Sunday, March 29, 2009

A Word from Kelsey

These questions were asked of Kelsey (10 years old) about her mom.

Here are her answers:

1. What is something mom always says to you?
“Kelsey, stop crying!” is what she always says to me at stores when we hear someone else crying. It’s annoying.”

2. What makes mom happy?
“Good grades”

3. What makes mom sad?
“When I do or say something bad”

4. How does your mom make you laugh?
“???????????????? I have no idea!”

5. What was your mom like as a child?
“Red head”

6. How old is your mom?

7. How tall is your mom?
“5’ 8” I asked”

8. What is her favorite thing to do?
“Go on dates , drink, party”

9. What does your mom do when you're not around?
“???????????????????????????? I’m not here!”

10. If your mom becomes famous, what will it be for?
“Cook or teacher”

11. What is your mom really good at?

12. What is your mom not very good at?

13. What does your mom do for her job?
“Teaches teachers”

14. What is your mom's favorite food?
“She told my sister nachos earlier today.”

15. What makes you proud of your mom?
“All the kids in my class love her.”

16. If your mom were a cartoon character, who would she be?
“Courtney off Total Drama Island – she follows all the rules and goofs off at the right time.”

17. What do you and your mom do together?
“School work”

18. How are you and your mom the same?
“We look alike”

19. How are you and your mom different?
“She loves to shop – I hate it.”

20. How do you know your mom loves you?
“She tells me”

21. Where is your mom's favorite place to go?

Thursday, March 26, 2009

An Interview with Myself

My friend, illini_girl posts interviews with herself every now and then. I have always thought that would be fun but never knew the right time. Guess what, Readers - tonight is the night! Here we go ...

Lisa, how are you?
I am OK, but tired. Excited too - Kaitlyn lost her front top tooth!

Why are you tired?
I am on a work trip right now. I dropped the girls off at school on Tuesday morning and headed to the airport. I flew to NYC for some meetings.

Yeah, and?
Well, after meetings in NYC and doing NYC, I took the high-speed train to DC for meetings.

Wow, aren't you just a teacher?

A teacher who got a cool job! So, I left for the train station at 6:15 this morning and it took 3 hours to get to DC. I sat in meetings all day, but with super smart people that I enjoy.

Right. Why are you still so tired?
We had a really good dinner and I chose to stay after to talk with a colleague. We talked about kiddos and special ed and professional development. As I said, I like being with these super smart people.

So, dinner and small talk ended.
Yep. There is a hotel that my work has an agreement with that I have to stay in when I am in DC. It's fine. Kind of art deco. Except, I am not staying there tonight.

Are you staying with your colleagues at the Capitol Hilton?
Um, no. I ended up in Georgetown.

Come again?
I got to my approved hotel around 10:15. The manager met me at the door and walked me to the desk. He welcomed me back (I have been there before). Then he told me that there was no room for me there tonight. The agreement is a suite upgrade, not no room! Apparently, there was a flood at the hotel, so they called around to find me a place to stay. It's the Cherry Blossom Festival this weekend so rooms are hard to come by. Therefore, I am in Georgetown.

You got in a cab and went to an unknown hotel?

A bit different than that. The bellhop from the first hotel took me in his own car. I was so in shock by all of this that I couldn't even stop to think about any of this. My luggage went in the backseat with his 2 kids car seats. So, here I sit in Georgetown.

What is your room like?

I guess you could call it a suite. But it's not. It's kind of like an apartment. With a kitchenette. I have photos.

Where are they?
I'm tired, remember? Look for them this weekend.

That's quite a story!
I know! I am glad I could share with you. I wish someone was with me to see all of this too!

I hope you all have a good night. Stay tuned for the rest of the story.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Clever Song Titles

Using only song names from ONE ARTIST, cleverly answer these questions. Try not to repeat a song title.

My artist: John Mayer

Are you male or female: Daughters
Describe yourself: Slow Dancing In a Burning Room
How do you feel about yourself: I Don't Trust Myself (With Loving You)
Describe where you currently live: In Your Atmosphere
If you could go anywhere, where would you go: Out of My Mind
Your best friends are: The Heart of Life
Your favorite color is: Bold As Love
What's the weather like: In Repair
If your life were a TV show, what would it be called? Dreaming With a Broken Heart
What is life to you: Free Fallin'
What is the best advice you have to give: Your Body Is a Wonderland
If you could change your name, what would it be: My Stupid Mouth
Your favorite food is: No Such Thing

Friday, March 20, 2009


I am testing the posting options. Stay tuned!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Dear Readers

Dear Readers -

I was in a meeting for work the other day and we were talking about blogs, their use, and some "rules" associated with blogs. Come to find out - I break all sorts of rules! So, this post is an apology to you. First of all, we were told that blog posts should come almost daily so readers don't get bored or leave. Well, I have so many unwritten blog posts, it's unbelievable! Also, it was mentioned that I should personally respond to all comments on the blog so readers feel welcomed and they want to comment more. I think I am guilty of not doing that either.

Well, I know the rules now and I promise to do better!

Thanks, Loyal Readers.