Feast One Hundred & Seventy Three
December 28th, 2007 -- The LAST Feast of 2007Appetizer
Name 2 things you would like to accomplish in 2008.
1. I intend to get back into consistent distance walking. Perhaps my friend, Marisol, would like to join me in this venture? This accomplishment would ripple into weight, health, stress, and philanthropy.
2. I'd like to save more money toward airfare so that I could "go away" during my work vacations.
I've also purchased an organizer for all of my sterling silver earrings. I intend to wear them this year rather than wear my same three pair: hoops, pearls, diamond studs. I have three piercings in each ear, but I wear the same earrings day after day. It's pure laziness, because I filled the entire organizer with earrings to spare: More than 150 pair.
With which cartoon character do you share personality traits?
I'd like to choose someone who's brave, strong, or intelligent ... but most cartoon characters aren't. I'll choose Sandy Cheeks from SpongeBob Squarepants because she comes the closest to holding the characteristics that I respect most.
What time of day (or night) were you born?
I was born at 10:10 PM. I'd like to think that my birth time is partly responsible for my being a night owl rather than a morning person. I'm not an early riser by choice.
Tell us something special about your hometown.
The place where I work was a lemon orchard up until the year that I was born. It became a school on its current site the fall that I started kindergarten (on a campus not a mile away).
Nothing is more than an hour away by freeway in San Diego County (barring traffic jams): One can travel from the ocean's shore to the high desert in an hour; city central to the local (snowy) mountains in an hour; the Mexican border to the northern-most county line in an hour. It's really amazing.
If you could receive a letter from anyone in the world, who would you want to get one from?
Oh, I know.
I'd want a letter of apology written by one of my ninth graders who has been HORRIBLE for the past six months. I'd want him to have had an epiphany about his behavior, and to have come up with a strategy for making a 180 degree change in his direction. The kid has tons of potential, but he has no respect for anyone else ... and his parents don't know how to "parent" him, so they give him his own way regardless. I'm at wit's end with him ... A letter of apology from him ... with some sincerity attached ... would restore some of my faith in him.