Tag-a-doodle Doo

I rode this elephant in Burma (Myanmar) Yep. I did.

So it’s very possible I’ve been watching too many Modern Family episodes. One of my favorites is when Cam calls his drink a Drink-a-doodle doo. I say that now. Apparently, it’s carrying over to my post titles. Whatayagonnado?

I want to say thanks so much to Cathy over at Thoughts on Books for tagging me! Whoop! Go check her blog out. Click the red letters. RED LETTERS. 

Here’s the deal: I have to tell 11 random things about me, which I’m not since I already have 10 random things about me on another page (side bar) but…I’ll post 1 random thing, yah know in honor of following the rules. Then I have to answer 11 questions and make up 11 new questions for the people I tag. 

Everyone take a breath with me. 

Random thing about me: I’ve literally scared the pee out of the SAME woman, TWICE! Once, at a lock-in  (thought I was gonna say Band Camp didn’t ya?) I put on for the Women’s Ministry. While they were doing a scavenger hunt in the dark, I hid in the Pastor’s old shower, knowing they had to come there. When they pulled back the curtain….RAAAAAAARRRRRHHHHH! She went home and changed and came back. Priceless! The second time we went rolling/tp-ing houses and I turned the corner and scared her. I laughed then, but I get it now. I can’t jump on a trampoline without wetting myself. Having babies does stuff to yah. Anywho…


Would you rather go for a run or a walk?
Walk. I think better and day-dream better. When I’m running, I’m just focused on surviving.
What is your favorite movie?
I LOVE movies, so that’s a tough one. Right now, Lindsay Harrel and Melissa Tagg are screaming, JAWS! She loves JAWS! But that’s not my favorite. I love too many to have a favorite, but I’ll tell you I’ve seen Underworld: Rise of the Lichens at least 50 times! LOL…And I’ve seen CLUE 50 X 50 times. I just don’t know!
Do you have a pet?
Unfortunately. Let’s leave it at that.
What book in the Bible has moved you the most?
Song of Solomon hands down. HANDS. DOWN. Changed my life with Jesus. In a way that moves me to speak about it.
What is your favorite meal?
All my friends are screaming, “Sandwiches and soup!” They’d be right. I love a hot Turkey club on wheat and a bowl of veggie soup…or potato. LOVE.
If you could go back in time to live, what period would you choose and why?
Well, I’m not good with dates, so it’s hard for me to say a year because even when I’m reading historicals, sometimes I have to flip to the front again to remember what era I’m in. And I can’t tell you any of those years after the book is done. I remember periods by Cowboys and Indians, during slavery, during the war with Germany…or right after, when they wore flapper dresses, victorian–but I’m not sure how long that era lasted and it doesn’t matter I won’t remember if you tell me, Little House times, Dowton Abbey and Gosford Park times, and Biblical times.
I’d like to live during Dowton Abbey times but only if I got live upstairs! LOL I didn’t say Biblical because I’d only get to experience Jesus when He rolled into town. Now I get Him all the time. (Before death that is–after death…well it’s too hot and hard and who cares)
Do you enjoy watching sports? If so whats your favorite?
Ok this has zip to do with sports but DH just asked me if I was going to eat before the circus and I said, “No, my stomach hurts. I don’t know why.”
He grinned. “If you’re eating a lot of salad now, like you say you are, it’s a shock to the system.”
 “Then I’m appalled.” I thought that was funny. I hate sports. I write while my hubby glues himself to football and baseball. Works for us.
Country or City Girl?
I like the country. It’s gorgeous but the truth is, it’s overrun with critters and mice and I’d prefer those things to stay outside my house and pantry. But not the city like New York, because crowds and rushing brings out my pre-saved self. It’s ugly. Real ugly.
What kind of music do you enjoy the most?
I love all sorts of music, but I tend to gravitate towards haunting contemporary music with an acoustic and piano in the background (it’s the Jesse Patch genre), or usually the last song of every Vampire Diaries because I download them all on iTunes! Great for imagining scenes.
Beach or Mountain Vacation?
Mountains are pretty but once you’re up them, what’s there to do but get altitude sickness, see some wildlife, and come back down? Beach.
What author has influenced you the most in your christian walk and why?
Beth Moore because her Bible studies are amazing. When I want deep intimacy, I read Spurgeon. I’m a huge fan of Bob Roe but he only wrote 2 studies before he died. When I found out he was in heaven, I cried. I’m selfish like that. And I love Tozer and R.C. Sproul. That’s more than one, but it is what it is. Oh wait! Jerry Bridges. Not the actor, that’s Jeff. 

