Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Random Dozen: August 25th

1. What is your favorite Mexican dish?

Ooh! I love Mexican! Maybe fajitas?

2. When you were a kid, did you get started on your homework right away after school, or did you procrastinate?
Um. Homework. I'm afraid school and I were not compatible, so I either procrastinated or ignored it completely.

3. What is your favorite store for home furnishings?
On my budget, IKEA. In my dreams, John Lewis.

4. When you were young, did you like school lunches?
I started school in the days when children were expected to eat whatever was put in front of them. Liking or disliking didn't come into it. I remember making lumpy mashed potato more palatable by mashing up everything else on the plate and stirring it all into a gravy flavoured mush. There were aspects of school dinners (never called lunch!) that I liked ... namely, bread and butter pudding, as much of it as I could get.

5. Is religion a crutch?
Here we are, wounded little people, limping through life as best we can, and God gives us something stout and secure to lean on. I guess that makes religion a crutch, though I never think of it in those terms.

6. In your region, what is the "big" (most popular in the community or state) high school sport?
High school sport isn't a big deal in the UK in the way I imagine it to be in America, but the most popular sport - at high school or any other level - is football (soccer). Some girls play soccer, but not so many. The most popular school sports for girls are hockey and netball.

7. Do you consider yourself rich?
Yes. Both in material terms and in the people around me. Not rich in the millionaire sense, but we have everything we need.

8. Which of these would you have the best chance for success in administering:
B) Heimlich Maneuver
C) Changing a flat tire

I think at a pinch I could do all of them, but changing a tyre is the only one I have ever had to put into practice.

9. Which dance would you prefer to learn & why:
A) Salsa
B) Hip Hop
C) Waltz
D) Swing

I am a complete non-dancer, but swing looks as though it would be fun. Hip hop can be great to watch, but I think I'd need to be a decade or three younger to learn it!

10. What's the worst news you've ever delivered to someone?

Mercifully I don't think I've ever had to deliver any particularly bad news.

11. Name something you learned in college that had nothing to do with classes or academics.
I went to university as an adult, in my late twenties, so it wasn't a traditional learning curve. College for me really was only the classes and academics.

12. New variation on an old question: If there's a song in your head that just won't get out, what is your favorite (or most repeated) line in that song? 
I don't hear lyrics, and often don't even know the title line of a song. I only ever get tunes in my head.


SouthLakesMom said...

So what is netball? I could google it but it is more fun to ASK!

My Scottish sister in law says similar things about college in the UK -- it really is about school, not the social stuff -- but she says the same thing about high school too. She is flabbergasted at all the hoopla we raise over graduation. She says, "we just took our exams and left!"

Mocha with Linda said...

I enjoyed reading your answers!

Lisa Laree said...

I love seeing the differences in cultures! I loved your answers!

Teresa Dawn said...

High school sport isn't popular here either (Canada). Professional sports are but not high school ones.

Joyce said...

I just love John Lewis : )

I loved your answer to nicely put.