Teacher Professor

January 4, 2011

Late for the Red Carpet…

Filed under: Uncategorized — Teacher Professor @ 9:31 am

Last week?… two weeks ago?  In the relatively recent past- most of which is blurred by the holiday rush and the constant awareness/tiredness that comes with being with the children 24/7- Mamafog nominated me for an award.  A “Stylish” Award!  I was honored, humbled and amused.  It’s my first (hopefully, not the last!) award my blog has “won”.  I particularly like the egalitarian “pass it forward” aspect of the award.  Of course, I should have done this last week, two weeks ago… in the past.  Just pretend that I’m Renee Zellweger and I was in the bathroom

The “rules” of the Award are that I’m to share 7 things about myself and then “pass it forward” to three other blogs that I nominate.  And so…

  1. I grew up without running water and electricity until I was six years old, and even then, I never had a television or telephone until I was 14.  My parents were “back to the land” folks who were determined to live a self-sufficient life… I, myself, prefer life with a dishwasher and wireless access, so you can see that it didn’t really stick.  Self-sufficiency, though… it’s still a good thing. 
  2. I am a secret British royal family fan.  I can tell  you almost every king and queen since 1066 with William the Conqueror, right through the War of the Roses, the flip-flopping with William of Orange, and the abdication of Edward.  I had the princess bug pretty badly as a child.
  3. Along with England’s history,  I’m a fan of their literature.  I love me a good Agatha Christie, Jane Austen and King Arthur legend.  My mother made me memorize poetry as a child back before “home schooling” was a real concept- but the only one I still remember is Wordsworth’s poem “Daffodils”.
  4. I never met an ice cream I didn’t like.  The ones with texture are the best- give me some nuts and coconut and chocolate chunks and I’m a fan.  Even the kid-friendly flavors like bubblegum and Spongebob are good. 
  5. When Elizabeth was born, I did a family tree because I was curious where she came from.  I can trace both my father and mother’s families back to around 1400 through various lines- which sounds impressive- and there is not a single king, president, or anyone of note in the whole tree.  We were all teachers and ministers and lawyers.  Clearly, the “talking gene” is pretty strong.  The only “famous” connection I can make is a very distant cousin of Justin Timberlake and a cousin of Anne Boleyn. 
  6. My dream car is a butter yellow Volkswagen convertible with a black top.  Daisy flower light covers optional, but I wouldn’t turn them down.
  7. I know that you can order a “secret” egg burrito from Milton’s Diner that is not on the menu at 3:00am from the days in my 20’s when I was a “woo woo” girl backup dancer for several bands that my boyfriend was in.  I would dance with my girlfriends and get everyone else dancing.  Music- a good beat- and I’m lost. 

That’s not all of me- there are my roles, there are my jobs, there are the places I’ve lived.  But this list… that’s me. 

And so I pass on this award!  I nominate four (the rules say three, but these four I read all the time) of my favorite blogs that I encourage you to read… for the Stylish Bloggers Award!

Thanks, Mamafog!


  1. Thank you so much! I think this is the first thing I’ve won since my second grade spelling bee… Will pass it on, and thanks!

    Comment by autismmommytherapist — January 4, 2011 @ 10:14 am | Reply

    • Whereas I LOST my 2nd grade spelling bee when I blanked on the word “crystal”. Congratulations- and keep up the good writing! 🙂

      Comment by profmother — January 4, 2011 @ 2:46 pm | Reply

  2. I’d like thank my mom …

    Hmm, pressure’s on. 7 things, huh? Gonna be interesting😉

    Comment by Jess — January 4, 2011 @ 12:48 pm | Reply

  3. Heh — I bombed out of my sixth grade spelling bee by mis-hearing the word “quarrel” as “coral.”

    And I did background vocals & keyboards myself (badly) for one of my husband’s bands…

    Wow, that’s two right there! I might hang on to the award for a little bit before I get around to it, but I’ll get there. Thanks so much!

    Comment by JoyMama — January 4, 2011 @ 8:37 pm | Reply

  4. […] Well, the joke’s on me. Just when I say I’ve never done one of these seven-things-about-yourself memes, I get tagged honored with the Stylish Blogger award, courtesy of my splendid recently-acquainted bloggy friend Professor Mother. […]

    Pingback by Stylishly Yours (More About JoyMama)- News Robot — January 8, 2011 @ 8:32 am | Reply

  5. You do realize, you nominated FOUR (4) not 3 bloggers. You break the rules too, in nice even numbers.

    Comment by Elizabeth — January 8, 2011 @ 3:19 pm | Reply

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