Posted by: malia | December 22, 2012

friday 5: august

from here.


What kind of magnets do you have on your fridge?
dolphin and whale magnets. i think i have a cute flower magnet, too.

What’s your preferred type of glue?
i really like rubber cement. i don’t know why. i just do. 🙂

When is it good to feel sticky?

What was the last thing you wrote upon a Post-It?
i left a note on my great-aunt’s door, telling her to call, when i went and she was not there.

How much pancake syrup do you put on your pancakes?
i used to not put any syrup, which my sisters always thought was gross. i rarely eat pancakes nowadays, but if i do, i put on a little, just enough that it gets soaked in. i try not to leave anything leftover on the plate.


What was your most memorable alarm-clock failure?
hmm. i’m pretty lucky that i have a pretty good internal clock that always wakes me up minutes before my alarm goes off. maybe i’m not so lucky–i guess that means i’m stressed! 😉 but my problem when i do oversleep is not that the alarm malfunctioned, it was that i woke up before the alarm, and then when the alarm sounded, i turned it off…and then i went back to bed. whoops.

there was potential for a failure several weeks ago. i love love love being able to turn off my alarm when there’s a break coming up. i so look forward to that. so on the wednesday before thanksgiving, i happily turned off my alarm. however, i forgot to turn it back on sunday night. but lo and behold, i woke up on monday morning, just minutes before my alarm was scheduled to go off anyway. however, i was confused–i could’ve sworn it was still sunday. i told myself, in fact, that it’s still sunday, go back to sleep. i still had another day. but my body would not go back to sleep, so i told my body, okay, if the alarm goes off, then it’s monday, and if not, then it’s still sunday. so i watched the clock change, and the alarm did not go off, so i said, see, body? it’s not monday. and i rolled over and tried to go back to sleep. but i just couldn’t. so, irritated, i felt around for my phone and thought i’d play a few games and maybe i’d get tired. and it was when i turned the phone on that i saw the date was monday. ack! but good thing only a few minutes had passed by, so it wasn’t that bad. it could have been worse, though!!!

What item recently in the news do you find most alarming?
the shooting at the elementary school. the victims were the same ages as my students! 😦

Of car alarms, burglar alarms, and smoke alarms, which do you consider most effective or useful?
i don’t think car alarms deter anybody. i totally ignore the smoke alarms. so i guess it would be the burglar alarm, though i don’t have one here. it’s helped in my class, though.

If the shoplifting alarm is tripped as you exit a store, what do you do?
i keep walking. i always trip the alarm. no one ever stops me.

If you owned some kind of personality alarm to warn you upon first meeting someone of likely trouble in the relationship, what would be five qualities you’d set it to detect?
rudeness, anger (especially those that get physical), dishonesty, condescending, and especially if he possesses the cheating gene. which would basically rule out all males. ha.


What could serve as physical evidence that you sometimes lose focus?
unfinished projects all over the place.

What could serve as physical evidence that you are loved?
aww. the notes i have–at home, notes from my son, and at school, notes from my kids. i also kept all the letters i got from exes, because even though we’re not together, there was a time that we were that was special. though i wonder now how much of that was sincere. hmm.

What could serve as physical evidence that you’re from wherever you’re from?
hmm. i can speak the language? i can dance the dance? i guess my clothes would be evidence as well.

What could serve as physical evidence that you went anywhere this past week?
the walmart bags in the parlor that still need to be unpacked. whoops.

what could serve as physical evidence that you recently caved in to temptation?


What’s something you recently learned how to do on a computer?
oh! i am loving my tablet. i am learning how to animate, and it’s so fun!

What’s something you recently learned in the kitchen?
that a knife works well in place of a scissors. and vice versa.

What’s something you recently learned about the town where you live?
my son had to do a community project a couple of years ago where we had to really research our community and get pictures of evidence (hey!) of city characteristics. i learned so much from that project! there were many things my town has that i had no idea even existed. it was a cool project.

What’s something you recently learned from television?
don’t watch scary things late at night. 😮

What’s something you recently learned the hard way?
don’t watch scary things late at night!

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