Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Wednesday's Random Dozen!

Linda at 2nd Cup of Coffee hosts Random Dozen on Wednesday and it is Wednesday once again! So head on over to her blog and join in the fun, if you like!!

1. Do you use the labels various charities send you as “free gifts?”
Not always, BUT I just received some beautiful ones this week and plan to use them! :-) AND I am seriously considering sending them a small contribution because they sent so many and I love them!

2. What is your favorite time of day (or night) for skywatching?
Actually, it is at about 5 o'clock in the morning because the stars seem so much brighter! BUT I'm not up that early very often. Can I have more than one favorite time? Please please? :-)
I also love sunrise at the end of our road because there is this beautiful hill that it rises over. *sigh* And I love to watch the sunset from our church parking lot where there is a beautiful, expansive view of the evening sky.
There! I'm done. :-)

3. What is the most adventurous you've ever been with trying a new food? (Keep it G-rated please)
Many years ago, I tried oysters on the half shell, at the prompting of friends we were having dinner with. I put the shell to my mouth and slurped it down. I didn't really taste it or chew it, so I don't get the big deal and I've not had one since. I do like fried oysters and oyster stuffing, though. :-)

4. Have you ever heard a rock sing? (Trust me, there's a reason for this one!)
Hmmm, can't say that I have but this question reminds me of a song we sing at church: "Before the rocks cry out, I just have to praise Him...." AND another one...."Never will a rock cry out in my place, He's worthy of all my praise!" Soooo, I hope I never DO hear a rock cry out! :-) Neat question!!

5. If you could learn a language you don't presently speak, what would it be?
Although I would love to learn French because I think it is such a beautiful language, I would have to say Spanish because it would be much more useful as there are many Spanish-speaking people in our area.

6. Al Capone's tombstone read, “My Jesus, Mercy.” If you could write your own epitaph, what would it say?
"I Hope You Dance...."
I bought the small gift book which contained the CD for my son and I want it played at my funeral for him. It just says what I feel about living life.

7. If you were a famous musician who was known by one name, like “Cher,” “Sting,” or “Jewel,” what would it be? It doesn’t have to be your first name, but it can be, if you’d like.
Wellllll, seeing as how my name IS "Jewel", I don't know. :-)

8. Have you ever been inordinately “into” a television show?
Oh my, yes! "Top Chef", though we no longer get that station :-( , Project Runway. We DO get that station! :-) I would watch "Top Chef" over and over and over. That is the most "into" a show that I've ever been. I got alot of crocheting done during that time! :-) It's probably a good thing we no longer get that channel. :-)

9. When you sneeze, do you go big, or do you do that weird “heenh!” sound that makes people think you’re going to blow your brains out? Any other variation we should know about?
Oh, I go big WHEN I am at home or in the car, but if I'm holding Jaylon or he is close by or if I'm out in public, I do my best to keep it to a minimum though not to the point where I do the one where you are risking blowing your eardrums out! LOL

10. Do you still read an actual newspaper that you hold in your hands, or do you get your news elsewhere?
Occasionally, I go to our local library and catch up on reading our local newspaper which is about 4 pages long. :-) Other than that, I get my news on the internet.

11. Are you a good speller?
Yes. I was the spelling bee representative in my particular class 4th grade through 8th in school. Spelling has just always come easily to me.

12. At what time each day do you start thinking about Lost lunch?
It varies because sometimes we have a late breakfast, so we don't do lunch, per se. But, in all honesty, I'm thinking about food and fixing it ALOT during the day while doing other things around home.


SouthLakesMom said...

Congratulations - you're the second to get the rock singing question! (I wrote it)

Joyce said...

#7 was funny : )

I love sunrise and sunset both. We get beautiful sunrises in this house so that popped into my head first thing.

Have a great day!

Barbara H. said...

I was thinking the rock question must have something to do with that Scripture about rocks crying out.

I've never had any desire to try oysters. They look so gross.

Mocha with Linda said...

Enjoyed your answers. And that picture of your grandbaby is adorable.

Jenny said...

Great epitaph, I love that song.

Jill said...

Really enjoyed your blog, and I liked the answer to #7.

Thena said...

I totally agree about the oysters. I have never been able to make myself try them. My husbnad eats them and I have to trun my head when he does. Afraid I might throw up.

skoots1mom said...

fun answers; pretty blog :)

Cathy said...

good answers

Nel said...

Enjoyed your answers. Love your epitaph! Good choice.

until next time... nel