Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Random Dozen

1. If you could master one sport, what would it be?

I've answered all the other questions and come back and I still can't think of one. I have never liked playing sports. But I never learned to even roller skate very well, and I've always wished I could ice skate. Nothing spectacular, just glide around on the ice without breaking anything.

2. When you make a major purchase, do you go with your gut instinct, or do you do research to make an informed decision?

Research to the nth degree. I've always tended toward that, but being married to my extremely analytical engineer, there's no other choice.

3. There is an old kids' game that says you can find out what your movie star name would be by using your middle name as your first name and the name of the street you grew up on as your last. What is your movie star name?

Questions like these are how people roaming the internet find out passwords and answers to those secret questions. (Seriously. A recent article about Facebook pointed out how many people have their birthday and maiden name out there for the world to see.)

4. Would you rather give up your favorite music or your favorite food?

This week's cruel choice. I'll say food. Because my music is food for my soul.

5. There are two types of banana preferences. One is pristine yellow, almost to the point of being green; the other is spotty and more ripe. Which is your preference?

Pristine yellow, just as the green has vanished. Unless I'm baking with them, of course.

6. Your favorite tree is?

A specific tree? The one in the front yard when I was growing up. It was a great climbing tree and had a perfect place that two big branches forked where I would sit and read. I think it was an Ash tree. As far as general types, I love the big old sprawling oaks of the South.

7. On a scale of 1-10, how tech savvy are you?

Well, that depends on whose 1-10 scale it is! If it's my man's, I'm a negative 84. (He's been an engineer with a computer company for over 30 years.) For the average person not employed in the computer industry, I'd say I'm about a 7. Except for blog code.

8. Has H1N1 touched your family?

Yep. My girl had it about a month ago.

9. Are you an analytical person, or do you just accept things the way they are without questioning or scrutinizing?

Hmm. Let me think about this. . . ! I'm pretty analytical, especially of people and situations.

10. Is your personality more like that of a dog, cat, or Koala?

Having never owned any of these three, I have no idea. I don't slobber or jump on people, so that rules out dogs (although I am loyal). I don't preen or act haughty (I hope!) so eliminate cats (but I like being clean). I've outgrown climbing trees, but I do like to curl up and sleep, so after ANALYZING the situation, I'll go with a koala.

11. Do you keep in touch with friends you made years ago?

Yes. Refer to the loyal aspect of #10 above. I have a few folks I've exchanged Christmas cards with for over 30 years. I still keep up with four good friends from high school. And one of my high school teachers. I don't make close friendships easily, but you are stuck with me for life once I do. I have a few scars from that character trait. I've learned to let go and actually pared down my Christmas card list a couple of years ago.

12. You are checking out at a grocery store. In the express lane, there are more people than the regular lanes, but of course, their load is less than those in the regular lanes. Which lane do you choose (assuming you qualify for the express lane) and why?

It doesn't matter. Whichever one I choose will immediately screech to a halt and the other one will go at warp speed. Believe me, I've tried it both ways. Murphy hangs out at my grocery store.

Go visit Lid at 2nd Cup of Coffee to see some more random answers from folks!


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quilly said...

We answered #12 the same -- and speaking of Murphy, why is the Fall Into Flavor badge at the top of this post?

Cathy said...

# 12 is the same at my grocery too!

SusanD said...

I'm with you on #4. I'll give up food before music. Definitely. Thanks for sharing. Blessings, SusanD

sara said...

you confused me with the fall into flavor picture too!!

Love the story of your favorite tree! I could just see you up there!

I think Murphy gets around!!!

Xandra@Heart-of-Service said...

Oh Linda! I'm happy to be stuck with you!


Barbara H. said...

I answered ice skating, too. I love gracefulness (and I a sadly not graceful!) and ice skating seems so very graceful. Plus, even though it can be competitive, it's not directly confrontational.

I agree with some of those "find your ___ name" things I have seen, especially when there is a whole list of them at once. But I don't think anyone is going to steal my identity with my middle name and a street in an unknown city.

I liked climbing trees when I was younger.

So far everyone I've read has a similar answer to #12. :-)

Susanne said...

LOL to number 12. That's happened to me too many times too.

Your childhood tree sounds like the perfect place.

Cindy said...

It's always fun to get to know someone through lists like this.

Lisa @ The Preacher's Wife said...

I howled at the question that asks if you impulse buy or research. I think I could have almost taken this quiz for

Y'all are so fun.!

Jessie at BLog Schmog said...

I'd say analytical, you justified all your answers! :) So did I

Angie said...

Like # 3 answer...I figure if people from my past can't find me via my married name, then why bother.

Agree about the banana.

Loved "Murphy hangs out at my grocery store." He must be in everyones.

SnoWhite said...

I feel the same way about the grocery store line!

Bekah said...

I did read your random post, but I esp. enjoyed reading your "thankful" list. I am blogging about my gratitudes, list style, this coming Saturday. Come by for a visit!

SouthLakesMom said...

I have a photo of my cousins and siblings at our grandpa's house. The two middle 'uns (my closest cousin and me) are in the tree...I don't know what kind it was but you're right, it was PERFECT!

CeeCee said...

I say we go hunt Murphy down! LOL. I agree with you about bananas. Pristine.

Yeah, I know what you mean about Christmas card lists.