Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Wednesday Hodgepodge

1. April rolls in at the end of this week and in celebration of that infamous date (April 1st) answer this question-What is something foolish you've done?

     I'm prone to doing foolish things.  Like yesterday morning when I drove to school in third gear and wondered why my car was acting funny. 

2. With April comes Easter and that classic edible treat known as tell me...what's your favorite way to fix/eat chicken? That wasn't what you were expecting, was it? I 'fooled' you. teehee.
      I like it best when someone else has cooked it because raw chicken grosses me out.  I will pretty much eat chicken every way, but I don't particularly love it on the bone. 

3. What's the best museum you've ever visited? Or your favorite? Or the one you'd most like to visit?
      I loved the Smithsonian Museum of American History.  I'm a huge history nerd and could have happily stayed in there all day.  I'd love to visit the Louvre or go back to the Met with enough time to really absorb all of the artwork inside of it.

4. You know what they say about April showers...what's your preference-a shower or a bath?
     Shower.  But only because I don't have a nice garden tub with jacuzzi jets.  Cast iron tubs are cold, and mine is not very deep either.

5. "Absence makes the heart grow fonder"...fact or fiction? Why?
     I think it's mostly fact.  The people in the opening of Love Actually look awfully happy to see each other, anyway.  I know that with friends who have been gone for a time, I'm always super excited when I get to see them.  (I'll likely be obnoxious by the time Tara heads home in May!)  I also think that when you have had a little time and distance from your "real life" everything seems a little easier when you come back into it.  (Or as I refer to it the "Why Vacations Rock" Theory!)

6. What's your favorite product made/grown in your home state/province?

      I am lucky enough to live in my state's very own wine country.  The girls and I have a lot of fun out on the wine trail and I have been lucky enough to try all kinds of different wines from many different vineyards.  Though I will have to say that sangria on a warm, sunny day totally hits the spot!

7. What is going on in the world today that affects you the most?

     I know that as a history teacher I should be really attuned to world events, but I will admit that I'm not.  I will say that because I am a teacher, the plight of children around the world is something near and dear to me.  Whether we are talking clean drinking water, safety from child traffickers, freedom to be educated--all of those things speak to my heart.  I also think a lot about children with diseases like cancer and congenital heart defects, and what can be done to find cures so that more children don't have to suffer.  I don't think countries can truly be world powers until the needs of its most helpless citizens are met.

8. This week seems to be speeding by, so far.  Track practice starts this week, today's pay day, we have a field trip Friday, and then it's straight on to Spring Break!  I'm way more excited than the kids at this point!


  1. Your answer to #1 sounds like something I would do : ) I think most museums need to be visited more than once...I've been to the Louvre...impossible to see it in a day which is how long I was there. The building itself is spectacular. I hope you get there one day!

  2. I would also love to visit the Louvre. And count me in for your wine trail outing!

  3. Looking forward to Spring Break here also. Have early days tomorrow and Friday and then no school next week.

  4. I would love to have a garden tub with jacuzzi jets. Sounds very relaxing.

    Our spring break begins on Friday!

  5. Oh, lucky you with living in wine country! The sangria sounds divine! I sure could use some right now. I'm in the midst of teaching certification classes. I am so burned out. Sigh...

  6. Wine country...and I live in beer country.


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