Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Random Time Again and Happy Birthday...

Random Dozen time again. You know the drill, answer the questions then link up with Lid at 2nd Cup of Coffee. It is a lot of fun and you will meet all kinds of friendly blogging buddies.

1. How do you feel about "Gladiator" sandals, also called "Roman" or "Jesus" sandals? A fashion yea or nay?

They don’t do much for me, I am so short and have such wide feet. But I do like them on other people.

2. What is your favorite pizza?

Supreme all the way - Italian sausage, bell peppers, onions, mushrooms and cheese, and occasionally pepperoni thrown on there. I made homemade pizzas in Arkansas…mmm good!

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.]

Well it would have to be from some other set. I have never watched Star Trek, at all. I know, I told you I am weird. Let me think… Ok if I got to pick I would say John-Boy’s journals that he wrote in from The Waltons.

4. Name a local food or restaurant that your area is famous for.

Lambert’s – Home of the thrown rolls. It is actually in Ozark but not to far south from us. Good food! Awesome rolls! Go early, they get very busy!

5. What is your current favorite snack?

Saltine crackers, have had the Cheese and Peanut Butter crackers also. Keebler brand, they are the best!

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

It would have to be Biggest Loser. I can’t dance and move like they do. Survivor would be out. Biggest Loser is the only one I might have a chance at. Would love to lose some weight.

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?

About a 5 – it needs a good vacuuming and wiping down then it would look pretty good.

8. It doesn't feel like Spring until _________.

Everything starts blooming, the robins start pulling worms up for their babies and the fish start biting.

9. Something that made you laugh really hard recently is ____.

A joke I received on email. I don’t really remember what it was, because I already deleted it. But I remember laughing and laughing.

10. Tell me about a goal you're working toward.

A goal – I want to get all of my mom’s pictures scanned and put on cd’s for my brothers.

11. Share a thought-provoking or inspiring quote this week.

"Death is not a period, but a comma in the story of life."

I believe it is just the beginning!

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.

I am trying to go thru all my pictures and more especially my mom’s pictures and put names on the back. Because there is a lot that she will have no idea who they are.

Now wasn’t that fun! Oh come on you know it was! Why don’t you link up and join us.

Now we interrupt this Random Post to wish 2 very special people a Happy Birthday. That’s right a Happy Birthday. My sweet husband and his bigger twin are celebrating their 71st birthday today. Stanley and Sterling alias Rocky. They grew up in Holdrege, Nebraska. Rocky lives in Juniata, Nebraska now. They may not look alike but their personalities are very similar. I hope you both have a wonderful day!

until next time... nel


  1. My Sweet Baboo has actually eaten at Lambert's! He was in the area to take some classes this March and last March and ate there both times.

  2. Nel, congrats on your 100th post, and thanks for playing. LOVED the John Boy answer!

  3. I didn't know what The Biggest Loser TV show was, lol I didn't realise it was about losing weight! It's not a show we get over here (England).

    I really need to sort out our family's photos as well.

  4. That was thought provoking. Way to go.

  5. Lamberts sounds like a great place to visit. Happy birthday to your husband and his brother!

  6. Happy Birthday to your husband! My mom started going through her millions of pictures and putting names on the back so that we will know who they are. Very time consuming! The pictures on cd: What a great present to your brother!
    Have a great day!

  7. I have never seen Star Trek either;)
    Happy birthday to your hubby and his brother :)

  8. We love eating at Lamberts! You're the second person I've read who chose something from the Waltons. Thanks for sharing. Blessings, SusanD

  9. Happy BD for the hubs and twin!

    I love the idea of sorting out the photos, but my m-in-law won't let us go into the basement to look for them. Sigh.

  10. Happy Birthday to your hubs!

    The restaurant sounds like someplace I would love...homemade rolls-Yum!

  11. John Boy's journal...way cool! Love that show!

    I would love to have all my older photo's scanned to digital. My current photo project is half way done, I am currently transferring them to new albums and thinning them out an consolidating. It is a slow process and time consuming.


  12. I wish your husband and his twin brother a Happy Birtday!
    I like your quote about death being a coma not a period in the story of life.
    'Biggest Loser' sounds like an interesting program.

  13. I enjoyed your answers, and reading your 100 things on the previous post. I feel like we are better aquainted now! LOL John-Boy's journals...that was a good answer. I loved that show!

  14. Loved your answers. So are the rolls really good? Happy Birthday to your hubby!

  15. Loved your answer about John Boy's journals...those would be so cool to have!

  16. great answers!! John boy's journal now that would be really cool to have

  17. Happy twin birthday!!!
    Another Walton's fan :-) One of my favorite shows of all time!

  18. I love the idea of the journals! It would be funny to see what is actually in those!!! That made me think of how cool it would be to have the actual journals of Dwight Moody, Dietrich Bonhoffer, Anne Frank, Corrie Ten Boom, Billy Graham! Wow that would be so cool

    (I think Sarah may need to have some Biggest Loser dvd's sent to her!) Jillian scares everyone! lol

    I love the "interruption" that was great!! Happy Birthday to your hubby and his twin!!

  19. I've heard of Lambert's. I'd love to try that.

    Happy Birthday to the hubby & his brother!

  20. Home of the throwed rolls, I hear ya.

    Started a photo organizing project three years ago...

    ...haven't made much progress.

    Oh, well, I'll get to it someday.

    Love your blog!

    Sweet dreams.

  21. Awww....happy birthday to your hubby and his brother!

    I enjoyed your Random Dozen...what a great idea to write names on the backs of your pictures. We have some pics that were my MIL's (she died a few years ago). We have no idea who the people are!

    I'm with you about the gladiator sandals. :p

  22. I loved John Boy's journals too :) what a blessing that will be for your brothers to have that cd! enjoyed your post!

  23. Love, love, love your quote!! And throwed rolls---I've seen the signs for it! Journals are such a good choice, too!