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Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Another random Wednesday...

I'm happy to participate in another random Wednesday meme, hosted by Lid at 2nd cup of coffee. Enjoy my answers to this dozen random questions!

1. What is something that you have changed your mind about either recently or over a number of years?
The direction of my life -- shifted from working with children in Latin America, to YOUNG ADULTS, YOUTH, and children in CAMBODIA. Pretty significant change in direction I think!

2. Choose either subject, but does your a) church b) job feel more like a dental chair experience or an easy chair (recliner) experience?
Well, I don't hate the dentist... and work isn't always so tense, but with classes starting this week, work has crazy busy!

3. Kisses or hugs? I actually typed "huts," which might have been a more interesting question.
Hugs! Absolutely.

4. What do you think is the biggest threat to families today?
Mistaken priorities?

5. A day after you grocery shop, you open a perishable item that is horribly spoiled. Do you take your receipt back to the store to be reimbursed or just throw it away and forget about it?
I suppose it would depend upon cost and convenience!

6. What personality trait (feel free to address good or bad or both) do you notice yourself adopting from your parents?
I often wait to do things until the deadline has approached; my mother does this too. My dad? I pass.. this is a hard question!

7. How many slices of bread do you leave in the bottom of the bag when you throw it away? Two? Three? Just the heel? None? (I really want to know if you eat the heel.)
It would go against my nature to throw any away, unless it has molded.

8. What mispronunciation or usage error really irritates you?
This is an interesting question because I have spent so much time with ESL speakers (speaking English as a second languages) that I'm rather accustomed to many mispronunciations, and have actually embraced many, including the mispronunciation of my own name! (Jew-el) However, I'm pretty confident that "warsh" and human (with silent h) will always bother me!

9. In honor of the uniqueness of today's date, what does the numeral 9 mean to you? (Any special life moments attached to the 9th? Are you the 9th kid in your family? Can you count by 9s really fast? etc.
I wish I had a better answer, but the only one I can assume is that my birthday falls in the 9th month.

10. Does the general color palette in your closet match the colors you chose to decorate your home with?
Earth tones.. yes, I'm sure.

11. When you're hanging out with friends in the kitchen, do you automatically ask to help, or do you sit there and chat until the host asks if you'd like to help? I'm not implying that the 2nd choice stems from rudeness or laziness, just not a first-response like it is for some people.
Really, it depends upon whose home I am in, but I'm not apt to volunteer unless asked. =/ Rude? Not necessarily. Inconsiderate? I suppose.

12. Let's end on a pleasant note: What do you enjoy about September the most?
My birthday... on the 21st.. ahemm.. ;]


Melli said...

You certainly HAVE changed your mind in a BIG way! Wow! How rewarding your work must be...

Mistaken priorities ... that's a good answer! It covers a lot of territory.

LOL! My in-laws always say waRsh... drives me NUTS!

I'm a September birthday too! Mine was the 4th. Happy EARLY!

Quilly said...

I miss having a classroom to be busy crazy. Maybe next year I will be back to that again!

I too am a TESL teacher, although I taught for 10 years in a Las Vegas classroom, so while they considered us "high-risk" and "underprivileged" I am certain your students would make us seem rich.

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Excellent, Jewel. You are so grounded and practical in your answers that you're making me feel a little weird. Like you're emotionally older than I am, although I am the age of your mom, I'd bet. Good job. Have a wonderful weekend.

Chel's Leaving a Legacy said...

I'm likin' your last answer...ehem...happy birthday a little early! Mine's this month, too!

Two things about your blog: I love your background, and the last statement of your About Me SERIOUSLY cracked me up!

Great answers and I'm really glad to have met you!

Becky said...

Wow! A lot of September birthdays doing this meme. great answers.