Friday, March 2, 2012

Random Friday Thoughts - A Little Q & A

This week one of my favorite bloggers, Erin from His and Hers (check out her blog - it's great), tagged me in a little q & a blog game so I'm here to partake in some random question answering and fill you in on my opinion on brussel sprouts.  So without further ado -
Random Questions supplied with random answers that inquiring minds want to know:

1. You’ve been forced at gunpoint to sing karaoke. What song do you choose?
Immediately I know the answer to this one - R-E-S-P-E-C-T.  The reason - one time - long ago (the only time I have ever sang or attempted to sing karaoke) my best friend and I got on stage at the County Fair and began to sing this song - to only fail miserably and run off the stage mid song because we were in tears from laughing.  We ran far, far away as to not see anyone from the crowd ever again.  That would be my redemption karaoke song.

2. What color is most dominant in your wardrobe? 
I had to go look in my closet but it's blue.  It's my favorite color and I know I have a problem with buying everything in blue.

3. What is your all-time favorite flavor of ice cream?  
Mint Chocolate Chip

4. What was the first thing you ever wanted to be “when you grew up”?  
An Antique Dealer - every 9 year olds dream.  My sister and I used to set up fake antique shops in our house.

5. What is your most memorable high school experience? 
It would have to be my first date with Justin - who is now my husband.  We started dating when I was 15 (he was 16), we got married when I was 20 and have been married for 10 years now - life is good.
(We were young and it was the 90's - are those valid excuses?)
6. If you could go on any TV game show, what would it be?  
I'm not sure if this counts as a true game show but the Amazing Race!  Justin and I have said for years that we want to do it.

7. What’s the best book you’ve ever read?  
The bible - hands down.  I just can't get enough of it.  Outside of the bible my favorite book to read is a little book written by Louie Giglio called "I am not, but I know I am : Welcome to the story of God."  I have read it 3 times and plan on reading it a fourth soon.  It's a short book but it's full of wisdom.  It's all about how Big God is, how small we are and yet how he loves us so.

I am not, but God knows my name.
I am not, but He has pursued me in His Love.
I am not, but I know the Creator of the universe.
I am not, but I have been invited into His story.
I am not, but I know I AM!

8. How far have you traveled from home?  
We got the chance a few years back to go to Thessaloniki, Greece.  We went with a group from our church to lead a retreat for Missionaries working in that area.  It was such an awesome experience.  Justin and I had the privelage of leading the retreat for the teenagers (the missionaries kids).  Some had been overseas for years, some had just gotten there but they were all so incredible.  My favorite day was when our group - which consisted of me, Justin and 5 teenagers were given a map - in greek- put on a bus to find a community in which we were to go and pray for.  We so much enjoyed watching and listening to those teenagers pray for the city in which they were serving - I will never forget that and how big their servant hearts were.

(Ruins in Philippi, Greece)

9. If you could win a gift certificate to any store, what would it be?  
Right now it would definitely bet Lowe's - so many projects we want to work on.

10. What’s your favorite season? 
Fall - it's such a relaxing time of the year.

11. What are your thoughts on brussel sprouts? (baha.)

I have to admit that I have never, ever tried brussel sprouts.

Well, wasn't that enlightening.
So now it's my turn to tag some of my great blogging buddies to answer a few questions of my own (if they want to).  Have fun!

Stacey @ 117 South
Alison @ Lucy & Lloyd
Torie @ Lattes & Love
Lisa @ Sew Gloried

1. What was your favorite childhood toy?
2. What was your first car?
3. What is your favorite type of cheese?
4. If you could spend a weekend in any American City - which one would it be?
5. What's the biggest fish you ever caught?
6. If you could only listen to one song for the rest of your life, what would it be?
7. Who is the person you would most like to meet and why?
8. If you could go back in time, what would you tell your 16 year old self?
9. When was the last time you talked to your childhood best friend?
10. What's your favorite Holiday?
11. What is one thing you have never done but want to?                  

***If you were tagged, these are the rules!***
1. You must post the rules.
2. Answer the 11 questions the tagger posted for you and then create 11 new questions to ask the people you’ve tagged.
3. Tag 11 people and link them in your post.
4. Let them know you have tagged them.


  1. Wow, you visited Greece. One of the countries I had hoped to visit during my short stay in Europe but had to be cut short. There's a lot of disturbance right now, but it's on my list for places to travel one day. Have a great weekend!

  2. When I see that picture of you and Justin, that is exactly how I remember you guys - it's still how I picture you both in my head. Is that bad? LOL

  3. I think I wore that exact dress to my prom! But mine was mint green. Hot. ;) Thanks for the tag! Fun!

  4. And I remember when you and your sister put all your antique store stuff out at the mounthains and Dad and I went shopping and a lady stopped and thought we were having a yard sale. So funny.

  5. Love the pictures from Greece! What a great opportunity!

  6. hahaha that PROM picture! I love it! My first date with my husband was his prom. We were just reminiscing last night about how dorky we were. And mint chocolate chip ice cream...yum. Your trip to Greece sounds amazing, too! Thanks for playing, Megan! :)