Friday, September 19, 2008

Friday Follies

It's time again for the Friday Follies. Our weekly getting to know you session:

This week, I did not win a copy of Photoshop (that I so would have given to one of YOU) from Pioneer Woman; a bench rehab from Kimba, or an iphone from Parent Bloggers. Which begs our first question:

1. Have you ever won anything? What? How?

2 Favorite candy.

3. Are you ticklish?

4. rule breaker or rule keeper?

5. exercise your mind or your body?

6. What is your favorite board game?

7. traveler or homebody?

8. What is your favorite room in your house?

9. What is one thing you would rather pay someone to do than to do it yourself?

10. Favorite fast food restaurant.

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Theme song: Abba - The winner Takes it all

41 comments:

Tiffany said...

I won some free Usborne merchandise at a drawing once. And I won 10 free tickets to the King Tut exhibition in Atlanta that starts next month. And a few bucks here and there on lottery tickets over the last 20 years. Sigh.

Favorite candy is Turtles

Horribly ticklish.

It depends on the situation.

Neither my mind or my body get enough exercise although my mind does get more than my body. :(

I'm a Trivial Pursuit kind of person although I love chess as well. There are very few board games that I don't like.

I'm more of a homebody. I enjoy traveling but LOVE coming back home.

My fav room is probably our great room where we all hang out together.

I would rather pay someone to put my Christmas decorations away than to do it myself.

Chick Fila is my fav fast food restaurant.

KimmyDarling said...

I have won a TON of stuff in the past three weeks! All from my favorite beauty blogs-- here's what I've won:
A Tassi (see www.TassiCompany.com)
a new Neutrogena sunscreen
a "Wallflower Watercolours for Cheeks" by Three Custom Color Specialists
two SKINN lipglosses

My favorite candy-- Rolo

I used to get ticklish, but my Mom taught me how to concentrate, so I wouldn't be ticklish anymore.

Depends on the rule, but I'm usually pretty respectful of rules.

My mind gets regular workouts. My body... not so much.

Probably Scrabble.

I really don't like to travel. I like *being* in other places, but I hate GETTING THERE.

My bedroom. It's my safe haven.

Clean my house!

Wendy's

KimmyDarling said...

Awww, man. I've got to change one of my answers-- forgot about Chick Fil A. (We don't have many of them up here, so I tend to forget it's my fave!)

Shannon said...

1. Yes, but its been awhile! We used to have an oldies station here that had awesome contests... through them I have won lunch for 2 @ several different restaurants, 2 night stay @ historic Tutwiler Hotel in Birmingham w/ tickets to Marie Antionette exhibit @ B'ham Museum in 2002, tickets to 2007 US Figure Skating Nationals in Atlanta... that's all I can remember

2. Peanut M&Ms

3. EXTREMELY ticklish

4. rule keeper (most of the time)

5. exercise mind more than body

6. any kind of trivia game (Trivial Pursuit, Scene It? DVD, etc)

7. homebody... but I want to travel more

8. my bedroom...'cause that's where my bed is

9. yardwork

10. Chick-fil-A

Shannon said...

that was supposed to have been 2004 Nationals... not 2007

Romi said...

Yes, one that sticks in my mind was a Heart album from a radio show when I was a teen.

See's Candy

Yes!

Hmm....a little bit of both.

My mind

Candyland

Homebody

Kitchen

Clean my house

Chick-fil-A

SKELLER said...

Can't remember winning anything. Then again, my memory's not so good...

m&ms - semi-sweet.

yup.

keeper, mostly.

exercise both.

??? nothing comes to mind.

homebody, but I do love to travel.

familyroom/kitchen/computer room - they're all one big room, so I'm claiming them all.

Teach Classical WRiting!!!! (which is why my Eldest is taking the online class this year - woohoo!!!)

No contest - In n Out Burger. Close second: Baja Fish Tacos.

Happy Friday to you Kat!

KatCollects said...

Hi,
I am new here and love your questions. My answers...
1. Yes, I somehow am really good at winning radio station contests. Have won concert tickets, $1000 redo your home contest, tickets to baseball games, coffee pot, and more.
2. Love the truffels with the cocoa powder on them.
3. YES! : )
4. Rule Keeper for the most part unless its something fun and non hurtful ; )
5. My mind goes way to much at times.
6. Monopoly
7. Both, love little get aways.
8. My craft room.
9. Laundry, but still do it myself : )
10. Hmmm Quiznos
I will be back again, Hope you have a great friday!
Kathy

Evelyn said...

