Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Linda's Random Dozen; Quirks and Percolators

So, I'm sitting here answering Lid's Random Dozen for the week and watching Regis and Kelly. Kelly is wearing a horizontally striped skirt. Horizontal stripes on the bottom. Only she could pull that off. Even a Barber Pole has stripes at an angle.

Here are Lid's awesome questions.

1. What is one really fast, know-by-heart "go-to" meal to fix in a pinch?
It is usually tacos. I can brown ground beef and chop lettuce and tomato with lightning speed. I also make fried rice when I'm low on ingredients. For the best fried rice, use your electric griddle. No wok needed. (I got that suggestion from a friend, not bright enough to think of it on my own.)

2. What is one item you won't leave home without. (Purse and license do not count.)
You are thinking cell phone, right? Nope. Lipstick. It is the American Express of my life. Can't leave home without it.

3. Where is one place you never tire of visiting?
Destin, Florida. The waves are calling me now. The Oil Spill threatens those white beaches as I type and I hope and pray they survive. As of now, they are fine.

4. Share one factoid of your family's history.
I had a great, great, great someoneorother who was in the War of 1812.

5. Complete this sentence: "Once upon a time I ....had a waist."

6. If you could win a one year's supply of anything, what would it be?
Diet Coke. If I lived somewhere else, I'd say Starbucks. Since I have to drive two hours to get to one, I'd also have to win a year's supply of gas.

7. "One quirky thing you may not know about me is ...."
Just one? I like to sit in the aisle on an airplane. The window seat is too close to the outside for me. It works out well in my family because no one else likes the aisle. I just have to watch for that drink cart. Ouch.

8. You have one dollar in your pocket. What will you buy?
I wish I could say Diet Coke, but this isn't the 80's any more. I'll probably use it to tip the barrista at Starbucks after I drive 2 hours for my non-fat, venti mocha, add the whip. Or I could put a drop of gas in my car to get there.

9. "One thing that always makes me laugh is ....Linda's blog. Seriously."

10. What is one thing you could do today to help yourself reach a personal goal?
Hop off here and into Word and start writing.

11. What is one thing you could do today to bless someone else?
Send a note to a friend, clean up the house, put away clothes. Funny, we don't think of our daily chores as blessing others, but they do in small ways.

12. What is one thing you're looking forward to soon?
Vacation to #3


Joyce said...

We just spent a week on the Gulf last week. In my head I'm still there. The weather was perfection...the whole week was. Have a wonderful trip! I need the aisle too. Unfortunately so does everyone in my family. On the trip home I ended up in the middle. ick.

Susanne said...

"a drop of gas" with your dollar. You crack me up. Shoot I should have put your blog on what makes me laugh.

Faith said...

great answers...i'm with ya on linda's blog....she always makes me laugh!!!

Laney said...

LOL @ I had a waist.

Anonymous said...

Loved your answers!

I live on the coast, very close to Destin, and I agree that it's lovely. We're praying that the oil does not come our way, although it looks like it will.

Oh, and I get the aisle seat thing too. I am the same way at church. I think it's the desire to be able to get out quickly if need be.

Have a great day!

Carpool Queen said...

In the words of highest praise, you are a true Southern woman to not leave the house without your lipstick.

Your people are proud of you.