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Random Dozen — Plink & Link

Linda at 2nd Cup o’Coffee hosts this meme every week. The questions aren’t your ordinary meme fare, which makes them worth doing.

1. How old is the oldest pair of shoes in your closet?
There are no shoes in my closet.  They are on the shoe rack out in my garage.  The oldest pair is about 10, I guess.

2. Did you buy Girl Scout cookies this year? If so, what variety?
No. The last time I purchased Girl Scout Cookies they came 12 to a box for $3.00. That’s 25 cents per bite. I like Girl Scout cookies, but they just aren’t that good.

3. Do you know how to ballroom dance? If not, would you like to?
I took classes and enjoyed them, but if I were a better dancer I would just be frustrated because I have no one to dance with.

4. Were you a responsible child/teenager?
So-so. More responsible than some of my friends. Less responsible than others. I didn’t lie, cheat, steal, do drugs or drink. I did skip school on occasion and I spent most of my money (which I worked for myself) playing pinball.

5. How many of this year’s Oscar-nominated movies did you see?
I don’t know. What movies were nominated? I don’t do TV and now that I don’t have OJM dragging me out twice a year I may never see another movie.

6. If you’re going to have a medical procedure done, such as having blood drawn, is it easier for you to watch someone else having the procedure done or have it done yourself?
Short story: I was in a motorcycle accident and ripped the top off my right foot. There was dirt and rock embedded in my flesh. I watched avidly as the intern dug it out, and I kept wiggling my toes so I could watch my muscles and tendons move. My answer to this question is: me or you, I don’t care, I just want to watch.

7. What is your favorite day of the week and why?
Sunday — church!

8. Do you miss anyone right now?
Dr. John — every day. He used to comment on my blog every afternoon around 1 p.m. Now when I see that it is after one and I turn to my computer, I remember that I will never again get another comment from Dr. John, and I am sad.

9. Do hospitals make you queasy?
Not really. I worked in one for years.

10. At which store would you like to max-out your credit card. Not that you ever would, you responsible person, you.
This week? On the internet at They can just send theiir entire inventory ….

11. Are you true to the brand names of products/items?
Somethings yes. Somethings, no. I have a toothpaste I like. Amoeba has a brand of potato chips he prefers. We both have our favorite soda. But the majority of my buying is done with an eye on the price tag.

12. Which is more difficult: looking into someone’s eyes when you are telling someone how you feel, or looking into someone’s eyes when he/she is telling you how he/she feels?
Of course it depends on who it is, but for the most part t is harder for me when someone is sharing sharing their feelings. I am afraid what my face might reveal if my feelings differ. I never want to hurt anyone’s feeings and my face reveals my every thought.


  1. You’re the first I’ve seen who wanted to watch medical things besides one lady who was a nurse. I have to turn away even from medical shows on TV when they’re showing operations or procedures.
    .-= Barbara H.´s last blog ..Friday’s Fave Five =-.

  2. Bought Girl Scout Cookies last weekend. One box -Samoas. I was a Girl Scout leader long ago. The money from cookies sure helped the troop do way more than what I could afford out of pocket.
    I have a pair of shoes from my college days. Yes, I can still wear them.

    1. Kelley — but they won’t be on my blog every afternoon about 1. I know we will meet again in heaven. That doesn’t keep me from missing him now.

  3. Nr. 6 grossed me out, just reading it! My husband and daughter are similar to you though. They love all the medical shows and the more gory they are, the better! 🙂 I guess that´s why my daughter is becoming a nurse…

    1. Polona — I spent far too much time as a child scraping off bits and pieces of my body and watching various fluids emerge to get too excited over such things. Then I spent several years working in houskeeping in a hospital; after which I transferred to the kitchen crew.

  4. .
    This is a nice meme, Quilly. I may go get it for a rainy day, I like all the questions.
    On # 1, my oldest pair of shoes are from the 1970’s, not counting my old Army boots in the attic. I am saving the old Hush Puppies because I wore them to the Holy Land.
    I figure they crossed Jesus’ path at least once every day for six days; St. John too on the isle of Patmos; Paul at Eesus and probably in Jordan; and then of course a lot of the OT people and the Disciples.
    # 6, it is good that you watch.

    1. Jim — it is a nice meme. I quite enjoy it. There aren’t many men who participate. You’d be a breath of fresh air.

  5. Yea… we match a lot don’t we? Amoeba would not ballroom dance with you? Mr. Suave? Mr. De-bo-nair? I can’t believe it!

    Quilly… it has taken me longer to catch up with YOU today than it usually takes me with Thom. ;P
    .-= Melli´s last blog ..Random Dozen… PLINK! =-.

  6. All I can say is, how can you NOT like Girl Scout cookies?

    You know I’m just raggin on ya. I am a Girl Scout, so I am just being protective.

  7. Number 3 was me only not pinball I spent my money Ice skating and we both turned out well huh Quilly? I am so sorry you’re so sad about Dr John I wish there was something I could say to make you feel better, but his job here was done, he has moved on to bigger things and is waiting for us to join him.
    ((((((Hugs))))))) to you Quilly!
    .-= amanda´s last blog ..Macro Monday =-.

  8. #6 – I can share quite a bit of your fascination, but pain makes me unable to watch if the procedure is being done to me. When one of my kids had fallen on broken glass and needed stitches, I even took pictures! My husband told me I was crazy and to put the camera away.
    .-= kcinnova´s last blog ..Friday memes =-.

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