Paul Cancellieri is on a small list of education bloggers I've consistently followed for the past three plus years.  He tagged me in an edublogosphere meme #MoreHomework.  I've never done one of these before, so here we go on the maiden voyage:

First, I need to share 11 random facts about me that you probably don’t already know.

  1. As a teenager, one of my jobs for nearly a year was working with local law enforcement doing tobacco compliance checks.
  2. I celebrated my 21st birthday by....running 21 miles during the day.
  3. My wife and I ran across the Golden Gate Bridge and back during our first visit to San Francisco several years ago.
  4. I've completed coursework at two of Iowa's three public universities.  Ironically, the university I have lived closest to nearly all of my life to is the one I've never attended.
  5. I co-led a one week mission trip to Haiti during college.
  6. Once a month, I serve as a sound technician at our church.
  7. In my younger years, I spent many hours playing the computer game, SimCity.
  8. I have not read any of the Lord of the Rings books (nor seen the movies).
  9. My favorite movie is The Truman Show.
  10. It's been at least twelve years since I've read a fiction book.
  11. When I was in college, my sister and I co-hosted a show, "Townsley Time," on the campus radio station.
Next, Paul had 11 specific questions for me to answer.
  1. If you could teach anywhere in the world (other than your current location), where would it be?  I think I'd enjoy teaching in Scotland.
  2. Superman, Batman, Spiderman, or Green Lantern?  Why?  Batman is the only one I've followed.
  3. What is your favorite comedy movie of all time?  Jim Carrey was in The Truman Show.  Does it count as a comedy?
  4. Would you rather have the super power of invisibility or flying?  Flying would make travel immensely more enjoyable.
  5. If you could drink milkshakes with any person, living or dead, real or fictional, who would it be?  Ross Perot (with or without the flip charts)
  6. Favorite dipping sauce? Ranch
  7. What one quality is your greatest asset?  During the past year, several people have expressed their appreciation for my ability to follow through with tasks.
  8. Put in order of most awesome to least: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, The Lone Ranger, Walker Texas Ranger, Galaxy Rangers, Army Rangers.  The Lone Range, Walker Texas Ranger, Mighy Morphin Powe Rangers, Galaxy Rangers, Army Rangers.  (I hadn't heard of over half of these)
  9. What is the best way to reduce the number of school shootings in the United States?  I am not sure the solution lies solely within schools or with gun control.  I don't think it is arming school administrators either.   I don't have a real good answer for this one.
  10. What mobile app do you use the most often? Gmail on my phone.
  11. On a scale of 1 to 10, how dope do you dance The Robot?  1 for sure.

Now, I come up with 11 questions for others to answer.
  1. What book written prior to 1990 has influenced your professional growth as an educator the most?
  2. Why did you decide to start blogging?
  3. Which educational author do you disagree with the most?
  4. What is your favorite fast food joint?
  5. When was the last time you told someone you loved them?
  6. What is most picturesque place you've visited? (Extra credit if you share a visual)
  7. What is your favorite holiday song?
  8. What was the last book you read?
  9. If you could work any job outside of education, what would it be?
  10. Android or iOS?
  11. What was the first computer you owned?  (Double extra credit for visuals)
Here are the 11 bloggers I nominate to continue the More Homework meme.
Here’s how it works:
  1. Acknowledge the nominating blogger.
  2. Share 11 random facts about yourself.
  3. Answer the 11 questions the nominating blogger has created for you.
  4. Post 11 questions for the bloggers you nominate to answer.
  5. List 11 bloggers, and let all the bloggers know they have been nominated. Don’t nominate a blogger who has nominated you.
  6. Post back here with a link after you write this. Go on, you have homework to do.