Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Random Dozen with the Lid

Time for another week of randomness with Linda, affectionately known as "Lid". Head over to her place to get the scoop and join in!
1. Tell me something about your favorite teacher. My favorite teacher was Mr. Huxley. He was my math teacher during junior high, from grade 7 - grade 10. Nobody ever got the same subject teacher for 3 years in a row, but for some reason I got Mr. Huxley all three years. He made me really enjoy math during those years. Which is a huge feat, let me tell you!
2. Tell me about one pivotal moment in your life. Wow. A huge question. There are so many huge moments that make me who I am today. Times through school, graduation, marriage, having children. All changed me but I'd have to say the one moment that totally was the most pivotal and made my life turn totally around was accepting Jesus as Lord and Savior. Nothing has changed my life more. In fact, when I think where I might be if that event had not occured, it sort of scares me.
3. About favorite colors--a lot of people will ask you what it is, but I want to know why it is. What feeling or memory does it evoke? I love all colors but I'd have to say greens are my absolute favorites if you're pinning me into naming one. Especially grey-greens like olives and sages. Why? I think it's because I find them relaxing and they are prevelant in nature and nature always makes me feels closer to God. Yeah, that's it.
4. What's a sure sign that you're getting older? I don't want to be going out somewhere every night like I used to. In fact, I'm starting to really become a home body in the evenings.
5. Please don't sermonize, but Halloween--is it a yes or no for you? No, and zipping my lips now.
6. What's your favorite musical? Other than the Sound of Music which I absolutely love I'm going to say the Pirates of Penzance. And especially as done on the in the 1980's movie with Linda Ronstadt, Rex Smith, Kevin Kline and Angela Lansbury. It's silly, it's witty and a fun story. And my hubby and the kids hate it. LOL. So it's an idulgence I partake in by myself when the mood strikes unless I can find someone else to put up with it share it with. In this clip I found, Frederic has just resigned himself to the fact he has to side with the pirates, this after coming to seek his revenge on them and get rid of them, but the pirate king and his former nanny turned pirate tricked him into believing he still owed them so many years of service.

7. Are you more of a city mouse or country mouse? Sort of in between. I love visiting the big city but wouldn't want to live there. And I love the thought of living in the country where it is more peaceful and you can actually see the skies at night, but I don't know if I could stand being removed from others in that sense. I guess I like where I am. In between.
8. Did you know that it is possible, for a small fee, to name a real star after someone? (It's true! Google it!) If someone were to name a star for you, would you appreciate it for its whimsy and romance, or would you say, "Are you kidding me? For $19.95 we could have gone to the movie and actually bought popcorn. I might think that, but I wouldn't actually say it. I would be gracious and appreciate the fact that they thought I would like it and took the time and money to try to bless me.
"This question comes from Paula at His Ways Are Not Our Ways.9. What's the craziest thing you've ever been doing and texted during it? I only thought of this b/c I was about to try to text during my walking video but I didn't.Paula, you do know that this blog is rated G, right? Uhm, I'm not sure. I sure don't text when I'm driving. I don't do walking videos so I can't text there. I don't know. While trying to cook. That's not crazy, is it? Is it?
10. "It's not a party unless _______." There is chips. I know. I really know how to live it up!
11. When you're stuck in traffic or a waiting room, what do you do to pass the time? PS: There are no magazines available. Around here it is rare to get stuck in traffic. So in a waiting room with no magazines, I would probably just people watch. Or text with my girl who lives away from home. That is providing she was available. But if I know I'm going somewhere with a waiting room I usually have a book with me. Man, this dozen is really pointing out how incredibly boring I am. LOL.
12. If you weren't yourself, would you be friends with you? I hope so.


Anonymous said...

Enjoyed your answers my friend :)

H-Mama said...

Is that why I can be a homebody sometimes?! That's me. Origami at home. Joke. Ha!

Barbara H. said...

Amen to #2. And 4 -- I am getting to where I really don't like going out in the evenings, especially when it is dark.

I've never seen Pirates and should.

Mocha with Linda said...

#3 made me laugh. You'll understand when you see my #3.

And #4 is oh so true! Nothing is nicer than being done with dinner, the dishes cleaned up, and everyone home before 7:00!

And no, you're not boring. Besides, if you were, you'd have a different answer to #12!

quilly said...

I will watch Pirates of Penzance with you. We can have chips and call it a party! I won't text while watching if you don't.

Donnetta said...

Oh, Sound of Music gal here also. I think I know every word to every song in that movie. I even have the record with the music. Yes, record... that shows how long ago my enjoyment for this musical developed.

On another note, are you trying to tell me that my longing to be home more and more in the evening even though I am an extrovert is a sign I'm getting old?! HuH? What ARE you saying?..... :-)

Faith said...

loved your answers!!! I'll try to do this but have so much going on right now.....terrible tragedy at my school yesterday. please pray!!

ROSIDAH said...

Hi, Susanne! No, not boring at all. I enjoyed reading your answers. We have a lot in common. Have a wonderful day :)

Kim said...

Wow, it would have to be SOME math teacher! lol I am so with you on #4 and that's tough because here nothing gets going until after 9 p.m. *sigh*

Fun answers!

Jill said...

If I were to text while I cook, my phone would end up in the chili pot without a doubt!

A Stone Gatherer said...

Great responses! I like your response to #7. I am definitely country but I do like going to the big cities, just not to live there. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I've been in somewhat of a hiatus lately and Linda's Random 12 is getting me back into it a little.

Robin @ Be Still and Know said...

Great Random Dozen.

I am a huge musical fan. I am heading over to my netfilx queue and adding that musical to my list. I don't think I have ever seen that version.


Kay said...

I like your answer to #7... in the middle.. I think that says a lot. Sounds cozy and good. : )

Jerralea said...

I should have put what you did about a sign of growing older is wanting to stay home more. I find that the older I get the more I love to stay home ... I'm afraid someday I'll turn into a hermit.

I enjoyed your answers. This is fun!

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Great answers.

My lip was zipped, too. !