Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Wednesday Hodgepodge - 5/2

1. My daughter2 is graduating from university this month and plans to teach elementary school. What are three qualities you most want to see evidenced in a teacher?

Passion for the subject matter, Compassion for their students, and Organization.  (I'm still working on that last one.  And some days on the other two...)

2. You can tell a lot about a person by______the way they treat other people_______________.

Particularly other people who will not help them advance in their lives.  There's that old story about the professor whose final was not about the subject matter of the class, but said "What is the name of the lady who cleans the building?"  Life is not about only being kind to the people who "matter" but to every single person you come in contact with.  (I'm still working on that one too!)

3. What song makes you think spring?

The first one that came to mind is "Brighter Than The Sun" by Colbie Caillat.  It's so cheerful!

4. May 1st is Mother Goose Day...share your favorite nursery rhyme.

Georgy Porgy, pudding and pie,
Kissed the girls and made them cry.
When the boys came out to play,
Georgy Porgy ran away.

I had to Google this to even remember which ones were Mother Goose.  (Guess I better brush up for Miss M!)   This one cracked me up!  Let's just say Georgy had some issues!


5. What makes someone unforgettable?

I'm going to focus on being unforgettable for the right reasons, because it's easy to be unforgettable for the wrong ones.  I would say that someone who honestly cares about you and shows up for you when you need them.  Sassy people also endear themselves to me.  And people with a strong sense of who they are, whether was are talking style or personality.

6. Should music and/or art be part of a well rounded education?

I'm sure no one is going to be shocked to hear me say yes.  Studies show that kids with music studies do better in the core curriculum.  Too bad that states are forcing schools to choose between the two and make cuts.  I don't know how someone could consider themselves well-rounded without having music or art knowledge.

7. What social situations make you flustered or nervous?

All of them?  Because I am not good with new people.  At all.  I get all shy and weird.  Which is hilarious, since I am normally noisy and all over the place.

8. Insert your own random thought here.

Ever had a day go along all normal and then all of a sudden things get crazy for a minute.  That was Tuesday.  I hope it's as crazy as the rest of my week gets.  Saturday can't get here soon enough!  (And not just because of Cinco de Derby!)  Also, today is Regional Track and I am just praying that is doesn't get a hot as they say it is going to get!  (And safety for all those out in it all day!)


  1. Stay cool today! It's gray and rainy and low 50's here...we haven't hit summer yet. Good song choice!

  2. I forgot about Georgy Porgy, but that is a good one! I feel the same way around new people but once you know me I never shut up ;)

  3. Hi Katie,
    I love your answer to question 2.
    I don't think I've ever heard of Brighter Than The Sun so I will have to 'YouTube' it.
    I enjoyed all your answers.

    Have a nice evening. :)

  4. I forgot about Georgy Porgy. That one always made me laugh.
    I like your song choice. Colbie has such a beautiful voice.

  5. I said the same thing you said about social situations ... I'm a crazy woman among friends but not among strangers or in crowds!! :)

  6. Oh, it is freezing here.

    I am also really bad in most social situations. I get nervous and just talk, talk, talk. It's a problem, really.


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