Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Toosdae ?'s

Today's the day! Claire arrives from England late this afternoon and I can't wait! How cool is it that we get to interact with and meet people from all over the world because of blogs?

1. What do you have the most compassion for? (Or who?)
2. Are there any courses you'd like added to our schools' curriculum?
3. What do you think is the biggest waste of time?
1. The underdog, no doubt. I get so fired up when I hear about people being taken advantage of, especially when they are too weak or innocent to know any better. It just makes my blood boil and I always keep a look out for people who need protection-even strangers. And yes, I speak up for them.
2. I think that more real life courses should be added to high school curriculum's-like how to balance check books, invest in stocks and preparing taxes. When I was a senior we had a class called CI-Current Issues-and it briefly touched on these things, but not enough to make a real impact on me. I think that focusing on things like this in addition to English, Math, Science and the Arts would be very helpful.
3. Peeing. This could possibly be because I pee quite a lot-I drink a lot of water so that's natural but I also go to the bathroom when I'm nervous too. If I didn't have to pee, I'd save so much time.


Lois Grebowski said...

1.What do you have the most compassion for? (Or who?) The truly helpless...

2. Until they get English, Math and Science down pat, I think they should concentrate on that. I sat at a table with a HS grad who didn't know if a 1/4 chicken was bigger or smaller than a half...sad!

3. What do you think is the biggest waste of time? Oh, too many things to list...

paige said...

1) would have to agree with Mags. I am always a softie for the underdog. Kids being bullied, old people being mis treated, people being racially abused etc.
2) I think stress management would be helpful
3) Right now driving to work. I work a 9 hour day anyway but my drive in is horrendous and cuts into so much of my non-working time which I could be doing other things with. I am trying to come up with a way to make this time more useful. I am going to see if I can get a text book on a cd so at leat I can be studying during this time.

Ivanhoe said...

1. I have a soft spot for abandoned and abused animals.
2. I'm not really sure since I did not go to HS here. And in college I picked up what I wanted or had to do...
3. I'm with you on peeing being the waste of time :o)

Linda said...

1. Definitely the underdog and people who are picked on by those who think they are better than them.

2. No surprise here - History. The stuff they teach in school now isn't even close to being history and that's a shame because people need to know where they came from so that they can figure out where they're going.

3. Sleeping is a waste of time but I haven't figured out how to get by without doing it yet! There are so many other things I could be doing but alas, I need to sleep, too!

Oh - and YAY! for Claire arriving today! I expect a picture or two tomorrow of the British Invasion!

Mo said...

1. Abused, neglected, and abandoned animals.

2. Diversity.

3. Standing in line at the bank or post office. At least in the grocery store you can always read the tabloids. I think that banks should put in "impulse" counters so I can select some gum and read about Celebrity Cellulite while I'm waiting for a teller.

Marilyn said...

1. Children. Nobody has a happy childhood. At least nobody I've met. I'd like to think Jasmine is having one but the odds are against it.

2. Noncompetitive physical education. It is possible to get into shape without volleyball and softball. I hated the competition. I hated how mean the popular kids were and I developed a hatred for phys ed that I never would have had if we'd done aerobics and lifted weights.

3. Sleeping. I'm worthless without 8-10 hours. I could be doing really useful stuff in that time.

Asara Dragoness said...

1. Young things, especially those left to fend for themselves. Kids, animals, you name it.

2. Just more options outside of the standard, such as languages like Japanese, or art history, or Shakespeare.. These are so often left for college, and even then very few kids actually get to take them because they have to focus on their major. It would be nice to see a return of Home Ec though too.

3. Working!

FRIGGA said...

Happy Toosdae!!

1. Children and babies.
2. Yes, it'd be great if they tought reading, writing and arithmetic instead of all those "feel good" classes. Our children need the basics and public school is failing them.
3. Sitting in traffic, when there's no need. If CalTrans actually spent the money on what the voters said to spend it on we wouldn't spend nearly as much time sitting in traffic... of course then CalTrans also wouldn't have such nice offices x-\ arg!

Amazing Gracie said...

1. My compassion this week goes out to you for taking on Claire!
2. A language course for speaking British.
3. Standing in line for anything.
Claire, I love you!!! Don't get Mags in any trouble...

Travis said...

1. Now that's a tough question. I guess I have the most compassion for small children who can't depend on the people who are supposed to be looking out for their best interests.

2. We used to be able to take business courses as electives in high school. If those are not available anymore, then I think they should be added back.

3. Riding in elevators.

TopChamp said...

this is exciting - I have never met a blogger but may well do before too long as I have met a Glaswegian living in England who has to come home sometime! It sounds as though you had fun - read your later posts.