1. When the children of today grow up, what do you think they'll say about this period in time? What do you most hope they remember?
Hmm, probably the turbulent times of terrorist acts. I hope they would remember the good that people did to try to prevent horrible acts and the good that people did afterward.
2. National Teacher's Day is celebrated in the US of A on the first Tuesday in May, this year May 7th...share how a particular teacher positively impacted you.
I remember my 6th grade math teacher, Mr. Anderson, was pretty much the only math teacher that didn't make me feel like the world's biggest idiot because I didn't understand math. Considering I've had teachers that basically laughed at my lack of all skills mathematical, Mr. Anderson was the one didn't make me feel stupid and ashamed. There really need to be more math teachers like him.
3. What's a dish your mama made, that if set in front of you today would whisk you right back to childhood?
Spaghetti. Or "basghetti" as I called it as a kid.
4. Mother May I was a game we played when I was growing up...no pieces, parts, or plugs required. What games from childhood do you remember loving that were also pieces, parts, and plug-free?
I played a lot of Simon Says, Red Light Green Light and Tag (anything could be "base", like a tree or the sidewalk).
5. Besides your own mother, tell us about a woman who influenced you as a child?
I'm not really sure I can pick just one. Besides Mom, my grandmothers, aunts, and family friends were all big influences.
6. Mamma Mia! What's the best play or musical you've ever seen?
The one musical I've enjoyed was The Sound of Music. Recently I saw Les Miserables and really enjoyed that, too.
7. What are three smells that make you feel nostalgic?
Horses. The beach. The woods.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
My parents officially started their first long trip to kick of their retirements. They will be gone for 5 whole weeks, going to the western ball parks, minus Oakland because they've been there and aren't A's fans and the Mariners because they've been there before. But they'll go to San Francisco, LA, Anaheim, San Diego, Phoenix, and Denver. They'll also go to some national parks and whatnot along the way as well. So I'm entrusted with not burning the house down and taking care of Granny. Fortunately, W has offered to help with things I don't particularly enjoy like mowing. Yay!