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April 25, 2003
Friday Five XXVIII: The Last Thing

1. What was the last TV show you watched?
That would be the exclusive interview that my favorite newcaster, Tom Brokaw, had with President George W. Bush.

2. What was the last thing you complained about?
My sinus infection. I probably said something to the effect of it coming from the firey pit. Or something like that.

3. Who was the last person you complimented and what did you say? I thanked on of my students for being honest about some of his actions during class even though it would incriminate himself.

4. What was the last thing you threw away?
A Puffs facial tissue. Trying to get rid of the sinus infection mentioned in question 2.

5. What was the last website (besides this one) that you visited?
I found an interesting site called Re-Imagining Youth Ministry. Is it just me or does that site look familiar? I hope that it is a template.

Tell me about your last things in the comments.

Class dismissed!

Posted by Christopher at 09:46 PM

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April 13, 2003
Friday Five XXVII: Music

A bit late but here.

1. What was the first band you saw in concert?
Mmmm. Tough one there. The first one that I vividly remember was Michael W. Smith. I was probably in 7th grade, new to the youth group and they were going to see this concert, of course I wanted to go along. I hated it. The volume hurt my ears, the bass gave me a headache. I spent much of the concert in the "Men's Lounge" at the Fox Theatre. I went so far as to ask my parents to "never let me go to one of those stupid concerts again." A request that I would later regret. I'm sure that there were concerts before that, they just don't stick out in my mind that one did.

2. Who is your favorite artist/band now?
This one is easy. My favorite band is Caedmon's Call. I was introduced to this band my first year at East Central College by one of my fellow music majors. I think their lyrics are some of the most meaningful and thoughtful in Christian music. Also on the top of the list is Chris Tomlin.

3. What's your favorite song?
This one I can't answer. Too many good songs, I wouldn't even know where to begin.

4. If you could play any instrument, what would it be?
Any one? How bout any two? I would love to learn to play the piano and the guitar, but I don't want to devote any time to it, so it will never happen.

5. If you could meet any musical icon (past or present), who would it be and why?
King David would be an interesting person to meet. If not him, Mozart. I want to know if he was anything like they showed in the movie Amadeus. (Is that how you spell it?)

Class dismissed!

Posted by Christopher at 05:27 PM

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April 04, 2003
Friday Five XXVI: Movin' On Up

1. How many houses/apartments have you lived in throughout your life?
Not including dorm rooms, two houses and two apartments. I should really get a third apartment, cause my neighbors are going to drive me to do something I don't want to if they don't stop playing their yucky music after my bedtime in my bedroom.

2. Which was your favorite and why?
I have fond memories from all, I don't think that I would choose one as being my favorite, though the olive green rug in my parent's first house was a highlight.

3. Do you find moving house more exciting or stressful? Why?
STRESSFUL!!!! I hate moving. Yucky!

4. What's more important, location or price?
At this point in my life, price.

5. What features does your dream house have (pool, spa bath, big yard, etc.)?
A huge porch that wraps around the house. A room for my geeky stuff. A kitchen with stainless steel appliances and everything else black and white, with an island that has a gray marble top. Over the island should hang all kinds of pots and pans from an iron hangy dealy. A thoughtful looking study with bookshelves and bookshelves of books, wing back chairs and the faint smell of a pipe in the air. Many shade trees out front to block sunlight from getting to the house, and a water garden with a waterfall out in the back. No neighbors. A comfy potty.
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Still posting at AE if you are interested. Today, enjoy a bedtime story with a moral.

Posted by Christopher at 10:29 PM

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March 28, 2003
Friday Five XXV: The Week

Because I have been on Spring break, I almost forgot today was Friday.

1. What was your most memorable moment from the last week? The journey and list of "favors" that Pressed and I did just to get started working on a video that I am making for this Sunday.

2. What one person touched your life this week? Physically? I live in a plastic bubble so I won't get SARS. That is scarey stuff!

3. How have you helped someone this week? I'm always helpin'! That's me Mr. Helpy! I help all kinds of people at school. Just part of being a teacher. At church I have been working on the aforementioned video.

4. What one thing do you need to get done by this time next week? The video.

5. What one thing will you do over the next seven days to make your world a better place? Care and show love for the students in my class.

