Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Wednesday Hodgepodge - 9/12

1.  ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL?  The NFL is back in action along with all the college teams.  Are you a fan?  Who do you root for?  If you're not a fan what do you do while the rest of America watches Saturday, Sunday, Monday night, and now Thursday night games? 

I don't really watch football.  I love all sports though, so I do usually like to know what is going on.  And I think Tim Tebow is cute and had good morals.  Jury's still out on the whole football thing.  If you haven't caught on, I watch a lot of TV, so finding something else on isn't normally a problem.  

2. What's something I'll always find in your closet?

Cardigans.  I love them with all of my heart and wear them for all seasons.

3. Share one of your earliest memories.

I remember being a very little girl, maybe three, and my dad trying rocking me to sleep and giving me Gatorade from a green Tupperware glass.  I was sick a lot when I was young and if my parents wanted to sleep they had to work in shifts.  Guess it was his turn.  I have no idea why I remember this, but it's a clear as if it happened a minute ago.

4. What circus act best describes your week so far?

The trapeze.  Or one of those giant metal balls of doom, where a girl stands in the middle and the motorcycles drive around her.  It's been a whirlwind and it's only Tuesday night...

5. What's a food you disliked as a child but you love now?

Tomatoes.  I have been eating grape tomatoes like they are going out of style this summer.  I love them and I wouldn't have touched them before.  I also will eat some salad dressings and I didn't like any when I was little.

6.  Describe your summer in three words. 

Restorative.  Hot.  Short.

7.  Where were you on September 11, 2001? Will you do anything special to mark the day this year?

I was on campus in my junior year at university.  I watched the plane fly into the second tower and listened to Matt Lauer and Katie Couric try to explain in real time what in the world was happening as the world was falling apart.  I didn't really do anything special to commemorate.  We talked about it in my history class, as I am now teaching students who were toddlers when it happened.  They really don't understand that day, and how in the world could I ever really convey it?  I imagine it must be like how my grandparents and parents must feel when they try to tell me what it was like when Kennedy was assassinated.

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

My brain is so mushy I'm pretty sure all of my thoughts are random at this point.  I'm incapable of a linear thought pattern because I keep trying to do fifteen things at once.  But I wouldn't know how to act if I wasn't.


  1. Great answers. I'm losing my hodegpodge virginity this week!

  2. A very nice set of answers. I too am not really a football fan. It makes living in the sunny south rather interesting at times.

  3. Aw, a sweet answer about your Dad when you were young.

    I'm enjoying everyone's 9/11 answers. They are all so different, and yet we so profoundly remember the day. I, too, teach and I have felt the same way re: trying to convey the emotions of a day in our history that the kids can't remember. The Kennedy answer is such a great illustration of how it is!

    Love your blog design. Very fun!

  4. I'm hoping I get to see Tebow play live now that he's a Jet. Sanchez has stepped up his game though so not sure how much we'll see of Tim Tebow this season. Have a nice day!


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