Wednesday, September 29, 2010

So, a blonde walks into the random dozen...

It's time for the weekly random dozen which is always lots of fun. Don't worry...brunettes and red heads can play too. Just answer the questions on your own blog and click the donuts to link your answers with the masses.

1. Do you believe, somewhere deep inside, that blondes do indeed have more fun? That they are "dumber" than brunettes or redheads? Be honest.

As the mother of two natural born very intelligent blondes I definitely don't buy the part about being less intelligent. That fun part however, may be true...

My blondies are lots of fun...

2. Which animal would you most like to observe in its wild habitat?

Probably lions or another of the big game creatures. Hubs was in a game preserve in South Africa last week and he got to pet a baby lion. He said the fur was surprisingly coarse...

And since you asked...why yes, I am jealous.

3. This week the UN announced that Dr. Mazian Othman has been appointed the official "Alien Ambassador" should any extraterrestrials contact us. Have you, or has anyone you know, ever seen a UFO?

The story made headlines on Monday but is being denied today. I hope to goodness it is some sort of hoax. If it were found to be true my head might explode. Seriously UN, there are starving children around the world, people living in infinitesimal levels of poverty without so much as a well for water, there are wars and famine and the trafficking of minors for reprehensible stuff...please tell me our money isn't being spent on something too ridiculous to be believed.

Oh wait, I didn't answer the

4. Name your favorite Hitchcock film?

North by's the story of an innocent man mistaken for a spy. He's chased across the country as he tries to stay alive. Oh, and it stars Cary Grant...need I say more?

5. Would you rather spend time at the library, the mall, a craft store, or home?

tough one...depending on the day and my mood I could pick any of those.

6. Which Disney Princess is your favorite?

Belle. She loves books and thinks what's on the inside matters most.

7. What kind of art is your favorite?

This is also a tough one...I love lots of different kinds of art and enjoy spending time in museums and galleries. With art much depends on my mood and what's going on in my life at the moment. If I have to choose a favorite I would probably say the Impressionists. I love Degas' La classe de danse and also his sculpture Little Dancer of Fourteen Years. Monet's Water Lilies would be another favorite. We saw a display of them in the Met this year and they are stunning.

8. How do you feel about viral videos, that is, videos made up by amateurs that end up on Youtube receiving thousands of hits?

I haven't thought too much about it. I've seen some great things on Youtube and I admire the entrepreneurial spirit of people so whatever. I think one of our faves is still the Asian Backstreet is one of the first things I remember seeing on Youtube and it still makes us laugh. They lip synch to Backstreet Boys songs and they are hilarious! It was posted four years ago and its a couple of college students who filmed it on a web cam in their dorm room. There's another random friend at his desk in the background and I think he's playing video games. Mom and Dad's tuition dollars at work! Anyway, these guys look like fun and they've had over 12 million hits. I suppose if you didn't live thru the Backstreet Boys craze with tween girls it might not be as funny to you as it is to us but we loved it when it first appeared.

9. Where do you buy your jeans?

Usually at The Gap.

10. Tell me about your first automobile accident.

I've only had one and it was ugly. I wrote about it here. You will find it under #5 in response to, 'Tell me about the scariest moment you've ever had?"

11. Have you ever been honest when you knew you would benefit more if you were dishonest?

Possibly but nothing is coming to mind on this one.

12. If you were appointed "Ambassador to Aliens" what would you show and tell first about life on earth? What would be the most difficult thing to explain?

Well for starters I'd probably invite them in for a cup of tea and some sort of wonderful chocolaty concoction. I think chocolate could go a long way towards the establishment of inter galactic peace. They can admire the changing seasons from my kitchen window and see what we earthling families are all about.

Most difficult thing to explain...hmmm, its a toss up between our country's political chaos and our unnatural affinity for reality television. I fear the two are not unrelated.


  1. ahahaha! I love your sense of humor. This week it's just as entertaining reading the titles we've come up with as our answers. Thanks for sharing. Blessings, SusanD

  2. Loved your answers. Your girls are gorgeous and I too am jealous of your husband. There is a zoo around 4 hours away from me where you can have your picture taken with a baby lion. It is on my wish list.

    Where are you in NJ? I miss it. We moved away about 2 years ago. West Virginia is NOTHING like NJ.

  3. As our Anne-girl would say, I knew right away that we were "kindred spirits"...and I have never met anyone else who picks Belle as their favorite Disney princess...

  4. Wow, great answers! I enjoyed the Youtube video--hadn't seen it. I'd love to see those boys explain that video to their grandkids one day LOL
    Your car accident was very goodness, we never know what kind of people are around us.
    Funny to think about you giving "aliens" tea and chocolate. I love it!
    Have a great day :)

  5. Loved your title! And my answer to #6 was identical to yours, as you saw.

    I almost put "politics" as the hard-to-explain answer!

  6. I have to agree with you on the U.N. I could't believe when I heard the news that this was something they would be wasting resources on. Really...

    And I too am jealous of your hubby. Lucky him.

  7. I like GAP jeans, too! Your girls looks like lots of fun!
    And no, we are not Facebook friends-you are just a fan of my FB page.
    Are you a goober like my dad? ;)

  8. I would be jealous too. Would be pretty neat to be that close to them without being scared.

  9. hahaha, that last answer was good!
    I´ll have to read up on your accident. I´ve had a few of my own, and they are never fun....

  10. Loved your answers! How awesome that your husband got to pet a baby lion. I totally would have been jealous to!

  11. The pics of your daughters had me cracking up from the get go, that is definitely something my sister would have done given the chance. And I am superjealous of your husband too, you saw that my answer to that question ended in me deciding I just needed to go on a safari.

    I have seen bits and pieces of North By Northwest, particularly the iconic scene where Cary Grant is being chased by that plane.

    And the Asian Backstreet Boys, why have I never seen this video before? Hilarious!!

  12. Enjoyed your answers. You had me laughing as always. Several of our answers were similiar. Great minds think alike...lolol.
    until next time... nel

  13. I love Gap pants but have never tried Gap jeans...hmmm it is Wednesday and I have a Wednesday only 40% off coupon...hmmm...gotta go!!

  14. *Sigh* Cary, you need not say more. I need to watch North by Northwest...I never have.

    Your girls are indeed adorable.


  15. I love that video! Hysterical!!!!

  16. You are so good with titles! Loved your answers, especially to the Alien Ambassador appointee.

  17. Good pick on the princess. :) I have some smart blondes around here though, but I admit that anytime one of them does something dingy we do bring up the hair color issue!

  18. I so agree with you on the chocolate thing!!! I think that the next presidential candidate who promises to dole out free chocolate will be the one who gets my vote!

    LOVED your answers, and your girls are beautiful! Thanks for visiting my blog earlier!!

  19. Love your title! Hadn't thought about 'North by Northwest' either. But then again Hitchcock didn't make any bad films, did he?

    I really need to remember to bookmark you . . .

  20. That fender bender was pretty scary! The video is so funny. Thanks for sharing it. Loved reading your answers. Hope your week is going well.

  21. North by Northwest...that sounds good...I may have to check it out!

  22. I love Belle, too! And I forgot about North by Northwest...great answers!

  23. I loved all your answers - and your sense of humor!

    I think IF I were going to watch a Hitchcock movie, North by Northwest might be the one. You had me at Cary Grant.

  24. Jealous, I get it. ;) We love us some Belle and Degas, too! Degas is our first artist of study this year.... and if I don't get in gear, he may be our only. ;)