Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Random Dozen Holiday Edition.
First off I would like to apologize for being a really bad blogger buddy. I am so far behind in my blog visits I am ashamed to post today at all. It is kind of like when you know you haven't been to the doctor and you know when you do go the doctor is going to scold you so you put it off even longer. But I did want to post today so I am doing the random dozen thingy again so here goes.
1. Which physical trait do you now accept--maybe not love, but accept--and no longer feel extremely self-conscious about? My grey hair. At least I still have some hair. My brothers are all going bald. And besides that “Just for men” is so expensive and doesn’t last.
2. This week Meredith Baxter Birney, best known as the mom on the favorite 80s sitcom "Family Ties" came out of the closet, which led me to formulate this question: Who do you think is/was the best TV mom? (like that was a surprise) Well certainly not her. I never cared for that show. It had some really great actors and actresses but when you put them all together it did nothing for me. (Sort of like mixing chili with ice cream.) Anywhoo, I think June Cleaver was a great mom. She was always dressed so nicely.
3. Do you speak any foreign languages? Are there any you'd like to learn? Yes I speak German and can ask someone if they like sausages and say I like you but that is about it. I would like to learn Spanish because there are so many Spanish people around. I am also pretty good with ghetto slang. Yo whasssup dog? That means hello, what’s new? See!!
4. Who is your personal hero? Does Catwoman count? I think she was just Perrrrrrfect.
5. What is one holiday food that you find extremely difficult to resist over- indulging in? My father’s specialty which was shrimp dip with bugles. I carry on the tradition and make it each year. When I was young, he would make it when he and my mother were going to a party. They would leave just a small portion for us kids, so out of necessity, I learned to make it myself.
6. Tell me about a Christmas decoration that has special meaning or sentimental value. That would be our crocheted ornaments. Right after we were married, we lived in a small neighborhood near town. There was an elderly lady that lived down the street that was very lonely. Her children never came to visit and she had very few friends. My wife met her one day while she was walking. She invited us to come over and we did and became friends. She just wanted someone to talk to. That Christmas, she gave us a box of handmade ornaments that she had crocheted. They were white snowflakes and they were starched flat. She has since passed but we still have the ornaments and hang them on the tree every year.
7. How do you feel about snow? I like to look at it and play in it but I hate driving in it. I like watching it fall when it is very quiet and you can hear the flakes.
8. On average, how many hours of sleep do you get each night? Not that I'm jealous of any number over three or anything. “6” I go to bed at 9 and usually wake up around 3. Sometimes I lay there until 4 when I am feeling a little tired.
9. Tell me about your first crush. I had a crush on my second grade teacher. I still have a photo of her somewhere. I will find it and post it on my blog one day.
10. You're stuck in a room for 2 hours with only a chalkboard and chalk. What will you write/draw? All work and no play make Greg a dull boy, all work and no play make Greg a dull boy, all work and no play…….
11. Do you dress for the current temp or for the day's forecast? Usually I dress for the current temp. I take a chance that the forecast may be wrong. It often is.
12. Favorite Christmas movie is? Without a doubt “White Christmas”, I watch it every year. My wife loves “Christmas in Connecticut” Neither of us cares for “It’s a wonderful life” although we both love Jimmy Stuart.
Dee bad da, dee bad da, de bad da, that’s all folks,
Have a great day,