1. Have you ever won anything? What? How?

Yes! Last December I won a $500 Amazon.com gift certificate in a photo-naming contest over at thepioneerwoman.com. That gc covered the majority of the purchase price for the laptop I'm typing on right now! Gotta love Ree!

2 Favorite candy.

Licorice snaps

3. Are you ticklish?

Heck yes!

4. rule breaker or rule keeper?

A combo of both.

5. exercise your mind or your body?

Both.

6. What is your favorite board game?

Imaginiff

7. traveler or homebody?

Thanks to our current financial situation, a homebody. When things improve, we'll start taking regular vacations again.

8. What is your favorite room in your house?

Living room

9. What is one thing you would rather pay someone to do than to do it yourself?

DUST! I hate that chore with every fiber of my being!

10. Favorite fast food restaurant.

Baja Fresh

Debbie said...

I NEVER win ANYTHING. Sigh.

Peanut M&M's. They are PMS pleasers fer sure.

Kind of.

What do you think? Of course, I follow the rules. I am the oldest.

Neither lately unless you consider typing exercise and reading blogs mind exercise.

I love so many board games it's hard to choose. Sorry, Backgammon, Monopoly, Yahtzee...all my faves.

HOMEBODY. Like how that's in all Caps.

My sunroom where we eat.

I would pay someone to cook dinner during the week.

Chick Fil-A.

Fun fun fun!

Hot Tub Lizzy said...

1. Several things here and there... biggest was probably an "apartment" size fridge.

2 Peanut butter M&M's

3. If Mr. B is reading this, no. If anyone else is, yes i am... very.

4. Depends on the rules.

5. Both... but need to do the body more.

6. Trivial Pursuit

7. Both - I like to travel and see places, but it's nice to be home too.

8. Living room

9. CLEAN

10. Chick-Fil-A/Sonic/Subway

KimmyJ said...

1. Have you ever won anything? What? How?
Several cooking and baking contests, never any raffled type items.
2. Favorite candy.
M&Ms, baby!
3. Are you ticklish?
Only when PMSing when no one would dare touch me anyway - does that count?
4. rule breaker or rule keeper?
Generally like to follow the rules, except for, again, when PMSing
5. exercise your mind or your body?
Definitely more mind - desperately need to do the body.
6. What is your favorite board game?
Scrabble.
7. traveler or homebody?
I love traveling!
8. What is your favorite room in your house?
My bedroom with a good book.
9. What is one thing you would rather pay someone to do than to do it yourself?
Clean my house!!
10. Favorite fast food restaurant
Chick-fil-a.

Kat said...

Oh, you guys are all so much more on the ball than I am. I am always late to my own party :-)

1. I don't win things. Well, except when I stalked Angie's blog so that I would ensure I won the $25 gift card to Barnes and Noble. Now, my husband wins EVERYTHING. Just this week he has had three contest wins. He has one a year of free steaks from Omaha steaks, stainless steel gas grill, hammock, luggage, 2 flat screen TVs, $500 Visa gift card (which was cool because it's below the threshold where they make you fill out info for taxes.), and then of course tons of crap like t-shirts, hats, chip clips, coupons, and other things that go to Good will.

2. peanut m&ms
3. Incredibly. Just looking at me funny can get me going.
4. Both. I think the speed limit is the most violated. And stop signs are just suggestions, right?
5. MIND. I do the body at water aerobics - but it doesn't feel like exercise.
6. Trivial pursuit.
7. I would love to travel all the time. As long as I could bring my own bed.
8. Either my bedroom or my kitchen. The best things happen in those two rooms ;-)
9. I only get one thing? Clean the house. And I do pay someone to do it. It makes me happy to have a clean house. Even if it's only for one day a week. Before my family destroys all her efforts.
10. SONIC - yum, yum, yum.

Teri said...

Have you ever won anything? What? How? I have been winning stuff since high school. Lots of concerts tickets, not much money, airline tickets, albums and CDs, and of course the really excellent prize package for YOU!

Favorite candy? Peanut M&Ms - dark chocolate style

Are you ticklish? Sometimes

rule breaker or rule keeper? I am such a rule keeper its ridiculous. Makes me nuts sometimes. I think I am throwback from Kant - if you can make your actions what everyone can do, then its okay. (mildly interpretted)

exercise your mind or your body? both

What is your favorite board game? Yahtzee, because I like to yell Yahtzeeeee! everytime I win

traveler or homebody? traveler

What is your favorite room in your house? bedroom

What is one thing you would rather pay someone to do than to do it yourself? I'm with you on the housecleaning thing.

