Tuesday, February 2, 2010

This Week's Random Dozen...

If you have never joined the Random Dozen, just hop over to Linda's blog and link up. The ladies are wonderful and it is a lot of fun!

The first 6 come from Kelley at I Didn’t Know That! Thanks so much, Kelley! And can you please help us out with #4???

1. Do you use the labels various charities send you as “free gifts?”

Of course, are we not suppose to? It would be a shame to just throw them out.

2. What is your favorite time of day (or night) for skywatching?

Depending upon the time of year, but at sunset, so 5ish now, 8ish during the summer. I love the way God uses the sky as His canvas!

3. What is the most adventurous you've ever been with trying a new food?
(Keep it G-rated please)

I wasn’t real sure what you meant by this, but I have tried some foods that I thought were on the adventurous side. Frog Legs – My daughter and her dad used to go frog gigging and when they got home he would fix them. They are really good after you get over watching them jumping in the pan.

And I have had rattlesnake. Absolutely love it. When my kid was little we would take a ride across the mountain and if he saw one crossing the road, he would stop and get out of the truck and shoot it and then cut its head off. You have to make sure it does not bite itself or the meat will make you sick. So yes, I would think that is a little adventurous.

4. Have you ever heard a rock sing? (Trust me, there's a reason for this one!)

No can’t say that I have…

5. If you could learn a language you don't presently speak, what would it be?

Probably Spanish.

6. Al Capone's tombstone read, “My Jesus, Mercy.” If you could write your own epitaph, what would it say?

Enjoyed Life!

7. If you were a famous musician who was known by one name, like “Cher,” “Sting,” or “Jewel,” what would it be? It doesn’t have to be your first name, but it can be, if you’d like.

HeavenBound Yeah I know that is not really one word, but I’m the musician right?

8. Have you ever been inordinately “into” a television show?

Oh Lid… Confession time. I like Days… I know shame, shame, shame.

9. When you sneeze, do you go big, or do you do that weird “heenh!” sound that makes people think you’re going to blow your brains out? Any other variation we should know about?

This is funny, because me and hubby were just talking about this last night. He has such a cute little sneeze. And then there is mine. I think the neighbors can hear me. Seriously, I can clear a room. And I have tried to do it different, but it just doesn’t work. lol

10. Do you still read an actual newspaper that you hold in your hands, or do you get your news elsewhere?

I pick up a paper once in awhile, but usually read the news online.

11. Are you a good speller?

Yes, I usually am. And I hate it, cause I always notice spelling mistakes. I blame it on that proofreading class I took when I went back to school after my divorce. Grammar I am not the best at, but spelling I can do.

12. At what time each day do you start thinking about Lost lunch?

We don’t do lunch. I must confess though, we are up till 2 or 3 in the morning, so sleep till 10 or so usually. So I do breakfast, supper, then a light snack about 10 at night.

Well there are my adventurous answers, now head on over to
Lid's and join in the fun!
But first some more exciting news –

I won the “Traveling Book” on Joyce’s Blog. After I receive it and read it, I will do the honors and pass it on to some lucky person in blog land. I would like to offer a special thanks to Robin at “Be Still and Know…” for coming up with this wonderful idea. Yeah Robin!

Be Still and Know

Until next time... nel


  1. Wow you are daring with food!! Whew! I have had snake but I don't remember whether I liked it or not. hmmm. Great answers!

  2. Ok, your post made me lose my appetite. I hear frog legs are actually pretty good. But I don't think I could go there!

  3. Rattlesnake? I would definitely say that qualifies as adventurous.

  4. I'm right there with you on the labels and learning Spanish. But I wasn't a fan of frog legs. lol. Blessings, SusanD

  5. SO who exactly shot the snake -- the kid or the driver? Sounds like a real adventure

  6. Well I'm pretty sure you're going to win the prize on the adventurous eating. Maybe not so much the eating but definitely the capturing of your food : )

  7. What fun! I chuckled about the "g-rated food question", wondering what might be "r-rated"?

    On my tombstone I want it to read: "Loved much".

    Have an adventure today; and may it bless you mightily!


  8. You're more adventurous with food than I am. And I love your epitaph!

  9. I throw junk mail out. I don't have the time to open actual mail. You are really adventurous with your food. Rattlesnake is good?

    Have a good day!

  10. I love sunrise and sunset, but I am really a late night person..I love the quite of the night.
    Hugs, andrea

  11. Your answer to the food question cave me the heebie-jeebies.

  12. I've had rattlesnake meat, I completely forgot about that. We used to have a "rattlesnake roundup" in Texas every summer. I enjoyed your answers. Have a blessed day.

  13. Loved # 3! I didn't know that about the biting themselves. Makes sense.

    Like # 6!

    # 9 - funny you were just talking about that. I always say, "God bless me" immediately after sneezing. That usually gets a chuckle.

  14. Remind me never to eat Frog Legs ;) #9 had me laughing.

  15. I had rattlesnake too - I thought the taste was ok, but it was really chewy.

    I'm glad you won the book! I had it after Linda did, so you'll see my scrawl in there somewhere...

  16. great list
    excited you won the book, eager to hear your thoughts :)

  17. It was fun reading your answers. I do enjoy this. So we sneeze alike!

  18. Wow! You are a night owl! That is probably the hours I would keep if I did not have a family that makes me get up earlier. :)

  19. Great answers. Never had rattlesnake. Don't know if I'd be willing to try it or not.
    Yep I'm a big sneezer too. lol

  20. I'm a loud sneezer as well... in fact, most of what I do is "loud"!

    Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment and for sharing a bit more about yourself here.

    And you really mean to stay up that late? I'm up late but not because I want to. I simply don't sleep very much.

    Have a great day.


  21. I have an award for you so stop on over.

  22. Congrat on 'I Won...You Win" how very exciting. I will post your link in the list and be sure to let me know when your giveaway is up so I can link up with it.

    Thanks for picking up the wooden shoe for it's next leg of the journey.

  23. You are very daring with food... frog's legs.... no way.

  24. You get the award for being most adventurous with food in my book! I don't believe I could ever eat rattlesnake! I also liked your epitaph. I definitely think that life is a gift and we should enjoy it!

  25. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I agree with you on the spelling. I irritate myself with what I find. Ha!