Monday, January 20, 2014

Meet the Teacher Monday: Three Things

Before I delve into Meet the Teacher Monday, I want to express how jealous I am of the teachers staying home tomorrow, to enjoy day 3 of their 3 day weekend. Think of me as I struggle to remain conscious through yet another staff development day *eye roll*.

Welcome to my second attempt at Meet the Teacher Monday. If you want to join the celebration and connect with some fabulous teachers, click HERE for the details. Last week's MTTM, took an introspective turn...and made you think. This week...not so much. I decided to keep it light and fun!

              This week's topics is: THREE THINGS                                                            
List three words that describe you:
  • I have been told. I keep my Facebook "friends" in stitches. With everyone posting about materialistic possessions and their perfect lives, I prefer to use Facebook as a platform to try out my stand-up comedy routines and brighten every one's days. LOL.
  • IMPATIENT...I can go from 0 to 60 in the blink of an eye. And word to the wise, stay out of the my path. I leave a wake of destruction.
  • TENACIOUS...Living the life of a single mom has transformed me into an independent, determined, "take no prisoners" creative problem solver. Everyone is still breathing, so I commend myself on a job well done as mother and father. 
What three things are on your bucket list?
  • Ride a vespa in in the movie The Talented Mr. Ripley.
  • Cliff jump
  • Walk into an airport and spontaneously purchase a ticket to go...ANYWHERE!
What is your favorite music genre? What are three of your favorite songs (any genre)?
I enjoy indie adult alternative (Yuna), indie synth-pop (The Teenagers), chillwave (Washed Out), and pretty much anything you would hear in a coffeehouse. Asking me to pick three songs is like asking me to decide which one of my kids is my favorite. RIGHT NOW...these are my 3 favorite songs, but this list could change in the next 3 minutes...
  • Fitz and the Tantrum's Out Of My League
  • Massive Attack's Paradise Circus
  • Yuna's Live Your Life
If you won the lottery, what three things are you going to buy first?
  • A clue...when it comes to dating. I wrack my brain trying to figure out why someone as fabulous as me is still single.
  • The rights to the movie 50 Shades of Grey. My first course of action...RECASTING the movie...I am serious :-)
  • Some business...for those who feel the need to meddle into mine...HA!
What's your favorite movie genre? What are three of your favorite movies (any genre)? 
My favorite movie genre...foreign horror.
  • Imitation of Life
  • Sixteen Candles
  • Devil's Backbone, Let the Right One In, Dead Snow (I know...that's more than three. O well).
List three of your character flaws:
  • Lack of punctuality...My mother always says I will be late to my own funeral. She is probably right.
  • Aloofness...I tend to build a wall around myself to protect against life's hash realities. As a result,  I come off a bit standoffish and inapproachable to new acquaintances. That may be one reason why I am still single...SIGH.
  • Short-Tempered...On occasion, I may fly off the handle. A few road rage episodes come to mind. 
Three friendship personality DEAL BREAKERS:
  • DEBBIE DOWNER...Nothing sucks the life out of the room like a person with no sense of humor. I recently  experienced a Debbie Downer situation. This person (who shall remain nameless) actually invited themselves to a little impromptu soiree a friend and I threw together at the last minute. Upon arrival, DD's negative energy literally sucked the life out of the party. Everyone just stood there looking at each other awkwardly.  The experience reminded me of a balloon with a small hole...slowly deflating.  I don't need that in my life. Life is too short to walk around with a stick up your a** <--If you were offended by the profanity, then you are one of those people with a stick problem: -) 
  • SELF-ABSORBED SALLY...The world revolves around this hooker (Hooker...sometimes I use this word as a team of endearment, but not in this case.) Her life takes center stage and everyone else is merely a supporting actor in her life. 
  • JUDGMENTAL JUDY...I  HAD a friend who would always undercut any compliment I received with some unsolicited judgmental criticism. 
List three things you want MORE of:
  • TIME
  • PATIENCE & more MONEY...


  1. I am loving this link party! I enjoyed learning more about you.

  2. You are newer than me and already hosting a linky party! Go you! Your blog posts have made me laugh, you have a really natural style of writing. Count me as your newest follower!

    Butterflying Through Teaching

  3. I agree having more time and money would be amazing!! Oh the things I could do with more money!! Could you imagine how amazing our classrooms would be if money didn't matter!?! How old are your kids?! I have a 2 year old, and an almost 9 month old! Does it every get any easier!?! haha Happy Wednesday! Thanks for hosting another meet the teacher Monday!

    Mrs. 3rd Grade