Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Random Dozen

1. Have you ever fired a gun or shot a bow and arrow? Yes, I got fire at an archery range when I was a 13-year old girl scout.  I also had to qualify on a firearm when I was in the Air Force.  All I can say is that it's a good thing we don't rely on the lawyers (I was a JAG) to defend us with firearms.
2. Do you know where your childhood best friends are? Nope. 
3. Do you usually arrive early, late, or on time? Early.
4. Are you more of a New York or California type? Neither.
5. Do you have a special ring tone? Yes, Live Out Loud, by Steven Curtis Chapman
6. What is your favorite type of chip? Sun Chips
7. Best comedy you've ever seen is .... The old "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" show
8. Have you ever cut your own hair? To quote Dr. Phil, "How'd that work for ya?" I regularly trim up my bangs, but the "CUT" has to be done by Tyler.
9. If you were going to have an extreme makeover, would you rather it be about your house or your personal self? My personal self - I'd love to have someone give me fashion/make-up advice, but I probably wouldn't stick with it, so never mind.
10. Are you allergic to anything? Yep, apples and strawberries unless they've been baked thoroughly.
11. Why is it so hard to change?  Because change involves self-control and we are powerless to do that for any length of time absent help from the Holy Spirit.
12. One last question dedicated to February love: CS Lewis said, "To love is to be vulnerable." Please share one example of that assertion or share any thought you'd like to about this topic. See my post on the "Self-Deprecating Tongue".

To celebrate Lent, I am offering a giveaway of The Peacemaker book. This is the student edition of The Peacemaker: Handling Conflict without Fighting Back or Running Away by Ken Sande and Kevin Johnson.  If you would like to be in the drawing for this book, please leave me a note in the comments. I'll announce the winner on Wednesday, February 24, at 8:00 p.m. I will select a winner by pulling a name out of a hat. I'll post it here and you'll have 24 hours from that posting to e-mail me to tell me your mailing address.


Thena said...

#11 is so true. Sometimes we make it harder than it really is if we would only rely on Him more. Instead of trying to do it all ourselves. I wonder why we're so independent.

Jill said...

I absolutely loved "Whose Line Is It Anyway"! That show consistently had me laughing until tears ran down my face.

The Bug said...

I enjoyed your answers. I'm a Sun Chips gal too. And I am VERY self-deprecating - I don't want people to get their hopes up too high about me. Hmmm.

Pam from alertandorientedx4 said...

Whose Line is a riot...I got to see Wayne Brady live in Las Vegas...the man can do ANYTHING: sing, dance, comedy...and all the while being a lot less 'blue' than some of the other acts. He's classy!

Mary said...

I completely forgot about "Whose Line Is It Anyway"! It amazed me how those guys could think of such funny stuff in so little time!

Thanks for the well wishes on my blog!

Judy said...

Qualified in firearms? Impressive!

CeeCee said...

I cut my bangs too and leave the rest for a stylist.

Just Breathe said...

The Air Force, that's impressive.
Would you like to find your childhood friends? Hope your have a great week. Take Care & God Bless.

Anonymous said...

I love Sun Chips as well and no cooking involved LOL. The old What's My Line was excellent. Great giveaway. I'm game. Have a great day :)

Angie's Ad Lib said...

Wow! I checked out your link on # 12, read it and watched the video. Too need tissues before watching. That was amazing. You've given me a lot of food for thought today. Best blog post ever, I think. Thanks for sharing it!

Tami said...

I like number 7. We used to really enjoy that show.

Susan said...

Love your answers. I agree with number 11 too! Great job!

skoots1mom said...

go, girl scouts!
go, Air Force!
go, Live Out Loud!!!
I just bough Sun Chips today :)
go,Drew Carey :D
go, Holy Spirit!
My Tongue ALWAYS gets in the's definitely a work in progress

Melli said...

My ringtone is Never Let Go - Matt Redman! Yours is good too!

Whose Line Is It Anyway was good! So was the old Hollywood Squares! Did you read Thom's post the other day? LOL!

#11 - yes!

Susanne said...

This is the first time I have ever heard of someone being allergic to apples. I love sun chips!

Kristen said...

I didn't even think about Whose Line b/c I hadn't seen that show in forever!! That was an awesome show!!!

Nel said...

Enjoyed your answers! Air Force that is cool! WTG! Loved the answers to #11 and #12. Thanks for sharing!

until next time... nel

Cathy said...

I enjoyed reading your answers. I love Sun Chips too. I didn't even think of those when I answered.

Linda said...

Enjoyed reading your answers!