ten things tuesday

Today is my birthday! Here are ten things about me:

1) When I speak, I have a matter-of-fact tone (so I've been told).  Which makes it seem like I'm an authority.

2) I hate coming across as if I am a know-it-all.

3) I am a better teacher since I started teaching advanced placement courses. The rigor of those courses has spilled over into all my courses. Analysis is part of everything we do. So is the art of argument.

4) My senior students are going to have a party for me this afternoon.

5) I have been told that my laugh is contagious. I admit I laugh often. I don't know if I'm funny or if I bring out the funny in others. But I love to laugh.

6) When I get on a roll, I'm on a roll. I love rolling with it. Whatever "it" might be. Today, I'm working on my lesson plans and I'm planned in some classes until Thanksgiving break.

7) If I have students do things for me, I make sure to acknowledge how much their effort means to me. Especially if it's a thoughtful gesture.

8) I couldn't hold tight on my shopping moratorium. I blew it by a week. But I got lots of compliments on my new outfit.

9) I love getting the perfect gift for people. I mentioned that I started my holiday shopping--I got Mannheim Steamroller concert tickets for my parents. I can't wait to hear all about the concert!



Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday! I'm sending you a big piece of virtual birthday cake! :-)
Enjoy your day!

Paula said...

Happy Birthday! You deserved the new outfit to celebrate your day!

katie eggeman said...

Happy Birthday, have a great celebration.

Vivian said...

Have a great birthday

The Gal Herself said...

Happy Birthday! And here's your Chicago Tribune horoscope:
Today's Birthday (10/29/13). This year your talents and inventive mojo flower. Creativity flourishes, so capture it, refine and polish. Express your love and share it. Springtime enchants someone to you with fun. Summer travel for a project leads to autumn profits. Get a big break. Your work is getting attention. You're beloved.

Unknown said...

Happy birthday! Many more happy birthdays!

Cristy S said...

Happy Birthday (a day late)!! I so wish you lived closer so Elexis could have you as a teacher. I love contagious laughter. It makes things funnier. So jealous of the tickets.

zippiknits...sometimes said...

Happy Belated Birthday. I've been off the clock for awhile. hehe. Hope that you had a great day!