10 Things About Me

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  1. Ms. I

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    Everyone post 10 facts about yourself! :D

    1. I'm an only child.
    2. I'm a huge tennis fan, I also used to play.
    3. I'm in currently in school to become a speech-language pathologist. (I already have 3 degrees.)
    4. I'm 5'3".
    5. My favorite foods are pizza & Chinese food!
    6. I love travelling. If I was wealthy, the main thing I'd do is travel a few times a year.
    7. I drive a 2009 Nissan Rogue crossover in indigo blue.
    8. I love the simple things in life: Relaxing at home, photography, drawing/painting, going to the movies, dining out, shopping, walking my dog.
    9. I hate all bugs, except for ladybugs & butterflies.
    10. I have a purebreed Boston Terrier! :wub:
     
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    1. I am an only child
    2. I have 2 daughters and 3 grandchildren
    3. I love to cook--and eat
    4. My hubby and I are empty nesters and love it
    5. Our life is boring, and we love it
    6. I hate housework
    7. I have lived all my life in Oregon
    8. I am househunting for a place in the country
    9. I am a Beaver (Oregon State University) fan, but really enjoy Duck (University of Oregon) football
    10. I have lost 25 pounds in the last couple years, and want to lose 15 more
     
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    1. Adopted child
    2. HARTLEPOOL UNITED fan
    3.Jewish
    4.Love my home town...detest London
    5.Working class
    6.Have worked all over the world
    7.Don't like families
    8.Don't like Ryan Air passengers
    9.Don't trust London
    10. Don't trust "grown ups" (especially ones in London) !
     
  5. scienceteach82

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    don't care for london much, eh? lol
     
  6. Ms. I

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    Hartlepool, I PM'd you!
     
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    I have replied . The message is worth spreading mind.....don't come to the London olympics....go north and see/feel real Britain. Go to YORK,WHITBY,THE LAKE DISTRICT,NORTHUMBRIA,LEEDS,MANCHESTER,NEWCASTLE,THE YORKSHIRE MOORS, SALTBURN, MIDDLESBROUGH, HARTLEPOOL. Seriously you will meet REAL genuine British folk and not the lying,cheating Blairite southern brits (who will be putting on a pretend show for you) .

    GAN NORTH MON !:)
     
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    1. I have one sister.
    2. I am a huge 49er fan, but I don't share that with my students yet, I work about 1 mile away from the Oakland Colliseum.
    3. I have lived in 5 states, and 1 other country.
    4. I have never gotten far away from London in England, I really should. I have been to London several times, that is where the direct flight take me.
    5. I love to travel, and if I ever become independently wealthy I wll spend huge amounts of time travelling.
    6. When not travelling, I am a homebody, and I like it.
    7. I drive a Honda Civic. It has had a tough life (recently in an accident and previously stolen.)
    8. I love Mexican food.
    9. I hate bees.
    10. I love San Francisco, and feel lucky to have lived near it most of my life.
     
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    Thanks, those sites will be interesting to look through.
     
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    1. I have one younger sister.
    2. My children have no cousins.
    3. I was a stay-at-home mom for 10 years.
    4. I used to sell children's books at home parties.
    5. I have a son in university and a daughter in high school.
    6. I am afraid of heights.
    7. I am afraid of birds flying around me.
    8. I am quite shy.
    9. I have a very loud laugh.
    10. I like to go to bed very early.
     
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    1. I am the only daughter.
    2. I have 3 brothers.
    3. I have taught every subject but band, music and shop at the middle school level.
    4. I have taught in three provinces.
    5. I have traveled all over North America.
    6. I have dated a professional athlete, who was responsible for most of my travel.
    7. I speak four languages with some degree of fluency.
    8. I am bilingual and speak French and English fluently.
    9. I love to cook.
    10. I am going to compete in my first Natural Body Building contest in a few months.
     
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    1. I am the youngest child.
    2. I lost my mom to breast cancer 4 yrs ago, but have two relatives that are survivors.
    3. I have one daughter in kindergarten.
    4. I will get my masters degree in Feb.
    5. I own 2 purebred dogs and a cat.
    6. I'm not a cook.
    7. I love sports!
    8. I would love to travel!
    9. I'm a huge vampire fan. :)
    10. I lead a pretty boring life and love it!
     
