Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Random Dozen: Lost and Found

I've never been more thankful for Lid's random than today. I have not a smidgen of creativity in my bones this morning. Evident by the fact I just used the word "smidgen."

1. Have you ever been so lost that you were really afraid?

No. I lost my mom in the grocery store once, but I knew she was looking for me. She found me and I was much better. I'm sure she gave me a good talking to because I never wandered off again, except for hiding in the racks at JCPenney. Ahem.

2. Have you ever been to an island?

Yes. St. Simon's, Jekyl, and the Outer Banks (technically an island.) I've also been to Crab Island in Destin which is not technically an island. It's a sand bar where people hang out and swim and dodge the jellyfish.


3. Are you more of a thinker or feeler?

Thinker. I have feelings, promise. But I tend to analyze and pick things apart. After overhearing Lost on TV last night while I was helping someone paint (long story) I have decided that I must rent the entire collection and catch up. Yes, I'm just a few seasons behind and realize it is almost over. It just reminded me of all the subtle and profound analogies of X Files, which I LOVED.

So there.

I'm a thinker.

4. Do you tend to see issues or situations in life as black and white or shades of gray?

Black and white on moral issues. Shades of gray otherwise. Goes back to my analytical mind.

5. If you were stuck on an island, what book would you hope to have with you (Let's pretend the Bible is already there, so you can't say that.)
I'm gonna go with the obvious and say a book on survival. Call me boring. You can go ahead and read Pilgrim's Progress or Emma over and over while I learn how to start a fire and skin a rabbit.
6. What are you most afraid of?

Failure. This is a loaded question.

7. Would you rather lose all of your old memories or never be able to make new ones?

Never be able to make new ones. I think it would be sad for my family if I could not remember things from the past, especially for Daughter.
8. Pretend I'm looking at a scrapbook page about you. There are three spaces for you to drop in individual pictures. What are those pictures of, and why did you select them?

One picture of me with a book bag headed for school- Mama always took one of these on my first day of school. It says a lot about me. I love to learn and loved school (not jr. high or high school, blech.)

A photo of me and my family. They mean the world to me.

A picture of Maggie- See archives. To say I'm a cat person is an understatement. (I think that understatement phrase is overused, but I am too tired to come up with something new.)

9. If you were re-doing your wedding, what would you do differently? (If you're single, tell me one thing you would do if you were planning a wedding OR huge party.)

Honestly, I wouldn't change a lot. I'd take more pictures outside of the place we had our reception because years later it was torn down.

10. Tell me one thing you know/believe about forgiveness.
It is easier to forgive someone than to forgive yourself.
11. You're waiting in a doctor's office. What is your favorite way to pass that time?
Make notes for the blog or the one-day book!
12. If there were a clone of you in a parallel universe what is one way you hope she/he would be the same as you and one way you hope she/he would be better?
I hope she will send people real cards. It's something I've tired to continue because I think it's a lost art. (See, I worked in the theme, Lid.)

I hope she is not as uptight as me and weighs her ideal weight. If not, I hope she looks at herself in the mirror and loves what she sees anyway.



Whew. Lid, that was deep.

9 comments:

barbarah said...

I didn't even think about a book on survival, though I called myself a thinker.

Your answer to #10 is so true.

Amy said...

A survival book was my first pick too...just thought that might come in handy!!

I too want to watch Lost now that it is almost over, however, I only watched episode 1 season 1...I think I have a long way to go.

SusanD said...

These are great answers. It's so fun to see the different directions people take with the questions. Thanks for sharing. Blessings, SusanD

Joyce said...

I think I'm a thinker except it never occured to me to go for a survival book. Perhaps I am more of a feeler. Or maybe I just thought, wow, all that uninterrupted time to just read and not feel guilty about the vacuuming that I should be doing instead.

Mocha with Linda said...

Your #5 was similar to mine! I thought it seemed the obvious answer! LOL

Roxanne said...

Loved your answers. . .posting mine soon--wrote 'em last night, but I had to put up more pictures of the kitties first. :)

Mary said...

X Files was on when I delivered my youngest...my husband had to watch it!

Carpool Queen said...

I've found that most of my friends are thinker types because I'm all over the map emotionally.

Unless I'm with my friends who are a hot mess and then I turn into the most clear-headed analytical person you've ever seen.

Yin. Meet Yang.

Observer said...

1. Have you ever been so lost that you were really afraid?
Yes. I get lost in the afternoon. Everything I am so certain of in the morning gets pretty iffy by 3:00. I wander around (in my head) wringing my hands and dodging fears. Little miss sunshine has a belly full of fear.

2. Have you ever been to an island?
Does Hawaii count? I was there when I was 4. The only thing I remember is that we had a banana tree and that I was friends with a little girl who had an umbrella that I fiercely coveted


3. Are you more of a thinker or feeler?
Let me think about it---I’ll get back to ya.


4. Do you tend to see issues or situations in life as black and white or shades of gray?

Shades of gray---and there are so many, not to mention tone and intensity. But God is clear to me. That’s one of the things I love about Him. He brings light and sense to chaos. He is so REAL.

5. If you were stuck on an island, what book would you hope to have with you (Let's pretend the Bible is already there, so you can't say that.)
I was going to say an empty one with endless blank pages. But I like the survival idea even better!
6. What are you most afraid of?
Losing my mind.

7. Would you rather lose all of your old memories or never be able to make new ones?

Ah… never to make new ones!

8. Pretend I'm looking at a scrapbook page about you. There are three spaces for you to drop in individual pictures. What are those pictures of, and why did you select them?

. One of me surrounded by my kids and grandkids at Mass. I want them to love God and dance on the banks of the river of joy---to gather at the river.
A picture of my oldest and dearest friend: the old Umbrella tree where I hid and sang to God when I was eight. .

9. If you were re-doing your wedding, what would you do differently? (If you're single, tell me one thing you would do if you were planning a wedding OR huge party.)
I would actually have had one. We got married in a less than beautiful manner.

10. Tell me one thing you know/believe about forgiveness.
It is easier to forgive someone than to forgive yourself,
And it isn’t a one time thing--it’s a process.

11. You're waiting in a doctor's office. What is your favorite way to pass that time?
Pray silently for the people there. I try to sense their pain and pray for God to give them relief.
12. If there were a clone of you in a parallel universe what is one way you hope she/he would be the same as you and one way you hope she/he would be better?
I would hope that she could stop being so morose and narcissistic, but I’d hope she still had the ability to turn her pain into poetry.