Oh, the pressures of fame.

January 8, 2011


Seward is a little town, and our newspaper only comes on Wednesdays. I usually treat it like most news, and ignore it. This week’s paper was briefly scanned by Lloyd and put right into the recycling bin. I never even saw it.

Coming back from Omaha this Saturday Lloyd got a text from Beth: “Did you know your house is on the cover of the Independent?” Lloyd read it to me and I was so excited – had we won a contest for Coolest House In Seward?? Then I got nervous – had we won a contest for Stupidest House in Seward? Perhaps they were doing an article on ‘Seward Bloggers – they’re right under our noses!’

No, it was a couple pulling their little girl on a sled, right over our un-scooped sidewalk. I’m glad they didn’t fall or the headline would have been ‘Local Couple Sued for Property Neglect’.

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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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11 Responses to “Oh, the pressures of fame.”

  1. Brad Said on:

    …But look at those beautiful windows! 🙂


  2. Karla Said on:

    Interesting that the caption says that “despite cold temperatures last week, Seward residents made it out to scoop snow” and they show your unshoveled sidewalk…


  3. Kristi Said on:

    At first, I thought that cover photo was Lloyd in the classroom, going BEYOND the classroom. Upon closer inspection, I realize that the orange shirt was not Lloyd’s. Have you EVER worn an orange shirt, Lloyd?


  4. Gretchen Said on:

    I think only Nebraskans use the phrase “scoop” snow. That is what both of my aunts always say. Here in Arkansas we say shovel. Or more accurately we say, “woo-hoo, an inch of snow, time to call off school!”


  5. Lauren's mom Said on:

    Did you notice that Lauren said “shovel”? She’s got some Colorado in her! Actually Dad says, “Here we blow snow.”


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