Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Link Up for the Random Dozen

Feel free to copy and paste the questions, post your answers, then come back here and link up so that we can come visit you. Hopefully, no one will die this week, preventing me from visiting you.

I have to tell you that question #11 was written in honor of my friend Linda at Mocha with Linda who told me a celeb look-alike story once that I have never forgotten.

It's just a little story but one of those that when someone tells you, you fall off your chair laughing like you're drunk because it just strikes you as so stinkin' funny. I don't even know why it's so funny to me. I am SURE it will not be as funny to you as it was to me, but all I can say is, it has never failed to crack me up whenever I think of it, which I try not to do often because my boss frowns on my falling off the chair at work.

Here is an excerpt from the post wherein I respond to the story, February, 2008:

Favorite comment of the week:

Regarding my post called Old Happens, which speaks to the natural phenomenon of thighs sliding down our legs and other aging atrocities, one commenter said, "I don't know why, but when I was in high school, my mother told me that I looked like Ted Koppel."

Well, dear Reader, I don't believe a satisfactory explanation exists for this kind of crazed attack, except that maybe it was the day your mom's menopause kicked in AND she got a bad haircut AND an eviction notice AND the McDonald's employee messed up her drive though order AGAIN.

Still. There had to be more frustration than that to inspire that kind of remark.

So maybe you then made a smart-alecky high schooler remark which proved to be your mom's tipping point, so she glanced around the room desperately looking for some way to unleash her exasperation, and Nightline just happened to be on, and so she yelled to you, "And YOU ... why, you look just like ... Ted Koppel!"

Oh, dear Reader, I am as sure that you do not look like Ted Koppel as I am of the inexplicable two pound weight gain that greets me every morning on the scale.

No one looks like Ted Koppel except for Hermie the Elf. [You aren't Hermie, are you?]

And so my "Dear Reader" and Co-Lid Linda knows exactly how to get me every time in a comment--she brings up the Ted Koppel incident.

And I am defenseless.

OK, the questions: [I'm answering tomorrow.]

1. Tell me the absolute best way to watch a movie.
2. Do you ever think about your own funeral? If so, do you have specific ideas about how you would like it to be?
3. Are you more of a giver or a taker?
4. Vacations: planned activities and schedules, or play it by ear?
5. What is one often overlooked item in your home that needs to be cleaned regularly?
6. Name a cause that means a lot to you.
7. Do you eat a regular old peanut butter jelly sandwich, or do you customize it? And by the way, jelly or no jelly?
8. If we were having a conversation in person, how would I know if you were nervous?
9. Do you have an elaborate bedtime routine, or just the basics of tooth brushing and jammies?
10. Have you ever regretted something you wrote on your blog?
11. Has anyone ever told you that you look like a famous person or celebrity? Did you agree?
12. If you were going to dedicate a song to a loved one or friend, what would the song be and to whom would it be dedicated?


Anonymous said...

I always thought Ted Koppel looked just like a character in the old Jonny Quest cartoons where only the mouths of the people moved. I'm sure he's a very nice man, though. :-)

Chel's Leaving a Legacy said...

WOWZA! I got to be number TWO! I'm not usually up this late to get to enjoy that privilege. :-)

Quilldancer said...

But now how is Mocha with Linda going to answer question 11?

My meme is set to post at midnight Hawaii time, which is 6 a.m. on the East Coast. Thinks for doing this. i know you had a rough week. My prayers are still with you.

Susan said...

I'm laughing cause when I was in college, my friends used to tell me I looked like Hermie---we had similar hair. I could NOT put that down after you posted it here....

My questions are done. I had fun thinking about them this week.



SusanD said...

My answers are up too. Ted Koppel? Really? Ouch! lol Have a great week. Blessings, SusanD

Joyce said...

I've just posted mine...this week's required alot more brain power than the last few!

Melli said...

Ohhhhhhhhh goodness! That story IS just hysterical! This is going to be a fun week I think!

Mocha with Linda said...

I obviously was so traumatized that I can't remember when she said it. In my post I said it was in my twenties. I just remember being horrified and aghast.

And I never dreamed it would be such a bonding moment with a Lid in Indiana years later!

Mrs. E said...

A little shout out to you and your XC "smack talk" over on Easy Street today. Have a wonderful Wednesday!

RamblingMother said...

I am in mr. linky.

Heart2Heart said...

This is my first participation in your random meme and I love it! I look forward to doing this and participating each week!

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

The Bug said...

I posted mine this morning (from the bathroom - I take my laptop in there - should I admit that?).

I feel like I should change my answer to the looking like someone famous question, even though this isn't a famous person. When I was in college I apparently was the spitting image of a friend's sister. He even took me to a football game in his hometown to freak everyone out. They couldn't understand why I didn't wave at them. I never met her, so I don't know, but apparently I fooled her friends.

Over twenty years later he is now my facebook friend - I asked him if we still look alike. He said not so much - apparently I'm cuter. Heh.

Sue said...

OK... the Ted Koppel story... hilarious! I personally would need some therapy after a parent said that to me. lol

Got my answers up for this week. I so enjoy your Random Dozen and I SO enjoy YOU! Thanks ;-)

Have a great day!

Liz said...

Your questions take me awhile to answer, but they are quite the probing questions that really do help you get to know a person. You're good at this.

Ohilda said...

First time participating! Thanks for the fun!!

Melissa said...

Your blog always brightens my day! Thanks for the laugh.

Joyce said...

I posted a little edit on my answers already...I felt like one of the comments I made was perhaps coming across in a way I didn't intend. I guess I should have changed my answer to the question about regretting something you posted too : )

Enjoy your day...Joyce

Anonymous said...

Hey Linda, can you delete my first link (#33)? I had copied the URL of another site before I copied my URL and obviously the quick keys to copy my URL didn't work. #34 is correct. Thanks!!!

Jewel said...

Mine is up!! :-) Hope you are having a great Wednesday!!
Oh, and the Ted Koppel story was hilarious!!

Celeste said...

This is such a fun meme, I am so glad I found you. Mine is up, had to think about those answers for a while :)

Heckety said...

I didn't realise you were carrying on with the Random Dozing! I'll have my answers up tomorrow! Yee-hay!

Anonymous said...

Hi! I found you while blog hopping....loved the questions and answered them over at my place.

skoots1mom said...

could you make it a random 1/2 dozen? hee hee

Debbie @Like a Rose said...

Wow - lots of players this week. I'll have to go visiting tomorrow.

skoots1mom said...

i took me 4eva to get this done...and now i'm posting 20 mins before midnight est and won't get any traffic...oh well

KD said...

Found your blog through 2 Thinks to Share and have added my Random Dozen.
Can someone please tell me how to make the pictures (icons?) link with the home source. I can make the picture show on my blog, but the link is lost and I don't know how to do it so that the link is active.

Sarah said...

I remembered to "Mr. Linky" this time...Love the Hermy the Elf and Koppel comparison...hilarious!

Marsha said...

Hope you're feeling better today Lid. I decided to play this week, although I am a little late in joining in.