My 11 Questions:
1. Chocolate or Vanilla and why?
2. Have you ever shoplifted? Ever thought about it? 
3. Colored polish or French manicure?
4. Where’s the last place on earth you’d want to visit and why?
5. What’s your least favorite food?
6. How many licks do you think it really does take to get to the center of a Tootsie Roll Pop?
7. Hotels or camping?
8. Which celebrity that is alive (there is no Jesus loop-hole here, people) would you like to meet and why?
9. Do you have a smart phone? Can you live without it? Be honest…okay you can. Would you want to? Be honest.
10. If you could be any animal which one would you be and why?
11. Home cooked or 5 star meal?

I’m tagging EVERYONE, mostly because I want to read all your answers! 🙂 If you don’t blog, do this in a facebook note or post. Or email me. LOL

Hap, Hap, Happy Friday! If you can’t play the game, answer one or more of the questions in the comments!

40 thoughts on “Tag-a-doodle Doo

  1. Jess,
    You crack me up.
    You also keep me up.
    I really want to join in all this 11 questions fun, but I am a girl on the edge of craziness thanks to a major deadline x2.
    So, I'm just going to enjoy everyone else's Q&A.
    But for the record: I just bought an iPhone. With Siri.
    It scares me.
    My 11 y.o., on the other hand, has complete conversations with Siri.

    1. I understand deadlines, not quite like your deadlines! I think that should be someone's blog. Conversations with Siri! LOL

  2. You are so good at giving me fun ways to procrastinate. My book would already be edited if it weren't for you. How do you sleep at night? 😉 I'll let you know when my answers are posted.

    1. Sure I am! I sleep like a baby, baby! I read your answers. Hysterical.

  3. FUN!! (I can't believe you rode that elephant too)

    I saw Lisa Harper speak at a women's retreat and she talked on Song of Solomon and it made me look at it in a totally different and appreciating way!

    1. I did ride that elephant. I also feared for my life! hee hee

  4. Hehehe, yes I totally thought you were going to say Jaws. Now I feel so confused…like I don't even know you anymore!

    J/K! Seriously, fun answers. Loved this. And thanks for tagging everyone because I had no clue what to blog about on Monday. I think you've just given me a solution. 🙂

  5. Sooo funny (again!)!!

    I thought I'd read your 10 random facts before, (waaay back when I stalked your blog), but somehow I missed #3. I want to know how THAT happened! And no ticket? Dish, please!

    Let's see… Least favorite place to visit? Probably the island Tom Hanks was stranded on in ______. The name of the movie escapes me at the moment. Anyway, I wouldn't do well w/o modern conveniences OR people. I must have working plumbing. And toilet paper. And friends to laugh with.

    Happy Friday, Jess! 🙂

    1. Well, technically it wasn't my fault. I was getting in the turn lane and he decided to throw his lights on and chase a bad guy. I couldn't stop so I smacked right into him. Glass shattered his window and spilled into his lap. He couldn't get out until assistance.

      I'll never forget the officer that came to take my statement he said, "Are you hurt?"

      "No, I'm fine. Is he hurt?" I nodded toward the officer, still stuck inside his vehicle.

      He grinned and I must say he had a nice smile. "Just his ego." You should have seen the people driving by looking at my van smacked into the cruiser. Good times.

  6. I share your love of Beth Moore and totally agree with your walking answer! I just played a game of tag last week, but I love games, so here's a few answers:)

    1. Chocolate. Ummm…b/c it's chocolate.
    2. no and yes
    3. French Manicure. It reminds me of my wedding day. But manicures and kids don't mix well together, so I typically have nothing.
    6. 562
    7. Hotels. I don't do tents. Hubby and I have camped once together in our married lives and decided we wanted to stay married…nuff said.
    9.Yes. Hubby just switched me to one. We have a love/hate relationship. (The phone and I, not Hubby). When I'm lost downtown and need a map, my phone is my best friend. When it refuses to load said map, I threaten to throw it out the window.

    Fun Friday, Jess! Have a great weekend!

    1. #7 cracks me up! LOL And #9. Glad you clarified. Hee hee

  7. Beth Moore rocks! And I have to say I wasn't expected that book of the Bible to have influenced you most. Learn something new every day, I do.

    ~ Yoda.

    1. What book would you have guessed? I love your Yoda voice!

  8. JAWS!!! JAWS!!! (Yep, I'm screaming it.) LOL to Mel's comment.

    And yay, you've given me a Monday blog topic too. Sweet.

    I'm totally with you on the beach thing. It doesn't help that I have beach on the brain…I've got a Caribbean cruise coming up in July. Woot!

