1st Random Dozen of 2010

It’s that time again! Lidna over at 2nd Cup of Coffee has come up with 12 more questions (this time with the help of Angie at Angie’s Ad Lib.). Come on and join us. This is the most intelligent reoccurring meme on the web!

1. On a scale of 1-10, with 10 being a cranky-baby-hissy-fitter, how much of a complainer are you?
Serious complaining, maybe a 2. Whiny, I-have-a-boo-boo complaining, probably a seven.

2. When someone else is talking, do you listen, or are you thinking about what you’re going to say in response?
Oops. It depends. Generally I listen, but if the speaker drones on too long or is boring — or I think I’ve heard it before — my mind will wander. Sometimes it wonders to my response. Sometimes it just wanders.

3. I just deleted 1062 messages from my email account. Do you have any plans for a clean sweep this month–of anything?
Uhm, does a trans-Pacific move NEXT TUESDAY count?

4. Tell us about your perfume. Was it a gift? What does it remind you of? Do you have a signature scent?
I seldom wear perfume. As a teacher I had too many students in my room with asthma and other allergic reactions. If I do wear perfume, it is Obsession.

5. What is your best organizing tip for the new year?
Throw everything away. Don’t replace it. (Did I mention I am making a trans-Pacific move for the 2nd time in under 3 years?

6. What is your favorite comic strip?
Uhm? There isn’t one I read on a never miss basis. Sorry.

7. Do you sleep with a fluffy or flat pillow?
Fluffy!

8. What color is your kitchen? Why did you choose that color?
White. It came with the leased house.

9. What’s the most interesting bumper sticker you’ve seen?
Hawaii is Full

10. Do you prefer an expensive writing tool or whatever is lying around? (Are you a Montblanc or a Papermate?)
Expensive, since I prefer my keyboard …. however, I carry a 7mm Zebra pen, which I love.

11. What chore doesn’t feel like a chore – you just enjoy it (at least most of the time)?
Cooking — but not washing the dishes!

12. If your parents often repeated themselves, what is something one of them said more than once?

  • My dad had two contradictory phrases. If I said, “I don’t know,” he would reply, “Don’t you ever think?”
  • And if I said, “But I thought …” he would reply, “Who told you to think?”

When I hit my teens, more than once when my dad said, “Don’t you ever think?” I was sorely tempted to reply, “No. You told me not to.” But wisdom or God — most likely God — held my tongue.

30 thoughts on “1st Random Dozen of 2010

  1. Ohhhhhh you WERE a smart child! My mouth got me in more trouble than ANYthing else as a kid! Thankfully, the Lord has found me to be teachable. Slow… but teachable.

    You were WRONG! I LOOOOOOOOOVE your answer to number 5! It is my hubby who would HATE it! I have daydreams of hiring a crew and a dumpster to come in one day while he’s at work and just CLEAN HOUSE! He would SO kill me….
    .-= Melli´s last blog ..Random Dozen #18 =-.

    • Melli — I used to watch my brother smart-mouth and then get walloped. I would think to myself, “Okay, not gonna try that …” My brother was a great negative role model.

  2. Good post! It made me laugh! …. Also thanks for stopping by my blog! I appreciate it and …I am not quite sure what you mean with “Albondigas soup” but all I know is that my “Mexican meatballs” are called Albondigas in Spanish… so I guess that’s the same thing 😉
    .-= Paloma´s last blog ..Mexican meatballs =-.

    • Poloma — I’m glad you laughed, that’s almost always my goal. And Albondigas Soup is Mexican Meatball Soup and it is super (souper) yummy.

    • Akelamalu — seems like simple common sense to me. I can’t very well teach the kids if I can’t get near them without killing them.

    • Linda — Amoeba wants a photo of that bumper sticker or a similar sign in someone’s yard, so we can post it on the blog just before we step on the plane.

  3. i consider myself a good listener but it does depend on the speaker… if i’m stuck with somebody boring and self-centred, my mind tends to wander, too
    .-= polona´s last blog ..white day =-.

  4. Yay God for holding that tongue when you were a teen!

    Quilly, I’ll be praying for you all for the next week. Remember to take deep breaths. A lot. Okay, not so much that you’ll hyperventilate, but you know what I mean. Think of all of the *(&$#&#$ moments as opportunities to live out your witness!

    And hang loose, brudda
    .-= southlakesmom´s last blog ..Random Dozen =-.

  5. I remember Obsession! I loved that perfume! And I totally agree about the cooking–I so love to cook but cleaning up…not so much. We are having a dickens of a snow storm and have a snow day tomorrow, so I know I will get to do some cooking and cleaning up!

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