Thursday, October 21, 2010

Random Dozen-10/21

1. Do you prefer to read the book or see the movie? Typically the book. Every once in a while the movie people get it right and the movie is good too - but rarely.

2. What is your favorite holiday and why? Christmas - hands down. I think it was simply because my mother loved it so much and she passed that on to all of us. And, of course, because it's when we remember Christ's birth which leads to his ultimate sacrifice. 

3. Which do you like better - the mountains or the beach? It's a tie. I don't like the sand or the heat of the beach, but I love the waves and the water. Rocky coastlines with waves crashing - beautiful. I live in the mountains though and I so love those views.

4. If money were no consideration, what vehicle would you drive? Um, I drive it. Suburban. Love it! Okay - maybe a Mini Cooper. Zoom! Zoom!

5. What is your favorite cold-weather beverage? Hot chocolate

6. How do you communicate most often with your friends: phone, email, text, face-to-face, or Facebook? Email and Facebook

7. How do you receive your mail? Mailbox on the porch, at the end of the driveway, down the street, or post office box? Mailbox at the end of the driveway - the quarter mile long driveway.

8. Of the four basic personality types - sanguine, phlegmatic, melancholic, and choleric - which is your strongest? Which is your least evident? Melancholic is my strongest. And Phlegmatic is probably my least evident. 

9. What do you miss the most about being 20? My body. Seriously.

10. How long from the time you get up, does it take you to get ready to walk out the door in the morning?  I can do it in 30 minutes but I like to have at least an hour.

11. Who handles the car maintenance and pays the bills in your family? Hubby - thank goodness! If it were left to me, we'd be in HUGE trouble!

12. For those in the US, how many states have you visited? For those outside the US, how many provinces/other countries have you visited? Not a whole lot. Let's see....obviously Maine since that's were I live. New Hampshire, Vermont, New York, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C., Connecticut, and Maryland.

Be sure to head over to 2nd Cup of Coffee to play along or read what others had to say.


  1. Number 20... same, same. I am starting Weight Watchers today! Hopefully that will help me some. And as soon as I get the basement clean I will be started to exercise regularly.

    #12. I have never been farther north than Boston and that was for something my hubby did as a job and we did not get to go sightseeing or anything. Furthest North I have been sightseeing was New York. I have been to a few other states that you have not though.

    Great Post! I like doing Random Dozen.

  2. The house I grew up in had a .3 mile long driveway...I hear you! How cool that you live on the family homestead!

  3. Just following along from the Random Dozen Crew. Visited your home state this summer - gotta say I loved it there! Totally agree with your book/movie perspective too!

  4. Wow! Your driveway is .25 miles long? What great exercise you get just checking the mail!!

    And your car choice? LOVE that! Wish I'd thought of it!

    BTW, your blog is ADORABLE!!!!

  5. Love your car choice. We have had two. The first (1999) we bought on ebay, flew to Dallas (from West Virginia), drove it home and it's still going with 245,000 miles. The second (2005) we bought a year ago at a bank sale. It has heated seats! We only have about a 100,000 miles on it. Love those cars.

    Mountain Grandmama


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