---Alice Abrams

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Friday Feast - #141

How fast can you type?
The last typing test I took was online a couple of years ago - 81 WPM. I'd be doing well to type 60 WMP today!
What is your favorite online game?
If I feel like shootin' stuff, I like Phlinx or Bricks of Atlantis. Otherwise I like word games or majong - I've got several different varieties.
On a scale of 1 to 10 (with 10 as highest), how intelligent do you think you are?
How about a minus 12? I know my IQ. I had a lot of potential in high school but I didn't live up to it. I took an IQ test not long ago - just about the same score, but the way I act sometimes is just proof that they're totally unreliable!
Name three of your best teachers from your school years.
1. Mr. Alex Encheff - My choral director. I still have the record we made in 1965 at Capitol Records in Hollywood. He gave us the confidence to stand alone and sing our hearts out!
2. Mr. Robert Clough - My junior English teacher - “For all sad words of tongue and pen, The saddest are these, 'It might have been'.” ---John Greenleaf Whittier. I learned more from him than any other English teacher I ever had! He was gay, we all knew it and no one cared (1964).
3. Mr. Bob Runze - My 5th grade teacher - he was an all-around good guy. He really cared about kids and wanted us to learn about our world.
What are your plans for this upcoming weekend?
Finish cleaning out closets, then attacking that big square thing we call a garage, although it's never housed a vehicle, and preparing for a "moving sale." Y'all wanta come? Lots of victorian furniture, dining room table, 8 chairs, hutch, piano, glassware and miscellaneous houseware!!! I'll make you a great deal!


Desert Songbird said...

I find it very interesting that all of the teachers you named are men! My daughter's fifth grade teacher is a man, and I must say, he is far and away the most outstanding teacher any of my children has had thus far. He's much more interested in the process and journey of learning than the outcome, and he really challenges his students. My daughter adores him, and I've nominated him for a local "outstanding teacher" award. It's wonderful to see the impact teachers have on their students - your feast is proof of how long that influence can last.

Barb said...

Piano!!!! I think we decided Mags could have it though. :)

Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

lucky for sarge i don't live close by or i'd be there with bells on! of course i'd have to buy the garage to house whatever i bought! i am hopeless...

smiles, bee

Linda said...

I'm cleaning out our unfinished bonus room so I can have my 1st ever garage sale, so I know what you are going through. Tacke care.

Ramblins of a middle-aged goddess said...

Great a garage sale. My daughter and I love to go to them. Would love to come. Thanks for stopping by today and leaving your kind comments as always. Hope you uncoming move goes smoothly..Sandy

Heart of Rachel said...

Hi Gracie. Thanks for sharing the teachers who touched your life. It's wonderful that you remember their full names. I have a little difficulty with names but I remember my teachers' faces well. Have a great weekend! Good luck with your cleaning spree. I'm sure it will all be worth it after.

Crazy Working Mom said...

We had the same dessert! :)

Hope you have a fun weekend.
Best of luck on the sale. I could come...I'm home alone this weekend. 8)