    1. Can't wait for Monday! It's going to be hoot! Cruise??? I'm jealous.

  9. Love learning more about you, Jess!

    I'm a country girl at heart even though I've always lived in the suburbs. I'm at home in the wide open spaces. For me, the city is fun for a visit, but not an extended stay.

    Fun post.

    1. Wide open spaces, reminds me of the song by the Dixie Chicks? You know it?

  10. Girl, you're a HOOT!! I'm with you, I'd live in Downton Abbey or Biblical times if we had a choice. 🙂 Okay, answers to your questions:

    1. Chocolate. It's simply the best.
    2. Shoplifting? Seriously?
    3. Simple, clean, French manicure.
    4. I will never visit concentration camps. Nuff said.
    5. Least fave food is liver, hands down. Vile!
    6. I'm a cruncher, so I don't bother licking Tootsie Roll Pops first. 🙂
    7. LOVE camping, but need a hotel to sleep in at night. A woman must have appropriate facilities. 🙂
    8. I'd love to meet & chat with Eric Mataxas.
    9. I'm too used to my iPhone to live without it.
    10. I would be one of my cats. They're SO pampered and spoiled!
    11. Home cooked hands down!

    1. Liver sucks, but I do like fried chicken liver. Oh yes I do and if you were a cat, you'd eat them! They'd be your favorite Fancy Feast treat! LOL

  11. Oh my word, you CRACK me up, Jessica.

    1. Chocolate. Um, do you really have to ask why? 😉
    2. Nope.
    3. Colored polish for my toes. French manicure for my fingers.
    4. The landfill. Ick.
    5. Jalapeno peppers. Spicy and I do not share the love.
    6. 65
    7. Hotels. I like camping for a one-night maximum, but my last 5 camping experiences have ended in torrential rain. Not a good track record.
    8. No idea. I'll cheat and skip this one.
    9. Technically I do, but I disconnected it from all the "smart" stuff. I'm livin' in the 20th century and loving it. 🙂
    10. Elephant because I wouldn't have to worry about predators.
    11. Home cooked all the way.

    1. An elephant! That's an interesting choice! LOL Hey we're alike on #3!

  12. How long does it take to lick to the center of a tootsie roll?

    My answer? As long as it takes my teeth to sink into it! There is *NO* licking a tootsie roll for this baby. Uh-uh. Those things are too precious to make them suffer in silence for forever.

    I LOVE your questions. I'm just not brave enough to answer all of them.

    1. Gah! I have to lick the sucker off my Pop before I eat the Tootsie Roll!

    2. Well, yes if it's a sucker….but not if it's a Tootsie Roll.

      Now I have product development confusion. I'll have to eat a sucker now to see how many licks it really does take. See, I just saw the words TP and my brain took off. Totally normal and utterly confusing. 😉

    3. You make me laugh! I'm not a big fan of Tootsie Rolls but I LOVE the POPS! And even stranger, my favorite soda is Diet A&W root beer but I detest the root beer Tootsie POPS! What?! 🙂

  13. What a fun post! Loved the random thing about you! LOL!!!!! Fun. Fun!

  14. Trying to survive while running… I sympathize. I totally get it. 🙂 I'm off to do my post. I needed a new idea for today. 🙂

    1. So glad help you out with fodder for the blog! Your tweet cracked me up!

  15. Jessica, I love all your answers! You made me giggle. 🙂 Here's a few answers to your questions:

    1. CHOCOLATE…it's just better

    7. HOTEL…same reason as Susan. I'd like to stay married too. 🙂

    8. Amy Grant…I think it would be fun to talk about kids and life and Jesus with her. Her music had such an influence on me as a teenager.

    11. 5 star meal (mostly because I'm not a very good cook) The best meal I've ever eaten was at the Paris hotel in Vegas…I can't even describe how good it was!

    Thanks for participating in the tag and making me smile! 🙂

  16. Jessica, I love all your answers! You made me giggle. 🙂 Here are a few answers to your questions:


    7. HOTEL…same reason as Susan. I'd like to stay married. 🙂

    8. Amy Grant…I think it would be fun to talk about kids and life and Jesus with her. Her music had such an influence on me as a teenager.

    11. 5 star meal…(mostly because I'm not a very good cook) The best meal I've ever eaten was at the Paris Hotel in Vegas. I can't even describe how good it was!

    Thanks for participating and making me smile! 🙂

    1. Cathy,
      So glad you tagged me! It was a ton of fun! Glad you got a good laugh. 🙂

      I stayed at the Paris in Vegas too! It was fabulous! How cool!

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