Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Random Dozen

It's that time again. Another edition of Random Dozen hosted by Lid at 2nd cup of coffee. So without further ado, lets get started.

1. Tell me the absolute best way to watch a movie. That depends on the type of movie. For a scary movie, it has to be late at night with the lights turned down low. For a comedy, I like to watch in the morning in my “don’t let anyone see me wearing these” clothes. For chick flicks, I prefer to let my wife watch them after I have left the room.

2. Do you ever think about your own funeral? If so, do you have specific ideas about how you would like it to be? I would like an old time southern funeral. I would like to be taken down the road in a casket on a mule drawn wagon. Then as I reach my yard, I want the band to switch to an upbeat rendition of: “When the Saints go marching in.” Then I want there to be a big party and after that burn me on a bonfire. Is this legal?

3. Are you more of a giver or a taker? That depends. If you are a money giver, then I am a taker. Seriously I am more of a giver. But just not cash.

4. Vacations: planned activities and schedules, or play it by ear? I want some things planned to a T like when and where I am going but once I get there I want to just sit and flake out and do whatever comes to mind. Don’t rush me.

5. What is one often overlooked item in your home that needs to be cleaned regularly? My work shed. When I am working outside and I finish with something I just toss it into the shed. Then when it gets too cluttered to find anything I throw a fit and spend a day cleaning it out.

6. Name a cause that means a lot to you. Anything to do with children. Child abuse, children with cancer etc. I hate seeing children suffer. MUSC is on the top of my list. They saved our son when he was first born.

7. Do you eat a regular old peanut butter jelly sandwich, or do you customize it? And by the way, jelly or no jelly? I like peanut butter and butter sandwiches. More butter than peanut butter is best. I am not a big PB&J fan. I do like J but not with PB.

8. If we were having a conversation in person, how would I know if you were nervous? Two ways: If I am just a little nervous my hands would get sweaty. If I get really nervous or embarrassed my face would turn red.

9. Do you have an elaborate bedtime routine, or just the basics of toothbrushing and jammies? I wouldn’t call in elaborate. I get my stuff ready for the gym the next morning and then I make my rounds telling everyone good night. After that I plug in my CPAP, set my alarm, turn off the light and turn down the ceiling fan. Then I fall asleep in about 5 minutes. Notice I didn’t mention jammies. haha

10. Have you ever regretted something you wrote on your blog? Not really but I did regret making comments on some other blogs. I got some nasty responses and I realized that some people blog just to start arguments with other people. Now I only blog with nice people.

11. Has anyone ever told you that you look like a famous person or celebrity? Did you agree? Ok in my younger days I had a beard and looked a lot like Richard Dreyfuss. Or so people told me. Now I look a lot like Brad Pitt only a little older, greyer, fatter and not quite so good looking.

12. If you were going to dedicate a song to a loved one or friend, what would the song be and to whom would it be dedicated? We like beach music (my wife and I) so when I get a chance, I call up and dedicate one of our favorite songs to my wife; "Miss Grace". It goes like this:

Miss Grace when you walk by
You're the twinkle in my eye
There's no need to wonder why
I've fallen for you

Ooh ooh ooh Miss Grace
Satin and perfume and lace
The minute I saw your face
I knew that I loved you

OH this is rich. While I was typing this they played another one of our favorites. Aint too proud to beg. That’s my jam!!!! Ok which one of you requested that for me?

You have questions, I have answers. Have a great random day,


Joyce said...

Loved your answers!

We're big beach music fans here too...I broke into Miss Grace as soon as I read the title.

B His Girl said...

love Aint too proud to Beg! You are randomly fun Greg. I like the song choice for a funeral. I can see some dancing going on! I think I want a simple pine box...does anyone use those anymore? No need for one with padding. I will not be using it! Have a great day Greg! Smile, Dance, Praise, Share:)

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

You are a TOTAL hoot.

I will sing at your funeral.

