Sunday, September 6, 2009

Random Dozen

Okay, I'll bite. This time. I'm bored so rather than doing laundry, I'll answer these questions:

1. When you go to Wowmart, what one thing do you get every single time, besides a funky-wheeled squeaking cart full of frustration? I don't go there. Really. If I have to drive more than 5 miles to a store I prefer it to be the entire Outlet Mall.

2. What is something that people are currently "into" that you just don't get or appreciate? Texting their kids who are in school at the time.

3. What is something that really hoists your sail that other people might feel "ho-hum" about? Freecycle! Getting rid of stuff by blessing other people who really want it!

4. Favorite song to sing in the shower or car? Whatever I've most recently heard.

5. A really great salad must have this ingredient: feta cheese

6. Advice in a nutshell to new bloggers (one or two sentences): Be kind. Minimize the rants.

7. What was the alternate name that your parents almost named you? Do you wish they had chosen it instead of the one they gave you? Kenneth. I was supposed to be a boy. No, I'm pretty happy I'm not a girl named Kenneth and even happier they didn't make one of those contrived girl names out of that!

8. What in your life are you waiting for? For my son to actually practice trumpet so we can move on to the next thing.

9. You get a package in the mail. What is it, and who is it from? It's a birthday present and it's from my mom.

10. Today--what song represents you? I'm having a "My Wish For You" kind of day. (Rascal Flatts)

11. What is one thing that blogging has taught you about yourself? That I'm a better writer than I suspected.

12. How are you going to (or how did you) choose the clothes you're wearing today? What do they say about you in general or specifically how you're feeling today? I chose these clothes knowing I was doing nursery duty in church -- so nice enough for church, but not so nice I couldn't bear being spit up on. They say I was being practical but wasn't really displaying a servant heart!



2nd Cup of Coffee said...

One of my favorite responses so far!

#2 is an EXCELLENT problem to point out. This happens in youth group, too, if you can believe that.

#5 Me too.

#6 Really important. Wish I had said that.

Thanks for playing along. I'll be posting another on Wed.

Anonymous said...

Anything beats doing the laundry. LOL. I like your advice a great deal. And I'm sure glad you found blogging. Your writing is excellent. I've let a couple of awards for you on my blog. Have a great Day :) Aloha

SouthLakesMom said...

It's astounding that parents think they NEED to keep in constant contact. How do our kids grow into competence if we keep them tethered?

Quilldancer said...

I love that song! Thanks for playing it. I haven't heard it in a long time.

And, where I last taught, cell phones are not allowed to be on during instructional time.

SouthLakesMom said...

Quilly, that is part of what I don't understand. At our schools the kids are not allowed to have them turned "ON", so why would a) they be on and b) the parents be the ones texting when they know it's supposed to be off? I don't text anyway, so the whole thing is a mystery to me!