Tuesday, May 6, 2008

A Meme

Tulips 7Image from FlickrI was tagged for this meme by Pat over at Successful teaching. I love reading other people's memes but I have never been tagged before.

The Rules…
1. The rules of the game get posted at the beginning.
2. Each player answers the questions about themselves.
3. At the end of the post, the player then tags 5-6 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know they’ve been tagged and asking them to read the player's blog.
4. Let the person who tagged you know when you’ve posted your answer.


1. What was I doing 10 years ago?
Ten years ago I was a few weeks shy of my undergraduate degree at Simmons, where I was a student in a five year combined BA/MS program in intensive special education. I was doing my clinical teaching at Franciscan Children's Hospital/Kennedy Day School and looking for an apartment, I eventually landed in Jamaica Plain in Boston.

2. What are my 5 things on my to-do list for today (not in any particular order):
  • charge my cell phone
  • research neurofeedback as a treatment for Asperger's syndrome
  • return a text message from my brother's girlfriend in Hawaii
  • try to finish my (late) quarterly progress reports
  • do some work on the Australia thematic unit I am teaching
3. Snacks I enjoy... coffee (large iced Hazelnut with milk and five splenda, chocolate (especially Cadbury Fruit and Nut Bars) and bananas (especially chocolate covered frozen bananas)

4. Things I would do if I were a billionaire:
  • pay off student loans and all bills, buy a house
  • pay off my dad's bill and his mortgage so he can retire
  • pay off my brother's bills so he will have some nieces and nephews for me and then make sure he has money to bring them home to visit twice a year (or more, but Hawaii to Massachusetts is brutal)
  • start my own special needs school focused on AAC and AT for learners with multiple special needs
5. Three of my bad habits:
  • procrastination
  • letting my introverted side win and not socializing very much
  • not enough attention to a healthy diet and exercise (hmmm.... if I were a billionaire I would pay someone to make me healthy meals and snacks, but I doubt I would bother to increase my exercise very much)
6. 5 places I have lived: I have never lived outside of Massachusetts. Inside Massachusetts I have lived in Chelmsford, Boston (Fenway, Jamaica Plain, Beacon Hill), Lowell, Haverhill

7. 5 jobs I have had: Personal Care Attendant, Physical Therapy Aide, Camp Counselor/Director, Research Assistant, Language Lab Clerk (I was thinking of writing "lab rat" because in college I volunteered as a subject for studies to make cash, but it isn't really a job)

8. 6 people I want to know more about, because I'm just that nosy:
Ricky at ATMac, Lon at No Limits to Learning, Paul Hamilton from Free Resources from the Net for (Special) Education, Larry Ferlazzo from Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day, MadATer from MadATer, Barrie Ellis from One Switch.Org


  1. Thanks for doing this! I really enjoying learning more about you because I enjoy reading your blog.

  2. I might want to work in that school you'd start if you were a billionaire! But would I have to move back to New England??

  3. Yup, it would be in Massachusetts.

  4. You got me! I'm done and passed it on. Thanks - that was fun.

  5. Ohh, thank you! I may answer in my personal Journeying/Journalling blog rather than the ATMac one, but I'll add it to the list of future topics :)

    - Ricky

  6. It must be my day for following links and I find myself here at your blog.I like your meme. How do I get one going here? Can I use your questions because I can see we would get a huge variety of responses. Such a lot has happened in 10 years what a variety of jobs we would have had. Thanks for sharing with us. comment08

  7. Hi Kate,

    Just for you!


    Enjoyed reading yours.



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