Friday, June 29, 2012

What Goes Ha-Ha-Ha Plop?



We all crave attention.  Come on it’s true.  We crave it so much we blog.  We teach.  We sometimes make fools of ourselves, but we always crave attention.  That’s why I love teaching…It’s a constant audience for me.  I love it when my owlets laugh at my jokes or tell me that I have the best ideas in the whole world, or that they love it when I sing “opera style!”  I love it when another blogger notices me and gives me an award!  Thank you Sara!  You are now over 100!
I love  Sara's owl and her blog! Go
like her...You'll be glad you did!
 I have always enjoyed being in the limelight.  At an early age I thought I’d like to be a stand-up comedian.  Seriously.  My favorite joke?  What goes ha-ha-ha plop?  Read on I’ll tell you the punch line later. If I tell you now you’ll laugh so hard that you won’t be able to read through this post… I don’t want to lose my audience.  I did lose my audience once.  When I was four years old my sister was born.  She was much cuter than I was.  I was supposed to be the baby, but that only lasted four years before number six child showed up.  There are five people out there who look a lot like me, talk a lot like me and who I love to entertain.  I can actually thank my little sister today for contributing to the person I am.  I had to work harder to be noticed when all that cuteness was around.

I always thought I’d like to be a motivational speaker.  I’m not sure what I’d motivate people to do, though.  Maybe remove wallpaper from walls.  I’ve gotten pretty good at it and actually enjoy it because I get to listen to my thoughts very well when I’m all alone in my house doing it.  My kids don’t want to be anywhere around because I can’t motivate them to help me get the job done.  I can’t even motivate them to clean their rooms. 

Maybe I could motivate people to cook delicious meals.  I have a couple “go to” recipes that my family love so much that they invite people over so I’ll be motivated to cook them.  I even have a signature dish.  It’s called “Jenny Chicken” It’s actually called Spicy Chinese Chicken Fettuccine, but it’s easier to just say Jenny Chicken!  I made it last night for company, so it’s on my mind.  I’m only sharing it with you. Shhh…Don’t tell the others.
Click the picture to get the recipe!

Perhaps I’ll motivate people to go out and look at birds.  Wait a second. I already do that!  I love taking groups of people on bird walks.  I even have a blog devoted to birds or other things natural. I started watching birds at the age of 6 months.  I would take all my toys out of the toy box, crawl into the box and look at an old bird guide of my mom’s.  Yes, birding is an inherited disorder! Everyone in my family loves a good bird!

As you can tell I love attention that’s why I felt so honored when I was awarded the Versatile Blogger Award.  Thank you, Sara for bestowing this honor on me and giving me a chance to share seven random things about myself. 

  Did you pick the seven random facts out?
1.         1. I love to sing  2.  I wanted to be a comedian when I was little.  3.  I am the fifth of six children.  4.  I love wallpaper removal 5. I like to cook for company. 6. I love birds. 7. The answer to my favorite joke…A man laughing his head off!!  Now quit laughing, you don't want your head to fall off, and check out these blogs I’m passing on the Versitle Blog Award to:
         Renonda @ Snickety ThingsLaurie @   
     Joy @Jemineye 2012


Jodi @ Fun in First         Dana @ 









Cherie @



Kimberly @   Chrissy @  
Lisa @     Teaching Little Miracles@       
   and Marsha @ http://marshadeboer.blogspot.com/


    I'm stopping at eleven!  Here are the rules...Schools out so follow any of them you would like to!
1. Thank the blogger who nominated you.
2. Include a link to their blog.
3. Include the award image in your post.
4. Give 7 random facts about yourself.
5. Nominate 15 other bloggers for the award.
6. When nominating, include a link to their blog.
7. Let other bloggers know they've been nominated.
Thanks again, Sara...I'm feeling very honored!!

28 comments:

  1. Aww, thanks for the award!! :) I appreciate it!!!
    Lisa
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

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    1. You are welcome...I really enjoy reading your blog!
      Jenny

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    1. Thank you, Tammy! It was fun to write!
      Jenny

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  3. I think teaching very much takes stand-up comedian skills. You have to have good timing, if you're losing your audience you have to change your approach and have to know how to handle hecklers! :)

    NotJustChild'sPlay

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    1. I agree! You do have to be careful. Your audience has high expectations!
      Jenny

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  4. Congratulations on your award. Your chicken dish looks yummy! =)

    Heather
    Heather's Heart

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    1. Try it Heather...It tastes even better than it looks! Watch out! If my kids know you're making it, you'll have company!
      Jenny

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  5. Congrats on your award! I'm your newest follower:)
    Maribel
    Learninginwonderland.com

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    1. I can't wait to come check out your blog. Thanks for following!
      Jenny

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    1. Thank you, Renonda for being such a good friend!
      Jenny

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  7. Very fun post! I think you could have been a stand up comic! I'll have to share your joke with my 9 year old, she'll love it!

    Kelly @ I'm Not Your Grandpa, I'm Your Teacher

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    1. I laughed the whole time I wrote it. I have a constant blog post running through my head and sometimes I have to write it down! I was probably 9 when I heard that joke. Another favorite is, "Why did the toilet paper roll down the hill?" Let me know if you want to know the punch-line!
      Jenny

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  8. Jenny, remember when seven people at the dinner table would groan when you started to tell a joke and then when you finished try in silence to figure out why you thought it was funny? Practice really DOES make perfect! xooox

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    1. I have made some improvements over the years, but sometimes I'm still the only one laughing at my jokes! Love you!
      Jenny

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  9. Thanks for the award! I love it! And I love your post! I was laughing all the way through! :D I think we have similar blogginality! (blog personality if you didn't catch that har har har)

    Cherie
    The {mis}adventures of first grade

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    1. You are welcome! I love your blog, so I'm taking the idea of our similar blogginalities as a compliment...Thank you!
      Jenny

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  10. I LOVE this post!!! You really caught my attention with the title, then you had me cracking up throughout! I think that's why I love teaching, too, I have a wonderful, captive audience to entertain! Love the joke, hahahaha...oops almost lost my head there for a minute. :) Congratulations!

    Stacey
    3rd Grade Times

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    1. I love your quick wit! Thank you for the laugh...I love to laugh, but not too hard!
      Jenny

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  11. I nominated you for a One Lovely Blog Award. Come over to my blog and pick up your award! Thanks for all of you inpiration.
    Carole Dawn
    www.kindergartencafeteria.blogspot.com

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    1. THANK YOU! I feel so blessed by comments and when they come with an award...Wow!
      Jenny

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  12. Love your blog! I'm your newest follower :)

    ~Steph

    The Quirky Apple

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    1. I can't wait to visit you! I love the name of your blog!
      Jenny

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  13. This post was a hoot! LOL What is the name of the bird in the picture? My neighbor is an avid bird watcher and photographer and he's taught my boys so much! I'm your newest follower! Lauren
    Teacher Mom of 3

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    1. That bird is one of my favorites and your neighbor would love to his picture. He is a male Pileated Woodpecker. They are very elusive. On this particular day he was defending his territory from another male. I was able to get both their pictures, but this was my favorite because you don't see them on the ground very often. They make HUGE rectangular holes in trees. Thanks for asking...I love talking about birds! I'm glad we're following each other!
      Jenny

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  14. You know I've been behind in my blogging and thought you'd get one over on me, eh? Well, only for a few days! Thanks for the nod, but I'll have trouble coming up with 15 (I don't even follow that many blogs yet!). Loved the post, and the joke made me groan AND laugh. Silly girl!

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  15. Thank you for the award!!! My first award- yeah! I am loving your blog:)

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