July 24, 2009

Me - In a Word

So I found this on another Jen's blog (there are so many of us, after all) and wanted to do it too. The trick is that you can only answer with one word. Leave a comment if you add it to your blog and I'll come and visit. (c:

1. Where is your cell phone? purse

2. Your hair? ponytail

3. Your mother? Momma

4. Your father? Daddy

5. Your favorite food? Chinese

6. Your dream last night? forgotten

7. Your favorite drink? tea

8. Your dream/goal? teach

9. What room are you in? office

10. Your hobby? web

11. Your fear? dark

12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? teaching

13. Where were you last night? here

14. Something that you aren’t? skinny

15. Muffins? banana

16. Wish list item? house

17. Where did you grow up? Oklahoma

18. Last thing you did? pack

19. What are you wearing? clothes

20. Your TV? off

21. Your pets? traveling

22. Friends? world-wide (yes, it is too one word, it's just hyphenated)

23. Your life? busy

24. Your mood? nervous

25. Missing someone? sometimes

26. Vehicle? cute

27. Something you’re not wearing? shoes

28. Your favorite store? teachers'

29. Your favorite color? purple

30. When was the last time you laughed? today

31. Last time you cried? week

32. Your best friend? Joe

33. One place that I go to over and over? library

34. One person who emails me regularly? Jeanne

35. Favorite place to eat? Chinese

Sometimes You Just Can't Win

Normally I don't post about politics or current events, however, I feel almost outraged about the current goings-on with the Cambridge police. Have you read the article? Apparently some nosy neighbor of a "Harvard scholar" called the police when she saw what she thought were two guys trying to break in. Two guys with backpacks trying to break down the door. Now, you be the judge, does that sound like, oops, my door is jammed to you or would you automatically think the home of your neighbor who had been out of the country was getting broken into? I, friends, would presume the latter, and apparently so did this woman. Now, to make matters worse, after the police showed up they wanted proof that the guy belonged there and the man got all upset. Not just a little upset, but enough to get himself arrested. Really, how hard is it to pull out your ID and say, sorry for the misunderstanding, officer, but this is my home. Apparently it's too tough for a Harvard professor. The part in all this that really upsets me is the fact that the president - who is apparently friends with this guy - said that the actions of the police were "stupid". Um, really? Stupid? Charges weren't even filed and dare I repeat myself, but all the guy had to do was be civil and show proof of ID. In my opinion, it's pretty poor leadership to publicly attack a city's police department when your friend gets himself into trouble. The photo with this post is of the responding officer Sgt. James Crowley as the media ask him questions at his home.