Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Random Dozen Easter

If you don't know the drill: copy the questions, write your answers, publish on your blog on Wednesday, and link to Linda at 2nd Cup.  Then visit other players, write nice comments, and celebrate what unites us and marvel at where we're diverse! Thank you again, Linda, for hosting each week. I now know how much work it entails!

1. How do you feel about the marshmallow Easter Peeps?  Ick.
2. Chickens are notoriously nervous creatures. When you are nervous, what is the best way to calm down? Go read a book. If the situation makes that impossible, I just breathe deeply.
3. People say, "April showers bring May flowers." Do you enjoy Spring rains?  I LOVE a good thunderstorm with crashing noises and gorgeous lightning splitting the sky.  The drizzle all day German kind of weather -- not so much.
4. When I was randomly flipping through TV channels this week, I saw a show in which tattoo parlor employees received tattoos of a co-worker's face on their bodies. I can't imagine having a portrait of a colleague tattooed on me. But if someone forced you to receive a portrait tattoo (face only) of anyone, who would it be? Why?  Well, at first I was going to say Jesus, but we don't really know what He looked like . . . so . . . if I HAD to do this, I guess I'd choose Groucho Marx.  At least it would be funny when I got older and saggy.
5. Would you rather have a tattoo (any kind) or a nose ring?  Ick, neither.  But if HAD to have one, the tattoo.
6. Do you have any special plans for Easter?  I'm trying to convince my family that this is the PERFECT year to go to the Easter Sunrise service on the National Mall in DC.  Then we'll come back for our church service.  Then the "FAMILY" is coming over for dinner at 6 when my b-in-law gets off work.  Prayer would be appreciated for this event.
7. Cadbury Eggs or Reese Eggs?  Cadbury
8. What was the last thing/person you took a picture of?  Mini-daffodils.
9. What book are you reading now, or what was the last one?  Just finished: The Color of Water by James McBride (awesome book, highly recommend). Still working on: The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan and Death & The Walking Stick by Linda Berry.  Oh yes, I'm working on an old Gerald Durrell too, The Drunken Forest.  I rarely read just one book at a time!
10. What do you think is the most difficult task when it comes to Spring cleaning? Windows.  Even with my new 'easy clean' windows, it has been a L-O-N-G winter and they're really grubby. I'm missing the power washer (died during the fall).
11. How many pairs of flip-flops do you own? None
12. Which color makes you happiest? Yellow


Jill said...

I'm amazed at how many people say yellow makes them happy! Your ideas for Easter sound really great. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Mary said...

I bet services at the National Mall would be amazing with the cherry blossoms! Have a great Easter Weekend!

Pam Ponder said...

love your answers!! I will keep you in my prayers for your eater dinner :-)
Have a Happy Easter

Joyce said...

Hope your Easter day goes the way you are hoping...lots of family always makes things interesting.

The service on the mall sounds awesome...we lived in MD for almost 10 years and never did that. Well, maybe one day.

Bud Weiser, WTIT said...

Groucho Marx is a great answer! Too funny. Happy Easter to you and your family!

Mom24 said...

I'm a yellow lover too. We're complete opposites with rain, the big violent storms scare me to death--we have very large, very old trees. I'll take a nice gentle all day rain anytime.

Sunrise service on the mall would be awesome!

Just Breathe said...

Groucho Marx, that would be different! So your Yellow with me!
Have a blessed Easter and I will say a prayer.

The Bookworm said...

I rarely read just one book at a time either. Gerald Durrell always makes me laugh. Happy reading to go along with happy yellow colours!

quilly said...

#1 -- ditto!
#6 -- already on it!
#9 -- I usually limit myself to two at a time!

Robin @ Be Still and Know said...

No flip flops...really,

sunrise service on the National Mall sounds amazing


Another Suburban Mom said...

The National Mall Services Sound Amazing. Prayers for Easter Dinner. However if you serve lots of Appetizers people will be too busy stuffing their faces to say anything annoying.

Lisa Laree said...

Sunrise service on the,what an opportunity to pray for our country! I didn't know they did that; how cool!