Saturday, February 18, 2006

Question 23

1. Who was the best teacher you ever had? Why?

2. How do you like your eggs?

3. If you could be a professional in any sport, which would it be?

4. Have you ever made a wish and had it come true?


At 10:20 AM , Anonymous Jeff Meyerson said...

1. best teacher? Tough one. I had a lot of good teachers over the years. I gotta think about that one.

2. eggs - scrambled or in an omelet (not that fussy what kind of omelet).

3. professional in any sport - easy, centerfielder for the NY Yankees (in my much younger days).

4. made a wish and had it come true? Sure. Examples? Uh, maybe later when my brain is more awake.

At 1:28 PM , Blogger Higgy said...

1 - My undergraduate history teacher - Dr Hill. He had a great sense of humor in his teaching, was very open and warm. He made me want to be a teacher.
2. Over easy. I make great over-easy eggs. You want them any other way and I'm lost.
3. Either an Olympic-caliber judoka, or a professional role-player. What do you mean, it's not a sport?
4. Yep. She went out with me for 4 years. Then we broke up, but at the time, it was my wish.

At 2:25 PM , Anonymous boo augustus said...

1. Best teacher? That's easy. Kaye Overcash. Junior and Senior AP English teacher at Hickory High School. She actually taught grammar. Not only did we have to memorize rules, we had to demonstrate their use in essays. No, I don't always use my best grammar when posting on- line, but when it comes to writing just about anything else, I kick ass. I actuall edit quite a few friends' graduate school papers. They're always questioning my edits, but then I just pop out the ole Holt Handbook or Elements of Style. They also like to point to articles written by their professors. Just because you may be an expert on finance or international peace studies doesn't mean you were ever taught to write properly. Maybe that should be one of the things I also like about myself in Question 22. But enough with this rant.

2. Benedict, especially with ham, spinach and tomato.

3. Does this mean I become an uber-professional winning championship after championship with little or no effort and seemingly miraculous moves? Or do I have to work for it? Either way, I think golf. It's lucrative, long-term and you're not owned by a team. Plus, all the pretty scenery.

4. Maybe. I've been really hopeful about certain things. Sometimes I win, sometimes I lose. Was it a wish? The only one I can really remember was at some Zen-wishing-well-garden-thing in Kyoto, Japan. No, the Tar Heels did not win the Men's NCAA Basketball championship that year. Although they did win last year.

At 3:46 PM , Anonymous Sallyacious said...

1) There have been so many. I have been very fortunate. Probably Mr. Griggs, my 8th & 9th grade math teacher who retired, but stayed on an extra year to teach my class and one other because he wanted to be sure we had the fundamentals. The last day of class before winter break, he spent the entire class period reading aloud from Mark Twain's The Diaries of Adam and Eve. He always dressed very precisely and with taste and he always called us by our last names, prefixing them with Mr. or Miss. He knew his stuff and he cared deeply about passing the knowledge on to us. And he always treated us with respect.

2)Scrambled or in omlette form. Please mix the yolk in thoroughly. Runny yolks give me the willies.

3)A dancer. Trained in classical ballet, but with the mental flexibility to move into the modern stuff. I want to be able to defy gravity.

4) Yes. But they only come true when I am willing to listen for the instructions/answers. I've never had a wish come true when I wanted it all to come to me easily. I've always had to pay attention to the signs and make an effort.

At 3:52 PM , Blogger Tamara said...

1. Who was the best teacher you ever had? Why? I've had lots of terrific teachers... I suppose my English/Humanities teacher from high school was the one who had and continues to have the most impact on my life and learning. Some people are just naturally great teachers.

2. How do you like your eggs? Scrambled, with green bell peppers and cheese. Or scrambled between two pieces of toast.

3. If you could be a professional in any sport, which would it be? I love running/jogging, (but never do it, because it's not as much fun without a partner) but I don't think I'd want to be famous for it.

4. Have you ever made a wish and had it come true? I used to think I had a special power that made my wishes come true. For a brief period, I thought it was God.

At 7:20 PM , Blogger Sarah O. said...

1. My high school senior year English teacher, whose name I can't remember at the moment. She liked teenagers and taught us to love Dostoevsky.

2. Scrambled/omelette.

3. Tennis because tennis pros look so cool.

4. I really don't make many wishes. As a kid, I found that wishes didn't reliably come true.

At 10:21 PM , Anonymous Zoodle said...

1. Mr Helgason. Grade 10 English. He used to act out Shakespeare (hanging off the classroom door and yelling in violent scenes). He made it come alive for us. Nobody EVER skipped his classes.

