- Share 11 random facts about yourself
- Answer the 11 questions the nominating blogger creates for you
- List 11 bloggers
- Post 11 questions
- Acknowledge the nominating bloggers
- for the bloggers you nominate to answer and let all the bloggers know they've been nominated. (You cannot nominate the blogger who nominated you.
1. Eleven is a favorite number of mine, being my birthdate and a prime number that kind of sticks out from the crowd.
2. I have lived in New York, London, Paris, Munich (everybody talk about...pop muzik). But not in that order--Munich came first, then New York, London and last Paris.
3. Harriet the Spy and I are the same age. When I lived in New York City, my first apartment was on East 84th St. between 2nd and 3rd, just blocks from Harriet's spy route. It was somewhat surreal for me to discover that all that NYC geography that I had read about was real and that I was IN IT.
4. I always imagine that physical tasks like painting a room or yard work are going to take much longer than I think--while I could sit and work on a writing-type project for HOURS without getting daunted.
5. I believe that teachers should do some lunch and recess duty, or more exactly that teachers should enjoy lunch and recess with their class. Eating and playing together is healthy.
6. There was a time when I spent every Sunday in an office under the Statue of Liberty on Liberty Island.
7. I believe in personal ads.
8. I own a series of mixtapes and playlists labelled "Music for Instant Attitude Adjustment."
9. If the sun is out I have to be in it, and in winter I need to look right at it.
10. I'm a planner, not a pantser, but most of my best and most interesting ideas come in the moment, not during the planning.
11. I have a dozen watches and a hundred earrings but no necklaces.
My 11 questions from Ruth are...
That IS my wish list: 1) read a book.
I'm having a lot of trouble with adult novels in the last few years (ie since I started teaching full time). When I find one I love, I fall in and read it to the exclusion of all other unrequired activities, which may come to include basic things like showering and feeding the family. They do say that books are dangerous.
That's all I have time for this week, and it's a shame I didn't manage to get it done in time for PF. But you can visit the roundup any time of the week with Karen at http://karenedmisten.blogspot.com/ !