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    1. I have two older brothers, and one younger sister.
    2. My sister is my best friend.
    3. I am still very much in love with my husband-we have been married for 22 years.
    4. I love to can and make jelly. I love the feeling of "stocking up" for the winter.
    5. I am a Nebraska Cornhusker fan-and I have never been to Nebraska!
    6. I love to knit.
    7. I enjoy hunting and I adore fishing.
    8. I fall asleep within 3 minutes of hitting the pillow. (yes, my husband has timed me)
    9. I have never felt comfortable in my own skin.
    10. I LOVE the smell of McIntosh Apple candles.
     
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    1. I have a younger brother and sister.
    2. My mother is a cancer survivor.
    3. I live in a different state than ALL my relatives.
    4. I play the flute, piano, and organ, and can fiddle around on the clarinet and tenor sax.
    5. I love to read children's and young adult literaturebooks.
    6. I lived in Spain for a summer during college.
    7. I am a huge sports fan and watch a lot of ESPN.
    8. I love to scrapbook but seldom do it because I hate getting started (It takes me too long to organize everything and decide on a plan).
    9. I am a horrible procrastinator.
    10. I love doing laundry, but HATE folding it.

    Knitter63, I was so excited to see McIntosh apples in season at the grocery store today--now that I've eaten my first one, it really is fall!
     
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    1. I met my husband of 25 years on a blind date.
    2. Moved 12 times when dh was in the Navy.
    3. I've been backstage at a Bruce Springsteen concert (just this week!)
    4. My 2 sons are the loves of my life.
    5. I'm a loyal friend.
    6. I'm passionate about educational issues.
    7. I paint - oil painting (and house painting!) I'm good at both!
    8. I don't do anything that I'm not good at.
    9. I don't suffer fools.
    10. I laugh, learn and love every day of my life.
     
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    ~I am allergic to many things- grass, pollen, dust, mold, dogs, certain laundry detergents, certain deodorants, etc..
    ~ I have a kitten, Gertie. Some days it is :wub: and other days I want to strangle her.
    ~I am a huge NASCAR fan- especially Kasey Kahne. I got to at least 3 races a year.
    ~I am a big Detroit Tigers fan and go to several games a year despite living in NC
    ~My life goal is to watch a NASCAR race from each of the tracks (I also want to hit the major baseball parks)
    ~I hate yardwork (I'd hate it even if I wasn't allergic)
    ~I could happily live on fast food and Dr. Pepper
    ~I LOVE to read. And I own every single Nora Roberts book ever written- even Promise Me Tomorrow which typically goes for $50-100 on eBay.
    ~I alphabatize movies and books. Yet my laundry is always in piles sky high :crosseyed
    ~I am addicted to shopping
     
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    1. I am the oldest and only girl.
    2. I have 3 younger brothers.
    3. I am a HUGE LSU fan!
    4. I'm from Baton Rouge, La.
    5. I've lived in 3 states (Louisiana, Texas, and Georgia).
    6. I play the piano.
    7. Teaching was never an option for a career choice until after college when I had nothing to do, and a charter school position came up!
    8. I want to work for the CDC...and am currently trying my hardest to get in.
    9. My dream is to travel all over the world.
    10. I once got the 'Best Procrastinator' award from my AP European History teacher. haha
     
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    1) I work full time and go to school full time
    2) I am on my way to losing about 45 pounds (7 pounds down right now)
    3) I want to travel and accomplish the following: teach in Africa, eat spaghetti in Italy, see the concentration camps in Germany, learn to surf in Australia... plus infinity!
    4) I am a HUGE movie buff and tend to go see EVERY movie I can in theaters, and have a netflix account that I use all the time.
    5) I love fun patterned socks
    6) I'm a picky eater
    7) I have a golden retriever
    8) I hate working out, but am finding it to be a fact of life
    9) I read like there is no tomorrow.
    10) I can't cook to save my life, but can bake anything.
     
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    1--I am an only child.
    2--I have taught middle school for 17 years.
    3--I love to cross-stitch.
    4--I will read just about anything.
    5--I am never cold unless I'm sick.
    6--At age 30, I survived a near-fatal allergic reaction that shut down my kidneys. The treatment caused me to gain almost 100 pounds, only 45 pounds of which I've lost.
    7--I love dogs, but I no longer have one of my own. The neighbors dogs greet me every afternoon because I keep treats for them.
    8--I am a super-picky eater.
    9--My FIL and Dad were diagnosed with cancer the same week in October of last year. FIL died in November. Dad died in March.
    10--I really enjoy being by myself, and I require a lot of "me time".
     
