Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Birthday Random Dozen

It's Lid's birthday! Happy "Birfday", Lid! And her birthday request was that we would comment and leave a question for the Random Dozen. So all of today's questions are brought to you by her readers. Now there are no links provided so if you want to visit the writer of the question you can go 2nd Cup of Coffee and link through the comments. To join in on her birthday celebration, just visit the Random Dozen.

1. From "Men Are Dumb ....": If you had a theme song that played whenever you walked into a room full of people, what would it be? Now I'm not a theme song kind of gal, so though I've been thinking on this one for 2 days now, I could not come up with a one. Now I know as soon as I hit publish and can't get back to the computer, my mind will be flooded by a dozen of them.

2. From Pam of "Alert And Oriented x 4": Which of your shoes are your absolute favorite, and which are of the object of your most painful shoe-buyer's remorse? My favorites are my light beige, cork heeled leather sandals from Clark's. Even though they have a bit of heel they are so comfy and they're cute. Cute and comfort don't always go together, but I hit it with these ones. My shoe buyer's remorse? Teal colored, pointy toed cowboy boots. Bought for the cute factor, but only worn a few times. In my world there is not a lot of places to wear teal colored cowboy boots.

3. From Susanne of "Living to Tell the Story": Tell about your favorite birthday celebration that you've personally experienced. Oh look it's me! :v) Any birthday celebration that has my whole family there is my favorite. I can't really pick out a specific one that stands out above the others. We keep it sort of on the lower key side here and they all sort of meld together. When I was a kid, it was the usual neighborhood and school friend birthday parties with the games and hot dogs and cake. But what I remember most is my favorite birthday cake made by my mom. It was sponge cake but Mom baked it in cookie sheets so you got really thin layers. And there would be about 8 or 10 layers. With the best chocolate icing ever. She always used unsalted butter in the icing, I think that was her secret. But I'm telling you this stuff I could eat by the spoon. In fact I did. If there was left over icing, Mom would freeze it, but I always got in there and dug through it with a spoon and ate it frozen. It was especially good like that because it was cold and a slow chocolate melt would start on you tongue and continue for a minute. My mouth waters as I think of it. Yum. I miss those cakes. But as for the party itself? Pathetic I know but I'm sorta jamming out on my own question.

4. From Lori of "Just me and My Life": If you were a flavor of ice cream, which would you be? This is sorta like the song question. I don't know. Ideally, I 'd love to say something soothing or refreshing like a capuccino ice cream or a nice mint with a surprise of chocolate chunks but in reality I'd probably end up with a flavor with nuts.

5. Cindy Swanson of "Notes in the Key of Life" asks: Have you ever had a crush on a movie star? Who was it, and are you still crushing? When I was a kid it was Robby Benson. I saw absolutely every movie that came out with him in it.

Crushing now? No. I have my very own handsome guy now I call my Hubby.

6. Jill from "Jill Boyd's Place" inquires: Glasses or braces--if you had to wear one, which would it be? Seeing I've been cursing my glasses for the last 8 months, I'm going to say braces. They are temporary, whereas glasses are permanent usually.

7. Nel from "Fasteneau Facts" asks: If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? I have definitely not traveled extensively in my life so this is sort of hard to answer. I have places of fantasy that I think I would like to live, places I've romanticized in my mind or from movies such as Tuscany or Santorini but I'm sure they've all got their issues once you're there. The thought of living in Hawaii draws me but I would totally miss the seasons. Reading Kathie's blog totally makes me want to move to Prince Edward Island and own a piece of Anne's Island. But I'm pretty happy living where I am. I have all four seasons, we have our winters eased with the warm chinook winds in the winter, I'm only an hour or so away from the mountains which I love.

8. Thena from "Patiently Waiting" wants to know: If money were no obstacle, what would be the perfect birthday gift to receive? A shiny, red Mustang convertible. Or a Mediterranean cruise. Yeah, that would be awesome. Well, you said money was no object.

9. From "Life Through Bifocals," LynnMarie asks: What is your favorite birthday meal?
Anything I don't have to cook myself.

10. Debby at "Just Breathe" checks in with: Do you still send hand-written thank you notes? I love notecards and thank you cards so I do send them occasionally. I keep a nice stock of them in my drawer so they are handy when I need them.

11. Linda from "Mocha with Linda" poses this question: What is something you've done that you never thought you'd do? Get up and speak in front of people. Blog.

12. Jewel, my homegirl from Indiana who writes at "Musings from the World of Jewel," is very insistent that we answer this: Mount Rushmore honors four US Presidents: Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Roosevelt. If you could add any person to Mount Rushmore, who would you add and why? That's sort of hard to answer considering I'm not from the States and don't really know the history of Mount Rushmore.


VandyJ said...

What--no ice cream? Sounds like you love birthdays!

Cindy Swanson said...

Clarks are great for being cute AND comfortable! I have a few of them.

And Robby Benson was adorable back in the day! :)

Jerralea said...

You cracked me up by saying you'd have to be an ice cream flavor that had nuts. I totally should have said that about me, as well.

I said cruise for a birthday present, too. I think that's going to be a popular answer ... but you can keep the convertible. It would mess up my hair, LOL.

Barbara H. said...

I skipped this today -- I didn't have an answer for many of the questions. The theme song was one!

Smiled at the teal colored pointy toed boots. :-)

I always had a crush on someone, famous or not, when I was growing up, which probably was not healthy for me.

I love handwritten notes.

Brenda said...

Teal colored cowboy boots, I think I need to see a picture of those!

Mocha with Linda said...

Love your ice cream answer - yummy flavors you mentioned!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I agree, I always had a crush on Robby Benson. That birthday cake your mom made sounds awesome. Hope you get that Mustang! I agree again with the birthday dinner and not cooking!!!! I still can't get up in front of a crowd.

Mary said...

I'm right with you on #8! Convertible mustang & the Mediterranean!

Lea @ CiCis Corner said...

Yes, cute and comfy is a great combo, but rarely found. :o) Thanks so much for stopping by and great visiting with you and enjoyed your answers. Blessings!

Leelee said...

Oooooooo...Robby Benson....One on One...Ode to Billy Joe...he was a cutie...I like that he is the voice of the Beast in Beauty and the Beast (My favorite Disney princess is Belle....) and a red convertible would be a great present!! good answers!!

Cathy said...

Mustang convertible...yeah I could do that too. Robby Benson really was a cute guy.

Thena said...

I almost put my dream car silver BMW convertible. Which is funny now that I think about it because when I bought my first car I wanted a mustang. But my Dad was a chevrolet person so he wasn't going to help buy a Ford.

Anonymous said...

Ohhhh...loved your answers!! Robby Benson...boy, that brings back memories!!! Oh, and freezing the frosting? Ingenious! I am going to have to try that!

Thanks for visiting my blog yesterday. My brain is so tired that I'm only now getting to visit others.

Have a great day!!

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

That cake sounds wonderful!
Did you see how similar our braces answer is?
Loved #9!

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness, Susanne, on #2, I think I have the same pair of sandals! Yes, they're very comfortable.