Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Wednesday Hodgepodge - 10/10
1. In what ways do you indulge yourself?
I'm entirely too self indulgent. I love good food and good wine. I adore shopping for clothes, shoes and purses. I am just this side of obsessed with music and DVDs. I probably should look into indulging just a little less.
2. Have you ever taken a cooking class? Any interest? What type of class would you most like to try?
I have never taken a formal cooking class. I don't really have an interest in learning either, which I probably shouldn't admit. I just don't have a love for it, outside of the two or three things that I make very well. If I did take a class I would want to learn more about how to cook main dishes, because I am more of a baker.
3. What does it mean to be a good citizen?
Being a good citizen means that you exercise all of the rights and responsibilities, like voting. It means you are kind to your fellow man, even if it's just something simple. It means putting the greater good ahead of your own convenience at times. I've been studying the early American heroes, like the signers of the Declaration, with my students and when you read what some of them were willing to give up for our country, it's very humbling.
4. 'Tis the season of the political advert...do these ads influence your vote?
All the political ads do is annoy me. November 7th will be the happiest day of the year where my television viewing is concerned.
5. What's something you see today that makes you wish you were a kid again?
Oh my goodness! I'm always amazed at all of the new things they have for kids that they didn't when I was little. But I think it's also hard to be a kid today because you are expected to grow up so fast. One thing I love about my students, particularly the girls, is that they seem a little more fearless in going for what they want. Looking back, I really wish that I would have gone out for more sports and taken the chance to look a little silly but be part of a team in that way. I know that's kind of off topic, but that's what came to mind.
6. What's your least favorite cliche?
Nothing came to mind right away, so I had to defer to my trusty friend, Google. I looked through this post, and realized that I don't really have strong feelings about any cliches. That said, if I had to pick one, I would say "like a bull in a china shop," because it was used to describe me for the majority of my life. While it's true, it always hurt my feelings.
7. What percentage of your Christmas shopping has been completed? How does that make you feel?
I have 0% of my Christmas shopping done, but this doesn't really bother me. I don't really like to rush the season, plus I don't have to buy for a large number of people so I don't really get stressed about it.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
A four day weekend and a four day week makes me so very happy. It seems like things are slowing down a bit and I'm falling into a rhythm finally. It's hard to believe that it's already almost the middle of October though! Christmas will be here before I know it...maybe I should be a little stressed! ;)