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Sharing a “Top 10 list” of facts about me that you might….not….know.
1. Secret Daily Routine:
I’m an online shopaholic. I almost daily fill up my online shopping cart from Asos, Sole Society and Zara, among others. But just an FYI to my credit card, I don’t often complete my purchases. But it’s my secret (now not so secret) daily routine.
2. How I like to spend a rainy day:
Rain is my #1 favorite nature sound. Even more favorite than the sounds of crashing waves on a beach. So on a rainy day I turn off any electronics/tv/music, get cozy on the couch with a blanket and my kitty, and just enjoy the tranquility.
3. Slogan for my life (based on a quote):
“Later that day I got to thinking about relationships. There are those that open you up to something new and exotic, those that are old and familiar, those that bring up lots of questions, those that bring you somewhere unexpected, those that bring you far from where you started, and those that bring you back. But the most exciting, challenging and significant relationship of all is the one you have with yourself.”… Carrie from SATC
**Posing in front of my first photograph accepted at a juried art show! <made me really happy with me!>
4. Movie I could watch 1 million times without hating on it:
The Karate Kid (original). I mean… I could quote Mr. Miyagi all.day.long. For example, “Go, find balance”…. or “Walk left side, safe. Walk right side, safe. Walk middle, sooner or later get squish just like grape.” I also find these to be good, wise reminders for life.
5. A role model I had as a kid:
My 3rd grade teacher, Mrs. Miranda Tone. I think she gave me that spark of wanting to be a teacher because she made every learning adventure crazy-silly-fun! I don’t remember “learning”… I just remember having a great time with positive energy. I try to use her teaching example in how I teach for my middle school students today. I hope I am making her proud…wherever she is.
6. If I could have 1 superpower it would be:
Underwater breathing. I adore the ocean. How fabulous would it be to hang with all the creatures under the sea? Pretty fab.
7. Favorite drink from Starbucks:
Pumpkin Spice Latte (#PSL)… er… maybe the Salted Carmel Mocha…. or the Gingerbread Latte in the Red Cup!
8. Dream Job (besides blogging and teaching):
Choosing those clever and creative names of nail polishes and lipsticks. Dream….job. <tee, hee>
This manicure that I did myself I would call “Pharoah’s Treasures”
9. If I could have an endless supply of any food, it would be…:
S’mores in the fall at a fire pit. Why do I just love it so? nom-nom-nom…
10. Craziest thing I’ve ever done:
Living in Cadiz, Spain (when I was in high school) for a summer. After taking the language for many years, I felt confident that I could handle it. I did handle it… I did LOVE it… and it STILL is a favorite memory of mine… but boy was it crazy. And frightening. But sOooOo amazing. I mean, getting on a plane, living there (with a host family…who spoke zero English), and “making it work” is a crazy part of my life that made me ME.