Friday, August 13, 2010

Yikes, I fell off the ship already.

Man oh man, I thought I was going to be SUCH a better blogger this year. Well, if this week gives any hint to that - the answer will surely be NO. But, here I am, Friday night at 11:53 just landed from Little Rock, and I am trying to blog. So give me a little credit friends. Forgiveness?

Okay, lets do a quick rundown of blogger challenge, days 18-20. Don't judge.
Day 18 — Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 19 — A talent of yours
Day 20 — A hobby of yours

Day 18: What tickles my fancy? Today at our Professional Development my group had a great discussion about what Clarendon is. Like what is the town? Who is there, doing what, when, and how did it become that way? This was one of those conversations you love to hear. Sometimes I feel like you don't really value where you come from. So for instance, I was talking to a friend earlier this summer from the East Coast and I told them I am from a small town named "Wauwatosa." He said "oh, do you remember what that means?" I laughed, and of course responded, NO! That's something we were only taught for the first 8 years of my education. But I couldn't remember, and HE knew it!

For me, since moving to Clarendon, I have tried hard to learn about the community, the people, the history, etc. But this is because I was an outsider attempting to become an insider. Whereas when you're already naturally an insider (ie your home town) you don't have to worry about things like that and alas... you do not care. An interesting concept? Yes, to me.

Day 19: A talent of mine. I like to think I am a talented writer. I have written a few successful grants in the past year, raised money via through proposals, worked at a corporation writing, and duh, my favorite writing: the blog! I enjoy it a lot, and love trying to build my vocabulary. Sometimes I don't utilize this vocabulary talent well enough, and feel like I come across as ditsy, but eh. You win some, you lose some.

Day 20 - a hobby of mine. I love to write letters, send postcards, make CDs, and send other nick knacks through the mail. I'd say this is a hobby of mine I picked up from my mom. She always makes little treat bags every Christmas for her whole staff and some students. I admire that quality, and it's something I'd like to follow myself.

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