My hero.

October 7, 2008

Lloyd, School

It’s homecoming week at Lloyd’s school, and today was Superhero day.  Fortunately, we’ve had a costume waiting in the wings for years.  Unfortunately, Lloyd’s secret identity has been compromised. Mild-mannered Lloyd Sommerer is ever vigilant for discipline problems in the classroom. Mild mannered teacher Oh no!  There’s trouble!  Blurry trouble! Faster than a speeding Honda… Whenever there’s trouble, he’s there on the double! Go, SuperLloyd! It’s SuperLloyd! So, how did he come to own this outfit?  I’ll let him tell you in his own words:

Well, it came about a few years ago. I was teaching an all girl programming class. Yes, you read that right. All girls, all the time. Well, it was a fun class, and they seemed to not mind it so much either. Toward the end of the class they got together over a weekend and everyone in the class made pretty, pink “Programming Chick” t-shirts. They made one for me too (programming chick instructor) and said that everyone was going to wear them on Tuesday. Now, I’m pretty stuck in my ways. Every day I wear khaki pants, a blue shirt and a tie (and steel toed boots). It makes my life easy in the morning. No thinking necessary.  Specifically, I do not wear pink t-shirts. How could I teach in a pink t-shirt? And yet, how could I let down the programming chicks. Lauren came up with the answer. They all looked disappointed when I came in, and didn’t look too very much happier when I pointed out that I had a pink tie on. But they brightened up when I ripped my shirt off and relieved that I too was a programming chick.

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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14 Responses to “My hero.”

  1. Keren Lowell Said on:

    Lloyd, I must say you really are a super hero, selfless and intriguing, and at the same time, willingly flamboyant for the cause. Pink is the new blue and/or khaki and/or steel-toed.


  2. Brad Said on:

    He’s part of the Bloodhound Gang? Thanks for putting that song in my head.


  3. Beth Said on:

    Who’s glasses are those? They’re very stylish.

    (Thinking of superheroes makes me want to resurrect “Punch Girl!”)


  4. Karla Said on:

    Is Lloyd wearing a clip-on tie?


    • Lloyd Said on:

      It’s more of a velcro on tie. For the shirt to rip off, the tie had to rip off too, so we sacrificed one of my ties and Lauren permanently attached it on one side and made it all velcroie on the other.


  5. Kristi Said on:

    Do you seriously wear a blue shirt EVERY day?


    • Lloyd Said on:

      Every stinkin’ day. But it’s a different blue shirt each day. And before you tell me that’s boring you should know that I used to wear a white shirt every day.


  6. Mark Said on:

    I always wondered how mere glasses could disguise a hero’s identity. Now I know.

    It’s the goatee, not the glasses.


  7. Mark Said on:

    P.S. How’s Cricket?


    • Lauren Said on:

      She’s doing well, but I think Pfennig has it, too. We’re going in on Saturday. No muzzle this time, but perhaps a vacuum for the hair.


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