I have a bloggy pal named Candace.
She has a geeky rear end, and can kicks your (she tae kwon dos).
She mows in circles and enjoys AD...oh look, a chicken!
She asked me five questions which I have answered here.
1) When did you decide to homeschool your kids and do you remember what got you started thinking about it?
Well, I guess she outed me. For those of you who didn't already know, I homeschool, but not because I am a total hippie or a raving fanatic. Homeschool presented itself as the best possible solution to a difficult situation in Italy. Thing One was ready to start kindergarten our first year in Naples. The American school was an hour away by bus and all the kids, from kindergarten to high school seniors rode the same bus. Kindergarten was a full day capped off with ANOTHER hour on the bus. I decided that was not an acceptable way for my 5 year old to pass his days. He was resistant to learning Italian so the local school was not a viable alternative. Since I had studied teaching and had plenty of access to support and resources I started homeschooling. When we moved back to the states both of the Things indicated they would prefer to stick with homeschooling. We all three very much enjoy it and their annual test scores indicate that scholastically it is working out very well.
2) What is your favourite "classic" book?
The Count of Monte Christo, no, wait,
The Little Prince, no, maybe
The Scarlet Pimpernel, no, wait,
Persuasion, well, um,
one of those, or maybe....
3) If you could only choose 1 book - OK that's just silly. What book have you read the most times?
Too hard!! Well, if we are going merely by repetition probably the Bloom County comic collections, or the Far Side or Calvin and Hobbes. If you want actual books, well, that would be the works of our man Douglas Adams. He had a way of phrasing things that even though I know what is coming I still snigger.
4) What flavour of tea are you?
Dreamzicle, a black tea with a creamy vanilla flavor and citrus tones. It's called a designer tea, not your average, run-of-the-mill tea, thank you very much.
5) Gravity: yes or no?
By Coldplay? Yes
By Newton, only if I have to, but I haven't mastered the art of missing.
Maybe I need to go back to Greece and buy more souvenirs.
The quiz has been delayed for a week because the quiz writer is in the last week of school and a little busy and very distracted at the moment. Last week Weirsdo and Grunt tied for 1st, congrats! Second place went to Lime, Idiot, Doug, and Neva.
Many thanks to Weirsdo, Doug, and Idiot who donated questions, we will be seeing them next week. Feel free to email questions for next week's quiz. Ask, if you want to ask me questions, feel free, and if you want me to ask you 5 questions please let me know.