I figured I should definitely participate this week since the host of the hodgepodge is staying at my house...
1. Lake Superior University has once again published a list of words/phrases they think should be banished from the Queen's English...fiscal cliff, kick the can down the road, double down, job creators/creation, passion/passionate, yolo, spoiler alert, bucket list, trending, superfood, boneless wings, guru. Which of these words would you most like to see banished from everyday speech and why?
While "boneless wings" really bother me (that's not real life!), I'm going to have to say fiscal cliff. Ugh. If I never hear those words again that would be fine with me.
2. When was the last time you rode a train? Where did you go?
Umm... this morning. To work. And it was not fun. I was dropped off at the metro by my mom, which was so lovely, but as soon as I walked into the station I see the huge crowd the red warning sign and I just know it's going to be one of those commutes. Fortunately I'm pretty tiny and can shove myself into even the most crowded train car so I ended up not being too late. Still not my favorite way to start off the work day.
3. Bagels-yay or nay? Favorite 'flavor'? Favorite topping?
Yay. And I happen to love everything bagels, even though they make your breath not so pleasant. I also happen to really miss Einstein Bagels. My college had one on campus, open until 2am, and there was nothing better than a bacon/egg/cheese bagel at 2am to give you the extra boost to finish that paper or get back in the studio for an all-nighter.
4. 'Tis the season of awards shows....if you could star in a movie already made, which one would you choose?
Harry Potter. Actually I kinda just really wish that movie was real life. I also think being in Gone With the Wind would have been fun- I love playing dress-up.
5. The move towards single gender classrooms has been making the news in recent months...what say you? Do you think kids perform better if separated by gender and are taught differently or is that discrimination? If you're a parent is this something you'd support in regard to your own children?
I suppose this might be beneficial for some kids-although I feel sorry for any teacher with a classroom full of 20 middle school boys... actually girls might even be worse. I have friends who went to all girls schools or all boys schools so the option does exist. Personally I never had a problem with it and in the "real world" things wont be separated for them. So if I was a parent I don't think I'd pursue it.
6. What's your favorite thing about staying in a hotel?
Not having to make the bed. And room service.
I guess I kinda made "strong" my word for 2013. See post here.
8. Did I mention my mom is in town? I'm so excited she's here! I love that when I get off work today I get to hang out with her. She arrived last night and we went out to a really yummy dinner. Here is a picture of my mom taking a picture of dinner. Clearly we are both bloggers.