Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Really, Really Randoms

Lid at 2nd Cup of Coffee hosts Wednesday's Random Dozen.  Here is this week's Random Dozen.

1. How do you feel about "Gladiator" sandals, also called "Roman" or "Jesus" sandals? A fashion yea or nay?
If the color is close to the leg color they are OK.  If they are too dark or too far off from leg tone, I don't think they look good on anyone.  (If they didn't have the ankle strap, I'd love them!)

2. What is your favorite pizza?
Cheese, please!

3. There are plans in the works to sell roughly 1,000 items from Star Trek: The Experience in Las Vegas. This means you could buy Picard's chair for your family room. If not a Star Trek item, what prop, background, set, etc. from what TV or movie would you buy if you could?
[Ex: Hurley's "I Love my Shih tzu" shirt from LOST, the plantation home "Tara" from Gone With the Wind, or Tracy's tambourine from the Partridge Family.]

I'd take the house in "Father of the Bride." (Steve Martin version)  I loved everything about the way it looked--right down to the basketball goal in the driveway.

4. Name a local food or restaurant that your area is famous for.
We're known for good ol' Midwestern steaks.  We raise beef.  Good beef.

5. What is your current favorite snack?
Salty- Chips and Salsa         Sweet-  Raisinettes 

6. Hypothetical: You are required to be a reality show contestant. Which show would you choose based on your probability of success? (You cannot choose "none.")

A. Dancing with the Stars

B. Biggest Loser

C. Survivor
I'm going with D.  The Amazing Race   Travel to foreign countries, racing, fun/interesting contests. I'd rock!  Well, at least I'd have a good time!

7. On a scale of 1-10, with 1 being uninhabitable and 10 being cleanliness that meets the standards of OCD, how clean is your vehicle's interior?
I'll go with a 5.  It could stand to be vacuumed and dusted. 

8. It doesn't feel like Spring until _________.
my white legs aren't quite so white.  Although I was tempted to write that it doesn't feel like spring until I shave my legs.  I know.  TMI!

9. Something that made you laugh really hard recently is ____.
Isn't it sad that I don't remember the last time I laughed really hard?   And laughing until I cry is my absolute favorite!! 

10. Tell me about a goal you're working toward.
I'm trying to get to the point where I can run 3 miles--and then I will enter a 5k.  

11. Share a thought-provoking or inspiring quote this week.
"We're all in the same boat on a stormy sea, and we owe each other a terrible loyalty."

12. Name one thing that you do as a parent that you absolutely know will make your kids happy. If you're not a parent, feel free to substitute "friend" or nomenclature that works for you.
Besides money??  (That is always good for happy girls.) Actually, they are pretty easy to please.  Dinner, a movie, a shopping trip, or just time together.  They aren't too picky!

On a side note-  a former student who reads my blog told me that yesterday's song, Lady Antebellum's "I Was Here," is being used by the Susan G. Koman Foundation.  This is their theme song this year for the 3 Day Walk For A Cure for breast cancer campaign.  A great song for a great cause. 

See.  This is the proof.  Some days I teach my students, but most days they teach me.  And if they're really good, they keep teaching me long after they've left our school!  Thanks, BK.

 Happy Wednesday!


Kirsty said...

LOL, Have to agree with the leg shaving thing;)I love that you created a 'D' for question 6 :)
Have a great day!

SusanD said...

Yummmm a good Midwestern steak. Stop you make this Iowa girl's mouth water. Raisinettes? I love them! Thanks for sharing. Blessings, SusanD

Joyce said...

I almost chose the Father of the Bride house...we love that one too!

I love the quote : )

Kate said...

I would love to be on the Amazing race too! I would haved picked D too ( :

2Thinks said...

Yes, it's the same for homeschooling moms. The kids end up teaching the mom and thus learn the material. It really works, though it sounds practically illegal. But Outside the Box taught me most of the Geometry book and he graduated Cum Laude from college with a double major, so...I definately know what you're saying here about that.

Gayle said...

Is it silly that the answer that most popped out at me was raisinettes? I love raisinettes and I haven't had them in so long!

margie said...

i would last one episode on the amazing race!!!

Mary said...

That was a great house in Father of the Bride! I said "Amazing Race", too!

joyce said...

Gosh, those would be tough questions for me. Oh, I know what I'd pick from a tv show....I just don't remember what show it was....but it was a pink convertable VW bug. And snacks...right now I', on a Maynards Wine Gums kick. What made me laugh really hard...yesterday I wanted my son to climb up on the garage roof and hold this whirly-gig thingy up at the peak so I could see if it looks good....he's used to jumpring up & grabbing the edge of the roof & pulling himself up, but he hasn't done it since last year, and he got stuck with one lug up and we were both laughing so hard he practically fell back down. If I'd'a had my camera it would've been postworthy.

Nel said...

Enjoyed your answers! I love your #8... oh how I can relate...hehehe. And the house on Father of the Bride...beautiful. Yeah I could take that too...
until next time... nel

Katie (Can't Get There) said...

What made me laugh until I cried recently: last night the girls were in the bath and I was washing the 5-yr-old's hair. She usually looks at the ceiling and names things she can see in the "sky" to keep the soap out of her eyes. She "saw" Santa Claus and launched into "Santa Clause is Coming to Town" ...except half way through the chorus, she switched to a scary death voice. "Santa! Claus! is coming! to towwwwn!" (very deep scary throat sounds) I burst into laughter - it was so random!! lol