Wednesday, April 14, 2010

RANDOM DOZEN: I'm not so glad he ate her...

It's Random a Dozen time! Lidna at 2nd Cup of Coffee always provides us with some fun questions.

1. How do you feel about "Gladiator" sandals, also called "Roman" or "Jesus" sandals? A fashion yea or nay?
I will be able to get some great pictures of some of the latest sandals next week because I will be chaperoning "latin convention"...a last-time chaperoning event for me...dd is graduating. Check my 365 next week, surely there will be gladiators, and their sandals!!! (personally, i think they're gross and cut your leg OFF at the ankle, making you look a foot shorter...but that's just me (just curious...Did you catch the 'funny' in my title?...gladiator, get it?--"I'm not so glad he ate her"...hahahaha, well, I thought it was funny.
2. What is your favorite pizza?
asparagus, marinate/grilled salmon and gorgonzola,yummo!...and a thin crust
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?
[Ex: Hurley's "I Love my Shih tzu" shirt from LOST, the plantation home "Tara" from Gone With the Wind, or Tracy's tambourine from the Partridge Family.] I
want the "WALL of hdtv/3d/computers" used by LL Cool J (Sam Hanna) during NCIS: Los Angeles  - ncis-los-angeles photo NCIS Los's the coolest thing...he stands there moving his hands, swinging them to the right and throwing a large screen on the next wall...too cool, Cool J! (I used to work in a network management center using LARGE wall boards with computer data...we would have "sold our souls" for something as responsive as SAM's screens :)
4. Name a local food or restaurant that your area is famous for.
Right around the corner and down the street, behind the new substation the power company built, there is an open, public lot where a complete acre or two bushes continue to THRIVE...We all keep check on when the bushes start to bud, so we can be some of the first to pick their deliciousness...and they're free to boot! My oatmeal is eagerly waiting their arrival this year.

5. What is your current favorite snack?
OKRA CHIPS (Fresh Market)... just like southern fried okra! but...vacuum fried (resulting in less fat than traditional frying methods) and lightly salted for an ultimate snacking sensation!
Serving Size: ~10 Chips, Cal:120, Tot Fat: 2.5g,Choles: 0mg, Sodi:35mg, Carbo: 21g, Fiber:6g, Sug:0g, Prot: 2g

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, or
C. Survivor?
DANCING WITH THE STARS would be my choice...I've got rhythm even though it wouldn't be very pretty with all my 'jiggles'...I'd for sure lose weight though!!
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?
An 8 is probably where I fall, without going out and cleaning it before I answer this question. It needs some vacuuming but the bigger trash is removed before we get out each time. I have a habit of using little handwipes before eating at a drive through...and after wiping my hands, i always wipe around the general area of the driver's seat and steering wheel. It helps keep the pollen at bay.
8. It doesn't feel like Spring until _________.
This is one of the most beautiful dogwood trees. I look forward to seeing it in bloom every Spring. Located on Kennesaw Due West Road - about a block east of Kennesaw Mountain High School.
All our dogwood trees and azaleas have blossomed in ALL their glory...mine are still holding back a little, so i used old pictures.
9. Something that made you laugh really hard recently is ____.
BS&K will probably post about her having heard a snippet about GUAM it makes me laugh just thinking about it I won't grab her thunder. May I reiterate, many politicians from Georgia do a VERY GOOD job representing us in Washington, DC and having COMMON sense without "using metaphors".
10. Tell me about a goal you're working toward.
FINISHING all the 'senior stuff' with letters, memories, decorating, planning parties, sending invitations and enjoying her doing her normal chores around the house these last few weeks of her being with us in our house. I'm beginning to be tired from all of these crazy and expensive traditions 'expectations'.

