Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Random Dozen # 12

Linda at 2nd cup of coffee hosts this meme. Each Wednesday we share our answers to a dozen random questions. If you want to join in the fun, click here.

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

Ping Pong! You see, my husband has mad-skills at putting spins on his ping pong returns. Just once I'd like to showcase some talent and whip his pants! (all in good fun, of course!) Here's what I'm dreaming of:

2. When you make a major purchase, do you go with your gut instinct, or do you do research to make an informed decision? husband is great at doing the legwork, followed by gut instinct - which researched product seems like the best idea for us.

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?

Michelle Riverview (she's the host of Mission Organization, btw!)

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

Uhhh...neither? Food and music are BIG in our house. It would be slightly easier to give up the music, I think. I could probably find a new favorite musically over giving up BBQ Chicken and Snickers bars.

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, almost green...a FRESH banana. so yummy.

6. Your favorite tree is?

I like a lot of trees, but my two faves - a freshly cut pine for our Christmas tree and Weeping Willow. I grew up with a Weeping Willow in our front yard and I could hide out under it when I needed a quiet place to go. It was so beautiful blowing in the wind. Sweet memories.

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

Ummm, I had to use the help button to figure out how to add a YouTube video. I did it though. Armed with a good library book, I'm a 5 or 6. Left to my own devices - probably a 2.

8. Has H1N1 touched your family?

Who knows? The little girls had minor flu-like symptoms at the end of October, but nothing traumatic. My oldest daughter's boyfriend at college got really sick around the same time, claiming H1H1, but I don't think he was ever clearly diagnosed with that specific flu...nice drama though.

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

Mostly analytical; I rarely just accept anything, but my emotions cloud my judgment (or that's what my family tells me!)

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

I'm a cat all the way! I do things on my own terms, like to be with others when I'm interested, could care less if you like me, but can be perfectly charming when I want to be. A few eyes might have been scratched, but I'm in rehab. There's a sweet playful kitten in there too, lest you get the wrong idea. :)

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

I keep in touch with some friends. I'm faithful about connecting with a Christmas card and FB has helped me keep up with friends throughout the rest of the year. I enjoy writing handwritten letters and maintain communication with a few the "old-fashioned" way.

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?

I inadvertently choose the slowest's a gift.


Catherine said...

Thinking of you in your loss, Angie. Thanks for visiting my blog and reading about mine. Grief is certainly unpredictable. The day after writing that post, I felt absolutely fine all day. It's just up and down, up and down.

And I loved your #12 answer to the Random Dozen -- I usually end up in the slowest lane, too, even when I try to figure it out first.

2Thinks said...

I admire your faithfulness w/the Christmas cards- I'd like to send them...

You and I together are like the siamese cats on Lady and the Tramp- hee hee

The Bug said...

I'm a ping ponger too! My mother was a just barely clearing the net player - when we played the ball just whizzed around. My dad on the other hand - the king of spin. It would take a half hour for the ball to just get to my side of the table (SLIGHT exhaggeration). I used to get so mad when I thought I was doing well against him & finally realized he was playing left handed. Sigh.

Joyce said...

My brother and I used to play ping pong every night after dinner growing up. He's 5 years older than me and uber athletic. Me...a bit of a clutz. However, I excel at ping pong to this day and I think I have my brother to thank for
that : )

Anonymous said...

Fun ping pong clip!

Merrie said...

I'm no good with Christmas cards.... I write the Christmas newsletter. My husband does everything else... print, write personal messages, fold, stuff, address and mail... NOT my gifting.... He can't write, but don't tell him, that... he thinks he can. LOL
Thanks for stopping by... I could probably sleep the 23 hours... especially since I'm keeping grandkids I never seem to get enough rest.

Susan said...

Yep, I generally choose the slow lane too!

I LOVE YOUR MOVIE STAR NAME! How funny that ours are so similar!

I loved my visit here and plan to come back again.

:-) Susan

Amy said...

You mean there is a help button??? Just kidding :) I would love to play ping pong...just too face paced for me. I need a sport that I can rely somewhat on my brain and not my lack of coordination...

Great answers and thanks for visiting my blog!!


H-Mama said...

What fun answers. Friends of ours planted a willow tree and when the wind blows causing it to sway, out of the corner of my eye, I constantly think someone is there. ;)

Kim said...

# 12: perfect! What took me a loooong paragraph to say, you managed in one succinct sentence. Now THAT'S a gift! :-)

Loved #10 too. Well put!

We had a weeping willow at the parsonage. Miss it! That's the one tree name I can remember in Spanish. It's a sauce (pronounced sow-say). I haven't seen any of the variety common to what I was used to, but they have some pretty (and smaller) ones here.

The Bug said...

Oh the Matrix ping pong video is fabulous! I want to be able to play like THAT!

Sue said...

Hi Angie. Thanks for visiting my blog. I enjoyed your answers to this week's Random Dozen. We had a weeping willow tree in our backyard. I loved hiding under there too!

Anonymous said...

Oh my! I loved your answers! Especially the cat answer! ha.

kara with a k said...

Ping pong, that is awesome! The year before my grandmother died she played me in a couple games of ping pong at a family reunion and totally beat me every time (laughing all the way) so obviously I could use some ping pong skills.

Could you send Michelle Riverview over to my place for some Mission Organization? Because I really need it!!

ROSIDAH said...

Dear Angie, my heartfelt sympathy and deepest condolences on your great loss. Your grandmother must have been a wonderful woman.

I enjoyed reading all your answers. I love the show displayed in the video. Wow, your movie name turned out as an actual star. It might mean that you are born to be a star :).

Angie said...

Thank you, everyone, for leaving a comment. I'm really enjoying the Random Dozen and getting to meet so many of you! New friends are a lot of fun.

Have a great week!