A Game of Tag

Sweet Jessica at Apples and Papers and sweet Holly at Criss Cross Apple Sauce
have included me in A Game of Tag! I'm so excited! 
Okay here are the rules:
1. You must post the rules.
2. Post 12 fun facts about yourself on the blog post.
3. Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post, and then create 12 new questions for the people you tagged.
4. Tag 12 people and link them on your post.
5. Let them know you've tagged them!

First off, 12 things about me. Hmmm....really have to think here.
1. Like many of you, growing up, my dolls were the smartest dolls on the block. They had school pretty much everyday!

2. I'm laughing because Jessica said she hates proofreading. I'm a grammar freak. I don't know where this came from either. I only correct 6 year olds, though. I just inwardly cringe when adults abuse the language.

3. I'm single, as in not married, no children. I'm impressed with my teacher friends who are so committed to teaching yet take care of their own children. Don't they need medication for that?

4. I could write a book about all the blind dates I've had. One brought me a cactus. Another one sent me a thank you note! I don't go on blind dates anymore.

5. I love rainy days when I can stay in my pjs and watch movies on TCM.

6. I'm not a fan of reality tv. I know, most of your chins are dropping! I used to love it, but it's just too much for me now!  I like the Food Network and channels like that, but those wannabe celebrities who'll do anything for camera time-can't do it!

7. I can tie a cherry stem with my mouth. I know, real talent.

8. I remember exactly where I was when Elvis died. Yes, I am a child of the 70s.

9. I have worn Estee Lauder's Beautiful perfume for about 20 years, seriously!

10. I don't like diet drinks. It's real Coke all the way!

11. My best teacher friends and I take a beach trip the last weekend of school each year! We spend all our time in swimsuits or pajamas!

12. One of my favorite places to be is in a beach chair, umbrella up, magazine in hand, listening to the waves. No place like it!
Okay, here are Jessica's questions:
1.If you could meet anyone in the world, living or dead who would it be? Elvis
2. If you weren’t teaching what would you be doing? I would love to own my own bookstore or children's shop. Then I think about You've Got Mail and know that's a bad idea!
3.What was your favorite thing about school when you were a student? Well, I loved my metal lunch boxes! 70s remember?? I also loved going to the library!
4. What do you wish you were better at? paperwork-HATE it! Also, writing Thank You notes on time...I guess that's paperwork, too.
5. What is your favorite store to shop at? Like most teachers, I LOVE Target! 
6.What are two things you need for your dream classroom? class set of ipads and a furniture makeover
7.Where do you want to travel to? Italy or Greece, one of those places with buildings on the side of a hill.
8.Favorite TV show? Downton Abbey-I know, It's not reality tv. Makes me sound like a nerd, but I love!
9.What is your least favorite chore? I hate to dust! It makes me feel dirty.
10.Would you rather be an actor, singer, or athlete? A singer. A couple of years ago, I had a hearing impaired student and I had to wear a headset in class. Oh, would I break out in song! Felt just like Hannah Montana!!!
11.Who or what inspires you? My mother
12. What’s your favorite children’s book? Charlotte's Web, and I'm loving The Splat the Cat series

                 And Holly's questions:
1. What is your favorite kind of candy? Peanut m&m's
2.  What is something you are really uptight about? my kiddos being where they need to be
3.  Is your car clean right this very minute? thankfully, yes!
4.  What's your "favorite" household chore? laundry, HA!
5.  Do you miss Oprah? Didn't watch everyday, but yes
6.  Do you play an instrument? not well
7. What's your favorite piece of technology? my MAC laptop
8.  Do you have a social life? not the Saturday Night Fever kind, but yes with friends and family
9.  Are you a phone talker? with my mother, yes!
10. Do you text? I do
11. What's your favorite piece of furniture in your house? my sofa-so comfy
12.  Does anything make you squeamish? snakes
I'm tagging:
Sheree at Peterson's Pad
Kimberley at First in Maine
Miss Foote at Chickadee Jublilee
Jamie at 2nd Grade Stuff
Tricia at Queen with Class
Barbara at Grade Onederful

Your Questions:
1. What was your favorite childhood toy?
2. How old were you when you got your first cell phone?
3. Do you have a nickname? What is it?
4. Diet or fully leaded drinks?
5. What's your favorite way to exercise?
6. Night owl or early riser?
7. What's your favorite color combination?
8. Cold weather or warm weather?
9. Have you given up your home phone to go just cellular?
10. What's your favorite thing to do during the summer?
11. What's the best book you have read lately/last?
12. How early is your Spring Break if you have one?
Whew, that was one long post!!! Getting my new blog design this week! Can't wait!
Peace and love,


  1. This sounds like fun. Thanks for tagging me. I will start working on this today.

    Queen with Class

  2. I am totally with you on the real Coke thing. People think I'm a supernut when I tell them that I can smell/taste the difference between real/fake/Pepsi/diet/etc...


  3. Thanks for entering my giveaway - I'm your newest follower!!

    Buzzing with Ms. B

  4. Thanks for tagging me! :) I posted my tags! Have a Happy Week! :)
    Crayons and Curls

  5. I answered all your questions:-) Thanks for tagging me.

    Chickadee Jubilee

  6. Allyson, I completely know what you mean! So funny! Thanks to all of you for coming by!

  7. Thanks for the tag! I don't like reality TV either. Yuck!!
    Have a good one.

    Grade ONEderful

  8. Hi Laura! You won the giveaway from my blog, but you forgot to leave your email! Please send your email and I will get your prize to you! :-)

  9. you can tie a cherry stem in your mouth...that is awesome! i thought it might just be a hollywood thing...
    rainy days in pjs with a book and a cup of tea....ahhhh...my fave-we have a metal roof and i love listening to the rain fall on it...
    thank you for the comment on my blog and i am your newest follower!!
    your blog looks great!

  10. I hate reality tv too! Although I feel a little left out when everyone else is talking about them! Just found your blog and love it!

    Sara :)

    Smiling In Second Grade