Sunday, April 1, 2012

Survey Says Linky....or Procrastination at it finest...

Two posts in one day? Clearly, I'm procrastinating the excessive amount of paperwork in my bag. I'll get to it eventually. It's not like it's going anywhere....

So I'm completing the "Survey Says Linky" from 5th Grade Rocks, 5th Grade Rules.

The rules are to answer her questions and add one here we go..

1.  Are you married, do you have a bf, or are you flying free as a single lady/man?
sadly single...haha!
2.  Where did you grow up?

Eastern North Carolina. I miss it more and more as I get older...

3.  Do you have any pets?  If so, what kind and what is his/her name?
no pets. I live in an apartment with my sister. She wants a pet, but she is gone every other week with her job. I don't want to be stuck taking care of a pet.

4. What is a favorite tv show you are embarrassed to admit to watching?
Anything on Bravo...or 2 Broke Girls.   

5.  Are you a saver or a spender?
a little of both...becoming a bigger saver than spender. 

6.  What is your favorite children's book?
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom! I love the pictures. 
7.  Were you the class clown, teacher's pet, or neither?
More of a goody-two shoes. I did my work, kept quiet but hardly ever kissed up to the teacher. 
8.  Who is your favorite athletic team?
Duke Blue Devils!

9.  Where did you go on your last REALLY fun vacation?
Home to NC. There's nothing exciting to do in my town, but my friends made it the best summer ever.

10.  Who is your favorite actor?  Actress?
Actor...umm....Gerard Butler, maybe. Actress....Reese Witherspoon 

11.  Tell about the last time you cried because you were happy.
A few weeks ago..I've been going through some pretty crazy emotional stuff..think life crisis...and I received some good revelation on some things. :)
12.  What is your favorite season?
Spring. Fall. Winter. I love each equally when they happen. Hate summer.

13.  What is your biggest regret?
missed opportunities for adventure...

14.  What food do you just NOT like at all?
seafood. ick.

15. Who was your most memorable teacher, and why?
Mrs. Burns. She was my high school English, Biology, Physics and American Government teacher. She pushed me much farther than I thought I could go. It was so frustrating in high school when I was already working so hard and never seeing it pay off. But it paid off later. College was a breeze. 

And for my blog...
16. What is your guilty pleasure music?
Sadly...Justin Bieber or Selena Gomez....There must be a part of me that does not want to grow up... 

Currently: April

Here's my currently for April. Link up with Oh' Boy Fourth Grade.

I can't believe it's already April. We just have three very short weeks until our big state test. 

Our 3rd, 4th and 5th graders start their testing this week. Tensions are very elevated in our building. We're still getting new kids. I guess everywhere does, but it seems like we get so many of them. 

The K room next to me is getting a new girl tomorrow. The teacher was told she has "mood disorder". She already has three strong behavior/emotionally unstable boys in her room. One of them cannot sit still for more an 45 SECONDS at a time. Yes, SECONDS!!! She has been timing him when they're on the carpet. This one tried to get her with scissors the other day. Oh..and we're his FOURTH school this year!!! Another boy is self-harming. He wants people to cut him or put shoelaces/etc around his neck. These K's make me fearful for my life next year....whatever next year may be. But that's another post for another day...

Here's how I did the "Currently" on my Mac...

1. Saved the blank image to my computer
2. Opened Keynote (Apple's Powerpoint...I chose the white background and started with a blank slide)
3. Insert to Choose (all the way at the bottom of the choices)
4. Found where I saved the image and inserted into the blank slide
5. Added a text box and my answers for each one
6. When I was finished, I went to File and chose Export. From there I could chose image and then clicked on Next.
7. I gave it a title and clicked Export.
8. I had to open the image into Picassa to crop the white spaces. I'm not sure if there's a way to do that in the first place. This is the first time I've done this on my Mac. I just played around with it. 
9. Saved the image again and then uploaded it to my blog