Aloha Friday #82

May 14, 2009 by Kailani  
Filed under aloha friday


Welcome to this week’s edition of Aloha Friday.

In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that we take it easy and look forward to the weekend. So I thought that on Fridays I would take it easy on posting, too. Therefore, I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response.

If you’d like to participate, just post your own question on your blog and leave your link below. Don’t forget to visit the other participants! It’s a great way to make new bloggy friends!

My question is:

Are you more of a book smart or common sense person?

About the author:
Owner and founder of An Island Life. Sharing my life as a mother to 3 wonderful daughters, working as a flight attendant, and living a blessed life in Hawaii.


85 Responses to “Aloha Friday #82”
  1. Upstatemomof3 says:

    Can I say neither? No, seriously I suppose I would say common sense. I definitely do not consider myself particularly book smart. :)

  2. Sweet Serendipity says:

    Common sense I’d say. Though some days I’ll admit I possess neither.

  3. Heather says:

    I think I’m a bit of both and a bit of neither! Ha! I am pretty book smart. I am just kind of into education and learning things. But, I also prize more literal thinking or common sense over technical thinking.

  4. Jennifer says:

    I would say a mixture of both with maybe a slight leaning to book smart.

  5. Anissa says:

    I would have to say common sense. My oldest is book smart poor baby don’t have no common sense.

  6. The Social Frog says:

    I’d have to say I’m a mix of both :)

  7. A Psych Mommy says:

    Definitely book smart. I wish I was more street smart savvy though

  8. Cathi says:

    Common sense!!
    I can’t balance your checkbook but I can help you survive on a deserted island. :)

  9. Kari A. says:

    Gosh that is a hard question. I would have to say I am a pretty even mixture of both.

  10. Hillary says:

    I like to think I’m a good combination of the two, but I’m probably more book smart. Which is ironic because I get totally annoyed with people when they show no common sense.

  11. Toni says:

    More of a common sense on most things though on a few things book smart :)

  12. Sarah says:

    I like to think I’m a little of both.

  13. Diane says:

    i think i’m a pretty good mixture of half and half! except when it comes to having a sense of direction… i got no sense where that’s concerned!

  14. Michelle M says:

    I would say both, but if I have to pick one, I guess common sense. Great question!

  15. diana/sunshine says:

    great question. one i’ve thought about not only for myself, but for others too.

    i think i have more common sense, but have the capacity for more book smarts if i had worked at it when i was younger. it’s not so lopsided as i’ve seen in others.

  16. Becca says:

    I really want to be conceited and say both. I try to keep up with current events and what not (book smarts) but I also tend to have common sense. I definitely think some people have both, some only have one, and some unfortunate people have neither!

  17. Nabeel says:

    I wanted to be a common sense person but I should admit that I’m a book smart :$

  18. Amy O'Neal says:

    Sorry I was going to add the widget to my new blog, but you have to be a silver member. So you can delete me off your widget list!

    I’m sorry again!

  19. Kelly @ Parenting Princesses says:

    I am definitely more book smart, I dont’ completely lack common sense but there are a lot of things I know nothing about. Luckily my husband is more street smart than book smart so we work well together.

  20. East Coast Wahine says:

    I’d have to say a little bit of both!

  21. Otin says:

    I am definitely more of a common sense type guy!

  22. Eileen says:

    …. gosh book smart. I keep up with the comment sense by reading about others misfortunes in the newspaper or dear abby. I try to not repeat their mistakes.

  23. Angie says:

    I’m definitely a common sense person.

  24. Rach (Heart of Rachel) says:

    I’m more of a common sense person. Happy weekend!

    I posted mine here:

  25. Rach (Heart of Rachel) says:

    I’m more of a common sense person. Have a great weekend!

  26. Ruth says:

    I’d have to say “book smart,” while my husband is definitely “common sense smart.” What can I say . . . opposites DO attract!

  27. Everydaywoman says:

    I’d have to say “book smart,” while my husband is definitely “common sense smart.” What can I say . . . opposites DO attract!

  28. Sarah says:

    Both, although I have forgotten A LOT of my book smart. If you don’t use it….

  29. mysuestories says:

    Book smart. Definitely! But what I’ve learned from books has taught me a ton of common sense!!!!

  30. Jenni Jiggety says:

    Book smart…but with a pretty significant memory problem which sometimes makes me appear as dumb as a stump. :-P

  31. Nina says:

    I am common sense for sure. Never was good at learning from books. To this day I have to do things or apply them before I understand them.

  32. Amy@Coffee with the Mrs. says:

    I’m absolutely more of a “common sense” kind of gal. Book smarts are great, but if you lack common sense, you’re in bad shape. (I wish I could say “both” as if I were a genius just brimming with common sense. Hmph)

  33. Kari says:

    I like to think that I’m both, but, probably, I’m more book smart.

  34. angela says:

    I would say book smart but being married to my husband who is street smart we are a great couple

  35. Jen says:

    Common sense, I’d say. =)

    Have a great weekend!

  36. Mighty M says:

    Good question -I would say common sense rules for me!

  37. ParentingPink says:

    Great question! I’m a little of both!

  38. Rita says:

    I hope I’m a little of each, but I do tend towards being book smart – I hope it’s from the Bible!

