Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Randomly Answering the Dozen

Lidna, over at 2nd Cup of Coffee, asks a Random Dozen questions each Wednesday. You can answer in as much detail as you want . . . or not! Thanks Lidna!

1. I've always wondered why we were taught both printing and cursive. Do you prefer to print or write cursive? (Keyboard is not a choice.) I do a mixture of both. If I'm writing to my grandmother, my best cursive. If I'm leaving a note that has to be clearly understood, I print. Anywhere in between, I do sort of a "cursint". It's legible and quick.

2. Are you a dreamer or a realist? Yes. Dreamer for my kids, realist for me.

3. Billy Joel or Elton John? Billy Joel, definitely. Elton John is just creepy. Talented, but creepy.

4. What is the scariest movie you've ever seen? Not limited to horror flicks but also includes ones where the tension or suspense is killer, for example, Flightplan (2005): A bereaved woman and her daughter are flying home from Berlin to America. At 30,000 feet the child vanishes and nobody admits she was ever on that plan. I don't watch these movies. My empathy threshold is too low.
I mean really, I used to cry when the commercial came on at Christmas where the college kid came home at night and started the Maxwell House perking and the little brother came down and said, "Joey's home!" or whatever. You think I can sit through a whole movie where a kid is endangered?

5. Now what is the scariest real-life moment you've had? Child's cord wrapped around her neck during birth, and 30 second emergency C-section.

6. What word do you misspell without fail? I rarely misspell words. I mistype words, but not misspell. It's a gift. Or a curse. Depends on your point of view. The curse is that texting abbreviations really bug me. Or misspellings on blogs or websites. If they're my friends and trying to sell something, I have to point it out to them. I call it courtesy. They probably call it Anal-retentive.

7. Name something you like to do but are not really talented or good at. Being a sensible human being I tend to AVOID things that make me look stupid (like things I'm not talented or good at), but I do work out. And I know I look stupid doing so.

8. Do you get your emotional/mental batteries recharged by being around people or by having alone time? Yes. Depends on the people.

9. Have you ever been on TV? Well, I've sat on one that was on the floor. The really big old-fashioned kind with a CRT so there was enough width to sit.

10. Apple or pumpkin pie? (Don't be greedy.) Pumpkin. All the way. Every day. Any time.

11. How many magazine subscriptions do you have? Ummm, I think 4. And they are all gifts from others! When my kids were little and I read Family Fun magazine I realized that most magazines were designed to make me dissatisfied with my life…and I stopped getting them.

12. What lesson do you have to keep re-learning? Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your path straight. I can memorize it, I can quote it, but can I do it for more than 2 minutes at a time? Sheesh. I'm a slow learner.


Tabi said...

Love your # 2 and just about woke up my kids laughing so hard at your #9!!

Dena said...

Hi I came over from Lindas. I cry at that same commercial - especially when my daughters went off to college. :)

I had an emergency c-section too. You're correct - very scary!

sara said...

loved your answers and found most were a lot like mine!

#6 cracked me up!!

#9 made me laugh also..yep, I've had that TV!!!

These were great questions this week. And I am glad I have found your blog!

Joyce said... was fun reading your answers...

#6-I'm a kindred spirit there : )

Enjoy your day!

Susanne said...

Oh #12. Absolutely for me too. And exactly what I'm having to relearn right now!

Your spelling answer made me laugh but probably because it's not my spelling your correcting. LOL.

I don't think I've ever seen that commercial.

Greg C said...

I am mostly a dreamer but I am realistic about some things. I Have more hope than anything. Great post.

Barbara H. said...

#5 would indeed be one of life's scariest moments.

LOL @ #9!!

I can empathize with you on #12.

Mocha with Linda said...

#6 - made me laugh out loud. We are twins celebrated at birth!

#9 - so clever. Yep, we had one of those when I was growing up. Although I would have been skinned alive if I had gotten on it!

#12 Amen. Me too.

It's great to meet you!

Mocha with Linda said...

I'm not totally brain-dead. (Just partly! LOL) I momentarily forgot whose blog I clicked on and when the title said "I Didn't Know THAT!" and not Southlakes Mom, I got confused. I know I've been here before! And you've been to mine. Sigh.

But I still love your answers!

Amy said...

Yeah...I cry at the drop of a hat and really don't even like watching 101 Dalmations because of the so blatent animal cruelty...ha ha...I am such a really I am.

Great answers!!

Quilldancer said...

#4 -- me, too1 And no "used to". Sappy commercials make me cry. I am almost always in tears during worship. Kids programs at school - -even if I don't know the kids -- make me tear up. My heart is incredibly soft. That's why I only read books or watch movies with happy-ever-after endings. I don't need the emotional baggage of the other kinds!

#11 -- Magazines are ads with a couple of articles in them for camouflage. I have the one I get free and I always put it straight into the recycling bin.

#12 -- me, too. Why is that? It's like if I glance away from God, I suddenly forget he's there.

SouthLakesMom said...

Quilly, it's only "used to" cry because we don't have TV anymore. But yeah, I'm a total blubbering idiot at kids' musical performances as well...or when a bride walks down the aisle...or when a friend is burying a parent who didn't know the Lord...that's the worst one...I always hope there was a short, pithy conversation between the last moments of brain activity and the face to face meeting.

Mrs. E said...

I love the whole "being on tv" thing!! ; )

Melli said...

Oooooooh... that #12 is a good one!
You know... apparently I DO like sinning as well as singing... but I'm a much better sinner than I am a singer!

One of my sisters was born with the cord wrapped around her neck - my mother was asleep though, and had no fear! By the time she woke up the whole problem had been solved -- but she did deliver - no c-section!

Your #9 cracked me UP! :)

Kim said...

I used to cry over that commercial too!

I'm so with you on #6. Have you ever seen the blog by the guy who has made it his mission in life to point out errors on public signs? It's a hoot! When I'm tired my typing suffers but I can generally tell when I've misspelled a word. LOVE having all the fast internet resources to check on words :-)

#9 - lol

Abiding Branch said...

Hi there!! Oh my #9 got me rolling!! I don't think I've been ON or IN one!! lol On a heater, ouch, yes but not TV.

God is gracious and takes that time to show us the blessing after the scare!!

I had an old lesson creep back into my world today... BE STILL. ARG! so not good at it.


2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Hands down, that is the best answer for #2.

I enjoyed your answers a lot. Have a wonderful weekend.