Tuesday, March 9, 2010

A plinko Random Dozen

If you don't know what Plinko is just visit Lid's blog. It's a random game and so are these questions:

1. How old is the oldest pair of shoes in your closet?

Without looking, I haven’t got a clue. I think I still have some of my old Navy shoes. No I am not talking about the “Old Navy” brand shoes, I mean some old shoes from when I was in the Navy. They would be pre-1994.

2. Did you buy Girl Scout cookies this year? If so, what variety?

So far I haven’t bought any but I think there is still time. I like the Samoas. I think that is what they are called.

3. Do you know how to ballroom dance? If not, would you like to?

Who wrote these questions, a woman? I can’t ballroom dance but I am willing to learn. I can however do the chicken dance and will do it in a ballroom. Does that count?

4. Were you a responsible child/teenager?

I was a very responsible teenager/child. I did everything I was told and then some. When both of my parents were working, I would clean the house, mow the lawn and cook dinner. I would often buy the food for dinner with money that I made mowing lawns. (I preferred hamburger over cheese toast) Sometimes my mother would come home from work and throw what I cooked out in the back yard because she would be mad at my father for not being home. She would use the excuse that it was too spicy or it just wasn’t what she wanted. She would also find something wrong with how I cleaned the house or mowed the lawn. It took me a while to figure out though that there was no pleasing my mother. Can you say bi-polar?

5. How many of this year's Oscar-nominated movies did you see?

This is an easy one. How about a big ZERO. I didn’t see the “Oscar show” either. Not big on my list of fun things to watch. I do know why that “Smurf Movie” didn’t win for best picture Oscar. What good is a Smurf Movie without Smurfett. Where was Smurfett or Papa Smurf for that matter?

6. If you're going to have a medical procedure done, such as having blood drawn, is it easier for you to watch someone else having the procedure done or have it done yourself?

I am feeling a little faint just reading this question. If I watch blood being drawn from me, you, a cat, dog or any living thing I will pass out. Enough said.

7. What is your favorite day of the week and why?

“Tomorrow”. It’s another chance to prove myself.

8. Do you miss anyone right now?

Myself when I didn’t have all these aches and pains. Getting old stinks. I just did another body pump class and I am hurting.

9. Do hospitals make you queasy?

No but what goes on inside them does. And hospital food makes me queasy.

10. At which store would you like to max-out your credit card. Not that you ever would, you responsible person, you.

The Home Depot. I can always find something to buy there.

11. Are you true to the brand names of products/items?

I could care less about brand names. I will use “Piggly Wiggly” brand if it is cheaper. Remember; “When you see that face you’re in the right place”

12. Which is more difficult: looking into someone’s eyes when you are telling someone how you feel, or looking into someone’s eyes when he/she is telling you how he/she feels?

That depends on whether that person is lying or not. If someone is looking me in the eyes and I know they are lying I stare back at them to make it hard on them. I can usually tell when a person is telling the truth.

OK ... ready, aim, PLINK!

Have a great Plinko day,


Rena said...

Great questions and answers, Greg. Sorry to hear things were hard with your mom. I have another friend who's mom was like that and it was really hard up until she was diagnosed. LOL @ doing the chicken dance in a ballroom. :)

Heart2Heart said...


I love these days when I get to know just a little bit more about you. I too, like you, haven't seen any of the Oscar movies, no, wait, I did see UP, loved it but hate the movies that they did pick. I mean seriously who decides these things anyway.

I remember when there were only three award shows, the Oscars, the Emmys' and the Tony's. In a nutshell, movies, TV and music. Now a days there are more award shows then there are nominee's.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

The Dental Maven said...

So, I guess I was in good company on Sunday when I wasn't watching the Oscars!

SusanD said...

I enjoyed reading your answers. I especially like #7. Thanks for sharing. Blessings, SusanD

Joyce said...

#4 was funny! I love your answer to #7...kinda wishing I'd thought of that one myself : )

Debbie @Like a Rose said...

Old navy, chicken dance, and both had me laughing. Love the tomorrow anser and I can so relate to the "myself" one!

No apology needed for not visiting - my blog visitation has been pretty limited too. Always enjoy your comments though!

Jenny said...

I have a recipe link for Samoas on my website :) LOL at #3, I think the chicken dance in a ballroom counts ;)

Jenny said...

My BF Mindy was Bi-polar so I totally understand your answer to #4.

Heckety said...

#3 and I'm killt laughing- I had difficulty seeing through my tears to read the rest!! If ever you do do the chicken dance in a ballroom please email me a clip???? PLEASE???

Mimi said...

I can say bi-polar since I happen to suffer from it.

Sounds like your mom was terrible to please.

Nel said...

Sorry about your mom, me and my mom did not hit it off very well either. When she was going thru the change I was 16... not a real good combination. Piggly Wiggly, are they still around? Enjoyed your answers. Love your tomorrow answer!

until next time... nel

Hays Family 5 said...

Being able to do the chicken dance in a ballroom sooooo counts. Just sayin'.

Mocha with Linda said...

#4 made me sad. Your mom had no idea how blessed she was with you!

#8 mad me laugh!

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Edie said...

4. Wow, I would have given anything for a son like you. Is it too late to trade your mom my daughter for her son? :)

5. Oscars? What's that? :)

10. Oooh me too!!!

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