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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Another Random Things Meme

37 Random Things About Me (because JAYNE did it!)

1. Do you like blue cheese? Love it!!
2. Have you ever smoked? Never--except when friend Reida and I 'tried' it on her back porch when we were kids!!!
3. Do you own a gun? No
4. What flavor Kool Aid is your favorite? I don't drink Kool Aid.
5. Do you get nervous before doctor appointments? Yes--because I have to get on the scales!
6. What do you think of hot dogs? I can take them on occasion--with chili, cheese, slaw and whatever else I can find to put on them!!! ha
7. Favorite Christmas movie? It's a Wonderful Life
8. What do you prefer to drink in the morning? French Vanilla Coffee
9. Can you do push-ups? Are you kidding???? I can "push" a fork to my mouth. Does that count?
10. What's your favorite piece of jewelry? My heart necklace my hubby gave me
11. Favorite hobby? That is hard. I have several (blogging, hiking/waterfalling, family history, birding, etc.etc.etc.etc.)
12. Do you have A.D.D? NO---I can be quite obsessive/compulsive at times though. Ask George!!!! ha ha (I'm definitely Type A)
13. Do you wear glasses/contacts? Drugstore pairs (all over the house) for reading only
14. Middle name? Bruce (family name)
15. Name thoughts at this moment? Thinking about our country and its future--which is scary!
16. Name 3 drinks you regularly drink? coffee, hot tea, crystal light lemon/orange
17. Current worry? How to help our inlaws from long distance (they live alone in a city--and all of us kids are not very close; AND--they are both blind.)
18. Current hate right now? I hate that I had to take all of my posts about my grandchildren OFF of my blog site (request to keep them safe and anonymous); It made me cry since blogging is so important to me--and taking them off makes me feel as if I've lost something.
19. Favorite place to be? Another hard one; How about our Mt. Nebo cabin in Arkansas? OR--how about hiking to find a new waterfall? OR--how about sitting on my throne with a big fire in the fireplace watching my birds????
20. How did you bring in the New Year? Stayed home and watched the festivities on TV (best way to do it in my opinion)
21. Where would you like to go? Alaska, Grand Canyon, Hawaii, another cruise
22. Name three people who will complete this? I have no idea... Maybe someone who enjoys 'memeing'!!!
23. Do you own slippers? Oh Yes--several pairs; snuggly ones in winter and others in summer---all from Walmart I'm sure!!! ha
24 What color shirt are you wearing? Green sweatshirt and gray sweatpants--and of course my slippers
25. Do you like sleeping on satin sheets? Not at all; I don't like flannel sheets either. Just give me the regular kind!!!! We do have an electric blanket which we LOVE.
26. Can you whistle? A little
27. Favorite Color? Yellow in Summer, Blue, Purple
28. What songs do you sing in the shower? Never have sung in the shower I don't think--although I've done my share of singing all of my life
29. Would you be a pirate? NO WAY
30. Favorite Girl's Name? If I'd had one...Laura Elizabeth (We had that name picked out --but we had three boys. Didn't want a boy named Laura!!! ha
31. Favorite boy's name? George Emery
32. What's in your pocket right now? Right now, no pocket; If I had a pocket, I'd be carrying chapstick in winter.
33. Last thing that made you laugh? Somebody's blog (cannot remember who) telling a Jay Leno story about a funny date where the woman got her butt frozen to the car fender..You'll have to read that story to believe it!! ha
34. What vehicle do you drive? Toyota Prius ---there's no other kind is there? Note picture above!
35. Worst injury you've ever had? Luckily, nothing serious EVER
36. Do you love where you live? Absolutely
37. How many TVs do you have in your house? three, a bigscreen and two others


fishing guy said...

Betsy: What a fun list with a lot of insight.
9. I don't know why you don't like push-ups, they are a rather tasty treat and not that hard to handle once they start to melt.

Smilingsal said...

This is an interesting one. Thanks for sharing. I drive a Toyota, but an Avalon, not a Prius.

Darla said...

That is great Betsy!!

Anonymous said...

Great fun post to read this morning!

Anonymous said...

Great fun post to read this morning!

Rose said...

I had fun reading this...

Deborah Godin said...

That was a lot of fun to read, and you're a really cool person!!

Kallen305 said...

I love reading this meme's. You learn so much about people. It was a lot of fun to read yours.

Busy Bee Suz said...

Great post Betsy. (Betsy Bruce...so cute)
Frozen butt on a fender? too funny.

The Incredible Woody said...

#18 - Could you give them fake names and bring them back??

Susie said...

That was fun Betsy! It's always interesting to see what people like/dislike. Thanks for sharing this fun post!

karin said...

Oh, this was a fun read! We just bought a Toyota, Corolla LE. We downsized from a van and it took a little getting used to its smaller size. So glad you didn't name your son Laura. Love those trip idea - they're on my list - just don't know when!It was good to 'know' you a little more! Blessings!

Shellmo said...

Betsy - that prius looks like a fun little car! Alaska is on my trip list too! Fun to read these about you!

