Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Random Dozen - Iding and Springing with Leprechauns

1. On a scale of 1-10, how superstitious are you, honestly? 0 I am so not superstitious.

2. Julius Caesar is quoted as saying, "I came, I saw, I conquered." Which circumstance or experience of yours does this saying best describe? Riding/owning my own motorcycle. And!

3. If I peeked in on your day like a mischievous little leprechaun, at what time would I most likely find you blogging? At about 6AM. I know. Crazy. But I'm an early girl.

4. Re springing forward for Daylight Saving Time, is there anything you've ever been really early or really late for? Nope....but there's still time.

5. What are you most looking forward to concerning Spring? Ok Lid. Here's another question that sends my poor little brain racing in so many different directions at the same time, it causes a circuit overload. Flowers. Birds. Warmth. Flip Flops. BBQs. Motorcycles. Dresses.

6. Shamrocks are the national flower of Ireland and are picked on St. Patrick's Day and worn on the lapel or shoulder. Do you wear green on St. Patty's Day? Oh yes. I don't want to get pinched.

7. One of Caesar's assassins, Casca, said, "But, for my own part, it was Greek to me," which of course means he didn't understand something. Probably his own lines in the play. Anyway, what is something that is "Greek to you," something incomprehensible or indecipherable? How many of today's young people feel that they are "entitled" to things others work hard to get or achieve. That's all I have to say about that.

8. Is March behaving more like a lion or a lamb where you live? A lamb at the moment. But that will probably change.

9. "An extra yawn one morning in the springtime, an extra snooze one night in the autumn is all that we ask in return for dazzling gifts. We borrow an hour one night in April; we pay it back with golden interest five months later." -Winston Churchill. If you had one extra hour per day every day, what would you do with it? Seriously? You're just trying to cause me a meltdown....aren't you? Too many options....too little time! lol

10. Legend says that every Leprechaun has a pot of gold hidden deep in the Irish countryside. Aside from real gold or money, what material item would be in your dream pot of gold? Please refer to #9. How bout that extra hour per day?

11. "The best things are nearest: breath in your nostrils, light in your eyes, flowers at your feet, duties at your hand, the path of God just before you." Robert Louis Stevenson. Look around you right now and tell us about something essential or beautiful very near you that you take for granted every day. My cell phone. What? Really? Yep! I never thought I'd even have one let alone be so dependent on it.

12. Just for a bit o' fun, click here ( and then report your Irish name. Mine is "Zoe O'Sullivan." I love it! Maeve McGrath. Now that's random. lol

If you'd like to join in on today's Random, hop on over to Lid's. She has everything you need to get started. Thanks for stopping by today.

Peace and Joy,

Colossians 3:12 (NIV) Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.


~*Michelle*~ said...

This was fun to read! Totally cool about your motorcycle....I've only ridden my husbands/kids' dirtbikes.

Not pretty.

Happy St. Patty's Day to you!

Mary said...! My husband has a couple and has been trying to get me to learn to ride. I just don't know if I'm that observant...I like to ride and sing along to the radio when I'm on the road!

Joyce said...

Yes, I'd say mastering a motorcycle qualifies!

I like to blog early too...I think my brain cells decrease as the day goes on : )

Jill said...

Bravo for #2! It is a lot of fun. And I so agree with you on #7.

I think everyone got better Irish names than I did!

Mocha with Linda said...

Your motorcycle always cracks me up. It just doesn't match the image I get from looking at your profile pic in your red evening gown!

#7 - amen!

oh, and #3 - ick! To paraphrase a well-known saying: "Nothing good happens at 6 AM!"

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

I knew you were awesome, but #2? Wow!! Also loved your spring answers. Thanks for playing, Susan!

~*~KIMBERLY~*~ said...

Wow... sometimes I wonder if we were twins separated at birth... LOL
Before I read your answers I was answering in my head... I was shocked to read your answers and find they were almost identical to my answers. Except, my Irish Name Is: Duvessa O'Shea [Now, that's random] Hah! Happy Wednesday!

Susan said...

Love your answers! Hope you're having a fun week!


Kim said...

I wanted to learn to ride a motorcycle. People kept telling me the world wasn't ready for that. LOL I'm so glad your bike brings you so much joy! Yep, definitely getting time to wheel her out and start hitting the road! I loved your answer to #10! I've liked the name Maeve ever since I started reading books by Maeve Binchey. But how in the world do you pronounce it?! :-)

Robin said...

Hello Maeve!

Happy St. Patrick's Day. I want more time too. So many fun things to do.

Thanks for sharing your random answers. Check out my blog, I have a giveaway going this week.

H-Mama said...

I love how you thought of dresses after motorcycles... Surely you don't mix the two? ha!

Love your adventurous spirit!

Jenny said...

Loved your answers..I totally agree with #7.

gigi said...

Another great list Susan.
Happy St. Paddy's Day!

Sweet Tea said...

Well Maeve,
You know I'm totally in awe of you cause you HAVE a bike and can RIDE...You Blog at 6 am? Really??

Nel said...

I would hate to see my blog if I did it at 6 a.m. lolol I can't think that early. Enjoyed your answers. I think it is so cool that you have your own bike and ride! What fun!

until next time... nel

Elizabeth said...

Enjoyed reading your answers... I totally agree with #5 and 7...
Have a blessed day!

Greg C said...

#3...You are a late sleeper in my book. :) I am at work already at that time. It's 5 am and I have already blogged and facebooked. :)

Jerralea said...

I once had a motorcycle ... when I was first married, my hubby and I both had one. Bet that would surprise my friends to know that!

I agree, once you have a cell phone, it becomes essential. I learned that when I accidentally forgot mine and couldn't keep up with my teenagers to find out where they were!