Friday, May 25, 2012

Five Question Friday

It's African Freedom Day
here today.
Which means it's a long weekend here.

But no, 
we are not taking advantage 
of the long weekend
and going away somewhere lovely.
our weekend will be spent with
Scott entertaining Ethan
while I get some work done.

So far today,
I've marked my students
summative assessments,
written my Unit reports, 
made hummus
and written my Professional Goal Statement
for Grad School.

Oh yay,
Grad School.
Did I mention I decided to apply.
(Let's hope I'm not jnixing it
and will get in)

But now,
before I begin marking some 
Maths paper,
I thought I'd take a moment for
Five Questions Friday!

1. Are you a napper?
so this is a toughy.
I'm not generally a napper,
I'm not sure when I could fit one in during my day.
there are those days when I
need a nap.
And when I need one,
I take one.

2. What was your favourite subject at school? Most hated?
I loved history.
I even majored in it in university.
But maths....
oh maths....
you are not someone I get along well with.

3. Did you have something old, new, borrowed, blue at your wedding? What were they?
I seem to recall making sure I had it all,
but, blimey,
I cannot recall!
Let's see if I can dig into
this old brain of mine.
Ah Ha! I remember!
My brother's girlfriend lent me an anklet.
My jewlery was something my grandmother had bought
years and years before my weddidng day.
My dress was new.
My garter was blue!

4. What one thing are you determined to do this summer?
Have fun!
Buy shoes!
Get into Grad school!
Have fun!

5. Ice cream or popsicles?
Ice cream!
No contest!
Chocolate Mint Chip!
Chunky Monkey!
Phish Food!

Ok, time to get to those Maths paper.
They're not going to mark themselves.


Kim said...

Mint chocolate chip! I knew we were friends for a reason. ;)

Emilio Fernandez said...

Good morning how are you?

My name is Emilio, I am a Spanish boy and I live in a town near to Madrid. I am a very interested person in knowing things so different as the culture, the way of life of the inhabitants of our planet, the fauna, the flora, and the landscapes of all the countries of the world etc. in summary, I am a person that enjoys traveling, learning and respecting people's diversity from all over the world.

I would love to travel and meet in person all the aspects above mentioned, but unfortunately as this is very expensive and my purchasing power is quite small, so I devised a way to travel with the imagination in every corner of our planet. A few years ago I started a collection of used stamps because trough them, you can see pictures about fauna, flora, monuments, landscapes etc. from all the countries. As every day is more and more difficult to get stamps, some years ago I started a new collection in order to get traditional letters addressed to me in which my goal was to get at least 1 letter from each country in the world. This modest goal is feasible to reach in the most part of countries, but unfortunately it’s impossible to achieve in other various territories for several reasons, either because they are countries at war, either because they are countries with extreme poverty or because for whatever reason the postal system is not functioning properly.

For all this I would ask you one small favour:
Would you be so kind as to send me a letter by traditional mail from Zambia? I understand perfectly that you think that your blog is not the appropriate place to ask this, and even, is very probably that you ignore my letter, but I would call your attention to the difficulty involved in getting a letter from that country, and also I don’t know anyone neither where to write in Zambia in order to increase my collection. a letter for me is like a little souvenir, like if I have had visited that territory with my imagination and at same time, the arrival of the letters from a country is a sign of peace and normality and an original way to promote a country in the world. My postal address is the following one:

Emilio Fernandez Esteban
Avenida Juan de la Cierva, 44
28902 Getafe (Madrid)

If you wish, you can visit my blog where you can see the pictures of all the letters that I have received from whole World.

Finally I would like to thank the attention given to this letter, and whether you can help me or not, I send my best wishes for peace, health and happiness for you, your family and all your dear beings.

Yours Sincerely

Emilio Fernandez

Sue said...

Good luck getting in to grad school. Sounds exciting!


Darlene said...

Oh Tima, I think it is wonderful that you are planning to go to grad school. I will hold you in my thoughts and pray that you will be accepted. Sometimes though, it is hard to get into the school you want. I suppose it is that way in Africa too. It certainly is here. What are you planning to study?

I'm with you when it comes to ice cream. I like all those flavors too, but I think my favorite is Rocky Road. I don't even know what that third choice of yours can possibly be.........Phish something or other. Doesn't sound that wonderful!

Hope you will take time to write Emilio his letter so that he can get a stamp from Zambia. He sounds like an interesting person.

Give my love to Ethan and keep lots for yourself.