Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Random Dozen with the Lid

Join Linda over at 2nd Cup of Coffee for this fun meme.

1. It's early morning, about 2:00AM, and you're driving home. You come to a red light and sit there. There is no one in sight for miles around. Do you wait it out or run the light? I haven't seen 2 a.m. since my kids slept through the night. But hypothetically, I'd probably run it. True story, though. Hubby when he was single, did have this happen to him. He ran it. Cop was down the street and pulled him over and asked him why he did it. Hubby answered truthfully, "I didn't think anyone was watching." And he got let off the hook!
2. If you had the chance to re-do the last 24 hours, would you change anything? I'd wake up without a massive headache.
3. When you reply to someone's comment on your blog, do you reply in your comments or go to her blog and comment? (Or email her) Hmmm, some of all three? If I figure it's a comment that directly will add to my post or clarify something in my post, I'll answer in my comments section. If the person is new to blogging I'll go to their site and welcome them to blogland. Usually though if I reply it will be by email.
4. Your favorite Disney movie is: I have to pick just one? That is just too hard! If it's cartoon I think maybe Beauty and the Beast, Fox and the Hound and Jungle Book are in a tie and if it's just any Disney movie I think "Cool Runnings" is one of my all time faves along with National Treasure, the first Pirates of the Carribean, and Holes. And I can't forget Mary Poppins. Love Mary Poppins.
5. Do you recycle? Yes, I do. Unfortunately in our city we don't have curbside pick up through the city, unless you pay a private company to come get it. So we have to haul it to the recycling bins and in my humble opinion, there is not enough of them around town. And sometimes they are overflowing which is very frustrating. Also I found we were making 2 or 3 trips to the bins because I try to recycle everything I can. So we just had to make an executive decision that we were only going to make one trip a week unless we were going by there anyway. So now if our big bin fills up faster then the rest is trashed for the week.
6. Games of strategy or games of chance? A bit of both. I don't like games to be too complicated though. If there is 50 million rules to remember it's not fun anymore.
7. Do you have any recurring dreams? I don't dream. At all.
8. What did you learn from your first real job? How to make the perfectly shaped DQ ice cream cone with the perfect curl. LOL. I learned that I like to have spending money. And how to work hard.
9. Do you buy or borrow most books? I do both. Lately I get alot for review too.
10. What fashion trend of the past did you say you'd never wear again but did? I can't think of one off the top of my head. I basically live by the mantra "If I've already done it once, I'm too old to do it again."
11. When do you start Christmas shopping? Usually mid November or so I start thinking of what I'd like to give and start looking for the deals.
12. Have you ever been so happy that you literally jumped up and down for a few seconds? If so, what was the occasion? I don't recall doing this but who knows, I just might have.


quilly said...

I wasn't stopping at one Disney movie, either. I didn't care for Holes though. After reading the book (first to myself and then aloud to my class) the movie disappointed me. What I really thought was cool though was when my students complained that the movie wasn't as good as the book.

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Perhaps I should have said, "Disney movies." I see where this is going already!

#1: Honest husband!
#7: I think you must be a really heavy sleeper!
#9: That is actually a very good mantra. Which I probably need to adopt!

SouthLakesMom said...

Great answers! I think Linda meant mantra on #10 and I'm with you on that!

Joyce said...

my fashion mantra and yours are identical : )

and I agree...picking one Disney movie is way too hard!

Karen said...

My first job was DQ, too!

Barbara H. said...

I agree about it being too hard to pick just one Disney movie. And I agree about the recycling, too. If our bins overflow we just throw away the rest. Hope your headache is gone.

Melli said...

Oh my gosh! I completely forgot Mary Poppins was Disney! SHE is my favorite movie of ALL TIME in ANY category! I was only thinking of the cartoons.

I have not had dreams that I can remember for at least 30 years! They (the infamous they) SAY we all dream every night... but you couldn't prove it by me -- nor, obviously by YOU either!

You can make a Dairy Queen cone for me ANYtime!

Greg C said...

I can't believe that you don't dream at all. Not even a short one? Some nights I travel the world in my dreams.

Mountain Mama said...

These memes are a great way to get to know one another.
My fav Disney movie is still Cinderella but Snow White and Bambi are not far behind.
The art of animation is wonderful!!!

Skoots1moM said...

perfect curls are HARD...

Sue said...

Hi Susanne,

Just poppin' in from Linda's Mr. Linky to meet fellow Random Dozen-ers.

Your poor hubby - how funny was that with the police waiting. That would happen to me no doubt!

I totally forgot about National Treasure when I was answering. I LOVE that movie! There are so many good Disney it's hard to pick just one or two!

Nice to meet you! Have a great day.

crittyjoy said...

I love me some good deals! I adore Beauty and the was my favorite when I was younger. It mede me feel as though anything was possible....ahh the dreams of a girl :)


Anonymous said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog. I laughed when you told me that your hubby got off without a ticket! Sometimes I'm sure its nice hearing the truth! ha.

I wish I didn't dream. I do all the time, but not many repeat dreams.

Bill ~ {The Old Fart} said...

How could I forget about Cool Runnings. Excellent movie, I think I got it somewhere here on DVD. Glad you got a chuckle out of my Christmas Comment at my place. :)

Mocha with Linda said...

Woohoo for Mary Poppins!!

Wow, no dreams?! I have the most bizarre ones!

Oh, and #2? I can soooo relate!

Sandra said...

Hahahahahah right at the first answer I started giggling.

Robin Lambright said...

from a fellow headache sufferer I so get what you mean. Nothing ruins the day faster than to wake up with a headache.

Great random dozen

Have a great rest of the week.

Angie said...

Loved # 1 - my husband would have done the same and probably gotten off the hook. I would never run the light, but if I did, I'm certain I wouldn't be given a reprieve.

Love Mary Poppins! Don't you wish you could clean your house like they cleaned their room?!

Heidi said...

I can see Lid's comment from here. What does she mean, "I should have said "Disney movies." I thought she did say that. I couldn't think of any when I was filling out the form. You thought of a lot of them here!

I like that your husband just told the truth and then got no ticket. See, the truth will set you free.

Jerralea said...

See, honesty pays!

I see we both like Mary Poppins. My favorite song out of the movie is "Just a Spoonful of Sugar."

My hubby always said he didn't dream either, until he got put on medications. Now he not only dreams but sometimes has nightmares.

Faith said...

Hope your headache is better....
I totally agree about Disney..too many good ones to just choose one.

love all your answers...I got to play today...YAY!!