Wednesday, April 14, 2010


Just click on the Random Dozen button to join in on the fun.
Go over and visit with Linda who is our host each week.

1. How do you feel about "Gladiator" sandals, also called "Roman" or "Jesus" sandals? A fashion yea or nay?
Nay for me, I just don't like them. I wear Birkenstock!

2. What is your favorite pizza?
That has several answers. Gino's in Chicago deep dish ~ Cheese
Barrone's in Chicago - Italian Sausage (a thin crust pizza)
Pizza in California - Pepperoni Lover's at Pizza Hut is okay.

3. There are plans in the works to sell roughly 1,000 items from Star Trek: The Experience in Las Vegas. This means you could buy Picard's chair for your family room. If not a Star Trek item, what prop, background, set, etc. from what TV or movie would you buy if you could?
[Ex: Hurley's "I Love my Shih tzu" shirt from LOST, the plantation home "Tara" from Gone With the Wind, or Tracy's tambourine from the Partridge Family.]
You caught me of guard, if I think of one I will let you know. I do love the station wagon that Julia Child (Meryl Streep) drives in the movie Julie & Julia. I actually have a few of the plates that they used on their table in "That 70's Show" because they were a giveaway at Jewel stores in Chicago way back when!

4. Name a local food or restaurant that your area is famous for.
In N' Out and also the chicken restaurant at Knott's Berry Farm

5. What is your current favorite snack?
Reese's Peanut Butter Large Cups - Blackberries

6. Hypothetical: You are required to be a reality show contestant. Which show would you choose based on your probability of success? (You cannot choose "none.")
A. Dancing with the Stars
B. Biggest Loser
C. Survivor
I choose Big Brother. (Hey I didn't say none) With my severe asthma I could not do the others.

7. On a scale of 1-10, with 1 being uninhabitable and 10 being cleanliness that meets the standards of OCD, how clean is your vehicle's interior?
I am currently an 8. My daughter who has OCD cleans the inside of her car weekly but when she washes my car she never does the inside. It's all about her!

8. It doesn't feel like Spring until _________.

9. Something that made you laugh really hard recently is ____.
When my daughter asked me who was in the Lane cedar box. Since my dogs are cremated and are in little cedar boxes she thought someone was in my Lane box when we cleaned out my closet. She said "WHO IS IN HERE" and we laughed so hard!

10. Tell me about a goal you're working toward.
Not blogging 8 to 10 hours a day which would mean I am reading and painting! (paint by #)

11. Share a thought-provoking or inspiring quote this week.
BITTERSWEET: Somewhere between the slow motion of loss and the fast forward of desire. ~dlp~

12. Name one thing that you do as a parent that you absolutely know will make your kids happy. If you're not a parent, feel free to substitute "friend" or nomenclature that works for you.
Meat loaf and mashed potatoes makes them happy. Turkey dinner makes them happy. Giving them a few hundred dollars each at a casino makes them happy. Loving them makes them happy. Always being there for them makes them happy. Taking them to Disneyland twice last year makes them happy. Me laughing makes them the happiest.
(They are 28 and 31)


Kristie said...

I hope you have taken more time to read and paint-I'd love to see your painting when it's done! :-)

Cat said...

What a great post!

I am a fellow Birkenstock wearer myself...nothing is as comfortable :)

nancygrayce said...

Great answers! I wish I could wear birkenstocks! They kill me!

Nel said...

What fun answers! The Lane Box cracked me up, I shared it with hubby, he laughed too. Jewel Stores, how I miss them, there was a big Jewel-Osco on Mannheim road where I grew up in Chicago area. Memories... Me and a friend used to go there and flirt with the workers. lol. Thanks for the birthday wishes for hubby! And yes the rolls at Lamberts are really that good. Oh they are to die for! All the food is good!

until next time... nel

Randi Troxell said...

wonderful answers.. though the lane cedar box DID made me laugh too..

and then #2 did nothing but make me super hungry.. which is weird.. considering i just had b/fast.. lol

secret agent woman said...

I always thought gladiator sandals had straps that wound up your legs (yigh - don't like the look of those) and Jesus sandals didn't (they are okay, although i don't own any).

Pam Ponder said...

great answers, love your quote!

Joyce said...

Seems most moms on here today agree that feeding our kids makes them happy : )

I enjoyed your answers...have a nice day!

kado! said...

I'd love to be able to paint!

I always love reading your get-to-know you posts! You sound like a really fun person!

Goose Hill Farm said...

Good afternoon~

What a great post! I am still laughing over the cedar box! lol


Missy (Two Little Monkeys) said...

Great stuff!
I do not the new roman-style sandals - I am a wedge sandal girl : )

Katherine said...

Knott's Berry Farm...I went there as a child; I heart that place.

And in and out burger. Yum....I've always had a thing for Carl's Jr., though....Western Bacon Cheeseburger.

Garden of Egan said...

I loved your answers!!!
They are very clever.

Alexis AKA MOM said...

OMGosh my dear you crack me up and I so could see you on Big Brother! You could win it too :)

OH man that meal would make me happy :)

Mara said...

2. favourite pizza: salami and pineapple. Mmmmmm

3. no doubt about it: the TARDIS from Doctor Who. I would move the wardrobe out of my bedroom and put it there!

6. I would like to think I were fit enough for Survivor, but I guess it would have to be the Biggest Loser.

7. I have never washed the inside of my bike. I wouldn't know where to begin! :)

9. We heard yesterday that a colleague has finally been given the heave-ho! Party time!!!!

Together We Save said...

Thanks for sharing!! I love these!

Seizing My Day said...

I like these random things posts...
you learn the funniest things!
I have to say... the ashes in the closet comment made me laugh so hard... my sister keeps her pets ashes too... and recently she decided to just throw them away ~ WHAT?! ~ I said ~ if you have kept them this long ~ at least spread their ashes somewhere meaningful!!! =) hope that didn't come out wrong! it equally made me laugh!

Deborah Ann said...

Meat loaf, mashed potatoes and peanut butter doesn't get any better than that!

I hear ya on the blogging thing. I started a painting project today, but I had to quit early to blog. I could probably get a lot done if it weren't for blogging. But what can ya do?

Cop Mama said...

Meatloaf and mashed potatoes...what time can we come over??? ;-)

Mary said...

I have Julie & Julia on my entertainment center...can't wait to watch it!
Thanks for grabbing my button! :D

Unknown Mami said...

I love In N Out! Always have.

Debbie @Like a Rose said...

Great answers. I laughed too at #9

Amy said...

I love Big Brother also... Hope you had a great day..

croleyc69 said...

Great answers and I love to paint.

Trish said...

As always I enjoy these posts! What is in the Lane Chest??? LOL

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