1. Do you prefer even or odd numbers? Any particular reason?
I guess it depends on what it is relating to. Numbers just for numbers’ sake — no, I don’t think there is a preference.
2. On a scale of 1-10, with 1 being “not at all” and 10 being Carly Simon-worthy, how vain are you?
(What’s with asking us about our faults each week?!) I think we all have some degree of vanity in us. And I think I’ll just leave that at that. 🙂 Edited: OK, I had to come back to this one. Argh — I am too analytical for these kinds of questions! I think overall I have a healthy sense that any strength or ability I have, anything I can accomplish, is from the Lord and His grace and strength. But I will admit there a couple of areas where I struggle with this and have to give myself a talking to and get things back in perspective. And it’s silly because those areas are some where other people are way better than me. But that’s the nature of the flesh. So I think real vanity, really thinking that in any way or any part of me is better than anyone else — I’d have to say maybe a 3. But in occasional temptations it can go higher. And I do struggle with where the line between being pleased and proud. (Told you I am too analytical….)
3. Among these Irish stereotypes, with which do you identify most closely? Talkative, Proud, Inquisitive, Love to party, Hot-tempered.
What about open and friendly? That’s how I usually think of Irish people. I can be open and friendly, but it’s not my natural bent. I can be talkative, but I’m more inclined to be quiet. If inquisitive means curious, yes, I am that. I don’t love to party. Hot-tempered — I am afraid I do have my moments, but it’s more of a simmering beneath the surface than an explosion. But I don’t think I’d call that a primary characteristic.
4. How lucky do you consider yourself?
I don’t believe in luck: I believe in Providence and prayer.
5. What is the subject of your favorite post that you’ve written?
I have a few of my favorite posts in my sidebar, but the subject would be something the Lord has taught me or done in my life.
6. Describe March weather where you live in three words.
Changeable. Cold. Wet.
7. How apt are you at detecting blarney when you hear it? (Smooth talk, flattery).
I can detect flattery pretty well, but I used to be prone to smooth-talking sakes pitches. I’m more wary now.
8. How “green” are you, environmentally speaking?
I think there is a lot about “the movement” that is hype, which tends to make me discount a lot of it, but I could probably work on it more.
9. What is your favorite song this week?
I don’t know is I would say it is a favorite, but the one that has come to mind most often is “Going Home” which I posed a video of here earlier this week.
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?
I am more concerned with how dirty it is that how much it is. Probably a quarter, though I don’t think I am likely to pick up coins anywhere but my own house unless I just dropped them myself.
11. Complete the sentence: “Every time I look outside my window ….”
I long for spring.
12. What was the #1 song on the day you were born? See this site to find out.
“Tammy” by Debby Reynolds.