#9: TMI

Yes, Brad Pitt. Totally see it. Thanks for playing along.

Katherine Aucoin said...

I really enjoyed reading your answers Brad, I mean Greg! ;-)

Judy said...

I'm with you on hating the thought of children suffering in any way!

Susanne said...

I'm with ya on the chilren's causes. I hate to see anything that hurts children too. I like peanut butter and butter too when the bread is toasted. Yum.

SouthLakesMom said...

Great answers. This is a series where the guy answers aren't TOTALLY different than the girl answers. Of course, maybe it is because you're Brad Pitt. hee hee

So what does MUSC stand for? You gotta give us more than that if they saved your son! They deserve a big shout out!

My daughter was saved at birth by the young Navy doctors at the National Naval Medical Center Bethesda, Maryland. (NNMC) Even though she's a teen girl, we're still very grateful. hee hee

Kelly Combs said...

Brad, er, I mean Greg, great list. #1 made me laugh (leave the room).

I fall asleep within 5 minutes too. Must be our clear consciences. :-)

Chel's Leaving a Legacy said...

Okay, I had comments in my head through this whole thing:

#1, chick flicks...ha ha ha ha
#2, seriously??
#3, I can vouch for that one. :-)
#5, this would be my husband's answer.
#6, with you on that.
#8, I can picture the red face!
#9, TMI. Seriously.
#10 So am I not a nice blogger? Cuz I haven't heard from you in FOR.EVER.
#11 I remember the picture you posted of you in uniform, so I'd buy the Richard Dreyfuss. Brad Pitt (only...not...) You're so funny.
#12 Awwwwwwwwww!

Anonymous said...

So every week you have one question that causes me to spit my drink out from laughing because you're answer is so funny.

This week it was #11.

Heart2Heart said...


Loved getting to know even more about you. It is interesting that not a lot of people like jelly with their peanut butter! I love how you so beautifully dedicated a song to your wife. You are a big old softie!

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Sharon said...

Hahahaha your answers were great!!
I agree with you on the children, loved your choice of music as well.

Always a Joy when I come by, thanks for the laughter and smiles.

Blessings :)

Monogram Queen said...

#2 sounds like you want a funeral in N'awlins :)


Mocha with Linda said...

I've never known anyone else who likes PB & B!!

2Thinks said...

Too funny, as always.

Richard Dryfuss or however you spell it, isn't that the pysiciatrist or however you spell that, in What About Bob? Hmm. Interesting.

Burning on a bonfire while already dead is certainly better than burning at the stake, but I don't know if it is legal in the U.S. of A.

You only blog with nice people. Ah. That's a nice thing to say about all us nice people you blog with. :)

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

You certainly remind me of a slightly older Brad Pitt!

You always lift me up here. What a joy you are in blogland!

Quilldancer said...

Your chick flick answer made me laugh and the rest of them kept me laughing. Are you always this fun?

Kim said...

I want to come to your funeral! LOL

Debbie @Like a Rose said...

"just not cash", Ha! I agree about the blog commenting - sometimes I think people post things just to get a reaction whether they believe them or not.

Deven said...

Chick flick. Love it.

PB&B? I just don't get it AT ALL.

Edie said...

You're just funny.

#6. Me too.
#8. My dad used to turn red too. The true meaning of redneck.
#12. What a romantic.

Marsha said...

I loved your song dedication... lucky Miss Grace! I'm sure that you're just being humble and that you really do closely resemble Brad Pitt, just as surely as I look like Marilyn Monroe! HA!

Great answers and thanks for dropping by!

H-Mama said...

PB & butter... now isn't that funny! I have a post somewhere showing how my youngest made herself pb and butter toast. Reminds me of Paula Deen. Enjoyed reading your answers!

Two cheers for UNICEF! ;)

Celeste said...

Greg, lets make a deal - I'll come and tidy up your shed if you clean my stove! :)

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