Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Wednesday Word of the Week

This edition featured word is  :   Hostess

host·ess     [hoh-stis]


1. a woman who receives and entertains guests in her own home or elsewhere.  

2. a woman employed in a restaurant or place of amusement to receive, seat, or assist patrons.

3. a woman who acts as master of ceremonies, moderator, or interviewer for a television or radio program; host.

4. a woman employed by an airline, railroad, bus company, etc., to see that passengers are comfortable throughout a trip, usually receiving and seating them, and sometimes serving them refreshments.

5. a woman who manages a resort or hotel or who directs its social activities.

6. taxi dancer.    (OK this one cracked me up so I have to add a supplementary definition)

Taxi Dancer


a girl or woman employed, as by a dance hall, to dance with patrons who pay a fee for each dance or for a set period of time.   (So just to be clear ---- There will be NONE of that going on  LOL)

So starting in about an hour, our municipality is rolling out the Welcome Mat to host the Annual Spring Conference of the Association of Municipal Administrators.   Approximately 90+ will be arriving and expecting us - the organizing committee to be the Hostess with the Mostess.   That's me, right??

The Swag Bags are filled, the venue is prepared, the hospitality room for tonight is stocked......
That is Root Beer (of course)  ;)

The next fews day will be jammed packed.  There are lots of great sessions and speakers booked and quite frankly, I am looking forward to getting out of the office for a few days.   The conference ends around noon on Friday and then immediately following that is a tee-time at the golf course.  I have the Dream Team.  More on that another time.

PS. Update on yesterday.  Auntie is doing OK - just a little slower and no lifting or sudden movements. Thank you all for your concern.  And not long after I posted yesterday I got a call changing the time of my class so I was able to get Millie all prettied up at the groomers.   So the moral of that story is things eventually work themselves out.

OK, Gotta go be all hostessy


  1. I am so thrilled that everything worked out with your class and Millie and your Auntie is doing better and now you go and be the best hostess. It sounds like a lot of fun.

  2. Kim, I knew that things would work out beautifully but it's so fun seeing you get all in a tizzy because if fun to read your blog posts. They are always so entertaining.

    I hope that your day continues without a hitch, unless it's a handsome hitch... that is...

    It's hot outside right now, I hope that you don't get sun burn. Take care and have a ball at city hall or hit a ball on the green. lol Hugs. JB

  3. Yes, I am good at getting into a tizzy easily. :)

  4. That's another reason that we love you, because you are you. Hugs. JB

  5. Don't sweat the minutia! ROFLMAO!!

    Glad I made you laugh 'cuz you always give me a good chuckle!

    Have a great time and enjoy your time away from the office.

  6. Oh come on Kimmers - what's a little taxi dancing among friends???!! ;o) I think you should go for it! You could raise a little extra cash, and maybe spring for some sunflower seeds that come with a warrant or something! ;o) Enjoy the conference - something tells me you will! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  7. Yep! Things do work out...but not before they give us gray hair...hence the need for the groomers...I mean the salon! Enjoy the conference!

  8. Kim ~
    I am sure you are the perfect hostess with the mostess and will keep everyone laughing.
    I'm glad Auntie is okay.
    Pug hugs :)

  9. Sounds like things are looking up! I ope you enjoy some of the goodies at the conference!

  10. Kim I hope your "hostessy" day went well! Glad your Aunt is ok. A little slower is OK. I must remember your mentioned moral, "things eventually work themselves out" :)

  11. It sounds like you have everything whipped into shape! I anticipate that you will be the best hostess with a relentless smile on your face! The hostess needs to be chameleon-like to change and repair many issues. There are always some delusional losers who grope for any little thing to try to demolish the positive energy of everyone else. These kind of events can give you a migraine or you end up zombie-like and discombobulated at the end. Obliterate all the balderdash and get loopy with a beer when it’s over! And if they don’t appreciate your efforts at all the hoopla, stifle their vindictive comments with a ferocious stink eye! WHATEVER!

  12. Yes, they most certainly do work themselves out; even in spite of us!
    I am excited for you and glad you are ready and rarin' to go! Most of all, have fun!!!

  13. I am glad it's getting better and better this week. Friday is almost here. Hugs Cheri

  14. I am sure you will be the perfect hostess. Have fun on the golf course.
    glad auntie is a bit better. and millie is all pretty

  15. Sounds like you've got a busy time ahead of you! I know you'll be the bestest hostest! Have fun!

  16. A big mug of frosty cold root beer sounds pretty good about now :-)

    BTW, is "hostessy" even a real word?