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Hello and thank you for stopping by to check out my bio. I recently moved to Southern CA from beautiful Victor, CO-Population 450 Elevation 9696 and I'm lovin' CA. The weather is lovely and the people are divine for the most part.

My husband and I won a car on Let's Make a Deal.  If you'd like to see our clip...here it is...

I have been married to my wonderful husband, KJ, for 13 years now.  We have a great Siamese cat, Tiki (named after Tiki Barber-Retired Giants RB).  And, yes, I love football-Go Broncos!!!

I decided to type out my “official” bucket list.  Some of the items on the list are…

*Go skydiving
*Jog a mile without stopping
*Watch a live fight (boxing) in Vegas
*Perform a standup comedy act
*Go to Carnival in Rio de Janeiro
*Volunteer at a homeless shelter on Thanksgiving
*Memorize the symbols of all elements on the periodic *Pay for a random person's groceries
*Learn to belly dance
*Play one $500 hand of blackjack
*Come up with my own personal theme song
*Jump into a pool in an evening gown and stilettos

I joined poetry soup because I love poetry and I also had a goal (on my list) to win at least 3rd place in a poetry contest.  Thanks to Paula Swanson, I was able to cross that one off with a 1st Place win in her Yard Sale Contest.  I decided that since the poetrysoup gang is so warmhearted, I wanted to hang out here for good :)



Help from parents/teachers/aunts/etc. of 6-8 year olds


Blog Posted:11/21/2011 11:57:00 PM

Hi guys :)

I just have a simple question...Do kids aged 6-8 know who Bill Gates is?  If you have a child that age or better yet, if you teach a room of them, will you ask them and let me know?

A nice gentleman in my writer's group is writing his first children's book and he never had kids so he admittedly doesn't know much about kids.  He used an analogy about Warren Buffet in his book and he admitted kids would not know who he is (I agree!)...but I told him that all kids know Warren’s BFF, Bill Gates.   Everyone disputed this and said that kids that age do not know who he is...and that only kids 10 years old and older would know the Microsoft icon.

So, will you guys settle this for me?  Who is right?

Thanks kindly for your help :)

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  1. Date: 11/22/2011 8:58:00 PM
    well..i have nothing silly to say..i want to.. but Bill Gates.. has his fans... I plead the 5th... and i'll be one of them kids... who does not know...Who he is... take care,..p.d.

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  1. Date: 11/22/2011 2:51:00 PM
    Thanks Cory :) Carolyn-Are you talking about people out in 'them woods'? :) Thanks hon for your comment and happy Thanksgiving to you too! Chris you lil smart a$$ :) Love it! Well...this is setting in and I hate to be wrong but it's bound to happen ocasionally :) Anyone else? Please give me more input :)

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  1. Date: 11/22/2011 2:06:00 PM
    Who is Bill Gates? Wot is this Microsoft?? Is this to do with the American electoral system? Can I please have some extra chocolate chip crunchies on my ice cream!?

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  1. Date: 11/22/2011 1:34:00 PM
    Natalie, I don't have children, but I do know some adults who haven't heard of either Buffet or Gates. How they manage to stay clueless mystifies me. Happy Thanksgiving! Love, Carolyn

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  1. Date: 11/22/2011 1:13:00 PM
    my 8 yr old daughter doesn't know who bill gates is. cory

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  1. Date: 11/22/2011 11:05:00 AM
    Thanks Andrea-If you get a chance to ask him...please do so. I bet if we asked the kids who Lil Wayne, TI and Yo Gotti were, they'd know :) If anyone else can help...I have until Monday to find out so please feel free to respond :)

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  1. Date: 11/22/2011 9:43:00 AM
    I have a nine year old grandson. the other day we asked him, "who is the teacher's pet at your school? is it you?" Our grandson answered by giving the name of a hamster in his classroom. Judging from THAT response, I seriously doubt he knows who Bill Gates is OR buffet either. But maybe there are other kids out there who care about those things!! hmmmm.

