Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Another random dozen

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.)
Darn, I was going to say Keyboard. I prefer printing only because my cursive is so sloppy no one can read it. I had to print everything when I was in the Navy so I often switch back and forth when I try to write in cursive.

2. Are you a dreamer or a realist?
Sometimes I dream of being a realist but then I realize that I am fooling myself and I will never be serious so I just get real about being a dreamer. Is being a hopeless optimist the same as being a dreamer?

3. Billy Joel or Elton John? Wow what a choice.
Two of my favorite songs are “Keeping the Faith” and “In the Middle of the Night.” Since both of them were by Billy Joel I guess he is my pick. However I do think I am more Elton’s type than Billy’s. (Insert rim shot)

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.
I was a horror flick junkie when I was young. To this day, I am afraid of the dark. There were so many it’s hard to pick just one. I think Pet Cemetery spooked me for a very long time. I had a grey cat that looked just like the cat in the movie. After seeing that, I kept an eye on “Smoky.” I swear she used to watch me.

5. Now what is the scariest real-life moment you've had? This one is a tossup. Four different times come to mind:
The time we lost Sean at Disneyworld while on the riverboat and after screaming like a maniac for several minutes, I found him hiding back by the paddle wheel (laughing).
The time Sean slipped out of the house and fell in the pool when he was a toddler and no one was around to get him out. We still don’t know how he got out by himself.
The time Sean rode his tricycle up to the edge of the road and stopped just inches before running out in front of a speeding car. I was running after him but the faster I ran the faster he peddled.
Or the time I came home and as I drove in the driveway I saw Sean on top of the house (he was only two years old).

Hmmm decisions decisions…..well at any rate I see something in common here. And I have the grey hair to prove it.

6. What word do you misspell without fail?
That would probibally, I mean probablly, I mean probababaly be, probably. That one word kills me.

7. Name something you like to do but are not really talented or good at.
Well I do like to write and although most of my stuff is just plain dribble I still enjoy doing it. I blog therefore I am.

8. Do you get your emotional/mental batteries recharged by being around people or by having alone time?
Without a doubt, time alone. People get me emotional so I need to escape from the source.

9. Have you ever been on TV?
I started to write no for the answer but then I remembered something from back in the day. When I was in high school our band played at an Atlanta Falcons football game at half time. We were on TV for about 10 seconds before the station went to a commercial. “Now isn’t that special.”

10. Apple or pumpkin pie? (Don't be greedy.)
Between these choices I prefer pumpkin. But I prefer pecan pie over everything else. But really Lid whatever kind you send will be greatly appreciated.

11. How many magazine subscriptions do you have?
None. My wife says magazine subscriptions are the devil.

12. What lesson do you have to keep re-learning?
Don’t argue, just say “yes dear.” It’s a lot easier to just get it over with since you are going to end up saying it sooner or later.

That’s it! I hope you enjoyed my answers and have a great day,


Tabi said...

Seems by the sound of it, you should have a bunch of grey hair from Sean!

Jenny wren's nest said...

I enjoyed your answers,
every family has a kid like sean.

Monogram Queen said...

I am going to be nice and answer all of these, just because i'm so busy at work, you understand!

1. I've always wondered why we were taught both printing and cursive. Do you prefer to print or write cursive? Print

2. Are you a dreamer or a realist?
Truly both.

3. Billy Joel or Elton John? Billy Joel. I saw him in concert - awesomeness personified.

4. What is the scariest movie you've ever seen? Salem's Lot (original 70's version) can still keep me up at night. Not sure why cos' it's cheesey as all get out!

5. Now what is the scariest real-life moment you've had? I've had several - my lord I hope Madison doesn't turn out to be a "Sean"! lol

6. What word do you misspell without fail? Dessert or is it Desert?

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

8. Do you get your emotional/mental batteries recharged by being around people or by having alone time?
Alone time - hands down.
9. Have you ever been on TV?
Yes more than once.

10. Apple or pumpkin pie? Pumpkin - with whipped cream, please.

11. How many magazine subscriptions do you have?
One - Southern Living.

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

Joyce said...

