Thursday, August 5, 2010

Reveal Seven Things About Yourself

Last Friday, I got this wonderful Versatile Blogger award from Cruella Collette over at The Giraffibility of Digressions.  She absolutely made me blush.  Receiving this award two times in one month is awesome!  As tradition dictates, I must reveal seven things about myself.  So here we go:

  1. This month, I will have been happily married for eight years. We have actually been together for ten years and it feels like just yesterday we met.  I wrote a drabble about it in last Sunday's post.   
  2. I have 5,452 songs on my iPod.  Yes, I love music.  I have a very eclectic selection.  I enjoy Salsa, Merengue, Hip Hop, Pop, R&B, Alternative, Reggae, Hard Rock, etc.  The only music I really don't enjoy is  Heavy Metal.  Although, I do have some Ozzy and Coheed & Cambria.  
  3. Besides music, my ipod also contains all six seasons of The Office.  I love the shenanigans that go on in this witty workplace.  I have seen The British Office and love it as well.  Ricky Gervais, Steve Carrell and Rainn Wilson are hilarious.
  4. I am a Sci-Fi and Fantasy fanatic.  Yes, I love Star Trek, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, most TV shows on the Sci-Fi channel and classic authors like Robert Heinlein.  Some contemporary authors I like are Octavia Butler, who recently passed, and Robin Hobb.
  5. I teach special education at the high school level.  I have experience with students who have learning disabilities, emotional disabilities, mental retardation (I hate the name of that classification since it has such negative connotations- developmental/ cognitive disorder would be better) and students with autism. 
  6. I love swimming but have not gone all summer!  Between work, home, family and sudden illness, the pool and beach are but a distant dream.  That will change when I go on vacation.  :D
  7. My favorite movie of all time is The Long Kiss Goodnight.  Gina Davis makes a great PTA mom who suffers from amnesia.  She later finds that she is actually an assassin.  Supporting actor Samuel Jackson is a hilarious, private eye sidekick in this film who helps Gina find her true identity.  It is well worth renting from Blockbuster, Netflix or whatever video store in your area.
Okay, so now as the second part of receiving this glorious award, I must nominate some individuals who also have wonderfully versatile blogs.  And the award goes to . . .

  1. Yvonne over at Welcome To My World of Poetry.  She writes such endearing poems on everything from winning a prize at a self-check out to loving memories of her departed husband.  
  2. Cold as Heaven at Cold as Heaven.  How's that for symmetry.  This blog is an array of thoughts from food and wine to sociopolitical issues.  
  3. Amy at Artistically Amy.  This blog has some really gorgeous photography, some great tips on altering images and great stories behind the pictures.
I hope everyone checks out the wonderful blogs mentioned above and Cruella, thanks again for the award .


I would also like to wish my sister a Happy Birthday!  Love you.  :D


    1. Tons of fun leanring about you! I can't get over the amount of music you have. And I like hearing about your work.

    2. That was fun! I'm a fantasy & sci fi fan as well :)

      I thought I had a lot of songs - you've got a lot more!

    3. I love that you have all the episodes of the office on your iPod. Such a great show. I'm also a fantasy/sci-fi fan, especially when the latest SyFy *cringe-at-bad-TV-abbreviation* Doctor Who is so hot! :)

      You have an amazing job. Good luck in the upcoming school year.

    4. Songs, I have that many hard copies of artists. LOL Nice to know another music lover.

      Congrats on the award.
      Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

    5. Yay for scifi and fantasy! :) And I love the Long Kiss Goodnight as well :)

    6. Great list, Chary! I will have to look for A Long Kiss Goodnight--sounds like one my daughter and I would like watching together, and those are fun.

      I can't BELIEVE how much music you have! Eek gads!

    7. Jan,

      Yes, I do have a lot of music. According to iTunes, I can listen to for 15.2 days and never repeat a song. That is kind of awesome. Thanks.

    8. Jemi,

      Yay! Another sci fi fan. Awesome!

    9. RosieC,

      I cannot get enough of the Office. It is currently my favorite show. Oh wow, I love Dr. Who also. I like the new Dr. however, I am partial to David Tennant.

    10. Jules,

      You must have a great selection of music. Guilty as charged!

    11. Lynda,

      Yay again! Another sci-fi fan.

    12. Hart,

      Thanks. I think you and Natalie will love watching it together. It's a good movie to get the adrenaline pumping. It is also where I get the phrase, "Life's not fair. You just get used to it."

      I hope you both enjoy it.

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    14. Chary, congratulations on your Versatile Award. Twice!!

      I love The Long Kiss Goodnight, too. Gina Davis is awesome.

      ~that rebel, Olivia

    15. Hi Olivia,

      Yes, I think it is one of her better films.

    16. It was fun to learn more about you!
      I love many different kinds of music, like you~ I love the movie you mentioned; It is a great one~

      Congrats on your award!!!

    17. Thanks Ellie. Happy you enjoyed the post.

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    19. Great blog & I learn so much from teachers who truely care about their kids. That is obvious about you from what I've read so far.

      I have a son with Asperger's and have met many, many teachers and administrators on both sides of the good & bad spectrum. I write about those things among many, many others. :-)

      Following and will be back soon! :-)

    20. Great info about YOU! I'd love to get a hold of your iPod and see your tastes.

    21. Coreen,

      Thanks, you made me blush a little. :D

      You know what is funny, I always thought I would be a nurse. However, watching people become increasingly ill was not appealing, especially those that are terminally ill.

      Teaching is very rewarding. When I see what my "kids" can do and how they grow (I keep in touch with them even after they graduate), I feel satisfied that I made a difference.

      I am happy you are following. I'm heading over to your blog to check you out.

    22. Cheeseboy,

      I have songs from as far back as the 1950's and as current as Rihanna and Eminem.

      My tastes in music is quite eclectic, like I mentioned above. But maybe one day, I'll list all the different music genres in a blog post. Thanks for commenting.

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