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    1. I used to hate football, and it drove my crazy when my husband would scream at the TV. Now, I love it. :wub:
    2. Shoes make me very happy. When I have more money :)toofunny:) I can't wait to build up an awesome collection. cza and mmswm are my inspiration. :p Right now I'm just sticking with what I need for my job.
    3. Just as I hate when non-teachers make ridiculous, rude, and ignorant comments about my profession, I also hate it when people make ridiculous, rude, and ignorant comments about attorneys. My husband isn't an a**hole, he's not dirty, he's not a scumbag, he's not a crook, he's not money hungry, he's not set out to screw people over... the vast majority of attorneys I know are the same way. Just because you know of someone who is a crooked lawyer (or maybe you don't...), doesn't mean they all are terrible.
    4. I am really really really really really really really really really really hoping my husband and I can finally go on a honeymoon in August. We're checking out Mediterranean cruises.
    5. I am a first-year teacher.
    6. I have no idea if I want children or not. I used to have a really strong desire to have children shortly after I got married (my biological clock was a ticking time bomb), but now I really don't like the idea of getting pregnant.
    7. Despite #6, I love babies and think my nephews are the greatest kids.
    8. My allergies are killing me right now.
    9. After a recent trip to Sephora, I really don't think I am ever going to shop there again. I'm not a fan of treating people like they're trash.
    10. I love cats and really want to adopt an orange cat one day... buuuuuuuuuut my husband is extremely allergic. I'm actually allergic, too, but my allergies aren't nearly as bad as his.

    futureteach, I visited Dachau Concentration Camp a few years ago. I'm still speechless when I try to talk about it-- very heartbreaking, but also unbelievably moving.
     
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    1. I am the oldest of 3, who are just happen to be VERY spread out. I'm 41, brother is 33, and sister is 22. That makes her about 20 years younger than me. We all have the same parents.
    2. My husband is 10 years older than me.
    3. My favorite show is Deadliest Catch.
    4. Recentely moved from my hometown.
    5. Played the flute and piccolo in my high school band.
    6. I have a Masters of Education.
    7. Loves to watch high school sports.
    8. Secretely wishes that I could sing like a rock star.
    9. Has 4 kids and a grand child.
    10. Really needs a vacation!!!!!!!
     
  26. ~mrs.m~

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    1. I have been married for 23 years & love my husband
    2. I am the mother of 2 senior girls, one in H.S. and one in college
    3. I am the happy owner of a brand new Vera Bradley tote bag! (I read a post of Ima Teacher's that was 3 years old when I searched "tote bags" so thanks for the idea!!)
    4. I have a beautiful Burmese cat (15 y.o.), a Rat Terrier, and tabby cat! (I love my pets)
    5. I enjoy my job as a middle school teacher (most of the time!)
    6. I am a University of Texas Longhorn
    7. I lived on Guam when I was 11-13 y.o. (it was very interesting)
    8. I am hooked on spider solitaire (amazing game)
    9. I love to walk barefoot where the ocean meets the sand.
    10. My daughter is going to be a teacher too! She's almost there!
     
  27. SwOcean Gal

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    argh! then totally do not go see the movie Fame. ugh. It perpetuates that those who can't... teach ugh. I foolishly went and saw it last night. ugh- stupid movie. :mad:
    A bit off topic, but what you said reminded me and brought it back up again.
     
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    Aw! That is so cool! lol aw! Is she going to teach the same grade level? That is so cute! aw!
    I always kind of wished one of my family members was a teacher, but then again, I guess I wouldn't have it any other way. :)
     
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    1. I am very happily married to a great guy.
    2. I am a runner.
    3. I love Smartwool socks - they are my running pleasure - sometimes I go for a run just so I can wear them.
    4. I have two great kids - DS is in grade 9 and DD is in 7.
    5. I have a dog and a cat.
    6. I love renovating my house - tomorrow we are tearing down a ceiling and I can't wait.
    7. I love popcorn - when I'm alone I eat it for dinner.
    8. I am a TV junkie - criminal shows, home improvement, talk shows - everything.
    9. Vegas is my idea for a dream vacation.
    10. I love to read. My favourite character is almost always named Royce and one day I want to get a Irish wolfhound that I will name Royce.
     
