Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Randomness With the Lid

It's time for the Random Dozen by Linda at 2nd Cup of Coffee, affectionately know as the Lid, or Lidna, in which she randomly asks us random questions about random things. You can check it out here.

1. Which is worse: a long, boring meeting or standing in a return/exchange line after Christmas? Ugh, two of my worst nightmares. I don't do well in either situation. I'll pick the line up because (a) I'm standing up so that will help keep me awake and (b) my mind can wander all it wants and I know I won't be called upon for an opinion or an answer. Well at least not until I get to the till.

2. Except for maybe Rosie O'Donnell or Ann Coulter, nobody likes confrontation, yet we all have to deal with it. When you feel cornered and defensive, do you "bite back" or become passive aggressive? This is hard to answer because a few factors determine which way I lean. Who it is that's baiting me and the topic or situation instigating the confrontation. But I would say in a general sense, much to my dismay at times after the fact, I am more the bite back type when I am cornered. In fact, I have been known to be called "fiesty" at times. That could or could not be a good thing.

3. Do you know anything about your genealogical background? (What country, culture, ties to prominent historical figures, or other stuff.) My Dad is Hungarian, my Mom a Czeckoslovakian immigrated to Hungary when she was a child. (Much to one of my children's dismay who longs to be Irish for some reason. I think she might have a drop of that blood running somewhere in her veins from her father's side.) They came over to Canada as husband and wife in the '56 Hungarian Revolution. This explains my strong affinity for sour cream and garlic.

4. What is the quickest way a person can endear him/herself to you?

-show themselves friendly, be nice to my kids, have a sense of humor, be honest, be themselves and not have ulterior motives

5. Cake, pie, cookies, or ice cream? (Note there is no "all of the above" option. You must choose one. Feel free to elaborate on flavor or memories tied to this dessert.) If you'd like, you can share a recipe, but you certainly don't have to. Whatcha mean there is no all of the above? Whoo boy, how do I answer this one? Okay. Cake, I can take it or leave it. Unless it's cheesecake. Love pie, depends on the cookie and I love ice cream but have to be in the mood. So if presented with cheesecake or pie, it would depend on the flavors. Okay how about this: warm pie ala mode would be my first choice.

6. Females: Do you regularly change your handbag to coordinate with your outfit? Never. I change my handbag with the seasons or whatever strikes my mood.

7. Are you task-oriented or relationship-oriented? Definitely relationship oriented. I love tasks that involve having others to work alongside with. I tend to shuffle off and procrastinate on tasks where I have to work by myself.

8. IHOP, Bob Evans or Cracker Barrel? Uhm, Ricki's or Chili's? Not a one of those options are where I live.

9. Have you ever left a movie in progress in a theater? Why? Yup. El Dorado. The cartoon version. My elementary aged daughter was very uncomfortable through out the film and when a very adult situation was portrayed between two of the characters we left. We felt fine with it because it showed the kids it was okay to leave in the middle of theatre movie if they felt uncomfortable. A lesson they themselves have used a few times.

10. What is one area of life in which you would like to develop more discipline or organization? Personal time with studying the Bible and prayer. And exercise. Definitely exercise. And portion control. Yup that too. LOL. I guess those are all discipline options. Organization? I guess I'd say time management as I can never get myself out the door on time.

11. Was middle school fun or painful? We didn't have middle school. It was junior high which was grades 7 - 9. I'd say it was alright, nothing great. Probably leaning more towards painful.

12. What is your favorite Fall beverage? Hot Ciders. Specifically these hot ciders. And while I love all the different kinds, the Apple Cinnamon is to die for. It takes just like my Godmom's homemade apple pie. And she made the best.

If you want to play, see 2nd Cup of Coffee to link up.


Joyce said...

I just popped in to read your meme...they've been fun.

I love your blog header!

Barbara H. said...

I hadn't that of that aspect to #1.

Good answer to #4 -- I could echo that.

I haven't been to a theater in years, but would walk out if needed for situations like you described.

Donnetta said...

This was so fun to read. It is always such a treat to get to know you better! ;-)

Jientje said...

I had never heard of hot ciders before I started reading the different random dozens. But I must say, if you say they're nice, they must be!!
What a nice way to get to know you a little better, I enjoyed reading this Susanne!!

Mocha with Linda said...

Enjoyed reading your answers!

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed the read my friend. Getting to know people better is so much fun :)

SouthLakesMom said...

Fun answers! As soon as it gets cold I'll be trying those ciders!

Laura said...

Warm pie a la mode....mmmmm mmmm mmmm :)

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

I really wouldn't have taken you as a biter-backer, for some reason, and yet I do think you are feisty.

#3: I knew this answer would be good!

And I would've guessed you to say task-oriented.

See, these memes can be educational!
Thanks for playing this week, Susanne!

Melli said...

I think warm pie ala mode would be my 2nd choice!

I might have to order some of that Apple cinnamon cider! Being able to just make a cup or two at a time would be nice, and I don't like those powdered mixes.

I like your answers to #4. I don't think I had enough time to think about these questions this morning! I would have added a bit to that one!

Amy@My Front Porch said...

I think hot cider is a close second for my favorite fall drink!

sara said...

ok, your #5 cracked me up! way to "not say" all of the above!! :)

I had never heard of those ciders....I will have to try them, seeing as I love cider too!

Judy said...

Thanks for popping by my blog! I love your indecision on #5. Hard to choose between the yumminess!

quilly said...

I never saw El Dorado but my friend did. She took her kids and they left early, too. When she called me about it she was really ticked. She said she didn't care if it was a cartoon, it most certainly wasn't a kid's movie.

Jamie said...

Fun! I loved reading your answers.

Yum...I love cider too.

tilden said...

yes, the canadian hero was my nana's brother. i wish i had listened better as a kid... all my folks are gone now except one aunt...thanks for looking in on me. i like hot ciders too!

Jewel said...

No Cracker Barrell or Bob Evans??? Sad!

Quite the family background! So you were born in Canada then or the States?

nikkipolani said...

Fun meme! I like your first answer -- I would choose as you did esp since there are at least interesting things to look at while standing in line. I've been in plenty of interminable meetings...