Sunday, August 11

sunday social

This weekend I'm linking up with Ashley and Neely for Sunday Social - the questions were interesting and different!

Sunday Social

1. When you were little what did you want to be when you grew up?  I'm pretty sure I went through cowgirl, ballerina, actress, news anchor, and interior decorator phases, but I always played school and wanted to be a teacher.  I'm lucky to be living my dream.  I've also wanted to see my name on the cover of a book since my third grade teacher stamped the words "FUTURE AUTHOR" in my journal.  I'll get there someday!

2. What was your favorite way to kill time as a kid?  Reading, playing school, playing Barbies (I had about 70), and playing outside.  When we got AOL in 7th grade the Internet gradually started its takeover of my life ;)

3. When did you get your first cell phone?  When I got my driver's license.  I still think that's a totally okay policy for parents and my students are scandalized when I tell them I think they're too young to handle having their own phones!

4. What is your favorite magazine to read?  I'm going to be a big nerd and admit that it's NEA Today, the magazine of my professional organization - it is FULL of great tips that I use in the classroom and I also learn about advocating for myself, my colleagues, and my students.  I like Rolling Stone - I love music but I've also learned a lot over the years from the news and politics articles.  I'm also a big fan of fitness magazines like Shape.

5. What is the one random object people would be surprised to find in your purse?  Glucose tablets.  Until I get my blood sugar in control, they are really nice to have when I get stuck in a situation where I can't eat, but every time I look at them I hear Wilford Brimley in my head saying, "diabeetus."


  1. I remember getting AOL! How random, I had forgotten about that.

    1. It was such a big deal at the time! I've tried to explain to my students the excitement of finally getting internet in the living room and all of the crazy noises the modem made, along with the added stress of possibly getting kicked off any time the phone rang.

  2. I was the same way! I loved playing Barbies and teacher. I was a teacher too for the past 3.5 years! And, girl, I'll look for your name on the cover of book in the future! ~Cassie