Random Dozen

After quite a long absence (well, to be fair, Lid took the summer off) I decided to participate in the Random Dozen again. This week she asked her readers to give her questions to ask – so that she could have her birthday off from making these difficult decisions. I must say that they did a great job. If you'd like to see other answers to the questions, check out Linda's 2nd Cup of Coffee blog here.

1. From "Men Are Dumb ....": If you had a theme song that played whenever you walked into a room full of people, what would it be? I Like Big Butts, by Sir Mix-A-Lot. It's not a song that I really know, but it's the one that popped immediately into my head, & I can only hope that people are thinking it when I enter a room LOL! I was going to post a link to the video, but decided that my blog is a little too family friendly. Feel free to google if you're curious!

2. From Pam of "Alert And Oriented x 4": Which of your shoes are your absolute favorite, and which are of the object of your most painful shoe-buyer's remorse?

Which is which? You be the judge! And if you wear a size 6.5 US women's and just have to have them, I will gladly ship the gold ones to you.

3. From Susanne of "Living to Tell the Story": Tell about your favorite birthday celebration that you've personally experienced. I think I've mentioned this on my blog before, but for my 30th birthday my mom sent me a gift a day for 30 days. Sometimes it was big (a new outfit), sometimes it was small (a candy bar). It was the highlight of my day for those 30 days. And really brought home how old I was LOL. Of course, 16 years later…

4. From Lori of "Just me and My Life": If you were a flavor of ice cream, which would you be? Ben & Jerry's Phish Food! I've eaten enough of it that I'm probably Phish Food already. That's not really a good thing is it?

5. Cindy Swanson of "Notes in the Key of Life" asks: Have you ever had a crush on a movie star? Who was it, and are you still crushing? Gary Sinise, from when he was in The Stand. Sigh. But our politics are not even in the same universe so I had to let him go.

6. Jill from "Jill Boyd's Place" inquires: Glasses or braces--if you had to wear one, which would it be? Having had both I would have to say glasses. Even though I hate to wear glasses, the three years I wore braces are not remembered fondly. Not. At. All.

7. Nel from "Fasteneau Facts" asks: If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? Right now it would probably be Burke County, North Carolina. Near the mountains, near our parents, still pretty rural (I think!).

8. Thena from "Patiently Waiting" wants to know: If money were no obstacle, what would be the perfect birthday gift to receive? That's easy – a hybrid vehicle of some kind. My long time crush has been a Toyota Prius, but who knows? By the time someone actually gives me a car like that almost any car company could have the best hybrid.

9. From "Life Through Bifocals," LynnMarie asks: What is your favorite birthday meal? Bakery cake (no whipped frosting – that's not frosting!). That's all. I don't need real food on my birthday.

10. Debby at "Just Breathe" checks in with: Do you still send hand-written thank you notes? Still? That implies that I ever did. I am a terrible southerner! Just the other day I got the sweetest note from Amy thanking me for her birthday earrings (her birthday was during my slight blog break – happy late birthday Amy!). I had two thoughts when I got the note: 1. Oh how nice! 2. Guess it's a good thing I didn't keep the earrings for myself. Heh.

11. Linda from "Mocha with Linda" poses this question: What is something you've done that you never thought you'd do? Hmm. I'm not usually very surprised by myself. I could say live in Africa for a year and a half, but really that didn't surprise me. I know! I joined the Episcopal Church after we moved to Ohio. I hadn't thought about it very much, but I always assumed I'd be a Southern Baptist forever. But the Episcopal Church seemed to be a place of welcome instead of a place of condemnation (sorry – that's how I felt about the Southern Baptist Convention at the time).

12. Jewel, my homegirl from Indiana who writes at "Musings from the World of Jewel," is very insistent that we answer this: Mount Rushmore honors four US Presidents: Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Roosevelt. If you could add any person to Mount Rushmore, who would you add and why? Any person? Why, Ben Franklin of course! I don't want to hear any historical mumbo jumbo about the reality of the man – his myth is larger than life & twice as fascinating. And he would certainly liven up the party!


  1. Heh. Ben Franklin is a person best considered from a distance, isn't he? When you know the broad facts it's a case of, "Wow, what a contribution!" and when you know the details it swiftly moves into, "Okay, didn't need to know that." partially because Ben Franklin as a womanizing perv is such a visually jarring idea.

    It's like finding out the Quaker Oats guy was into fetish balls or something.

    Fun list, Bug :-)

  2. 1. The Cars- good times roll (!)
    2 sneakers, love! spiked heel - no!
    3 birthday: with my whole family: Father, brother, 2cousins, friends...
    (rarely-) # 5.
    4 Homemade vanilla custard.
    5 George Harrison - any of the Beatles movies.
    6 Braces.Hate glasses.
    7 St. Kits
    8 Trip to Greece!
    9 Lobster
    10 yes, yes, yes ! and promptly!
    11 Relocate one old friend! I did !
    12. Amelia Earhart.

  3. OK, you TOTALLY made me laugh with the Big Butts song! "I like big butts and I cannot lie..." That's great! :D

    Enjoyed your answers...I did mine audio-style; hope you'll check them out when you get a moment!

  4. I'm sort of brain dead this morning, and will come back later for a more attentive read of your post. But I did want to stop by and say hello and wish you a wonderful day. I'm glad I know you.

  5. "Big Butts": Thanks, I'll have that song stuck in my head all day! I'm with you on the birthday cake. Who puts whipped topping on top of birthday cake?
    Loved your answers!

  6. I've missed Wednesday's and the Random peek under the hat of Miss DanaBug! I'm glad to see it has returned.

    I, too, would be Phish Food. OMGoodness! I'm putting it on my grocery list for next week. Just one LITTLE pint won't hurt, will it? (said the alcoholic to the bartender)

  7. If you lived in Burke County you could call my library home! The mountains call you...HELLO...WE'RE WAITING! Actually, I'm not sure what the mountains would say, probably "why are these fools building on the side of me?" But, I'd like to think they always call their children home.

  8. All were really good questions, except now I have that "big butts" song stuck in my head...

  9. Donkey in the movie Shrek did a version of that song...loved it.

    I am all about buttercream frosting...and don't give me the "oh just give me the piece with the least amount of frosting" Give me the corner piece!!

  10. #1 Made me laugh out loud
    #3 Sounds like something from a novel or movie--so sweet; maybe I will do that when my daughter turns 30 (that's a ways away, though.)
    Also--no whipped icing for me, either!


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