Thursday, March 1, 2012

10 Things

Sorry this is so hard to read.  Couldn't figure out how to change it.

1. Repost the rules
2. Post a photo of yourself accompanied by 10 random things 
3. Answer the questions the previous poster posted to you 
4. Create 10 new questions and tag people so they'll do it too!

I'm excited about this.  I've seen it floating around the blogosphere!  And I'm at work where I should be getting ready for my students to come in, but natch, I'm doing this instead...

I'm on the left.  This was at our league's roller derby prom in December.

10 random things about me:
1. I love Marilyn Manson.  LOVE.
2. I absolutely can't stand whining.  7th graders do a LOT of that.  Makes me want to beat my head against a wall.
3. I seriously fear each birthday that comes.  I want to be 22 and stay that age forever.  I never want to be too old to shop at F21 and have tattoos and play roller derby and go to punk rock shows.  I fear being the old teacher that is totally disconnected with her students' interests.  I like that I know what they listen to and that they think I'm awesome and like me simply because I'm young and then grow to love me because I'm a good teacher.
4. Empire Records is my favorite movie of all time.  Like Mandy, I can quote every single word.  "Well Shineid-O-Rebellion.  Shock me, shock me, shock me with that deviant behavior!"
5. When I was in middle school, I was OBSESSED with Hanson.  OBSESSED.  And I still love them.  They rule.
6. I graduated high school with a 4.3 gpa.  Nerd alert!
7. I am in a lot of debt and am a terrible saver.  As a teacher, I don't make a lot of money as it is, but a normal person without a lot of debt would live comfortably on what I make.  I, however, live paycheck to paycheck.  I'm broker than I was when I was in college and worked at Target.
8. I had a mohawk in college.
9. I thought I'd be married with a family by now.
10. I truly believe I have the best parents that ever lived :)
questions from Mandy at Harper's Happenings
1. have you ever met someone famous? Yes! A few actually!  I met Dennis Haskins (Mr. Belding, WHAT UP!)  I've also literally run into Jordan Knight (from NKOTB).
2. what is your happiest childhood memory? Playing in my play kitchen and making meals for my parents.
3. favorite album of all time? Oh shit.  "I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning" by Bright Eyes "This Time Around" by Hanson, "Antichrist Superstar" by Marilyn Manson, New Found Glory's self-titled
4. are you a salty or sweet lover?  both! I have to have both!  If I eat chips, I have to eat candy afterward.
5. what is favorite guilty pleasure tv show or movie? Teen Mom, Jersey Shore (I know, I know!), Good Burger
6. describe your favorite sandwich. Oh man, California Club from Jerseys.  It doesn't sound like anything special-- turkey, jack cheese, avocado, mayo, mustard, lettuce, onions, oil, vinegar, salt, pepper, oregano.  I don't know what it is.  Maybe because they pre-mix their mayo and mustard?
7. what was your first pet? Tom the dog :)
8. what is your biggest accomplishment thus far in life? My BA? The teaching award I was nominated for?  Actually, beyond that, my proudest moment of my professional career was when my former student told me, "It was so refreshing to know we had your class 1st period.  It was like we were home."
9. what is the first blog you started reading? Adored Austin
10. if you had to choose one dessert for the rest of your life, what would it be? OMG WHAT?! One dessert?!?! Brownies.

Here are my questions:
1. Who was your favorite teacher?  What made them great?
2. What is your favorite sport?
3. If you were president, what is the first thing you would do?
4. What is your favorite family tradition?
5. Who is your favorite guilty pleasure, musically?
6. What is something you've always wanted to do but never had the guts?
7. What was your favorite tv show growing up?
8. Are you proud to be an American?
9. What is your deepest fear?
10. What is the best gift you've ever received?