22 February, 2011


1. Did you know there is a National Day of pretty much everything in the universe? February 23 happens to be National Inconvenience Yourself Day...when was the last time you were inconvenienced?

Yes I knew that each day had many different days of. Here is a different one.

The last time I was inconvienced was the day I had cable put into my bedroom for a television. I had to sit around for 6 hours because the could not give me less than an eight hour window of when they would be out to install. I did get a lot of knitting done that day.

2. When a room in your house needs painting who does the job?

Not me! I am allergic to latex and the liquid kind that goes on the walls is worse than the gloves the doctors wear, because I breathe it. The only room in our house that has been painted is Boo's. Sarge and Boo did it while I was out of town.

3. Are you friends with your cousins?

Not really. In truth, they could walk down the street and I would not know who they were. I do remember playing with them when I was young but I don't think I have seen any of them since I was 10 except at my mothers funeral 12 years ago. I do keep in contact with my aunt, via snail mail.

Do not think this is bad, I have enough brothers and sisters to keep me busy on the phone and with gift packages.

4. Do you use an alarm clock? If yes-is it an actual alarm, music, or something else?

Yes, an alarm...an annoying alarm. I hardly ever set it as I really am not on a schedule. I am lucky enough that on most days I get up when I want to. Nice thing about living alone and going to college online.

5. What do you put ketchup on?

On- nothing. I call it tomato blood. I would rather have the tomato instead. Blek!

In, I cook with it.

6. What smells make you nostalgic?

Baking bread, homemade jelly, and shoe polish.

7. Have you heard about the high school English teacher recently suspended as a result of some things she wrote in her personal blog? You can read the story here but in a nutshell she vented a lot of frustration onto her blog. She didn't mention individual students by name but she did make some harsh comments about kids in general and their parents.

What are your thoughts-If you're a parent is your child's teacher online and are you 'friend' or 'follower' there? If you're a teacher are you on facebook and do you accept or friend students on fb? How about their parents? If you're a student are you friends with your current or former teachers online? Do any of them have blogs you read? If you're a teacher or a parent do you ever use your blog as a place to vent your frustrations with our educational system? So much to discuss...

My kids are now out of the house, but what I tell them about facebook and blogs is don't put anything up online you would not want Dad's commander to read or a future employer. Freedom of speech only goes as far as your nose. once it leaves your mouth, someone is bound to take offense to it, use that when you want to blurt out on your blog about something. HR people are now told to look at Facebook and blogs to get a feel of potential employees, that freedom you wanted to express might just cost you a job one day.

8. Insert your own random thought here.

I think I am getting too old for college classes. I have been without class (wink wink) since before Christmas and I just can't seem to get the routine back on track. Maybe I am just lazy or maybe I just want to finish the sweater I am knitting on, but getting into the groove of writing papers and discussing topics of business is hard. Maybe by next week I will be feeling better about it. I have tests tomorrow. I hope what I have learned this week will allow me to pass them.

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Anonymous said...

Sound advice in #7, Coggie!

I feel your pain in regard to classes. I am finishing up the first of three short terms for my education certification, and it has been HARD going back! I worked really hard to get nearly everything done two weeks ahead of time, so I am enjoying the little bit of a break until the next term begins in March.

Hang in there, my friend!! Good luck on your tests!

Donna @ The House on the Corner said...

Wise words in regard to #7 - as much as it shouldn't matter ~ it does. It's one thing to fight allagations when you have the job - but there's nothing you can do (typically) if you don't get the job.

I was listening to the radio today and it reported about the Norman police department - not only looking at applicant's facebook page, but asking them FOR THEIR ACCOUNT PASSWORD so they can "drill down" into their account.

April said...

I'm popping over from Joyce's blog! I'm with you on the ketchup thing...BLECH! Hope you have a wonderful evening!

Joyce said...

Good luck with school. I enjoyed it when I was there but don't know if I could dp it now.

Expats Again said...

Good luck with the classes & the sweater. You have given sound advice on #7.