Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Random Dozen Meme – The It’s My Birthday Edition

This is what Dr. M brought home with him last night - isn't he a sweetie? I love bakery cake - yum! My birthday is today, but he teaches until nearly 8:00 on Wednesdays so we celebrated early.

And this is what happened when I opened my Dad's birthday card - this is the confetti that was on the tables at Thanksgiving & it ended up all over the floor. I used to send out cards with confetti in them all the time - payback is heck. Heh. Thanks Daddy & Amy!

Now it's on to the Random Dozen, hosted by Lidna at 2nd Cup of Coffee. Go to her site to check out the other participants - it's always a hoot!

1. Do you prefer even or odd numbers? Any particular reason? I'm not really a numbers person. Even though I have an Accounting degree. And I spend a lot of time counting (50 seconds to rinse my hair in the shower – 1001, 1002, 1003…). And I'm trying to decide how I feel about turning 46 TODAY.

2. On a scale of 1-10, with 1 being "not at all" and 10 being Carly Simon-worthy, how vain are you? Well, this is my comment on Linda's Monday blog post: I'm probably the most vain person in my life - in a self-deprecating I'm so not worthy way. It's a lethal combination (lethal as in, guaranteed to put you to sleep).

3. Among these Irish stereotypes, with which do you identify most closely? Talkative, Proud, Inquisitive, Love to party, Hot-tempered. Hmm – I'm going with inquisitive. My friends know that I have a fetish about looking in boxes. If you have a decorative box in your home, I'm going to open it to see what's in there. So make sure it's not your stash! My nosy side is really annoyed that I don't work in Human Resources any more.

4. How lucky do you consider yourself? On a scale of 1 – 10 I'd say about an 8. I've had a lot of good things happen to me – especially meeting Dr. M (thanks KJ!).

5. What is the subject of your favorite post that you've written? Well, the one about the Rapture ranks right up there LOL. And then there's the Snuggie one. And my dad's green bean scrambled eggs. But I think my favorite posts are the poetry ones, and since they're all my children I can't pick just one – sorry!

6. Describe March weather where you live in three words. Cold, windy, waiting

7. How apt are you at detecting blarney when you hear it? (Smooth talk, flattery) Sadly, I always think that if the person is flattering me then it's blarney. This could be a self-esteem issue.

8. How "green" are you, environmentally speaking? I'm about 40% green I think. We recycle. I think about the water & heat we use, but don't consciously reduce either. I use cloth grocery bags & sandwich bags. I have a water bottle. I occasionally use environmentally friendly products.

9. What is your favorite song this week? Well, I could say "You're So Vain" (thanks very much Linda!), but not really. I don't listen to music that much – I usually have words in my head instead of music. I guess I'm going to go with the NBC Olympic theme song – it's still rattling around in there!

10. You are walking along and see a coin on the ground. What denomination does it have to be before you will stop to pick it up? Well, now, the denomination doesn't matter as much as where it is & the condition it's in. Quarter in an oil puddle? No way. Penny in the grass? Probably. (note – after writing this, I was in a store & saw a penny on the floor. The penny was shiny, the floor looked clean. I did not pick it up. Apparently I do have my limits.)

11. Complete the sentence: "Every time I look outside my window ...." I think surely it will be spring soon. Surely!

12. What was the #1 song on the day you were born? See this site to find out. I Wanna Hold Your Hand by the Beatles. Awww – I'd like to get a big vat of hand sanitizer & hold all my bloggie friends' hands!


  1. Happy birthday to you,
    Happy birthday to you,
    Happy birthday dear BUUUUUUG,
    Happy birthday to YOU!!!!!
    Hope your year is packed to the rim with new discoveries and joy!

  2. Hey, Happy Birthday Bug!!! Hope you have a lovely, lovely day. xx

  3. Happy Birthday Dana!!! 46 is a wonderful age. Enjoy everyday of it. Your answers were charmingly usual. I could identify with many of your answers as ones that I would have given. The Irish one...I would have had to say Bad temper. I always choose to blame my temper on my heritage...ha!

  4. Happy Birthday!!!

    There is nothing like bakery cake... yummmmmm... bring on the Crisco icing!

    I'm a fan of confetti in cards too.. haha!!!

  5. Happy birthday. the 40s were good years. enjoy them.

  6. Happy Birthday! Your cake looks yummy!

    Loved your #3 -that was funny.

  7. Holding your hand and swingin' it full of birthday wishes. Happiest of happies to you!

  8. Happy Birthday!

    Enjoyed your answers!

  9. Happy, Happy Day! We're so glad you played! You could have just sat around and been eating cake without us!

    Oh, and great answers as usual!

  10. Happy Birthday to you! Hope you have a wonderful day!

    I'll have to look up the NBC song. They played the Canadian CTV one continuously. I even heard it in my sleep. LOL.

  11. loved your answer about the coin. i would always pick up a penny, but i never thought about the possibility of it being in a very unattractive place. yuck!

    loved the snuggie post. i did.

    ... and your description of March... especially the "waiting"... perfect.

  12. I would sing you Happy Birthday Opera style like I sing to all my students, if we were together...

    Too funny that you saw a penny and didn't pick it up after you wrote what you wrote...

  13. Great answers. Let me know if you see one of those oily quarters. I want it. :)

  14. Happy Birthday! I had a "Your So Vain" earworm, too!

  15. Happy, Happy Birthday. Hope its a good one.

    FYI, my husband and daughter pick up pennies to give each other luck. (it really is a sweet daddy/daughter thing)

  16. Happy Birthday Bug! Hope you have had a wonderful one. My daughter and I always do the store cakes, but with whipped icing. We love them! 46 was good... I will be 53 in 9 days. March is a good month! Enjoyed all your answers. Thanks for sharing.

    until next time... nel

  17. Happy, happy birthday, Dana! Many happy returns of the day. Remember, on your birthday the cake has no calories :-) That's the rule!

    I had to laugh at you getting confetti bombed, by the way, and confessing that you had done that in the past. When Rob and I got married, a good friend gave us a gift in a bag in which she had stuffed an entire universe full of confetti. It was very festive, and lovely (and came with a very nice gift, too) but it got all over the living room, in our 1912 house...with all those charming nooks, and crannies, and carved wood.

    We moved last year...and for years we'd regularly find a cheery, confetti Congratulations here or there...but when we moved, we found that there were still a few left, ten years later.

    It was like being haunted by Hallmark.

    Anyway, do you have anything fun planned for your actual day?

  18. That is a really good description of March weather.

    I have two very close friends who also have March 3 as a birthday. It's obviously a very special day. Much happiness (and good luck) to you for the next year! xx

    p.s. I read about the Rapture.
    There are no words. I would say that you were pretty non-controversial, considering.

  19. Bug, that's what happens when I get busy at work ...


    Happy belated birthday to you!!!!


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