Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Random Dozen minus # 4

Today I'm joining Linda at 2nd cup of Coffee for the Random Dozen.
1. Is there a word which you initially mispronounced? Were the circumstances in which you made the faux pas embarrassing? By the way, that's not "foax pass." (I know you know that. Just jokin' with ya.)

I grew up in the Midwest where my family called a sundae a "sun-duh" and a soda a "sodie." Upon entering college I quickly changed their pronunciations to fit the norm, but my SoCal husband LOVES to tease me about "sun-duh" every so often.

2. How do you feel about the use of texting shortcuts and trends? (ex: "I've got ur notes. Get them 2 u 2morow.")

I feel gr8! (Got a college kid, remember!)

3. Tell me about your high school senior picture. Please feel free to post.
I came home from school on the afternoon of my senior picture and decided that my bangs were too long so I went into the bathroom and started hacking away. They were a little short, but not catastrophically so. This whole outfit, including necklace, was given to me by the guy I was dating at the time. Sentimental.

5. Share a high school or college homecoming memory.

Our college didn't have homecoming, but we did have formals with banquets and plays/concerts. Those BIG dates were always highlights of the year. Here's a picture of Mark and I looking much younger and thinner than today.

6. Linda at Mocha with Linda wants to know: "Do you prefer sunrises or sunsets?"

That's tough. Generally, I prefer sunsets, but I do enjoy watching the sun come up while I'm having devotions on the couch.

7. Lea at Cici's Corner asks, "What is something you have not done that you desire to do?"

Sightseeing in London

8. Carol at Wanderings of an Elusive Mind ponders, "If you could come back [in another life] as an animal, which would it be?"

A cat...always.

9. Joyce from The Other Side of the Pond is curious: "Where were you 10 years ago?" Please feel free to elaborate more than just your physical location.

I had just moved to Northern Virginia where I wasn't sure I wanted to be. I had left a big sprawling ranch-house on the outskirts of Fresno for a very tiny bungalow in suburban Washington DC. We had left our beloved church and dear friends and were just getting settled and trying to figure out how to make friends in this new city. We weren't in "Kansas" anymore!

10. When you are proven to be correct in any contentious discussion, do you gloat?

Who, me? Maybe. Sometimes.

11. What is your favorite food which includes the ingredient "caramel?"

Death by Caramel bars. See recipe here.

12. If you could be part of any fictional family, which family would you choose and why?

Pseudo-fictional: Laura Ingalls family on Little House on the Prairie. Michael Landon was a great dad! How badly I wanted to be in that family!


Joyce said...

Wow-the whole outfit?

I love the dress in the couples reminds me a little of my prom dress which my girls tell me makes me look like I was getting married.

Nice to see you back : )

Jewel said...

My parents would never have allowed my boyfriend to buy me an entire outfit! My high school sweetheart bought me a pair of penny loafers and they almost made me give them back or return them to the store. But, alas, they didn't. Thank goodness. I loved those shoes! :-)

Your dress is beautiful, Angie! I was never slim enough to wear that style of dress, with a definite waistline. Is that a Gunne Sax style dress? I loved them but was never able to wear them because of my full figure. But I survived! :-)

You and your husband were a very attractive couple!

Mary said...

I thought about the Ingalls, but I'm so blind that no way would I want to live back then where I had to wear glasses all the time! :D

Nel said...

What fun answers. Love your pics. And a whole outfit from a boyfriend. wow!
Glad you're back, missed ya!
until next time... nel