Wednesday, October 13, 2010

It Is Wednesday, That Means Random Dozen...

It is Random Dozen Time! That fun time every week when we learn something else about our blogging buddies. Join us for these fun questions! You can find them over by Linda at 2nd Cup of Coffee. It is a great way to meet new friends and connect with old ones. Join in the fun!

1. Is there a word which you initially mispronounced? Were the circumstances in which you made the faux pas embarrassing?

I have several that I have a problem pronouncing, however I am going to share one that my husband and I go round and round about.  The word "creek".  I pronounce it with 2 long e's, he pronounces in like crick with a short i.  I always ask him if he learned his English rules in school.  "Two vowels together make a long vowel sound."  The way he pronounces it is like I have a crick in my neck.  lolol   We have agreed to disagree on this, but he is wrong, shhhh - don't tell him.

2. How do you feel about the use of texting shortcuts and trends? (ex: "I've got ur notes. Get them 2 u 2morow.")

I have no problem with it if that is what you want to do.  I do not text at all, but I do use the shortcuts sometimes in pogo.

3. Tell me about your high school senior picture. Please feel free to post.

The first is one of my senior pictures.  They were taken at school, of course they were in color, my sweater was light blue.  The one in the dress was before graduation, I made that dress.   And then with the graduation cap and gown.  I wish you could of seen the shoes I was wearing. Does anyone remember the platform shoes. They were white babydolls 3 inches high.  Sometimes you have to get height however you can. lolol  And in 1975 that was in style.  What was I thinking?

5. Share a high school or college homecoming memory.

I never attended high school homecoming, so I really have no memories to share.  I was deprived I know... 
As far as college, I went back to school part time at night and worked during the day after my divorce, so no homecoming festivities at 44 years old.

6. Linda at Mocha with Linda wants to know: "Do you prefer sunrises or sunsets?"
I enjoy both, love to photograph both, but rarely do I see a sunrise.  So I guess I will have to say sunsets!  It amazes me how no two look alike!  What an artist God is!

7. Lea at Cici's Corner asks, "What is something you have not done that you desire to do?"

I would love to take a road trip starting up in Washington state and go along the West coast down through California.  Of course I would have to take my camera.  Also would like to drive Route 66 from beginning to end.

8. Carol at Wanderings of an Elusive Mind ponders, "If you could come back [in another life] as an animal, which would it be?"

First of all, I do not believe in reincarnation, but I will play along.  Probably a cat, an inside cat.  Just lay back and take life easy!

9. Joyce from The Other Side of the Pond is curious: "Where were you 10 years ago?" Please feel free to elaborate more than just your physical location.

Let's see 10 years ago, wow that would be 2000!  My daughter graduated from high school so I was in Arkansas.  After 18 years of marriage my life had been turned upside down.  The rug pulled out from under me.  I was faced with the necessity of going back to work full time, so I worked 3rd shift at a little quick stop 5 miles from our house.  It actually worked out good because I could not sleep at night anyway.  But I believe everything happens for a reason.  Happier now than I have ever been!

10. When you are proven to be correct in any contentious discussion, do you gloat?

I try not too, unless it is with my husband, then don't we all.  lol

11. What is your favorite food which includes the ingredient "caramel?"

I love Turtles!  One of my favorite candies!  I know you didn't say candy, but that is all I could think of.

12. From my 17 year-old daughter to you: "If you could be part of any fictional family, which family would you choose and why?" 

I would love to be part of the Baxter Family in Karen Kingsbury's books that she writes.  She has done several series with them as characters.  Love her books!   The Baxter Family is such a God loving family which enjoys each other and is there for each other when they go through their triumphs and trials!  If you like to read and have never read any of her books check her out!  You won't be sorry.

Whoaaa and we come to a close again this week.  Wasn't that fun!  Don't forget to join us and link up so we can all enjoy your answers.  Oh and by the way it wasn't me who missed #4... just saying!  lol

I have to get back to sewing, don't want a disappointed little girl.

until next time... nel


  1. Turtles are my favorite candy, too! I used to make them at Christmas time for my friends and family...not TOO labor intensive, and oh, so yummy! Now, I don't bake. I give away chickens on other's behalf through World Vision. But I love the turtles! Great answers!

  2. Oh dear! I just realized that the last question asks for FICTIONAL family... and I answered the Holy Family! I think I better go make a correction real quick!

    I LOVE turtles too! And I knOw that you are absolutely right - you can not splash in a CRICK! There is no fun in that at all!

  3. I loved your answer for #12...that would be a happy family to join : )


    I can totally relate to the whole highschool picture thing...I graduated in 78 and definitely remember platform shoes!

  4. Wow! What lives we lead, eh? It can be incredibly inspiring to look back and see where we were compared to where we are now.

  5. Some of our answers were similiar this week. My #9 would have been more like yours if I had elaborated. I was married 17 years the first time and it finally ended July 2001, after him leaving several times.

  6. it is good that you are getting an early start on that Minnie Mouse costume! I remember making a pumpkin one year for my daughter and working on it up until almost it was time for her to wear it :)

    always enjoy reading answers like this; helps to get to know a person better. Yum on the turtles!! definitely a good use of caramels

    I wonder if your husband is from the south? I think that is how they pronounce "creek" but you are right, two vowels together make the vowel take a long sound in the word

    I graduated in 1975 too; I remember those shoes you were talking about and my senior picture looks so much like yours as far as type of sweater and how I wore my hair

    enjoy the day :)


  7. Isn't it funny to think back 10 years and see how our lives have changed?

  8. You and I said the same thing for #12!

    I do remember platform heels and my graduation heels were probably 3 inch platforms as well ... which explains why I tripped coming down from the stage from getting my diploma.

  9. Hi Nel! Most everyone around here says "crick" instead of "creek" accept for the few exceptions like me! :-) Oh and "boosh" instead of "bush" is another one! :-)
    Oh, you were a cutie! Loved your pictures!!
    I'm with you on wanting to travel the west coast someday!! *sighhhh* LOL
    Loved reading your answers!!

  10. Great answers. Love your HS pictures. That drive is a beautiful one, hope you get to make that trip someday. Turtles are delicious. Enjoy the rest of your week.

  11. I think "crick" is a southern thing. Fun answers!

    (and yes, I remember and had a pair of platform shoes!)

  12. Wonderful answers, I never htoguth about a fictional family from a book????

    Got me to thinking of all the great books I have read and wanting to be in them.

    Great answers!!


  13. I'm with you on creek, but here in VA they're mostly cricks. :)

    Fun pictures. Thanks for telling us what shoes you were wearing. It completes the look.

    A road trip down the West Coast is lovely! Haven't done it as far as you'd like to go, but what I've driven is beautiful.

    Yum. Turtles.

    I will check out the books. I'm always up for a good recommendation.

    Thanks for stopping by and reading my answers and the continuing saga of my dating life. :)

    Have a great weekend.