Joining Linda over at 2nd Cup of Coffee for this weeks Random Dozen.
1. Which Wizard of Oz character are you most like?
If it’s a hormonal charged PMS day I am the perfect picture of the Wicked Witch of the West! Just ask the lady at the Zaxby’s!
“I’ll get you my pretty and your little dog too!”
On a good day I have visions of myself as Glenda the Good Witch floating into situations surrounded by a giant soap bubble wearing that fabulous costume, waving my magic wand and beckoning the munchkins “Come out! Come out wherever you are and meet the young lady who fell from a star!”
And here is a little factoid that gives me great hope.
In my search for a picture of Glenda I ran across this:
The actress who played Glenda was Billie Burke
she was born on Aug. 7, 1886 and died on May 14, 1970, her real name was Mary William Ethelbert Appleton Burke.
Now here is the kicker…
Billie was 53 years old when she got the role of Glenda, on Sept. 12, 1938.
53 years old!!
Glenda the Good Witch was 53 years old while she was wafting around with her magic wand in her perfectly pink floaty, glittery, sparkly pink perfection. I have always lover her character but now I think she totally rocks…53 WOW!
So on a good day I can proudly announce:
“Let the joyous news be spread – the wicked old witch at last is dead!”
Well for a little while anyway, until the next hormonal flair!
2. When you're deciding what you're going to wear each morning, which item do you select first? Why?
When I left the house to go to a paying job I would select my outfit the night before so I would not have to think about it in the morning. Now what I wear usually reflects what I will be doing for the majority of the day. If I head to work out then it’s sweats and my walking shoes. If its bible study then it’s jeans and whatever is clean and not wrinkled.
3. What kind of animal do you think the world could live without?
Flies! Nasty but technically they are insects.
4. How many Christmas trees are in your home?
One, and that’s plenty for me!
5. Would you prefer to be emotionless if it mean you didn't have to feel a heartbreak?
6. Do you ever experience holiday let-down or depression?
Not really! In years past I experienced feelings of regret or disappointment if we were extremely financially challenges, but it is amazing how moving past those hard times and the growth that comes from experiencing them season the way you look at so many things.
I do from time to time experience feelings of stress or being overwhelmed with preparations, shopping and general holiday hustle and bustle.
7. Do you like Michael Jackson's music?
Not particularly! I have a very difficult time separating the man from his music, plus I’m just not much of a music fan in general.
8. Why is it that we never judge people who have their teeth fixed for cosmetic reasons, but every other cosmetic procedure has a stigma?
Good question. A smile is usually the first thing one notices about a person. I think it is one of those double standards that are so prevalent in society today. Just look at the celebrities…If you’re to skinny then you are criticized for being anorexic, but heaven forbid you gain a pound or two then your on the cover of the national inquirer. If your starting to show signs of aging then they airbrush it out of the photo but if you go under the knife then that is criticized.
Having just passed the BIG 50 I can confidently say that if I had unlimited funds I would not be apposed to a nip or a tuck! All things in moderation though, I mean we all know those who have taken the quest to be younger too far!
9. Enjoy horseback riding?
I would love to learn how. It looks like fun!
10. Shoes--practical or stylish?
Since I am fashion challenged and I absolutely hate shopping for shoes
or anything else I usually go for practical.
11. What was the name of your first pet? Feel free to post a pic.
The first pet I had as a grown up was a sweet kitty named Max. He was a wonderful companion and the very first opportunity I had to be responsible for another living thing all on my own.
This is my sweetie just after I brought him home.
This is my giant sweetie in all his full grown glory!
The hubs and I moved into our first official home of our own in 1984. After we had gotten settled in I went out into the back yard one afternoon. I was standing on the deck gazing out at my very first back yard. I looked over and there was my Max lounging on the roof of the screened in porch just as pretty as you please. It was his royal feline perch where he took his afternoon naps in the sun.
12. What percentage of your Christmas shopping is done?
Probably less than 10% of it! YIKES! I think maybe i need to do a bit of shopping!