Monday, April 3, 2017

30 MORE Totally Random Questions

Back in January, I posted 40 Totally Random Questions and answered them in a post here on the blog. Honestly, it was a little bit out of desperation to maintain my January writing momentum, but it was actually a lot of fun. Some other bloggers answered the same questions on their blogs which made it even more amusing. So, I decided to do it again. This time, however, I'm only doing 30 - many of them are two-part questions, though! 

Want to play along? Great! Copy and paste into your own blog post. Then, replace my answers with your own! Let me know here in the comments or on Facebook so I can read your answers, too. 

1-Do you have a lucky number and why is it lucky?
I suppose my lucky number is 12. It was the number on my high school sports jerseys and I got married on 12-12 (December 12). I don't really ever rely on it, though.

2-Do you believe in ghosts? Have you ever seen one?
I'm not really sure if I believe in them. I have never seen one myself, but have seen stories and TV shows about people who have - or think they have. I don't think it would surprise me either way if I ever found out a definitive answer to the existence of ghosts.

3-What kind of music do you like most and what is the last song you downloaded??
I mostly listen to country, although my kids have recently decided they HATE country music. When we're in the minivan, they like to listen to a radio station that plays "The Best of the 80s, 90s, and Today" which is fun, too. The last song I downloaded was, "The Fighter" by Keith Urban with Carrie Underwood. 

4-Do you play any instruments? If not, what instrument would you like to learn?
I play the piano!! I took lessons for many years as a kid. It doesn't come naturally to me, but I can still plunk out a tune. I also played the clarinet in 7th-8th grade band, but couldn't even begin to play it now! I would love to learn to play guitar.

5-Which personality trait of yours is your most favorite? Least favorite?
Hmmmm. My most favorite(s) would probably be that I'm organized and compassionate. My least favorites(s) would be that I tend to over-analyze and stress out about things. I'm definitely a Type A! :-) 

6-What is the furthest you have traveled from where you live?
David and I traveled to Paris, France in 2012! (Oh my! Has it really been almost 5 years?!?!) 

7-If you could be invisible for a day, what would you do? 
would probably follow my kids around to see what they do and how they act all day at school, then hide from them when they all got home! 😆

8- If you were making a time capsule today for your great-great grandchildren100 years in the future, what are some things you would include?
I would include an iPad with lots of pictures and music on it (with a charger and instructions on how to use it).I would also include some news articles, books, and recipes that have been handed down through generations. 

9-If you could remain the same age for eternity, what age would you choose and why?
NOT 40!! Also not high school and not pregnancies (25-30), so that means I would probably end up choosing to repeat my early twenties. I was a newlywed and, if I could do things a little differently, we would do less working and more traveling during those years when we didn't have kids and so many other responsibilities. 

10- Do you think it's okay to lie to someone in order to spare his/her feelings?
It totally depends on the situation. In general, I think it's okay if it is regarding something that's fairly insignificant. For example, telling your friend you love her new hairstyle when you actually think it's awful is acceptable because telling the truth won't change anything and would actually have a negative effect. However, if it is something more significant or something that is affecting your relationships, then you should be compassionate, but honest. 

11-If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would buy?
Home renovations! 

12 -When you go to the movies, do you get popcorn or candy? If candy, which kind?
Definitely popcorn with plenty of butter on it! My kids prefer candy - usually Skittles.

13- Speaking of movies, what is the last one you saw in a theater?
I saw Beauty and the Beast with two of my daughters the day it opened. It was awesome!

14 - If you had to, which of your 5 senses would you choose to live without?
By process of elimination, I would probably choose smell. I wouldn't be able to do all things things my kids need me to do (i.e. driving!) if I lost my sight. I'm already losing my hearing and it is frustrating. I wouldn't want to lose touch because then I couldn't feels hugs and kisses from the people I love. Maybe, if I lost my sense of taste, I would also lose some weight, but never tasting tacos or chocolate again?!?! No thanks. That leaves smell as the least essential one in my book.

15 - What were your best and worst subjects in high school?
My best subject by far was English - grammar, vocabulary, reading. Easily, my worst was math. Those are both still true today!

