Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Tag, You're It!

  Bonnie tagged me over at Living a Wonderful Life. Let's just jump right in, shall we?

1. You must post the rules.
2. Post 12 fun facts about yourself on the blog post.
3. Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post, and then create 12 new questions for the people you tagged.
4. Tag 12 people and link them on your post.
5. Let them know you've tagged them!

12 Fun Facts About Me
1. A fellow teacher introduced me to her brother-in-law and 4 years later we are still dating and very happy!
2. My chihuahua is quite the little chunky monkey and she snorts and impolitely stares.
3. I got my nails done and I got a nude color. It makes my fingers look long.
4. I have short toddler like fingers so I like things that make my fingers long.
5. I snubbed Dave Matthews at my mailbox as he drove by honking.
6. My friends and I collect super gaudy rings and wear them as a competition when we get together. My most recent purchase was a spool of thread ring. 
7. My dad was a tour guide at Monticello.
8. Vegas is one of my favorite places to go. I would tell you about it, but it's kind of against code.
9. I make Paula Deen's Lemon Blossoms for pretty much any event that I go to. They are delicious and people go crazy over them. Here is the recipe
10. I went to the principal's office two times in my school lifetime. Once for flushing a mean boy's sandwich down the toiled and once for setting the principal's hair on fire.
11. I am a total foodie and love watching the Food Network. I watch the Barefoot Contessa every night when I am going to bed. Don't ask, something about that pleasantly plump woman soothes me to slumber.
12. I have eaten breakfast in the dining room in the White House. 

Now to Bonnie's questions...
  1. What state do you live in?
    I live in Arizona, but I grew up in Virginia.
  2. Do you collect anything?
    I collect Jadeite dishes (vintage jade green dishes).
  3. What is your favorite color?
    Mmmm, I don't think I have a favorite! I like all colors!
  4. Do you do anything work related on the weekend?
    Ummm, haha, YES! Every weekend... I totally admire teachers that make sure that doesn't happen.
  5. What is your favorite food?
    I love Mexican food. I also love arugula salad with lemon vinaigrette, parmesan cheese, and pine nuts. I seriously could eat many many bowls. I go through a bag of arugula in like 2 days by myself.
  6. How long is your commute to work?
    I am really lucky and it takes me about 10-15 minutes to get to work depending on traffic.
  7. If you won the lottery, what would you do with the money?
    Pay off all my debt, go back to school to get my masters, and donate to Share Our Strength.
  8. How do you spend your time when you're relaxing?
    Wearing stretchy pants, drinking wine, and watching a good movie on Netflix!
  9. How many weddings have you been in?
    Oh my, let's see. Green dress, purple dress, blue dress, brown dress... 4? I feel like there is one more though.
  10. What is your favorite place you've visited?
    I am so fortunate to have parents that gave our family opportunities to go to many amazing places. I have been to Europe, Scotland, Australia, but I have to say I think my favorite place is Disney World. :-)
  11. If you weren't a teacher, what would you be?
    I would be a baker for sure. I love cooking and always am baking if I am stressed out. My co-workers always know if work is stressing me out because I will bring them goodies the next day from my night of de-stressing.
  12. Kids...do you have any?  How many do you have/want?
    I don't have any kids, just 2 chihuahuas. I would love to have 2 kids one day. :-) 
    Twelve Questions for My Taggees
    1. What has been the most memorable lesson you have taught?
    2. What's a scent that triggers a memory for you?
    3. What's your favorite movie?
    4. What's do you usually bring for lunch to school?
    5. Do you prefer student led conferences or traditional parent teacher conferences?
    6. Do you drink Starbucks? What's your usual order?
    7. What's your cell phone ring tone?
    8. How often do you check your blogs that you follow?
    9. What's your favorite recipe you like to bring to parties?
    10. What's a TV show that you loved growing up?
    11. Target or Walmart?
    12. How many students do you have in your class?

Here are the 12 people who I am tagging! Sorry if you have already been tagged. 
1. Stephanie at Teaching in Room 6
6. Jennifer at Rowdy in First Grade
7. Deborah at Multi-Grade Matters
8. Sherrie at Middle School Math Rules!
9. Lisa at mrs. tilmon says...


  1. I just found your blog through the tag game. I like you like to stalk teacher blogs. :)

  2. Set the principal's hair on fire?! Uhhhh....backstory please!
    Rowdy in First Grade

  3. How exciting! Thanks for tagging! I need to continue the game!

  4. I have really short fingers, too! I haven't tried nude nailpolish but I've been wanting to! Maybe now I will go for it.