Linda at 2nd cup of coffee created and hosts the Random Dozen meme every Wednesday.
1. When was the last time you craved a food–what was it, and did you cave?
Home-made chocolate chips cookies ever since Saturday night. I was too tired to make them then, and I still haven’t made them.
2. M & M’s or Skittles?
M&Ms!!! Chocolate wins above everything else, but Skittles irritate my mouth. I don’t like the smell of Skittles, either.
3. Have you ever read the Bible completely through?
Yes. I purposely have not kept track of how many times, but it was strongly encouraged at the church I attended as a teen. I didn’t read through every year, but did a good many. The last several years I have continued to read the Bible through, but not in a year’s time. When I first started I needed that structure, but nowadays I want to feel free to stop and read or think further on a passage without feeling the pressure to keep going to keep “on schedule.” Sometimes I set it aside to go through a Bible study book, then come back to it. I do recommend it: it keeps you balanced, it helps you understand passages in context, you discover nuggets that you probably would not have otherwise. All of God’s Word is inspired, so shouldn’t we read it all?
4. How long does it take you to really wake up in the morning?
If I have to get up, not very long. I take a shower first thing, so by the time I get in, or after the first minute or two, I am more awake than I felt when the alarm went off. If it is a Saturday or vacation day, I can often doze off and wake up and doze off again several times over.
5. Have you ever been on a cruise? If not, would you like to?
No, I haven’t. I’ve thought about it. I don’t normally travel well, and I’d hate to pay all that money and get there only to be miserable. But friends at church go frequently and make it sound fun, so, I don’t know…maybe some day.
6. Who is your favorite actress?
From “the past” — a tie between Deborah Kerr and Irene Dunne. Present day — I guess I would say Meryl Streep. Though I haven’t actually seen very many of her films, in what I have seen she brings a genuineness to her characters.
7. ______ is something that I will just never understand.
Oh, so many things could go here. Japanese. The fad of drooping pants. Why anyone would wear pointy-toed shoes.
8. How much of a technology junkie are you?
Oh — not at the rock-solid bottom, but not terribly high up the ladder.
9. Do you enjoy selecting greeting cards for people, or is it more of a cultural “have to” for you?
I love it. If I have time, I like to read through every card in the category I’m looking for to pick just the right one.
10. When was the last time you got a new style/haircut?
Haircut? Several months ago. I need one now. Hair style? Oh, maybe 15-20 years ago I had a permanent, and sometimes I do layers and sometimes not, but the basic cut has been the same for about 20 years. I just don’t know what else to do with it — it is not very cooperative hair.
11. What do you enjoy shopping for most?
Craft items, either already made or the stuff to make them, or things for the house. You might have thought I would say books, but I usually have a running list of books I want, so buying them is pretty straightforward. If I am wandering around a bookstore looking for something, all the choices are almost overwhelming.
12. What’s the last thing you think of before you leave the house?
“Did I turn everything off?” “Should I go to the bathroom one more time just to be safe?” “Did I lock all the doors?” I drive myself crazy…