Wednesday, October 6, 2010


Linda was celebrating a birthday and asked us to send her some questions. My question is #10. Head on over (click on the button) and join in the fun!

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?
It would be my favorite song: What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong
It's my ring tone on my phone!

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?
I wear Birkenstocks all the time and Born shoes are pretty awesome too. All the rest would be buyer's remorse for me.

3. From Susanne of "Living to Tell the Story": Tell about your favorite birthday celebration that you've personally experienced.
I have had several and I just celebrated one on Sunday! I really enjoyed celebrating my birthday last year at Disneyland but I think a great one was when I was in Florida and my niece surprised me and drove down from Atlanta with her children.

4. From Lori of "Just me and My Life": If you were a flavor of ice cream, which would you be?
Butter Pecan is my favorite ice cream. Now if I am supposed to list one that describes me as a person (I went and looked up flavors on a few sites) I would say Chunky Monkey!

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?
Yes, it's John Travolta! I've been in love with him for at least 35 years.

6. Jill from "Jill Boyd's Place" inquires: Glasses or braces--if you had to wear one, which would it be?
Well if it's forever I would choose glasses, if it's just for a short time I would choose braces!

7. Nel from "Fasteneau Facts" asks: If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
I don't know where but I would love to live on an island with all of my family members around me. Like a big reunion 24/7/365 but I imagine it would wear on us over time. Hey, this is just a dream right?

8. Thena from "Patiently Waiting" wants to know: If money were no obstacle, what would be the perfect birthday gift to receive?
I guess it would be the island!

9. From "Life Through Bifocals," LynnMarie asks: What is your favorite birthday meal?
Well I posted that on Sunday! My newest favorite is a risotto/chicken dish and for dessert it's warm sticky toffee cake, it's awesome.

10. Debby at "Just Breathe" checks in with: Do you still send hand-written thank you notes?
That's my question! Yes I do, I already sent out 7 for my birthday gifts. I love doing them, always have always will.

11. Linda from "Mocha with Linda" poses this question: What is something you've done that you never thought you'd do?
Being the honest person that I am I smoked pot once in my thirties when I was trying to win my husband back. It was all about sex, drugs and rock 'n roll then for him! I also handled my aunt and uncles estate after they passed away and that was a huge challenge.

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?
This is an excellent question but I'm not sure who I would ad. ME, the Queen would be a good choice. I'm not sure if the presidents that I know of or have voted for are worthy. I am certainly going to enjoy reading every one's answers! My son's birthday is always on the inauguration day so when he becomes president and takes office on his birthday they can put him up there.


Ann Nichols said...

So fun! I agree... definitely glasses; not braces. I've been wearing them since 4th grade - i.e. forever - and they aren't really that bad!

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed your answers! That island sure sounds nice...Oh, and happy birthday a little late :)

Joyce said...

I still send hand written notes and so do my girls. I think it is something that is still really appreciated by the recipient and it feels like bad manners to me not to send a written note. I know everything is electronic now but a handwritten note is special.

Have a great day!

gigi said...

It's A Wonderful Life is my favorite song too and Yes I still send thank you notes and always made my kids send them and they helped their wives write their Wedding Thank you notes!

Shawna said...

Hey, Debby! I haven't popped over in a while. And I love the fall look! I'm loving fall. I really enjoyed reading your post and can't wait to catch up on what I've missed. Happy birthday, by the way! Congrats on getting your question in the Random.

I just started a new blog, in addition to, I am now writing (all about myself) at I have 0 followers, so come by if you want to be the first. :)

Nichol said...

How fun. Warm sticky toffee buns sound amazing. Going to check out her blog.

Lea said...

Oh,what fun questions we have today and I agree with you 100% about thank you notes. I think folks of today have forgotten about them. :o)
Happy Fall to you! Smiles!

ModernMom said...

So fun! I encourage my girls to do hand written thank you. Which re minds me one daughter has a few left to do!

Katherine said...

I think Birkenstocks are a California staple!

And now I'm thinking I need to get myself a new ring tone on my phone.

Cindy Swanson said...

Debby, I hope you'll forgive me--I inadvertently left out your question when I answered these!

As a matter of fact, I do write handwritten thank-you notes. They mean so much more than just shooting off an e-mail! That was a great question...sorry I missed it.

Mary said...

LOL @ #11! Wasn't expecting that answer! :D
Handwritten thank you notes are just good etiquette!

That corgi :) said...

loved the answer to Mount Rushmore, too cute!! I think it was neat that other bloggers submitted questions this week for the Random Dozen; fun to read what was on their minds that they wanted to know about others! good for you for still writing hand thank you notes, I'm so bad about not, but I think I'll make that a resolution I start now

enjoy the rain (at least we are getting some down our way)


Jerralea said...

I love the idea of getting an island for my birthday!

You cracked me up about the Chunky Monkey!

I believe in handwritten thank you cards, too.

Moira said...

Your answers were really really fun!

Chunky Monkey, that's a fun descriptor...I said B&J Dublin Mudslide!!!

Warm sticky toffee you've got me searching the net for a recipe!

Randi Troxell said...

great answers.. always love reading what you have to say!!!

have a lovely day!!!!!!!!!

Pam from alertandorientedx4 said...

Chunky Monkey rocks! Thanks for stopping by!

purejoy said...

what a fun idea! such thoughtful questions!
my husband surprised me for my 40th birthday with a trip to las vegas, of all places. it was huge fun and we got a chance to see the sights beyond vegas. leaving the week before christmas was a challenge, but also quite liberating!
thanks for sharing your list! and i don't know about mt. rushmore, either. maybe reagan because he worked so hard to end communism in russia and germany. not that that has alot to do with us… other than perhaps peace… not sure on that!

nancygrayce said...

Love your question! My pet peeve is kids graduating from high school who do not send thank you notes! I'm talking about my own nieces and nephews! When my kids got graduation checks, I wouldn't let them cash them until a thank you note was in the mail! Good manners are going out the window these days and it just kills me!

Mocha with Linda said...

Great answers!

Susanne said...

Happy belated birthday. I'll bet that was an awesome surprise in Florida!

"Chunky Monkey" made me laugh!

croleyc69 said...

Great answers !! Loved them.


Nel said...

Enjoyed your answers. I had never heard of chunky monkey? Got you in the drawing! Good Luck

until next time... nel

Alexis AKA MOM said...

I love handwritten notes, I try to do them for gifts also. I should do more, but time keeps getting the best of me. Like this week ... ugh I'm so behind.

Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) said...

I spent my 50th birthday at Disneyland with my sister and my daughter. Best.birthday.ever!

Technodoll said...

I thoroughly enjoyed reading your witty, smart and insightful answers Debby! I answered them in my head as I went along and boy am I dull today :-o

Miss chunky monkey, LOL!

Cathy said...

Chunky Monkey makes me laugh. Enjoyed your answers.

xinex said...

How nice that you still write personal notes. As for me, I create a card from the computer and just add maybe a little something personal, very short cause I am lazy, lol....Christine

Amy said...

great answers for sure.. I love to write hand written THank you notes.. I hope you had a great day. I buy my pot pies. I could make them if I wanted to I guess but it is easy to just buy them..

blueviolet said...

omg, I LOVE that Louis Armstrong song!!!

Honestly, glasses aren't bad, but braces forever? Who would choose that?!!!

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