Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Wednesday Hodgepodge - April 6, 2011




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1. National Read a Road Map Day falls on April 5th. Would people say you have a good sense of direction? Do you rely on a GPS when you drive somewhere new? When was the last time you used a map?
I DO have a good sense of direction. My Precious, however....not so much. I don't remember the last time I used an actual map or atlas. I have Google Maps on my phone and I use that. The GPS has save mine and Precious' relationship. Seriously, people, I may have a decent sense of direction but I don't make a good navigator under pressure. If the GPS steers us wrong then it's no longer my fault! Love that!

2. What's your favorite cookbook?
I actually use on-line cookbooks more than anything else. My top 3 choices? Taste of Home, Allrecipes.com and Food Network. 

3. What painting would you like to 'walk into' and experience? Why?

Cafe Terrace on the Place du Forum, Arles, at Night - Van Gogh

I love outdoor cafes and this looks like a beautiful night. I can just imagine sitting there sipping a latte or maybe a glass of wine. Can we go now? 

4. What annoys you more-misspellings or mispronunciations?
YES! Seriously, they both bug me. Today mispronunciations. I have corrected at least 15 of them and it isn't even noon! Ah, the life of a teacher. 

5. What is something your mother or father considered important?
Going to church. They drug me regardless of whether I wanted to be there or not. Don't get me wrong, I'm glad now that I have the foundation that I do, but at the time it was WAY more important to them than it was to me.

6. Do you like or dislike schedules?
I like them, My Precious does not. He says that "time is an invention", but I really like routines and schedules. I like organization. However, there are days when it is nice to not have an agenda.

7. Let's have some fun with National Poetry Month (that would be April)...write your own ending to this poem-"Roses are red, Violets are blue...."
I have an old autograph book of my grandpa's. There are several of these in there from friends of his.

Roses are red,
Violets are blue.
Sugar is sweet
and so are you

The roses are wilting,
the violets are dead.
The sugar bowl's empty
and so is your head

8. Insert your own random thought here.
The weather here today is beautiful! 70 and breezy. I think afternoon music classes will be going outside and I don't care if that makes me a bad teacher! :-)

7 comments:

Joyce said...

A teacher moving the class outdoors always made me happy! I love the painting too~enjoy your sunny day!

CaseyRhea said...

I don't think that makes you a bad teacher! I think it makes you fun! You can do a lot of music stuff outside! I think it is relevant! Maybe it is the hippie in me, but nature is full of music - and even being outside in town, there are things to be heard - the wind, birds, the sounds of passing cars. (Hoping I have given you an excuse to absolutely go outside!)

Jodi said...

Yum, I love Taste of Home! Thanks for stopping by today:)

auburnchick said...

I think that having classes outside makes you a GREAT teacher! I love this time of year when I can open up my classroom door and let the fresh air in. I have to be careful about taking my students out there, though. They get so distracted!!

Lea also known as "CiCi" said...

Thanks so much for stopping by, I'm always thrilled to make a new blogging buddy.

I use All Recipes more than any cookbook, it's just so quick and easy.

Love your blog design, very warm and inviting. I'm your newest follower and look forward to a return visit. Blessings!

Expats Again said...

I agree with Precious--time is an invention. I'm a retired English teacher (high school) and I couldn't wait to have class outside in spring (neither could the students!)

Tara said...

I totally almost put the same poem you did!

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