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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?

9 Responses

  1. Soda, really? That’s too weird. I’ve in the south my entire life and have always called soft drinks coke. Guess I just learned something, huh? That sign cracks me up! What in the world? I’ve never heard that song you posted…and I’m almost afraid to watch the video. That’s just what I need is to get another song stuck in my head! 😉

  2. I saw a sign at the entrance of a neighborhood that said “Only authorized residents allowed in on Halloween.” How sad is that? In thie past this particular neighborhood had carloads of kids dropped off to trick or treat because the houses are nice and close together and other kids live there. I guess residents were concerned about vandalism, and had to spend a fortune on candy.

  3. I guess the sign is a sad commentary on the times in which we live…you never know what crazy things people will do now. I liked the Wee Sing series and my girls loved them. That particular song is not my favorite though : ) Have a nice day!

  4. that sign is too funny!

  5. Love the sign!

  6. You’re a hoot! Oh the Wee Sing tapes…I forgot about those! I do wish our teachers got paid what they should. Have a good day!

  7. Totally agree with your soapbox regarding sports stars and ceo’s. Totally! I had forgotten about that song! I haven’t heard it in years. And that sign is great! Thanks for the laugh. 🙂

  8. Cat Woman mask…lol… too funny!

  9. Thanks for stopping by….too funny about the mask. I thought it was hoods they didn’t want you wearing. No masks is a new one for me 😉

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