A Random Tuesday that's Exceedingly Random
I'm thinking cool weather, Halloween, the election, football, and just all sorts of other randomness. My "thinking" inspired some questions for the day...
~ Winter, Spring, Summer, or Fall?
I still think Summer is my favorite of all (I really don't like being cold!!), but right now Fall is feeling pretty good (Don't you find that you tend to like whatever season is either just getting underway or is just around the corner?). After a hot Southern summer, 50s feel pretty good! (And, besides, I love so much about fall...cheering for college football, dressing up for Halloween, baking bread and comfy casseroles and soups, the smell of autumn-scented candles, huddling up under a cozy blanket.)
~ Who is your favorite Disney princess? (I told you this was RANDOM!)
Last night, Sydney selected a Sleeping Beauty costume for Halloween this year. She is all about Sleeping Beauty; in her Princess World, SB is definitely tops for her! And you know what? I think that everyone has a favorite princess, and who you like says something about your character. So, let's investigate that...my favorite by-far is Belle from "Beauty in the Beast" (I love her whole "I don't need a prince charming to rescue me. I'm happy here with my books" attitude), while Gary loves Jasmine (something about the really hot girl who "played" Jasmine at Disney World when we visited last year).
~ What's the last book you read? What book are you reading right now?
I finished Water for Elephants last week and it was wonderful! I totally recommend it (it's set in the circus culture around the Depression era, and is a wonderful character-driven story with a great romance). I'm currently reading Gods in Alabama, which I'm enjoying so far! (You should join GoodReads.com; we could share book tips with each other!)
~ Name one "presidential" memory (an election you remember as a child, voting for the first time, etc.)
The coolest would have to be meeting President and Mrs. Carter in Plains, Georgia (three summers ago, we went to his Sunday School class and then met him afterwards; it was one of the coolest experiences ever!). [Behind that are two other memories: we were living in Austin during the 1976 election and I was with my parents at the polling place when we were recorded and shown on the "CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite"; in 1984, Ronald Reagan came to Northport, Alabama, and our high school government class went to hear him speak. On the way out of town, he stopped at the McDonald's and ate lunch; it's the only time he ever ate at a fast food restaurant the entire eight years he was in office and there's still a plaque on a table there to prove it).
~ What are three things that scare you/freak you out.
~ If you were running for office, what would your campaign slogan be?
Delaney is actually running for school president and she's been working on slogans and poster ideas and such. Which got me to thinking: If I were running for office, what sort of slogan would I come up with? It's actually sort of a futile question, since you couldn't pay me a million dollars to be president (you can complain a lot about the candidates, but think also about how much hassle they get!), but if I were going to run, what about these slogans?
"A Vote for Cheryl Means Cotton Candy for Everyone!" (along with its sister slogan, "A Vote for Cheryl Means Krispy Kreme for Everyone!")
"If Cheryl Can Raise a Teenager, Preteen, and Preschooler, Certainly She can Run our Country!"
"Forget Alaskan Chicks. Southern Gals Can Really Do It!"
~ Who's your favorite football team? How are they doing this season?
In case you live under a rock, you probably know that my beloved Alabama Crimson Tide is #2 right now in the BCS rankings. I have lived through so many suck-y years, that it sure feels good to say that! (We won't talk about the tailspin that my Dallas Cowboys have dove into!)
~ Do you have anything particular that you're looking forward to this Fall?
A bunch... (1) Voting (I love to vote!) and moving past all the election hoo-ha, (2) turkey, dressing, and sweet potato pie, (3) school pageants, (4) more Bama football, (5) possibly going on a trip--into a snow-laden part of the country--with Gary (just gotta see if I can get Sydney to stay somewhere), (6) and a whole bunch more that I may have to list in a further Random Tuesday post.
~ Are you craving anything right now?
I really want a big ole giant pancake from IHOP covered with butter and syrup and all sorts of fatty goodness (with a big ole side plate of bacon, pretty please!). I totally didn't eat breakfast this morning!
~ What's the last thing that really made you laugh out loud?
"The Big Bang Theory" and, before that...Last night, while getting the girls' Halloween costumes, I looked for something for Gary and I to wear. My initial idea was to "match" Sydney; since she's being Sleeping Beauty, I thought that maybe I could be Maleficent (the meanie sorceress) and Gary could be Prince Charming. I found a dress that I thought might work for me, but thank goodness I went to try it on first! It looked atrocious on me; I looked like I weighed 200 pounds; and I figured that small children would be truly frightened by me in that thing. The sad thing is that it said "One size fits all." I could only imagine someone bigger than me thinking that meant they could wear it; nope! All I could do was sit there and laugh at my reflection in the mirror! Fashion designers apparently are NOT responsible for many Halloween costumes out there!
(And, yep, that means that I'm still trying to think of good matching costumes for us!)
Okay...join in the Random Tuesday fun if you'd like! Answer all of the questions...answer one of the questions...answer some of the questions. Or just comment on mine! (LOL) Either way, post in the comments or let us know that you're doing it on your blog (so we can come visit you).
I hope you all have a great Tuesday.
I have seriously got to go find me some pancakes or cotton candy now!