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    1.) I love everything associated with TWILIGHT!!
    2.) I am the youngest of my siblings.
    3.) I have a Masters degree in literacy education.
    4.) I really want to get a PhD in Literacy.
    5.) I want to work in Washington,DC on educational policy. (Already looking into a few possibilities)
    6.) Single and loving it!
    7.) I lost 40 pounds since the summer.
    8.) I spend my weekends sleeping.
    9.) Mt best feature is my curly hair.
    10.) I'm a coffee addict-can't live without it in the morning!
     
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    1. I have 3 sisters and a brother. We all kid that I'm the "white sheep" of the family-- the straight arrow who was always in a corner with a book, not playing ring and run or jumping from one garage roof to the next.

    2. I'm happily married to another teacher. We celebrated our 20th anniversary in July.

    3. My son is adopted from Korea. Six months after his arrival I was pregnant with the older of my 2 biological daughters. This after 9 years of trying to get pregnant.

    4. I work in a Catholic high school. Aside from the years I was a SAHM I've worked there since we opened in 1987.

    5. I've been a NY Mets fan since they won the World Series on my 11th birthday. I think that "Ya gotta Believe!!!", a slogan from another of their World Series wins, is a great philosophy.

    6. Speaking of birthdays, I share my mom's. How cool is that???

    7. I coached Speech and Debate for 18 years before my kids came along. I especially loved going to Nationals, and seeing a little bit of a lot of great American cities. Among my favorites are New Orleans and Chicago.

    8. I've wanted to teach since I was 7. If I couldn't teach math, I would love to teach American History.

    9. I could never live anywhere but Long Island. It's home. And I would really struggle if I couldn't get my fix of ocean views. I could sit and stare at the ocean for hours on end. We have a picture on our livign room wall of the kids walking the boardwalk at Jones Beach.... in February in winter coats.

    10. I have recently starting collecting Heffalumps. I got a great stuffed one at Disney in August, and whispered a little something in Julia's ear when I saw an ornament in the Disney store. I'm confident I'll get it as a birthday present.
     
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    Thanks! She is going to be certified for my grade level and subject, along with some different ones too!
     
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    1. I am the second of four children.
    2. I am the first in my immediate family to graduate from college.
    3. I am a yard sale and thrift store addict and can't seem to pass up a good deal.
    4. I was on RFD-TV last year with one of my students that was being recognized for a national award that I helped her win.
    5. I am crazy enough to take 16 high school students out of state for a 4 day field trip each year.
    6. I graduated from college with no college debt thanks to scholarships and working - and my parents didn't pay anything.
    7. I can (and have) milked a goat, pulled a stuck baby goat, and lanced abcesses on goats and horses.
    8. I am licensed to carry a concealed weapon and beat all of the guys in my class on the range but one.
    9. I start my Christmas shopping for next year on the day after Christmas and have 90% done by Thanksgiving.
    10. I have had the following animals in my classroom - baby goats (being bottle fed), roosters, guineas, turkeys, geese, rabbits, kittens, and one large goat.
     
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    1) I have two younger brothers and a younger sister.
    2) I have two dogs Mya (lab mix) and Quinn (pure bred Australian Working Kelpie)
    3) I love alpine skiing (coach the high school alpine team)
    4) building a house
    5) I have a family that is really close.
    6) love my InLaws.
    7) hate shopping
    8) I love reading fiction books. Hate reading and writing assignments for school.
    9) fourth year teacher. HOw did that happen?
    10) Married for 3 months!
     
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    1. I had a younger sister she passed away in 2003, I am now the family patriarch
    2. I'm a huge baseball fan, I also used to umpire. I umpired Curt Schilling when he was in high school, I umpired Bengie Molina when he was in college. I am a NASCAR fan too, I have been in the pit for 3 races.
    3. I'm in currently retired after 34.5 year
    4. I'm 5'10".
    5. My favorite food is pizza and great tasting steak
    6. I love Driving.
    7. I drive a 2005 Grand Caravan
    8. I also love the simple things in life: Relaxing at home, movies, eating out, woodworking, talking to my dog (she is a good listener.)
    9. I hate spiders and snakes
    10. I have a mutt
     
  36. Ms. I

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    I'll post 10 more facts about myself! :)

    1. I'm a real night owl
    2. I've lived in southern CA my entire life
    3. I subscribe to over 10 magazines
    4. I hate hot weather
    5. I plan to go to the 2012 Olympics in London
    6. I'd like to lose 25 pounds
    7. I'm a big planner
    8. I watch a LOT of TV
    9. My favorite types of movie genres are horror & drama
    10. My favorite colors are royal blue & purple
     
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    Definately go to the lake district! It is ABSOLUTELY beautiful! :D London is like a british new york city...... and you'll get a feel for all the different accents if you head north. lol I enjoyed my time in London, but that was because of the museums...give an art history geek some museums and I'm a happy camper.
     
