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MailboxesThanks, Nancy, for the tag. It’s great motivation to blog again. It’s been too long!

11 Random Facts About Me

  1. Little noises enrage me (my brother is the same way). I’ve self-diagnosed myself with misophonia.
  2. I often kid that I’m living my Plan D. Truth be told I had no plans A, B or C.
  3. I’m a big fan of efficiency and the bottom line (get to the point, man!). I like few steps in a process, few words in a speech, few distractions, which may be why I can’t get behind the serial comma. A Spanish professor of mine used to talk about una economía de palabras (an economy of words). (PS, don’t get me started on double-spacing after a period!)
  4. If I hadn’t gone to grad school for Spanish language and literature, I would have gone to cooking school. Maybe if I cooked for a living, I wouldn’t like it as much?
  5. I grew up in Steamboat Springs and skiing was indeed part of the PE curriculum. Each year we chose to either cross-country ski, downhill ski or ice skate every Friday (maybe it was every other Friday?).
  6. One of the best weeks I’ve ever had was last summer in Austin: five days at the ADE Summer Institute followed by a girls’ weekend. My sides ached from laughing so much. #nuttysquirrel
  7. I’ve had three very different sweat lodge experiences.
  8. I hate the flavor of orange-colored fruits: peaches, apricots, mango (especially mango). I love the color, though!
  9. I am a very finicky sleeper. Here’s my ideal sleep scenario: no light, no sound, cool or cold room, nothing constraining my legs (like pj pants), a flat-ish pillow, heavy covers.
  10. I remember names and faces easily. I forget no one (which is a blessing and a curse).
  11. I love lists and bullet points. Maybe it’s part of the efficiency thing?

11 Questions from Nancy for me

  1. What is your favorite technology tool for personal use? The iPhone. How lucky are we that we get to run around with a computer in our pocket?
  2. What is your favorite technology tool for students? See #1.
  3. What is your favorite book? Tough question, Nancy! I love to read and definitely have several favorites. My favorite book that I read recently is Eleanor & Park. Go read it now. I’ll wait.
  4. What is the “next big thing” for education? If only I knew! I think we’ll see more student involvement as far as creating and executing their own educational pathways.
  5. Who do you most admire? I don’t really have a “most.” I’ll get back to you.
  6. What topic/topics are you currently researching? Master scheduling options/rethinking the traditional school day.
  7. What is a favorite place you have visited? Kauai.
  8. What inspires you? People I know inspire me to do better and be better. I find inspiration in the photos I see on Instagram (especially Nicole’s edits!).
  9. Who was your most memorable teacher? I have three: Mrs. Stanko (G4), Profe (G9), Professor Hervey at CSU (RIP).
  10. Were you a good student? I was a decent student. I was never a fan of the courses the I HAD to take. I always want(ed) to take/do what I like(d).
  11. How do you learn best? I have to see it to learn it. And, I learn by doing (who needs to read the directions to that new coffee maker, anyway?).

Tag-You’re it!

  1. Jen Giuffre
  2. Don Goble
  3. Kendra
  4. Carla
  5. Amy White
  6. Pilar Munday
  7. LindaCO
  8. YOU!

11 Questions for YOU. If you don’t blog, feel free to answer in the comments. 

  1. What’s the story behind your name?
  2. How did you end up with the job that you have?
  3. Which song title would sum up 2013 for you?
  4. What is your favorite app and why?
  5. What was your favorite year of school and why?
  6. What is one website/blog you couldn’t go a day without reading?
  7. What is your favorite swear word?
  8. What are three things that are always in your refrigerator?
  9. What are you reading for fun right now?
  10. Who/What inspires you?
  11. What is your favorite movie quote?

HERE’S HOW IT WORKS: When you are tagged…

  1. Acknowledge the nominating blogger.
  2. Share 11 random facts about yourself.
  3. Answer the 11 questions the nominating blogger has created for you.
  4. List 11 (or so) bloggers.
  5. Post 11 questions for the bloggers you nominate to answer, and let all the bloggers know they have been nominated. Don’t nominate a blogger who has nominated you.