Favorite fast food restaurant? Chik Fil A

Angie's Spot said...

Ok first, I love this ABBA song.

1. Well, in addition to your cat picking me as the Office Depot gc winner last week, I also won a diamond ring at a Body Shop at Home national convention 2 years ago. That was pretty exciting.

2. Chocolate anything (just about)

3. Only on my sides and my feet mildly

4. Rule keeper

5. My mind all the time, my body only occasionally

6. I love Backgammon and Scattergories

7. I love to travel, but when I'm in town, I prefer to be at home.

8. The living room. I have the most comfy couches.

9. CLEAN MY HOUSE

10. Chick-fil-A

Yes, I have. I need to blog about it because that badge you created is awesome.

Elena said...

1. I won a portable DVD player once. (Kat, I can't get over your husband. Could he just send a little luck my way?)

2. pb m&m's or jr mints

3. only on my hibs if they are squeezed. (sounds rather scandalous)

4. rule keeper, I'm a chicken

5. mind, but SO need to do body

6. scattegories

7. both

8. front room

9. mow my lawn

10. Arby's

Mama Dawg said...

I've won a movie gift basket at my last job and I won some eco-friendly laundry detergent.

Raisenets or Rolos but only with popcorn and Dr. Pepper. Otherwise, I don't really eat it.

Ummm...yeah, to the point that I'll pee myself if it goes too far. Don't ask me how I know that.

Both...I'm a Gemini.

Mind

Life

Traveler by heart, homebody by necessity

8. the living room

9. Oil change

10. Yuck.....if I have to pick, I'll say Arby's.

Rhea said...

1. I rarely win things. I don't have that kind of luck. But I recently won a contest of Lula's! I really wanted that iphone though. One of those had my name on it, I swear. :o) And one had your name on it too.

2 My favorite candy is lemon drops (and chocolate, of course).

3. Yes, I'm ticklish. Not overly so, but yes.

4. I used to be a total rule abider but I'm getting more dangerous and daring in my old age.

5. I enjoy both exercising my mind and my body. I need to do both, often, but the mind part comes a little easier than the body part.

6. I love board games, but my favorites are Sequence and Blokus!

7. I've been both traveler and homebody...and I like a creative combination of both. :o)

8. My favorite room is my bedroom.

9. CLEAN. I need people to clean for me because I suck at it. And by clean I mean organize, deep clean and everything in between.

10.I really like Steak and Shake. Their milkshakes and grilled cheese sandwiches are delicious.

Brandy said...

I used to win countless radio contests for everything...gift cards, flowers, concert tickets and DH even won us a trip to NY to see the Lion King one time. Since they've changed their format, it doesn't happen much anymore. Recently I won a diamond bracelet and a seaweed wrap on our last cruise.

Dark chocolate

Yes

Rule breaker

Mind mostly, body never

Pictionary or Pink Elephants

Traveler AND homebody; depends on my mood

Downstairs den...comfy, comfy couches

Mow the grass

Chikfila or Arbys

Brandy said...

How does your DH win so much?? Does he has a four leaf clover or horseshoe hanging around his neck?

Susie said...

I wanna play:

1. I never win anything ever!

2. Chocolate (duh:-)

3. Very ticklish.

4. Rule Breaker ( I am always the devils advocate too:-)

5. Mind

6. Yahtzee (does that count?)

7. Homebody

8. Kitchen

9. Clean

10. Qdoda

Trish said...

I win things often. I've won movie tickets, makeovers, $104, DVD's and concert tickets from my favorite radio station. I've also won a few blog giveaways. I have thought about becoming a professional giveaway winner. I have heard that you can make a living that way ;-)

Sour Patch anything and Hot Tamales

Only my feet and my kids LOVE that they know that!

Follower (except the speed limit. I have a lead foot). I desperately want to be a breaker sometimes, but I am to bound by law.

No board games PLEASE! Puzzles or cards only.

I could and would be a traveler if funds were abundant. Right now I'm a homebody and that's okay too.

Kitchen

Clean my house. I have never paid someone to clean my house but I am sure that I would rather. Maybe someday!

Sonic, not for the food, just the treats.

Trish said...

I win things often. I've won movie tickets, makeovers, $104, DVD's and concert tickets from my favorite radio station. I've also won a few blog giveaways. I have thought about becoming a professional giveaway winner. I have heard that you can make a living that way ;-)

Sour Patch anything and Hot Tamales

Only my feet and my kids LOVE that they know that!

