It's Wednesday and another session with Linda and her Random Dozen. Does anyone see the irony in the fact that I have to display this picture of donuts on my blog every time I do this meme? Oh, Lid, if you only knew...
1. Ever had any run-ins with the "library police?"
I never had a librarian come after me, but I did have one get a little stern with me once. Many years ago my record showed that I had 2 books that had been overdue for something like a year. What didn't make sense was that they were books from the children's department. Something about science experiments, if I remember correctly. Well, I don't have children, so I'd have no need for checking out children's books. The librarian tried to pin it on me, and I continued to insist I don't check out kids' books. She finally gave up and marked it as lost in the system.
2. Do you have a special organizational plan and place for wrapping paper, gift bags, etc., or do you just purchase whatever you need as you give gifts?
Gift wrap organization? What's that? I basically put tubes of wrapping paper in a corner in the spare bedroom and keep a small tote with tissue paper and odds and ends. I never purchase the stuff ahead of time, though. I buy it as needed.
3. Have you ever been in (first-hand witness) a natural disaster?
No, I can't say that I have. It's amazing that I've lived in Indiana for 37 years and have never experienced a tornado. I've been nearby when some have come through and have seen high winds and green-colored sky, but I've never actually been in the middle of one.
4. What's your favorite Barry Manilow song?
Barry who???? Okay, I am sooo kidding. I do know who Barry Manilow is, but that's only because a long time ago my mom had all his records, which were played a lot at my house in the 70's. I was a kid.
I didn't actually know the title of my favorite song, but I knew what it sounded like. So I just went looking for it on YouTube and discovered it is called Weekend in New England. Oh, my heart, I love that song. I think it's the melody and the words combined in such a way that just tugs at my heart. If you need to see Barry perform this, here's the video for your own enjoyment. You know, I only provide quality entertainment here at the blog...5. What's the best costume you've ever worn?
I'm going to take a lot of liberty with my answer. When I turned 7 my parents threw a surprise party for me and invited all my little schoolmate girlfriends. Although it wasn't a costume, per se, Mom had made me a skirt and bonnet out of a red calico that matched, and she made each of the girls matching bonnets to wear at the party, too. It was a Holly Hobby theme because I was really into her at the time.
6. Which do you use more often, the dictionary or the thesaurus?
I use the dictionary more. Usually I'm looking to see if a word means what I think it means. You know how you use a word for years, and then you go to use it in your blog and aren't even sure if you've been using it correctly? (Like for question #5 I had to look up "per se")
7. What's your favorite breakfast food?
I love granola.
8. Have you ever purchased anything from an infomercial?
I remember when I got my first credit card after entering college I saw this hair flip tool that would turn your ponytail inside out. I ordered it and used it about 5 times. I could never get my hair to look quite right.
9. Have you ever crawled through a window?
It's funny that Lid would ask this question because of my blog post of yesterday about my husband getting locked out of the house. I don't think I've ever had to crawl through a window.
10. Do you believe in love at first sight?
No, I don't. Infatuation, yes. Love, no.
11. How man pairs of jeans do you own?
I own 5 pairs of jeans that I wear. I have a couple others in my drawer that I've been holding onto for skinny Liz, but I haven't seen her in a long time. Sure wish she'd come back and wear her jeans already.
12. If someone were going to bake a cake to honor/represent you, what would it be? (Think creatively, like Duff and Crew on "Ace of Cakes.")
I think it would probably be a piano. That's what I think I'm most known for in church ministry because it's what I've been doing the longest. I think it would be cool if it had a bar of music floating out and into the air. Someone recently gave me a gift for playing at their daughter's wedding. It's a grand piano encased in a crystal cube, and the music is floating out the top of the piano. It's beautiful. This is a picture of it.
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