Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Random Dozen 9

Thanks again, Linda!

1. Tell me something about your favorite teacher.

I have three favorite teachers for different reasons, but since Linda told me to pick ONE, I GUESS I'll follow the rules...sigh...

My favorite teacher was in second grade. Her name was Mrs. Hayes. I was a good student, finished my work on time and many times ahead of the other kids. (Nerd, right?)

Every. single. one. of my other teachers in elementary school would expect me to sit quietly when I was finished with my work. Bwa-ha-ha-ha! Mrs. Hayes actually gave me extra work, fun work.

Her husband built a little hut in her room for all of the over achievers like me. She had carpet squares and books in the hut. I also remember that there were weird things in jars on a tiny shelf and I thought they were so cool.

I loved the hut. That was the only year I probably never had a "Needs Improvement" in Talking on my report card, because I was actually learning something and not bored.

Oh, and I still love weird things in jars.

2. Tell me about one pivotal moment in your life.

Besides the day I accepted Christ, I'd have to say the day I knew that I was going to be a mother. From that day on I've really tried to keep my priorities in order.

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?

Pink- Reminds me of all things girly and feminine, of Spring, roses, and bubble gum. It just makes me happy.

4. What's a sure sign that you're getting older?

You can remember a time when something we have now was not invented. Like the Internet.

5. Please don't sermonize, but Halloween--is it a yes or no for you?

I wish we could get away from it. I wish churches would choose to do fall festivals on a separate day. I wish. I wish.
I am against the evil of it, but I recognize the child-like whimsy and fun. I also realize that God made October 31, just as He made every other day of the year. I claim that day as His.

6. What's your favorite musical?

I don't really enjoy musicals so asking me is like asking me, "Which is your favorite flu shot?"

7. Are you more of a city mouse or country mouse?

I used to think I was a country mouse, but I was so wrong.
I am a city mouse. I think I am more of a commuter mouse who would like a house with a big yard, but with a sports car (I wish) to cruise to town for a nice dinner and over-priced coffee.

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 would say, "Are you kidding me?" If the person wanted to do something along those lines, they could plant a tree in my name or adopt an endangered animal. Or we could just cruise to town for an over-priced coffee.

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?

I have never texted. Never. I love computers, but I hate cell phones except for emergency situations.

10. "It's not a party unless _______."

there is food

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.

Traffic- Listen to talk radio

Waiting room- Make a grocery list or jot down blog ideas. I also have a few notes with dialogue for the book I will write one day.

12. If you weren't yourself, would you be friends with you?

That's tough. I want to say "yes, of course, because I'm wonderful." But I actually know me. I like weird things in jars. I'm a commuter mouse. I don't text.
I'm starting to see how Maggie (the cat) and I found each other.


Judy said...

Commuter Mouse. Love it! That would be me for sure! Love your answers...

Carpool Queen said...

There's so much fun here I don't even know where to start - I would totally jump in the car and drive to drink over-priced coffee.

We would talk about my love for all things pink because I live in a totally blue world, and I'd tell you all about the science room at our local museum that has walls of jarred and formaldehyded items.

It would be fun.

Angie said...

I was surfing around for food blogs and found that you had done the Random Dozen 9. Ha! I just did the Random Dozen for the first time. We share some of the same answers - pink, think up blog post ideas in the waiting room and "there is food." I loved the hut idea; I might use that one! Enjoyed your post! Thanks.

Jerralea said...

I loved your commuter mouse answer, too.

It was fun reading your answers.

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Well, you did it again. Totally cracked me up, loved the answers. Did I already know that you don't enjoy musicals either? Do you know we'll probably have to go live on an island together someday because the world is falling more and more in love with musicals, and if you're not into them, well, look out.

I hate cell phones, too. I have an ancient one that people laugh at. I use it only for emergencies, mainly.