Wednesday, October 07, 2009

The Random. #5 -- And Some Pre-quel Details

Is Blogger still giving you fits, too? The only way I can publish comments is through email. For at least 48 hours I've been receiving a message from Blogger assuring me that the situation is "under investigation."

Right. Like when you ask your teenager how the family tree chart in Spanish class is going and she says, "I'm working on it." Or when your boss asks you to change the outdated phone message which you don't really know how to do because you have to be a systems analyst specialist to figure out the phone system so you just say, "OK."


What's up with crazy Tracey getting all the breaks? For those of you who don't watch, Tracey collapsed on the first week when she went bonkers in the first competition and nearly killed herself trying to win.

Then ... she did other crazy stuff with big, crazy eyes. Like dissing her partner, Coach Mo, when she traded their chance to train with Bob and Jillian for the week in exchange for a 2-pound advantage in the weigh-in. Then she ate 400 calories in cupcakes and won the right to rule the game by choosing whose weight would count at the weigh-in. And she made enemies out of people who are loathe to make enemies. She's injured again and cannot exercise. Yet each week she "out-loses" the whole gang in pounds in spite of physical set backs that keep her from exercising. Things just seem to go her way every week. And she seems as astonished as the rest of us, which she evinces by making her eyes really, really big.

It's making me and some co-workers have crazy eyes, too.

RaNdOm aHeAd!

This is the day the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it. This is also the day I have added Mr. Linky to this meme. So let us link up AND be glad. It's legal to do both; I checked.

1. On an average, how often do you splurge and buy something for yourself?

2. Are you more like Hall or Oates? Just kidding. Real question: What is the last creative project you began/finished? Feel free to post a pic of it.

3. OK, Goldie Locks, do you consider your house too big, too little or juuuust right?

4. What is your favorite outdoor chore?

5. If you knew that cigarette smoking was not bad for your health but would be a weight loss tool, would you use it? Why or why not?

6. On a road trip, would you rather drive or ride?

7. What do you consider a trivial pursuit?

8. This weekend, we downloaded the movie "Duplicity" with Julia Roberts and Clive Owen. Within 5 minutes, I was bored and annoyed, but I kept watching 5-10 minutes at a time hoping it would get better between small chores. I finally gave up and Jorge watched it alone, and then regretted wasting that time because he disliked it intensely, too. So ... how long do you watch a movie or read a book before giving up on it?

9. Is there a song that you really love but are embarrassed to admit because it's not cool or it's racy or because it's by Hall and Oates?

10. On a scale of 1-10 (10 = extremely) how spontaneous are you?

11. Are you a food and/or beverage snob?

12. Who/What are you trying to control in your life? (I hear people gulping and see them sweating in anticipation of how to answer this one.)


Sarah said...

Fun Questions this week, Linda...esp. needed that last one! :)

Quilldancer said...

Well, blogger and I have been on the "outs" for years. They hosted my first blog, but the frustrations they dealt me sent me into the arms of WordPress and I have never looked back. ;)

Betty said...

I don´t get that show here, but from what you described it sounds pretty funny and dramatic! :)
Can´t wait to see your answers to the 12!

The Bug said...

I'm linked!

Mrs. E said...

Oooh! Tracy is making me mad, too! Poor Mo. And he seems like a nice guy, but if he hangs around her too much...! Nice psycho eye picture of you & your colleagues!

Mrs. E said...

Oooh! Tracy is making me mad, too! Poor Mo. And he seems like a nice guy, but if he hangs around her too much...! Nice psycho eye picture of you & your colleagues!

bensrib said...

I'm linked. I enjoyed this one. Especially that last one. My children (especially the teenage driver) heartily agree.

H-Mama said...

Hmmm.... do you think they're adjusting the scale to keep Tracy around for the drama? Creative... you and your friends. ;)

SusanD said...

I'm in too. Great questions this week. I'm thinkin the responses to #6 & 7 will be good ones to read. :) Blessings, SusanD

noexcuses said...

I'm new to your blog, but I love it! Your words (and memes) get right to some serious issues I have. Thanks for your creativity and zest for fun!

If I like Hall & Oates, do I have to leave?

Robin @ Be Still and Know said...

I'm up...and I'm outta here! On vacation whooo hooooo!

Maybe I will have some down time later to borrow the hubs laptop to check out everyone's responses.

Have a great meme!!!


Anonymous said...

All linked up...Good questions this week. ;-)

Jewel said...

Mine is up! Thanks for taking the time to do this for all of us to enjoy, Linda!
Would you believe I have tivo'd Biggest Loser but have yet to watch it? Argh! :-)

Chel's Leaving a Legacy said...

There are certain formats I am not able to leave comments on sometimes. Not sure about that.

And I love the crazy eyes pic of you and your co-workers!

I'm in and linked up...can't wait to read your answers tomorrow!

Amy@My Front Porch said...


Looks like you and your co-workers have a lot of fun together :)

Mocha with Linda said...

All linked up with my layer of skin peeled back. . . . Although I think I'm a bit in denial on the last one. I did have to control my answer, ya know! LOL

Anonymous said...

