Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Hodgepodge - What Do You Mean I'm NOT Miss America?

1. A new Miss America was crowned on Saturday night-did you watch? If you were a contestant what would your talent be?

Whitney and her friend were home Saturday night and taped it. So when they got back from their movie they started watching. I got sucked in watched the first hour and made it through most of the talent. Then I went online and saw who won and went to bed. The reason Miss Oklahoma didn't win is because she isn't from OCU, the college that produces the most Miss Americas.

I almost forgot my talent. I would do 10 key and typing. I do those very fast and accurately.

2. Do you have houseplants? Real or fake?

I have one real plant. It is a huge peace lily that we got a couple of year's ago from a funeral. It is the best plant because it tells you when to water it (it droops) and then perks up when there is water. I have one in my office too and it can get really down over a weekend. So when it revives I'll hear the leaves move (really they can move several inches all at once and brush the wall). I also have several fake plants in the kitchen. Dan takes care of those for me by taking them outside and rinsing them with the house. Gets all the dust off.
Peace Lily at work - the one at home is twice the size

3. When you were in school did you speak up or were you more of the hide your face, avoid eye contact, and pray the teacher didn't call on you type of student?

Oh I was a know it all in school and a geeky nerd. I freely admit that. So I knew all the answers. Probably could even be described as a suck up. But teachers loved me.

4. Next Monday marks the Chinese New Year...what do you order when someone suggests Chinese food?

I like a lot of Chinese food. I actually prefer Thai or sushi though. Give me a good pad thai and I'm very happy.

5. How would you define a miracle? What would it take for you to consider something a miracle?

I think a miracle is anything that is outside the normal conventions of knowledge. I don't know if I have ever seen one personally but I know they exist.

6. What's your favorite Disney song? If you're stuck you'll find a list here.

Under the Sea. It is just so cute.

7. I should have _____________ yesterday.

Slept. That night was bad insomnia. Lucky me last night I did sleep so no zombie here.

8. Insert your own random thought here.

For all the vacation questions, here's the answers. We booked a Princess cruise from Vancouver to Alaska (northbound route) so we can then spend a week in Alaska. Dan thought that would be better because Denali is going to be the crown jewel of the trip and we would rather do that last because otherwise the rest of the trip is a letdown. We got a balcony. In fact it was the last balcony available on the right side of the ship (which will face the land). This is a different experience for us because we normally have cruised on the lowest level but now we are actually going to be second highest near the back. I really want to ride on a dog sled.


  1. I love your conspiracy theory regarding Miss Oklahoma. Considering non of the voting judges were OCU alum I am not quite sure how the producers would swing that. Makes for a great story tho'! :)

    We are huge fans of Disney - but if I had to narrow it down, probably "Be Our Guest" - love Angela Landsbury as Mrs. Potts and Jerry Orbach as Lumiere. :)

  2. Alaska! I'm jealous!

    Thai food is my favorite...I had thai green curry one night last week when I was in DC visiting my daughter. It was so good.

  3. My talent would be multi tasking.

    And speaking in full sentences and answering the damn question. A talent which most of them lack.

  4. Your #1 made me laugh! I would've done the same thing...let's just cut to the chase!