Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Random Is the Word

At 2nd Cup of Coffee, Linda asks provocative (but G-rated) questions...Join us! Thanks, Linda.

1. If you could master one sport, what would it be? Rowing. I was on the crew team in high school but was never coordinated enough that it was easy or really fun.
2. When you make a major purchase, do you go with your gut instinct, or do you do research to make an informed decision? A little of each. My gut tells me the big picture, my research refines the hunt, and my gut tells me "TODAY!"
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? Wow...since I moved a lot and it was mostly on army bases, there are some pretty dismal choices. How about Lynn 5th Artillery?
4. Would you rather give up your favorite music or your favorite food? Food.
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? I'm not a big banana fan. One too many during pregnancy, I think.
6. Your favorite tree is? I don't have a favorite, but I do have an UNfavorite -- tulip poplar. It's the kind that fell on our house when we lived in the next town over.
7. On a scale of 1-10, how tech savvy are you? About a 5...but just because I'm not particularly interested in a lot of the technology that is currently available. So much of it seems designed to tether me to a device. (SO get off the computer, right?)
8. Has H1N1 touched your family? No.
9. Are you an analytical person, or do you just accept things the way they are without questioning or scrutinizing? Very analytical...some might call me a wee bit OVER analytical.
10. Is your personality more like that of a dog, cat, or Koala? A dog -- I assume everyone I meet is a friend until they act otherwise, and even then, if they give me food or tell me I'm a good person, I'm pretty willing to give them a second chance.
11. Do you keep in touch with friends you made years ago? The ones that we connected at the heart, yes. But there aren't very many with that kind of connection.
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? This is terrible but I choose my grocery store lane by who the cashier is. I know the ones at my local store and if one of the irritating ones is free, I'll still avoid that lane. Self-check is my new best friend at my local Giant.


Bill ~ {The Old Fart} said...

Great answers, loved your one about the dog. I am not a big banana person either.

sara said...

My middles name is Lynn too. and I am the same kind of dog person!! Ok, that just sounds weird!

The Bug said...

I love self-checkout too! Except even then I get impatient with MYSELF for being too slow. I know, sad.

Judy said...

I can just hear it: Ms. 5th Artillery!
#10 made me laugh
I SO agree with there not being many people you make a heart connection with.
I have checkers I avoid too!!

Angie said...

I forgot about the favorite checker...that trumps it all! I will not enter an empty lane if I know the checker is cranky or bags horribly. It will just ruin the experience so I'd rather wait!

Barbara H. said...

LOL at #3!

I haven't heard of that particular tree, but I can see why you wouldn't want one!

Anonymous said...

Great answers. A fighter pilot and only a 5? pffft That just doesn't make sense to me LOL :)

Joyce said...

Loved #12...wondering if you shop at a Giant I used to shop at? : ) I avoided two cashiers there at all cost!

Enjoy your week!

Susan at Stony River said...

I'm also a Lynn, LOL! And a dog person. This was a great list.

Anonymous said...

Self checkout is always my first choice if it is available.

Susanne said...

A tree fell on your house? I think that would be my least favorite too!

Great answer to the dog/cat/koala question.

Rebekah Doak said...

I'm with you on the techie thing. I do own a cell phone, but it doesn't text, email, twitter, or take pictures. Sometimes it OK to be unavailable.

kara with a k said...

My mom cannot stand bananas one bit. Yet she makes the best banana pudding ever. Weird, huh? On a pregnancy fruit related (but still random but this is random dozen so I'm gonna go with it) note, my mom ate a lot of watermelon when she was pregnant with me and I can't stand watermelon. She still loves though.

Liked your answer to #2.

ROSIDAH said...

I enjoyed reading your answers. Lynn 5th Artillery sounds ready to fight for stardom ;). Oh my goodness, the tree fell on your house? I so agree to you about the heart connection. Self-check would be great. Have a wonderful week.

Quilldancer said...

All things being equal, I choose the line my favorite checker is running. I also have a least favorite checker. usually her line is empty. I think her habit of talking through her teeth frustrates others as much as it does me. She doesn't enunciate clearly and I can't understand her most of the time.

Kim said...

#10 cracked me up (give me food...hahahaha)

All your answers were great. Would like to have your gut, to help me with my serious DMD (decision-making disorder). lol