20100317

Luck of the Random Dozen

1. On a scale of 1-10, how superstitious are you, honestly? ~ Maybe a 2.  I've done things like drive around the block so my odometer doesn't stop on '666', and things like that.  but i can count on one hand how many instances like that, that i remember.

2.  Julius Caesar is quoted as saying, "I came, I saw, I conquered." Which  circumstance or experience of yours does this saying best describe? ~LOL, nothing comes to mind actually.  A lifetime of making it through with some kind of effort and no sense of complete victory.  To me this saying is reflective of the sense of overwhelming victory.  One of complete domination of the task or experience... and i cannot really say that about anything that comes to mind.

3.  If I peeked in on your day like a mischievous little leprechaun, at  what time would I most likely find you blogging? ~ Hmm... that truly varies from day to day, but if i've not posted or completed my train of thought for a blog by lunchtime, it will probably not get posted that day.

4. Re springing  forward for Daylight Saving Time, is there anything you've ever been  really early or really late for? ~ I used to get to church about four hours early... but then i was on the set up crew... so that probably doesn't count.  My 11th grade English class... i was REALLY bad at English, and i REALLY didn't like my teacher, so i made a conscious effort to be late for his class every morning (it was my 1st period class).  One day, i sat with a friend of mine who was in the same class, in the cafeteria until the late bell rang, then we went to the Library where we sat until five minutes before the class was to end.  We walked in and there was a substitute!  We weren't marked late! LOL

5. What are you most looking  forward to concerning Spring? ~ Warmer weather, taking my beloved on some walks, the Easter season, Mother's Day... rainy days... being able to open up the windows to allow the fresh air to blow through the house...

6. Shamrocks are the national  flower of Ireland and are picked on St. Patrick's Day and worn on the  lapel or shoulder. Do you wear green on St. Patty's Day ~ Yes i do, but this year i realized that i did not own a green shirt.  I know, weird.  So while i was out running errands last night i picked me up one. 8)  And just so my blog doesn't get "pinched today, i have sprinkled green in many of my little buttons. 8)

7. One  of Caesar's assassins, Casca, said, "But, for my own part, it was Greek  to me," which of course means he didn't understand something. Probably  his own lines in the play. Anyway, what is something that is "Greek to  you," something incomprehensible or indecipherable? ~ Women.  I mean it.  How can you all spend so much time talking all around a subject and then not get to the point?  Why is it that if your hair is giving you trouble you (might) cry about it?  How can you have a closet full of clothes and/or shoes and not have anything to wear?  Why is it that women (not necessarily all women) do not understand the need for men to wrestle and bond over competition?  All of these are generalizations, and not all women do these things mentioned here... but women, even my Beloved Wife, are "Greek" to me.  But i do know this about my Beloved, she truly completes me... even if i don't understand her. 8)

8. Is March  behaving more like a lion or a lamb where you live ~ It really began with a roar, but it has settled down into it's mid-day nap.

9. "An extra  yawn one morning in the springtime, an extra snooze one night in the  autumn is all that we ask in return for dazzling gifts. We borrow an  hour one night in April; we pay it back with golden interest five months  later." -Winston Churchill.  If you had one extra hour per day every  day, what would you do with it? ~ Wow... this has been a dream of mine forever... that or an extra day of the week... or even extra day a month.  Right now my priorities would be in spending that time with just my Beloved.  We do not get enough one on one time in my opinion.  The extra hour may not be directly used for that one on one time though.  It will most likely have to be used to get more of the other things done around the house and with the kids that there just isn't time for.

10. Legend says that every  Leprechaun has a pot of gold hidden deep in the Irish countryside. Aside  from real gold or money, what material item would be in your dream pot  of gold? ~ I can honestly say nothing came immediately to mind... but after some thought, i wouldn't mind having some kind of magic device (since we are talking about hypothetical magical situations) that would help me get all of those little jobs done around the house.  Need the tile replaced in the shower?  Poof.  Need to paint the living room?  Poof.  You get the idea.

11. "The best things are nearest: breath in your  nostrils, light in your eyes, flowers at your feet, duties at your hand,  the path of God just before you." Robert Louis Stevenson. Look around  you right now and tell us about something essential or beautiful very  near you that you take for granted every day. ~ Time with my children and Beloved.  Often i am tired or just want to spend time doing something that i am interested in.  Someday, sooner than i may fully realize, they may not be interested in spending time with me (the children, hopefully not my Beloved).

12. Just for a bit  o' fun, click here  (www.blogthings.com/irishnamegenerator/) and then report your Irish  name.  I love it! ~ "Liam O'Brien" ~~~ I've always liked the name Ian and have often thought of changing it... but then no one would call me that... do it would be a waste.


2 comments:

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

You are so thoughtful and witty. Love the answers. I shouldn't play favorites, but this is my fave I've read so far today, and yes, women are "complicated."

Pam Ponder said...

great answers and if you find that magical device there are several things I would like to go POOF!! to how fun would that be!!