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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Wednesday Hodgepodge

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1. Did you know there is a National Day of pretty much everything in the universe? February 23 happens to be National Inconvenience Yourself Day...when was the last time you were inconvenienced?
Every time I have to get ready to go somewhere.  I love to go and I love that I have a job, but I sure hate having to get ready.  I mean, couldn't I just wear pj's or sweats to work and church, etc?

2. When a room in your house needs painting who does the job?
Hubby paints it and I get stuck with the trim work.  Our girls will paint some now too (well at least their own rooms). 

3. Are you friends with your cousins?

4. Do you use an alarm clock? If yes-is it an actual alarm, music, or something else?
Yes and hubby takes care of setting it, so it's on talk radio. 

5. What do you put ketchup on?
Hotdogs and french fries

6. What smells make you nostalgic?
The smell of froot-loops cereal.  Reminds me of the first time I ever ate them.  It was at my grandparents home in Safety Harbor, Florida while we were on Christmas vacation break visiting them.  Every time I smell them I think of Florida.

7. Have you heard about the high school English teacher recently suspended as a result of some things she wrote in her personal blog? You can read the story here but in a nutshell she vented a lot of frustration onto her blog. She didn't mention individual students by name but she did make some harsh comments about kids in general and their parents.

What are your thoughts-If you're a parent is your child's teacher online and are you 'friend' or 'follower' there? If you're a teacher are you on facebook and do you accept or friend students on fb? How about their parents? If you're a student are you friends with your current or former teachers online? Do any of them have blogs you read? If you're a teacher or a parent do you ever use your blog as a place to vent your frustrations with our educational system? So much to discuss...
I'm FB friends with some of my daughter's former teachers and also with some of her former classmates.  I'm also a follower of some of the kids my kids are friends with.  I try to be careful of the things I say and comment on to other people's kids. I heard about this lady, but I haven't read her stuff.  I do believe you need to be very careful of the things you say about your work place or the people you work with, whether you're a teacher or in any other profession.

8. Insert your own random thought here.
 Can I just say once again....I love my Kindle! 


  1. This is good!

    as for the teacher/blog story.... I think it's a crime the way she was treated. It was her blog...she didn't name names or blast her school. She was venting and sharing opinions about kids in general. I think she should have the right to do that.
    I do not "friend" current parents or students. I do have former parents of students and former students who are all grown up, or at least in high school now as friends (I teach 1st grade--and yes, I've gotten requests from children I teach/taught. I don't friend kids except a few cousins' kids,). JMO

  2. It's funny how specific a memory connected to a smell can be.

    I was in my pjs when my hubs got home last night-about 7:15. It was just one of those days so we ate dinner in our pjs.

    Have a great day!

  3. All good stuff - now you've got me thinking if I have any nostalgic smells??? I can't think of any off the top of my head. Something to ponder.

  4. I'm with you on #1. I hate the getting ready! ha!

  5. Froot Loops huh? I never did get use to the smell of cold cereal. I eat slowly and the cereal always ended up soggy and I don't do well with Milk so cold cereal was and is never a favorite of mine. Now Oatmeal!!!!

  6. I couldn't think of any smells at the time. But after reading some of the others. My Mom always put Noxzema on her face at night. And my Dad always used Old Spice.

  7. The smell of ANY cereal makes me sick.. .literally... I Puke even thinking about it (which the youth kids thinks is hilarious)... I cant even go down that aisle in the grocery... its a sickness

  8. I think your answer to #6 is one of the most unique ever!! That is so funny!!!

  9. Wearing pj's to church...now THAT I like!:) Great answers...enjoy your day!

  10. I'm thinking I would love to get a Kindle for Christmas.
    I have the free PC Kindle from Amazon and loving it!

  11. I have been thinking of getting the girls a kindle. I think they would love it. Model reads a book a day if not more. Love fruit loops.

  12. I'm visiting my dad right now in Florida, very close to Safety Harbor. Fruit Loops are still one of my favorites! I like mustard on a hot dog and don't use ketchup on fries but I love it on meatloaf.
    Enjoyed reading all your answers.

  13. Hi Cathy!
    I'm smiling about the alarm clock...
    I have 3 alarms going in the morning when I work!
    My cell phone reminds me to get going right up to the last minute LOL
    I hope you are not getting clobbered with snow~
    We had a foot today... my dad, in central NY had 2 feet!
    Oh thinking on springtime!
    {Love my cousins too ~ my kids are very close to their cousins ... like brothers and sisters!}
    *Happy Weekend to you , Cathy*


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