Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Crazy's time for the Weekly Random

Welcome to Week 8 of the Random Dozen meme hosted by Linda at 2nd cup of Coffee. If you want to play along just answer the questions on your own blog and link your answers here for all the world to see. Well, all the blog world anyway. Well everyone who reads Linda's blog at least. are mine-

1.Candy corn: Your thoughts?

Here's the problem with candy corn...If I eat just one or two, fine. However I lack self discipline when it comes to a candy bowl sitting within arms reach so I end up eating far too many and then I feel sick. Yeah, I'm like a 5 year old that way. I've heard that if you dump a bowl of salted peanuts in with the candy corn and eat a handful it tastes just like a Payday. I'm afraid to try it...I don't need anything else to love. As an aside here-can you believe I just wrote 5 full sentences answering a question about candy corn? Yes...I imagine you can.

2. Briefly, what was the first conversation you ever had with your spouse? (or best friend, if you're not married.) (Or someone significant, like your librarian.)

"How did you get that black eye? And broken hand?" (and fyi-that convo was with the man I eventually married, not my librarian) We were college students-what more can I say?

3. Could you ever become a vegetarian?


4. Have you ever dressed up your pet in a costume?

well, now that you mention it....this is our sweet pup ready to trick or treat in an old ballet tutu that belonged to one of my daughters. It is sparkly and has a Spanish dancer feel to it...

Dixie was initially less than thrilled and spent the first fifteen minutes running in a circle trying to remove it however that only made it look like she was dancing and really getting into the spirit of it all so we laughed and took pictures and she got over it. I have better pictures of the day but I discovered this morning that there is yet one more box of scrapbooking items to unpack somewhere in this house.

I wrote a whole post about this picture which you can read here. This is Dixie getting ready to spread some Christmas cheer in our little English village. We like to call her a party girl...she is one happy pup and if she were a person we know she would be on everybody's A list.

5. Name something about childhood that you miss (like Clark Bars, Teaberry Gum, Malibu Barbie, cracking fake eggs on people's heads with your fist and "It's the Great Pumpkin" airing only once a year).

Little sister and I loved them...I can't believe they haven't brought those back...tiny little dolls and each came with some sort of accessory or fun add on...there was Babe who came with a little yellow sports car, Lola came with a mini sailboat, etc. I even had a little kiddle house-so much fun for little girls. And little girls still play with paperdolls? We'd spend hours cutting out the clothes and dressing them and putting them into families.

6. Have you ever won a trophy? If not, what do you deserve a trophy for?

Nothing significant comes to mind but I'm pretty sure if they were handing out trophies for wordiest blog posts I'd get a blue ribbon.

7. When do you think is the appropriate time to begin playing Christmas music each year?

Once the weather gets cool I start thinking about Christmas and once I start thinking about Christmas bring on the music. But only at a store I don't want to hear it until the day after Thanksgiving.

8. What's your favorite board game?

I like most games so this one is tough....backgammon, yahtzee, scattegories, dominoes (mexican train), rummikub...did I mention I like games?

9. How do you feel about surprises (receiving, not giving)?

We're talking good surprises here right, as in, "Surprise...Happy Birthday!" If that's the case I'm okay with it. I don't care for ugly surprises but then I suppose nobody does.

10. Is it easy for you to say, "I'm sorry?"

yes I think so

11. What is your favorite candle scent?


12. October is traditionally "open house" time in public schools. If you had a literal open house in your home (like a reception) what light snacks would you serve visitors and what would you show them (as in art projects, graded papers) that would uniquely represent you?

I'm not sure I get this question...well, except for the food part which of course I always get.... As far as my 'stuff' goes...probably a scrapbook, some photographs of my family taken of our adventures living abroad. As far as the food goes, since it's an 'open house' I'd probably say...a nice glass of champagne, cheese and cracker tray (definitely a good Brie, a chunk of Parmesan and a blue cheese too) and then of course something wonderfully decadently chocolate.


  1. haha! love your candy corn answer! once i start i can't stop!!! and yes, peanuts & candy corn are totally addicting heehee

  2. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I cannot believe I forgot all about Little Kiddles!!!!! I! LOVED! THOSE!

  3. I'd really like to know where the black eye and broken hand came from. Great opening line!

  4. Great answers. Your dog is cute! Candy corn and peanuts combo sound good!...Blessings.

  5. Love Dixie and sure she spread a lot of Christmas cheer.

    Blessings and prayers, andrea

  6. I'll have to try adding the nuts to candy corn. YUM. It would probably be a little better for you in a South Beach Diet sort of way.. adding a little fat and some protein to the sugar.. might 'slow down the sugar' some.

    You doggie is too cute. : )

  7. Good answers. I've never heard of Little Kiddies. I must be too old. LOL!

  8. At least if you eat the candy corn with the peanuts you are getting a little protein...right??...that makes it all OK...right?? Yeah I thought so...

    Unfortunately if I waited until it got cool I might never get to hear Christmas music...90 and sunny today in good old CA...but I'd much rather be where it is cool...

    Great comments thanks for sharing

    P.S. I did win the if I could only win the lottery...

  9. I loved playing with paper dolls too! That sure brought back memories!

  10. Oh I loved Kiddles too! That totally brought back fun memories.
    You should totally try the candy corn and peanuts!
    I'm just sayin' :)

  11. Ohhhhh! Champagne! I am most definitely coming to YOUR open house! And all those yummy cheeses! Mmmmm mmmm!

    I remember Kiddles! And you're RIGHT! Why haven't they brought them back?! I'm trying to remember though, if I remember them from my OWN childhood, or from my eldest daughter.... But I dO remember paper dolls too! MY favorites were the "magic stick" ones where you just rubbed the outfit on the doll and static held it on! Do you remember that? But I had all kinds of cut out and punch out dolls too! LOVED them! hehehe... THANKS for THAT memory!

  12. Hmmm, I'm thinking I might try the candy corn and peanuts just to see if it is really true 'cause I love paydays.
    And I'm glad that I'm not the only "wordy" answerer! :-)

  13. Joyce,

    You are like me with candy corn. They should post a disclaimer on the back that you can't eat just one. It would save me a lot of calories and that overly full feeling. Like yesterday, I couldn't stop eating them.

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

  14. i see my candy corn answer is an unpopular one. ;) love the tutu! we plan to grab one of the girl's tutus this year as well. love it!