How fast can you type?
Not very fast, I am afraid. The last time I was tested, it was 55 wpm. I confess that I am a self-taught typist, as the typing classes in school always conflicted with art or music classes.
What is your favorite online game?
Zuma! I am a recovering Chicken Invaders addict as well.
On a scale of 1 to 10 (with 10 as highest), how intelligent do you think you are?
I am not comfortable with this question, and I shall refrain from answering.
Name three of your best teachers from your school years.
1) Dr Singh was my high school Latin and Greek teacher. She the all-time best teacher I have ever had, and probably ever wil have. No nonsense, no excuses, no class too small. Doc gave up her morning planning to teach us Greek, and she gave up her lunch hour to teach four of us AP Latin; if we were willing to put in the work, Doc was more than willing to provide the support. She even taught a prep course for the Verbal portion of the SAT in the evenings. (BTW, these classes were completely on HER time; they did not cost us anything extra.)
2) Ms Haddon, eighth grade science. There were forty students in my eighth grade science class. There were not enough spaces at tables for us, so we took turns sitting at the back counter. And yet, Ms Haddon made sure we had lab activities each week. I think middle school teachers have a mental illness which compels them to teach ungrateful brats year in, year out. (My mom has that same illness, BTW)
3) Dr Phelps- high school chemistry. Dr Phelps was a visiting professor from Kentucky who also taught at the DRS. Even though she was used to a different caliber of student, she was able to communicate with us. Too many "professors" are actually lousy "teachers," but not so her. She structured our course much like university chemistry (we spent two marking periods testing our unknown solutions), and even managed to slip some organic in at the end of the year. I was in ninth grade and brand new at FSU school (a K-12 school); it helped to not be the only new kid on the block. Oh yeah, and she totally knew that Jason O'Steen was stealing my answers in class discussions.
What are your plans for this upcoming weekend?
Oh, let me see... Jon is working Saturday, so I will be running a couple errands and sewing a backdrop for GP Kidz. I am going to shampoo the carpet Saturday afternoon, and help out with movie night. Oh yeah, and we will be baptized on Sunday. ;)
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