Monday, July 13, 2015

The Good. The Random. The Fun. v. 28

The Good: 
My cousin Lori was in town for a conference and we were able to grab dinner, so great to see her, it'd been too long!

The Random:
In grad school we had to do curriculum maps for everything. I haven't made one in ages, but this past week I did a summer institute working on a chunk of curriculum I needed to rewrite and going back to my maps helped me SO much. Putting the degree to good use.

The Fun: 
Chris Colfer, from Glee, write books now. His latest came out this week and my local book shop was doing a signing. So I channeled my inner fan girl, stood in line for 2 hours, and got my copy autographed!


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18 thoughts on the matter:

Dina Lettre said... {Reply} his "autograph"... :) Glad you could spend some fun time with your cousin!

Bekah said... {Reply}

I did not realize until I read your post that I have never actually gone to a book signing! WHAT?!?! I have had books signed at events, but I've never gone to stand in a long line at a store for an actual signing. I feel like I'm not a real book lover now! :)

New item on the list to accomplish...

jandi said... {Reply}

You and your cousin look SO similar! Ha! Love the 'inner fan girl'!

Carol Blackburn said... {Reply}

Isn't it wonderful to have a close cousin like that. I had one growing up but we are far apart now. Cherish those times together. Have a great week.

Kathy McB said... {Reply}

Chris Colfer sure can perform BUT...he needs some work on his penmanship! :). I was listening to him being interviewed on Sirius EW last week about his writing. What a multi talented man he is!

Nicki said... {Reply}

Wait, THAT is his signature? All that creativity and THAT is the best he could come up with. Girl, I could have saved you time in line and done a couple swirles. lol! Very talented young man and I miss the early Glee days (in part for the mesh-ups, in part for when my youngest thought it was 'da-bomb).

Maureen @ Josephina Ballerina said... {Reply}

Hey Tamar!
Random thought-osity:
1. In close up pix you look very, very young. Wow. And very pretty.
2. Worth standing in line to support local book store.
3. His signature. R i i i g t t.... Although I must say people look at mine and exclaim, THAT'S your signature? Why, yes. Didn't you just see me write it? I have very fine printing, you see. And a scrawl of a sig from 30 years as an RN.
4. Aren't cousins great?
5. :) m & jb

Dara @ Not In Jersey said... {Reply}

you and your cousin look like sisters.
you could have faked that signature and saved time! just kidding. :)

Chere Mama said... {Reply}

I LOVE your curriculum maps!

Kim Cunningham said... {Reply}

Can't deny those family genes!I saw those books on display at B&N last week, and they caught my eye for the kiddos! We will give them a go!

Linda Kay said... {Reply}

Looks like he should have been a doctor or a minister...their handwriting is usually unique. You and your cousin share some traits for sure. Glad you had a good time together.

Anonymous said... {Reply}

I can't believe how much the cousins look two could of been sisters! Happy Monday!

Adrienne said... {Reply}

I've enjoyed hearing Chris interviewed about this book - very inspiring to see another aspect of his talent come to life! Speaking of inspiring, your work for your kiddos continues to really impress me!

Patrick weseman said... {Reply}

Wow, two hours in line for an autographed book. I think I have spent two hours total in my last six autographed book sessions but it is very cool that you got it. Nice.

Anonymous said... {Reply}

Don't know if my comment got through ...
The resemblance of you and your cousin is unmistaken! I don't think I have the patience of your inner girl:) Happy week!

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said... {Reply}

Looks like so much fun! Always fun to grab a dinner with your cousin!

aspiritofsimplicity said... {Reply}

I was never a big Glee fan. But it's great when you get to see someone you are a fan of! sounds like you had a great week.

packmom said... {Reply}

How fun to go to a book signing. That has something I have never done. It's also nice when you can apply what you learned in school to real-life. It's wonderful to know the education actually pays off. Great work!