18 November 2009

Random Dozen #12 | Simple Notes

Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Random Dozen
Thanks for hosting, Linda

1. If you could master one sport, what would it be? I actually participated in a lot of DLRG swimming competitions when I was a teen. So, it would be swimming.

2. When you make a major purchase, do you go with your gut instinct, or do you do research to make an informed decision? Me and my husband prefer to do some research to make an informed decision. But there are also these gut instinct moments.

3. There is an old kids' game that says you can find out what your movie star name would be by using your middle name as your first name and the name of the street you grew up on as your last. What is your movie star name? I don't have a middle name as you can see in my Blogger profile and there were several streets where I grew up. Based on two of them my name would be Friedrich Ebert (I spent 10 years of my childhood in Germany) or Red River (translation of the Indonesian word Kaliabang). I'll go for the second one. It should be Reed River, though. I think according to these game I would be a man.

4. Would you rather give up your favorite music or your favorite food? Gosh, this is a tough question. Selfish me wouldn't like to be without my favorites. Hmm... but if I had to choose it would be... my favorite food. Sigh... bye, bye seafood! I'm not a picky eater, so I think I'll live through it. But when it comes to music, not every tune pleases my mind. I need particular soul food. Music of My Life. Hehehe.

5. There are two types of banana preferences. One is pristine yellow, almost to the point of being green; the other is spotty and more ripe. Which is your preference? I'm not too fond of bananas, because I'm kind of allergic to them. Sometimes my lips get swollen and I have no idea why. But, my choice would be spotty and more ripe.

6. Your favorite tree is? Another tough question. I love nature very much. But if I had to choose it would be... hmm... eh... well... oh my goodness, this is torturing me ;p. I'm going for the apple tree. I love apples and... hey they inspired Newton.

7. On a scale of 1-10, how tech savvy are you? It depends on which level we are talking about from the Begginer to Advanced level. I think as beginner, I'm doing quite well. The scale could be 7-8, may be. But when we are talking about the high-tech level. I'm way below the average.

8. Has H1N1 touched your family? Thank goodness, no. I hope it stays this way. Hopefully in the future no other families have to go through this as well.

9. Are you an analytical person, or do you just accept things the way they are without questioning or scrutinizing? Well, I think I'm in between. There are things that I have to analyze, but some things I can accept without questioning or scrutinizing.

10. Is your personality more like that of a dog, cat, or Koala? I went to Blogthings and according to the result I am a cow. LOL. I have to know more about what kind of personalities these 3 animals represent before I can make a choice.

You Are a Cow

You are strong and very determined. You can remain stoic when times are tough.

You are stable and patient. You are able to do mundane tasks without resentment or boredom.

You are a caring, nurturing creature. You are willing to sacrifice a lot to take care of those you love.

You are smart and very observant. While you may seem passive, you are just taking in everything around you.

11. Do you keep in touch with friends you made years ago? Of course. Some of my best friends are from elementary school.

12. You are checking out at a grocery store. In the express lane, there are more people than the regular lanes, but of course, their load is less than those in the regular lanes. Which lane do you choose (assuming you qualify for the express lane) and why? I think it would depend on the load of the people in the regular lanes. I'll take any lane which seems to be faster.

16 appreciated note(s):

Anonymous said...

LOL a cow. How funny. Great answers my friend. Xoxoxo

RA said...

Good mooo...rning, Thom! I think it suits me. LOL. Thanks, my friend. Have a wonderful day. xoxoxo

quilly said...

I liked your answer to #10 so much I took the quiz and went back & posted my answer on my #10!

RA said...

I wish my result could fit the question as yours. Well, you can't get everything you want ;). Thanks for the shout out, Quilly.

SouthLakesMom said...

I enjoyed your answers. I had this vision of the cows from the Chik-fil-A commercials saying "Eat More Chikn"!

RA said...

I'm glad you enjoyed. I have to see this commercial ;)

Nessa said...

If you ever see me in a grocery lane, pick another. I am always in the wrong lane.

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Bill ~ {The Old Fart} said...

Really great answers, I went and took the test for ten and found I am a lion. I'd rather be a sheep than a lion, but really think I am a cat.

Angie said...

Loved the movie star name and "you are a cow." What a nice description (and the pic was cute too.)

Barbara H. said...

My quiz results said I was a raccoon, but the description didn't fit me.

I had a hard time choosing a favorite tree, too.

I agree on #12.

The Bug said...

Oh man I just had to share - I took the animal quiz & I'm a KOALA! Isn't that hilarious?

You Are a Koala
You look cute, but there's nothing cute about the way you act. You're a total brat.
You like to be left alone, and if someone doesn't respect that, you are downright vicious.

You do your own thing... so much so that you tend to be pretty indifferent to those around you.
It is difficult for you to form emotional bonds with people - even if they want to form bonds with you.

Skoots1moM said...

your new names sounds like a film critic :D

Susanne said...

That is absolutely hilarious that you went to blogthings. I never would have thought of that. LOL. But I went over there and lo and behold I'm a cat.

Bekah said...

Here's my animal, just what I chose for Linda's question!
You Are a Cat
You are very independent and reclusive. No one really understands you, and you like it that way!
You are quite clever and ingenious. You can get yourself out of any sticky situation.

You are confident and cool tempered. You know you have many advantages and resources to draw from.
No matter what life throws at you, things always seem to work out your way.

RA said...

@All: Thanks for taking the time to write all those wonderful comments. It really means a lot to me. I also loved reading the Blogthings results. Like I said to Quilly, I was secretly hoping that my result fits one of the animals ;p.

Angie said...

Oops, didn't mean to imply that "Michelle Riverview" was a real person. I just meant that my "movie star" would be most comfortable as the host of Mission Organization. :) I'll have to write more carefully.

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