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5 Random Question Meme   6 comments

My sister Ellen tagged me for a question meme. The rules? Simple, she posed 5 random questions for 5 different bloggers who answer them and come up w/ 5  new random questions for 5 more lucky people….and so the cycle of the meme continues on and on! Thanks, Ellen. I hope I can come up with 5 questions to pass along…

Here are Ellen’s 5 random questions:

1. God has decided to send you on a Mission trip, where are you going and why?

Europe.  Religion is more cultural than a personal relationship with Jesus.  Would love to see a revival in that part of the world.

2. You have a free afternoon to read uninterrupted. Where would you choose to read?

I would read outside in the shade on a chaise lounge with my fountain and the birds serenading me.

3. You get to choose where your kids will go to college, money and grades are not an issue. Where would you want them to go and why? If you don’t have kids where would you have wanted to go to college if money and grades were not an issue?

No kids, but if I were to go to college it would be Christ Church, one of the largest colleges in the University of Oxford – Here’s a picture – Need I say more?


4. If you were stuck in an elevator for over an hour what music would you want playing while you were stuck?

Jazz and lots of it!

5. You have to travel from the west coast to the east coast of your country, what 5 cities would you want to spend time in?

I am picking 5 states rather than just 5 cities.  I would pick Montana, Wyoming, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. My husband would research all the best spots to go to in these states and I know I would enjoy each one!

Here are my 5 random questions:

  1. Are you a morning person or an evening person?
  2. If you had the chance to travel by boat, train AND plane on your next vacation, name the destination you would choose for each of these methods of transportation.
  3. Other than Jesus, which biblical character would you like to meet and why?
  4. Do you have any brothers and sisters and if so how many?
  5. Do you prefer the beach or the mountains and why?

I am tagging Lisa, Susanne, Deena, Kim, and Mandy. Ladies if for any reason you choose not to participate there are absolutely no worries… )

If you do play make sure you send me your link so I can see your answers.

Posted July 7, 2007 by Lana G! in Blog, Challenge, Friends, Fun, Random, Saturday, Tag

Restaurant Tag Meme   5 comments

My dear sister Ellen just tagged me for a dining out meme.

Here are the rules:

1.  Link to name of person that tagged you.
2.  Include state and country you live in.
3.  List top 5 favorite local restaurants.
4.  Tag 5 other people and let them know they’ve been tagged.

I am putting a twist on the meme by choosing favorite restaurants from our travels.  Play the game any way you want!

1. Ellen

2. I live in the state of Washington, USA and work in the state of California, USA and we travel as a hobby!  We love to eat out!

3. Here are my top 5 or so favorite restaurants from our travels abroad.

Italy – Pizza at a sidewalk cafe in Sienna – Tuscany
This place had the best tasting, most unique pizza we have ever had! 
Do you see the egg sunny side up on that one pizza?

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London – Claridges for High Tea – Better than Harrod’s by far!
They had a wonderful tea selection!

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France – Maison Chardenoux in Paris – Oh so French!
We showed up at 8pm and were the first ones there. 
When we left, it was packed. We left about 10:30pm.

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Greece – Gythio (a small fishing village)

A Mediterranean Sidewalk Cafe –
My first octopus and ouzo experience! OPAH!


Mexico – Two really good sunset restaurants – 
Daquari Dick’s in Puerto Vallarta and a
Brazillian BBQ place called Rio Churrascaria in Cancun

Why you go to Daquiri Dick’s at Sunset!

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Our phenomenal sunset view from Rio Churrascaria !


Honorable mentions:

Harbour View Restaurant – Sydney, Australia –
Really good food and the service was great.


Creperie Chez Suzette in Old Montreal, Quebec –
A small restaurant that served the best crepes! 


4. Since all the people I wanted to tag have been tagged by a different meme or this meme, I tag anyone who wants to play along!!

Posted June 15, 2007 by Lana G! in Blog, Eating, Entertainment, Food, Fun, Life, Photo, Random, Tag, Travel

Your iPod Has Something to Say About You!   3 comments

Saw this over at Everyday Mommy.  It is an open tag meme based on the songs in your iPod. Follow the instructions and do your own iPod post. I changed some of the questions.  Have fun!


