Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Random Dozen Minus One

Time for a Random Dozen with Linda.  I'm a little short on creativity today, and I like her dozen (missing #4 , so maybe that makes it a Blogger's Dozen?) so here we go. 

1. Is there a word which you initially mispronounced? There was a show on at some point in the 80s called the Cavannaugh's.  I called it the "Cavanas" like "bananas" and my parents rolled on the floor laughing, back we had to actually write rolling on the floor laughing, not like today's shorthand. 

2. How do you feel about the use of texting shortcuts and trends? I think it's pure laziness and don't usually do it.  I do, however, leave out apostrophes when I text.

3. Tell me about your high school senior picture. Loved it.  I had the right color hair happening that day and I just loved the way all of the colors in the whole picture looked.  I had a little fender bender on the way there, so I must have been a little flushed and it all just worked.  I never once had hair in real life that cooperated the way it did that day.

5. Share a high school or college homecoming memory.  I loved homecoming my senior year.  I went to the homecoming dance with a boy I really liked.  I  must have lived under a rock, because I didn't know you were supposed to wear fancy dresses for homecoming.  I wore what looked like a church dress.  Very Jessica McClintock (flowery and some lace, no poof though).  I wasn't homecoming queen but I wanted to be.  I wasn't nominated.  Recently, a rumor has floated that I was supposed to be nominated by the cheerleaders but I refused to do it because they wanted to nominate a boy that I thought was disgusting.  I did think he was disgusting, but I can't believe I gave up my one chance to be homecoming queen just because I didn't want to be seen with him.  I must have had very high standards.  So I wasn't even in the court.  But I survived.  I really had fun at that dance and can't tell you why.

Linda at Mocha with Linda wants to know: "Do you prefer sunrises or sunsets?"  Sunrises.  Sunsets just make me very sad because that means another day is over.  When I was in France in college, I had the worst time every day right around sunset because I would get really sad.  Once the sun had gone down, I was fine but I learned to hide myself so I couldn't see the sun going down.

7. Lea at Cici's Corner asks, "What is something you have not done that you desire to do?"
Hmmm.  I am riding a horse and that is something I always wanted to do but did not start until 2 years ago.  I guess continuing with that, I someday want to own a large horse farm.

8. Carol at Wanderings of an Elusive Mind ponders, "If you could come back [in another life] as an animal, which would it be?"  This is a tough one.  I think I would like to be a pet, not a wild animal because I want to know that I have food and shelter.  But I would have to have nice owners who don't do mean things and understand that I am an animal, not a human.

9. Joyce from The Other Side of the Pond is curious: "Where were you 10 years ago?" Please feel free to elaborate more than just your physical location.  I was literally right where I am now, doing what I do now, with k-ster like I am now.  I don't like change and work to keep things the way they are because I like that.  Well, I was sitting on a different couch then, maybe that's a difference.

10. When you are proven to be correct in any contentious discussion, do you gloat?  Depends on what you mean by gloat.  If you mean I do the I told you so dance and then refer in the future to the LAST time I was right, then yes, I guess I gloat.  But I don't take pride in it.  It's usually like "Listen to me, I know I'm right" because I often have a hard time getting people to listen to me though I am usually right if I am being that persistent about it.  If I can find the answer on the internet, I try to do it in the moment so the argument can be overwith.  I hate arguments when I am certain of the answer, so I look it up with the arguers with there to put an end to it.

11. What is your favorite food which includes the ingredient "caramel?"  Snickers

12. From my 17 year-old daughter to you: "If you could be part of any fictional family, which family would you choose and why?" (She's so cute. And clever.)   that would be Linda's daughter, not mine.  Umm.  This is a tough one.  I think said that about another number too.  I used to want to be part of the Seaver family from Growing Pains because I liked them and thought Joanna Kerns was a great mother.  And I liked that Jason's office was right in the house.  Oh and Kirk Cameron.  LOVED HIM.

Now go see Linda and link up your own answers.


  1. i used to want to be a cosby kid-- now, people tell me we (my current family) are like the cosby's.

  2. ooooh, Snickers & Kirk Cameron. Now THERE'S a winning combo!


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