Renee and I met while commenting at Leanne Shirtliffe’s blog Ironic Mom. Renee was hilarious and smart and quoting song lyrics; pretty much the three qualities I look for in a crush. Of course I followed her home to Lessons from Teachers and Twits and I’ve been hanging there ever since.
Then, a few weeks ago, Renee contacted me to say I’d unwittingly (the adverb to which I aspire most) left her a comment closest to the time and date she’d published her first post.
She led with YOU COULD BE A WINNER; and before she’d finished adding, “If you’re game,” I’d already said YES YES YES!
(I can’t play hard to get, it seems. Plus, the last time I received a prize I was eleven and I’d called a radio station to scream, “The Mighty Six-Ninety Plays Better Music!” on the air. I was the 69th caller so the station sent me a copy of The Police’s album Zenyatta Mondatta. In other words, I was overdue for a win.)
So. The uber-generous Renee sent me a book (We English teachers love that kind of thing. You know. Reading); and all I had to do was read (yes yes yes) and let the book inspire an (unwittingly) insightful post.
And now, allow me to admit this is my Dream. Come. True.
I know. There are people who (wittingly) get paid to do stuff like read and write about books; but I’m not one of these people. So help fulfill my fantasy and come check me out at Lessons from Teachers and Twits.
Then look around the place and learn a thing or two about Renee. (Hilarious. Smart. Song lyrics. Yes.)
Go now to receive an A+. Go later and I’ll probably still float you an A- (Remember. Not hard to get.)
For extra credit, consider leaving a comment and I promise not to keep you after class.
It is, after all, summer vacation.