Friday, March 26, 2010


It's time once again for me to share one of the awards that have been so graciously been given to me. The beautiful Sunshine Award was given to me weeks ago by the lovely Anne over at Piedmont Writer and the wonderful Tara over at Feel of Something New. Because I am such a slacker and suck at passing these things on in a timely matter, and because I don't think there's anything you have to do to earn this award, I'd like to pass it on to anyone who would like it and doesn't have it.

Also a couple of weeks ago Laurel over at Laurel’s Leaves tagged me for this like/love/hate meme. I finally got around to doing my list.

I like long walks in nice weather.
I like sweaters and skirts.
I like dinner time with my family.
I like a lot of the people on my staff and all kinds of kids.
I like snark.
I like people who get me and knowing people like me.
I like quiet.
I like parents who don’t automatically blame the teacher for mentioning their kid’s bad behavior or failing grades.

I hate disrespect in all its myriad forms.
I hate parents that enable their children’s bad behavior.
I hate misogyny.
I hate the racist behavior rearing its ugly head once again at my school.
I hate running late.
I hate drivers who flip you off after they cut you off.

I love parents who assign appropriate consequences to their kids’ bad behavior.
I love flying.
I love all kinds of music except country (and I’ve never figured out why I don’t like that).
I love riding in trains, on buses, and driving in cars.
I love learning all kinds of things.
I love libraries, schools, and museums.
I love diners and coffee shops.
I love the craft and process of writing.

And now I get to pass this meme along to others:

Donna Hole
Shelley at Stories in the Ordinary
Portia Sisco
Crystal at write because you must
Mary at Play off the Page
Tricia at Talespinning
VR Barkowski

And now that that's taken care of, happy weekend to everyone.


  1. I hate parents who enable their childrn's bad behavior as well! I've had parents blame me for their child not making All State on flute or not practicing their flute. I totally understand where you're coming from!

    And I like skirts and sweaters as well :) Especially flowery skirts.

  2. Congrats on your award. I agree I don't like parents who enable their children's bad behavior.

  3. Happy Friday!!! I have an award for you over on my blog!!! Check it out when you get a chance :)

    I love trains!!! Hehehe

  4. Aubrie, thanks. It's amazing what we get blamed for.

    Christine, thank you. Parents right now are really on a roll.

  5. Hi, Jen. Thank you; I'll be over as soon as I can. :) And Happy Friday to you. Lately, I've just been living for the weekend.

  6. I like reading about your loves and hates. Thanks for passing the baton to me. I'll work on it over the weekend. Sorry to read about the conflicts in your school. The world still has a ways to go in loving each other.

  7. awards are fun for finding out about new blogs! I've got a dozen I need to post! Yikes!

  8. I live in a very wealthy, affluent area and we are riddled with parents who enable their children's bad behavior. It's appalling.

    Happy Weekend, Sarah Smile. (as always, to the tune of Hall and Oats)


  9. I also hate misogyny--Of COURSE :)! Girl that I am.

  10. Thanks Sarah!

    And I love libraries, learning and skirts too :)

  11. Congrats on your awards! I totally agree with all the parent/child/behavior remarks!!

    Have a great weekend!

  12. I get the sense the troublesome parents are very much on your radar screen these days. Sorry to hear it. That was one of the reasons I steered away from a teaching career (and the public speaking. Eeek!)

    Trains are magical. I likewise love sweaters and skirts. I also feel my teeth grind at country music--probably due to negative associations with some racist people I knew in my hometown.

  13. Thank goodness for Friday! Congrats on your award and have a great weekend!!

  14. Great post! Love this award... and I've given you an award at my blog as well! Hooray!

  15. Congrats on yet another award! whoo whoo

  16. Ah yes, quiet and snark. Two of my favourite things (non-food-based favourite things, anyway). Congrats on the awards - I loved reading your lists!