Class dismissed!

Posted by Christopher at 09:11 AM

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March 14, 2003
Friday Five XXIV: Phone

1. Do you like talking on the phone? Why or why not? Only if I know them real well.

2. Who is the last person you talked to on the phone? Thinking back... I think it was Pressed.

3. About how many telephones do you have at home? Two normal phones, one mobile.

4. Have you encountered anyone who has really bad phone manners? What happened? Worse that bad phone manners is bad mobile phone manners! I can't count the number on one hand the times that someone answered a cell phone in a movie (it should have been turned off) and then TALKED on the stupid thing IN the theater. If you have done this, I'm sorry, but I am going to go ahead and call you an idiot. No one is that important.

5. Would you rather pick up the phone and call someone or write them an e-mail or a letter? Why or why not? E-mail by far, especially if it is a parent of one of the students in my class. The main reason is that I have a record of what we have discussed. Two times this year I have pulled out an e-mail to refute what a parent was saying. They looked quite sheepish after that!

Posted by Christopher at 07:01 AM

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March 08, 2003
Friday Five XXIII: Misc.

1. What was the last song you heard? As I type, I am listening to "Where Do We Go From Here" from the musical episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Once More With Feeling.

2. What were the last two movies you saw? I even grade them.
-Chicago - A+ (an amazing movie!!!!)
-Jane Goodall's Wild Chimpanzees - A (This was at the St. Louis Science Center's Omnimax Theater)

3. What were the last three things you purchased?
-Half a tank of gas ($12.00)
-Buffet at the Fresh Oriental House ($6.something, and no they don't take credit cards.)
-Fishing license ($11.00)

4. What four things do you need to do this weekend?
-Get my oil changed on my car
-Change windshield wipers
-Complete grades (end of the 3rd quarter was today) and prepare for Parent/Teacher Confrences
-Rest up for one long week

5. Who are the last five people you talked to?
-Michael
-My mother
-My father
-The automotive checkout lady at Walmart
-Just got off the phone with Craig

Posted by Christopher at 10:33 AM

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March 01, 2003
Friday Five XXII: Reading

1. What is your favorite type of literature to read (magazine, newspaper, novels, nonfiction, poetry, etc.)? Oh I read all that stuff! Well poetry not so much, but all that other stuff.

2. What is your favorite novel? The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J. K. Rowling, The High King, Book five in the The Prydain Chronicles, by Lloyd Alexander. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller, Holes by Louis Sachar, Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson , and Westing Game by Ellen Raskin.

3. Do you have a favorite poem? (Share it!) I do, and even though I have posted it once, a second time can't hurt.

XCVI

MY life closed twice before its close;
It yet remains to see
If Immortality unveil
A third event to me,

So huge, so hopeless to conceive,
As these that twice befell.
Parting is all we know of heaven,
And all we need of hell.

by Emily Dickinson

4. What is one thing you've always wanted to read, or wish you had more time to read? All kinds of things! I really want to read a book on programming languages and how to build an online e-commerce store.

5. What are you currently reading? Oh dear, well I am a bit odd in my reading habits, or so I have been told. I read many things at once. Monthly readings: I currently get 3 PC Magazines, 2 PC Gaming Magazines. Weekly: Entertainment Weekly and I just stopped getting Time.

Most of my recreational books are children's novels so I can stay abreast of the current trends: The Reptile Room: Book the Second (A Series of Unfortunate Events) by Lemony Snicket, Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer, Balto and the Great Race by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel, The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett, Re-reading Holes and I just finished Michael Critchon's Prey.

Mr. Wright, out!

Posted by Christopher at 12:46 PM

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February 21, 2003
Friday Five XXI: Possessions

Since Mr. Wright is out of town for a couple days I will fill in for him on the Friday Five. He can post his own when he gets back!


1. What is your most prized material possession? Well after thinking about it I don't really have one major material possession that I prize over any of the others. Since each thing is used in different ways and at different times I like a lot of things. So this would include my computer, my X-Box, my 47 inch TV, and my new car... but I am not overly attached to any of them.

2. What item, that you currently own, have you had the longest? Wow, this involves thinking. I would say right now that the thing I have had the longest is probably this Garfield "stuffed animal" that I had as a kid. Yes I am a 23 year old male and I still have a stuffed animal. WHY ARE YOU LAUGHING!

