How fast can you type?
Hmmm ... Are we counting a "word" as being five letters? If so, about 125 wpm with zero to two errors. I learned touch typing in junior high (in fact, I was in fifth period typing class when Ronald Reagan was shot and my teacher had a meltdown!) ... Learning to touch type got me a job as a Kelly Girl in the late 80s and helped me to make pocket money by typing for people while in college. My students marvel at how I can type without looking at my fingers. They're easily impressed.
What is your favorite online game?
I have two favorites: On netives.com, I like Marble Drop even though I really suck at it; and I like Mahjong. On my Palm Zire and cell phone, I like Bejeweled.
On a scale of 1 to 10 (with 10 as highest), how intelligent do you think you are?
Eight. I have a relatively high IQ, but I think that's mainly because I read a lot and have especially good retention (with good spatial skills and a photographic memory). There's stuff I don't know and areas where I'm weak, but I can hold my own. I sure wouldn't want to go on that "dumber than a fifth grader" show, though. I'd look like a colossal bonehead.
Name three of your best teachers from your school years.
Oh, that's easy: Bud Power (Math Analysis and Calculus), Helen McIntyre (English 12 Honors), and Virginia Syverson (US Government and Juvenile Law). All three KNOW how they impacted me and influenced my career choice. I still see two of them in the community on occasion. It's nice, too, that they remember me fondly ... They even congratulated me when I was selected as a teacher-of-the-year last school year.
What are your plans for this upcoming weekend?
I'm spending the most part of my Saturday at an English teacher conference that should be good ... but I'm going primarily for the continuing ed. credit ... oh, and the catered lunch. Since it's on my own dime, I can pick and choose whether I want to "learn" anything.
Sunday will be sleepin' in and resting followed by lunch out with the 'rents and some power shopping. Maybe I'll go to Sephora and spritz myself with enough different fragrances to smell like a French whorehouse ... Sounds fun, right? Oh, and like I need ANOTHER bottle of eau de toilette ... yep.