Sounds like Sean keeps things from being dull at your house : )

We have one like that too...I like to say she keeps me young or makes me old...haven't quite figured out which yet!

Have a great day-it was fun reading your answers...lots of laughs this morning.

The Dental Maven said...

Nothing wrong with dreaming!

Judy said...

#6 -- you should resort to spelling it "prolly" :)

The Bug said...

LOL the Elton John comment...

Andrea said...

Interesting! Great to get to know a little more about you.

Blessings and prayers, andrea

PS: I have an urgent prayer request on arise 2 write.

christy rose said...

Great answers! I really enjoyed reading them and getting to know you a little better today. :)

H-Mama said...

Wow... that Sean. I know nothing of boys. I can't imagine my girls even thinking of stuff like that. ;) Elton John. You crack me up!

SouthLakesMom said...

I'm hoping Sean has grown up and had a child just like him? That is the ultimate revenge! Wow! What a kid!

Love your answer on the pie. It didn't occur to me that she was taking orders! Ha ha!

Quilldancer said...

As a child I was much like Sean. My grandmother once commented that it might be less stressful to just go ahead and kill me so they wouldn't have to worry anymore.

Heart2Heart said...


Makes me wonder how you have hair left after you recalling all the situations with Sean. Yikes! Guess God was looking out for him after all and give his Guardian angel quite a workout.

Loved getting to know even more about you!

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Mocha with Linda said...

#2, And here I thought my answer was clever. . .

#5 So has Sean made it to adulthood yet? Or rather, have you made it to Sean's adulthood yet?!

#10 Cheater. :-) Pecan would be my first choice also. Must be the peanut butter and butter gene in us!

#12 Smart man!

2Thinks said...

Sean is still alive? I hope.

The mug works like a charm. Holds the coffee, cradles the tea and basically does its uniquely Charleston thing.

Did I spell uniquely correctly?

Mrs. E said...

You win husband of the year with #12. I think your scariest moment is just SEAN! And proably haunts my husband, too--is it a man thing? Thanks for stopping by today! (Love your banner!!)

Mrs. E said...

PS. Nice one on the Elton John or Billy Joel! Gotta love that wicked sense of humor!

Kim said...

Greg, you just kill me! I can always count on a smile at the least and a good belly laugh -- like today :-) "I dream of being a realist" What a hoot!

Have you ever had a chocolate pecan pie? My DIL made one the year before we moved and it was The Absolute Best Pie Ever! But any pecan pie will do; I even like those mini pecan pies you pick up at truck stops :-)

Mimmy said...

Although I think I know you a little better after reading your responses to the 12 questions, I'm not exactly sure, since a few of your answers were not exactly specific and therefore may have been somewhat ambiguous in nature. No, really, I enjoyed your answers completely, almost as much as I did your concert post. The last concert I attended was a Neil Diamond concert and I must say that due to his multi-generational appeal, most of those of us in the audience did actually come to listen. Although, during a couple of selections most of the audience, including me, were keeping time to the music with more than foot tapping. We did have a great time and would choose to "do" one of his concerts again. I'm not sure I would brave any others though.

God Bless,

Edie said...

I love #12!

2. I'm with you on that one.

4. I saw that gray cat laying in the street the other day. I can assure you he was not going to be bothering anyone ever again.

5. I think I see the common thread.

9. Ha! My moment was about 30 seconds. That's what happens when you live so close to Hollywood. :)

Barbara H. said...

I enjoyed your answers, especially #2!

Sounds like Someone has been watching over Sean!

Debbie @Like a Rose said...

So, you're a dreamy realist or a realistic dreamer?

#3 Ba dump bump...

So, is Sean now a tester for bungie jumping cords? Geeesh.

Pecan pie is right up there but my Mom's raspberry is my all time favorite.

#12 Could you share that lesson with my hubby?

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Loved the answers, Greg, esp. the ones about Sean, who sounds like he must be blessed!

I shan't be sending any pies.

Thanks for playing, friend. Have a great weekend.

Daisy said...

Why does your wife think magazine subscriptions are the devil?

I loved your answers BTW.

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