NCmountainwoman said...

It's always so interesting to read about others. I've thought my next car might be a Prius. I see a lot of them around here.

This Country Girl said...

Hi Betsy,

That was fun reading about you! I KNEW I liked you alot! :)

We own 2 Toyotas and love them! They just go and go and go for us! Both are Corollas.

I also think you're name is very cute and it fits you well! You should be proud of it!

Have a wonderful day, Mrs. Betsy (Bruce)! :)


Cicero Sings said...

Wow, what a long list. If we lived in the city I'd have a Prius too. But we got a Subaru for driving in the ice and snow of the north countree.

Leedra said...

Glad it was you and not me right now. No time for that one. Real interesting though.

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Diane said...

Fun to find out more about you Betsy. Hope you're doing one of those things you love right now.

Anonymous said...

I want to do this too! It looks like fun!!!

Kathleen said...

LOL at going to the doctor!!! :)


amelia said...

It's good to get to know people a little better. Meme's are great for that!

Pigeon said...

I feel like I've gotten to know you better!

Anonymous said...

I'm curious, where does the randomness part come in?

Peggy said...

I enjoyed reading your meme. You and I have alot in common.. are we related??? LOL

Robert V. Sobczak said...

The funny thing about blue cheese is that I loved it as a kid. Now I can barely eat a thimble full. That's ironic because I eat so many more things now then I did back then, except blue cheese.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Tom, How funny!!!!! I've never heard of Push-ups that you are talking about... Is that ice cream on a stick???? I could do that very easily!!!! ha ha ha

Sally--An Avalon is gorgeous. I had a friend in Texas who had an Avalon..Very Roomy!!!!

Darla---Thanks Friend!!!!

Mildred---Thanks!! It was fun to do... Why don't you try it?


Deb--Aw shucks... Thanks!!!! I enjoy doing things like this.

Kallen-- Well--you do learn alot about people reading these memes. I had to 'think' about some of my answers.

Suz-- Yes, Betsy Bruce Banks!!!! BBB!!!! ha ha... I'm really Elizabeth Bruce Banks--but I guess they thought that chubby little baby girl looked more like a Betsy!!! ha

Woody--Thanks!!! I could use 'fake' names and will do that from now on --if I post stuff about my grands. BUT--since I had so many posts (since 2006) about them, instead of changing all of those names, I decided just to take them all off. I hate that as good as the internet is, there are always 'lurkers' out there wanting to cause trouble. Darn!!!

Susie--thanks!! I enjoyed doing this meme. I wonder if I go back to those same questions a year from now--whether I'd answer them the same way....?????

Karin----I drove Corollas for years and George drove Camry's. Now--we have one car, our Prius. AND--we'll continue to buy Prius's as long as we can. I had a 1983 Corolla, a 1988 Corolla, a 1994 Corolla and a 2000 Corolla. LOVED them!

Thanks Shelley---I sure do hope to get to Alaska SOON. And you'd love the Prius. People think it's a little car but it's NOT that little. George is 6'4"--and he fits in it easily!!!

Carolyn, Well--it's great to get about 54 mpg!!!! We love our Prius... Check one out sometime!!! It's bigger than it looks.

Thanks Tammy!!! I like you too! As I told Karin (above), I drove Corollas for years. I never spent a dime on any of them --other than basic maintenance! My name is Elizabeth Bruce Banks --but Mom and Dad must have thought I looked like a Betsy!!!! ha ha

Cicero--Yes--I'm sure the Prius wouldn't do very good in ice and snow. However, it goes back-country very easily. We've taken her (Mrs. P) all over the place when we hike off-trail...

Leedra--Oh--it didn't take that long... I find these memes alot of fun!!!! Hope you got your water pipes fixed.

Diane-- Well---blogging is one of my fav's---and I'm doing it now. So that is good!!!

Tricia-- Go for it!!!! I will enjoy reading yours.

Kath-- OH---I wish I had a doctor who didn't weigh me every single time I go!!!! ha ha ha ha... YUK!

Amelia--Thanks!!!! Why don't you try it????

Pigeon--Well---I enjoyed doing it. Try it!!!!

Bernie----HA----no 'randomnes' in this post!!!!! ha ha

Peggy---I'm shocked you have time to visit other blogs. You have such a busy life--especially now. Glad we have some things in common. I'd love to be like you!!!!

Bob--I was the opposite. I never liked blue cheese when I was young. Now I LOVE it...

dot said...

Betsy, you are an interesting lady. This has been going around on facebook and I've enjoyed reading it from others but not so sure I'd want to do it. lol.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Dot--It was really fun to dol--REALLY. It looks long--but didn't seem so long when I did it. So--try it sometime!!

Daisy said...

This was fun to read Betsy and learn more about you. I did one very similar to this a while back. :D

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Daisy, I enjoy doing memes like this--since you do learn more about other bloggers this way. Thanks!

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Oh I can so relate to #'s 5 & 9!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Ha Sarah--- OH--how you and I have the same problem. Dad-Gum-It!!!! ha ha