Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Random Dozen Meme

I decided to participate in the Wednesday Random Dozen again. This week it's being hosted by Southlakesmom at I Didn't Know THAT!. Go to her site to check out the other folks who are participating.

1. What is your favorite sign of Spring?

2. Did you remember to spring forward on March 14?  If not, how did it impact your day? We did remember – although we were at my dad's house & traveled back to Ohio that day, so it wouldn't have mattered that much if we'd forgotten. Monday was the tough day. Who knew that my body would know what time it was? I thought I was in charge here!

3. If soil, time, talent and climate were no problem, what vegetable would you plant in a garden this year? Just one? Hmmm. Cabbage! I'm TOTALLY kidding. I hate cabbage. I think I'd grow lettuce. If I had more choices, then I'd add tomatoes, peppers, cheese (what, that doesn't grow in a garden?). I'd basically like to walk out my door & have instant salad!

4. If soil, time, talent and climate were no problem, what fruit would you plant? Blueberries! For my salad.

5. What is your least favorite insect? I'm going to say slugs. Are they in the insect family? I refuse to go find out! Blech!

6. March 22 was World Water Day. To celebrate, here are some water questions. Do you drink bottled water? If so, what brand? I used to buy fairly cheap bottled water & then just wash & refill the bottles with water from my Brita pitcher. Now I use a metal water bottle (Flylady brand, if you're interested – if you put ice in it at night the ice is still there in the morning!).

7. Have you ever been somewhere that it was not safe to drink the local water? If so, how did you handle that? No, even in Zambia the water was fine (for me anyway – I think some missionaries had problems). I do remember being at Girl Scout camp one year – we were tasting foods from around the world & I couldn't find a single thing to drink! So I just kept eating the pineapple from the Hawaii table.

8. How many glasses of water do you drink per day? Sadly, since we were told that soft drinks can count as our liquid for the day I've decreased my water consumption. Even though I know that it's better for me. I probably drink about five glasses (40 oz.) a day on a regular basis.

9. March 24 is the birthday of
Harry Houdini.  Have you ever watched a professional magic show? Share. No. I don't think my nephew B1 counts, although he did like to show us his card tricks.

10. Have you ever been a participant in a professional magic show (up on stage!)? Nope – and I don't think it's happening at this late date!

11. March 24 is also the birthday of
Steve McQueen and Clyde Barrow. Do you like Westerns or gangster movies?  If so, what is your favorite? It probably depends on the director – I like some of each. I generally like westerns better than gangster movies, but I think it's the scenery more than anything. I did really like The Untouchables (the baby carriage scene is pretty amazing).

12. (Really random)  What U.S. state that you've never visited would you like to visit someday? This is TOUGH. There are so many I've never visited. I haven't been to New England, or the west coast. In fact the farthest west I've been is Kentucky (with a teensy little foray into Missouri when we drove across a bridge & then back again). But I think at the top of my list would be northern California to visit the redwood forest.

In summary, I need to keep looking out for flowers, drink more water, stock up on salad items, and plan a trip to California!


  1. When you get to northern California you MUST go see Fern Canyon (on the coast, north of Eureka). It is amazing! Go to Mendocino, too. Especially if you're a fan of Jessica Fletcher.

    Are you saying that cheese doesn't come from the garden? My heart is breaking.

  2. There is so much to see in the US, isn't there? We have a beautiful, diverse country!

  3. You do not like cabbage? The Flylady is very promising...

    Happy Wednesday!


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  4. Thanks Dana for joining back in! I like the idea of the salad making itself from my garden! We don't get enough sun for much of anything!

  5. love your answers...ewwh I forgot about slugs I hate them too...

  6. I loved your answers to #3 and #4. I could do with instant salad! I also like the Untouchables. Great movie!

  7. LOL! I just planted cabbage today! Along with everything BUT my favorite asparagus! Go figure!

    Ya know... we are sO fortunate in the United States to have SO MANY states to visit... and sO many that I've never seen! So why do I spend sO much time dreaming about Egypt, and Belgium and Turkey and Spain? I need to see what I DON'T need a passport for FIRST! LOL!

    I sooooooooo wish cheese was a vegetable! Of course... Avocados are fruit... but I don't dare eat a LOT of them either! *sigh*

  8. What a blessing that the water in Zambia didn't bother you! I was absolutely paranoid about the water in Uganda. LOL Didn't think I needed to worry here, since Argentina is not a third world country, but boy was I wrong! Found out after the fact that the water supply in this province has a parasite endemic to the area so it doesn't bother those who have lived here their whole lives but does a number on those of us who transplanted here.

    You tickled my funny bone with several of your answers :-) You're only just now realizing your body doesn't pay any attention to you? hahaha

    There are truly many places in the U.S. I'd love to go. My sister's about an hour from Sacramento now and I hope to go back to visit when we can see more of the state. So many places, so little time!

  9. You should probably locate some Google images of slug sex before you write them off entirely. They're really sumpin'.

  10. I HATE SLUGS! At my old house my backyard was plagued with them. They could destroy a garden over night. They wee just nasty. I had to keep a huge bag of slug repellent under my kitchen sink and you never walked outside especially in your bare feet with out first checking the ground to make sure you didn't step on one.

    Great answers.


  11. There are a lot of states that I have "been to" as in drove through on my way to somewhere else and never really got out of the car... I've pretty much covered the south and been to both coast, but I have never been further north than Southeren Colorado. So I think I'd try to go somewhere up north if I had the chance.

  12. California here we come!!! So I am not the only one who refills water bottles. :)


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