2. Scrambled if I make them myself OR in a toasted sandwich with cheese and tomato if my boyfriend makes them.

3. Figure skating.

4. Yes. Lots of little wishes ...I think because I worked for them. One big one though was definitely a miracle from God...we were told we couldn't have children and seven years later I was pregnant with my Angel. That was a daily wish that did come true!

At 11:48 PM , Blogger Tamara said...

I forgot to say this earlier, but I really was thinking it--was rushing to get out the door and got distracted/stumped by the sports question.

Also among my best and most favoritests is my Life Management Skills teacher [*WARNING! Major Sucking-Up Ahead!*]: Punky. :)

At 1:24 PM , Anonymous Bismuth said...

1) Dr. Albin Jones, Calc I and II in college. He was extremely passoinate and knowledgeable to the point where he was able to explain difficult concepts in easy terms. He was able to bring in all sorts of real-life situations to demonstrate how thoroughly math describes the world. He had a great personality to boot; he juggled, he encouraged us to make works of art as a visual representation of mathematics; he told really corny jokes; he brought in pringles to explain to us the concept of a "saddle point."

2. Over medium. Or omeletted with lots
of cheese.

3. Either soccer, rugby, or the triple jump.

4. No, but I've had prayers granted.

At 2:12 PM , Blogger punky said...

*hugs Tamara*

1. My former boss/friend Jamie. Although not a formal teacher in school ... he taught me more than any other person I have ever met.

2. Benedict. If I make them, then scrambled with goat cheese.

3. Dancer. runner up: soccer player.

4. I have small wishes come true all the time. When I put something into the universe, it almost always comes back answered. The only time it didn't was in my last relationship ... but I guess even the universe has its limits. :)

At 6:48 PM , Blogger Leetie said...

1. I can't say that any of them really stood out other than Miss Wells, one of my English teachers in high school. She was probably the most passionate teacher I've ever had. She said of me once, "Still waters run deep." So that was cool. :)

2. I like dipping toast into the runny yolks of fried eggs, but hate eating the whites. So if I have to eat the whole egg, I'll say scrambled.

3. Swimming. I love the water.

4. I wished to marry a tall man with dark hair and green eyes, and got it!

At 4:40 PM , Anonymous targetgirl said...

1) Advanced Comp teacher in HS English. Because he believed in me.

2) LEETIE, you do NOT have to eat the whites. I don't. I also do the toast-yolk dip, and to get perfect eggs for this, you must baste the eggs. Fry normally halfway, then add a tbsp of water and cover for around 60 seconds. There's no runny-ness and the yolks are tinted a pink-ish hue, just barely steamed over. Mmmm.

3) Volleyball.

4) Yes. I wished to someday raise a Great Dane. My big girl turns 4 in May. :)

At 6:47 PM , Blogger Kafaleni said...

1. It's a tie between three.
a. Mr Haase (prolly just slightly edges the other two out). My intermediate teacher (equiv 6th & 7th grades), simply because I struggled a lot in the first half of the first year, and he never gave up. He gave me time in class and outside of class, simply believing in me and helping me to believe in myself. I never heard him say a single negative thing to any student EVER, and he was always positive and forward-looking.

b. My 7th form English teachers (12th grade). Mr Smith & Mr Aldridge (they didn't like being Mr's, so unless the head teachers were around, they just went by their first names, though.) Technically speaking, Mr S was the teacher, but he liked to teach us to think for ourselves, and he was good friends with Mr A, who taught in the next classroom, so they'd swap classes halfway through lessons, and we'd get the other teacher's perspective on the book, poetry, essays, whatever we were studying. After that, we got to make up our own minds on what we thought about the subject. It was a great experience and far better to have both differing opinions than just the one.

2. Benedict.

3. Ice skating/dancing or gymanstics. Something where I get to be lithe and graceful and wear tight clothing rather than facing reality.

4. I've made wishes, then made them come true, but that's more about getting the life you want than dreaming. I have dreamed of things that I thought I'd never have, and had them appear/happen. That's always nice. I don't know that I've ever specifically wished, wanting something to happen, and had it happen. Maybe one day.

At 12:32 PM , Anonymous kingw said...

1) I had a Calc 1 teacher who was so good at teaching that we did not realize we were learning. Actually enjoyed his class. I have found that I learn by myself or one on one with an exoert, better than from formal classes.

2)Fried with slice of american cheese on to pices of bread.

3)Golf. It is all about how you do, no team involved. And its nice to be outside.

4)No wishes that have come true that I recall.


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