Well, my first blog contest was a success. I really do LOVE you guys, and I've made lots of new friends (ahem, Followers) this week. :) Thank you for visiting me!!!
I'll admit I was a little humbled. I like to believe there are thousands of you out there reading and just dying for a "Virginia is for Lovers" t-shirt. But, alas, of the nine comments one was from my mother - who didn't even ask a question, just introduced herself like some kind of celebrity... She obviously just learned how to comment and make her picture show up - three were real life friends who I'm pretty sure were just being nice, and one was actually mine. Awesome. Anyway, as promised, I used Random.org to calculate a winner. (You are going to have to trust me on this one... I wanted to do one of those cool "screen shots" to prove it, but I can't figure out how. For the sake of competition, I did include 1 - 9 in the generator, BUT I, of course, wasn't going to take the prize myself.) Man, I talk WAY too much. Getting on with it...
THE WINNER IS...
Commentor #5 - JOE. (Ridiculous... of all the people to win... Honestly. Hopefully we can at least expect an acceptance speech/ guest blog post later this week!)
Now, I know you all are just dying with anticipation for the answers to my "I Heart Followers Q&A." Calm yourselves... The wait is over. I will do a few today, and then finish up tomorrow.
Here we go:
Q: What are your favourite and least favourite things about being a teacher? From Rinniez
A: I could honestly write pages about my job. I LOVE it. I love that every day - sometimes every 45 minutes - is different. I love that I get to play a role in helping teenagers figure out who they are. I love seeing kids "get" something for the first time. I love that it keeps me young. I love corn dog nuggets in the cafeteria on Fridays. (What? I do!) I love that I get to be creative and thoughtful every day. I love that it keeps me humble and reminds me not to take myself too seriously. *I know a lot of people don't get to have a job that they actually enjoy. I try to constantly remember how blessed I am!
My least favorite things: standardized tests, grading research papers, politics, and attitudes (from teenagers and, sometimes, my colleagues).
Q: What is your favourite movie? From Simply Stacie