Oct 14, 2009

Meme Without A Theme--Randome Dozen [Sei]

{I'm not sure these Random Dozens need an introduction anymore.}

1. I've always wondered why we were taught both printing and cursive. Do you prefer to print or write cursive? (Keyboard is not a choice.)

I'll bet you'll get this answer a lot, Lid. I combine printing and cursive most of the time. And how much I combine them tends to depend on my mood and/or my level of stress.

2. Are you a dreamer or a realist?

I am definitely the realist. DH is the dreamer in our house, hands down.

3. Billy Joel or Elton John?

Billy Joel I think. Elton John kinda freaks me out a little.

4. What is the scariest movie you've ever seen? Not limited to horror flicks but also includes ones where the tension or suspense is killer, for example, Flightplan (2005): A bereaved woman and her daughter are flying home from Berlin to America. At 30,000 feet the child vanishes and nobody admits she was ever on that plan.

Hmmmm...I never saw Flightplan. Sounds pretty interesting. It's funny because I don't watch scary movies anymore. I just can't fill my head with that kind of stuff. But when I was a teenager, I used to love to watch them. So my point is, I've seen a bunch of them, but they were YEARS ago.

SO, I am gonna go the one I've seen in recent years. It's called "The Others" (2001) with Nicole Kidman. The ending....blew....my....mind.

5. Now what is the scariest real-life moment you've had?

When Mini me was 2 years old, I was very large pregnant with Brown Eyes and carrying Mini me through a yard. We all fell like a tree in the Avenue of the Giants in the Redwood Forest. Hard. We all hit the grass except Mini me's head, which hit a concrete pad. An hour later, he was throwing up, non-responsive and lethargic. And the hospital was 45 minutes away.

Makes my heart rush just to think about it. You can read a more full account of the miracle God performed in my sweet son on an old post here. But to answer the question for today, that 20-minute ride to the hospital was, I would say, the scariest.

And yes, I made a 45 minute drive in 20 minutes. :-)

6. What word do you misspell without fail?

Definitely. When I do spell it correctly, I am always amazed that the spellchecker didn't underline it with that rude red line.

7. Name something you like to do but are not really talented or good at.

I love to sing, but honestly, I don't have any idea "how" to sing properly. But in heaven, I'm gonna sing like a bird.

8. Do you get your emotional/mental batteries recharged by being around people or by having alone time?

I get more charge by having alone time. I was raised an only child, so I really do enjoy being alone sometimes. For just a while.

9. Have you ever been on TV?

When I was in the second grade, our class was in a commercial for...something. I have no idea what it was! But it was around halloween time, and so we all were dressed up so we could say our one-liner collectively. I was dressed like a clown. But not like a creepy, partially bald, white-faced clown with big feet; I had a funny hat, a silly vest, knickers, mix-matched socks and big plastic red lips.

Well maybe I was a little creepy.

10. Apple or pumpkin pie? (Don't be greedy.)

Oh, this is just cruel. But I think I'm gonna have to go with pumpkin pie. But only if it's homemade. I'm a snob that way, remember? ;-) Really, I'm not a total snob, because if it's store-bought and at someone else's house, I would never think twice about eating and enjoying it.

11. How many magazine subscriptions do you have?


12. What lesson do you have to keep re-learning?

Well, we saved the doozie for the last one this week, eh?

That I really, really, truly, absolutely, positively, beyond question, firmly, DEFINITELY, seriously need to spend some quiet, meaningful time with my God every single, solitary day for the rest of my life! I am hopelessly useless to Him unless I do.

What a great week! Hop on over to Linda's 2nd Cup for a second helping...and a third.....


Abiding Branch said...

I don't know if you or I will become tired of ever seeing this or saying this....but wow our answers are too similar too often!!! lol

And yes that last question WAS/IS (present active participlish) a doozie! Whacked me right square in the head between the eyes. And I had to pick one!!!


Joyce said...

When I saw your link on McLinky I thought, wow, she posted on here twice. Then I started reading and thought, yes, I did just read this one. Finally figuring out there are two Chels on here. With similar answers!

Your scary story was certainly scary! So glad all turned out well in the end. Have a great day!

jamiely78 said...

Enjoyed your answers. "The Others" freak me out also and the ending was a surprise.

As for your real life scary moment - its amazing how quickly we can get somewhere when its for our little ones. So happy he was ok. God is good!

SusanD said...

I have not seen The Others, but it sounds like a good, edge of your seat movie.

So glad God performed a miracle in your little one.

Blessings, SusanD

Susanne said...

"The Others" sounds like something hubby would like. But he doesn't like gore. Is a gory show?

Head bumps in kids are sooo scary. Your incident sounds terrifying.

Clowns really are a little creepy aren't they?

Angie said...

We really do have so much in common and see that we're both only kids. Maybe that's part of the reason why. I sure enjoy visiting you and will be back as I can. Take care!

Sarah said...

I love the comment about singing in heaven! :) What a great reminder...about heaven...and keeping our eyes "up!" :)

btw, love the little owl on your page!

Jerralea said...

I love your answer to #12! It's so true ...

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

#9 cracked me up.

#12 convicted me a little. That's a good thing.

Have a lovely weekend, friend.

Diana said...

Enjoyed visiting here. Great blog.

Come share a fav dessert recipe with us (just look in your archives--that's fine).

Edie said...

Oh girl I am so with you on #12.

Definitely is my word too, and for some reason I use it a lot! Therefore, I am grateful for that rude little red line. :)

Oh my goodness, your scary moment had me on the edge of my seat. I'm so glad God was looking out for you all.

Diana said...

Love the recipe you posted!!