Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Random Dozen Once Again

After a break, Lid at 2nd Cup of Coffee is back with her Random Dozen.  Here goes this week's questions.

1. What is your favorite fair/carnival food?
      I love cotton candy!  It melts in your mouth and is 100% sugar!  It doesn't get any better than that!
2. Are you holding onto something you need to let go of?
    Well, it might be time to let go of the "I had a stroke" excuse whenever I mess up or forget something.  My students are catching on to my handy little excuse.  Naaah!  It always helps to have a good reason for blowing it!
3. What is your favorite gift to receive?
   Jewelry, chocolate, gift cards, cash...  I'm pretty easy!
4. When was the last time you tried something new?
    I'm learning to use a Mac computer at school.  And now everything is the exact opposite of my PC at home.  Yeah, that will make life a bit interesting!
5. What is your favorite and least favorite book genre?
Memoir, Mystery, Political Intrigue, Romance, Humor, Historical Fiction, Historical nonfiction, Chick Lit, Self-Help, Other
   I don't like mysteries, especially scary ones!  I can't read them after dark or when I'm home by myself.  My friends read "Nancy Drew," while I read "The Bobbsey Twins."
6.Silver or Gold?
7. What makes you sigh?
    I'm a teacher.  Sighing is my native language.  (Well, at least it is up there with sarcasm!) 
8. If you didn't know how old you are, how old would you claim you are?
    I think I'm about 34 or so.  (Darn gray hair and wrinkles would give me away!)
9. Would you break a law to save a loved one? To protect a loved one?
10. If you had to teach something, what would it be?
   I'd like to teach a methods class for college students going into education.
11. You're having lunch with 3 people whom you respect and admire. They begin to criticize a close friend of yours, not knowing she is your friend. What do you do?
For every negative thing they said, I'd say something positive about her.  They'd soon get the message.
12. Which of the 5 Love Languages is your prominent means of experiencing love?
Quality Time, Physical Touch, Acts of Service, Gifts, Words of Affirmation
Quality Time wins hands down with me every time.  (Though I do like the Mr.'s acts of service--making breakfast every morning is pretty nice!)

Today is the first day of school for the students at Trailer High.  This is our last semester in the trailers.  Yesterday, we had a tour of our new building, and I found out which room will be my new classroom.  It is so exciting.  I hope I can wait for four more months!!

So, I'm off to meet my sophomores!  Let's hope we get the year off to a good start!


Joyce said...

Happy Back to School Day! It was fun visiting today. I agree completely with your thoughts on cotton candy : )

2Thinks said...

#7- I so get this, especially lately.
#11- I knew you'd say that, no surprise, your integrity is fully known from reading your blog this past year- it's what I love most about you.

Hey! Happy, happy first day of the 2010-11 school year and the final one in the trailers! Your sophomores are in for a treat!

Puna said...

Words of wisdom here mrs. e, words of wisdom. School starts Monday!

SouthLakesMom said...

Mrs. E, I'm delighted I'm your first comment! Wonderful answers and have a GREAT school year. Ahhh...when those trailers are gone, everyone will give a great big SIGH!

Jerralea said...

Actually, I like all the Love Languages!

I have a daughter that is a teacher. I bet she would have loved your "methods" class!

Hope you have a great first day with your sophomores.

SusanD said...

Enjoyed reading your answers. I took an Instructional Methods & Materials class a couple semesters ago. Loved it. Thanks for sharing. Enjoy your sophomores. Blessings, SusanD

Katie (Can't Get There) said...

I cannot wait to hear about your day today - I'm so excited for you!

Mary said...

Hope you had a good day yesterday!
Your answer to #10 was a good one: Wish I had taken more time to really thing about it. I'd love to teach a class about the real life of working as an SLP in the schools...not what the professors lead you to believe goes on!

Betsy said...

C- You will get used to the Mac/PC thing. I have Mac at school and PC at home. I love it. I can actually equally proficient in either format (though I am not very proficient at either compared to my children.) Have a wonderful school year!