…I’m still feeling less-than-creative right now – I’m stuck in the February blahs – so I’ve stolen this from Eats Bugs…
Have you ever had an argument with a teacher?
Yes, I have. I very eloquently and insistently argued with a grad school professor over a rotten grade I received for a writing assignment. I got the grade I wanted, and I still have the emails the professor and I exchanged. Here’s my opening salvo:
First of all, and respectfully, I didn’t answer the question about how much Shakespeare students read because I’m not sure that it was posed in the original assignment. Your opening statement was that “every high school student reads tons of Shakespeare,” and I have no quarrel with this assertion. I personally read six plays in four years of high school (three of them twice, one of them three times) and more sonnets than I care to remember. The question of why we are asked to consume so much Shakespeare is one about which I can only speculate.
Can you count in Roman numerals?
Not COUNT, per se, but I can tell when a movie was filmed and which Super Bowl we’re on, so I guess I do okay.
Are you bilingual?
I’m going to answer this one with a hesitant “yes.” I speak English very, very well, and can get by in American Sign Language, though I’m not nearly as fluent as I once was.
Do you know how your car’s engine works?
Uh, no. I know where to put gas and wiper fluid. Everything else is handled by Ed, my trusted car guy.
Can you program the time on a VCR?
Yes, I can!
How many email addresses do you have?
Four. One for friends and family, one for students and blog-friends, one that was given to me by the college but which I almost never use, and one for my mobile phone.
Do you own a slinky?
Not me, personally, though the girls have a couple, I’m sure. I think one of them is metal and one is orange plastic.
Do you talk to yourself?
All the time.
Do you have a tough time remembering people’s names?
I used to think that I sucked with names, but I’m discovering that this isn’t really true. I know all my students’ names, and I can remember the names of students I had in prior terms, so I guess I’m pretty okay with names after all.
Did you go stag to your Senior Prom?
No, but I did leave with someone different from the person with whom I arrived…
Is any leftover food currently residing in your refrigerator?
Not as much as usually lives there, actually. We had a “leftover dinner” the other night which took care of most of that.
Are you high maintenance?
No. Well, not usually – I have my moments, particularly when I’m feeling insecure or needy. I can go from fast asleep in the morning to out the door in about 20 minutes, though, so I’d have to say that qualifies me as pretty low-maintenance.
How do you want to be proposed to?
I was proposed to on a beach. We were the only people there and my husband was both romantic and pragmatic at the same time. It was lovely.
Do you work out regularly?
Yes. I teach fitness classes three times a week, so I get those workouts automatically. I’ve been trying to get to other people’s classes, but haven’t had such a great track record with that. I should try harder
Do you care about your appearance?
I do, but not to the point of being high maintenance. I take care of my skin, I try to eat well, and I don’t wear stuff that’s too ratty or that doesn’t suit my shape.
Describe the person of your dreams:
He’s a little taller than me, red-haired, smart, funny, and kind. He’ll be home in about 20 minutes…
Do you like to be tan?
No. I am one of the whitest people I know and can not tan. I have two colors – red and white. White is good, red is bad.
If you had your choice of anyone in the world to spend a night with, who would it be?
I get to do that every night. Next question….
How many keys are on your key ring?
Two; one for my VW Golf (aka Puck) and an old fashioned key that used to open my great-grandmother’s front door.
How much money is in your wallet/purse right at this moment?
Thirty-six dollars and sixty-two cents.
What is your favorite spice or seasoning?
Garlic, with onion coming in a nearly-tied second.
What does your name mean?
Do you give your pets holiday presents?
When doing up your jeans, do you button then zip? Or zip then button?
Zip first, then button.
How far would you go on the first date?
A smooch on the front steps is fine for a first date. I’m so glad I don’t have to worry about THIS anymore.
Do you sleep on your side? Stomach? Back?
Mostly on my side, though I occasionally end up on my back, at which point my husband moves me because, apparently, I snore when I’m on my back.
Have you attended a high school reunion yet? How was it?
I went to my tenth and didn’t really love it. I’m kicking around the idea of going to my twentieth, but the jury’s still out
Are you ticklish? Where?
Yes – everywhere. My husband loves this. I do not.
Would you rather change your past or know your future?
I wouldn’t mind knowing a LITTLE bit about the future, but not too much. I’d keep the past just the way it was – I wouldn’t risk changing anything for fear that I wouldn’t end up where I am right now
Do you believe in saving yourself for marriage?
Puh-leeese. Next question…
Would you pick up a hitchhiker?
Nope. I’ve seen too many horror movies.
Would you consider yourself a worrier?
I would say that I worry less than most, but that I do still worry. I can latch on to some stuff pretty hard, too…
Do you notice when your crush/significant other changes something about themselves?
Yes; instantly. Sometimes I notice things that aren’t even there….
Do your first impressions of people usually stick?
What movie can you watch over and over?
This is a trick question; there are a BUNCH that I could (and do) watch over and over. The Hunt for Red October. Apollo 13. Forrest Gump. Remember the Titans. The Last Samurai, The Matrix… should I go on?
Do you like to cook?
Very much. I find that I’m much like the Izzy character on Grey’s Anatomy. When I’m stressed or upset, I cook and clean, but I do find joy in cooking for its own sake.
Do plants die in your care?
Almost never, though I’ve not yet been able to keep a gardenia alive.
What’s one thing you feel you must do in your life before it ends?
I’m already doing it.