My Homework

Jeremy Inscho tagged me in this blog meme, and seeing as how my kiddos woke up at 4:00 to see if Santa came, I’m up anyway (Spoiler alert: he did). So, thank you Jeremy, and here goes.

11 facts:

  1. I am a sucker for Beta products. (Just slap a beta sticker on something, and I will gravitate toward it like a moth to the flame.)
  2. I keep over 30 tabs open on my browser at all times (the most I ever had open at one time was 197. No, my computer wasn’t functioning very well at that point).
  3. I have killed both our front and back lawns (they are really small, but still) multiple times.
  4. I haven’t read a novel in over a year (I used to teach English to 7th and 8th graders, so I find this one super surprising).
  5. I met my wife because I heard her asking about vegetarian options in the cafeteria in college. After a while, I went up to her table and said, “I notice you aren’t partaking in the meat consumption. I think that’s really cool.”
  6. Neither of us are vegetarians anymore.
  7. I have 54 days worth of music in iTunes.
  8. I knew I wanted to teach from the time I was in 8th grade.
  9. I wrote my name in the Autoexec.bat file on our home computer when I was 6. Our computer didn’t work for a week before my father could figure out what I did. (If you don’t know what an autoexec.bat file is, click here.)
  10. I will be a father of three in February. I give it a 22% chance that the baby will listen to the doctors and come on his/her valentine’s day due date.
  11. I got a 4.7 percent in Spanish in middle school. (Yes, I did try to get a score that low.)

11 Questions from Jeremy:

  1. What was your favorite class in university? Any English course. I majored in it, and I could have taken English courses forever if they would have let me.
  2. If you could only read one blogger next year, who would it be? It would be a vlogger instead of a blogger (you know, because… YouTube), and it would be The Vlog Brothers. They consistently make me happy with their thinking and learning together through massive collaboration.
  3. If you could have your choice of career changes tomorrow, what would you choose? Engineer.
  4. What is your favorite way to relax? iPhone related reading.
  5. How do you burn off energy when needed? Walking.
  6. Who is your favorite author and book/series? Favorite author is John Green. Favorite Book is Perks of Being a Wallflower. Favorite series is Harry Potter.
  7. Introvert or extrovert? Both.
  8. Mac, PC, or other? Mac, but only because it is objectively better.
  9. Which is your favorite social media? At the moment, Google+.
  10. Who is the most influential member of your PLN? Kevin Croghan. We see each other in real life, but he has pushed my thinking more recently than anyone else.
  11. Do you have any quirky habits? Yes.

11 Bloggers to Tag:

Seeing as how I just got together a list of 38 Colorado Edubloggers for another project I’m working on, I think I’ll probably choose from there:

  1. http://mrsmullerlearninglogedtech.blogspot.com/ - Rebecca Muller
  2. http://edtechlove.wordpress.com/ - Pamela Lewis
  3. http://avenue4learning.com/ - Michelle Baldwin
  4. http://jayveanccsd.blogspot.com/ - Jay Vean
  5. http://toniobarton.wordpress.com/ - Toni Olivieri-Barton
  6. http://teachertechness.blogspot.com/ - Deanna Duray
  7. http://teachtechpsd.wordpress.com/ - Monique Flickinger
  8. http://www.eastdragonden.blogspot.com/ - Chris Moore
  9. http://msmslearningcommunity.blogspot.com/ - Lisette Casey
  10. http://d20innovation.d20blogs.org/ - Nancy White
  11. http://mwacker.blogspot.com/ - Michael Wacker

11 Questions for these Bloggers:

  1. Where do you go when you want to think?
  2. What is your writing ritual?
  3. What is the best thing that you can cook?
  4. When did you know you wanted to be an educator?
  5. How do you learn best?
  6. What is the most amazing thing you ever saw a kid do (your child or someone else’s)?
  7. What is the one thing you want to do most before you shuffle off this mortal coil?
  8. What do you think of Google Glass?
  9. What is the best piece of art you ever purchased?
  10. What would the tagline for a movie about your life be?
  11. What do you do when there is a jar that you just can’t open?

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