Tuesday, January 20, 2009

37 Random Things

OK Lynne, I accept your invitation and here's my version of ---

37 Random Things About Me

1. Do you like blue cheese? Only in salad dressing (preferably French)
2. Have you ever smoked? Nope
3. Do you own a gun? 1 gun and 1 compound bow (I won't tell you how many guns are owned by Mr. Johnson though)
4. What flavor Kool Aid is your favorite? Cherry
5. Do you get nervous before doctor appointments? No (dentist-yes!)
6. What do you think of hot dogs? I like them best as a corn dog
7. Favorite Christmas movie? The Nativity Story
8. What do you prefer to drink in the morning? Coffee
9. Can you do push-ups? Not with these boobs!
10. What's your favorite piece of jewelry? I have LOTS of jewelry--too hard to pick just one fave.
11. Favorite hobby? Duh! Knitting!
12. Do you have A.D.D? Yes, probably a mild form
13. Do you wear glasses/contacts? Glasses with bifocals (no-line)
14. Middle name? Elizabeth
15. Name thoughts at this moment? My hands and feet are freezing, it's time to go to bed!
16. Name 3 drinks you regularly drink? Coffee, herb tea, crystal light drink mix (from those little packets you add to a bottle of water)
17. Current worry? Lay-offs.
18. Current hate right now? Not having enough time to do everything I want to after work.
19. Favorite place to be? in the woods (preferably when it's about 50 degrees warmer than today!)
20. How did you bring in the New Year? Early supper and then watched a movie--almost stayed awake till the 10:00 news!
21. Where would you like to go? Alaska
22. Name three people who will complete this? not sure--Mama Pea? Barefoot?
23. Do you own slippers? Do Crocs count too? then I have 6 pairs.
24 What color shirt are you wearing? It's cold in my house, so I'm wearing 4 shirts: white undershirt, olive green Life is Good long-sleeved t-shirt, grey sweatshirt, red fleece pullover
25. Do you like sleeping on satin sheets? Nope--too slippery and cold
26. Can you whistle? Not at all--my whistler became non-functional after jaw surgery 20+ years ago.
27. Favorite Color? Purple
28. What songs do you sing in the shower? none--I don't sing in the shower.
29. Would you be a pirate? No
30. Favorite Girl's Name? Sophie
31. Favorite boy's name? Charlie
32. What's in your pocket right now? no pockets but if I did have one, there would be a kleenex in there
33. Last thing that made you laugh? A funny email from one of my co-workers
34. What vehicle do you drive? Honda VTX 1300
35. Worst injury you've ever had? I cut my hand once with a kitchen knife trying to pry apart frozen hamburger patties--after the ER doctor cut off the chunk of fat I gouged out of my palm, it only took 3 stitches to fix me back up.
36. Do you love where you live? Yes
37. How many TVs do you have in your house? Three (none if it was only me living here)

OK, blog readers, here's an easy and fun way to share information that we probably don't usually reveal, so feel free to copy these 37 random facts into your next blog post and share your answers with the rest of us. (it was fun--really!)


Lynne said...

Thanks for doing the meme Ruthie. I thinks it's so fun to learn these silly/wierd things about each other. The knife injury sounds gross.

Shellmo said...

This was fun to read about you Ruthie! LOL about the push up remark!!

Jayne said...

I never tire of reading these! Fun filled factoids about you Ruthie. :c)

RuthieJ said...

Hi Lynne,
It was gross and hurt a lot too, but I learned another valuable lesson about safety in the kitchen!

Thanks Shelley, I'm glad I could give you a chuckle.

Thanks Jayne, for passing this meme on to Lynne.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

These are fun facts about you Ruthie. I am wondering just what they consider slippers? Does that mean houseshoes? I can see already I would fail this test. Ha..

Anonymous said...

I laughed when I saw how much clothes you had on. I would DIE wearing all those layers. Aren't you ever going to start having hot flashes???? Life is SO not fair :(
Your (extremely tropical) Sissy

Red said...

Crocs don't count... they aren't even shoes ;)

Alaska... you must go! I know, extend your California vacation and we'll head up to Alaska together :) I need to go back there again!

troutbirder said...

Ya gotta go to Alaska. Anybody who likes the great outdoors is required to visit. We drove up and back with a pop up and spent 3 weeks there about 10 years ago.

Mary said...

Ruthie, I'm shocked you said Alaska. Aren't you dreaming of a Bahama vacation? Sun, surf, Coppertone, fancy drinks with little umbrellas?

Hey, I thought you said you won't be posting much this week. What's up with THAT? I can't keep up.

Heather said...

That was great Ruthie, thanks for sharing. And of COURSE Crocs count as slippers! That's my main "around the house" shoe, so I consider them slippers. Crocs rawk!

RuthieJ said...

Hi Lisa,
I suppose slippers have a different meaning for everyone--probably flip-flops could even be considered as slippers, right?

Hey Sissy, you're the nurse--you tell me!! Could it by my clean living, all those supplements I take every day, or maybe it's just that fact that I'm naturally COOL! :-D

Hi Red,
Will you go with me if I go by motorcycle? That's the trip I really want to take. We met a couple from Illinois years ago who were on their big bike towing a camper and on their way back from spending the entire summer in Alaska.

Hi Troutbirder,
Everyone I know who's been to Alaska has told me the same thing....guess I'd better Alaska on the top of my "bucket list."

Oh Mary, as weird as it sounds, if given a choice on trips, I'd always choose "North" over "south."

I must have gotten used to working harder after the first week, because I seem to have gotten back on track this week. Why, I even got my birdJam all loaded on the iPod the other night!

Hi Heather,
Glad you enjoyed it. I have winter and summer Crocs--they are definitely my most comfortable shoes (even if they are goofy looking)

Robin Wedewer said...

Four shirts and you're still freezing? Time to turn up the heat!

Robin Wedewer, Examiner

Helena Harper said...

I really enjoyed reading this post, particularly the part about the smiley car. It just goes to show how little acts of kindness can really brighten someone else's day. I believe if we all adopted an attitude of looking out for kindness opportunities each day, then we could transform this world into one where each of us treated

'strangers as our other half,
where nothing was too much
for the well-being of another
and selfishness was forgotten,
a thing of the past.'
(from my book 'Family and More - Enemies or Friends?')

Thank you for sharing this.

Helena Harper