Friday, April 29, 2011

Random Me (Thanks, Trish, for the Assignment)

I loved reading Trish's post from yesterday--so fun learning all those tidbits, and then I was so happy to see her command at the end of her post for the design team to "spill it," because I cam home exhausted from some after-school training. So, I am taking her invitation to do a copy-cat post:

Food: I never met a food I didn't like (well, except for okra an organ meats). Hence my weight struggles. I don't love to cook, but I love to eat out. I love tapas because I can sample lots of things at one time. And probably my favorite place to eat is a little Vietnamese restaurant called Lucky Corner. I always get the shrimp and scallops with black pepper sauce.
Color: I always say it's a tie between pink and purple (still a kid at heart), but the walls in my house are yellow (except my scraproom--which has red walls). My previous car was a magenta Capri convertible--no lie!
Animals: I have three cats and a bearded dragon named Leo, who comes to school with me during the week.
Dessert: Creme brulee. Cheesecake. Ice cream. Brownies with nuts. Baklava. Unfortunately, I've never met a dessert I didn't love.
Artist: Oh, my playlist makes me look like I have multiple personalities. I love, love, love Black-Eyed Peas, but I listen to classic rock a lot. Love Aerosmith, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bad Company, Van Halen, AC/DC, Led Zeppelin... And I'm also a top 40's girl.
Pair of shoes: Sensible Maryjane flats. But lately I've started getting more adventurous with my sandals. Love the gladiator-style sandals that started becoming popular last summer.
Outfit: Black travel knits. I wear them almost exclusively--the pants and a shell along with a jacket.
Skinny jeans: Well, if I ever get skinny, I would love to buy some!
Brand: Clothing--love Chico's and Coldwater Creek. Love Philosophy lotions and shower gels.
Perfume: Annabelle by Shelley Kyle. It smells like grapefruit.
Accessory: Sparkly necklaces from Chico's. I have almost 100.
City: I live in a small town called Poolesville in Maryland. Population 4,883. Love it. It's got a really small-town feel, but we're only 20 minutes from civilization in all directions. We often cross the Potomac River on a small historic ferry to get to Leesburg, Virginia. We're a suburb of Washington, DC, and can be downtown in 40 minutes.
Hobbies: Scrapbooking. Reading, though I don't read as much as I used to since I started scrapping. I've been in a book club for going on 17 years. I also make these little word thingies for my students (I call them "previously owned words.". Hard to explain, so maybe I'll show you a picture. I give them to my students as little gifts, instead of candy. They like to write poems off of them. I spend a lot of time making these, so I guess you could consider it a hobby! Oh, and I love to write poetry, too.

Beauty Products: Bare minerals. I love eyeshadow and I have a gazillion colors.
Holiday: Definitely Christmas. Family, presents, sparkly lights...
Snack: Hummus and crackers.
Movie: It's a tie between the Austin Powers movies and Silence of the Lambs. (Yes, I realize that makes me weird.)
Song: I could give you my top 100 but not my favorite. A couple that top my list: Boom Boom Pow by Black Eyed Peas, Back in Black by AC/DC, Sweet Emotion by Aerosmith, Magic Carpet Ride by Steppenwolf.
Guilty Pleasure: Playing Bejeweled Bliz and Zuma.

Seven things you may or may not know about me...

1. I have a serious addiction to loose tea. I keep discovering favorite flavors. My current favorite is Marshmallow Treat Green Tea by

2. My husband and I will celebrate our 30th anniversary in July. I got married when I was 17.

3. I lived in Bolivia when three times I was a kid, for a total of about two and a half years.

4. I've taught fifth grade for 20 out of the 21 years I've been teaching. My favorite subject to teach is writing. I wrote the fifth grade writing curriculum for my school district.

5. I believe in ghosts. Mainly because I lived in a haunted house in Bolivia.

6. I'm on Weight Watchers and have lost 60 pounds. I still have about 50 to lose. :(

7. I'm a huge procrastinator and perfectionist.

That was fun! Maybe there's a scrapbook page hiding in this post! Thanks, Trish, for the challenge!


BabyBokChoy said...

"previous car was a magenta Capri convertible" You are MY hero!!!! lol
So so so fun to read and find out more about you Debbi!!! awesomeness!!! as the kung fu panda would say :)

jamie said...

yes. there IS a layout hiding in that there post. that was great. can't wait to read everyone's. now off to read trish's as i am doing this backwards.

Amy said...

I love this! I'm normally a lurker, thank you for sharing!

Trish said...

Love getting to know more about you, Debbi! Great music pics, too! :)

Ilona said...

NO sad face, you have lost 60 pounds, that is so great!! keep up the good work and be proud of what you have done so far!