Thursday, October 29, 2009

Random Dozen #9



1. Tell me something about your favorite teacher.
My favorite teacher from my elementary days was a little German lady named Miss Siebert. I had her for both 3rd and 4th grade. She always made me feel like I could accomplish anything that needed to be done. But the thing I remember most about her was that she would not put up with any whining. I struggled with having eczema on my hands, and the kids would make fun of me. I went whining to her about it one day. She turned red and grabbed me by the shoulders and shook me and said that she was tired of me feeling sorry for myself! And so I learned that people do not want to hear your problems. (Imagine in today's world if Miss Siebert shook a student!)


2. Tell me about one pivotal moment in your life.
You mean besides the one above? Actually, I think there are many pivotal points in a person's life. Every decision you make changes the path you're on. For example, when I lived at home, my parents were frequently coming up to So. Illinois (we lived in Florida) to visit relatives. Once I was old enough to have a job, I usually stayed home while they traveled. But in 1975, for some reason, I decided to go with them. While visiting my granny, I met my future hubby, and the rest is history.

3. About favorite colors--a lot of people will ask you what it is, but I want to know why it is. What feeling or memory does it evoke?
For many years, my favorite color was blue. I wanted everything blue. I think maybe because blue is calming and serene, just like me ... Lately, I've decided that burgundy is my new fave. I think it looks warm and rich.

4. What's a sure sign that you're getting older?
My love for sleep is increasing.

5. Please don't sermonize, but Halloween--is it a yes or no for you?
No Halloween, no way, shape or form. (Too bad I can't sermonize, this is a topic I am passionate about!)

6. What's your favorite musical?
(I can't believe Linda is asking this question!) My all time favorite musical would be "Sound of Music." My second favorite is Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Cinderella" starring Leslie Ann Downes.

7. Are you more of a city mouse or country mouse?
First of all, when it comes to mice ... EWWWW! I would like to be a city mouse because there are fewer mice to get into my house! Right now, I'm a country mouse surrounded by fields, where field mice like to play and then try to get into people's houses.

Seriously, it's always been a dream of mine to live in the city where I can get pizza delivered to my door, where Wal-Mart is less than 5 minutes away and where libraries are just around the corner ...

8. Did you know that it is possible, for a small fee, to name a real star after someone? (It's true! Google it!) If someone were to name a star for you, would you appreciate it for its whimsy and romance, or would you say, "Are you kidding me? For $19.95 we could have gone to the movie and actually bought popcorn." This question comes from Paula at His Ways Are Not Our Ways.
Well, yeah! I'd love to have a star named after me! My love language is words of affirmation; I'm pretty sure having a star named after you would feel like a good word.

9. What's the craziest thing you've ever been doing and texted during it? I only thought of this b/c I was about to try to text during my walking video but I didn't. Paula, you do know that this blog is rated G, right?
Texting while at a stoplight. It is a known fact that if you want a long stoplight to do something, it will immediately turn green. It's like "Jerri's Law" or something.

10. "It's not a party unless _______."
It's not a party unless we play Apples to Apples! I've taken this game to every party I'm ever invited to since I first discovered it. Also, it is required for a party to have some form of chocolate served.

11. When you're stuck in traffic or a waiting room, what do you do to pass the time? PS: There are no magazines available.
Play TextTwist Turbo on my cell phone, or make notes in my planner. Once I've done that for awhile, if I still have to wait, I imagine a dream home and decorate it in my mind.

12. If you weren't yourself, would you be friends with you?
Well, I'm kind of shy, so I don't know if I'd approach me to introduce myself or not. (This concept cracks me up.) But once I got to know me, I believe we'd be best friends! *grin

If you'd like to read other random answers, visit Linda at 2nd Cup of Coffee.

4 comments:

Jewel said...

I enjoyed reading your answers, Jerri! Oh, I do remember the days when teachers did get physical with the students! It always frightened me.
AND I was introduced to Apples to Apples last Thanksgiving when we played games after dinner! I loooove it!! :-)
Thanks so much for coming by my blog!

Karen said...

Loved your answer for #2...#6 has two of my favorite musicals...I would just add on "The King and I"...#12 cracks ME up....

Susanne said...

Great answers, Jerri!

I love burgundy too and love to use it as accent colors.

An interesting thing, imagining a dream home and decorating it while sitting in a waiting room. I never thought of that. I'll have to give it a try next time.

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Jerri! Loved the answers.

OK, you're not going to believe this, but I remember the Rodgers and Hammerstein Leslie Anne Downes version, and I thought she was so pretty, and I loved the song, "Once Upon a Dream." Isn't that song in there? The prince went on to play a character on General Hospital, Alan Quartermaine.

#2:one of my favorite answers to this question.

#5: with ya, but we're in the minority.

Thanks for playing this week. Hope to see you next week, too.