Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Random Dozen - 01/20/10

1. So I was thinking about how Jon Bon Jovi never seems to age much. His hair is smaller nowadays, but he still manages to look like a boy somehow. And then that made me think of the story of Dorian Gray. Question: If you physically lock in one age for yourself, which would you choose and why? Between 35 and 40. Really? Yep! I was in the best shape and had the best shape back then. 

2. What is the best dish that you cook or bake (your piece de resistance?) Stir-Fry! The secret's in the sauce.

3. When you feel blue, what is one strategy you use to help yourself back to normal? Get with one of my pals for an evening of laughter. How can you feel blue when you're laughing?

4. When was the last time you danced in public? December 2009. ahaha My group's final project was a teaching demonstration and we taught our class the Copperhead Road line dance.

5. Do you consider yourself a realist or dreamer? Definitely a realist.

6. As a parent, what is one thing that you have done well? Shown the girl that no matter what, there is nothing that cannot be worked out and in spite of everything, she is very loved.

7. Which is your favorite character on the Andy Griffith show? Aint B! She had a kind word for everyone and you just knew she was a great cook.

8. On a scale of 1-10, how much do you know about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.? Probably only about a 2.

9. Have you never been mellow? Have you never tried … to find a comfort from in side you? (Sorry, Jorge was singing that song just now, and it just seemed to be perfect timing as I was creating this week’s questions.) REAL question: What is your #1 driving pet peeve? I have two (sorry) that's just me. 1) People who attempt to finish your sentence for you; and 2) people who chew food with their mouth open. 

Oh....I see....#1 "driving" pet peeve. hahahaha I have two of those too! 1) )People who text while driving. Seriously, how can your eyes be on the road if they are on your phone??!!!?! 2) People who run red lights. Really! If it turned yellow two cars in front of you, it's going to turn red when you get to the line.....wait till the next green light. What can be so stinkin important that you're willing to risk injury....or injure someone else?!?!?!

10. Which color best represents your mood today? Care to elaborate? Kaleidoscope. I'm all over the map today.

11. If your spouse were an animal, which would he/she be? I'm going with a bear. He's gentle and easy as long as he's not provoked.

12. What activity takes up the bulk of your time on an average day? Work! 

Last week, many of you asked about the sweet/spicy sweet potatoes and chocolate skittles. Here's what the Skittles package looks like so you'll have an easier time finding them. I'll get the recipe posted for the sweet potatoes.

Thanks, Linda, for hosting this every week. If you'd like to participate, hop on over to 2nd Cup of Coffee and join in.

Peace and Joy,

Matthew 7:12 (NIV) So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.


christy rose said...

I love a good stir fry! And I will be on the lookout for those skittles. YUM!

Melli said...

So what IS your sauce recipe? I LOVE stir fry - but I never make it because I just can't get the sauce down right!

I'm sO glad that I am not the only person who did not necessarily take #9 the way Linda meant it! Thank you! And those open mouth chewers drive me nuts too! That's gross!

Joyce said...

seems we all are missing the shape we were in back in our 20s! Except of course the bloggers who are in their 20s : )

Kim said...

I love stir fry but have never managed to make it well myself. Willing to share your "secret" in the sauce? :-)

Debbie said...

I enjoyed reading your answers Susan. Line dancing fun! The things we learn about each other; lol.


Jill said...

I so agree with #3! Laughter is the best medicine. And I had to laugh at #10.

~*~KIMBERLY~*~ said...

Interesting list Susan.

Nel said...

What fun answers! I am with you Aunt Bea is it. Who wouldn't love an Aunt Bea!
Wouldn't like to share your stir fry recipe would you? I love good recipes.

Anonymous said...

Fun and revealing answers. I think maybe I would fall to pieces if I line danced!!!!! I'll be watching in case you share your secret sauce!

Hi, I'm Angie! said...

There's chocolate skittles? I have a teenage son that will be in heaven!

Loved your Ain't B! I can just hear Andy saying her name! :)

kanishk said...

! I am with you Aunt Bea is it. Who wouldn't love an Aunt Bea!

Work from home India

Mama Zen said...

I think that my husband is a bear, too.

Mocha with Linda said...

I'm definitely going to have to find some chocolate Skittles!

It cracks me up on the blogs that missed the "driving" part of the pet peeve and imagine their answer as a driver! (Like a driver who chews with his mouth open! Definitely a traffic hindrance!)

lagirl/Sweet Tea said...

I followed your Lead and participated in "The Random Dozen" for the first time. Fun!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Loved your answers....missed out on doing the dozen this week....

H-Mama said...

A bear. Ha!! Love it! ;)

Susanne said...

Mmmm we looove stir fry. Maybe you'll have to post that recipe too along with the sweet potatoes. :v)