Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Finally, an excuse for the Random!!!

Which may explain why I'm SO excited to finally participate in Linda's Random Dozen Meme.

Memes that help us get to know one another other better are always fun. Blogs in general are fun. I read a really great post on my SIL's blog yesterday and learned some things I didn't know -- and I've been part of the family for a very long time.

On with the questions!

1. Tell me the absolute best way to watch a movie. At home, in your p.j.s, munching on all your favorite snack foods AND with people who don't mind that you like to discuss the actors and plot (or lack thereof), predict what comes next or dis what just happened -- basically, provide a running commentary throughout. For some reason that bugs a lot of people. But it's what I do.

2. Do you ever think about your own funeral? If so, do you have specific ideas about how you would like it to be? Um, no.

3. Are you more of a giver or a taker?  I love giving, sharing, doing and find it generally easier to be on the giving end. Right now, because of the situation, I feel like I'm doing a lot more taking. There's so much I cannot do because of the language barrier, health issues, etc. so I have had to depend on others to a much greater extent than I'm comfortable with, but it's where God has put me right now. You think maybe He's trying to teach me to let go of some of the control issues?

4. Vacations: planned activities and schedules, or play it by ear? Definitely prefer having a plan because without one, nothing much seems to happens. But I'm married to a man who loves the spontaneous and scorns schedules. Have been trying to let go (it's one of those pesky control issues) and just "wing it" but can't say I'm altogether comfortable with the whole concept yet. Would love to hear from other couples like us who have come up with a solution!

5. What is one often overlooked item in your home that needs to be cleaned regularly? Only ONE?! Seriously? One?! Okay, let's go with windows. No, no. Not windows because if they were clean people would see all the other overlooked items. On the other hand, that might motivate me to take care of those things too... So yeah, let's stick with the windows.

6. Name a cause that means a lot to you. That people would know Jesus. When you have Jesus, the other things fall into place.

7. Do you eat a regular old peanut butter jelly sandwich, or do you customize it? And by the way, jelly or no jelly? P.B. and bananas is the preferred sandwich with a thin coat of peanut butter and thick slices of banana. Sometimes a little smear of homemade jam or jelly is good too. But not always.

8. If we were having a conversation in person, how would I know if you were nervous? I don't think I would be -- we're friends! But when I am nervous, I have a hard time talking coherently, walking without mishap, and blushing a brilliant red if I'm particularly nervous. Of course even when I'm not nervous I have a hard time talking coherently and walking without mishap; nervousness merely makes them more pronounced. And these days the hot flashes replicate the brilliant red blush while doing nothing more than standing by myself in the kitchen peeling potatoes.

9. Do you have an elaborate bedtime routine, or just the basics of tooth brushing and jammies? Basic.

10. Have you ever regretted something you wrote on your blog? That's why they have the delete function. I've also regretted a few comments on other blogs because later it occurs to me, "Oh my, what will they think? I didn't mean that the way it sounds at all!" I can't do the funny and when I try it generally comes out all wrong and not funny at all.

11. Has anyone ever told you that you look like a famous person or celebrity? Did you agree? No but I've been told numerous times that I remind people of other people they know. Kinda scary, thinking how many Kim-alikes could be running around out there in the world.

12. If you were going to dedicate a song to a loved one or friend, what would the song be and to whom would it be dedicated?

To Ivan, mi cariƱo.


Jewel said...

I love that song. :) I'm sure Ivan loves it too!

So what are you doing in Argentina? I have spent time as an intern missionary in Cambodia the last 2 years, and I plan to transplant there after I graduate from college in 2 years.

Mari said...

I'll watch a movie with you. That's just the way I like to do it.
I get told I remind people of other people all the time too.
Great song!

☼Karen☼ said...

Oh, Kim. Your house and my house are the same, I'm sure. Someday when I no longer have to work full time, I am going to really clean my house, top to bottom. Unless I get distracted by something else.

rita said...

That song was very special.
Ditto what Karen said. Oh, wait a minute, I'm not working anymore, it's time to clean the house from top to bottom. Ugh...
OK poco a poco. I try to do a little every day (when I'm home). Still it will probably take me the rest of my life to unclutter, and I DO NOT want to leave the task to my children. Heard about a good book on the subject THE BOOMER BURDEN.
Enjoyed your post. Thanks for commment on mine.

2Thinks said...

I watch movies like that, too, but I have yet to find someone who doesn't mind that.

You say you aren't funny, but your mention here of the hot flash blush had me laughing.

Nice dedication to Ivan. It's wonderful to have such a special guy, 'eh?

Enjoyed your list!

Mocha with Linda said...

#5 - LOL

#6 - Amen. Except it doesn't get the windows washed!

sara said...

Kim, we need to live near each other!!! we would be great friends!!!

Loved your #8 and am right there with you!!! :)

btw, how far are you from buenos aires? I have a friend who is coming through there in a few months.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for dropping by and leaving the encouraging words. It was fun reading your answers.

SouthLakesMom said...

Missionaries are my heroes! Our family supports two families -- one in Austria and one in M'la*sia because we so believe in the Gospel going OUT!

Praise God for the internet and the ability it gives you to interact with the people in the US!

Chel's Leaving a Legacy said...

Okay, almost every one of these answers gave me a smile or a full out laugh!

My kids love PB&Banana sandwiches, but they like to mash the PB & bananas together and then smear it all on the bread. I'll have to try the slices!

#8 really cracked me up too.

This was a lot of fun!

Melli said...

Ohhhhh I don't even GO to the movies but I can still tell that you truly ARE much better off at home in the comfort of "your people" to watch a movie! LOL!

And yea... Hot flashes can actually be a cover up for embarrassment too! Have you seen Menopause, The Musical? If you get a chance... DO! You won't be sorry!

Judy said...

TOTALLY with you on the running commentary on the movie watching! Don't you think that's why rewind was invented? So you can talk and rewind if you missed something...or the people you are watching with don't like the running commentary...
Thanks for stopping by my blog!

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

#8 made me go "awwww."

I would def like to hear your running edits on a movie!

I cannot believe you are not more giver than taker. It seems like a no-brainer to me, Kim.

Love ya! thanks for playing

Deven said...

Ooooh. If I watched a movie with you, I would have to have my laptop handy for using IMDb. It's my go-to when I've seen a movie before and am curious about all the extras.