3. Are you a packrat? Not really. I shove things in drawers and stick stuff here are there just in case I would have a use for it one day, but then every couple months or so I have this weird spell where I go through and throw tons of stuff away. So I am not afraid to trash stuff when I don't really need it.

4. Do you prefer a spic-and-span clean house? Or is some clutter necessary to avoid the appearance of a museum? I prefer my house to be spic-and-span, but just because I prefer that doesn't mean it happens. Things still get cluttered up, especially my room, and it really bugs the heck out of me...

5. Do the rooms in your house have a theme? Or is it a mixture of knick-knacks here and there? Well some of the rooms have a theme and some don't. Both kitchens and both bathrooms have themes and one of the bedrooms has a theme, but other than that the rest of the house is just a mixture of stuff.

This has been a Friday Five posted by Pressed.

Posted by Craig Tanner at 10:05 AM

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February 14, 2003
Friday Five XX: Blogging

1. Explain why you started to journal/blog. Leo was talking about MovableType (btw, just upgraded to 2.6) on The ScreenSavers. I thought that it would be something interesting to try and a good addition for my website. After wrestling with MT, I haven't looked back.

2. Do people you interact with day to day or family members know about your journal/blog? Why or why not? Yeah. Most of the folks I know offline know about my blog. Some read it others do not.

3. Do you have a theme for your journal/blog? Mostly, it is an outlet for me to tell my stories while teaching. I use it for other purposes as well but the main theme is education and the crazy things that 3rd graders and 2nd graders do. (And their teacher.)

4. What direction would you like to have your journal/blog go in over the next year? Umm, for now I like it. Any suggestions for this blog would be appriciated in the comments though!

5. Pimp five of your favorite journals/blogs. Ooooookay. Gonna be tough to pick five...


Mr. Wright, out!

Posted by Christopher at 09:41 PM

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February 07, 2003
Friday Five XIX: Food! Glorious Food!

BTW, Kevin took the title that I wanted for this Friday Five: Good Eats (I love that show!)

1. What did you have for breakfast this morning? If you didn't have breakfast, why not? Breakfast? What's this breakfast that you speak of?

2. What's your favorite cereal? Rice Krispies! Four reasons: 1) They are the main part of Rice Krispy Treats! 2) The SNAP! 3) The CRACKLE 4) And most definately the POP!

3. How often do you eat out? Do you want that to change? Most weeks it is only once and that is on Sunday with the family. No, if I don't watch it, I could spend WAY too much on eating out, cause I love doing it. This week, however would be one of those exceptions. (See 4.)

4. What do you plan on having for dinner tonight? Got a recipe for that? Tonight I ate dinner with my Mom, we talked about school stuff. I had the Texas Fajitas (chicken, beef and shrimp, but I have mine without the chicken.) I don't have a recipe for it but I could probably find one.

5. What's your favorite restaurant? Why? Oh dear, that would be like choosing my favorite Caedmon's Call CD. Can I think about that, Iron Chef is coming on...

Mr. Wright, out!

Posted by Christopher at 11:01 AM

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January 31, 2003
Friday Five XVIII: Heros

1. As a child, who was your favorite superhero/heroine? Why? I was always a fan of Superman. Actually, I think that I was more interested in Lex Luthor. The bad guys are always more interesting.

2. What was one thing you always wanted as a child but never got? I'm sure there were somethings, but at this momment, I cannot remember them. I guess I was really scared by not having them.

3. What's the furthest from home you've been? California or Canada. Not sure.

4. What's one thing you've always wanted to learn but haven't yet? Well not something that that I have always wanted to learn, but I am always wanting to learn more about HTML, program languages, java, Flash, etc. I would also love to learn more about graphic design, and...

5. What are your plans for the weekend? Wasn't this a question recently? Do they just throw this in when they can't think of anything else? AND they always ask it when I have nothing planned. Just finished watching the Borne Identity. Church on Sunday. At some point I should probably start evaluating the reports that my kids turned in today.

Sound off in the comments.

Mr. Wright, out!

