Wednesday, December 13, 2023

Wednesday Hodgepodge

From this Side of the Pond
1. Oxford's Word of the Year for 2023 is 'rizz'. Hmmm...before today had you ever heard the word? Do you know what it means? (Apparently it's short for charisma) Have you ever used the word? If you were in charge of the world, what word would you declare word of the year for 2023?

I have not heard of this word.
X  would be by word of the year.  Elon changed Twitter to X so this is my word.  X stands for the 'unknown' and I feel we are living in the unknown never knowing what to expect anymore.

2. What's one word you tend to abbreviate in your writing or speech? (as in rizz for charisma)


3. Are you a Hallmark movie watcher this time of year? What's your favorite character from a holiday- themed movie, book, or TV special? 

I do watch a few Hallmark movies. My favorite character has been Kristy Swanson.  She was great in the movie, A Christmas Wish.

4. Something you look forward to eating this month? 

I just finished telling a colleague yesterday that I was tired of Christmas food!   I love how my son-in-law smokes ham.  So, I am looking forward to eating smoked ham.

5. What's the most stressful part of the holiday season for you? 

I think I have made a mistake planning this Pennsylvania/New York trip.  I told a friend I was leaving next Saturday when I am leaving this Saturday!!  Being in school till Friday and leaving Saturday. one can say right now I am a bit stressed out considering I haven't baked one thing!  But in the end, it will all be okay.

6. Insert your own random thought here.  

We took our 8th graders to Pigeon Forge Friday.  The students had a great time and were so well behaved.  It was a looong day...leaving school at 7:00 am and returning at 11:pm.  It was a long day!