This Random Dozen snuck up on me, in a good way...
1. Describe the best sandwich in the world, according to you.
White albacore tuna, real mayonnaise, a little onion, and Swiss cheese on hearty wheat bread. Wow, that is a good sandwich...I can almost taste it.
2. Which inspires you more: a good conversation, a song, a book or movie?
I am a big old sucker for a sappy love song...just ask Rich. I don't like cheesy love songs, and there is a difference albeit subtle. A song always moves me, I guess I am in the right profession.
3. What is your favorite board game?
I can't think of the name. I know you are saying to yourself "how can it be her favorite game and she can't even remember the name of it"...cut me some slack I am working on my second week of school. Anyway it has categories. Some are just questions like spell a certain word backwards, or some of the categories are actual performance ones like humdingers, blind pictionary, and sculptureades. I know that one of you knows the name of that game. Nonetheless, it is my favorite.
4. As you grow older, are you more or less patient with small children?
The older I get the more patient I am with small children. I realize they are just kids and there is a reason for everything they do. And since I am older I know they are not mine, and I can give them back to their parents.
5. Name one item you never let yourself run out of.
I would have to say contact solution. I have come close before, but I need it every night so I better keep it stocked.
6. Do you agree with Tennyson's assertion, "'Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all?"
Absolutely. Being in love is the greatest feeling in the whole wide world. Even if you lose you are so much the better for having felt those feelings.
7. Name one national treasure or monument that you have visited.
Wow...good question. I have seen the Golden Gate Bridge, the Empire State Building, and the Grand Canyon. One that I haven't seen that I really want to is Mount Rushmore. It is crazy that THAT is the one that I haven't seen yet as I lived most of my life a state away. Maybe someday.
8. Which is more painful, to be disappointed in someone else or to be disappointed in yourself?
I am a very forgiving person so it is way more painful to be disappointed in myself. That little voice in the back of my head that keeps me from eating an entire bag of dark chocolate M&M's but tries to talk me out of early morning runs also keeps me in line. She is brutal.
9. What makes your kitchen uniquely yours?
Well according to Carpool Queen it is my insanely organized Tupperware cupboard. From what I understand no one keeps their Tupperware cupboard so organized. I cannot stand disorganization in general, but to have bottoms and no lids or lids and no bottoms makes me crazy...crazy I tell you.
10. Are you a crafty person?
I am a very crafty person. I love crafting...not so sure I am the best at it, but I love to do it. Finding the time is the big issue...but my craft area is very organized.
11. What is your favorite traditional picnic or bbq (cookout) food?
I love Chicken and Tri Tip on the grill. I love potato salad and chips and guacamole. Really any BBQ food is fine by me.
12. Name one leisurely activity you enjoyed over Labor Day Weekend.
We got the fire pit out on Sunday night and roasted marshmallows and made s'mores. It was the perfect night for sitting outside and relaxing. I love leisurely activities.
I am so glad to have loved even though it has broken my heart a couple of times. I am a little neurotic with my Tupperware cabinet and my craft area, but it is OK because if it wasn't organized I would be terribly disappointed in myself, and we can't have that. And it seems like my perfect day would be a tuna sandwich for lunch, a big old BBQ for dinner, sitting at a fire pit roasting marshmallows while listening to sappy love songs and playing that game...you know the one.
- A Ro