Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Wednesday Random Dozen

The Random Dozen is hosted by Linda at 2nd Cup of Coffee. Go there to check out the answers other folks gave to these questions.

1. What was the last thing about which you procrastinated? I'm supposed to be cleaning out the office of one of the attorneys who left the company over two years ago. I look through a stack of papers in a desultory way about every two weeks. At this rate it'll be 2012 before I'm finished (and then the world will end!). At home we can always say that I'm procrastinating the vacuuming. Unless it's the actual day I've vacuumed or the six days after I've vacuumed – then I'm avoiding the vacuuming.

2. How long does it take you to fall asleep, and do you sleep through the night?
I usually fall asleep within about 5 minutes of going turning the light out. Usually. Sometimes it takes longer. Like when I sleep until 10:30 in the morning & then try to go to bed a scant 12 hours later. I always wake up to go to the bathroom at least once during the night – often twice. But I have no trouble falling right back asleep.

3. Which decade would you choose to exemplify your favorite fashion styles?
I'm not fashion-forward enough to know the answer to this question. The preppy look did nothing for my figure. And the hippie look, ironically, seemed to be for straight skinny people too. I think the sixties offered the most alternatives for a small-waisted, big hipped woman.

4. What is your personal best dish to feed a crowd?
Me, feed people? Ha! Now, Dr. M has some good "company" dishes – BBQ pork & grilled chicken come to mind. I'll provide the pita & hummus. (Sabra brand – you didn't think I'd actually make it from scratch did you?)

5. Are you an impulse shopper? What was the last thing you bought on impulse?
I'm an impulse food shopper (Must. Stay. On. List. – ooh tiny little cartons of Skinny Cow Ice Cream!). But since I so rarely do other kinds of shopping I can't say that I'm an impulse shopper. I usually do the "do I really need this" test - & sometimes I say no & still get it – but I wouldn't call that an impulse buy after all that agony.

6. What is one wish you have for your own funeral?
That I were still alive? Oh, not an option? I think that I would want the service to be whatever the folks who are left behind need for it to be. It's not for me – it's for them.

7. If it's true that joy is in found in the simple things in life, what does your joy look like today?
Bright blue skies, boss in a good mood, Laughing Cow cheese, my Toms shoes…

8. What is your favorite type of bread?
I'm not a huge bread eater (Give me chocolate people! No, not chocolate people. People! Give me chocolate!), but I do have an opinion. Mamaw's yeast rolls. Those evil biscuits at Red Lobster. Hushpuppies (are they not bread?).

9. What trait do you fear developing the most? (Laziness, greediness, grumpiness, etc.)
I already have all of those! Thanks, Lid for pointing out my faults… I think that I'm most afraid of losing my memory. I know that's probably not exactly a "trait." But it scares me. I'm fairly forgetful already.

10. What trait would you like most to develop?
The opposite of those listed above! Vigor, selflessness, kindness…

11. Which room in your house best reflects your personality? Why? The living room. There are a lot of uncompleted tasks, a bit of clutter, lots of blankets & a comfy pillow on the futon, my computer, and the TV where the baseball saves my sanity each night.

12. How do you maintain balance in your life regarding, work, family, church, other organizations and activities, and blogging?
I maintain balance by just not doing very much. I'm on the computer a LOT, but so is Dr. M. It's our family time together. My work gets left behind at work (I'm hourly so I can only work 40 hours a week anyway). Right now church is a one day a week gig – choir practice is after the service is over on Sunday. That could change if I get more involved. I do struggle to get the vacuuming in there since I'm so busy. Heh.


  1. #8 made me laugh! I didn't even think about food purchases...isn't chocolate a necessity, so it couldn't be bought on impulse?

  2. french bread my favorite,
    fried dumplings are life time favorites of my kids and my guests...
    fun post!

  3. Mmmmmm skinny cow ice cream - totally not an impulse, more a necessity i would think;)

  4. Great answer for no. 6. Hilarious answers for all the rest. You are a hoot, as someone else said!

  5. I be lovin' your answers. I can always count on you to make me laugh. Good thing this morning, too, with his grumpiness in the other room. I wonder what would happen if I said, "who is this grumpy person and what have you done with my husband?" On second thought I don't think I'll give that a try.

    And, you've inspire a post that I will try to write one of these days.

  6. Bug you made me smile. Thank you.

  7. Ha! Loved it. I don't know what I'd answer to some of these but some of your answers were very funny.

    I would have to admit to laziness, greediness, grumpiness too.

    The one answer I know I would give is about my favorite decade for fashion. The flappers of the 1920s were great. I've always thought it was spectacular how women went directly from corsets and ankle length dresses to taking off their bras, wearing barely more than slips, and voting.

  8. who is dr. M I am new to this blog? found you on the random dozen, I started following you your fun and funny. I liked your answers.
    If you have time come visit me at

  9. Enjoyed your answers. You are too funny!

    until next time... nel

  10. Oh my, but a trait you certainly DO have is humor, eh? heehee

    Loved all of your answers!

    BTW, I am of the firm belief that you can put chocolate on almost anything and make it more palatable...people included (for those sour-pusses)!!!

    Have a terrific day!

  11. i am a person who falls asleep right away, too. it is either in five minutes, or a night of insomnia. as with everything else, i take things to the extreme!

  12. Laughing Cow cheese...LOVE it!
    Mamaw's yeast rolls...i miss my granny's.
    I'm fairly forgetful...you're NOT alone :)
    ...where the baseball saves my sanity each night: we could hang together :)

    have a great rest of the week

  13. enjoyed your answers! and I agree, those cheese biscuits at Red Lobster are evil!

  14. I love your 5 and 8!
    You are such a lovely person.
    Love all your answers.
    Mine is here
    Nice to meet you.
    Happy Wednesday!
    Wishing you an advance HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!

  15. What fun, good-humoured answers this week (and every other week, of course). I think my answers to these questions would be pretty similar.

  16. You can always put off the vacuuming!

    Why YES! Hush-puppies are in fact bread. They are the best kind of bread.

    Fried Bread!


  17. Fun with memes! You know Bug, I always enjoy reading your Meme answers :-)

    "Oh, tiny little skinny cows!"

    For me it's the "Oh, tiny little Ben and Jerry's! A teeny Cherry Garcia? I'm in heaven."

    I'm not sure what I procrastinate about on a regular basis. I like to change it up, have some variety in my procrastination. A smorgasbord of dilly-dallying :-)

  18. Thanks for putting a smile on my face and making me laugh! I loved what you said about baseball saving your life. I actually sat (okay, reclined) and watched an ENTIRE baseball game on Sunday with my son (huge luxury) and wasn't even pissed that my Seattle Mariner's lost...in extra innings, of course.

  19. Love #7- I once wrote down 3 grattitudes a day for a week- they were always small, simple things.


  20. Love #7- I once wrote down 3 grattitudes a day for a week- they were always small, simple things.



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