Posted by Christopher at 11:50 PM

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January 17, 2003
Friday Five XVII: The Job

1. Where do you currently work? I am a thrid grade teacher at Wyman Elementary School.

2. How many other jobs have you had and where? Oh my, well I have had many jobs. Here are the highlights. McDonalds (everything but front counter), Meremac State Park (kept all the finances, took campground reservations, dealt with angry vacationers during one of the largest flood there), pre-kindergarten summer school aide and then teacher, firework stand worker, babysitter, web page builder, an official at district music contest, receptionist at my church, a second grade teacher, and a motivational speaker for teachers. (That last one I made up.)

3. What do you like best about your job? Working with the kids! The whole reason! As an added bonus, the teachers in my building are top notch. I couldn't imagine a better group.

4. What do you like least about your job? That one is easy! Grading. Eck!

5. What is your dream job? I want to direct pictures! (Theater would be fun too!)

Mr. Wright, out!

Posted by Christopher at 06:26 PM

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January 10, 2003
Friday Five XVI: W, W, W, W

1. Where are you right now? In my apartment in Rolla.

2. What time is it? At the tone, the time will be 5:46 p.m. Beep!

3. What are you wearing? My comfy school clothes. On Fridays we get to dress down, be a bit more casual. Blue jeans and a sweater.

4. Any people or animals around you? Describe them. Well Buffy is looking a little forelorn on my TV. You see there is a demon assassin out to kill here. Angel and Giles have told her to run, but not our Buffy. Wow. I just became depressed.

5. What are your plans for the weekend? Nothing at the momment. May just stay here. Wow. I just got even more depressed.

I think I will go cry.

Mr. Wright, out!

Posted by Christopher at 05:52 PM

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December 06, 2002
Friday Five: XV Snow

Still no Friday Five, even though it is December, however I will use the questions posted at blogs4God. (Thanks MeanDean.)

1. Did you get any snow yesterday? If so, how much? Yesterday? No I don't think it did, but it did snow Tuesday/Wednesday. Around 4 inches which was less than some were perjecting: 6 inches.

2. What is the biggest snow storm you've ever experienced? Not sure about the biggest, but the most dramatic would be the December of my graduation. I almost died trying to get all of my stuff done with my student teaching, there was no way my parents could make it to my graduation ceremony (we now affectionately call that day D-Day. Don't mention it around my mom.), school was cancelled the last whole week I was supposed to be in my student teaching class and I had to up later to say goodbye to them. The whole thing was a mess.

3.What is your favorite snow-time activity? Watching it fall, not getting in it. I hate being wet in clothes.

4.What is the largest snow man you've ever built? What were the circumstances? I've never seriously tried to make one, so it would probably be small.

5. With regards to sledding, do you prefer the old-school American Flyer with metal runners, a poly vinyl plastic wonder, an inner tube, a "liberated" cafeteria tray? Let's see, the "liberated" cafeteria tray would be cheaper, so let's go with that.

Mr. Wright, out!

Posted by Christopher at 07:09 AM

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November 29, 2002
Friday Five XIV: Questions

Is that the Roman Numeral for 14?

I don't know. Anyway, Friday Five is still taking some time off so I am going to do something a little different. You get to help construct the Friday Five, or Six, or Seven, or Eight, or whatever it turns out to be. One of the suggestions from earlier Friday Five was have some more bio info here at the blog, so to that end, I would like you to ask some questions for me to answer at a later date so you can get to know me better. This is designed for my exclusively on-line friends but "off-line" friends can ask questions as well.

Disclaimer: All questions submitted become property of What in Tarntation?!?!? and may be used in other posts and entries. Questions will be answered at the discretion of Mr. Wright, it is possible that not all questions will be answered, and WIT?!?!? can not be held responsible for those questions that remain unanswered. This audience participation entry is void where prohibited. No substitutions permitted. Yadda, yadda, yadda. Blah, blah, blah. Let the questioning begin.

Posted by Christopher at 10:57 PM

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November 22, 2002
Friday Five XIII: Thanksgiving

Still no Friday Five, so I made some questions up.

1. What is your favorite Thanksgiving food? Tie: Stuffing and pumpkin pie with whip cream, or should I say whip cream with some pumpkin pie.

2. What is your normal routine on Thanksgiving? Usually huge lunch with my Mom's side of the family, then a huge dinner with my Dad's side of the family, then usually a movie! In the inbetween times. There are always marathons on TV! It is so hard to choose which one sometimes. This year the schedule has been changed a bit.