16 - What were the mascot and colors of your high school?
We were the Panthers and our colors were red, black, and white. 

17- What time is your alarm clock set for and what sound does it make (buzzer, radio, a particular song)?
My alarm clock has two alarms. One is set for 5:30am. That's when I get up on school mornings to get myself ready before waking the kids and getting them out the door. The other is set for 6:30 - the time I usually get up on Sundays to get ready for work at my church. They are both set to the radio.

18 - Are you an early bird or a night owl? Has that changed with age?
Neither! I like my sleep. I neither stay up late nor get up any earlier than I have to. I think the only thing that has changed with age is that I could function on less sleep when I was younger. I seriously don't know how I survived when I had newborns and I cannot even imagine having that consistent lack of sleep in my life right now.

19 - Do you have siblings? Do you like your place in the birth order?
I have a brother who is two years older than me. Because of our gender difference, I don't really think it would have changed much if I had been born first, so birth order isn't really a factor.

20 - If you were only allowed to have one type of dessert for the rest of your life, what would you choose?
OK - clearly I did not think up all of these questions on my own because this scenario makes me very sad. However, if I must choose something, can I just say chocolate? You know, chocolate cake, chocolate cheesecake, chocolate ice cream, chocolate brownies. Chocolate. 

21 - If you had to, could you jumpstart a car or change a flat tire? (This one's for you T!)
No, I could not do either, but I know someone who can and I have a cell phone! 😜
flat tire memes
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22 - Do you cry easily? What's the last thing that made you cry?
I don't cry easily, although my emotions (i.e. hormones) fluctuate a lot more as I 'm getting older. The last time I cried was last week when I heard some sad news about someone I know.

23- Have you or would you ever skydive or bungee jump?
Absolutely NOT!

24 - What was the last thing that make you feel really angry?
Hmmmm . . .I have an answer in my head, but not sure I should go into detail here on the blog. I'll just say it has to do with my daughter's lack of playing time on a current sports team. It sends me into Mama Bear Mode and I may or may not have already typed an email expressing my feelings about the situation.

25 - Do you frequently remember your dreams? What is the last dream you recall?
I rarely remember my dreams, but I did remember one last week. In the dream, it was as if we were moving into a new home and, even though the house wasn't completely finished, we were having people over for a party. Apparently, I hadn't seen the house throughout the building process, because, in my dream, I went downstairs and was very upset by what I saw. The cabinets were the wrong color. There were several different kinds of flooring. I woke up feeling legitimately angry! Guess I've been watching too much HGTV! 

26 - Have you ever been on TV? What for?
Yes! I've actually been on the local news a few times. The first time was when I was a teacher. They had a segment about interesting school programs and did a story on my special needs preschool class going to the local YWCA for weekly swim lessons. The other couple of times it was related to my blog. I've done my Christmas Toys list on air twice and was interviewed with another blogger about the book we were in

27 - Who is the last person you actually called (no texting!)? What was your conversation about? 
My mom. We were catching up on events from the week and discussing my daughter who was sick with he flu for the second time in a month!

28 - Are you a hugger? Other than spouses or children, who is the last person you hugged? 
I'm not much of a hugger. I'm more of a personal space kind of gal. The last person I hugged other than family was a co-worker on her last day before she moved on to a new job.

29 - Have you ever won a contest or random drawing? What was the prize?
I won some books through a blogging contest once. Other than that, I don't recall ever winning a contest or drawing. (Unless you count the time I put my middle daughter's name in a drawing when she was two and she won a bike!)

30 - Using the first letter of your first name, list the following- all beginning with that letter. (i.e. My first name is Lisa, so all mine have to start with and "L".)
  • Food - Linguine
  • Drink - Lemonade
  • Item of Clothing - Leggings
  • Something in the bathroom - Listerine
  • Something in the kitchen - Lemon
  • A city - London
  • A movie - LaLa Land
  • A Book - Little Women
And, there you have it! Hope you enjoyed reading my questions and answers! Play along on your blog or, if your not a blogger, choose a couple to answer in the comments below!


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