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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Another random dozen for Wednesday!

I'm happy to participate in another random Wednesday meme, hosted by Lid at 2nd cup of coffee. Trace the link above to visit Mr. Linky and read the randoms of other bloggers.

1. Tell me the absolute best way to watch a movie.
During the early or late evening, sitting on a comfortable couch, under a blanket, with the lights off, surrounded by my best friends.

2. Do you ever think about your own funeral? If so, do you have specific ideas about how you would like it to be?
I spend much more time thinking about my wedding, but I have thought about my funeral, only wondering who would be there and who might express the deepest grief.

3. Are you more of a giver or a taker?
A giver. Definitely. (Freely we receive, now freely we will give..)

4. Vacations: planned activities and schedules, or play it by ear?
There are five people in my family (now seven with brother-in-law and niece) and when we go on family vacation, everyone gets to plan the events for one day. Often this means trips to the beach or an amusement park are planned in advance, OR days may only be planned the night before as we are going to bed (in my case, which greatly displeases both type-A sisters.)

5. What is one often overlooked item in your home that needs to be cleaned regularly?
This question is more difficult because I live in a dorm. We do a decent job keeping our space clean, but we are at an advantage because it is so small.

6. Name a cause that means a lot to you.
Human trafficking. Click HERE for a blog I wrote after attending a human trafficking forum. Words that come to mind are: fear, powerlessness, humiliation. Human trafficking is modern day slavery; it is a crime against humanity.

7. Do you eat a regular old peanut butter jelly sandwich, or do you customize it? And by the way, jelly or no jelly?
Recently I have been toasting my bread, and I prefer to use strawberry jam.

8. If we were having a conversation in person, how would I know if you were nervous?
I suppose if I kept repeating myself.

9. Do you have an elaborate bedtime routine, or just the basics of toothbrushing and jammies?
Pajamas are usually on well before I go to bed. Otherwise I wash my face, brush my teeth, take out my contacts, read my devotions, and set my alarm(s). Not too elaborate.

10. Have you ever regretted something you wrote on your blog?
No, but I’m sure if I did I would simply delete it and assume everyone had forgotten.

11. Has anyone ever told you that you look like a famous person or celebrity? Did you agree?
Jessica Biel. Disagree.

12. If you were going to dedicate a song to a loved one or friend, what would the song be and to whom would it be dedicated?
Interesting question! I could name a dozen.

We Go Together (John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John) to a few select members of my graduation class.

Obsesion (Aventura) to my friend Alex Ramirez, a Mexican immigrant.

Ain't No Rest for the Wicked (Caged Elephant) to my dear friend Aimee Odum, who sang a wonderful blind & deaf karaoke rendition in Cambodia, and I have never forgotten it.

Better Together (Jack Johnson) to my other half, my twin sister, Jessie

Cry On My Shoulder (Deutschland sucht den Superstar) to Ashton Rank, for the memories of Cambodia and our friend Ki that it brings.

Apple Bottom Jeans (T Pain) to my suitemate Bethany.

(To be continued...)


Janet said...

I like your #4 -- that sounds like a great system!

Great answer on #6 too.

sara said...

I like #4 too! We do that with meals on vacation, but I like the idea of each planning a day! I would be the one planning it the morning of!

and I love PB on warm toast...yum!

Melli said...

LOL! I have one of those kids who would wait until the last minute to plan her day's activity - JUST to drive the others crazy!

You are fortunate to have dorm mates who are tidy! :)

Your cause is a good one...

Mocha with Linda said...

Oh, believe me, I have seen plenty of dorm rooms that look like they've been hit by a tornado! LOL

Fun answers.

ashton said...

ahahaha!! yesssss.

Ain't No Rest for the Wicked & Cry on My Shoulder!!!

some of my all-time favorites :)

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

#4 is a GREAT idea!

#6: I agree.

You are the only dorm-dweller to answer, I'm pretty sure!

Thanks for participating; sorry it took me so long to get around.

Deven said...

Jewel, I LOVE that you're doing these.

#4 is a little like what Stephen's family does. We plan together, though, and everyone has input. It is WAY before we get there, though, or we just wouldn't get around to doing anything while we are there. We did take a vacation together as a huge, extended family where each sibling was in charge of a meal. It was cooking for 50 people every night, which was intimidating to me. Good food. :)

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