Tuesday, April 20, 2010

I Write the Randoms that the Whole World Reads

Okay, maybe not the whole world but a few of you read here. It Looks like we made it...to another weekly random. How many Barry Manilow lyrics can I incorporate into this post? More than one apparently. Come play along by answering this week's questions on your own blog...be sure to link your answers over at 2nd cup of Coffee...we can't smile without you. Okay I'll stop now.

1. Ever had any run-ins with the "library police?"

Well, nothing on the scale of George Washington, that’s for sure. Maybe a few cents here and there...

2. Do you have a special organizational plan and place for wrapping paper, gift bags, etc., or do you just purchase whatever you need as you give gifts?

Hmmm…organizational plan? That would probably be good. Lets say at the moment I have a semi-organized plan. What I have is organized but I don’t have much in stock.

3. Have you ever been in (first-hand witness) a natural disaster?

Not really. We did experience a hurricane in Maryland one year that downed some huge trees, one of which crushed my neighbors car...we lost power for several days too. Hubs was out of town and it was my birthday and my mom was visiting. We played a lot of board games by the light of our camping lantern. I’ve had better birthdays.

4. What's your favorite Barry Manilow song?

I’m going with Weekend in New England but it could also be I Write the Songs or of course, Mandy. My hubs once rode in an elevator with Barry Manilow and his bodyguard. That would be Barry's bodyguard, not my hubs bodyguard...my hubs doesn't actually require a bodyguard.

5. What's the best costume you've ever worn?

Nothing really stands out..when I taught school and I was required to be dressed in costume for a class Halloween party I was either Raggedy Ann or a chef. Not sure you'd call them great costumes but I could manage the costume and a room full of kindergartners who had consumed too many treats, all without losing my mind so for me they were great. And the kids loved them.

6. Which do you use more often, the dictionary or the thesaurus?

It’s a toss up. I love words. Have I mentioned that here before?

7. What's your favorite breakfast food?

I love eggs fixed any which way (except raw, ala Rocky) but my absolute favorite breakfast is probably French Toast. I couldn’t begin to even guess when I last had any though. My standard breakfast these days is a bowl of Special K with Red Berries and skim milk. It’s pretty good.

8. Have you ever purchased anything from an infomercial?

Only one thing. Well technically it was 7 things. It was a Time-Life CD set of seventies music. And it was/is fantastic. This was shortly before my hubs 40th birthday and I was throwing him a 70s’ themed party so we’d been looking for music from our youth. We had been over at a friend’s house and had come home very late. Exceedingly late. We flipped on the TV and the infomercial for the CD set was playing. Hubs got a little carried away in all the excitement and after he placed the order he felt the need to phone our friends and share the good news. Ooops. Forgot it was the middle of the night. Fortunately they were good friends. We still listen to that set a lot and it was worth every single solitary penny. The day it arrived we invited our friends over and we sat in our family room and listened to the entire set (yes, seven complete discs) while the kids played downstairs in our playroom. They periodically opened the door and shouted, “Would you parents turn that music down??!!”

I figured there'd be lots of Barry Manilow links on the Random today so instead I'm going to link to a song from the set we bought that we’d all completely forgotten about until we heard it on the CD...ya gotta love the 70's.

9. Have you ever crawled through a window?

Uh, no.

10. Do you believe in love at first sight?

Not really. Extreme interest at first sight-yes.

11. How many pairs of jeans do you own?

Roughly five…give or take a pair or four.

12. If someone were going to bake a cake to honor/represent you, what would it be? (Think creatively, like Duff and Crew on "Ace of Cakes.")

Perhaps a suitcase? Windsor Castle? A stack of books? Any of those would work for me.


  1. That seventies music is the best, isn't it! It's the music of my youth...Love the part about turning down the music. LOL

  2. I couldn't think of a single Barry Manilow song and you're incorporating lyrics. Witty....very witty. Raw eggs, ummm no thank you. I won't even eat raw cookie dough. Great cake ideas. Thanks for sharing. Blessings, SusanD

  3. I don't have time to read it all right now...the timer on the stove is telling me to hurry up and brush my teeth and get out the door for a 1st grade field trip. But don't let me forget to come back ...if I don't comment again please come remind me!

  4. Suitcase! Nice!
    Liked the bodyguard comment.
    Have a splendid day! :)

  5. Hope you are having an awesome week.

  6. Great answers and I love the way you incorporated Barry Manilow's work into the post. You've great ideas for a representative cake, too!

  7. Words, you like words, you got to be kidding me. lol I think you like them as much as I do! Loved your answers, you are to funny. I love the kids telling you to turn down the music. Those definitely were good friends! Those CD's sound great. I love the music of the 70's! Carefree days!

    until next time... nel

  8. You are ever so clever and funny today with this one Joyce. :)
    Thanks for the chuckles!

  9. I love how passionate you guys are about things. Calling someone in the middle of the night...I love it! :)
    I had forgotten about that song too!

  10. Love the 70s music! That's definitely one thing my husband and I can agree on (he's 7 years older)! I am going to look up that CD set and see if they are still selling it. (Do you think after 10 years--yes, I said it--they'll still have it?!)

  11. What? No Copacabana? The hottest spot north of Havana. Here, at the Copa....Copacabaaaaanaaaaa.

    Sorry, getting carried away.

    I might just be a Fanilow.

  12. Loved reading your answers. I am a true Barry fan. Have seen him several times. My husband took me two years ago to his show in Vegas. You should have seen me in the gift store, I went crazy!!!

  13. Yae! I made it back! And ... because I love your answers so much...

  14. I really liked your cake answer! Extreme interest at first sight made me laugh out loud :)

  15. Loved your opening. I think you should've kept going. :P

    What? You're hubby doesn't need a bodyguard?

    Oh, my kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Antonini also dressed up like Raggedy Ann. Good memories.

  16. This generation has really missed out on Barry Manilow, it just doesn't get any better!