Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Random Dozen

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

Odd. They are more interesting. You get prime numbers and one, which is its own square. How weird is that? All even numbers are divisible by two, which is just plain boring.

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

Maybe three? It would once have been two, but has crept up a bit under the influence of teen and pre-teen daughters.

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

As soon as I read it I assumed I would say talkative, but then I got to inquisitive. Tough call, but I think I'll stick with talkative.

4. How lucky do you consider yourself?


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

Probably my conversion to Catholicism, which I wrote about here. There were a number of others written around the same time that are also favourites, such as this Where I'm From poem. Given that this purple patch of blogging was nearly four years ago, my blog is clearly on a lengthy downward spiral.

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

Wet. Damp. Drizzly.

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

Pretty good, I think.

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

Fair to middling. I'm pretty good at recycling. I managed for three or four years with no tumble drier, and now I have one try to use it sparingly. But after many years without, we now have a second car, which I'm sure more than cancels out any other greenness. And I loathe environmentally friendly lightbulbs.

9. What is your favorite song this week?

Not sure if it counts as a song, but I've just discovered the Rimsky-Korsakov Trombone Concerto (see yesterday's daybook ...) and that is top of my current iTunes playlist.

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?

Maybe twenty pence, maybe fifty. There is an inverse relationship between my age and stiffness and the amount that would tempt me to bend down. The days of picking up coppers are long gone. 

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

... I involuntarily check the weather, which being British is liable to change at any moment.

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

Only the Lonely, by Roy Orbison. In the US it would have been Save the Last Dance For Me (The Drifters).

HT: Dorothy at You Did What? for last week's Random Dozen Find more Random Dozen's at 2nd Cup of Coffee.


SouthLakesMom said...

I am so with you on "I loathe environmentally friendly lightbulbs." I have tried to like them but they are just ick.

I think your English weather is like our Virginia weather. Probably made the first colonists feel right at home.

Joyce said...

Just visiting from the random was fun reading your answers. I've been living in Buckinghamshire (Gerrards Cross) for the past six years...we moved back to the states in July. Its been an adjustment for sure.

How pathetic is it that your March weather made me homesick? : )

Susanne said...

Oh I loathe the environmentally friendly lightbulbs too! And really how environmental can they be when they contain mercury and you can't just throw them in a garbage but have to dispose of them as toxic waste? Okay off my soapbox now. :v}

Loved your reasoning to the first one.

Mocha with Linda said...

Loved your #1! And your coin question gave such an international flavor to this meme! LOL

Pam Ponder said...

loved your answers this is my first time and I am really enjoying what everyones answers are

Mary said...

I went back and read the post on your conversion. I'm glad you found that we don't really eat people! Converts really make the best Catholics!

Cathy said...

Only the Lonely. That's a good song.

Nel said...

Enjoyed your answers. I like "Only the Lonely" but really like "Save the Last Dance". What fun answers. Thanks for sharing.

until next time... nel