If it's Wednesday, it must be time for the Random Dozen Meme from "Lidna" at 2nd Cup of Coffee. If you want to participate just go to Linda's site to link up.

1. Tell me something about your favorite teacher.

Not necessarily my favorite at the time, but one of the most memorable - my seminary Old Testament professor, Sam Ballentine. He was HARD – it’s a miracle I made a B – but he made the Old Testament come alive – it was almost like he was the voice of God speaking to me in the classroom. Spooky, but in a good way.

2. Tell me about one pivotal moment in your life.

I had been considering the Peace Corps, but I wasn’t a teacher or a builder – I was an Accounting major. One day I was in the Christian Student Center at college & saw a brochure about the Journeyman program. This was a two year mission program for college graduates. It listed bookkeeper right there in the brochure! I applied for the program & ended up in Zambia. This obviously affected my world view (and was the beginning of my bleeding heart liberal self), but it also eventually led me to Dr. M.

3. About favorite colors--a lot of people will ask you what it is, but I want to know why it is. What feeling or memory does it evoke?

My favorite color is Roy G. Biv. I just can’t decide! But if you’re going to press me I’ll say purple because the amethyst has special meaning for Dr. M & me.

4. What's a sure sign that you're getting older?

My arthritis – I’m really salty that it’s worse now that the weather is cooler. Way to be a stereotype Bug! Oh, & the fact that there are people working with me who could be my children. Yikes!

5. Please don't sermonize, but Halloween--is it a yes or no for you?

Yep! I try to dress up every year (we dress up at work). Here's a picture from 2004.

6. What's your favorite musical?

The Buffy the Vampire Slayer musical! “I’ve got a theory, it could be bunnies…”

7. Are you more of a city mouse or country mouse?

Can’t I be a small town mouse? That’s where I’m most comfortable.

8. Did you know that it is possible, for a small fee, to name a real star after someone? (It's true! Google it!) If someone were to name a star for you, would you appreciate it for its whimsy and romance, or would you say, "Are you kidding me? For $19.95 we could have gone to the movie and actually bought popcorn."

That would be so excellent! Except I really want a new Prius instead… What do you mean they cost more than $19.95?

9. What's the craziest thing you've ever been doing and texted during it? I only thought of this b/c I was about to try to text during my walking video but I didn't.

Um, well, I’ve only texted successfully once in my life & it took me 2 hours to say “thinking of u 2day.”

10. "It's not a party unless _______."

There’s cake!

11. When you're stuck in traffic or a waiting room, what do you do to pass the time? PS: There are no magazines available.

In traffic I’m listening to a book on tape. In a waiting room I’ve either brought a book or I play solitaire on my PDA.

12. If you weren't yourself, would you be friends with you?

I’m thinking not. I would find myself too annoying & off putting. “Boy, that Bug, all she does is talk about herself & whine.” I might friend myself on Facebook though because I think I’m funny.

OK, this ends the revealing things about myself trend until next Wednesday. I'll try to be more enigmatic until then.


  1. I love the Wednesday memes, I get to learn so much about you (much of it random...hmmm, that's why she calls it the "Random Meme" I'm thinkin'?) and I love your sense of humor.

    I especially love the answer to number 12, I think (if I had your quick wit) I would have said the very same thing. *g*

  2. I think you're funny too! Sure enjoy the things you share.

  3. Oh I loved your answer to the last one-that made me laugh outloud.

  4. I've got a theory, it could be witches! *Tara and Willow glare* Which is ridiculous because witches were persecuted, loved the earth, women power ...and I'll be over here!

    I liked how you felt called through the accountancy, The Bug :-) That, is indeed, a rare story about bookkeeping!

  5. I love #12! I would definitely be your friend because you're just as silly as I am! Grownups who know how to be silly are hard to find and a wonderful treat (providing they also know how to be serious and can do both at the appropriate times).

  6. How cute! But I have to admit, it took me a minute to figure out what Roy G. Biv referred to! Ugh! I need the weekend to be here!!!

  7. I, too, am incredibly slow with the texting. TINY buttons and almost no practice. Le sigh...

  8. I want to know more about your time in Zambia! Have you got my mail address? I always like your comments on mine, too! And your wise and witty memes!

  9. Fun answers! You and your co-workers are a hoot. ;)

  10. Ha! I followed a facebook link to your blog about the castles, and browsed around. I really want to expand my readership, friendships, etc, and liked some of the things you link up to. So now I'm doing the Monday thing and also Linda's Wednesday recipe thing!

  11. At least you had your one success with texting. I'm an utter failure at it so far. I think we'll have to dig out the book that came with the phone and actually *cough, cough* READ the directions!

    Enjoyed reading your answers! Have you ever gone back to Zambia? I would SO love to return and visit our friends in Uganda!!! Definitely left a piece of my heart there :-)

  12. Your texting answer cracked me up!

  13. I only managed the 2 hour text after finally getting online & looking up my phone. The really funny thing is that the person I was thinking of? It was the wrong day for that particular thought. She got the text & went "huh?" Sad.

  14. #9 made me laugh out loud. My kids are always laughing about how slow I am.

  15. Love it, Dana!

    I am really enjoying everyone's pivotal moment, including yours. Sometimes this meme really surprises me in what it brings out in people.

    Have a great weekend, friend.

  16. "I might friend myself on Facebook though because I think I’m funny."

    I SO SO identify with this...sadly, I'm the only person in my household who thinks I'm funny. My teen daughter says, "mom, if you have to tell us you're being funny, you're not." Ouch

    But then again, I laugh hysterically at Zits and Baby Blues in the newspaper and she thinks they're 'mildly amusing.'

  17. Did you know that you can also buy real estate on the moon?


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