Saturday, August 11, 2007

Meme of 8 Random Facts

Meme. Sounds like a name a kid calls his grandmom, more specifically what the McAllister boys call their Grandmom Linda.

But in the computer world, it's more like a game and if you get tagged or feel compelled to answer a set of questions (like when Wes started a meme about Internet Speed), then you follow the rules. And I've been tagged. Actually, I feel it quite an honor because I was tagged by someone I don't know and actually have started reading through all her blog posts. Yet, as Tom says "I digress" and it's time to get to the point.

First the rules:
  1. Post these rules before you give your facts.
  2. List 8 random facts about yourself.
  3. At the end of your post, choose (tag) 8 people and list their names, linking to them.
  4. Leave a comment on their blog, letting them know they’ve been tagged.

Eight Random Facts About ME

  1. My favorite singer/band is Bon Jovi. Always been a fan, probably always will. And I think that's the only concert I'll pay to go to again anytime soon. Even putting a juke box in my office with Bon Jovi 45's. Yes, 45's!
  2. My original major in college was Children's Theatre at Columbia College. I wanted to work for Disney and produce family movies. I even got to be a Patchwork Player during the Christmas of 1992. I played Master Johnny and Little Tommy in an original play by Jeannie Eaker.
  3. My ultimate day of professional development would include sessions with Wes Fryer, Steve Dembo, Vickie Davis, and Jennifer Dorman. These people are passionate about education, technology and how these two should work together. (I actually have a list of people I want to see present someday. This is just a start.)
  4. My favorite show is CSI: Las Vegas, but I cover my eyes for a good bit of the show because I don't like blood and guts. I became hooked when living with my brother last year. Some day I want to be a dead body on their show. Or a possible witness to a murder. Even have a script in mind. And if I'm not the dead body, I know who I want to have killed. (insert evil laugh)
  5. I don't have a life, so I read. Romance Novels like Nora Roberts, Vickie Lewis Thompson, Rachel Gibson, Sandra Brown, Chris Kuzneski and JK Rowling (what's next now that Harry is finished? A series about Dumbledore? Please!)
  6. I am now a Mac person and am really hating the PC I have to use for work. I've converted a few others I know. Just came back from spending over $2000 of my neighbor's money getting her set up with a Mac and iPod accessories.
  7. I once won a Best of the Best Presentation Award from ISTE ,the Inspiration Scholarship 3 times and Tech4Learning's Innovative Educator.
  8. My biggest fear when I started with Discovery Educator Network was that I had to blog. I was sure I was not going to meet my goal. By the time of our departure in December, I had the #2 read blog in the DEN and exceeded my goal of posts something like 3 times over.

Okay, now to tag people. Sorry ya'll! I hope you haven't been tagged yet.

1. Steve Dembo 2. Wes Fryer 3. Karen Seddon 4. Jennifer Dorman 5. Joan Denahy 6. Marsha Cruce 7. Jennifer Gingrich 8. Lee Kolbert


Wesley Fryer said...

Thanks for the tag, Danielle! Here are my 8 facts! I'm a Bon Jovi fan as well... and definitely a HUGE HP fan. :-)

Karen said...

Ok, that was fun, Danielle. I took the bait. Here are my 8 facts.
Eight Random Facts About ME
1. I just finished seven out of seven teacher summer camps throughout Florida: Gainesville, Lakeland, Broward and UCF.
2. Won a radio contest to fly with the Orlando Magic on their corporate jet. Spend 3 days and 2 night with the team.
3. Been teaching 32 years and married 32 years (not sure what the connection is!)
4. Have adult children who pay their own bills! (the ultimate parental dream)
5. Collect sunrises and proverbs because they don’t collect dust.
6. Publish “tuesdays with Karen” newsletter every week (a great self-imposed deadline that helps me keep up with technology)
7. Going to be a Grandma in October!
8. Am the Florida State Director for Christian Educators Association