Random Dozen is BACK!

Oh, Linda, how I missed you this summer!  She's back with a new Random Dozen.  To play along, answer the questions, then click on the above button and link up.  Then all you have to do is go visitin'!

1. When was the last time you laughed until you cried?
   A few weeks ago, at one of the Speech Pathologists' Meeting.  I have no idea what we were talking about, but it really struck me as funny.  We have a really good, fun group.

2. If you found $10 today, what would you do with it?
Starbucks, baby!

3. Do you volunteer anywhere?
Not unless getting roped into helping the high school band counts.  I'm getting way too old
for that stuff!

4. What is your favorite summertime veggie or fruit, and how do you eat it?
There's nothing like watermelon on a hot summer day!  When I buy one, I cut the whole thing up.  Oh, and I buy seedless...it's too much trouble to spit out the seeds!

5. Is your social sphere (circle of friends) small, medium or large?
I'd have to say small.  I have a lot of acquaintances, but true friends?  I have sisters.  I was telling someone the other day that friends will come & go, but a sister is there forever.  No matter what.
(Wish I had a picture to insert here!  I need to figure out how to work the scanner!)

6. When was the last time you attended a family or school reunion? How did that go?
I just had my 30th high school reunion over the summer.  It was good to see everybody, but by the time I graduated, I really didn't run around with anyone from my class.  I was ready to move on.  So, when some of them were talking about things that happened our senior year, I just sat there.
I'm a member of the largest family reunion in Tx.; they have the reunion every other year.  I had originally made plans to go, but decided against it.  There are usually over 1000 people there, and I only know a handful.   Maybe in 2 years!

7. When you're feeling blue, what is the best way someone can cheer you up?
Bring me chocolate.

8. Have you taken a vacation this summer?
Husband, YS, and I went to DC for a quick 2 days.  It was a "working vacation" for husband, but it was a good 2 1/2 days.

9. What is the most unnecessary item you carry with you all the time?
Lipstick  I probably have 10 tubes in my pocketbook, but only use a couple.  My favorite lip thing is Burt's Bees:  Watermelon.  There is also a Neutrogena lipstick that is coming in a close 2nd.

10. What is the best summer flick you have seen so far?
Book of Eli.  Incredible.  Denzel Washington never ceases to amaze me.

11. Describe a perfect summer day.
Waking up to the sound of waves, breakfast on a deck overlooking the ocean, reading & sleeping in a chair under an umbrella on the beach, dinner at a seafood restaurant, followed by lounging on the deck until it's too dark to see.  Here's the funny thing:  I think the beach would be the perfect place if it wasn't for all that sand!  

12. Please a share a favorite photo from the summer so far!

 I absolutely love this picture.  It was taken in Cades Cove this June.  Husband's uncle & lady friend were here from Denmark.  We were just driving into The Cove, and the horses were running across the pasture to get food.  It rained earlier in the day, and there were a lot of low clouds.   You may have to click on the picture  to enlarge it in order to enjoy all of the beauty.


  1. #12 is a beautiful picture. I think Starbucks is a great way to spend extra cash. So good to visit you again. Hurray for the Random!

  2. I have lipstick in my purse I don't use either! Crazy. Why do we do that?? I'm a huge chocolate fan too. Loved your answers. Thanks for sharing. Blessings, SusanD

  3. Gorgeous photo! Another movie to add to my 'list'...

  4. Yea... I wear lipstick once in a blue moon... but it's in my purse too! I heard that Book of Eli was VERY good... I haven't seen a movie in yeeeeeeears! I love your summer day -- even the sand!

  5. We were only in town less than 24 hours this time so we didn't get up to Cades Cove. We'll be back at Christmas time though so we'll def do the loop. Its always beautiful!

    I haven't seen Book of Eli so will check that out-I love Denzel in anything.

  6. Beautiful picture, and your description of the beach is wonderful. Sand and all. Your the second one to mention the movie The Book of Eli. Will have to check it out.

  7. Chocolate always makes everything better!! :o)

  8. Ditto your watermelon answer - cut it all up so it takes less room in the fridge, and buy seedless!

    Love your answers. Cades Cove makes me think of our vacation this time last year!

  9. Oh! Sisters make the very best of friends!

  10. Your perfect day is the same as mine. Only with Margaritas mixed in:)

    I would so kill to live on a private island...with all the amenities and hospital near by. Okay...a private island about a hop, skip and boat ride away from the mainland.

  11. 1000 people at your family reunion??? Gee whiz.
    I love burts bees too...FIG.

  12. I knew you worked in the school system, but I don't think I knew you were a speech pathologist. My niece is a speech pathologist in Pennsylvania. ~ I enlarged the picture of the horses and I can just imagine being there. There is a field that I pass on the way to work and sometimes if I drive by just at the right time, they are putting the horses out to pature. It is so serene.

  13. Great details of your life! And the picture of the horses on the pasture is so beautiful; I ADORE Cade's Cove!

  14. I totally agree with your idea of a perfect summer day!

  15. I'm totally with you on #7 & #9.

    Always looking for the perfect shade. This is my retail weakness.

  16. Hey Girl!! I am glad shes back too!!

  17. Oh, that chocolate could do it for me, Mary..*sigh*....But, nooooo....I have to be a little more complicated than that. :-)
    And I'm with Suz....1000's at your reunion!?!?! That is amazing!!! I can only imagine...no, I take that back...I can't imagine all of the food that must be there! Do you have pictures? Of the food? Wow. It must really be organized!
    I love your summer picture!
    Good to be back doing the RD!!

  18. $10! I would probably save it, hoping that next month I would find another one and then I would only have to wait one more month and then get a free pedicure. Sigh....time to check the cushions again.

  19. Loved your answers!

    #5) Don't feel so bad...I've never thought about scanning my actual pictures. I have a scanner sitting here on the desk and thought yesterday, "Wish I had a digital copy of a pic of my son's haircut when he was little!" Thanks for the solution. Duh, Angie!

    # 7 - Chocolate helps.

    #12 - you were right. I enlarged the photo and it was beautiful. Looks like a perfect day too.

  20. Husband and I just watched The Book of Eli last night! I really liked it, it took me about 30 minutes to get into it but once I did, oh boy!

  21. I wanted to comment on every reply I read. Loved your answers.

  22. I'm so glad it's back. Your answers were great. I didn't think about chocolate ~ good answer!


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