Random Dozen Meme

I saw at Susanne‘s yesterday that Linda at 2nd Cup of Coffee had created a Random Dozem meme that looked like a lot of fun.

1. When you go to Wowmart, what one thing do you get every single time, besides a funky-wheeled squeaking cart full of frustration?

A) More than I need.
B) Hot.
C) Toiletries — they are cheaper there.
D) Diet Pepsi.

2. What is something that people are currently “into” that you just don’t get or appreciate?

A) Twitter. I get it — but who has time to keep up with it when they also blog and do Facebook?
B) Excessive piercings. I don’t even have pierced ears — figured I didn’t need another hole in my head. 😀 I have seen some really cute earrings that have tempted me, but it just seemed so absurd to poke a hole in my body to hang something decorative from — even though I love to decorate blank spaces. I don’t think it is wrong per se — it just never made sense to me personally. And nowadays when there are multiple piercings all over people’s faces and bodies….”shrug”…I just don’t get it.
C) Excessive tattoos.

3. What is something that really hoists your sail that other people might feel “ho-hum” about?

It’s silly, but I really love being the first person to open the peanut butter or tub of margarine. Just one of life’s little pleasures.

4. Favorite song to sing in the shower or car?

Usually hymns — just whatever I’ve been listening to or thinking about, or, in the car, what’s on the radio or tape player.

5. A really great salad must have this ingredient:

Ham and shredded cheddar cheese. I know, I know, that raises the calorie and fat content, and I don’t often take the time to add them, but the best salads have them as toppings.

6. Advice in a nutshell to new bloggers (one or two sentences):

“To have a friend you must be one” applies in blogging as it does in real life. I know some new bloggers can get discouraged because it takes a while to gain readers, but one of the best ways to do so is just to get out and meet the neighbors, so to speak: visit and comment on others’ blogs (in a genuine way, not a self-promoting, just trying to get traffic way). And participating in a meme is a great way to do that. And along the way you find some real treasures and develop some good friends.

I also agree with what Susanne and Linda said.

7. What was the alternate name that your parents almost named you? Do you wish they had chosen it instead of the one they gave you?

Virginia Belle. It was my father’s oldest sister’s name. She passed away at a young age, and while they wanted to honor and remember her, they were afraid that using her name might be too hard for my grandmother. I don’t know if I would have perferred it. Barbara sounds sharp and harsh to me, especially when shortened to Barb (just for me — I know other very sweet Barbs), and I like soft, flowing names, so I might have prefered that. I also could have been named Lora Ann — I was named for my Mom’s sister, Barbara Ann, and my Dad’s sister, Lora Lee, so they could have reversed them. But after 52 years of being Barbara Lee, I really can’t imagine anything else.

8. What in your life are you waiting for?

Grandchildren. 🙂 I’m in no hurry though — I don’t want to rush them. 🙂 They haven’t even been married a month yet. But someday….I am really looking forward to little grandpeople.

9. You get a package in the mail. What is it, and who is it from?

Most likely books from Amazon.com or Christianbook.com that I’ve ordered.

10. Today–what song represents you?

Sunrise, sunset
Sunrise, sunset
Swiftly fly the years
One season following another
Laden with happiness and tears
.

11. What is one thing that blogging has taught you about yourself?

I would say that I’m too wordy, but I already knew that. That I enjoy writing, at least in this format.

12. How are you going to (or how did you) choose the clothes you’re wearing today? What do they say about you in general or specifically how you’re feeling today?

It was there, it was clean, it was cool (as in lightweight, not as in “hip.”) It’s loose but not baggy. And it’s blue. I guess that says I’m pragmatic, I like comfortable clothes, and it still gets hot during the day, so I’m trying to avoid sweatiness.

If you’d like to do this meme, let Linda know here — she has the code for the cute button at the top there, too. And let me know as well so I can come see your answers.

8 thoughts on “Random Dozen Meme

  1. This was a pretty good one. Some new questions in there. I might do it in a few days. I LOVED your first answer to Wowmart! That’s what I always get too! LOL!

    I wish you MANY grandchildren from your clan – but not for a couple of years yet! I hope they take the time to just enjoy each other and create a solid foundation for when the little ones come along!

  2. My dad loved that song and it was sung at our wedding.

    Being first to open the pb jar or marg container was a surprise, wanting little grandpeople, not a surprise at all. :v)

  3. Great answers to this meme. I love the other names you might have had…they all are great. Also you advice to new bloggers is great. Just the ticket 🙂 Have a great day my friend 🙂

  4. Barbarah I’m so glad you jumped in! But you have me all worried about aluminum now!

    I loved your #8. I never thought of it, but I am waiting on that, too. It’s a ways away (should be) but I still think about it.

    Thanks for playing along!

  5. I really need to visit Quilly and Thom’s friends more often! What a friendly place your blog is.

    I love Virginia Belle…it is so very Southern. I’m a Kelley Lynn, and my sister is a Karen Lee…so I get that whole second name thing!

    I forgot to put the button on, but I do have my answers at my blog. Please stop by if you get a chance!

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