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99 Bottles of Hodgepodge Cheer!

Oh, Joyce has a sense of humor this week, does she not?  I had to chuckle when I read her opening paragraph when she posted the questions.  You guys know the drill.  Copy the questions on your own blog.  Wait.  No blog?  Well then start one so you can have some fun too!  heehee

1.  So, do you like beer?

No and no.  I cannot even stand the smell of it.

2.  What’s your least favorite repetitive task?

Hitting the snooze button.

For real.

3.  When was the last time you rode a bus?  Where was it headed?

I rode a bus this past Spring when The Hunger Games came out in theaters.  The reading classes took our students to see the movie because most of us had read the first book aloud to our students.  It was the first time in many years that I’d been on a school field trip.

4.  What song from your childhood or from your own children’s childhood could make a parent’s nerves stand on end?

Chicky had a few videos she enjoyed watching…over…and over…and over.

Why do kids videos have so many annoying songs on them?

Oh right.  It has to do with learning.


One video that stands out for its annoying songs is Big Rock Candy Mountain.  I could recite this video word for word.

5.  The US Presidential election cycle is drawing to a close (can I get an AMEN??), and the third and final debate was held last night…what was the last thing you ‘debated about’?

Do you mean “argued” or “discussed?”

I’d say that my students and I “debated” loaded words and whether they have positive, negative, or neutral connotations.  I’m trying to finish up our Author’s Purpose unit, and this week’s focus is persuasive writing.  It was interesting to hear their justifications as to why certain words are positive.  Rough, for instance, was explained as being positive when a person had to be rough to stand up for himself.  Natural was considered negative when discussing natural disasters.  Good thoughts, these students of mine!

6.  Can a person make too much money?  How much is too much?

Really?  You’re asking a teacher this question?  One who has oodles of student debt to pay off?  I don’t know if a person can ever make too much money.  Sure, maybe a person could make enough to keep the bills paid, but then a person could donate a large portion of the rest.

What I’m thinking is that some people make too much money doing certain jobs.

Take athletes.

Sports are FUN, yet we pay athletes more money than entire school districts have to spend in one fiscal year.  Seriously?

Take CEOs of companies.

Who’s really doing the work, eh?


:::stepping off of my soapbox now:::

7.  Pop-soda-coke-something else…what’s it called where you live?

Here in the South, we call it soda.

8.  My Random Thought

I saw the following sign on the door of a gas station up the road from the school I teach at.

I’m so disappointed.

That Cat Woman mask I’ve been wearing around town?


I’m going to have to find another use for it.

What is this world coming to?

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