up a couple romantically?
Yes, I have.  And they are happily married now and have two sweet kids.   

10. What is the last book you read?
Marcelo in the Real World- great book!

11. Do you enjoy sleeping late?
See number 6.  Long day, Lid??  I'm with you, girl! Here is my filler question:
11.  What is one thing you are really wanting right now?
A Shih Poo puppy.  Thanks a bunch, Shannon!  Way to post such adorable pictures. 

12. What is your favorite meal at your favorite restaurant?
Olive Garden:  salad, breadsticks, bruschetta, and a split of champagne (though there is a mushroom ravioli that is really good, too!)

Super special treats of the week:
Alicia from A New York City Life and I had a chance to catch up in person!  In fact, she talked to my "Teaching As A Career" class about teaching in NYC.  She left me a book based on the blog of an NYC teacher and a beautiful photo of her NYC!  I am so touched.  And I have to say it--she's developing a bit of the New York accent.  I'm afraid we'll never get her back this way! (But I sure hope to pay her a visit one of these days!)

Gayle from Planet M sent me one of her beautiful crocheted heart bookmarks.  Adorable!  I love it and will think of her every time I open my book!   Thanks Gayle.

OK.  This isn't a treat, but I've started running again.  I will be glad when running feels like a treat.  As I recall, that takes awhile!


Joyce said...

I would give you a run for the gold on the speed talkiing : ) It was fun reading your answers...have a great day!

Gayle said...

I'm so glad you like it! You're welcome!

I need to go look at the Shih Poo puppy shots!

Angie's Ad Lib said...

# 1 - best answer so far. A free ride sounds good.

Loved Olga's overbite; she was a cutie! It does hurt watching them though.

Shannon's King Harold is a cutie! Thanks for sharing her with us.

Katie in MA said...

I am totally with you on #8 - have you read Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert? That book saved my sanity through my divorce, but mostly made me want to move to Italy and eat.

2Thinks said...

Biking in Tuscany- yes!

margieandkath said...

just the other day we were talking about how we miss olive garden. they closed all their canadian locations. love that salad.

Nel said...

Enjoyed your answers. Love King Harold. He is sooo cute, I think I want one too. lol Good answer to #1...wouldn't that be a ride?

until next time... nel

Susanne said...

I could give you a good run for your money on the couch potatoeing and speed talking. :v)

That is one cute puppy on that post!

skoots1mom said...

just want to ride...great answer!!

pretzel, yep, that's what it was alright
i agree about days wasted

Italy would be beautiful and GREAT dd is going their next summer.

I am so wanting a puppy right now, too...and a Shihpoo would be awesome. post pics if you get one :)
Olive Garden...yummo

Shannon said...

Aww, thanks for the shout out - or should I say bark out? I really should take a video of him trying to make it over the snow drifts. There is a lot of action and snow flying everywhere, but not much movement. He's a good dog and we sure do love him! So excited that you are getting a shih-poo! Can't wait for the pictures!

I think I would like to be Shawn White. How would it feel to do what he does just once! WOW! Plus I like the whole "Flying Tomato" thing.

Mocha with Linda said...

Your answers made me smile.

I can't believe how many bloggers have been successful matchmakers!