1. Lake Superior University has once again published a list of words/phrases they think should be banished from the Queen's English...here's the list for 2013-
fiscal cliff, kick the can down the road, double down, job creators/creation, passion/passionate, yolo (an acronym for you only live once), spoiler alert, bucket list, trending, superfood, boneless wings, and guru
Which of these words/phrases would you most like to see banished from everyday speech and why. Go here to read more about how the words were chosen.
Well, I've actually never heard most of these in anyone's "everyday speech", certainly never used them myself. So I'm not certain I'd want to keep any of them. Except maybe for a few special occasions. Every once in a while, I have thrown out "guru" just because it's a fun word to say. But as for the rest, I don't think I'd miss them.
About eight or nine years ago, a friend and I, along with her grandson, took the train down to the Fresno Zoo for the day.
3. Bagels-yay or nay? Favorite 'flavor'? Favorite topping?
YAY!! I love bagels! My favorite kind is cinnamon raisin and I like plain cream cheese on top. The whipped cream cheese is the best! :)
4. 'Tis the season of awards shows...if you could star in a movie already made which one would you choose?
I am absolutely terrified to stand in front of people and be the center of attention, so I could never, ever, ever, ever be a movie star. Sounds horrible to me. But if I HAD to, I'd probably choose a period drama since I love to watch those and that means I could practice my British accent! :) (I've always thought it would be fun to be able to whip out a British accent whenever I felt like it.)
Speaking of period dramas, if I could be in a movie with Richard Armitage and get him to look at me like that, I certainly wouldn't complain! Although I'm not so sure I'd even be able to talk if I ever actually met the man. :D (And yes, this is a shameless plan on my part to encourage you to watch North and South!)
5. The move towards single gender classrooms has been making the news in recent months....what say you? Do you think kids perform better if separated by gender and are taught differently or is that discrimination? If you're a parent, is this something you'd support in regard to your own children?
Just going by my own experience, as I have no children, I don't see anything wrong with going to class with guys and girls both. It was fine with me and never affected my studies that I can recall. I obviously don't pay attention to the news much as I hadn't heard anything about this, so I don't really have a big opinion either way at this point.
6. What's your favorite thing about staying in a hotel?
Not having to do any of the laundry or cleaning!
7. Do you have a 'word' for 2013? What's the story behind your choice?
I don't really have one, but recently Natalie Lloyd had a post about "roar" and being brave. It was a great post (go read it!), so perhaps I'll go with that. I could stand to fight my fears and be braver this year. :) Fear can definitely keep me from stepping out into the unknown and I'd like to change that.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
Since I've already mentioned North and South, I thought I'd entice you with more pictures in case you haven't seen it yet. And if you have, then perhaps they'll encourage you to go watch it again! :D It is hands down my absolute favorite movie/mini series ever! I have watched it countless times and I imagine many more times will happen in the future. :) It's a wonderful romance but also filled with mill worker strikes and problems and everyday life in England around the 1850s. All the characters are awesome. (But especially John Thornton and Margaret Hale, the main couple.) Each one is well acted and fleshed out. I could probably gush for days about the splendiferously fabulousness of this mini series but I won't. :D Just........go watch it! It's a great way to spend four hours of your time.