Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Wednesday Hodgepodge (A Little Early)

1. Will you watch the Super Bowl? If so who will you root for? If you are outside the USA what is the 'big deal sporting event' in your own country?

     Chances are I will watch the Super Bowl.  I don't really care who wins, because I will mostly be watching for the commercials and because Glee is on directly after the game is over.

2. Is ignorance bliss?

    Ignorance is bliss for the ignorant, and annoying for the rest of us.

3. Which of the seven dwarfs are you? (and just in case your Disney is a little bit rusty, here they are--Bashful, Doc, Dopey, Grumpy, Happy, Sleepy, and Sneezy)

    Generally, I am Happy.  But if I am Sleepy, Grumpy usually makes an apperance. 

4. When you are riding in the car with another couple how do you organize the seating? (Men up front? Women up front? Couples sit together?)

     I guess it would depend on who's driving.  And who's in the couples. And how long we are going to be in the car. 

5. What is beauty?

     Beauty truly is in the eye of the beholder.  The curves of a well-designed building or an unexpected grouping of objects on a table can be beautiful.  There is amazing beauty in nature, particularly in flowers.  In people, knowledge, a good sense of style, the ability to laugh at yourself are all beautiful.  (Such a loaded question, Joyce!)

6. If someone asks you to bring an appetizer or a dessert to a party in their home, which would you choose?

     Dessert!  I always want to be the girl who brings the sweets!  (Especially since it's the one thing I actually cook well!)

7. What is your crowd pleasing go-to appetizer?

     I don't really cook.  So my go-to appetizer would probably be Bagel Bites, or something else pre-packaged.  I'm hoping that some of you other Hodgepodgers will have some better ideas.  (I have been known to follow a recipe once in a blue moon.)

8. Some days, it feels like teaching is less about the core curriculum and more about taking care of students' personal needs.  Kids can't learn if they are hungry, cold, scared--and we have to meet those needs before they care about English Lit or Chemistry.  I'm amazed by the depth of need sometimes.  Luckily, I am also amazed by the compassionate educators (like my parents) who are willing to step up to the plate and do something positive to impact a kid's life.


  1. Try my easy appetizer recipe...people will think you cooked but it is essentially just spreading items on top of each other. It's really good.

    I think the hodgepodge needs at least one loaded question each week.

  2. Sometimes the questions stress me out! Especially the loaded ones! :)

    Easy dessert for you:
    Take a large can of peaches with juice undrained and pour it into the botton of a 13x9 pan.
    Pour a dry yellow cake mix over it. Don't add anything to mix, just pour the mix straight from the box.
    Take one stick of butter and slice it into small pieces and scatter it over the top.
    Add some sliced almonds if you would like to the top, but you don't have to.
    Bake at 350 until it is done (sorry? maybe 30?)
    Serve with vanilla ice cream.

  3. I prefer to bring the dessert also.

  4. I am SO with you on number 8. I feel like most of my day is just taking care of my teenage students, but in my heart I know it one of the reasons God made me a teacher, because I do care. The other stuff gets done eventually, but it is how you are as a teacher that will impact them the most.

    Is it a new GLEE???? I am so excited...did I mention I am a choral teacher...ha, a real Mr. S.


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