Thursday, March 04, 2010

My Answers to This Week's Random Dozen

1. Do you prefer even or odd numbers? Any particular reason?

Even, because they're divisible. Anything to make math one tiny bit easier, please.

2. On a scale of 1-10, with 1 being "not at all" and 10 being Carly Simon-worthy, how vain are you?

I'd say 8 because I grew up in an environment where appearances are of the utmost importance. It will be a long time, if ever, when I can completely overcome that.

3. Among these Irish stereotypes, with which do you identify most closely? Talkative, Proud, Inquisitive, Love to party, Hot-tempered

Inquisitive. Last night my husband criticized me because I cannot even hear a joke and not try to figure out why it was so funny to me. Pride is probably just as strong a force, unfortunately.

4. How lucky do you consider yourself?

My mom avers that one of my brothers and I are lucky. I have no idea how she developed this theory. Perhaps I won "Pin the Tail on the Donkey" and the potato race back to back at a couple of birthday parties when I was little. I did win a wedding sweepstakes right before I got married, but that's about it. However, if my mom wants to think I'm lucky, then I see no harm in that delusion.

5. What is the subject of your favorite post that you've written?

Clinton Kelly and Dave Barry. And maybe the kids.

6. Describe March weather where you live in three words.

Slushy, unpredictable, phony (trying to be Spring, but never quite makes the cut.)

7. How apt are you at detecting blarney when you hear it? (Smooth talk, flattery)

Pretty good. I used to be gullible but not anymore. There is someone on FB who flatters me all the time, but I'm onto her now. Now I am cracking up thinking, "'Onto her' as in 'Hey, do ya have anything you want to say to me today?'" Just because I know it's blarney doesn't mean I can't stand to hear it once in a while!

8. How "green" are you, environmentally speaking?

Um, purple. Or anything but green. Sorry.

9. What is your favorite song this week?

"Mercy," by Duffy. I just discovered her music lately, and I'm about to sicken myself with it because I'm replaying it so much. Can't help it. She also does "Warwick Avenue" and "Scared," which I love, love, love.

10. You are walking along and see a coin on the ground. What denomination does it have to be before you will stop to pick it up?

Dime. Am I cheap?

11. Complete the sentence: "Every time I look outside my window ...."

"I can't wait to put on my shoes and go running for the first time in months!"

12. What was the #1 song on the day you were born? See this site to find out.

"Sherry" by the Four Seasons. 1962.

If this doesn't make you sing "yeah, yeah, yeah," I don't think you have a pulse.


Nel said...

Enjoyed your answers. Yeah I remember "Sherry". Now I have to admit it was not my album, my brothers, but he played it all the time so I remember hearing it. I think I am trying to say I am not a lot older than you. I am only 5 years older. lolol Oh well good answers and questions! Thanks.

until next time... nel

Meredith said...

I don't get a link on the site for finding out the song on the day you were born. :-(

Katie@The Baby Factory said...

purple! hah! thats awesome!

The Bug said...

Now I've got Sherry in my head. One of my best friends from college is named Sherri - so we all go to hear it a lot from people who thought they were being cute :) Thank goodness there's no song about Dana!

Melli said...

#3 makes me think you are exactly like my daughter! But this whole inquisitive thing - well - it's why YOU write the best meme questions!

Loooooved Sherry... Shee-eerr-ryyy Sherry Baby! Ummmm...Duffy? Not so much.... (sorry) *checking my pulse*

Amy said...

I love Mercy too, my Glee Club (and when I say Glee Club I mean a few students who come to my room once in awhile to sing at lunch) picked Mercy as their song.

You got a good song!! Mine was In the Year 2525 by...oh I can't remember who it was by...yeah it was that good...not.

Kansas Bob said...

I was 13 when Sherry came out - love Frankie Valli.. 4 Seasons were one of my favs. Posted my answers <a href=">on my blog</a>. Have a great day!

Mocha with Linda said...

Great answers, as usual. Now I'm hearing Sherry in my brain!

Betty said...

You got me interested in Duffy now. Will listen to those songs and see... :)
I agree with Melli, #3 is why you are so good at Random Dozen! How many played this time? I missed it because I was not home and had no internet.

Susanne said...

There are sooo many of your posts that I absolutely loved Linda. I remember one about one of your kid's messy rooms that really spoke to me, and one on perspective. But my all time faves I think were the King James one and the Christmas dishes one.

Funny but I never, ever think of running when I look outside. I try to block that thought from coming anywhere near my mind. LOL.

Jeanie said...

Sherry, Sherry you've got me dancing. Good questions and answers. Maybe your mom knows something you don't.

Just Breathe said...

I like Sherry, great song. You have to get the pennies and you need to get green. Thank you for your work in doing Random Dozen.

Melanie @ This Ain't New York said...

I liked your uvula post, too. :>)

Maribeth said...

Hi there. Just joining your random dozen group. Could you tell me what day you post the questions? I always try to get my posts ready the night before. Thanks ahead of time. I really enjoyed last weeks questions!