Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Random Dozen 11/18

Here's another Random Dozen from Linda!

1. If you could master one sport, what would it be?
Ohh, figure ice-skating or gymnastics. So pretty, graceful and powerful, accompanied by music.

2. When you make a major purchase, do you go with your gut instinct, or do you do research to make an informed decision?
As I get older, I tend to do more research. It took me 3 weeks and 2 trips to the dealership to decide on the last car we bought, a Kia Sedona. I tend to second-guess myself. Did you read last week’s post about Buyer’s Remorse?

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?
This is quite tame- I always heard it was your “adult film” star name! Mine is Lynn Hetzler.

4. Would you rather give up your favorite music or your favorite food?
I say this with trepidation, but food. Anyone who knows me also knows that I don’t really discriminate when it comes to food, so I’m sure I could readily find a replacement favorite food. Music, not so much.

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?
Ripe, but not completely mushy. I like my bananas to smell like bananas. Now apples, I have more distinct opinions about.

6. Your favorite tree is?
I really like the romanticism of Weeping Willows. We had one on the farm on which I grew up. Great for shade and games of chase!

7. On a scale of 1-10, how tech savvy are you?
Maybe a 5? Web-based stuff and cameras I do OK with, but put an advanced phone, Crack-berry, or video game in my hands, and I am lost!

8. Has H1N1 touched your family?
Not yet. I say this because I am immune compromised, and still have yet to find the injectable vaccine. I get every bug that comes around (I have kids AND work with kids), so I figure it’s just a matter of time. I usually don’t get worked up about stuff like this, but I admit I’m a bit nervous. However, my oldest daughter has already had seasonal flu, and my doctor put me on Tamiflu as a precaution, and it worked!!

9. Are you an analytical person, or do you just accept things the way they are without questioning or scrutinizing?
I scrutinize and analyze to death.

10. Is your personality more like that of a dog, cat, or Koala?
Considering I have no idea what the personality of a Koala is like, I will say cat. I’m not the “follow you around like a puppy dog” kinda person. I am very independent, I like naps, and I like cars. Thus, the cat. Here's our kitty, Luna.

11. Do you keep in touch with friends you made years ago?
Yes, thanks, in part, to FaceBook. I also am still very close to 3 college friends. (See previous meme regarding “jumping for joy”- my biannual Girls Weekend!) Here we are in 2008:

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?
If the express lane is run by a grocery employee, I will choose that. If it is the self-scan variety, I tend to shy away of there is a line. In my experience, there is always something that doesn’t ring up properly, or someone who can’t figure out where the money goes in. By the way, seeing people in the express lane with too many items is one of my pet peeves. It’s just rude!

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  1. oops, my comment disappeared before I sent...hopefully you're not getting this twice. See #7 on my
    blog : )

    Someone else said Weeping Willow and it reminded me of a beautiful tree in my best friends yard...we played under it for hours. Such fun days.

    Enjoy your week!

  2. I'm right there with you on #1. I am a synchronized swimmer, so those sports are ones I naturally gravitate towards too :)

  3. I love the grocery store where I shop. They always have a good flow at the cash registers and plenty of people working so there's not too much standing around.

    And I keep track of my "old" friends, too. I still talk to a few from grade school on a regular basis.

  4. Your cat Luna is cute!!

    I almost never brave the self-checkout lanes. I figure I'm going to be the one whose stuff doesn't ring up right and I have no patience for that sort of thing.

    Good answers!

    Nice to "meet" you Bekah with a k!

  5. I enjoyed reading your answers. I wish we had a self-checkout lane here. Thanks for sharing yuor Blogthings result on my blog. What a match! Have a wonderful week :)

  6. skating that looks so easy...ha ha and my brother is a master mechanic and has worked for a lot of car dealerships and he now works for Kia and loves those good choice. It is good to know others appreciate a weeping willow...such a magnificant tree!!


  7. Yeah, that game is for porn star name, not movie star name.

    I think you'd be a lovely figure skater.

  8. Ha! I need to find my figure before I can become a figure skater!


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