I've wondered about Tracy, too. She probably is doing better with a diet than what she was before coming to the ranch, but then probably everyone is. I really hated to lose the two guys last week -- Sean was my favorite. But I was glad to see they were doing so well and that the other guy was dating the first girl who was eliminated.

I'm linked up but have an appointment this morning, so I will visit around later today.

Celeste said...

I'm linked, thanks for the fun questions. :)

Anonymous said...

You have to add that I cannot stand that Tracey! The day she goes home is the day I do the Tom Cruise jump on the couch!!

Joyce said...

I'm also in and linked up...looking forward to blog hopping later.

I haven't had problems with comments but all day Monday I couldn't even access my blog. I freaked out a little because I thought I'd done something ridiculous like delete it...kept getting weird messages from Blogger...there has definitely been some issues this week...hopefully they're sorting them.

Lois Lane II said...

Yea!! I'm a first-time participator! ;)

Lauren said...

another fun dozen!

1. too often :/
2. ooo - well, let's see - I made fun favors for my sisters bridal shower in August. I made 2 4th of July quilted table runners in June and I made a couple quilted Christmas stockings and a Christmas runner in June. I also completed our 4th scrapbook in July. I make one for every year we've been married and present it to John on our anniversary. I can't wait to be making #50... only 46 years to go! :P
3. juuuuuuuust right! :)
4. planting flowers, trees, bushes, and bulbs... and anything to do wiht making the yard look pretty!
5. NOPE - because it smells yucky and (probably more importantly) I am 15lbs underweight and trying desperately to gain... so no weight loss tools for me!
6. ride - I like to look around and take naps... plus my husband drives everywhere and I love it that way! :)
7.fortune - you can't take it with you! Pursue people and Christ!
8. haha - this one makes me laugh! I would probably be like your hubby and watch the whole thing, or read the whole book! Then, I would be mad that it never got better and I wasted so much time on it!
9. Well, I am not embarrassed to admit much at all. I know I'm a dork and that's okay with me! :) I love the song "wonderful Christmas time" by Paul McCartney and it's baaaad! My best friend thinks I am crazy! haha
10. 4
11. nope - I'll eat just about anything that I'm not allergic to (which means I don't get to eat much). I do love starbucks, though ... which I guess could put me in the snob category!
12. oh yikes! I still try to control my time... I know that I need to give it to God and release my time to Him. But, it's been a daily struggle. :/

Thanks for entertaining me while I have my 2nd cup of coffee at work! (really -- it actually IS my 2nd cup!) hahaha

Susanne said...

I don't watch Biggest Loser so I'll just smile and nod once in awhile and let you talk away.

Anonymous said...

Me linky-ed!

I fell asleep during the second hour of Biggest Loser but woke up in time to see Julio and how great he looks now. Fun fact---Ryan Benson, who won the very first Biggest Loser, and I graduated from high school together....Mead High School class of 1986- Go Panthers!

Anonymous said...

I'm a Wordpress chick. But Blogger angers me a lot when I try to comment on other blogs.

Seriously, come join the Biggest Loser drama on my blog! Especially if you have rants about Tracey! :)

Katie@The Baby Factory said...

So funny......the 'tree chart' from spanish class, eh? That seems like a generalization that ALL teens go through ;)
Looking forward to your answers.....Hull & Oates?? I think you'll get a kick out of that this week. :)

Rachelle said...

Thanks for hosting!

Melli said...

I don't use the "approve" function on my blog. All my comments have been showing up fine. Maybe you could turn that off until they get straight. But honestly, I thought when you used that they weren't supposed to show up until you told them to... Am I MISSING something?

And I don't watch BL - but sounds like this girl has God on HER side! Orrrrrr... she's a good actress? LOL!

These are GREAT questions this week Linda!

Greg C said...

I will see if I can fit this project in this week. I am still trying to catch up from last week though. I think I am an oat though.

Michelle said...

first time playing along =p

that was fun.....a little hard.....but fun!


geetabean said...

I'm linked. My first one! I feel so cool now! :)

Pam from alertandorientedx4 said...

Blogger is definitely being weird. But Mr. Linky seems to be a happier fellow this week. It cracks me up how many of your readers have the same answers I do (Farmville, powdered creamer. These were fun answers. Attempting 2 Truths and a Lie, edition # 2 next week...hope you can play!

Bill ~ {The Old Fart} said...

I played this meme a couple of times before, but this is the first time I am using the Linky thingy.

Quilly and Melli introduced me to your blog and your Meme. They kept suggesting I add my blog to your Linky Thingy.

Stop by if you get a chance, and if you want search my archives to see the previous meme posts.

I really like this blog Linda.

Susan said...

I've had no problem this week at all...but I don't use the approved feature either. I have to say that I'm in the "How's she doing it?" club for BL. She is annoying me. I love all the other players so much this season though.

Some of these questions threw me.

Mine's up finally.



Debbie @Like a Rose said...

I'll be posting my Random answers tomorrow...

I really can't stand Tracey - her "big eyes" make me roll my eyes.

Lisa @ The Preacher's Wife said...

You are such a riot...that's all. One day when I become a bonafide blogger again I'm going to play along on this one..:)