Wednesday, September 21, 2011

A to Z of M and D

This lovely little set of questions has been floating around the blogosphere as of late. There are 26 questions, each starting with the next letter of the alphabet. Fun idea! I answered the questions myself, and then I asked Daniel to answer them too. So here you have it: "The A to Z of M and D." Pretty catchy, no?

Age: 21
Bed Size: Queen
Chore that you hate: DISHES!!!!
Dogs: Allergic :(
Essential start to your day: Cereal
Favorite color: Orange
Gold or Silver: Silver
Height: 5'5"
Instruments you play: Kind of the piano.
Job title: Tutor/Student/Student Teacher
Kids: None
Live: Salt Lake City, UT
Mother’s Maden Name: Peterson
Nicknames: Mandy, M, Mandel, Dandel, Manders, MJ
Overnight hospital stays: None! Lucky me!
Pet peeves: Rudeness
Quote from a movie or tv show: "In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun." - Mary Poppins
Righty or Lefty: Right
Siblings: 2 brothers, 1 sister
Time you wake up: 6 am *gag*
Underwear: What about it, exactly?
Vegetable you hate: Peas, except I eat them anyway
What makes you run late: Everything. Waking up late, leaving things until the last minute, my hair, or my husband...
X-Rays You’ve Had: Arm, chest, neck, teeth.
Yummy food you make: I make a darn good panini! In fact, I thought I invented it.
Zoo Animal: Hippopotamus!

Age: 24
Bed Size: Queen
Chores that you hate: Cleaning toilets
Dogs: Golden retriever
Essential start to your day: A bottle of water
Favorite color: Blue
Gold or Silver: Gold
Height: 6'5"
Instruments you play: Guitar, and piano (sort of)
Job title: Data Analyst/Student
Kids: None
Live: Salt Lake City, UT
Mother’s Maden Name: Matsen
Nicknames: Dan, D, Dan the Man, D-Day, Sor, Sor-daddy, DLove, Danny Boy, Danny, Danielson
Overnight hospital stays: None
Pet peeves: Misunderstanding
Quote from a movie or tv show: "If you're good at something, never do it for free." - Joker (Dark Knight)
Righty or Lefty: Both. I write with my right, and play sports with my left. Except basketball and bowling.
Siblings: 2 brothers, 2 sisters
Time you wake up: 6:00 AM
Underwear: Yes.
Vegetable you hate: Where should I begin? Asparagus, artichokes, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, green beans, beets, zucchini, and squash.
What makes you run late: My wife and her hair.
X-Rays You’ve Had: Head, knee, ankle, wrist and teeth. 
Yummy food you make: Grilled chicken
Zoo Animal: Penguin

What are your A-Z answers?

Friday, September 16, 2011

Confessions of a Teacher-in-Training: a conversation with a student

I had this conversation with one of my students today.

Breanna: Mrs. Sorensen, why are you wearing makeup today?
Me: Well, I wear make up every day.
Breanna: No you don't. I've never seen you wear makeup before.
Me: Oh...really? Because I put on the same
Breanna: Nope. You never wear it. But it looks nice.
Me: ...Thanks.
(another student walks up)
Jared: Mrs. Sorensen, did you know makeup is made out of bat poo?
Me: ..... (speechless)
Jared: But don't worry. I'm sure they purify it or something.
Me: Thanks, Jared.

And...yep. That pretty much sums up this week for me.

Thursday, September 8, 2011


I'm way behind on blogging, but here are a few thoughts for your Thursday just to let you know I'm still alive over here.

1. This post I wrote a few semesters ago is so relevant to my life right now. I think look like that walking around campus, and the seatbelt thing happens every day.
2. Speaking of campus, I've realized I definitely prefer night classes.
3. Water balloon volleyball with my 6th graders this week was the most fun ever.
4. I am so grateful for my mom this week. She is so good to me.
5. Daniel left town for a week to go elk hunting, and I pretty much don't know what to do with myself.
6. Speaking of elk hunting, you do not want to know how they get the giant elk back to the truck after they shoot it. That is the last time I listen in on conversations between Daniel and his father.
7. Kimi and I are going to the Spa tomorrow! Hooray!
8. My apartment is a general disaster right now.
9. I just got off the phone with Lauren, and she is probably the most adorable person ever.
10. Lots of people think home cold remedies are sketchy, but I am a total believer! This worked for me the past three times I've had a cold, including this week: Drink TONS of liquids (especially water and drinks with vitamin C), eat vitamin C tablets, eat everything you can get your hands on that also contains vitamin C, and actually go to bed early. My colds are much less severe, and they go away in like three days. No lie!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

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