Tuesday, April 27, 2010

I'd be LOST without the Random

Word to the playas: Don't take these questions too seriously. Some of you are saying that I'm making these too hard. I'm not trying to be profound or complex; I'm just trying to avoid rephrasing, "What is your favorite flower" week after week. That calls for me to get creative. Sometimes "creative" is read "hard!"

And please allow me a mini-post because there are rumblings about my not writing real posts and relying on the Random too much. So I shall co-mingle a post and the Random, but fear not if you do not watch LOST. The questions are applicable to everyone.

How many episodes are left?

5/04 (Tue.)
5/11 (Tue.)
5/18 (Tue.)
5/23 (Sun., 2 hours)

It's worse than when I finally got state fair tickets to see Donny Osmond in 1973. I wanted to go so badly, but every day drew me nearer to the end of the event of a lifetime. Yes, a 10-year lifetime. For "Donny love" was big love.

Those of us who have watched every season are in anticipatory agony, a place of limbo, like an emotional purgatory (that's Lostie joke). We want to see what's next and have years' worth of our questions answered, and yet, we don't want it to end because then we will just grow up and Donny will marry someone else.

Oops. Wrong conclusion. But you know what I mean.

Or maybe you don't. You cannot know this angst unless you're a devotee. Anyway, if you are not a fan but know one, please be patient with him/her--we must obsess together or die watch alone (another inside joke I can't resist.)

And now The Random prompt for this week:

1. Have you ever been so lost that you were really afraid?

2. Have you ever been to an island?

3. Are you more of a thinker or feeler?

4. Do you tend to see issues or situations in life as black and white or shades of gray?

5. If you were stuck on an island, what book would you hope to have with you (Let's pretend the Bible is already there, so you can't say that.)

6. What are you most afraid of?

7. Would you rather lose all of your old memories or never be able to make new ones?

8. Pretend I'm looking at a scrapbook page about you. There are three spaces for you to drop in individual pictures. What are those pictures of, and why did you select them?

9. If you were re-doing your wedding, what would you do differently? (If you're single, tell me one thing you would do if you were planning a wedding OR huge party.)

10. Tell me one thing you know/believe about forgiveness.

11. You're waiting in a doctor's office. What is your favorite way to pass that time?

12. If there were a clone of you in a parallel universe what is one way you hope she/he would be the same as you and one way you hope she/he would be better?

For co-devotees:

Please bring back the old haircut. Just sayin'.


Just Breathe said...

Thanks for the Random Dozen questions. I am going to miss Lost.
Fox is a fox!

Cindy Swanson said...

Ohmygosh!!! I couldn't agree more about Jack's haircut. He looks so much better with the very short one. The one he has now is bordering on nerdy. Bring back the short haircut!!!

Kelli said...

Somehow, you fell off my Bloglines months ago, and I didn't realize it. I just thought you had taken a hiatus or something.

Sheesh, I am an idiot.

Anywho- you are safely back in my reader so beware. I . am. back.

Lame commentary and all.

(Aren't you thrilled).


I woke up early this morning...nervous about our SACS interview today....was glad you had already posted the questions....it gave me something to do to keep my mind off today.

Joyce said...

I like hard questions. And I can make even the simplest question complicated so they're pretty much all hard for me.

Cat. said...

I don't know that I've played before (I do a lot of meming), but in any case my answers are posted.

And I don't mind "hard" questions. ;-)

Mocha with Linda said...

I love your questions! And what's wrong with hard ones? It's not like you're asking us to write a dissertation or theological tome.

And you know I'm lost about LOST.

Deb said...

The best Christmas gift I ever received was Donny's "My Best To You" album...*sigh*

samurai said...

I'm just mad becuase you only give me 24 hours to answer them! ;-)

Robin @ Be Still and Know said...

Oh and I totally agree about the haircut!

Robin @ Be Still and Know said...

"LOST" How can we live without it???,but we can all rest peacefully knowing that it will live forever in syndication. I predict an entire network dedicated to running "LOST" episodes 24/7 (LOL)


Anonymous said...

Seriously? Did you have to ruin my happy day off by actually listing, in black and white, the final dates of Lost.

Sheesh! Have mercy!

I think I'll take myself, and my white fuzzy robe, back to bed to dream away the inevitable!

Leelee said...

Your Random 12 kept me occupied in the doctor's office waiting room...thanks for that..I posted my answers, but I can't figure out how to link it in...but it was interesting and since I couldn't think of anything except needles and rubbing alcohol, it was a great diversion!! Thanks again for posting it on FB!!!

Anonymous said...

Personally, I like Jack's new haircut better. I don't like short buzz cuts at all.

Though I do think Lost is better for coming to a definite end, I am going to miss it a lot! I wonder how many days/months/years people will still be talking about it.

I am amazed that anyone would criticize the content of your own blog, but I wonder if the criticism about two much Random Dozen stems from having it over three days. I've wondered why you post your answers a day later instead of the same day as your readers. It's not a problem -- I just wondered.

survivor81 said...

The question about forgiveness....I believe it is the most selfish thing I have ever done...sounds strange, but Sunday I smiled at someone who did everything but physically kill me.... forgiveness gives you the feeling of being on eagle's wings.....it doesnt do anything for the other person, but sure does set you free

Anonymous said...

I say blog about what you want when you want that way you want. . .'cause you're pretty, and I like you. I've been a little short on words lately too. . .there are seasons. . .ebbs and flows. . .but I love your blog just the way it is, girlfriend.

Pat said...

I keep forgetting to do the randoms but I did today! Just cannot find out how to link up. Let me know!


Jenny said...

I thought I linked the last time!! I love being a part of this!!!