Thursday, September 09, 2010

I Labored Over My RD12 Answers ....

1. Describe the best sandwich in the world, according to you.

After reading someone's answer today (Who, Brain, who? Who said this? I don't know.) I drove myself right over to Panera and got the Mediterranean Veggie. Mmmmmm good. I also love the Veggie Delights at Subway. Not so into meat, as you can tell.

2. Which inspires you more: a good conversation, a song, a book or movie?

Song. It can be intentionally inspirational (like Jason Gray's "More Like Falling in Love") or it can be an oldie that evokes memories (70s songs) or it can be current and just change my whole outlook (John Mayer, Maroon 5). The happiest song ever written? "Walking on Sunshine" by Katrina and the Waves.

3. What is your favorite board game?

I think I would agree with many of you and answer "Scrabble." A pseudo board game I enjoy is Scattergories.

4. As you grow older, are you more or less patient with small children?

More. The other day a little one spilled a drink in a restaurant, and the mother, while calm and staid, got her crew together and exited quickly, with this little one crying and reaching up to her to be picked up. I don't blame her for wanting to get out of there, but my heart broke for Little Spiller. When I have a grandchild, this softness could be problematic with the parents, but I will try to keep my mouth shut.

5. Name one item you never let yourself run out of.

Paper towel and toilet paper, in that order, for some reason.

6. Do you agree with Tennyson's assertion, "'Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all?"

Honestly, the pain has been so bad that I would say I disagree. If I had never loved, I could still live in a Disney dream world and hope for the future. I would grieve not having a real relationship, I'm sure, but I would have been spared deep, deep heartache. That's just me, being honest.

7. Name one national treasure or monument that you have visited.

Grand Canyon. I was only about 7, but I'll never forget it.

8. Which is more painful, to be disappointed in someone else or to be disappointed in yourself?

I'm more shocked when someone else disappoints me. I tend to put people on pedestals. But I get more angry with myself for messing up.

9. What makes your kitchen uniquely yours?

A black and white accent wall that has a large damask pattern. Also, lots of paper goods. Because I would rather not do dishes or cook. All of those paper goods sing, "Lid's Kitchen, Come and Get It (Yourself!)"

10. Are you a crafty person?

Not really, BUT--I have picked up a new hobby, which I shall reveal soon. It is along the craft vein.

11. What is your favorite traditional picnic or bbq (cookout) food?

This appears to be a simple question at first glance, but wow--the choices are all clamoring for their day in the sun, as it were. OK--this will shock you, since I don't like meat that much, but I do love a grilled hot dog. If I went vegetarian, which I plan to, I would have the most trouble giving up bacon and grilled hot dogs. "Yuck" in theory and at the molecular level, "YUM" at the tastebud level.

12. Name one leisurely activity you enjoyed over Labor Day Weekend.

I watched two TCM movies back to back and worked on my new hobby!


Anonymous said...

I adore TCM movies!

I would love to see your kitchen wall because it sounds absolutely fabulous. I love the beauty of white and black...add damask and that is golden.

I cannot wait to hear about this new hobby.

Debby said...

Enjoyed reading your answers. I think Scrabble was the winner today. Scattergories is fun too!
Awesome to have a memory from when you were 7. Thanks for the questions this week.

Maribeth said...

Can hardly wait to learn what your new hobby is!
I like bacon and hot dogs too, but lately my middle age stomach isn't liking them so much!

Anonymous said...

I think I'll have to confess to being the guilty party...the enabler, if you will. I've been thinking about that sandwich ever since I put it on my own Random Dozen!

I also tend toward the vegetarian end of the spectrum. But hot've just gotta have a good hot dog every once in a while! I prefer Hebrew National, though, because it is a Kosher brand and, thus, a bit more healthy and not made of "parts." Blech.

Have a great day!!

Susanne said...

I think I could cut meat down but totally go vegetarian? I don't think I could do it, as you could probably tell from my sandwich answer which has not one but two kinds of meat.

Now I'm really curious about your new craft.

Mocha with Linda said...

Fun answers. Your paper goods quote cracked me up.

Can't wait to hear what your new hobby is!

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Aburnchick! Yes, it was you!!

Jerralea said...

I'm a scrabbler, too. And I should have listed grilled hot dogs as my second choice, because we must always have hot dogs, no matter what else we grill!


I loved your answers. They were fun. Thanks for sharing a bit of yourself.

Sara said...

Is so fun when the questionaire must then answer her own questions!

SusanD said...

Great answers. A new craft? Exciting. I disagree w/you on #6. You would have missed out on so many precious times had you not loved. Just sayn. Blessings, SusanD

Debbie said...

This is my first time doing Random Dozen that I know of. Thanks for this meme and the great questions this week.

Vanessa said...

Just wanted you to know that I linked here from a friends blog. Casondra also does your random dozen...I was stuck here {I wasn't really stuck, I enjoyed it very much!!} listening to your music player for......a long time. :) Great playlist!

Kim said...

I'm with you on the veggie sandwiches; also really like the one from Subway! Tonight I'm making my current favorite sandwich which includes oven roasted red peppers and eggplant slices, along with thinly sliced tomato, onion and cucumber, also a slice of cheese and just enough mayo to bind it together (but not overpower the wonderful vegetable flavors), a sprinkle of salt and a few grinds of fresh pepper -- heaven on a bun! I'm using a local roll called a 'pebete' which is a little softer than the traditional bread you normally get here and better (IMO) for sandwiches. Hungry yet? :)

Michelle said...

Hi Linda,

These are some great questions.
I think this is my first time joining in. I am your newest follower. Thanks

You can find my answers here: