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Wednesday, September 02, 2009

A Random Dozen

1. When you go to Wowmart, what one thing do you get every single time, besides a funky-wheeled squeaking cart full of frustration?
There isn't 1 thing.. I'm not a grocery shopper, so I'm always there for just a few random items. Yesterday I bought rocks for my fish bowl, and rubbermaid drawers to organize my desk. The day before I bought shampoo, conditioner, lotion, face wash, soap, etc.. I suppose what I buy most frequently is Stride Spearmint gum.

2. What is something that people are currently "into" that you just don't get or appreciate?
Graphic tees with interesting slogans like, "I'm cranky, keep your distance" or "Single and NOT looking for you" or "Tell me why this body doesn't have a boyfriend??"

3. What is something that really hoists your sail that other people might feel "ho-hum" about?
Serving yourself more than you can eat, then throwing away good food. The whole "there are starving kids in Africa" [and everywhere really], and I can't stand to think you're wasting food and not being grateful.

4. Favorite song to sing in the shower or car?
There's this song in Spanish called Sumergeme; it took me through a pretty icky part of life and I absolutely love it! It's a song about being dry, empty, and weary, and crying out to God for the refreshing power of His Spirit. Translated, the lyrics are:
Tired of the road, thirsty for You; a desert I have crossed, without forces I have remained; I come to You. I fought as the soldier and sometimes I suffered, and although I have won the battle, my armor has eroded, I come to You. You submerge me in the river of Your Spirit, I need to refresh this dry heart, thirsty for You.
[True story!]

5. A really great salad must have this ingredient:
I can't pick 1! My perfect salad contains spinach, grilled chicken, strawberries, and walnuts. Yummo!

6. Advice in a nutshell to new bloggers (one or two sentences):
Represent yourself, but in somehow/someway, you have to appeal to your desired readers. Also, unless it's real good, you will lose readers if it's too long. Use pictures!

7. What was the alternate name that your parents almost named you? Do you wish they had chosen it instead of the one they gave you?
There was no alternate girl name, but if I had been a boy I would have been either Jared or Jacob (and twin sister would have been the other name). Being a girl, I like Jewel much better!

8. What in your life are you waiting for?
An apology, an email from Cambodia, Spring 2011 [graduation], and a faster metabolism.

9. You get a package in the mail. What is it, and who is it from?
It could be 1 of 2 things. A package from Rachel Surber, who visited Cambodia and has a few special things that my friends sent back with her. Or, a 4 books that I ordered from Relevant Magazine. The first I am waiting most anxiously on!

10. Today--what song represents you?
Bubbly by Colbie Caillat

11. What
is one thing that blogging has taught you about yourself?
I've found a more sarcastic side to my humor.. and I'm trying to control it.

12. How are you going to (or how did you) choose the clothes you're wearing today? What do they say about you in general or specifically how you're feeling today?
Today (and for the next 5 days), I don't have a choice of attire. I'm at IWU now and working freshmen orientation. Our team has coordinating shirts that indicate "we know what we're doing, and you can ask us questions." I'm on my way to work dorm move-in, and I'm wearing a shirt that says: "Wildcat Moving Team -- What can I do for you?" Cute right?


Deven said...

So do you have to wear the same shirt all those days? That would be kinda gross after a while, especially after moving in.

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Jewel--this was awesome. Your first question made me think of another question to ask next week ... #2: I don't wear the tee's that say things, but I do enjoy reading other people. #4: That is really interesting. You are a deep girl ... why are you reading MY blog?? Number was a GREAT answer. Good for you for helping the freshmen. If you meet a girl named Kayla Williams, tell her I said HI. It will freak her out.

Jewel said...

Deven, we have 3 shirts. The move in shirt is to be worn today and Friday during move-in; then we have 2 official NSO shirts to be worn Friday evening, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. But the likelihood of me doing laundry this weekend is pretty slim. The trick: If you wear another shirt under the NSO shirt the 1st time, it's still clean the 2nd time! HA

Lid, Kayla Williams? Check! I'll remember her name.

Susanne said...

Your salad sounds wonderful! I am a huge spinach fan!

Dena said...

Nice to meet you, I came over from Linda's. :) The tees you mentioned cracked me up, but yeah, I don't get why people wear those either.