1. Lake Superior University has once again published a list of words/phrases they think should be banished from the Queen's English...here's the list for 2013- fiscal cliff, kick the can down the road, double down, job creators/creation, passion/passionate, yolo (an acronym for you only live once), spoiler alert, bucket list, trending, superfood, boneless wings, and guru
Which of these words/phrases would you most like to see banished from everyday speech and why? Go here to read more about how the words were chosen.
I'm going to have to vote for YOLO. It's pretty much an excuse for people do irresponsible things. Also, it seems to be something only people I dislike tend to use. (At least not for ironic purposes)
I have never been on a train for an actual trip (unless you count subways/metros). I did, however, go on a field trip in grade school and ride on an old train up the tracks and back. We felt like the coolest kids ever!
3. Bagels-yay or nay? Favorite 'flavor'? Favorite topping?
YAY!! I love Panera's Cinnamon Crunch bagel with cream cheese. But I also enjoy a good asiago cheese bagel, as well.
4. 'Tis the season of awards shows...if you could star in a movie already made which one would you choose?
Steel Magnolias. Hands down. Dolly, Sally, Julia, Olympia, Shirley, Daryl. This is the only movie I ever manage to quote correctly and I love it with all of my heart!
5. The move towards single gender classrooms has been making the news in recent months....what say you? Do you think kids perform better if separated by gender and are taught differently or is that discrimination? If you're a parent, is this something you'd support in regard to your own children?
I think that it's an interesting concept. Teaching in junior high especially, I can see where taking the opposite sex out of the equation would be something that might increase focus on studies and decrease drama. I don't really think it's about teaching differently, but I do believe that in a room full of girls, I might relate things differently than in mixed company. I'd have to do a lot more research to see if this was something that I would ever want to be involved in, but I do think there may be some merit to it. I will be interested in hearing what others have to say about this.
6. What's your favorite thing about staying in a hotel?
I have always loved staying in hotels. I don't even really know why. I guess because it means that I'm on a vacation of some sort. My favorite part is not having worry about washing the towels or making the bed or any of that.
7. Do you have a 'word' for 2013? What's the story behind your choice?
I've been thinking about this a bit. I don't really know what my word for 2013 is. I had thought about grace or balance, but what I really think is my word is for this year is presence. I need to remember that this year, no matter what is going on, God's presence is here. And if I am faithful to Him and to His plan for me, then I don't really need to worry about the rest. .However, right at the moment, I would settle for 'nap' but I'm pretty sure that's not the point of this exercise..
8. Insert your own random thought here.
One of my goals for this year is to eliminate all of the excess and clutter from my life. It's a little out of control around here. I'm starting small, cleaning out one storage area or space at the time. But I'm hoping that by the time 2014 rolls around, much of the junk and clutter is out of here.