Random Dozen Meme, and I Won, You Win Winner!

1. If you could master one sport, what would it be? Does ping pong count? I use to love to play when I was younger (& had access to a table), but I wasn’t super fabulous at it, just better than people expected so I would sometimes win. But I would LOVE to be a world-class ping pong player. Wow, I really am super geek.

2. When you make a major purchase, do you go with your gut instinct, or do you do research to make an informed decision? I make Dr. M do the research & then he’s the one who gets to decide since he did all the work. I know, a major cop out! I think if I had to do it myself I would narrow down my choices with research & then go with my gut instinct to make the final selection.

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? Well, this isn’t much fun – my maiden name is Wallace & the street I grew up on was Wallace Dairy Road! So I’d be Marie Wallace Dairy. Heh. Sounds like a character actor to me.

4. Would you rather give up your favorite music or your favorite food? This is hard! I rarely listen to music since I listen to books on tape – but I don’t know that I’d want to give any of it up. But food! For my health I should say I’d give up the food. This is my not happy to give up food face.

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? Banana bread! No? Ok, then it needs to be ripe enough that you can actually peel the thing, but I don’t like brown spots.

6. Your favorite tree is? Christmas tree!

7. On a scale of 1-10, how tech savvy are you? I’m an 8 I think – except that I’m not moving with the times. I don’t know how to text, twitter or DVR.

8. Has H1N1 touched your family? Not that I know of – yet!

9. Are you an analytical person, or do you just accept things the way they are without questioning or scrutinizing? Analytical – this was especially evident when I was a child & had all these questions about the Bible…

10. Is your personality more like that of a dog, cat, or Koala? Hmmm, another toughie. I’m going to go with cat – leave me alone & let me do my thing. I’m gonna do it behind your back anyway…

11. Do you keep in touch with friends you made years ago? Yes - three friends from college (well, one of them is my cousin Kim so I’ve known her from birth). We try to get together around Christmas every year to have a meal & exchange gifts. I missed the year I was in Zambia, but I don’t remember missing any others. So that’s, what 25 years now? Hi Sherri & Jenny & Kim (and assorted hangers on otherwise known as your families)! Have you bought your ornaments yet? I have perused, but not purchased...

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 go with the self checkout lane. Oh, that wasn’t an option? Boy you’re strict. The express lane for me – I just think it will go faster than the grocery carts filled to the brim.

Be Still and Know

OK, now it's time to announce the winner of the I Won, You Win carnival. I put all six of the names in a lovely pottery basket & made Dr. M do the honors. The winner is Amy!! Congratulations!

P.S. I'm very conflicted about the floss - I have some teeth that are very close together, but I think the wax flakes off & gets lodged in there. I've started using Reach Gentle Gum Care Mint Woven Floss. I think it works best.


  1. That picture looks like your not happy to be n the snow face to me. and #10 made me laugh out loud.

    You should try glide floss.

  2. I agree, number 10 was very clever.

    I'm way too lazy for memes.

  3. I loved hearing more about you. Very interesting.

  4. Love those self check out lanes...maybe it was because I never was a checkout lady and now I am reliving my need to wear a name tag with thousands of stickers and memorize produce codes...either way I just love to self check out!!

    Thank Dr. M for picking me!! I'll send you my address.


  5. 1,3,4, 10 especially made me laugh. Guess that's because we have a few things in common. :) Is the picture recent? It's snowing here too if that's snow I see.

  6. I thought about giving up some kind of food but something so specific that it really wouldn't matter. For instance pepperoni pizza that has 20 pieces of pepperoni on it or something like that. You don't look happy at all in that picture.

  7. The picture is from February a few years ago. I'm standing on the top of a ridge overlooking Cincinnati from the Kentucky side (Devou Park for those familiar with the area). it was COLD & WINDY. I was definitely not happy LOL.

  8. Oh I love the photo here. Perfect face for not wanting to be without food. Mine is more like "passed out on the floor and sweating". You sound very strong willed like me. I would be a cat also....

  9. Ping Pong - me too! Please, stop by and see my Matrix Ping Pong dream. There's hope for us yet.

    I think CHARACTER actress fits you to a tee. heehee

    Yay, you're the only other one I've read besides me that said Christmas tree. Can't wait to get a fresh one to decorate.

  10. I love the self check out lanes as long as I don't get behind someone who has never tried them!

    Love ping pong too...I still love to play. My brother and I played for hours as kids. He always beat me but I think he made me into a good player.

    Enjoy your week!

  11. You do look sweet in the black coat and hat.
    So, you call your friends' families...'assorted hangers on'?!

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  13. You do look sweet in the black coat and hat.
    So, you call your friends' families...'assorted hangers on'?!

  14. Loved the not-happy-to-give-up-food face :-) That hat is adorable on you!

    Your answers had me laughing! And the comment you left about koala bears cracked me up -- not the image we normally conjure up with the cute koala. lol

  15. #1 -- Super Geeks unite!

    #8 -- I can Twitter & DVR. Haven't tried text.

    #12 -- I have NEVER had a good self-check experience.

  16. I wish I had someone to take care of the major decision-making, but it's ALL ME. I guess cuz I'm analytical. Plus if hubs took over I'd accuse him of making the wrong choice. Not very fair of me, huh?

  17. I am surprised that most people say they are analytical. I never expected that. Maybe we women hide it well?

    Love Christmas trees too! Great answer.

    Your cat/dog/koala answer made me laugh.

  18. LOL. I love the photo you inserted in no.4. Thanks for sharing your Blogthings result on my blog. It was hilarious, indeed :)! I had been secretly hoping for a result like that. Have a wonderful week and fun with your friends.

  19. Hmm, questions about the Bible. Yep. Me too, since I was old enough to ask questions.

  20. I wish I was as witty as you are...

    One of my regrets in life (not related to choice, but circumstance) is that I'm not part of an annual ritual that gathers friends together. I do get together with friends in other places, but there isn't any regularity to it. I would really love to be part of a sisterhood like the one you describe. Any interest in quilting? We could meet in Paducah!


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