Amy Balling

Teacher in Williamsville, New York

Amy Balling

Teacher in Williamsville, New York

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My birthday is on the longest day of the year; the summer solstice; June 21st.

I have a paint by number wall in my house that guests paint when they visit.

The only food I hate is bananas but I love banana flavored candy.

I almost became an art teacher instead of a biology teacher.

I once had a piece of my artwork at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC.

I go to bed by 9:30 most nights.

I love backpacking and met my husband in the backpacking club in college.

I have been known to saw the handle off of my toothbrush just to lighten up my backpack.

My favorite movie is "Life is Beautiful" but I will never watch it again.

My favorite job ever was as a lifeguard in college.

I didn't learn to swim with my face in the water until I was 16 and I joined the high school swim team.

I have 2 little boys and a cat named "Princess Leia."

My best Christmas present ever: a closet organizer.

I once met President Jimmy Carter and shook his hand.

When I was 7 I used to record songs from the radio onto my cassette player and pretend I had my own radio station "WAMY."

I am terrified of ferris wheels.

I once spent an entire summer playing "The Legend of Zelda."

I took the school bus all 4 years of high school.

I carry Sriracha hot sauce almost everywhere I go.