  39. Pamela Kramer says:

    Both but more common sense for sure!

  40. Toni says:

    Common sense all the way! Aloha ya’ll…

  41. Nichol says:

    Definately Common sense. I don’t read much so I just have smarts lol Have a wonderful weekend :)

  42. *Just Jen* says:

    I would say that I am both. But, you definitely can’t learn common sense or street smarts from a BOOK, that’s for SURE! ;)

  43. Jenn says:

    I am probably more common sense… I read alot of books and so I know alot but dont consider myself book smart…

  44. Pamela says:

    I thank god everyday that I was blessed with commen sence, great question

  45. Amy says:

    I do use some of my common sense most of the time. But then at times I do use some of my book smart. I usually can go with my common sense though.

  46. Brandi says:

    I would have to say street smart.

  47. pam says:

    I have common sense, or at least I think I do!

  48. Vicki says:

    I’d have to say both. I loved school and have always been eager to learn something new and I love trivia. But I use book smarts less than common sense. I think we all use common sense many times everyday.

  49. Jen E @ mommablogsalot says:

    I’d like to think I’m a healthy mix of the two. ;)

  50. Abby says:

    I would say book smart. I can be a bit ditsy at times.

  51. Renee says:

    I think that I’m about even, but I’m sure I have friends who would argue against that. ;)

  52. heatherlyn says:

    More book smart. I always admire people who can actually DO things. :)

  53. AmyG says:

    I’d say I’m a combination of both. I like to read and learn, so I’m always looking at books that teach stuff… but I definitely use common sense with pretty much everything.

  54. michelle says:

    Common sense all the way.

  55. Sharinskishe says:

    I want to say a good combination of both.

    I do have quite a bit of common sense- logic. But I love to study and believe that I have gained quite a bit of book smarts.

    But now as I am typing I will say that I have more common sense!

    (As you can see, I am undecided as usual.)

    Great question!! Thanks.


  56. Charlotte (Life's a Charm) says:

    i’d say i’m more book smart than anything else. my common sense is questionable, I have minimal sense of direction and I’m a bad judge of character.

  57. Amanda @ Mommy's Idea Book says:

    I think I’m pretty equal on both accounts. I did well in school without studying much. I also usually have common sense about things, though occasionally I have a “blonde” moment.

  58. Andrea McMann says:

    Book smart, definitely.

  59. Megan says:

    I think probably more common sense / street smart. I never excelled in school.

  60. IE Mommy says:

    oooh! That’s a good one. I would have to say common sense. I love to read and I did fine in school. I just think I am more of a common sense person.

    Swing by my site and let me know which of life’s luxuries you would choose?

  61. Kate says:

    I’m way more common sense than book smart. I think I’m happier that way. I do possess some book smarts but I think it’s because I’m interested in so many different things and I like being around smart people.

  62. Heather says:

    I’d honestly have to say I’m pretty equal in both. That’s not to say I have my moments (or days) where one, or both of my “smarts” aren’t functioning. That actually happens a lot.

  63. Medora says:

    Gotta be book – I’m not the sharpest tack in the box.

  64. Mandee says:

    I would say mostly common sense with a little book smart :) Happy Friday!

  65. JamericanSpice says:

    Some days I”m both and some days I’m neither.

  66. MommyAmy says:

    I do consider myself to be well educated, but school was never easy for me. I always thought the best part was seeing my friends and forming relationships. So I’ll go with common sense rather than book smart even though I do love a good book. :)

  67. BlapherMJ says:

    Definitely common sense! LOL

  68. Valerie says:

    My family saids I am booksmart and no commom sense. I think I am both!!! lol

  69. Tamara says:

    I think it depends on the situation. Most of the time I would say I have more common sense than I do book smarts though.

  70. Jennifer @ It's A Beauty Filled Life says:

    My first, ever Aloha Friday! Woo hoo!

    It may be a cop-out, but I think that I’m both. Of course, it seems that now that I’m a mom, my brain is fuzzy and shmooshy. So this is also debatable… ;-)

  71. Angela says:

    In my younger days I was definitely book smart and lacking in the common sense area. Since becoming a mom, I seem to have gained a lot more common sense (and possibly lost some of my book smarts!)

  72. Catherine @ The Blonde Diaries says:

    I think I am more book smart or at least that is what I prefer. I like concrete things and concrete answers.

  73. Rick @ Tiny Prints says:

    Heavily skewed to the common sense side…although I’ve been known to have neither:)

  74. junebug mami says:

    Definitely more common sense.

  75. Kelley says:

    A common book smart person…LOL. It changes on any given day.

  76. LZ says:

    Sadly, book smart. I can remember anything I read and love math. When it comes to common sense, I’m not completely lacking, but not always on top of things…

  77. Eloise C says:

    Definitely a common sense person although I used to think of myself as a little book smart. Thanks!


  78. Mimi says:

    Many theories from or by the book are derived from practical common sense. Coz if you have zero knowledge on something that’s the basic thing you would use common sense. Although there are things better to be done already proven by the book. Guess I’m a mix of both but more percentage on common sense.

  79. Stephanie says:

    Probably more book smart…

  80. Pamela says:

    both. neither.

  81. Melissa says:

    Common sense. I’m the type of person that when I read something it will stay for awhile, but it slowly leaks from my brain :)


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