Sunday, January 12, 2014

The Fast Dozen-Sunday Stealing

1. What is the last book that you passed on to someone else to read? I read a Kindle so I can only pass books to Mr BC. I passed along  Merle's Door: Lessons from a Freethinking Dog. It was a great book about a fantastic dog and about dogs in general. You will laugh, you will cry.

2. The one song you secretly or not so secretly want to sing at karaoke? Probably something by Abba, I know the words to most already.

3. If you had to pick a new name for yourself, what would it be? Suzanne! My dad didn't like it and mom did.  I was disappointed when I heard the story.  I like the name.

4. What do you wish your administrator or boss would notice? I don't have one anymore....but I did like it when they would recognize good work, which they did often.
5. What is your biggest pet peeve? Bad grammar.... It will only get worse with social networking. 

6. What holds you back in pursuing your biggest dream? Probably money.  I don't have a lot of big dreams, but one would be, to spend what time I have left traveling and learning.

7. Why do you think you are a lovable person? I try to be a caring, helpful person.  I would say I lean toward self-sacrificing too much. I hope that is seen more as lovable and less like...... being walked all over.

8. If every day had an extra hour in it, what would you do with it? I would use it to cook a wonderful dinner.  Dinner sneaks up on me too easily.

9. The last song you turned up in your car or house was? See question 2, I would have wanted to sing along.

10. What is a secret talent you may have? My secret hidden talents? Hmmm.  I did find out when DD1 got married, that I had the makings for a floral designer. Keeping the expenses down she wanted us to do the flowers.So the  night before the wedding, found Mr BC and I making the table centerpieces.  We got lots of compliments.

11. Your favorite thing to do outside when it's not too cold out in the winter? Walk the dogs...It is a little thing but they love it so much. They get so excited. We have been house bound for quite a few weeks.  The weather will be better so we will do it every day next week.

12. How do you respond if someone asks you an inappropriate or nosy question? "Why would you want to know that?" It really works if you say it right.


  1. I was Maureen right up until my Christening, I guess. My mother still had cards to "baby Maureen". Not 100% sure why it changed, but there was a rumor that my father had gone out with a Maureen. I don't know. I kind of like my name. But I could have been a Moe. Or a Reenie. Or a Moe-reenie. Not sure..

  2. When my mom was pregnant with my kid sister, my dad said he didn't care what she named the new baby. So she felt very comfortable telling us that soon we would have a brother named John or a sister named Amy. In the hospital, my dad changed his proviso to he didn't care what the baby was named as long as it WASN'T Amy. So when Baby Katherine came home, I was confused. I thought maybe another family got Amy.

    I think flower arranging is a beautiful talent to have.

  3. I don't have dogs, but I missed getting out to walk myself with the bitter temperatures we've had.

  4. I'm terrible at arranging flowers, no matter how many attempts I make. My dad always gives me cuts from his gardens and I now make him arrange them for me.

  5. I agree that bad grammar is only going to keep getting worse. I will NOT allow my grandchildren to use all those abbreviations when texting me....

  6. If I had the money, I would go back to college. I would just get a second bachelor's degree or something. I love learning.

  7. I agree- grammar has really done down hill. It can be annoying.

  8. I always wished for another name... fortunately I grew to like mine eventually.

    The last book I passed on was A Street Cat Named Bob by James Bowen.

  9. I was almost named Bernadette...I'll take Tina instead. And I LOVE Abba's Take a Chance--I sing that in my car when I'm by myself!

  10. Love your response to the inappropriate question.

  11. Abba is so wonderful. And, I love your secret talent. I hope you grow lots of flowers to use in the house and such. Happy spring when it gets here!