Here we go! Welcome to the results of the first Tammy Blog Survey. First, I want to thank all of you for participating. I really appreciated you taking the time. Before we proceed, here are a few reminders–this is a very unscientific survey, it was open to everyone, subscribers and regulars, but not everyone participated and those who did didn’t have to answer every question. What I was looking for was a general sense of who Tammy Blog readership is and I think we’ve got a pretty good initial ‘snapshot.’
I want to thank Barnaby S. (he recently adopted Pat S.) for his expert statistical numbers crunching. Here is a pic of Barnaby at work. You can see his passion for details. Here I think he’s covering up the “dog person” answers to see if would affect the end result. It didn’t 😉
I really enjoyed seeing your answers for the personal questions, and your responses on the political questions also gave me a good sense of where you’re at on those issues. The survey was taken just as Herman Cain’s issue began to manifest, and pre-the Newt rise, so already the President 2012 question is a bit dated, but gives is all a good benchmark for to compare to future surveys. Also, I really appreciated the comments in the original survey post about what you liked and your suggestions about how to make the next one better. All very helpful.
I hope you enjoy seeing the results as much as I did 🙂 Thanks again for participating!
It’s hard to tell from the graph how many people Canadians responded–the answer is 9. Some of you wrote in where you live. I have been reminded that Texas is still its own country 🙂
I refuse to believe we live in a new Russia
The Empire of Texas
I live in what USED to be the United States. Don’t recognize what country THIS is.
United Arab Emirates
Denmark (expat from Phoenix)
On my way to a Retirement place in Panama, Panama
Some of you had other choices. Here they are:
Tough choice between Ryan and Rubio
Boehner–so he would get the hell out of House!!!!
Can Allen West run for President? Please….
Cheney, West or Bolton
Ahhh Liz Cheney! There’s one from the back bench:) Looking forward to her running one day:)
Duncan Hunter, Sr.
someone with a un-forged birth certificate
The VP is only important with respect to their ethics as the position is mainly a contingency in case the President must be replaced.
Want Bolton and West in leadership roles; don’t know if VP is best use of their abilities
Too early to say
I really don’t know. Sigh… Love Allen West but think he’d be better as Sec.of Def. Love Liz Cheney but could see her in a cabinet position rather than VP.
I loved your answers in the category, it really gives me a sense of who you are. It also gave me some good hobby ideas! Below I’ve included your write-in answers. We’ve tried to eliminate duplicates and it’s still a big list but it’s worth seeing what your fellow Tammy Blog readers are up to 🙂 I trust you’ll enjoy it as much as I did.
Gaming/Flight simming, aviation, architecture
IFR Private Pilot and fishing
Being involved in my children’s activities.
Playing Musical instruments
Formula 1 Racing (A fan, but wish I could drive one of those!)
Brisk walking on beach
Visiting news sites
Wood Working; Home Improvement
I design & make jewelry.
Baseball, Philosophy, football, thinking
1700’s Reinactment & hooting owls!!
Building electronic doo-dads
cat rescue (more of an avocation)
working on my truck
DYI Guy stuff
computers.. online and not
DYI projects at home
Do-It-Yourself (“Home Depot MY Toy Store”), aviation, Inet researching, mystery and spy thriller novels devouring
walking, surfing on the computer
No time for hobbies. To busy working two part time jobs along with my fulltime job in order to keep the bills paid.
Modern Art/Mid century Moderne and Art Deco antiques/old movie posters/espionage and pentecostal artifacts/into specific classic directors/actors and Abe Lincoln stuff/vintage paperbacks, really into Apple computers, some fashion, danceable glitter glam rock
Crafts, scuba, flying stunt kites, visits to national/state parks, lighthouses, canoeing
I Build & Play Classical Guitar
Over 75 w/arthritis – play Mah Jongg & cards
Talk radio junkie: J. Gibson, Spencer Hughes, Levin
I spend all my time raising my kids, working, and reading/listening to current events.
forensics,documentaries, military channel
Growing arboreal orchids
Singing (I am planning on learning how to shoot, but I am working constantly to stay afloat, so am looking forward to some leisure time in the future.)