Follower (except the speed limit. I have a lead foot). I desperately want to be a breaker sometimes, but I am to bound by law.

No board games PLEASE! Puzzles or cards only.

I could and would be a traveler if funds were abundant. Right now I'm a homebody and that's okay too.

Kitchen

Clean my house. I have never paid someone to clean my house but I am sure that I would rather. Maybe someday!

Sonic, not for the food, just the treats.

Shannon said...

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Another mad scientist laugh just for you! ;)

Saja said...

1. I never win contests, drawings, or lotteries.
2. All of it
3. Yes
4. Both
5. Try for both
6. Buffy the Vampire Slayer
7. Homebody
8. Bedroom
9. Home repair/remodeling
10. Taco Bell

Lula! said...

I have won a few things...DVDs, CDs, Books, etc. Not terribly exciting, but free and fun!

Peanut M&Ms. Amen.

Go tickle Elmo--leave me alone!

BOTH! I'm the sweet rebel, you know.

Both mind and body--but not everyday.

Sequence

Love to travel, love returning home even more.

Clean out my basement. And that's why it's still full of crap after 3.5 years of living here.

Taco Bell, if I'm in my town. If I'm anywhere else, Sonic or Chick-fil-A, please.

Jeanine said...

I have won several things, I once won $750 in free groceries and free stuff from Mayfield Dairy. I win books quite often, I occasionally win scrapbook stuff, once Kat's kids picked me to win a really cool Creative Memories package, back when she was still a consultant.

Heath Bar or Butterfinger

On the bottom's of my feet.

Rule Keeper, although I am trying to become a little more relaxed as I get older and less uptight about it.

Mind for sure, my Body hates exertion

Cranium or Trivial Pursuit

I love to travel, but it is nice to come home too

bedroom

I believe that yardwork should always be paid for.... I love a pretty yard, when someone else does the work.

Zaxbys

Tiffany said...

Well, in bloggland alone, I have won a handmade tote, a necklace and some great items from Kori.

PEANUT M&Ms can change my mood. Like Prozac in chocolate.

Yes.

Both. I insist on rules that make sense, but throw those that don't out the door.

Both. At least I am trying on the body part. Mind is a pleasure for me.

Scrabble or Scategories.

Both.

Bedroom and kitchen

CLEAN. Exercise for me?

Baja Fresh

Karen said...

1 .. A couple of years ago I won this huge white teddy bear. It's almost as tall as I am and it's definitely going back to NZ with me. If I sit it on the couch, the dogs will go and cuddle up to it. :-)

2 .. Chocoalate covered dried fruit and I'm also really partial to licorace allsorts ..

3 .. Not really

4 .. I'd say both. Depends on the rule. For example, I do drive like I'm a NASCAR driver trying to win a race :-)

5 .. Both. I do crosswords, suduko and other puzzles and walk or ride my bike most days.

6 .. Aggravation, Monopoly, Trivial Pursuit, Yahtzee and Scrabble. Can't really pick what's my favourite of those 5.

7 .. Traveler, if I had the money!

8 .. Kitchen and lounge.

9 .. Pick up dog poop !!!

5 ..

Gina said...

Me either.

I wona book from the Christian book store in middle schol. I won a makeover at MOPs. That's about it.

Hot Tamales

Yes. But I hate the feeling of being tickled.

breaker

mind. Ugh.

Phase 10- which actually is cards.

Yes

My bedroom.

bills

Jack in the Box

Brian and Staci said...

Nothing major...but I was in the same car with a friend who won $100,000 dollars from McD's when they did their Dick Tracy giveaway YEARS ago! Cooool!

Hmmmm, I love candy bars...I love chocolate, Toffifay comes to mind right now because I'm starving!

Oh so very....EVERYWHERE! And I DO NOT like to be tickled!

RULE KEEPER FOR SURE!

Exercise the body

hmmmm, right now, we play a lot of Trouble

Kind of a homebody I would say, but I like to travel...I just like to be gone about a week though and then I'm ready to come home :)

Kitchen

Straighten my hair and clean my showers

Taco Bell!

I'm goin to bed...I emailed ya!

Trish said...

Your playlist rocks!

i just sat here and typed a whole post while enjoying it.

John Deere Mom said...

A teaching award by being a fantastic teacher ;)

Gummi Bears

YES

Rule keeper

Mind

All board games...especially Scrabble

Homebody

Family room

Mop the floors

Wendy 's

Insane Mama said...

I won a pink cowgirl hat from Rhea

Not really

Rule breaker..

Both. I can't mentaly cope if I don't get physical.

