Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Random Dozen...sorta.

Oh guessed is that time of the week. Lid's Random Dozen.

Here goes nothin':

1. If you could master one sport, what would it be?
I know this sounds very violent and I am sure says something about my psyche that I want to keep hidden, but I want to be a kick boxer. Not that I want to hurt another human being in that way, but I just LOVED those classes and really felt great kicking the heck out of that bag.

hmmm I WAS going through a divorce at the time...coincidence or Freudian be the judge...

2. When you make a major purchase, do you go with your gut instinct, or do you do research to make an informed decision?
Nope if it looks good and is in a good price range I pull the trigger...

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?
Christine Thirty-fourth street...OK that's not going to get me too far.

4. Would you rather give up your favorite music or your favorite food?
Since I am a music teacher I would have to say favorite food, but I need to lose 15 pounds so I have had very little luck giving up food in any way shape or form, it seems. Could someone just poof pizza off the planet...then maybe I'd have some luck.

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?
Spotty and more ripe...however GS needs them almost green. This works out great...he gets the bananas at the beginning of the week and I get them towards the end...plan...and if neither of us get to them...BANANA MUFFINS...its a win win baby!!

6. Your favorite tree is?
Weeping Willow...does that make me a melancholy person??? Barbara Walters would have a hey day with that answer.

7. On a scale of 1-10, how tech savvy are you? other words if you tell me what button to push I am good, but leave me to figure it out I am up a creek without a USB port.

8. Has H1N1 touched your family?
nope...(she says as she knocks on her desk.) I have had many students with it but not me or my kids...(she says knocking harder on her desk.)

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

hmmm I wonder if I answered this question OK?

10. Is your personality more like that of a dog, cat, or Koala?
I'm a happy happy dog...(she says as she turns her head slightly to look at you lovingly)

11. Do you keep in touch with friends you made years ago?
Just did a post on this says hiding her head in shame)

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, the line I am in will be slower than all the rest. My only advice to you is don't pick the lane I am in.

In summary: I need to come to terms with the fact that something in me wants to be a kick boxer, this might be a good thing because with a name like Christine Thirty-fourth street I certainly won't be an actor. Don't copy my major gut instinct purchases (and lets hope it isn't something techie 'cause I won't know what to do with it) but most important don't stand in line behind me when I am purchasing it.

Hey...I just realized that my need to summarize my random dozen makes them not so random...

...that's me, I need things all nicely tied up in a pretty package.

What does that say about me? (she says in a typical questioning way)

More Later

-A Ro


  1. I would hate to have to spell that name as a child. Wow that would be a tough one. I don't think I could spell it now. I like the ending to your posts where wrap it all up.

  2. Your summary is cute. I'd love to try kick-boxing; I think I'd like to get out some of that angst at times.

    I'm with you on the weeping willow and that I chose the slowest lane in the grocery store. I liked "don't pick the lane I'm in." -made me laugh.

  3. wow, this is the second post I've read that I've had to resubmit the comment because I clicked away before I wrote in the code word. I guess you know what I answered to the question regarding technology. And you did manage to use the term usb port in your post so I think you should give yourself at least a point!

    My husband and I took a kickboxing class a few years ago and we loved it too! We were not getting a divorce but I think knocking the daylights out of a heavy bag is good for whatever ails ya : ) I'm thinking of getting one for my hubs for Christmas to hang in the basement. His job is so stressful...I think a punching bag would be a great tension reliever!

  4. Your summary cracked me up. And I'd say it makes you an analytical person? LOL. Great answers.

  5. Weeping Willows are lovely, not melancholy! I have wonderful memories of one in my yard as a's the tree I chose, too.

  6. Excellent answers as usual. I think I'm going to copy you & add a summary next week. If I think it's as good as yours - if not, you'll just have to summarize it for yourself!