Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Random Dozen: March 17th

1. On a scale of 1-10, how superstitious are you, honestly?


2. Julius Caesar is quoted as saying, "I came, I saw, I conquered." Which circumstance or experience of yours does this saying best describe? 
Somehow I feel it should be a physical experience - not sure why - so I think it must be the time I walked 120 miles from London to Walsingham in Norfolk to raise money for a charity, alone, in seven days. I had never done long distance walking before and had no idea how to pace myself. I reached a point about three or four days in where it simply hurt less to keep walking than to stop and rest. I made it, and can honestly say I have never been the slightest bit tempted to repeat the experience.

3. If I peeked in on your day like a mischievous little leprechaun, at what time would I most likely find you blogging?

It varies, but usually either the beginning or end of the day.

4. Re springing forward for Daylight Saving Time, is there anything you've ever been really early or really late for?
Not that I remember. I am a just-about-on-time-by-the-skin-of-my-teeth sort of person. I usually get to places either exactly on time or a couple of minutes late.  Rarely early, but never seriously late either (though I bet Tevye will think of an example to disprove this!)

5. What are you most looking forward to concerning Spring?
Warmer weather. Unfortunately it usually comes along with more rain, which isn't so pleasant.

6. Shamrocks are the national flower of Ireland and are picked on St. Patrick's Day and worn on the lapel or shoulder. Do you wear green on St. Patty's Day? 
No. It just isn't an English thing.

7. One of Caesar's assassins, Casca, said, "But, for my own part, it was Greek to me," which of course means he didn't understand something. Probably his own lines in the play. Anyway, what is something that is "Greek to you," something incomprehensible or indecipherable?
Gardening. I like to look at plants. I can recognise plenty of wild flowers, but the domestic, cultivated ones are a closed book. As are gardening books, which make no sense. At all.

8. Is March behaving more like a lion or a lamb where you live?

More like a sloth. Creeping in veeerrryyy slowwlyyyyy. 

9. "An extra yawn one morning in the springtime, an extra snooze one night in the autumn is all that we ask in return for dazzling gifts. We borrow an hour one night in April; we pay it back with golden interest five months later." -Winston Churchill. If you had one extra hour per day every day, what would you do with it?
What would I like to do with it? Read. Knit. Exercise. Study. Play music. What would I actually do with it? Probably waste it. Time somehow seems to slip through my fingers. Hmmm. Maybe the internet has something to do with that.

10. Legend says that every Leprechaun has a pot of gold hidden deep in the Irish countryside. Aside from real gold or money, what material item would be in your dream pot of gold?

Ooh! Can I have three wishes? An iPhone (oh, I covet an iPhone!). An iPad (how to choose between the iPhone and the iPad? Too hard!). And I would love a good trombone of my own (to replace the beginner trombone belonging to the brass band I'm playing now).

11. "The best things are nearest: breath in your nostrils, light in your eyes, flowers at your feet, duties at your hand, the path of God just before you." Robert Louis Stevenson. Look around you right now and tell us about something essential or beautiful very near you that you take for granted every day.
My family. The most beautiful and essential thing I have, and the one I most take for granted.

12. Just for a bit o' fun, click here ( and then report your Irish name. 
Roisin Campbell. If I was a boy I would be Aiden Power, which sounds very like Austin Powers. I don't see myself as the intrepid spy type, so robably just as well I am a girl.
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Joyce said...

I love your answer to!

Mocha with Linda said...

#2 made my feet and legs hurt! Congrats to you for persevering!

Loved your "like a sloth" answer!

Pam Ponder said...

loved your answers seriously you waled 120 miles WOW!!!
Happy Saint Patrick's day!!!

Mary said...

I thought about putting down a flute in #10. I played for years but donated mine to a middle school band in the town we were living. Now that my kids are getting older, I'd love to start playing again!
I enjoyed your answers!

Elizabeth said...

Enjoyed reading your answers... I totally agree with is so important!

Have a blessed day!

Robin said...

Hello Roisin! ;-)

Happy St. Patrick's Day. I'm afraid I'd waste extra time too.

Thanks for sharing your random answers. Check out my blog, I have a giveaway going this week.

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