Random Dozen

It's time once again for a Random Dozen! Click on the doughnuts to see Linda's blog!

1. How do you feel about "Gladiator" sandals, also called "Roman" or "Jesus" sandals? A fashion yea or nay?

Depends on who's wearing them...my 20 year old daughter? sure, cute shoes! my 93 year old grandmother? Eh...notsomuch

2. What is your favorite pizza?

The one the Dominos guy brings to my front door

3. There are plans in the works to sell roughly 1,000 items from Star Trek: The Experience in Las Vegas. This means you could buy Picard's chair for your family room. If not a Star Trek item, what prop, background, set, etc. from what TV or movie would you buy if you could?
[Ex: Hurley's "I Love my Shih tzu" shirt from LOST, the plantation home "Tara" from Gone With the Wind, or Tracy's tambourine from the Partridge Family.]

Considering my 17 year old daughter recently asked me to glue on her Spock ears, I'm guessing anything remotely connected to Star Trek. I see a comic book convention and a son-in-law dressed like a Wookie in my future.

4. Name a local food or restaurant that your area is famous for.

We have Ronie's. And then there's Connie's. Oh, and The Swamp. All three had Sunday breakfast buffets. The Swamp even has a guy who walks up and down the median of Main Street, holding a sign that says "$9.99 Breakfast Buffet at The Swamp" He usually has the arrow pointing in the wrong direction.

5. What is your current favorite snack?

Anything that includes the words "Hydrolyzed Corn Protein" under its list of ingredients

6. Hypothetical: You are required to be a reality show contestant. Which show would you choose based on your probability of success? (You cannot choose "none.")

A. Dancing with the Stars
B. Biggest Loser
C. Survivor

How about "Surviving a Dance with a Big Loser"?

7. On a scale of 1-10, with 1 being uninhabitable and 10 being cleanliness that meets the standards of OCD, how clean is your vehicle's interior?

It's about as clean as it usually gets...except for the 16 buckets of sand my teenagers left in it from the beach

8. It doesn't feel like Spring until _________.

until I take my first Claritin

9. Something that made you laugh really hard recently is ____.
my 15 year old son came into the kitchen, and poured himself a huge bowl of cereal right before dinner...me: son, we're about to eat dinner. him: *sigh* I'll eat that too.

10. Tell me about a goal you're working toward.
getting off the computer before midnight

11. Share a thought-provoking or inspiring quote this week.

you never have to apologize for doing the right thing

12. Name one thing that you do as a parent that you absolutely know will make your kids happy. If you're not a parent, feel free to substitute "friend" or nomenclature that works for you.

I don't try to talk like, dress like or act like their generation...especially in front of their friends. oh, and I let them eat cookies...


Lisa Laree said...

How cool to be first! Great answers!!!

Nel said...

What fun answers. See your not the only one up after midnight...lolol. Glad you joined us this week.

until next time... nel

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

It also pays to have insomnia to be able to read something this good in the middle of the night! GREAT answers, thanks for playing!

Anonymous said...

Good answers! I laughed at #1 just imagining my Grandma in gladiator sandals is too funny.

Greg C said...

I don't have insomnia but I am an early riser so I am not far behind you. Loved your answers. What's wrong with Grandma in sandals as long as she is wearing her best jeans with them. :)

Jill said...

Great answers. Loved the Grandma in gladiators mental image!

Mary said...

Wow, you're #1! Your answers are very creative, especially #6! Your answer to #9 sounds like my house! Have a good day!

Kirsty said...

LOOOVE the idea for the reality TV show! LOL
I don't have insomnia...I am in Australia and its a respectable 7pm here ;)

SusanD said...

Love "Surviving a Dance with a Big Loser"....priceless. Great quote. Thanks for sharing. Blessings, SusanD

SouthLakesMom said...

I LOVE #9 - my 13 year old son personified! If he ever grows into all he's eating (and mind you, at 13 he's already 5'10"), he'll be too tall for most doorways!

My word verification is "ingrate" which is what I feel like -- I'm glad my son is healthy. Silly me!

Joyce said...

Claritin is my friend too these days...enjoy your day!

Pamela Scott said...

great answers, especially loved #6 LOL

Susan said...

Funny stuff!

Kim said...

Your answers left me with a big grin on my face :-) Especially #6. LOL

Thena said...

#9 teenage boys will eat you out of house and home.

Anonymous said...

I love the answer to the show you would be on! I bet I would win that show as well!

Also love what made you laugh. I have a 17 year old who does the same things.

Cathy said...

Love your answers, especially this one "How about "Surviving a Dance with a Big Loser"?"


Stephani Cochran said...

Hey Deb! Did you see where I put your blog on my left sidebar? You'll have to check it out! ~ Thanks for making me laugh! ~ Your son sounds like my husband. He'll say he needs a little snack before dinner and proceed to make a hotdog with all the dressings! That's a whole meal for me! Blessings to you!

Mrs. E said...

The Swamp??!! Love your last one. So true. They mainly want us to look and act like moms!!

Debbie@Like a Rose said...

REally great answers. I especially liked #6 & #10

Mocha with Linda said...

Fun answers! Loved the one about Claritin!

BARBIE said...

Hi. Visiting from the Random Dozen today. I enjoyed reading your answers.
#5 - So totally me
#6 - I laughed hysterically
#10 - Midnight? That's early for me!

Until next time!

Chel said...

great idea for the reality show!! Now that would be "real"ity! lol I don't try to act like my 17 year old either and she appreciates it. I am my natural crazy self no matter what lol!!

snack....my any kind of popcorn??? Now you have me wondering. I guess I don't read enough ingredients.

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