Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Random Dozen

1. How do you feel about "Gladiator" sandals, also called "Roman" or "Jesus" sandals? A fashion yea or nay?

I'd have to say 'nay', because the hubster has a serious aversion to them. I'm more of a flip-flops girl in the summer anyway, too many buckles on gladiator sandals.

2. What is your favourite pizza?

Ham and mushroom - Domino's Pizza

3. There are plans in the works to sell roughly 1,000 items from Star Trek: The Experience in Las Vegas. This means you could buy Picard's chair for your family room. If not a Star Trek item, what prop, background, set, etc. from what TV or movie would you buy if you could?

I really don't know. Perhaps the pink dress that Marilyn Monroe wore for the Diamond's Are a Girl's Best Friend set piece in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. It's the best shade of pink ever!

4. Name a local food or restaurant that your area is famous for.

Lancashire Hotpot

and Blackpool Rock (it has to say 'Blackpool' all the way through)

5. What is your current favourite snack?
Hmmm. Green olives, chocolate and Doritos (not necessarily all at the same time)

6. Hypothetical: You are required to be a reality show contestant. Which show would you choose based on your probability of success? (You cannot choose "none.")

A. Dancing with the Stars
B. Biggest Loser
C. Survivor

I've never watched any; I don't want to be a loser, I'm not a survivor (more a roof over my head kinda gal) so I'll go for Dancing with Stars - despite the fact I can't dance - I've been watching the girls learning ballroom dancing so perhaps some of it's rubbed off on me.

7. On a scale of 1-10, with 1 being uninhabitable and 10 being cleanliness that meets the standards of OCD, how clean is your vehicle's interior?

I'd say about a 6 - I have children!

8. It doesn't feel like Spring until _________.

I see Daffodils and I'm wearing my flip-flops and complaining about the rain.

9. Something that made you laugh really hard recently is ____.

Considering that I hadn't had a really good laugh in a while I have had a good opportunity for some good ol' belly laughs in the past few days - eeee it does yer good!

A friend saying she wanted to ring the council to tell them they should put chipboard flooring down at the children's park, when really she meant decorative bark. I had to laugh at that - just think about the splinters.

My Mum made me laugh recently too, we were on a walk and there was quite a bit of doggy-doo on the ground. But instead of saying to the girls, "Mind the doggy-doo", she said "Mind the [my Dad's name]". Lol! She didn't even realise she'd said it, which made it more funny when she's saying, "What? What?". I'm sure Freud would have made something of that!

10. Tell me about a goal you're working toward.

Goals? Me? Mmmmm. :P

Ok, on a Spiritual level I would say:

Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:13-14

On an earthly level I would say:

A lovely home in a lovely neighbourhood - just need to sell our house!

11. Share a thought-provoking or inspiring quote this week.

Before I got married I had six theories about bringing up children; now I have six children and no theories.
~ John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester.

I know, not very inspiring. But it tickled me.

12. Name one thing that you do as a parent that you absolutely know will make your kids happy.

I tell them every day how much I love them and I pray with them every night. They need to know that God loves them and the best way I can do that is by loving them and praying for them.


  1. Great quote! And that little verbal misstep of your mom's was really funny!

  2. Love the quote!
    Have a great day!

  3. Oh I love your thought provoking quote!
    And Marilyn's dress would be AWESOME to own! Good choice!

  4. Never heard of Blackpool Rock. I'll have to investigate that one. Marilyn's dress is stunning. Great quote. Thanks for sharing. Blessings, SusanD

  5. I've had something similar to Blackpool Rock but I don't think it was authentic because I don't recall the writing. Hmm...

    I love the dress...that would be fun!

  6. That is a great quote! ( :

  7. Enjoyed your answers. Love your funny story about your mom. And I like your quote. Hope you have a great day. Glad you joined us, I think this is my first time here!

    until next time... nel

  8. Love the quote and your #12.

  9. I love the quote! I tickled me too :)

  10. Amen about the theories and children!

  11. I can identify with your mom! I've misspoken myself more than once, too...the best one was when I tried to tell my son to wrap something in cellophane and instead directed him to wrap it in chocolate.
    I wonder if it comes with age???

    Great quote! ;)