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Why Kevil is Here

profileOk, I have an assignment. My teacher brain perks up and I constantly remind myself that I need to set a good example. Have a clear beginning, middle, and end…tell me what you’re going to tell me – tell me – tell me what you told me. I have to do my best because Andrea will bleed red all over my paper. Actually, she will just tell me it was riddled with mistakes and then fix them – I’m the bleeder. So here it goes.

I’m going to tell you why I’m here. Not here in the metaphysical sense or the obvious (my parents had sex at least once) but here – blogging. There are several reasons really, but the most importantly is because my best friend wanted me. That’s a huge honor because writing is her thing and I’m pretty sure I’m the loose cannon in this relationship. I always thought blogging was like a virtual journal and I’ve never been one to keep up with something like that. For years my friends have said that I need to write a book. Again, writing is not my thing, but I do have volumes of ridiculous antics I’ve pulled with my children, my students, my family, and myself. Lately I’ve enjoyed using other people’s blogs as information (I love me some crafts) or humorous kinship. I’m definitely a math person but I am also a story teller. It’s much better in person because the wild sound effects and body language are definite enhancers (and kind of my trademark), but I can ramble with the best of them and hope that you get the picture. I really have no clue what I’m doing or if I’m doing it right, but I figure the more I talk the more material I’ll have and the more content there is to edit to actually have a product. I know what I like to see and read and think to myself, “would I read me?” Maybe my best bet is to keep it short, sweet, and to the point. Well, I guess this is a learning curve. I’ll let Andrea and you people guide me in that direction.

So now that I’m here, what do I want to accomplish? I just want to share. Share some crafts, some recipes, some laughs. I want to have a group of people that I can get together with and not feel obliged to shower and actually go out in public to hang out with. It’s perfect really, I don’t have to pencil anyone in and I won’t be late. I can keep the people around that have similar interests and think I’m almost as funny as I think I am and I won’t be tempted to pay for everyone’s drinks when I drink too much (my husband will appreciate that). Plus I can delete the people that roll their eyes at me – just like I do in real life.

Success and how to measure it. Of course my brain gets teacher-y again and I think of how I can assess my progress – should it be formative or evaluative? Will I need to fill out pages of answers that no one ever really reads and determine how I’m going to spend my summers coming up with new ways to make myself better? The education system has really honed the brainwashing technique… No, I think I’ll revert back to middle school and go with how many friends I have. Life is a popularity contest. The more people that actually read my endless ramblings the higher I score. That’s for me personally. The real goal is for my best friend to use this as an outlet or springboard to get her books published, and for her to encourage one (or more) of my children to write a book. I can only tell the stories from my perspective – I know that their side of things are drastically different, but equally as entertaining.

So in conclusion (I probably wasn’t supposed come right out and say “this is my conclusion”…I told you I wasn’t good at English Language Arts formalities), I know why I’m here, I’ll figure out what I’m doing along the way, and I just want everyone to laugh and have fun and pour another drink!

One comment on “Why Kevil is Here

  1. afternoonofsundries
    August 2, 2014

    I have enjoyed your blog posts very much and nominated you for the versatile blogger award and the sunshine blogger award. I especially feel some parallels with your last post. I am Christian but where I live, I am a heathen. It grates when people decide to treat you differently on something that is a personal choice.

    But here is the link to the award post : http://afternoonofsundries.wordpress.com/2014/08/02/oh-wow-thank-you-so-much/

    and of course you don’t have to do this 🙂

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