Random Dozen Meme

Linda at
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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.

13 thoughts on “Random Dozen Meme

  1. You are not VAIN! Are you vain??? I have never heard (seen) a vain word come out of you! You hide it well!

    Boy that LUCK question bit the dust this week! NONE of us believe in luck! This is a good thing!

    I wonder what song was on the Billboard chart the day you were born….

  2. You vain? hmmm that’s a new one. I would never have thought that my friend. You don’t believe in luck? hmmm Not even the Luck Of The Irish? LOL I like your answer to that I must say however. 🙂 But mostly I never pictured you with a temper at all. Are you sure someone else didn’t do these answers for you? LOL I like though that we learn more about are friends 🙂 Have a wonderful Wednesday 🙂

  3. You certainly don’t seem vain at all! I, on the other hand, can be vain. There are a couple definitions of vain, and my admitted vanity goes to appearance. You certainly won’t catch me at the grocery store with bed head and no make up unless it’s an emergency (but I have done it so I guess I’m not totally vain). The #1 song the day I was born was: Na Na Hy Kiss Him Goodbye by Steam. I don’t know that one. I’ll have to look it up.

  4. Hi Barbara! I’m in total agreement with you on #4 and I’m so thankful that I don’t have to depend on “luck”, but have the Lord in all ways to protect and provide.
    I’d comment more but I just don’t have the time! It is at a premium in my life right now! Argh! 🙂
    Praying you are having a good week!! Spring is on the way!!!

  5. Spend some time on an island and you will change your perspective on “green”. In the meantime, remember to be thankful that you live somewhere you don’t have to see or smell the garbage piling up.

  6. Hi Barbara,

    It’s great to hear from you again!

    Re: my job — it was scary at times, but most of the time, I enjoyed it…. 🙂 I pretty much worked by myself, which I loved doing… to think when I first worked there, I didn’t know the difference between a screwdriver and a wrench… hahaha!

  7. Enjoyed all of your answers. I am with you on several of them. Tammy by Debbie Reynolds, I remember as a kid I loved those movies she was in, I used to dream of being her. lolol. Thanks for sharing.

    until next time… nel

  8. Oh my goodness gracious did I ever sound judgmental! I most certainly didn’t mean to. In Hawaii “green” is a very touchy subject. When you live on a small island, reduce, reuse and recycle isn’t a suggestion, it is an imperative. A huge portion of Oahu is landfill. Recycling is mandatory, but it is also expensive. A lot of people who can’t afford large item trash removal just haul their crap to the public beach and leave it there. How would you like to wander across a golden sand beach down to sparkling turquoise water — and spread your beach towel next to an old refrigerator?

    • Yeah…I wasn’t advocating a total free-for-all trash fest. We do recycle, I do turn the water off in brushing teeth, etc. But there are a lot of products and services promoting themselves as “green” which are just using at a buzzword. And there are some things advocated in being “green” that would cost more to implement that it would save. I do believe in taking care of the planet God gave us, but I don’t always agree with the hyper-green environmental activists about the best way to do it.

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