Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Versatile Blogger Award and Meme Invitation

How nice for Chrissy to include me in this fun meme~!


Here we go, S-E-V-E-N things you may not know about me:

1)  My name is Michaele, pronounced "My-kul," like Michael Jordan.  It's NOT **Michelle**  (Yes I'm sure, and no, my parents didn't want a boy.)

2)  I prefer to wear men's watches, big, clunky, and loose on my wrist like a bracelet.  I'm often told "Oh, Mrs. Sommerville, be careful, your watch isn't clasped, it's going to fall off" by eagle-eyed parents and colleagues.

3)  I miss pile carpeting for the sole reason that I'm addicted to the carpet tracks created by a fresh vacuuming.

4)  The fingernails are ~real~.  I highly recommend this topcoat product found at Sally Beauty stores:


5)  My favorite Muppet is the Ma-Nah-Ma-Nah Guy.

6)  I'm not a big fan of people who WON'T share.  Might be a kindergarten-teacher-thing.

7)  Along with forty other teachers, I was recently honored as a Kansas Teacher of the Year Nominee, proudly representing my school district, colleagues, Super Stars, and their families:


The funny thing about the banquet?  I forgot to wear a watch.  Turns out all nominees were given one (with an apple on the face of course!) in recognition of their dedication to teaching.  It's the first women's watch I've owned in over a decade, and with the leather strap, it's anything BUT loose.

I guess people won't have to worry about me losing my watch now!

Chrissy tagged so many of the bloggers that I would have chosen to participate in this meme, so instead of redundantly requesting that they play along, let me issue an open invitation to you, dear readers:  I'd love to learn more about you, and would very much like to visit your blog!  Grab/copy the badge above, write your post, and then link back by commenting on this post so we can all come visit.


  1. Congratulations on the Kansas Teacher of the Year Nomination! Kindergarten teachers are very very special.

  2. I've enjoyed following your blog for quite some time now, Michaele, and loved reading this post! I took you seriously, and am linking my blog where I have posted my own Seven Things list. I look forward to reading what others have to say!


  3. My middle name is Mychal!! :) My mom and dad loved the biblical name, and my mom had a friend named Mikey :) (A girl) BEAUTIFUL name!! :)

  4. Congratulations to you and I hope that you are having a great school year!


As always, thank you for your comments, tips, suggestions and questions!