Monday, January 18, 2010

Random Dozen

I saw this Random Dozen on Christen's blog, and she got it from here. I'm sorta feeling blahgy again today but this looked fun and quick! And it was.

1. When was the last time you craved a food--what was it, and did you crave?
Last week. I was craving cucumber sandwiches like my friend Molly makes. I bought some cucumbers when I was picking up some stuff I needed for Bunco and I bought a loaf of white bread (horror!) and made myself one. It hit the spot.

2. M & M's or Skittles?
Neither. I hate chocolate so I don't eat M&Ms, and I don't like Skittles either. By the way, I have FOURTEEN sugar-free days under my belt (though I did have some ketchup with my fries at FiveGuys yesterday) but that's pretty much the only sugar I've had in two weeks.

3. Have you ever read the Bible completely through?
Nope. Working on it (again) this year.

4. How long does it take you to really wake up in the morning?
Not long--just a couple of minutes. Especially since John always has the coffee ready for me.

5. Have you ever been on a cruise? If not, would you like to?
Never been on one. I think I might like it, especially if it was an Alaskan cruise. I have a few doubts though because I went on a whale watching tour a few years ago in San Diego and I felt like I was "bobbing" for about two weeks after I got home. I had something strange going on with my inner ears and it was the weirdest sensation.

6. Who is your favorite actress?
Oh wow, I don't know. I love Reese Witherspoon and Amy Adams. I also like Keri Russell and Natalie Portman. And Emma Thompson. And Maggie Gyllenhaal.

7. ______ is something that I will just never understand.
Uh, math. Or maybe physics. But seriously, I don't understand how people can not forgive.

8. How much of a technology junkie are you?
On a scale of 1-10, I'm probably a 5. I think it's all VERY cool but I don't have a lot of cool gadgets and devices. I don't mind admitting that I'm coveting the Apple tablet that has the technological world buzzing and is rumored to debut as early as next week. I covet a lot of techy stuff. I just don't have the cash to buy it all.

9. Do you enjoy selecting greeting cards for people, or is it more of a cultural "have to" for you?
I don't enjoy it at all.

10. When was the last time you got a new style/haircut?
I got my hair cut and colored (highlights) two months ago. I told John on the way to church yesterday that I need another cut, but I'm going to wait a little longer. I like to get the most bang I can for my buck so I will probably stretch my highlights a little further too. It's mainly because I'm cheap and I hate spending the money.

11. What do you enjoy shopping for most?
I just really don't like to shop. I don't mind wandering around the Apple store or Anthropologie from time to time but I rarely buy anything when I'm there.
Actually, you know what? I was in Denver yesterday and went in Jo-Ann Fabric and Crafts (the one right by your old house, Joanne!) because I needed to get some fabric to make a costume for Abbey. I think I actually like shopping for crafty stuff. I'm not a great crafter, but the craft store is a happy place for me!

12. What's the last thing you think of before you leave the house?
I have a mental checklist:
Is my CHI turned off? Do I have my purse? Do I have my list? Do I have my phone? Do I have my gloves? Is Jack in the house? Does Jack have plenty of water? Is there anything out that Jack might get into while I'm gone? Is the sliding door locked? Is the stick in the door track? Are the windows closed/locked? After my purse was stolen out of my van last year I'm super paranoid about break-ins.


Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

Too funny, Meredith! I just posted this exact meme today, after seeing it on several blogs I read and thinking, those are some good, random questions :) Enjoyed reading yours, and still amazed at the sugar (and chocolate) thing. Glad you got to eat at Five Guys though, we love that place! And I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who doesn't enjoy shopping. I'm also anxiously awaiting info on the apple tablet, I heard a rumor it might be called iSlate, kinda cool! :) Money will be an issue though, I think. Might have to cave and get a Kindle instead!

Have a great day and a wonderful week :)

Tiffani said...

I LOVED reading this!! I enjoy doing a random meme every now and then (especially when feeling BLAHgy) ;)

We love all the same actresses and I think about all the same things when I leave..primarily "what can the dog can get in to"!!

Elizabeth said...

Randomness is my friend right now!

I LOVE Anthropologie, and I was in one on Saturday in Dallas. I got so overwhelmed with excitement that I had to leave. I went back and bought a couple gifts, but I really want to go back and shop for myself. But it's crazy expensive!

I do not enjoy shopping for greeting cards at all, either!

Deena said...

14 Days? 14 Days? Did you say 14 Days? Wow! I'm impressed. I should try to go 14 hours without sugar.

Carpool Queen said...

I like to wander, but I'm not a big shopper. I just like getting inspired.

And I don't like M&Ms or Skittles, either. I want a loaded baked potato.

Amber said...

Randomness is my friend. And I love these little memes because you can learn so much about a person just by a few questions.


Gina said...

Did I ever mention that I think we are twins separatd at birth- by a day- and a few years- and geography?
I hate to buy cards- they are so syrup-y and my friends know that I am NEVER that sweet.
Oh, and you and I can rock the Hot Tamales!

Gretchen said...

Lurve this, and might swipe one of these days. I love hearing all the little details about one another that make us tick.

What a naughty girl, craving a cucumber sandwich! :) I can't remember the last time I craved a vegetable. But you know what? That does sound pretty tasty, now that you mention it.

Becca~CapturingSimpleJoys said...

How fun! Good for you on the no sugar thing and I'm totally with you on not understanding math.

Megan O. said...

Mer! I am so so so impressed that you are so faithfully doing the "no sugar" thing again. I totally blew it between Thanksgiving and Christmas and I was too ashamed to admit it to you. :( I NEED to do it again. I just felt so much better when we were doing it. Major kudos to you, girl!

Moriah @ Please Pass the Salt said...

I don't much care for greeting cards either.

But I LOVE to shop! ha ha And I also love the craft store - a very happy place.