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    Sorry, but that one needed large letters and boldface.

    Congrats!!!
     
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    1. My favorite band is The Smashing Pumpkins. I bet I'll be that crazy fan buried with my collection of pumpkin stuff!
    2. I collect Blinko and Fenton Glass vases.
    3. I grew up in a small town. Their big news in the paper this week was about mis-shaped potatoes.
    4. I've traveled to more places outside of the United States than within the United States. (England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, France, Italy, Canada) and my list of places to go gets longer and longer instead of shorter.
    5. I love going to art museums.
    6. I have a cat named Snickers(3), but the family pets are a yellow lab Beau(11), a black lab Shadow(11) and a Calico, Cally (15)
    7. I wear my shoes till they literally fall apart b/c I can never find comfortable shoes.
    8. I love to go camping and fishing.
    9. I'm a band geek through and through!
    10. The great pizza I've ever had in my life was a garlic and cheese pizza at a little place called Ratchers in Glenridding England.
     
  40. Ms. I

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    Nice to know, thank you! If you or anyone else knows anything about London, please PM me. :) (Hartlepool, thanks again for your PMs!)

    That's fabulous! HOW did you do it?! Please post here or PM me! :)
     
  41. Mamacita

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    Oct 4, 2009

    1. I have Master's degrees in secondary education, English, school and community health, and Gifted & Talented education. I also have licensed endorsements in music appreciation, driver's ed (Never taught it; never will.), group piano instruction, P.E., science, and art history.

    2. I have two children: my daughter works for Indiana University in the Germanic Studies department; she is also nearly finished with her Library Science Master's. My son works for my college in the IT department, and is nearly finished with his degree. My husband dropped out of medical school midway to become a science and math teacher; he's currently teaching algebra and calculus at the high school, and both, in the evenings, at the college.

    3. We live way out in the country, and the peace, quiet, and serenity are driving me crazy. I want people and chaos around me. Our house was the "hang-out" house when the kids were home, and I miss that like nobody would ever believe. The cats are lovely, but I love having tons of teens around me.

    4. Music is playing 24/7 in my house, and I like it loud. Must be a leftover from my long-ago youth, when I was a bit of a wild thing. The reformed ones are always the worst, you know.

    5. Politically? Absolutely and 100% Independent. Both sides have their good ideas, bad ideas, idiots, and wunderkind. I believe that to vote a straight ticket is dangerous.

    6. This past year, I have lost 74 pounds. I can now buy my clothes in the "normal women's" department. I can't afford any, but I could get them there if I wanted to!

    7. I'm not really as hard-nosed as some of you think. Experience has shown me, in the faces of my students, the consequences of adults' selfish personal choices, and I think maybe if other adults realized how much their choices really affected their innocent children, maybe some of them would grow up and behave themselves.

    8. I taught public middle school and high school for 26 years, and walked out the door in a huff two weeks before the end of school in May of 2004. Enough was enough; I couldn't stand the idiocy of the administration another minute. The next day I got a fantastic dream job at the community college level, and I've been happy as a lark ever since. I also write professionally, and am the blogger for seven businesses. My current passion is social media, and I'm on the social media team for several businesses.

    9. I love internet contests. So far, I've won an iPod Nano, an Asus laptop, a King-size mattress topper, free business cards, a cell phone with service, DVD's, books, cash, free tea, free cheese, and beaucoups of coupons for freebies of all kinds, including restaurants, movies, concerts, and shows. All of you should go for those online contests; they're real!

    10. I adore computers and all things technology; Christmas is my favorite holiday; I collect Hallmark Christmas ornaments; I'm a terrible housekeeper and don't care; I love to make patchwork Christmas stockings and give them away; and I teach seminars in writing, grammar, bread-baking, and computers. I love to be on panels; I go to writing conferences all the time; I'm a contributor for BlogHer, and I do not patronize businesses or vote for candidates who can't spell or put a sentence together.

    Ran out of numbers. Heh.
     

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