Wednesday’s Random Dozen

Linda at
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1. If you could compete in one Olympic event (not necessarily winter sports) what would it be?

Figure skating. It looks so graceful.

2. Do remember a specific Olympic moment from the past?

Oh, plenty. Just a few: Mary Lou Retton’s perfect 10s in gymnastics. Torvill and Dean’s Bolero. The Nancy Kerrigan/Tonya Harding fiasco. Kerri Strug’s injured vault. Michael Phelp’s swimming events in the last summer Olympics.

3. Have you ever known anyone who competed in the Olympics?


4. If everyday activities were Olympic-worthy, which activity would you have a gold medal in?

I dunno. Eating? Sleeping? Reading?

5. Do you know anything about your ethnic heritage?

Like many Americans, it’s a mix. I know German and Black Dutch are in there, I think some Irish, and purportedly a little Cherokee.

6. Do you enjoy sleeping late?

Yes! “Late” these days, though, is 7 or 8. I don’t like feeling like I lost a big chunk of the day if I sleep any later than that.

7. Have you ever performed CPR on anyone? Do you know how?

No and no. I should probably learn that.

8. Name one country you’d like to visit and explain why.

Theoretically, because my dislike for travel overrides my desire to see them, Ireland or Scotland. Love the accents and the music.

9. Have you ever fixed up a couple romantically?

Only once, and that cured me. My sophomore year in college the guy I was dating and I set up his roommate and mine. They seemed perfect for each other. He really liked her, but she did not like him in that way, and it turned out very awkward for all of us over several weeks.

10. What is the last book you read?

Words Unspoken by Elizabeth Musser. Excellent.

11. Do you enjoy sleeping late? NO, YOU write the question! How’s that for random??

Do you ever add something on to a to-do list AFTER you’ve completed it just for the satisfaction of crossing it off? I have, occasionally. 🙂  I frequently make lists for myself but in the course of doing those things see other things that need to be done, or do something I forgot to list.

12. What is your favorite meal at your favorite restaurant?

It’s hard to name just one favorite restaurant, but I do usually have a favorite dish at each one. At Outback, it’s the Drover’s Platter which has both chicken and ribs, and I have enough left over for lunch the next day. At Fatz, babyback ribs. At Red Lobster, popcorn shrimp. At Cracker Barrel, usually their chicken and dumplings, though I also like their meatloaf and sugar-cured ham. At one local Mexican food place, Chicken chimichangas.

And now I am hungry….

Happy Wednesday!

13 thoughts on “Wednesday’s Random Dozen

  1. ROFL! I DO sometimes add things to my list after I’ve done them — but NOT for the satisfaction of crossing it off… rather so that I will remember that it has been done!

    I have a little bit of American Indian in me too… but I’m not sure if it was Cherokee… It does seem like that was mentioned. Somewhere back on my father’s side…

  2. Ah, Torvill & Dean’s Bolero! LOVED that one.

    # 6 – same for me.

    I enjoyed your book review. Will have to check it out.

    # 11 – I do it all the time. Why? Dunno. Makes me feel better.

    Yep, you’ve made me hungry too.

  3. Wow, Barbara! After reading your list of Olympic memories, I, too, remember all of those! They were truly unforgettable! 🙂
    I don’t even attempt to make to do lists. It’s all here for me to see, every day. 🙂 I might get more accomplished though if I did make a list? We may never know! LOL
    AND I loved reading your favorite foods list! *sigh* Food is soooo wonderful! 🙂

  4. Enjoyed your answers. I also love the figure skating, to be able to move like that… hmmm. Everyone has to dream, right?

    until next time… nel

    PS: The I Won…You Win Carnival is going on this week in my little corner of blog land. Come and check it out if you want a chance at The Traveling Book.

  5. Oh, my, chicken and dumplings at Cracker Barrel! I had some just a few days ago. Boy, do they know how to make them! Yummy!

    I also like figure skating. It’s usually the only thing I want to watch in the Winter Olympics.

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