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My Past Blog Posts

 
Mega Lotto-What would you do with $290 million?
Date Posted: 3/22/2012 10:43:00 AM
I just picked up my new car!!!
Date Posted: 1/6/2012 8:43:00 PM
Poetry Soup Year-End Award Results :)
Date Posted: 12/26/2011 9:45:00 PM
Anyone want to read my winning short story?
Date Posted: 12/16/2011 8:03:00 PM
Last Call-Poetry Soup Year-End Awards...only a few days left to vote!
Date Posted: 12/9/2011 9:43:00 AM
Poetry Soup 'Just For Fun' Year-End Awards…Most Likely To…Please VOTE!!!
Date Posted: 11/22/2011 4:14:00 PM
Help from parents/teachers/aunts/etc. of 6-8 year olds
Date Posted: 11/21/2011 11:57:00 PM
If you could pick...how would you want to die? "Die a fun death" Contest
Date Posted: 11/18/2011 3:26:00 PM
Sleazy or Sexy? Game
Date Posted: 11/17/2011 10:45:00 PM
I was a contestant on a gameshow yesterday...wanna see?
Date Posted: 11/3/2011 2:15:00 PM
Edited...Which is True…Is it #1 or #2? Updated w/ answer :)
Date Posted: 11/2/2011 5:05:00 PM
How old is too old to trick or treat?
Date Posted: 10/31/2011 10:46:00 PM
Ungrateful Panhandlers
Date Posted: 10/30/2011 7:43:00 PM
Happy Hour-What R U Havin' Today?
Date Posted: 10/14/2011 4:45:00 PM
I survived...Thanks for all of the advice :)
Date Posted: 10/2/2011 6:11:00 PM
Help...Advice on camping please :)
Date Posted: 9/29/2011 10:59:00 PM
‘Criminal or Genius’ contest results posted
Date Posted: 9/28/2011 4:31:00 PM
Genius…or criminal…what do you think?
Date Posted: 9/3/2011 6:31:00 PM
Burlesque Twist Winners Posted-Congrats :)
Date Posted: 8/17/2011 9:13:00 PM
Burlesque Twist-New Contest & wish me luck at the race track :)
Date Posted: 8/10/2011 5:27:00 AM
Cellphones in the sauna...What annoys YOU? Results Posted :)
Date Posted: 8/2/2011 8:37:00 PM
‘Talkin’ Technology’ winners announced and hear about my method of judging/new contest!
Date Posted: 7/24/2011 7:07:00 PM
Talkin' Tech. New Contest-I hope you'll consider entering :)
Date Posted: 7/11/2011 8:41:00 PM

My Poems

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Date PostedPoem TitleFormCategories
9/16/2012Ode to Vie My Love Hate PoemRhymesatire,beautiful,beautifu
9/14/2012My Slutty Aunt's WeddingRhymesatire,wedding,wedding,
6/30/2012The Devil Moved in Next DoorVillanelleslam,
6/10/2012Pal in a TumblerDiminished Hexaversenostalgia,
6/10/2012Early RetirementNarrativesatire,teacher,night,nigh
6/3/2012Streaking at the MallLimerickurban,
3/11/2012If I were a Guy, I'dRhymesatire,
2/19/2012skaterboy's delightHaikuromance,teen,
2/18/2012moles last supperHaikunature,
2/11/2012I've Got a Big Butt and I Cannot LieMonorhymeslam,
2/9/2012Love in Ten Year IncrementsFootlelove,
1/21/2012Anvil DreamsQuintellaloss,sad,
1/17/2012My favorite thing about Poetry SoupFree versepeople,
1/17/2012Breakup TextLimerickgirlfriend-boyfriend,slam
1/17/2012Strong WomenFree versepassion,woman,
1/14/2012Time to Pay the TollVillanelleloss,passion,
1/13/2012Lee Ramage-Our random pleaMonorhymedevotion,
1/3/2012Love -n- the LotteryLimerickpassion,satire,i love you
12/27/2011Mile High ConsequencesLimerickfantasy,romance,
12/23/2011I Just Can't WinRhymeromance,wife,
12/23/2011Rusty RemnantsKimolost love,
12/21/2011 To-Susan, From-NatalieFree versededication,
12/18/2011 My New Year's Wish For YouAcrosticdedication,inspirational,
12/17/2011Morning GriefKimodepression,
12/15/2011HEADS UP-Quirky Cook OffFree verseadventure,cowboy,
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Fav Poems

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His Old Pick-Up TruckRhymedog,funny,me,old,
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TOP TEN PEEVESRhymelife,socialme,me,
Why Pa Ain't Pet Sittin' No MoreLimerickfunny
In My OpinionRhymefunnywife,me,
The Greatest Poet EverRhymefunnywrite,me,write,
When Madness Rides on Moonlight Sestinagod,life,
Wisdom of the CougarRhymelife,philosophymen,men,
Home BrewLimerickfriendship
Boozer Not a LoserLimerickfunnywine,
DinoLimerickfunny
Cat-ThinkRhymeanimals,funnycat,me,
Retired Romance : RepostLight Poetryloveold,old,
This grinds my gearsRhymefunnyme,car,me,money,
Murphy's Lesser Known LawsRhymefunny,
One Night StandFree verseslam,care,care,me,
The Bird is the WordLight Poetryfunny,holiday,thanksgivin
Permanent Check-MateRhymeallegory,introspection,li
The Optimistic Pessimists ResolutionsLight Poetryfunny,holiday,me,me,time,

Fav Poets

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Carolyn Devonshire United States Flag United States Read
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binibining p.iNk Philippines Flag Philippines Read
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RALPH TAYLOR United States Flag United States Read
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