Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Resuming the Random

Have had a bit of a bloggy break recently, missing the past two Random Dozen Wednesdays. Which made me sad. There's something very soul-satisfying about answering such an odd assortment of questions.

So here we go...

1. Have you ever fired a gun or shot a bow and arrow? Does attempting to fire a gun or shoot a bow and arrow count? If coming close to the target is the criteria, then I'm outta luck. But I have made the valiant effort with both.

2. Do you know where your childhood best friends are? Actually recently re-connected on facebook with one.

3. Do you usually arrive early, late, or on time? I prefer to be on time or early. I married a guy who grew up in South America. Over time though I've become more relaxed about the whole time issue (a good thing since we're living in Argentina) and he has become a bit more thoughtful about it. It's all about the balance.

4. Are you more of a New York or California type? Neither. I'm Southern through and through.

5. Do you have a special ring tone? Are you kidding me? Half the time I can't even get my phone to work; forget about making it do tricks.

6. What is your favorite type of chip? One that's deep-fried. Okay, I think you mean brand. Give me the Lays every time.

7. Best comedy you've ever seen is ....  "The God's Must Be Crazy"  Hysterical, but best appreciated after spending a year in Africa.

8. Have you ever cut your own hair? To quote Dr. Phil, "How'd that work for ya?" Nah, but I've had a few home haircuts and treatments. The funniest was when my sister, in beauty school at the time, gave me a perm or something and while trying to rinse off over the tub, it turned into a Three Stooges type of farce with both of us getting completely soaked. Good times.

9. If you were going to have an extreme makeover, would you rather it be about your house or your personal self? House. There's a lot more potential there.

10. Are you allergic to anything? Some medications. Smoke of any kind. Public speaking. 

11. Why is it so hard to change? Because we've always done it that way! 

12. One last question dedicated to February love: CS Lewis said, "To love is to be vulnerable." Please share one example of that assertion or share any thought you'd like to about this topic. Just started reading "This Momentary Marriage" by John Piper. In the foreword his wife writes: 
The pendulum of our marriage oscillates and sometimes wobbles, but it is suspended from above and is firmly attached. By God's grace, it will not crash to the ground. 
I love this image and am thankful that, by the grace of God, my marriage has not only survived but thrived and I look forward to the best years being ahead!


The Bug said...

I know that I loved The Gods Must be Crazy, but it's been so long since I saw it that I barely remember it. Something to do with a Coke bottle, right?

I remember trying to help my sister-in-law dye her hair - now that was funny!

Betty said...

#9 - feel the same way!
#11 - Drives me nuts, when someone says that to me! :)

skoots1mom said...

valiant effort counts, yes.

After visiting Mexico City, I so understand this..."become more relaxed about the whole time issue (a good thing since we're living in Argentina)"

:) "Southern through and through"

phone service working would be good, wouldn't it?!!

Go, Lays...I went to one of their plants here in Georgia when I was a was fun to see how many potatoes it takes to make a bag...but, the rotten room was NOT my fave!

...too funny! "Public speaking"

wobbles...yes, it is a great image

rita said...

Allergic to public speaking ;)
So you write!
Are you having fun interpreting for the M's? Must show you how far you've come!

2Thinks said...

Okay, I'm going to be looking for that book. Maybe it will show up in our store, is it new? Or did I just miss it?

Nel said...

Enjoyed your answers. Isn't facebook wonderful! I am so with you on the ringtone thing. Hey I can retrieve messages what more do you want...lolol. Love your answer to #12. Thanks for sharing!

until next time... nel