Tagged! I’m It

Clix tagged me for a meme. First, I am supposed to post the rules:

  1. The rules of the game get posted at the beginning.
  2. Each player answers the questions about themselves.
  3. At the end of the post, the player then tags 5-6 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know they’ve been tagged and asking them to read the player’s blog.
  4. Let the person who tagged you know when you’ve posted your answer.

OK, so now the questions.

What were you doing ten years ago?

I was finishing up my first year teaching at a rural school. It was probably the most awful job I’ve ever had, and certainly the most awful teaching experience. We had gang problems and a do-nothing administration.

What are five things on my to-do list for today (not in any particular order)*

  1. Grade vocabulary and quizzes and start on projects.
  2. Follow up on and answer some e-mails.
  3. Sketch out next week’s lesson plans.
  4. Re-read chapter eight of The Great Gatsby and take some notes.
  5. E-mail students absent on Monday who have not checked in with me and do not have their final exam assignment.

What are some snacks I enjoy?

  • popcorn
  • Hint of Lime Tostitos
  • nuts
  • chocolate

What would I do if I were a billionaire?

  • Like Clix, pay off debt.
  • Buy a house.
  • Get a new car.
  • Travel like mad.
  • Share with my family, friends, and favorite charities.
  • Outfit my school with more technology—SMART Boards in each room, laptops for teachers, etc.
  • Honestly, this is one of those questions that has an unlimited number of answers, as I can’t even imagine all I could do with that money. Sigh.

What are three of my bad habits?

  1. Clutter. It’s how I live.
  2. Procrastination.
  3. Worrying.

What are five places where you have lived?**

  1. California
  2. Germany
  3. Virginia
  4. Colorado
  5. North Carolina

What are five jobs I have had?

  1. Teacher
  2. Waitress at Sonny’s Real Pit Barbecue
  3. Student Worker in the Science Library at UGA
  4. Student Worker in the Financial Aid Office at Macon College
  5. Temp. Bleh.

What five or six people do I want to tag?

Well, this is hard for me because I can never tell if people like these things and want to be tagged and included, or not. So I tag the following folks, who only have to play if they feel like it (no pressure):

* Because it’s so late, and the only thing on my to-do list at this hour is to blowdry my hair and go to bed, perhaps read, this is tomorrow’s list.

** I didn’t include my current residence because I think most people know that about me. However, it might be a surprise to learn I have lived in some of the other places.

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