Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Talk About Random...

You got it, it's Random Dozen time again.  But before we go there, I just want to wish Lid a Very Happy Birthday.  I hope she had a wonderful day, especially since we came up with the Random Dozen questions.  That was pretty slick Lid!  Good idea!
If you would like to join us you can get the questions over by her at 2nd Cup of Coffee. Then make sure you return and link up so we can all laugh at your answers.

Here goes:

1. From "Men Are Dumb ....": If you had a theme song that played whenever you walked into a room full of people, what would it be?

I Have Been Blessed by Martina McBride

I do feel like I have been blessed in all aspects of my life!   And I do Thank God for all I've been given at the end of every day! 

2. From Pam of "Alert And Oriented x 4": Which of your shoes are your absolute favorite, and which are of the object of your most painful shoe-buyer's remorse?

The ones on the left are my absolute favorites. I practically live in them during the summer.  In fact I ordered me a new pair because the ones were showing quite a bit of wear.

I also have a pair, like the heels on the right and I hate them.  After I wear them for a couple of hours, my feet are crying "what did I do to deserve this?" lol They are very uncomfortable.

3. From Susanne of "Living to Tell the Story": Tell about your favorite birthday celebration that you've personally experienced.

My 50th birthday party was the best.  My daughter and my hubby planned it, and it was a total surprise.  Family and friends were there! 

4. From Lori of "Just me and My Life": If you were a flavor of ice cream, which would you be?

"Rocky Road"  My life has had its ups and downs, but everything happens for a reason.  It has made me the person I am today, stronger and better for it, and closer to God!

5. Cindy Swanson of "Notes in the Key of Life" asks: Have you ever had a crush on a movie star? Who was it, and are you still crushing?

Oh yeah, can I make a   Two total opposites come to mind.  Richard Gere and Sam Elliott.  I would dance all night with Gere and ride off into the sunset with Sam.  lol  My hubby know if either one of them were to offer me a getaway it would be adios amigos!  ...just saying!   As you can imagine, he is real worried about it too.

6. Jill from "Jill Boyd's Place" inquires: Glasses or braces--if you had to wear one, which would it be?

Glasses, already do.   Wouldn't be doing this if I did not have them on.  They are not so bad once you get used to them. 

7. Nel from "Fasteneau Facts" asks: If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?

Jeesh who asked such a stupid question...  I would love to live in the country on at least 25 acres.  I would love to be able to go out in my back yard and not worry about what the neighbors are seeing.  Or a cabin up in the woods.  Of course it would be in the US somewhere, with my family kinda close.  We have some of the prettiest places right here in the USA.

8. Thena from "Patiently Waiting" wants to know: If money were no obstacle, what would be the perfect birthday gift to receive?

Decisions, decisions... a new car or SUV would be nice. 

9. From "Life Through Bifocals," LynnMarie asks: What is your favorite birthday meal?

I love a good steak, baked potato and salad.  Here in MO I love Lonestar Steakhouse Good stuff!  In Arkansas I like Mikes Place.  It is very good also!

10. Debby at "Just Breathe" checks in with: Do you still send hand-written thank you notes?

It depends on what is for, but usually no I am terrible about that, I am sorry to say!

11. Linda from "Mocha with Linda" poses this question: What is something you've done that you never thought you'd do?

When I remarried, I was able to quit work.  I really thought I would be working the rest of my life.  I enjoy staying at home, pursuing hobbies.  I love photography.  We have traveled a lot since we have married also.

12. Jewel, my homegirl from Indiana who writes at "Musings from the World of Jewel," is very insistent that we answer this: Mount Rushmore honors four US Presidents: Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Roosevelt. If you could add any person to Mount Rushmore, who would you add and why?

This is a hard one.  I really don't know of anyone in the public eye who would deserve a spot on Mt Rushmore. I would probably add my dad.  He was my hero.  He worked hard his whole life and provided for his family without ever complaining.  He may not have had a lot of book sense but he had a lot of common sense.  He was very easy going unless you made him mad.  

Well that's it for this week...


Hey eveyone, I am celebrating two years on my blog.  Whoa... there was an answer to one of the questions, cause when I first started, I had no idea where I was going with this.  And at times I still don't...lolol.   But check out my post from Sunday and get signed up for the giveaway.  Some lucky person will be a winner!  Good Luck!

until next time... nel


  1. Great answers Nel! I love reading what people have to say. I said Rocky Road too but for a little different reasons. Good song choice too.

  2. Enjoyed reading your answers! I don't care how long I think about my answers, I always find, when reading others' answers, something that I forgot to include in mine. ;-) I could have answered the same to #11! ;-)

  3. Nel, your song was similar to the one I chose! Enjoyed your answers.

    Congrats on your bloggiversary! I will celebrate 7 years of blogging in a few days!

  4. I liked your answers - especially the Rocky Road one. I also always liked Richard Gere.

    I'm glad you were able to quit work and enjoy life!

  5. Sam Elliott: OH.MY. Now there's a man! I kinda got distracted after that answer!

  6. I think it was neat that the questions came from other bloggers this week; kind of fun to see what they were interested in to ask about. I liked the Mount Rushmore question and your answer to it; your dad sounded like a good man! what a blessing to realize you've been blessed too; so many people walk through life blessed but not really realizing it or taking the time to thank God for all he has provided them.

    enjoy the day :)


  7. What a sweet thought for Rushmore...and I liked the Rocky Road answer. Thanks for stopping by!

  8. Love the song by Martina McBride! And a surprise 50th with family sounds wonderful!

  9. No one has ever given me a surprise party. Maybe next year for my 60th, it would be about time don't ya think? I thought about rocky road but put chunky monkey. They are different but both handsome men. Heading over to check out your giveaway.

  10. Love your Rocky Road very true. You have a great hubby and daughter to take such good care of you!!

  11. 'book sense' and 'common sense' - I like that distinction. I also like the grace and wisdom of your answers. You're really blessed!