  17. I love diners and coffee shops too. Have a great weekend. Is it spring break yet?

  18. Parents enabling their kid's bad behavior kills me. I want to smack them.

    I love diners, too.

    Happy weekend :)

  19. Congrats, and thank you for passing it along to me! I hear you 100% about parents enabling their child's bad behavior... I can't stand it! Hope you have a nice weekend. :)

  20. Mary, thank you. I’m looking forward to reading yours. :)

    Tamara, yes, they are. I love finding new blogs. And go!you! for all the awards. :)

    Lola, it is indeed. And it’s wearing on my last nerve. Have a great weekend yourself.

    Amy, I thought it would. :)

    Crystal, you are welcome.

    Nicole, thanks. Have a great weekend yourself.

    Laurel, yes, they are. And thanks.

    Kimberly, thanks. And you, too.

    B. Miller. Thank you. And thanks for the award, too.

    Pat and Talli, thank you, both.

    Tara, you and me both, right now. Yay!Diners! And have a happy weekend yourself.

    Shelley, you’re welcome. Have a nice weekend yourself.

  21. I love your one about parents--and SO agree!

  22. This meme rocks. (I'm the one who tagged Laurel, and I love seeing it float around the blogosphere.)

    It seems we have several loves in common -- well, except for flying. I do not love that. I am a control freak, so I don't fly.

  23. Congrats!

    I'm so with you on hating parents who enable their children's bad behavior. No wonder why some in the animal kingdom eat their young :)

  24. "I hate drivers who flip you off after they cut you off."

    See, if you drove faster than everyone else, like me, then you wouldn't have this problem. :-)

  25. Congrats on your award - it was fun learning more about you!

  26. I love your list! Hope you have a great weekend!

  27. One reason I love posts like this is because I get to know more about the person behind the blog :) Thanks for sharing.

  28. Congratulations! I was snooping around blogs and see that you won something really cool. Yay! Happy Reading...:)

  29. great, great post. i'm with you 100%.

  30. Hi, Beth. Hee! And thank you very much. :)

    Hi, Amber. Thanks for tagging Laurel. And from one control freak to another, I get that. But I did learn how to fly. :)

    Wendy, thank you and so very true, that. :)

    Christi, LMAO!

    Susan, thank you. :)

    Betty, thanks. Have a good weekend yourself. :)

    Tiana, thank you and you're welcome. :)

    Jamie, thank you.

    Tahereh, thanks. :)

  31. Congrats on your awards! Love your answers!

  32. Congrats! I love skirts and sweaters and dinner with family and many of your other answers. Very cool!

    Ally-your newest follower :)

    Tales Of A Fourth Grade Nothing

  33. Ha!

    I like quiet too. Actually, I LOVE quiet. It's one of my favourite things.

  34. Congrats on the awards; and thanks. I just caught up on my awards, and didn't see this in my browsing last night. Your answers are so special, and say so much about you. I worked for Head Start as a Community Service worker, so I empathize with your sentiments.

    I'll play this game in a later posting. I'll need time to come up with something PC for the "I hate" portion. I so love to complain!

    Have a wonderful weekend.

  35. Hi, Betty. Thanks. :)

    Ally, thank you and welcome. I'm following you too, now. :)

    Jade, hee! Quiet rocks. Well, quietly, of course. :)

    Donna,thanks and you're welcome. I hear you about the whole PC and/or appropriate comments for the 'I hate' section. It's rough for sure. :)

  36. congrats on the award!!! =)

    i couldn't agree with you more about parents enabling their children's bad behavior....

    as hard as it may be, parents have GOT to step outside the box and discipline the children.... take off the blinders, so-to-speak....

    and you don't like country?
    i LOVE country music.
    but mostly cuz i love line dancing. =)

    it's okay, i still love you. ;) hee hee.

  37. Hi, Ashley. I'm sorry about the country music, but I don't dance either. I'm happy though, that you sill love me. :)