3. How many hours do you spend shopping the days after Thanksgiving? Most Thanksgivings, I spend all day, and I do mean all day shopping with my mom. We plan the whole thing out the night before. I always want the first stop to be Best Buy. However, I don't think that I will do that this year.

4. Turkey: white meat or dark meat? Dark baby, yeah!

5. So what are you thankful for? All kinds of things! Family, church, friends, my class, the folks I work with...

Let me know what you think in the comments.

Mr. Wright, out!

Posted by Christopher at 09:58 PM

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November 15, 2002
Friday Five XII: On Vacation

Friday Five is on vacation so I am going to steal Sakamuyo's idea.

Please answer the following questions in the comments.

1. How did you find this place?
2. What's your favorite part of What in Tarnation?!?!?, have you visited any other parts of the site?
3. What would you like to see here? (that isn't here or isn't done well enough)
4. How can I help make your day better? (as long as it doesn't involve money)
5. Other than What in Tarnation?!?!?, what is your favorite internet site?

Thanks!

Mr. Wright, out!

Posted by Christopher at 04:47 PM

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November 08, 2002
Friday Five XI: Elections

1. Did you vote in your last elections? Yes I did. Take a look at Nov. 5th's entry, A Veiw from the Voting Booth for more information.

2. Do you know who your elected representatives are? Most. I have kept up with most. The judges I didn't really know.

3. Have you ever contacted an elected representative? If so, what was it about?Actually I have. I found this sight that is a political action orginization for digital legislation. I sent an e-mail regarding the legislation that would make it legal to for the entertainment industry to hack into my computer and remove any material that they felt was pirated. I got a letter back as well.

4. Have you ever participated in a demonstration? No, they don't really accomplish much. I have walked through a few.

5. Have you ever volunteered in an election? What was the result? No.

Did you grow up in a church in the 80's? Link from Bloggedy Blog.

I have also posted at The Screening Room.
Mr. Wright, out!

Posted by Christopher at 06:04 PM

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November 01, 2002
Friday Five X: Religion

1. Were you raised in a particular religious faith? Yes. Christianity. To be more specific Southern Baptist. I jokingly like to say that I was born in a Baptist hospital, go to church at a Baptist church, got a degree from a Baptist college, and I will die in a Baptist old folks home. However, that is looking less and less likely.

2. Do you still practice that faith? Why or why not? Yes. I have seen too many things, too many lives changed to simply ignore Christ.

3. What do you think happens after death? Well that depends. "Jesus answered, 'I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.'" John 14:6 If you don't know Christ, you don't know God, and then eternity ain't going to be fun.

4. What is your favorite religious ritual (participating in or just observing)? Well I'm not a big fan of rituals to begin with, in the end they just tend to be empty. True experiences with God are cool though! Much of Christmas is ritualistic and I really enjoy Christmas.

5. Do you believe people are basically good? Well I am in the minority on this one it appears, but let's be honest here folks, people are not basically good. If that were the case, my job would be easy and its not. You do not have to teach children to be bad. There is a reason for that, they come by in naturally. So do you have to teach children to be good? You bet! One popular movement in education right now is character education, teaching children what is right and wrong. At Wyman, we have monthly character education assemblies. My classroom discipline policy is built around teaching the kids in my class to be responsible. If people are basically good, why am I spending so much time teaching kids "how to be good?" Gee, I could use all that time to actually teach math and reading and the like if people were basically good. "for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus." Romans 3:23-24

I took the time to read the quite a few Friday Fives this week to see what people believed. Most bloggers that I read where:
-not currently practicing any religion right now.
-Lots of folk like a watered down Christmas once a year.
-EVERY SINGLE blog believed that people are basically good. Talk about the wool being pulled over your eyes.
I would recommend taking a look at a few blogs with this Friday Five. You can find a whole gob of them at http://www.fridayfive.org.

Mr. Wright, out!

Posted by Christopher at 08:15 PM

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October 25, 2002
Friday Five IX: Halloween

1. What is your favorite scary movie? Pyscho is my favorite horror movie. Go with the original instead of these half-baked copycats.

