Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Random Dozen August 31

1. What insect are you most afraid of? Feel free to post a picture.

This is the insect--a lovely palmetto bug.  I lived in Florida for several years of my life, and this was the bug that always got me!  It is an over-sized, flying cockroach.  And they fly right at you!  I'm serious!  Okay, so they won't hurt you, but they are horrible.  When I moved to Texas and people complained about the size of cockroaches, I always found it so funny.  You haven't seen anything till you've lived in Florida.  And I know it's even worse in other countries.

2. What is the greenest/most organic thing about you or that you do?

We do our best to recycle and combine trips to town.  

3. Tell me about a recurring dream that haunts you.

Okay, it may sound strange, but it was very real.  About an year and a half ago, as my family and I were really praying for my friend, Martin's salvation, I had a horrible dream that I will never forget.  I dreamed that Satan was on his throne and said that he was never going to release Martin.  It was very graphic, and the forces of darkness truly are still holding on tight to Martin.  But we believe he'll be saved one day.

4. Have you ever missed a flight? What were the circumstances?

Yes, it was always when I flew into Chicago O'Hare airport.  That is my least favorite airport on earth.  It was always because of the weather.  I would miss a connecting flight due to snow, ice, or fog.  Never fun.

5. What do you consider your best feature?

I have had many people tell me that my lips are perfectly shaped.  I have been told by more than one person that I could be a lipstick model.  But I would say that it would be my hair.  I love my natural hair color--golden blonde--and I am generally pleased with how it looks.
6. What was the last concert you went to?

I went with Martin (my friend from England) to the Reba McEntire/George Strait concert at the Tacoma Dome in Washington state.  The only thing that disappointed us was that we missed the first act--LeeAnn Womack--due to horrible traffic.  And then we got bored with George Strait so we left a little early.  But Reba was absolutely dynamite!

7. Describe the most embarrassing church moment you ever experienced.

There was a Christmas program I was supposed to help direct, and I forgot and showed up late.  That was very unlike me, but it was one of those things.

8. Are you a whistler, hummer or singer?

While I can do all 3, I am a singer.  That is what my major was in college, and I still love to sing.  I do it very regularly.  I have my own private concert almost every time I drive anywhere.

9. George Washington Carver said, "I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in." What is God saying to you through nature today, or this very minute?

Well, it is raining at present.  I think He is reminding me that Fall is on its way!

10. On September, 1, 1752, the Liberty Bell arrived in Philadelphia. What memorable event will take place in your life on September 1, 2010?

I go back to work!  I will be subbing tomorrow for the choir teacher I subbed for long-term last school year.

11. Taco Bell or the Liberty Bell? (You must choose.)

Taco Bell--you can't eat the Liberty Bell!

12. Do you believe men and women can have purely platonic friendships?

I believe it is quite possible and beneficial.  My best friend, Martin, and I began with a purely platonic friendship several years before I divorced.  I was still married, and I would never have left my then husband for him.  Even when things were not good between my then husband and me.  Since that time, our relationship has changed.  I think a man and woman must be careful because the Enemy can come in at any moment and tempt either party to change the relationship into what it is not to be.


  1. I've been living in Florida my entire life, and those Palmetto Bugs are the worst!!! I dislike cockroaches in the first place, but when they can fly (and you're right, they do fly towards you!) it's the scariest thing.

    My mother and I actually had a conversation about which insect was the worst a while ago. She thinks fire ants are the worst. However, it's mainly because she's very allergic to them. She used to live in Seattle, Washington and there weren't fire ants up there (lucky north), and when she came here, she had to be taken to the hospital after she was bitten. So I see her point.

    You gotta love Florida...

  2. You´re supposed to post these questions tomorrow and link up to Linda´s post then. Just thought you´d like to know.
    But I enjoyed your answers and getting to know you better.

  3. Sorry for posting this early. I got confused. I will know in the future! Don't make the same mistake I did.