1. Put your music player on shuffle.
2. Press forward for each question.
3. Use the song title as the answer to the question even if it doesn’t make sense. NO CHEATING!

How do you feel today?
Holy! Holy! Holy! – Avalon

What’s your outlook on life?
Peace Like A River – Various Artists

What does your family think of you?
Bloom – Mindi Abair

What do your friends think of you?
The Way I was Made – Chris Tomlin

What song should they play on your birthday?
I’ll Fly Away – Avalon

What song should they have played at your graduation?
Nocturn in C# Minor – Chopin

The Soundtrack of your life?
Amazing Grace – Avalon

You and your best friends are?
Yes and Amen – Matt Redman

Happy times:
Jesus, Take the Wheel – Carrie Underwood

Sad times:
The Well Tempered Clavier Book 2 Prelude #7 in E Flat-Bach

Every day:
Vertigo – U2

For tomorrow:
The Four Seasons (Winter)-Vivaldi

For you:
The Stand-Michael W Smith

What does next year have in store for me?
Where You Lead – Carole King

What do I say when life gets too hard?
Abide with Me-Hymnworks A Tapestry

Your favorite saying?
Octopus’s Garden – The Beatles

Song for your Funeral?
These Are the Days – Sandi Patty

Posted May 31, 2007 by Lana G! in Blog, Fellowship, Friends, Fun, Humor, Music, Random, Tag

My Ideal Mall Tag   4 comments

I was tagged by my sister Ellen to create my Ideal Mall.  Here are the details of this tag:

You get to create your own Mall. Choose 6 stores that would definitely be included in your ideal one stop mall. Then as a bonus you can pick your favorite restaurant and fast food eatery to be located there, too. After you’ve created it, post it and tag some bloggers to join in the fun. You don’t have to post pictures. I’m a visual person and pictures make me happy. Here we go…

I like pictures too!  Here are my choices:

1.  Whole Foods – This is my grocery store! 

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Posted May 10, 2007 by Lana G! in Entertainment, Food, Fun, Random, Tag

Word Challenge   10 comments

I have been tagged by Maria over at  Wordsmith Me

Often times, we use words without thinking about their impact.  Choosing the right word means understanding who our audience is.  We must be careful not to misuse our thesaurus to simply find a different, overstated, or trendy word.  Mark Twain said it best:

right-word.jpg“The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.” 

If we dare to believe that the pen is truly mightier than the sword, we can’t forget that words are powerful tools in the wordsmith’s toolbox

Here is the Challenge: Pick two or three common words that through overuse have lost their power or that fail to convey meaning precisely.  Then choose better alternatives and place them in sample sentences. 

My word choices are:

1. numerous (instead of ‘lots’) Actually, there are numerous words that could be used instead of the word ‘lots’. (The word ‘lots’ is exhausted and needs a vacation.)

2. peculiar (instead of ‘weird’ or ‘funny’) The clerk had a peculiar method of stocking the shelves.

3. consider (instead of ‘think’) “Why should any of you consider it incredible that God raises the dead?” (Acts 26:8 TNIV)

This challenge made me stop and consider the words I have chosen to express my thoughts in the past and what words I will be choosing in the future! 

Thank you Maria! I am off to search for better words!

I am tagging Ellen, Scotti and Cynthia  for this challenge!  Ladies,  if you do not want to make this an actual post on your site, feel free to just leave your answers as a comment on my post.  Good luck!

Posted April 30, 2007 by Lana G! in Entertainment, Events, Fun, Random, Tag, Writing

Real Books, Real People   13 comments

My sister Ellen tagged me and I am supposed to:

From books you have read: 

Name 3 Characters you wish were real so you could meet them.

Name 3 Characters you would like to be.

Name 3 Characters who scare you.

So here we go…..

Name 3 Characters you wish were real so you could meet them.


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Posted April 26, 2007 by Lana G! in Books, Friends, Reading, Tag