Random Dozen

Linda at 2nd Cup of Coffee is the creator and hostess of the  Wednesday Random Dozen.

1. Which Wizard of Oz character are you most like?

The Cowardly Lion

2. When you’re deciding what you’re going to wear each morning, which item do you select first? Why?

I usually wear dresses or jumpers, so that’s about the ony thing to decide on: which one?

3. What kind of animal do you think the world could live without?


4. How many Christmas trees are in your home?

I don’t have any up yet, but we usually have the main big one in the living room. I don’t know if these count, but I also have a little 2-ft. or so one and a tiny 6 or 8 inch one.

5. Would you prefer to be emotionless if it mean you didn’t have to feel a heartbreak?

No. I like emotion. But not too much of it.

6. Do you ever experience holiday let-down or depression?


7. Do you like Michael Jackson’s music?

No, though I used to listen to the Jackson Five back in the day.

8. Why is it that we never judge people who have their teeth fixed for cosmetic reasons, but every other cosmetic procedure has a stigma?

I think the only cosmetic surgeries that have a real stigma are those involved in trying to look younger. Surgery with all its risks seems a drastic measure for that, and sometimes it can go woefully wrong.

9. Enjoy horseback riding?

No. I don’t like being bounced and jostled, and I am somewhat afraid of horses. When I was little my family all went riding and the horse my mom and I were on together took off running wild, and I still have that fear that a horse will do that and I won’t be able to rein it in, or it will throw me (yes, I’ve watched too much of America’s Funniest Videos) and step on me or hurt me.

10. Shoes–practical or stylish?

Preferably both, but practicality trumps stylishness. I have balance problems so have to wear flats.

It’s sad that so often it has to be one or the other. Why can’t practicality be stylish?!?

11. What was the name of your first pet? Feel free to post a pic.

I don’t remember the early ones, but the first one I remember was a collie named Sam.

12. What percentage of your Christmas shopping is done?

I personally haven’t done any yet, but for what my husband and I were planning on together, he has done about a third of it maybe? I’m not sure.

12 thoughts on “Random Dozen

  1. I NEVER would have thought of you as the cowardly lion… wow. I was thinking Dorothy. You sO love your home!

    The only reason I picked rats over skunks is because skunk actually ARE kind of cute… I’ve heard sOMe people even keep them for pets… after de-stinking of course! LOL! Of course… SOME people keeps RATS too! UGH!

  2. Ooo, I like your blog header for the season.

    Little trees count!

    I always pick a shirt when I wake up.

    And the Wizard of Oz question is a good one. Hmm…I have no idea who I would be!

  3. I didn’t think about a skunk. I put snake which isn’t really an animal. I’m glad to see I’m not the only one that gets low at Christmas. Seems like almost everyone answered yes.

  4. The new header is great!

    Amoeba and I are undecided about Christmas presents. We like to get each other gifts, but having to then pack it and move it has left us reluctant to buy things.

  5. I’m with you, I wish there were more options on the practical and stylish shoes. I used to wear high heels all the time and loved them. But they are hard for me now. And I hate when my feet are in pain.

    I put cowardly lion too, but I think I have a bit of all of them at one time or another.

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