Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Trying the Random Dozen AND links to a giveaway

1. On an average, how often do you splurge and buy something for yourself?
Superman would say ALL THE TIME, but, really it’s not that often. About once a week I splurge with a pumpkin spice latte or a white mocha, so let’s go with once a week.

2. Are you more like Hall or Oates? Just kidding. Real question: What is the last creative project you began/finished? Feel free to post a pic of it.
Wow. Has to be last Christmas when I “sewed” Superman a blanket. Misti taught me to do this no-sew blanket, and it’s one of our favorites.

3. OK, Goldie Locks, do you consider your house too big, too little or juuuust right?
Too little!!! Our kitchen in our apartment was bigger than the one in our house! I have mental images of my dream kitchen and dream bathroom. Those are my two “must have” areas.

4. What is your favorite outdoor chore?
I HAVE a favorite outdoor chore? Um…putting bird seed in the bird feeder. Lazy, I know. But I love watching the birds from my window.

5. If you knew that cigarette smoking was not bad for your health but would be a weight loss tool, would you use it? Why or why not?
Ew, no. I hate the smell of cigarettes, and they make your teeth yellow!

6. On a road trip, would you rather drive or ride?
Depends on my mood. Sometimes I LOVE driving, but most of the time, I’d prefer just to ride.

7. What do you consider a trivial pursuit?

8. This weekend, we downloaded the movie "Duplicity" with Julia Roberts and Clive Owen. Within 5 minutes, I was bored and annoyed, but I kept watching 5-10 minutes at a time hoping it would get better between small chores. I finally gave up and Jorge watched it alone, and then regretted wasting that time because he disliked it intensely, too. So ... how long do you watch a movie or read a book before giving up on it?
I started watching some movie, can’t even remember the name, recently, and the stupidity of it and the lame attempt at jokes made me give it up about 10 minutes in. I was so disappointed, too, because it had Will Arnett in it!
Books? First chapter. I need to be hooked early on.

9. Is there a song that you really love but are embarrassed to admit because it's not cool or it's racy or because it's by Hall and Oates?
We’re on a Hall and Oates kick today, aren’t we? ;) I like Paramore, even though it sounds like a silly high school band.

10. On a scale of 1-10 (10 = extremely) how spontaneous are you?
Probably a 7. Before we got married, I was HIGHLY spontaneous, so much so that I often scared my boyfriend-turned-hubby (seriously). I’ve calmed down, though, and I think it’s for the better, lol!!

11. Are you a food and/or beverage snob?
*Cough* Um, yes. Especially when it comes to my coffee. My co-worker mentioned that since all of us drink coffee, we should start using the big coffee pot in the break room for everyone. I smiled, but I didn’t mean the smile. I will continue to make my coffee using my specially-bought beans and the way I like it.

12. Who/What are you trying to control in your life?
I can’t anymore. I recently came to that conclusion, and I said, “Okay, God, I OBVIOUSLY can’t do it, so You have to.” Silly, I know, but it made me feel so much better because I realized, “Oh, wow. I don’t have to worry about this anymore.” Not that it took all the worry away, but I’m much less panicky now.

Okay, on to another subject: You MUST visit Sara at Interpret Sass today! She's hosting an amazing giveaway -- coffee, a book, AND warm, fuzzy socks. What more could a girl need? Anyway, if the link's not working, click here: Oh, and tell her I sent you, too! =)


Brooke said...

i can't give up on books or movies - its a horrible thing, but i always either stick with them or fall asleep :P

ryc: glad to know i'm not the only one to think that way. i've thought before when jay said that he couldn't do something that he'd be surprising me. i think that means you and i watch too much tv or read too many romance novels!

Lauren said...

this is such a fun meme!! I posted my answers in my comment on her blog. Kitchen and bathrooms are totally WAY important to me too!!

YAY for your last answer!!!! :):):)

Sara said...

LOL! I love the story about the coffee pot at work and the "smile". I think I've gotten a few of those from my in-laws when I suggest hosting Thanksgiving. hmmmphf.
Linda @ second cup cracks me up!

misti said...

Favorite outdoor chore...putting birdseed in the feeder! HAHA! You're crazy...

I like to burn leaves so I can smell them!

~KS said...

I loved reading your answers... so fun to learn new things about people. And I had to laugh because the question about movies related big time. My mom, dad, and I tried to watch Duplicity and were lost within 5 minutes too...
Anyway, wanted to let you know I am leaving a little blog award for you on my blog this afternoon.

Aleta said...

Those were some fun questions and great answers! (Loved the outside question. Lol. I'm lazy too then, because all I grow are weeds and if I have to pick, it would be putting bird seed in the bird house too. Lol)

Rachelle said...

A fun read!

Lucy Marie said...

I have trouble giving up on books or movies. I'm always afraid that I WILL get better and I'll miss something great.

Growin' with it! said...

birdseed...good one! it would be a chore to keep the cat/dogs from camping out underneath one if we had it! i liked your answer about "control". you sound wise beyond your years sweet friend!

Rachel @ Future Pastor's Wife said...

How did I know you were a coffee snob?

thedomesticfringe said...

There aren't any outdoor chores that I like either. I vacuum my porch about once a week and I don't mind that. Vacuuming the porch is weird, I know, but I have issues.


Joyfulsister said...

Hi Lois,
I enjoyed reading your meme today!!
Thanks for your visit and for sharing your heart with me, I really love your blog design by the way (smiles).

Hugz Lorie

septembermom said...

This is a fun meme! It would be hard for me to give up books or movies. They keep me sane :)

Bobbie said...

Very fun meme!!

thedomesticfringe said...

Quick question...What state are you in? I'm trying to organize my links page and don't know where to put your blog. I need help!

Thanks. ;-)

Ginger said...

Hey! I think I may have to try this one out too. Meanwhile, you have to stop by and meet Jordon's new little Chihuahua, Bailey!

Lois Lane II said...

Ginger -- I tried going back to your blog, but it's blocked me! =(