Random Dozen…August 25

I’m joining “Lid” at http://www.2nd-cup-of-coffee.blogspot.com for another Random Dozen…because I enjoy answering her questions, and participating in this meme–and it’s a day that I don’t have to “tax” my brain too hard to think of what to write about!!!  Here are this week’s questions and my answers.

1. What is your favorite Mexican dish?
Well, believe it or not, I am one of those people who really doesn’t care for Mexican food, but I’ll say tacos, because I do eat those every now and then.

2. When you were a kid, did you get started on your homework right away after school, or did you procrastinate?
I didn’t do it immediately after school, but I always got it done before bedtime.  I can hear my youngest son saying “Procrastinator” as I write this! LOL 

3. What is your favorite store for home furnishings?
Any store that has what I am looking for!  I don’t have one particular store that I am partial to.
Years ago there was a local store called Joseph Evans Furniture.  Mr. Evans had his furniture set up in “pretend” rooms so you could see how it would look in your house–sort of like Rooms To Go.  I guess his idea must have caught on!

4. When you were young, did you like school lunches?  Yes, actually I did.  My favorite lunch was Ravioli, while my least favorite one was Salisbury Steak.  Then I became a teenager…and it was no longer “cool” to eat in the lunchroom!

5. Is religion a crutch?
No, I’ve never thought of my religion as a crutch. 

6. In your region, what is the “big” (most popular in the community or state) high school sport?  I would say it’s football–definitely, football! 

7. Do you consider yourself rich?
If you are talking “moneywise”…no.  If you are talking “blessings”…yes!
8. Which of these would you have the best chance for success in administering:
B) Heimlich Maneuver
C) Changing a flat tire

I would say CPR–because my husband has told me and showed me how to do it several times.  He’s performed it  numerous times over the years,  because he works in a hospital.  He actually performed CPR on my daddy once!

9. Which dance would you prefer to learn & why:
A) Salsa
B) Hip Hop
C) Waltz
D) Swing

Did anyone happen to see Kate (of Jon and Kate Plus Eight fame) on Dancing With the Stars?  I am a worse dancer than Kate was!  That being said–I would choose the Walz because it’s slow and graceful–and doesn’t require much shaking and twisting.  LOL

10. What’s the worst news you’ve ever delivered to someone?   Having to tell my mother that my father had died.  They had been living in a nursing home (together) for about 2 years.  He was in and out of the hospital a lot during that time.  In May of 1991, daddy went to the hospital for tests, ended up having exploratory surgery, the died a few days afterward from surgery complications.  He was only 65 years old. 

11. Name something you learned in college that had nothing to do with classes or academics.  I never attended college after high school, but about 30 years later, I decided to enroll in “on-line”  college classes.  I successfully completed two semesters of college on-line(and began a 3rd before I decided that I no longer wanted to teach preschool).  I learned that I can do anything that I set my mind to, and I also learned that they sure do keep those high school transcripts for a   l-o-n-g   time!

12. New variation on an old question: If there’s a song in your head that just won’t get out, what is your favorite (or most repeated) line in that song?  I don’t have any song stuck in my head at the moment–no, wait, actually I do.  It’s that silly little “Cabbage Patch Kids” theme song–“Cabbage Patch Kids, growing in the garden, Cabbage Patch Kids, growing in the sun…”  It was popular back in the 80’s when my daughter was growing up.  I recently found the record on eBay and purchased it so my granddaughter could hear it!  I always loved that little tune!

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  1. Those old furniture stores were the best…I loved going to see those pretend rooms and always had fantasies of living there undetected!

    • Those pretend rooms always looked better than my house! LOL

  2. I really enjoyed reading your answers. I’m worse than Kate at dancing, too. I would love to learn to waltz–I wonder if it would help me be graceful.

    • Thanks for stopping by. It would be fun to be able to waltz, wouldn’t it?

  3. My husband is a great dancer…I’m just a little bit clumsy but I do love to dance anyway. He makes a good partner. Pretty sure I look less awkward dancing with him : )

    • I LOVE dancing, I’m just not very good at it. I used to love to try though!

  4. I can remember when I visited my Grandmother as a child a furniture store called Joseph Evans. I assumed it was locally owned not a franchise. I haven’t heard that name in about 30 years. Brings back such memories.

    • I never dreamed anyone who read my blog would recognize the name Joseph Evans! Little did I know…Thanks for the comment!

  5. The one I remember was in South GA. Aren’t these great for remembering things we may have forgotten.

    • I’ll bet it was in Collins, Ga wasn’t it? And yes these are thought provoking!

  6. Lol about the Cabbage Patch Kids song. I actually remember it but not the tune… I just remember it existing haha.

    • I’d actually forgotten about The Cabbage Patch Kid’s song myself until I visited Babyland General this summer, and heard it playing.

  7. I remember when Cabbage Patch kids first came out and my sister had to search and search to get them. Always fun reading everyones answers.

    • I think anyone over the age of 40 definately remembers the Cabbage Patch craze! LOL Thanks for stopping by!

  8. Do you like any other food besides American?

    I am a major procrastinator too! Never did my homework right away I always had to “relax” first!

    • I’ve been waiting for someone to ask me that question! Actually, I like Italian food, but that’s about it other than American food! LOL I’m really NOT a picky eater though.

  9. Enjoyed reading your answers!

    • Thanks for stopping by!

  10. that had to be tough telling your mom about your dad being dead.

    • Yes, those were words that I never dreamed that I’d have to tell my mama.

  11. hahahaha I did see Kate on Dancing with the Stars and thought, “Oh my, she’s just as bad as I am!” It was painful to watch, wasn’t it? And I sure don’t want to subject anyone else to that kind of pain!
    Oh, those kids songs are the WORST to get stuck in your head!
    Enjoyed reading all yours answers!

    • Thanks for stopping by, Kim. I’m about to hop over and repay the visit!

  12. Hi Kathy! I am a GA girl too 🙂

    I think it is fabulous you went back to college! I love that it is available to everyone now….online or in a traditional classroom.

    Cabbage Patch Kids…oh the memories!

    • When I first heard about “on-line” college classes, I frowned…little did I know how popular they would become!

  13. Oh what a sweet story about the dogs. You are quite the writer yourself! Thank you for stopping by and the encouraging comments. I am so nervous about the book now a lot is happening and I am actually just finishing writing my 3rd book and now have to go back and make some revisions to “Bristol Stomp”…Everybody told me it is not all about working in jammie’s it does get to the point of some real hard work..I think I’m there!

    • Yay for you! We need more good books to read!

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