Wednesday, September 8, 2010

R12: Labor Day

So I finally got back on target to participate in Linda's Random Dozen on Wednesdays. YEA!!!!!

1. Describe the best sandwich in the world, according to you.
Yum…Turkey, swiss cheese, and American cheese toasted on focaccia bread. Hold on, let me wipe the drool off the floor.

2. Which inspires you more: a good conversation, a song, a book or movie?
I’d like to be all sweet and say a good conversation, but it’s really a good book. GREAT movies sometimes inspire me, but most of the time it’s a good book.

3. What is your favorite board game?
Scrabble. And I beat my husband for the first time (score is 1-3 now) Saturday. Haha!

4. As you grow older, are you more or less patient with small children?
Both…I have patience, but when I deal with, ahem, loud and annoying small children, mostly I’m thinking, “This is the best form of birth control ever.”

5. Name one item you never let yourself run out of.
Toilet paper. Who would?

6. Do you agree with Tennyson's assertion, "'Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all?"
Uh…yeah, I suppose so. Well, maybe this way: if you fell in love and the person died, I think he’s right because you have those good memories. And even with a divorce, if you have children, hopefully you love them enough to realize that even if the marriage died, you have something precious still. However, if the relationship ended poorly with nothing good to come out of it other than lessons learned…probably not.

7. Name one national treasure or monument that you have visited.
Fenway Park. I think that’s a national treasure.

8. Which is more painful, to be disappointed in someone else or to be disappointed in yourself?
DEFINITELY disappointed in myself. I’ve gotten better about learning from the experience, but that definitely helps more than being disappointed in others. I’m easier at realizing that people have faults when people disappoint me than I am at realizing my own faults.

9. What makes your kitchen uniquely yours?
Besides the camo counters (don’t ask)? Wait, never mind. DEFINITELY the camo counters. Sigh. They were like that when we moved in. They’re not overly noticeable, but, as I’ve lived there four years now, I recognize them big time. And heartedly dislike them.

10. Are you a crafty person?
Seriously? Heck, no. I can barely pull weeds.

11. What is your favorite traditional picnic or bbq (cookout) food?
Potato salad. LOVE potato salad.

12. Name one leisurely activity you enjoyed over Labor Day Weekend.
There were sooo many. Eating at the Cupcake Factory with Tara…spending time with family, mine and husband’s…eating, eating, and eating some more…It was a great weekend. =)

Now go visit Linda and have some more random fun!


Joyce said...

camo? As in camouflage? Hmm..that sounds interesting : )

I enjoyed visiting today...happy Wednesday!

Lucy Marie said...

Camo counters? Don't tell my husband - he will have our kitchen redecorated in no time flat.

SusanD said...

Ha! Another Scrabble player. Camo counters? Seriously??!!! You've got to post of pic. You know Tara? How fun! Thanks for sharing. Blessings, SusanD

Kara With a K said...

All these sandwich descriptions are making me really hungry this morning!

Gotta love Scrabble. I'm supposedly the wordsmith in the family but for some reason my sister has consistently beaten me at Scrabble over the last year or so.

Louisiana Tara said...

Camo counters? How have I not noticed these before?

I am cracking up that you beat Superman for the first time in Scrabble. I thought you were the expert speller of the two!

Kupcake Factory was amazing. SO glad we didn't go downtown, lol. I'm still noshing on the little box I brought home. And your sandwich at the top is making me drool too! :)

Sara said...

#5, I'll tell you who: I've been to resturants that have run out. Oh and once at a beach,there restrooms were out, none to be found...ANYWHERE. I asked a STRANGER to go find my husband tell him to bring a towel...5 agonizing minutes later Butter comes in and says "Mom WHY do you need a TOWEL?" "I need something to wipe with." {Butter} "Dad says can't you just drip dry?" "Tell your father it ain't THAT kind of potty." She turns and HOLLERS out the door "Dad! She went poop and needs the towel to wipe!" I could feel all eyes on me after I exited with "the towel"! That towel was dumped in the nearest garbage. NO, I WILL NEVER run out a TP at MY HOME! For good measure, I carry kleenex in my purse and in the car just in case of another "beach incident" That was GROSS. Aren't you happy I shared?

Brooke said...

you got me all excited with the book comment...then you had to go and mention fenway. blech.

sara said...

so many people put scrabble as their favorite game. the only scrabble I like is banana grams.

Fenway!!! definitely a national treasure in our book. we made our trip to mecca about 6 years ago!!!

yea, another potato salad lover...seriously, after making it for a bbq, I eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner the next day!!!

Brittany Ann said...

I think we may need to see a pic of these camo countertops!