It is Random Dozen Time again. Do you believe it? I was told when I was younger that time flies when you are having fun. Geesh, I must really be enjoying myself because time sure is passing quickly.
If you have never joined Random Dozen, give it a try, it is a lot of fun, and you meet a lot of special people! You can get the questions from Lidna at 2nd Cup of Coffee, and after you answer them on your blog, go back and Link up, so we can all enjoy your answers. We have a good time!
And Here We Go:
1. Have you ever fired a gun or shot a bow and arrow?
Oh have I got a story. Picture this. 1979 this 22 yr old city girl moves to the country. She is trying hard to fit in, dating a country boy, and hanging out with him and his cousin. His cousin has a double barrel shotgun called “Old Mae.” That should have threw me a red flag right there, but remember I had never held a gun, or for that matter ever even seen one up close. They decide to do some target practicing. They have a couple paper plates set up across the road. His cuz hands me the gun and snickers and says Good Luck! Kris comes over leans in close and whispers, “Whatever you do don’t let your cheek touch the gun. Hellllooo did that deter me? No, Miss City Girl bound to prove she can do it, too, takes aim and fires. They are dying laughing as they reach down and help me get off the ground. But then they hush when they look at the target and there were several holes in it. They were impressed. I on the other hand, was dying. My poor shoulder was killing me. I conveniently remembered I needed to take care of something at home. Yeah… my shoulder, it was so black and blue by the time I got there. Oh my, I really thought it was broke. But I never did let them know that I was hurting, I didn’t want them laughing at this city girl. Peer pressure will get you every time if you are not careful.
I actually was a pretty good marksman, with a 22 rifle and pistol and several other calibers over the years.
As far as the bow and arrow, we had Archery in high school, but I really don’t even remember anything about it.
2. Do you know where your childhood best friends are?
Yes actually I do. I have a best friend who still lives in the neighborhood where I grew up. We have been friends since 2nd grade, a long, long time. We moved about 15 miles away when we were in 3rd grade, so that put us in a different school district. But that did not change our friendship. On most weekends she was at my house. We don’t talk on the phone often, but we keep up with each other thru emails.
Other friends we have become reacquainted on facebook. Most of them I have not seen since high school.
3. Do you usually arrive early, late, or on time?
I used to be late all the time. But since I remarried we are usually 5 – 10 minutes early. We compromised. He was usually an hour early which is insane, to have to sit in the car for 45 minutes.
4. Are you more of a New York or California type?
I have never been to either place, and would like to see both. I think though I would probably be a California type because I love the ocean. The first time I ever saw it was our honeymoon in Florida and I was like a kid in a candy store!
5. Do you have a special ring tone?
Not really, have never downloaded anything special. Now I did pick out a specific one so I know when my daughter is calling.
6. What is your favorite type of chip?
I am pretty partial to Lays Wavy Chips; I do like the Baked White Cheddar Cheetos also.
7. Best comedy you've ever seen is ....
I am at a blank…lol. I do not watch a lot of shows. The only thing I am coming up with is Mask or The Cosby Show. I loved The Cosby Show! Talk about a Senior Moment…
8. Have you ever cut your own hair? To quote Dr. Phil, "How'd that work for ya?"
Never really cut it…. trimmed the sides and the front, between visits to Arkansas. Pretty bad when you drive 4 hours to get your hair cut. lol
9. If you were going to have an extreme makeover, would you rather it be about your house or your personal self?
It would be our house, used to be my mom's little house in Arkansas. That is where we stay when we visit my daughter. It could use an extreme makeover. lol. Would love to have a cabin sitting there with a wrap around porch, a little farther off the road. Hey we can dream can’t we?
10. Are you allergic to anything?
I am allergic to sulfa drugs as far as medications.
I have to watch tomatoes or anything with acid also. I cannot eat a tomato by itself. It has to be in a salad or on a sandwich. And sometimes I still get little bumps inside my mouth all over and it swells and gets sore.
I also am allergic to smoke. I have a lot of problems with my sinuses since we married and I am sure a lot of it is the smoke.
11. Why is it so hard to change?
Most people do have problems with change. I think it is because everyone likes to stay in their comfort zone where they feel safe. They are afraid to step out of the box. I guess that is why Noah was always my favorite character in the Bible. He was not afraid to be different, didn’t matter what people were saying or what they thought. All that mattered to him was doing what God told him to.
I usually adapt pretty well to change. I have always tried to believe that change is good, as long as it is hurting no one.
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.
It is so easy when you are in love, to get your heart broken or your feelings hurt because we are vulnerable. When you are really in love, you give your all, including your heart. It is human nature.
And there is the fun in my Random corner this week! Can’t wait to read your answers.
until next time… nel
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