Monday, November 16, 2009

12 at 12

It's time for week 12 in the random dozen meme  hosted every Wednesday by Linda over at 2nd cup of Coffee.   Everyone's invited to the party....just answer the questions on your blog and link here so we can all come and visit.

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

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

My husband always seems to know what all the bells and whistles are that we are looking  for so I generally go with his recommendation.  

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?

Ann Farmington

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

I don't like this question.  Just sayin'.  I mean I can't imagine any circumstance where this would be necessary I giving up a single favorite food or an entire food group?  A favorite genre of music or a favorite artist or just a favorite song?  I will give up a single favorite food...I gotta have my tunes.  Plus I'll be honest and admit I have quite a lot of favorite foods so in giving up one there will surely be another to take its place.   

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.   Over ripe=banana bread

6. Your favorite tree is?

Japanese Red Maple

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

I’m going with a 3…I mean I did manage to create my blog all by myself so that’s gotta count for something right?

8. Has H1N1 touched your family?

Not so far!

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

I think it depends on what we’re talking about here.  Maybe that means I'm analytical :  )  If we’re talking about something that falls under the realm of the mysteries of the way God works in the universe then I’m accepting…if we’re talking about some of the things going on in the realm of politics and our government then I’m analytical.   And angry but I guess that's another post.

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

Not sure what the personality of a koala is so I’m going with a least that's the one I aspire to- happy, loving and completely they sleep all night and then get up and take a nap...who doesn't want that?

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

Absolutely…I just wrote about this on my blog on Monday

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?

Ahh…the mind game known as the check out line….I would most likely go for the shorter line rather than a long express.  I normally scan the contents of the carts and I also like to eyeball the people in line to decide ahead of time who looks like they might have ‘issues’ when they check out.  With just a few items though I’d most likely go to a self checkout line which all of our stores now have.  


  1. Love your movie star name -- very patrician sounding.

    And I'm right with you on the self checkout -- so much easier, and it gives you something to do.

  2. Another great group of answers. Visiting everyone so far that has done the meme, most seem to be lucky and not caught that flu.

  3. loved the "looks like they might have issues" Will have to keep that in mind next time I'm choosing a lane.

  4. Joyce,

    Love your tree choice because we just put one in our front yard three years ago and just watching how it changes over the seasons, is so beautiful and inspiring.

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

  5. You got it right! The grocery line is a mind game, isn't it? I would love to have my dog's life. Sleep. Nap. Chase the cat. Nap. Eat. Repeat. Ha!!

  6. I'm with ya on the tree choice. So pretty!

  7. ballet is beautiful - as is the japanese maple -- what fun to learn more about you.

  8. Joyce,
    Let's see... we have quite a bit in common in the food department- lots of faves! I also love Japanese maples. My grandparents have one in their "courtyard", and I have been contemplating one to replace our overgrown decorative grasses at my own house. Love the one about "people with issues" in the grocery line. Don't get me started!
    Have a great week!

  9. If you have to debate #9 then the answer is obvious ... ;)

    I have NEVER had a good experience in the self-checkout line. Something always starts beeping or breaking or it won't take my money or ....

  10. I think your #12 gives "scanning the items" at the grocery store a whole new meaning! Love iT!

  11. Loved reading your answers and getting to know you better. Hope your week is going well. Love & blessings from NC!

  12. #4 shows a fine analytical mind. lol
    Love your movie star name! Sounds like something from a book.
    Great questions this week with fun answers!

  13. So funny...I just wrote about keeping friends this week too...and I love everyones ideas about grocery store lines. I have learned some valuable tricks!!

    Great answers!!

  14. I have never done the self-check out thing! I'm gonna have to break down and try it some time. Enjoyed reading your answers.

  15. Love your movie star name! And I would say that you are analytical because you seem to work out your answers IN your answers. *smile* I enjoy reading your reasonings! :-)