I had a student set fire to their desk and I was scolded for putting the fire out. Isn't that what the fire extinguisher is there for?
Did you know Abraham Lincoln was the first president of the United States? According to one of my student's parents, he was. :(
I have never graduated from trainer skis. I figure they're short, I'm short...it works.
Cheesecake Factory is my favorite restaurant, but I don't like cheesecake.
two degrees separated from Kevin Bacon
(still cool, right?).
Barbara Bel Geddes (Miss Ellie) was my paternal grandfather's first cousin and he delivered Candice Bergen.
Comic: The Peanuts
Superhero: Wonder Woman
Colors: silver, purple, blue
Music Decade: 1970's
Movie: Shawshank Redemption
T.V. Shows: NCIS, This Is Us
Literary Character: Anne Shirley
Children's Book: The Little Engine That Could
Actress: Sandra Bullock
Tea: Vanilla Rooibos
Starbuck's Latte: Gingerbread
Quarterback: Drew Brees
Art project: collages
Moment: driving up Highway 1 with my sister in my (then) new car, watching the sunset over the water, with Clocks by Coldplay playing on the stereo
Compliment: when parents tell me their child is a better writer or loves writing after being in my class
Lived in 8 states, including all the ones that begin with C.
My parents are named Dick and Mary Jane...aka Dick and Jane.
Unintentionally executed a 360 over a ski fence on a mountain bike and lived to tell the tale (no casts required).
My arrival in the world was announced on local radio because my Dad had switched over to FM that day.
that has the same name and spelling as my own.
My maternal grandmother was one of the first airline stewardesses for American Airlines and taught me the importance of perseverance.
Being a Chicagoan, I...
root for the Cubs (#northsider)
love Giordanio's deep dish pizza (Lou who?)
can drive in just about any weather
think of L as more than just a letter
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