Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Really, Really Random Dozen

I'm not sure how Lid does it week after week, but she always has fun questions for the Random Dozen meme.

I haven't had much time for blogging (writing or reading) lately and memes provide a quick and easy way to post. I'm sure y'all have experienced time constrains and blogger's block; both have been problems for me lately. Well, I've had some IDEAS for posts but not the time it would take to do them justice.

1. How do you feel about "Gladiator" sandals, also called "Roman" or "Jesus" sandals? A fashion yea or nay? Not a lot of women can get away with this look, in my opinion. Most of us who are middle-aged don't really want to draw attention to our calves. That said, if you've got shapely legs then there's no reason not to wear kickin' shoes! Although I'm still trying to figure out the reasoning behind these:
Why would anyone want to wrap all that hot leather around their ankles in the summer?!

2. What is your favorite pizza? Thin crust vegetarian.

3. There are plans in the works to sell roughly 1,000 items from Star Trek: The Experience in Las Vegas. This means you could buy Picard's chair for your family room. If not a Star Trek item, what prop, background, set, etc. from what TV or movie would you buy if you could?
[Ex: Hurley's "I Love my Shih tzu" shirt from LOST, the plantation home "Tara" from Gone With the Wind, or Tracy's tambourine from the Partridge Family.] The radio from The Walton's:
I'd really like their dining table but there's no way I'd have room for it, so I'll settle for their radio...I'll never forget the chills I felt during the episode when they heard about the bombing of Pearl Harbor on that radio.
I'd also love a painting that was in the Oval Office on West Wing. Couldn't find a photo of it, but I've always really, really liked it.

4. Name a local food or restaurant that your area is famous for. We have a plethora of pizzerias and sandwich shops, since this is a tourist area, but not a lot of good restaurants. There is a parrilla style restaurant in Cordoba called La Corta that's well known for its asado (grilled meat). We've never been but several people have told us about it -- the kind of place you go for special occasions since it's rather pricey.

5. What is your current favorite snack? No Bakes when I crave chocolate and tortilla chips (with or without salsa) when I want something salty.

6. Hypothetical: You are required to be a reality show contestant. Which show would you choose based on your probability of success? (You cannot choose "none.")
A. Dancing with the Stars
B. Biggest Loser
C. Survivor
B. Biggest Loser -- I'd just take a jug of water from my house, drink it the first week and watch the pounds slide off :-) I've actually never seen this show but I understand the premise is to see who can lose the most weight.
I've also never seen Survivor and have no desire to, but I did enjoy last season of Dancing With The Stars when our boy Donny won!

7. On a scale of 1-10, with 1 being uninhabitable and 10 being cleanliness that meets the standards of OCD, how clean is your vehicle's interior? 7 or 8 since Ivan just had it cleaned a week ago.

8. It doesn't feel like Spring until _my roses begin blooming again after being dormant for a couple of months_.

9. Something that made you laugh really hard recently is _trying to both understand and play a game [in Spanish or course] with the youth group the other night -- I think I'm forever branded as the crazy lady who can't keep the directions straight so I just shout out "No! No! No!" whenever it's my turn_.

10. Tell me about a goal you're working toward. Being able to understand and play games in Spanish.

11. Share a thought-provoking or inspiring quote this week. Read this morning: an anonymous poem that Madeleine L'Engle included in her book, A Circle of Quiet:
The written word
Should be clean as bone,
Clear as light,
Firm as stone.
Two words are not
As good as one.
...reiterating my belief that I need to work on being more succinct and not use SO MANY WORDS in my tendency to over-explain.

12. Name one thing that you do as a parent that you absolutely know will make your kids happy. If you're not a parent, feel free to substitute "friend" or nomenclature that works for you. Cook their favorite foods.


Mari said...

I'm not into the gladiator sandals either, and the radio from the Waltons would be so cool to own!

SusanD said...

I don't understand the whole open toe booty either. Playing games in Spanish....very impressive and entertaining. lol. Thanks for sharing. Blessings, SusanD

sara said...

missed you around lately!!!

We are good mamas....our #12 was the same!!!

TOSHeidi said...

Why ask for JUST the radio? I wished for the whole Walton house! Big dreams!
Nice meeting you through Random Dozen.

Joyce said...

oh dear. That quote hit a little bit close to home here : ). Always fun reading your answers.

Robin @ Be Still and Know said...

I very much get it about not having time to blog or having an idea abut a post but them trying to find the time to do it!!!!

I spend too much time on my laptop as it fam was giving me a hard time about it last night, in a loving mom get off your laptop kind of way!

I do enjoy the meme's it really does inspire a post when the blogging well runs dry!



Kate said...

I loved watching Donny on Dancing With The Stars too! He seems so nice!

2Thinks said...

Now see, I love those purple gladiators.

Walton's radio- haa! I want their chicken coop with the birds.

Loved your poem about the written word- so true- two words are not better than one- excellent!

SmallTownRunner said...

The sandals you posted are clearly for those who have beautiful feet but ugly ankles.

I would totally go on Dancing with the Stars, except that I'm not a Star.

And cheese and crackers does it for me every time.

skoots1mom said...

hot leather -- no way would that touch my feet.
With you on the --thin crust vegetarian.

parrilla-style restaurants...yummo!
Dancing With The Stars--Donny rocked!

All you ladies have hubbies that regularly clean your cars...I'm doing something wrong.

"forever branded as the "NO, NO" crazy lady ... ha ha

Madeleine L'Engle included in her book, A Circle of Quiet:
The written word
Should be clean as bone,
Clear as light,
Firm as stone.
Two words are not
As good as one.

...well said..I also over-explain. BS&K reminds me "to let my yes be yes and my no be no." :)

We answered the same here, too: Cook their favorite foods. We could save Mr. McLinky an extra post by just 'going in together' on our post over at liddie's :)

Betty said...

Nr. 12 was an answer lots of us had the same. Me too. I guess love does go through the stomach. :)
Nr. 1 - your pic killed me! hahaha, I´ve never seen these before!

rita said...

Tina was here last night!
Asked her how impressed she was with your Spanish. Very!
And she learned enough to shop, of course!
It was a good visit, good to meet K.

I need to explain more and you to be more succinct (?). We should get together! But we wouldn't want to lose our unique voice and become Rim or Kita ;)

The Bug said...

Rim & Kita - heh! Sounds like the name of some sort of chick flick...

I used to be VERY succint - my professors were impressed with my ability to say so much with so few words. I could stand to get back in that mode - but then my blogs would be so short they'd almost be haikus!

2cats said...

I couldn't remember the picture from the West Wing so I went a popped a DVD into the player to check it out. I would want that too. It is/was my favorite show.

Lea said...

Oh, I hadn't thought about the Walton's in ages. Now, that was in the days of some good, wholesome TV! So enjoyed your answers. God's richest blessings to you!

Nel said...

Enjoyed your answers. The Walton's radio would of been good too, I picked John Boy''s journals. That was such a good show!
until next time... nel

ojoalpiojo said...

if you want to play in Spanish i can help you with it if you help me with my ingles....los errores de ortografía están aprobados??

Judy said...

Cordoba? My husband's aunt and uncle live near there. Villa Maria? Is that a town near there?

Lhoyt said...

Villa María is about halfway between B.A. and Córdoba on the Rosario rte. to Córdoba. Used to go through there at least twice a month by bus on my way to Río Cuarto. Turned there to go to R.C.

I am still impressed with the solidity of the sound from the radios like the Walton's home. The only other thing closer to surround sound I ever heard was a Grundig model my cousin had. Obviously, Surround sound has them beat, but not by much.