Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Wednesday Hodgepodge

1. April showers bring May flowers or so the saying goes. Has your April been filled with showers? Do you carry an umbrella, wear a slicker, or make a run for it? Besides rain, what else has filled your April? 

We have had a very rainy spring!  In fact, it rained for most of Friday's track meet.  I had an umbrella, but that wasn't always as effective as I might have liked.  Aside from rain, I started the month with the school musical, had spring break, and then went right into track.  Love the downhill slope to the end of the school year.

2. What's something you could you give a 30-minute presentation on at a moment's notice and with zero preparation?

I'd like to think I could give a decent presentation on most things teacher-related.  Plus, I do sort of make my living doing several 30-minute presentations a day on history and literature.  (Though I might still need some notes for those.)

3. Share with us a favorite food memory from childhood.

My favorite memory is making dumpling with my grandma.  She would give us little chunks of dough and when we were tall enough we could help put them into the pot on the stove.  She's still living and occasionally still makes them and it's still my favorite.

4. What's a song you thought you knew the lyrics to, but later discovered you were wrong?

I'm kind of a lyric fanatic.  As a singer, it's kind of essential to know the words.  I'm the worst at remembering lyrics, but I do usually know what the words are supposed to be.

5. According to one travel website, the most overrated tourist attractions in America are-
Niagara Falls (NY), Hollywood Walk of Fame (California), Times Square (NYC), Epcot (FL), Seattle Space Needle (WA), and Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market (Boston). How many of these have you seen in person? Did you feel like a tourist? Did you care? Tell us about a place (not on the list) you've visited that might be considered a tourist trap, but you love it anyway.

Of that list, I've only been to Times Square.  I was 17 and definitely felt like a tourist, but it was still fun to see.  I live near the Gateway Arch of St. Louis, and it's really not particularly exciting to see (It really is just a big metal arch), but I still remember looking for it every time we went into the city as a kid.  They have done some renovations on the museum and I would like to check it out sometime once it is reopened.

6. Your signature clothing item?

I don't know what it is for sure, but it's definitely black.  I also am really fond of hoop earrings and most recently, leggings with tunics.

7. What's an experience you've had you think everyone should experience at least once? Why?

I would say participating in theater.  Even if it's just not of interest to you, I think it's eye-opening when you see the amount of work that goes in to even a small show.  Plus, I think that learning how to perform on a stage is a good life skill.

8. Insert your own random thought here.

I cannot wait to see Lucie Silvas and Chris Stapleton Friday night!!