2. What is your favorite Halloween treat? Well it ain't candy corn. My two favorites would be Sixlets (I think that is the name, the little candy coated balls of chocolate) and Blow Pops with the gum in the middle. Cherry would be my favorite flavor.

3. Do you dress up for Halloween? If so, describe your best Halloween costume. Sometimes. If I do, they usually pretty half hearted attempts as you will see in my answer to question number 5. The costume the I remeber and the most clever was my Spaceman Spiff costume, though I did get tired of explaining who I was to people. For those of you who have no clue, Spaceman Spiff was on or the many imaginary alter ego of Calvin, from the very hillarious comic strip Calvin and Hobbes.

4. Do you enjoy going to haunted houses or other spooky events? Well I went to Fright Nights this year. Though the only thing that was frightening was the little roaming pack of cussing junior high girls, "...and you kiss your mother with that mouth!!!!!"

5. Will you dress up for Halloween this year? Yes, as an elementary teacher, my students expect it. This year I will be a secret service agent. The costume will be oddly remincent of my costume last year... a funeral director.

What are you up to this Halloween? Speak out!

Mr. Wright, out!

Posted by Christopher at 10:50 AM

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October 18, 2002
Friday Five VIII: TV

1. How many TVs do you have in your home? Right now, one. The other one is still in the shop and I can't wait to get it back!!!!

2. On average, how much TV do you watch in a week? I hate this question. How does too much sound. Not good enough... I guess right now 12. By the way, the first two casualties of this season has occured. Say good bye to CSI: Miami and Without a Trace. So I guess that is 10 hours.

3. Do you feel that television is bad for young children? With parental supervision, no. We blame our problems on so many other things.

4. What TV shows do you absolutely HAVE to watch, and if you miss them, you're heartbroken? I would actually say that I would not be heartbroken if I missed any show, probably because I know that I will have fifteen million other chances to see it. I get really bummed when I miss 24, The West Wing, Alias, any show by Joss Whedon, and Enterprise.

5. If you had the power to create your own television network, what would your line-up look like? Oh, this question requires too much thought for the time that I have to spend on it.

Mon. 7, Buffy; 8, Angel, 9, Firefly
Tues. 7, Enterprise; 8, The West Wing; 9, 24
Wed. Nothing
Thurs. 7, Smallville; 8, Alias; 9, The Practice
Fri. 7, Ed; 8, Friends; 8:30, Good Eats; 9, Iron Chef
Sat. 7, Monk; 8, Farscape; 9, Boomtown
Sun. Nothing

I will probably have to come back and revise that. Hehe.

Post your answers in the comments.

Mr. Wright, out!

Posted by Christopher at 06:05 PM

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October 11, 2002
Friday Five VII: Tough Choices (With binary answers)

For fun, the answers today are written in binary. Have fun!

1. If you could only choose 1 cd to ever listen to again, what would it be? 01000001001000000100001101100001011001010110010001101101011011110
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Posted by Christopher at 09:57 PM

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October 04, 2002
Friday Five VI: Shoes

1. What size shoe do you wear? Well that would depend on what country I am buying them in and what brand. So I will give a range. 12-13.5, mens.

2. How many pairs of shoes do you own? Mmmm, well let me see... I am going to say four that I regularly wear.

3. What type of shoe do you prefer (boots, sneakers, pumps, etc.)? My two favorite kinds of shoes are 1) the kind that is basically a sock with a sole on them. I love these. In my natural habitat, I am in my socks, so these are the next thing to shoe nirvana for me and 2) I find Doc Martins to be some of the most comfortable shoes that I have ever had on my feet.

4. Describe your favorite pair of shoes. Why are they your favorite? Well I just did in number three. The closest thing to just wearing socks that you can get.

5. What's the most you've spent on one pair of shoes? Nothing over $150. It takes alot of leather to cover my feet!

I forgot to mention in my Wed. Night with the Youth post that they could not identify the Knight Rider Theme Song. How sad.

Mr. Wright, out!

Posted by Christopher at 03:57 PM

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September 27, 2002
Friday Five V: Relaxation

1. What are your favorite ways to relax and unwind? Watching TV is my favorite way to unwind. I also like listening to a latin mass or two, especially a Requim. They have this way of destressing me. Movies work too, as long as they are good movies.