Scrabble

Both, love being home. Love traveling

My bedroom

Unclog toilets

McDonalds

Swirl Girl said...

1. I've won lots of things over the years. Lost more, sadly.

2. Hershey's with almonds.
3. only on parts of my body covered in skin.
4. rule keeper
5. both (mind more)
6. trivial pursuit or backgammon
7. homebody except when I'm away
8. love my tempurpedic bed...so I'd have to say my bedroon
9. blow dry my hair
10. favorite fast food??? fries from McD's - nuthin' in the world like them

sassy stephanie said...

K...here we go:

1. YES! I am a lucky ducky lately. I won a GC for a cute kids' shop from a SITS contest and today I found out I won a Twisted Silver bauble over at Fractured Toy. Think I may need to go to Vegas soon.

2. Baby Ruth

3. yep

4. BREAAAKER, but don't tell my kids

5. both

6. Life is always fun. Or Clue.

7. both

8. ick...right now, none of them

9. housework

10. Whataburger...think it may be a Southern chain

jennifersusan said...

1. I won "the tower of power" from
SEI at a scrapbook convention
recently. :)
2. I'm not really a candy person,
but I do like straight up
chocolate.
3. ticklish? sometimes.
4. depends on the rules that I'm
breaking or keeping.
5. I love doing both. I walk an
average 5miles most days, and
do yoga and when I cook I'm
usually reading at the same
time.
6. definately Clue
7. can't I be both???
8. I love my bedroom, but
unfortunately my kids know I
hide out there so it's not so
peaceful or quiet.
9. I'd so pay someone to pay my
bills than do it myself.
10. does starbucks count?

Jennifer P. said...

late again---but i really do love these!
1. Have you ever won anything? What? How? A CONTEST ON TV INVOLVING JUDGE JUDY TRIVIA. I WON $1000, A BIG SCREEN TV, AND ALL KINDS OF AUTOGRAPHED PARAPHANELIA. PRETTY COOL, HUH :)?!

2 Favorite candy. RITTER SPORT DARK CHOCOLATE WITH MARZIPAN

3. Are you ticklish? NOPE. AND I DO GET ANNOYED WHEN PEOPLE ATTEMPT TO TICKLE MY FEET.

4. rule breaker or rule keeper? MOSTLY A KEEPER--BUT EVERY NOW AND THEN A BREAKER. I CAN'T RESISIT WRITING MY INITIALS IN WET CEMENT...

5. exercise your mind or your body?
BOTH. ONE SEEMS TO FEED THE OTHER.

6. What is your favorite board game? TRIVIAL PURSUIT OR SCRABBLE, AND LOVE CRANIUM GAMES WITH MY KIDS.

7. traveler or homebody? PATHETIC HOMEBODY.

8. What is your favorite room in your house? MY LIVING/DINING/KITCHEN COMBO. I'M THERE RIGHT NOW---SO IT'S KIND OF MY OFFICE TOO!

9. What is one thing you would rather pay someone to do than to do it yourself? TAKE CARE OF MY CAR.

10. Favorite fast food restaurant.ARBY'S OR MCDONALDS (I LIKE MCD'S SALADS).

Jennifer P. said...

and my "cool" prize winning doesn't seem so cool now that I've read through everyone else's answers! Holy cow! there are some lucky ducks out there!

Lynné said...

1. I never win anything!!!! It sucks!

2. Reese's pieces

3. I'm so ticklish it's kinda sad

4. I'm such a rule keeper. Doesn't make for good stories though, ya know?

5. I exercise my mind and body (just started going to the gym a few weeks ago, and I love to read and play games)

6. Ya-Ya-Ya-Yahtzee!

7. I wish we had endless funds so that I could be a traveler, but at this point in my life, I am a homebody.

8. My family/living room because it's where we all spend our time together!

9. I would pay someone just to come in and dust my house (I have actually done that more than once!)!

10. Salsarita's (or does it have to have a drive-thru to be considered fast food? If so, Wendy's)

Sugar said...

1. Have you ever won anything? What? How?- I don't remember...

2 Favorite candy.- uhh... chocolate

3. Are you ticklish?- yes, very much

4. rule breaker or rule keeper?- depends on who is looking at me

5. exercise your mind or your body?- mind

6. What is your favorite board game?- life

7. traveler or homebody?- traveler

8. What is your favorite room in your house?- the room with the computer!

9. What is one thing you would rather pay someone to do than to do it yourself?- umm... schoolwork

10. Favorite fast food restaurant.- hmm... mcdonalds or wedys