Slice of Life: Day 22

16 Sweet Scoops

In honor of my team being one of the 16 teams in the NCAA Basketball Tournament today, I’m writing a list of 16 fun facts about me.

  1. Florida State University is my alma mater and I love watching Seminoles football and basketball, especially with my husband and sons.  FSU is playing Gonzaga in the tournament right now and there’s a boy sitting next to me in a pair of slippers.
  2. I love pizza, but I had to give it up when I went Paleo a couple of years ago.  The cheesier, meatier, crispier the better.  Dang! It is hard to talk about this one, because I really do miss pizza!
  3. I also love spaghetti, but had to give that up too.  Now I eat spaghetti squash and not only does it make me feel better, but it also is better nutritionally.  Zucchini squash noodles rock too.
  4. I am not a perfectionist.  I wish I could tell you that I’ve ever done a single thing perfectly, but I can’t.  I think this would be a nice trait to have.
  5. I didn’t start reading until I was 23.  Not literally, of course, but reading for pleasure and learning.  My husband introduced me to reading when we started dating.  He always had a book or two he was reading and encouraged me to give it a try.  The rest is history.
  6. At 15, I started running.  I ran my first race in a pair of canvas sneakers.
  7. We don’t eat our chickens when they quit laying.  We retire them to greener pastures.
  8. I’m a southern rock ‘n roll girl.  There’s nothing better than listening to Lynard Skynard, the Allman Brothers or the Marshall Tucker Band on a road trip.
  9. My favorite place to write is at a coffee shop with a cup of green tea.  Getting out of the house and away from all the piles of work I have here, clears my mind and enables me to focus.
  10. I head up the bookstore at my church.  On a Sunday after Divine Liturgy, you’ll find me in the bookstore talking with people about books, God and Orthodoxy.
  11. My oldest son is a techno wizard and he’s my go-to whenever I have a problem with my phone.  I have a gene that makes technological devices go haywire when I’m nearby.  So, he adjusts all my screen problems, which are many.
  12. I started this blog in the summer of 2014, so I’ve been blogging and photo blogging for 4 years.
  13. I met my husband while we were students at Florida State.
  14. My first car was a 1973 blue 2-door Mavrick, with three on the tree.  When I was a senior, it started smoking and caught on fire at a football game. Then the fire department came!! There is something profoundly weird about the spontaneous combustion of your vehicle, especially when you are 17.
  15. I would describe my teaching style as hands-on and energetic.  I like to keep the pace going so that the students aren’t bored.  I  change up our activities every week so that I keep the students guessing. On any given day, we may be debating, discussing, work shopping, pair-sharing, reading, writing, conferencing, quizzing, acting, drawing, presenting, researching or competing.
  16. I have never seen the Pacific Ocean, but I’m hoping to this summer!

2 thoughts on “Slice of Life: Day 22

  1. I am loving what I’m learning about people by reading their lists. It has me thinking about what my list would have been like 10 years ago and will be 10 years from now.


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