2. What do you do the moment you get home from work/school/errands? Well I usually check my e-mail and then check blogs, but here recently I have been going right to cooking dinner cause I seem to be getting home later and later.

3. What are your favorite aromatherapeutic smells? I have two coffee scented candles that are great! One is burning right now!

4. Do you feel more relaxed with a group of friends or hanging out by yourself? Well, probably alone, but I can feel just at ease with a small group of close friend. But Mr. Wright NEEDS his alone time. He gets about as cranky as not having a good shower if he doesn't get alone time. I get a lot of it right now and I love it! For now anyway.

5. What is something that you feel is relaxing but most people don't? Well the latin mass thing that I mentioned earlier. Requims are about death, so many folks may not think it is relaxing. Sometime I find working on a computer very relaxing, but not lately.

Let me know about your relaxation techniques in the comments.

Mr. Wright, out!

Posted by Christopher at 10:41 PM

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September 13, 2002
Friday Five IV: School

1. What was/is your favorite subject in school? Why? During school it was probably history.

2. Who was your favorite teacher? Why? I liked all of them throughout grade school.

3. What is your favorite memory of school? Piloting the riverboat on a fourth grade field trip.

4. What was your favorite recess game? Four square.

5. What did you hate most about school? Bullies.

Not feeling all that well. Sorry for my breifness.

Mr. Wright, out!

Posted by Christopher at 07:28 PM

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September 06, 2002
Friday Five III: Pet Peeves

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1. What is your biggest pet peeve? Why? People not taking responsibility for their own actions. Oh! That jiggles my jibblets!

2. What irritating habits do you have? Am I the right person to be asking this? Hmm... Well when I start screeching real loud during quiet momments? I'm sure someone will let me know in the Comments if I missed one.

3. Have you tried to change the irritating habits or just let them be? I have tried to change some habits, with limited success. Can't seem to get rid of those dang baby curse words.

4. What grosses you out more than anything else? Why? Johnny-On-The-Spots, PortaPotties, whatever you call them, they are horrible. Why? Quite simple, pooppies and other bodily waste. The only thing that I can imagine being worse (I haven't experienced them) are the famed squatty potties. Let me just say that there is not enough anti-bacterial gel in the world...

5. What one thing can you never see yourself doing that other people do? There are so many things...

I hope next week's list will be better.

Mr. Wright, out!

Posted by Christopher at 07:25 PM

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August 30, 2002
Friday Five II: Clothing

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1. What's your favorite piece of clothing that you currently own? Oh great, its on clothes. I probably should have skipped this one. I dunno, I have several ties that I like.

2. What piece of clothing do you most want to acquire? A straight jacket. I have a student that could use it. Actually a black leather coat, mid length.

3. What piece of clothing can you not bring yourself to get rid of? Why? Nothing that I can think of. I do still have my childhood security blanket, but that is not clothing.

4. What piece of clothing do you look your best in? Dumb question

5. What has been your biggest fashion accident? The one that happens every morning when I get up and get dressed.

Posted by Christopher at 11:04 PM

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August 23, 2002
Friday Five I: Occupation

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I have decided to jump on the bandwagon! The Friday Five are five questions that many blogs post with their answers on... Friday. So here is this week's Friday Five.

1. What is your current occupation? Is this what you chose to be doing at this point in your life? Why or why not? 3rd grade teacher. I definately made this choice, and I feel that it is what I am supposed to be doing.

2. If time/talent/money were no object, what would your dream occupation be? Movie director.

3. What did/do your parents do for a living? Has this had any influence on your career choices? My mother is a teacher. She has taught in 1st, 3rd, 4th, and some college classes. I would say that she was a definate influence, wouldn't you? I grew up at school, before and after hours. My father is a machinist. He also has been an influence with his constant support.

4. Have you ever had to choose between having a career and having a family? Uh, no.

5. In your opinion, what is the easiest job in the world? What is the hardest? Why? I wouldn't be so cocky as to choose the easiest job, or at least one is not popping to mind. Each job probably has its low points, wait, how bout ice cream taste tester? As for the most difficult, I would have to say bus driver, the only thing more difficult is subsitute bus driver.

Share your answers in the comments.

Mr. Wright. out!

Posted by Christopher at 11:11 PM

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