I'll truly be exhausted by time this is all completed: you know--college admissions offices answered, financials confirmed, entertained guests are back at home, other seniors' gifts/cards purchased, others' parties attended, photographed, then our own clean up, followed by shopping for dorm rooms, and preparing myself to unchain her from the bed. ;) (p.s. I DID FINISH her locker decoration TODAY!
Big "woo to the hoo"...that's for you, Liddie! The picture to the left
is NOT a picture of the actual project...just a 'mock up draft' to get my thoughts together
11. Share a thought-provoking or inspiring quote this week.
12. Name one thing you do as a parent you absolutely know will make your kids happy. If you're not a parent, feel free to substitute "friend" or nomenclature.
OH, THERE ARE SO MANY THINGS, HOW CAN I CHOOSE JUST ONE? When she's off to college, I believe she'll miss my 'home-cooked' meals and fresh smoked/grilled fish or pork ribs are hard to beat...CANNOT be mimicked in a dorm microwave, that's 'fer shurr'.
Go over to Liddie's and jump on the McLinky wagon. :) We always have FUN!
Jer. 33:3 "Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know."Blessings!


2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Wow, it is crazy posting here; you're not kidding, but well worth the scroll. You are a pizza connoisseur. And your blueberry story made me jealous! thanks for playing, Skoots!

Sarah said...

I'd love that wall computer screen thingy from NCIS LA too! It's like an iphone but bigger!

Jill said...

Your quote cracked me up. Hope you survive your daughter's graduation!

Mary said...

I SO wish I had thought of that wall on NCIS-LA! That's is the coolest, isn't it? I mean, anything that grabs McGee's attention (from NCIS) has got to be way cool!

Joyce said...

I'm glad you explained the title....I'm a little slow this morning...not enough coffee yet : )

I love the blueberry bushes...lucky you!

I have one graduating from university. I had to make a DVD for a senior night her sorority had recently and I confess I watch it about once a day and feel a little teary. That's kind of sad but true : ) Enjoy your senior...I'm enjoying the college years with my girls.

Kirsty said...

hah! Great title!!!!
That computer wall thingy would be all sorts of awesome!
Good luck with the graduation!

SouthLakesMom said...

My daughter is a Latin-nut too! She's only in 10th, but has been taking it since 3rd (before we went to public school). But because the public school doesn't teach it until 9th, she doesn't have a lot of 'crazy Latin kids' to accompany her, alas...

Sounds like you need a spa vacation once DD is launched!

SusanD said...

Oh I can't wait for strawberry and blueberry season here. The NCIS LA wallboard is def a must have. Thanks for sharing. Blessings, SusanD

Robin @ Be Still and Know said...

Glad he ate's to early for a play on words.

and yes I did include the Guam video this week! I'm giggling right ow just thinking about it!

See ya in a bit>

Just Breathe said...

I love pizza, that one sounds different, do you make it yourself?
I like the items you have on it.

Nel said...

What a fun post! What a busy time for you. I love the dogwoods and azalea's, they are beginning to pop here. Hope you have a great week.

until next time... nel

Abiding Branch said...

when I got my Dyson I cracked the kids up by proclaiming, "this vacuum sucks really good!!!" they still laugh at me. You should have seen their faces!

And your #3 made me remember the "air" computers on Minority Report! Those would be awesome or the entire house from Back to the Future #2.

Great answers!

Kim said...

Thin crusts rule! :-) Most of the bloggers I've read so far prefer thin crust.

Seriously jealous of your okra chips!

Will look forward to your gladiator photos :-)

Thena said...

Salmon pizza not to sure about that one.

Cathy said...

Yummy! Love blueberries. I got to pick them once.

Pam from alertandorientedx4 said...

Gracious! That pizza sounds like to die for...just add some feta....yumm. My oldest graduated HS last year...have 3 more to year, 2013 and 2014...if they make it that long. My chaperoning days are still looming.

Jenny said...

That pizza sounds delicious, but I would be the only one eating it in my house. No one else thinks outside the box when it comes to pizza toppings except me.

Sassy Granny ... said...

You are one creative lady! I enjoyed the pictures as much as the post.