Thursday, February 04, 2010

My Answers

The first 6 come from Kelley at I Didn’t Know That! Thanks so much, Kelley! And can you please help us out with #4???

1. Do you use the labels various charities send you as “free gifts?”

No, I don't. I would feel too guilty. And it concerns me that charities have to work this angle for support.

2. What is your favorite time of day (or night) for skywatching?

Mid-day. Of all the beautiful natural phenomena in this world, the sky is my favorite. Some like the ocean, or the desert or the mountains, but I love the sky. When I run, I actually spend quite a bit of time looking at the clouds and eternal expanse, and my heart just fills up and spills over with praise. That blue is just beyond description.

3. What is the most adventurous you've ever been with trying a new food? (Keep it G-rated please)

Not very. I have never even had sushi. Let's be real. I was born and bred in the corn belt. Which means corn = air. Everything else is kind of ... weird.

4. Have you ever heard a rock sing? (Trust me, there's a reason for this one!)

No, ma'am, I have not. And I now I know your reference. Very clever.

5. If you could learn a language you don't presently speak, what would it be?

French. I took three years in high school. Loved it since I was a little girl. I think Spanish would be more useful, but "Ou es le musee" rocks. ("Where is the museum?")

6. Al Capone's tombstone read, “My Jesus, Mercy.” If you could write your own epitaph, what would it say?

"You think you lost your mom
Well I saw her yesterday
It's you she's thinking of
And she told me what to say
She said she loves you
And you know that can't be bad
She said she loves you,
And you know you should be glad, Wooooo."

Yeah, I think that's the ticket. Might be kind of pricey on a tombstone, but it works for me.

7. If you were a famous musician who was known by one name, like “Cher,” “Sting,” or “Jewel,” what would it be? It doesn’t have to be your first name, but it can be, if you’d like.


8. Have you ever been inordinately “into” a television show?

Ha ha, Lid. Duh. LOST. That's the only one. Unless you count the Luke and Laura saga on General Hospital circa 1980. Now THAT was a story line!

9. When you sneeze, do you go big, or do you do that weird “heenh!” sound that makes people think you’re going to blow your brains out? Any other variation we should know about?

Go big or go home, Baby. When you have severe allergies, there is no holding back. You will blow your brains out. Funny historical fact: I dated a boy once who was a very large athlete. Wrestler, football player. When he sneezed, he had the most pitiful little girly "heenh" you've ever heard. And then his allergic girlfriend would cut loose with a gale force sneeze that left him with the most bewildered look on his face. That's how I roll.

10. Do you still read an actual newspaper that you hold in your hands, or do you get your news elsewhere?

I prefer to hold the newspaper in my hands, but I rarely buy one. When my column is in, I buy one and clip it for a scrapbook. Otherwise, I look on line or watch TV.

11. Are you a good speller?

The best. When I was in 4th grade, I beat out everyone in the school to win the bee. I also won in middle school. Then as an adult, one of my claims to fame is that everyone in my office uses me as a dictionary. HOWEVER, now that I have hit and passed the mid 40's my magic is slipping. For me to stop and think how to spell a word is like suddenly finding yourself walking backwards. Lately I've been feeling that out of whack with my spelling. But I passed the mantle to my eldest daughter. But oh, how I do love words.

12. At what time each day do you start thinking about Lost lunch?

Lunch, I start thinking about 11:00 or 11:30 because I usually have a protein bar at noon. If I forget, by noon the tummy is yelling, "HEY. A BAR. NOW!" And I obey. Lost keeps drifting in and out of my mind. Tuesday night was awesome!


Brenda Leyland said...

Just popped over from Attracted to Shiny Objects... I was intrigued by your Random Dozen list.

I always have fun with these kinds of prompts as they make a person ponder something alittle crazy and outside their 'normal' box.

I'm going to join in, but as this Wednesday is almost over, I'm hoping it's still okay to post tomorrow.

Wishing you glimpses of heaven in unexpected places.


Nel said...

Enjoyed your answers. I am with you on the sneezing.

until next time... nel

Barbie said...

Love your answers! Except, now I feel guilty for using the labels! Ha, well I will take it as a gift. Blessings!

Elizabeth said...

mu husband is big into Lost and he watched it and it seems all day he talked about it... I just never got into it

Mocha with Linda said...

Love your answers. And totally agree with most of them. Except the labels and LOST.

You got a comment from Barbie?!

Jenny said...

Nice Epitaph Lid :) I also love to watch the sky change colors, it is just amazing.

SusanD said...

Hey Lid, enjoyed your answers. But do tell.....what is the "reason" for #4? Have a great day. Thanks for doing this every week. Blessings, SusanD

Anonymous said...

Loved your answers. But am still totally stumped on the rock singing question and the reason behind it. Call me slow today!

What did you think of LOST the other night? Me? I was just left with more questions than ever before!!

Brenda Leyland said...

Further to... here's my link of my random dozen... it's in today's posting. I enjoyed these questions!

Robin @ Be Still and Know said...

Luke and Laura Rocked! I had a small radio that I kept at my desk at the office that would receive television (back in the dark ages before DVR and VCR's) it was a bit problematic as you could only hear the dialog but it did keep me somewhat on the same page. I even went to far when the story line was approaching a cliffhanger that I would structure my week and work a bit extra each day so I could get off early enough on Friday in order to make it home in time to see General hospital. I was living in a dream world when we got our first VCR and could actually recode my shows and watch them when I got home. It was a huge obsession for me back in the day!

Angie's Ad Lib said...

Loved the epitaph and the dating/sneezing story.

Thanks for continuing the Random Dozen! Love it.

Have a great week!

Susan said...

A great list, Linda! I loved reading your answers as usual. I hope you're doing well. I've missed playing this meme.

:-) Susan

Cathy said...

Your number 9 made me laugh. Good answers.

Catherine said...

I'm not an adventurous eater, either.

And what is the rock reference?

PS - I did a special LOST edition of this week's Random Dozen just for you, Lid! :-)

Just Breathe said...

This is so much fun. I thought that maybe you would have an answer on the rock!

Brian Barker said...

As far as learning another language, is concerned, can I put in a word for the global language, Esperanto?

Although Esperanto is a living language, it helps language learning as well :)

Please have a look at

Paula (SweetPea) said...

Too funny. Yes, you are a good speller, considering your FB mention of con-a-sewer. hehe

Go big or go home...that's too funny. What's up with those lil bitty sneezes? Did they get short changed in their creation?

How come every time I see the word tombstone I think of the frozen pizza?

With all your lookin' at the sky, do you ever trip, fall, or run into mailboxes? just teasing.

Love the red flowers. I see big hair-big lips lady is back on your header...that is the one on the right side.

Anonymous said...

I'd forgotten about Luke & Laura. There were college students in my dorm that worked their class schedules around their favorite soaps!

Nel said...

You need to stop over and pick up your award at my blog. Thanks!

until next time... nel

Debbie said...

I would worry about you if you weren't thinking about Lost. I dreamed about it last night! No joke.

Anonymous said...

I don't think charities "have to" work that angle. I think some do it in order to make people feel they "ought to" give a gift in response. People feel guilty about either using them or trashing them, and voila.