Thinking, Computer programming, Enjoying my dog
designing jewelry, playing alto saxophone
Studying Philosophy–more specifically Objectivism
listening to and collecting music
Concerts, Restaurants, Music
Restoration of vacuum tube radios esp. built before 1940
Boise State Football
playing the piano
Auto (drag) racing
Sprint car racing
Walking is a life sport, skiing & 14ers
Reading on line
Ukrainian Easter Egg, making animated gifs.
Writing, reading, trying to learn French
My collection of comics. Cooking. My wife and I love to take day or weekend trips to the desert or wine country.
Classical Music,Classical Literature, Cats and Certain TV NEWS channels
knitting aquarium keeping
crafts – beading, cross stitch, little projects around the house.
Various crafts, writing and blogging
Gaming – Battlefield Series
knitting/crocheting, digital scrapbooking
robotics, electronics, computer programming, video games, camping, star gazing, listening to silence.
Studying ancient history
don’t do much bike or horseback riding lately, but love it
Cooking, Conversing, Driving for fun, Fixing stuff, Beer
Listening to, Making Mix CD’s
sports of all kinds
Crafts ie scrap-booking, beading.
raising Guide Dog puppies
learning to cook (in my late fifties-can you imagine?)
Cosmology,Electronics,Model Aviation,Model Rocketry,Writing
privet polite General Aviation
Sons of Anarchy woo hoo!!!!!!!
Rabblerousing on social media sites. :0)
playing with/training my dogs
Music and cataloging music
Live music and Speakers
computers & technology
Ballroom Dancing; Farming; Shooting my guns, a lot!
in home gym workouts
Martial Arts (Kuk Sool Won)
fishing spending time with my family God and I time defending Palin and supporting Palin. Making my voice heard.
Guitar, Tactical/Defensive shooting, firearms instructing
Cooking, Interior decorating
Dance, Radio, Twitter, Facebook
golf, motorcycle/trike riding
needlework of all kinds with a passion for quilting.
Egyptology; playing instruments
music(guitar) martial arts and I’m an inventor
Cooking, playing tennis and volleyball.
Live video production, playing in a Rock/Metal band
All-analog, all-vacuum tube music system!
Playing Guitar (Gibson J-45)
pack ratting lps
motorcycles, classic/hotrod cars
Genealogy and scrapbooking.
politics, proglem solving and inventing
Home Gym Workouts, kettlebells, free weights, exercycle, etc.
Needlearts, sewing, knitting, crocheting, cooking, decorating and design
Sailing and kayaking
playing the piano/working on my hobby ranch/health/cooking
railfanning (watching trains) with my husband; walking; riding in the country
Playing and listening to music, cooking, writing
Home Bible Studies
Motorcycle camping trips
computer blogging and commenting
In Line Skating (Rollerblade)
Music (I have had a band for 20+ years)
Studying finance, economic news
Time with family, history (museums, battlefields, walk around old downtown city areas, cards/board games
watching NCAA and WNBA basketball
Creative Writing, Dancing, Anything where I can be silly with people I love
Full Time Student-Very little time
Baseball. Online muckraking.
taking my kids to their games, practices, events, etc.
Sports, Cards, Nature
Hanging around with my family
Role-Playing Games (AD&D 1e, Star Wars, Star Trek)
fishing- esp salt water; anything on the water
talk radio, piano, listening to music, family gathering, crafts
Antique Street Rods
Music, Fish Aquariums
Mission work in India is my greatest delight
politics, ice cream
a second job
Sewing, quilting, crocheting
Working on my house
family gr children
knitting, card making
Astronomy, computers, live theater, classical music
#1 Quilting; also cross stitch, needlepoint and embroidery
…been very ill for a few years…getting back to life soon!
graphics, web media, politics, RV travel
Surfin’ the Interwebtubes
Preparedness, Old West novels
pottery, journaling into blogging & writing one day, basket weaving, knitting, quilting, yoga (because my bones don’t like high impact)
Meditation and Spirituality
Old Time Radio
Genealogy and historical research