I was a student rep for the University and we had a chartered flight from one end of the state to the other. It was a terrible snow storm and I ended up having to sit in the co pilot seat to balance out the weight. O M G. The visibility was terrible, the flight was bumpy. The other representatives from the university were panic stricken. One of the men had to use the barf bag. I’ve never been so scared. It makes me never want to take another chartered flight or private plane.
When I graduated from college it just didn’t excite me the way high school graduation did. I didn’t want to go. But my family freaked out and insisted that I go so *they* could go. Then they had a fit because I wore pants. Most of my friends were wearing shorts but you couldn’t tell because of the gowns. And that’s what I remember from my college graduation, not the ceremony, not the honor… no, the family fit around it.
I’m indecisive about big purchases—cars, computers, stuff like that. And sometimes I have to talk myself into going to events and places. After I get there, I usually have a great time and am glad to go… but getting there is hard.
I pay top dollar when it’s for or with someone else—like a gift or a meal out. Being able to go out with friends is important to me because it happens so rarely. It’s a treat! And finding the perfect gift for someone I care about makes my day.
I’m going on a family road trip this summer. My parents and I are going to pile into my car and head on a thousand mile journey! We’re going to visit my sisters in Virginia and Pennsylvania. And I’d like to visit some Civil War sites or Washington, DC.
A road trip! With my parents! What am I thinking??
I bought a Lenovo “idea book” a year ago. I never use it. It’s my regret. Since it’s a compact net book, it cuts off the screen in unusual places. I thought I would want it for travel… but I haven’t taken it anywhere.
As a teacher, I wish I was able to pass on life skills to my students. But I have standards to meet and a test to teach to, so there isn’t the flexibility or freedom to teach what I want instead of what I have to. I would teach life skills—how to keep and balance a check book, how to open different kinds of accounts: electricity and bank, for instance. How to look for and apply for a job, how to grocery shop, how to do laundry, how to maintain a home, how and what types of insurance to get. These are skills that used to be passed on by parents but with our busy lifestyles and parents working as hard as they do, there isn’t as much time and opportunity for parents to pass along these skills.
Today is perfect weather! It’s in the upper 60s/lower 70s and sunny with no humidity. Gorgeous. Porch weather! No flies, either. We should be having it regularly for the next few weeks. Ahhh, the best time of the year. Spring is in the air!
I don’t really know what I’m doing when I’m online. I have some regular blogs to visit, some Facebook time suckage, looking for neat sites, reading, researching and generally noodling around. Plinky, Tumblr, Pintrest, Facebook, Blogger… email and more.
It surprises people that I really love driving to 70s funk and r&b. Recently, I was stuck in a snowstorm and was listening to Cee Lo Green and it made the time pass so much faster! Any kind of funky r&b is fun for driving. Great beat, memorable lyrics and a ton of fun!
I think I always wanted to be a teacher, without realizing that was what I wanted. I mean, I used to love playing school, taking turns being the student or the teacher (I loved being either). But when I was in college I avoided being a teacher until the last possible minute—and even then my adviser had to twist my arm to take the methods courses. Once I stepped into the classroom I felt comfortable and natural.
I’ve seen a few concerts that really stand out. I’m choosing the opening act of the Neville Brothers… it was just as they were reaching their big surge of national prominence. They were such a party and musically so much fun. So, if I could have the opening act of the Neville Brothers for the James Taylor concert at the Ball Park in Old Orchard Beach, Maine, now THAT would be the coolest concert.
We drank beer and sang along and it was a glorious sunset followed by a spectacular night.
“I mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even an enemy. Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that” —Martin Luther King Jr”—
I’d like to talk to Carol Burnett and ask her all about her influences. As a great funny lady, she broke many boundaries and paved the way for today’s comediennes. I’d like to ask what makes her laugh, what was her favorite character to play on her show, and if it was all as much fun as it looked. I still crack up when I think of her Went With The Wind skits.