My Ambassadorship Continues…

So, the LG TextEd program they launched last week is going great, and just like I promised, here’s the heads up on when the post I wrote is going to be featured:


That was fast, right? Kinda surprised me too, the campaign goes on for several more weeks so I’m glad I didn’t have to wait too long! The topic I was asked to write about is “Talk the Talk: Decoding Your Teen’s Texting Lingo,” and it’s about trying to figure out what all of those dang abbreviations and weirdly-spelled words in text messages really mean. And as an added bonus, I got to use a picture of Charlotte in it. (She’s posing in Russ’ favorite TV-watching leather chair, it’s so cute!)

I would love it if you guys would hop over and check it out.

Also, if you leave a comment on my post? The LG people will donate $.50 for every one of them to an organization called “Do” that is geared towards getting kids off the computer and getting them involved in all kinds of projects that help others, like disaster relief, animal welfare and the environment.

You have to register on the BlogHer site in order to leave a comment, but it is totally no big deal– there’s a thingy you click at the top right of the page and it takes like 15 seconds. And they don’t spam you or anything. (OK, remember that big honkin’ blogging conference I went to a couple of years ago in San Francisco? And I was all angsty and nervous about it and then ended up having a really good time and partied with a McDonald’s bag on my head? Yeah, that one. Well, that was a BlogHer conference. So see, you already have a connection!)

Every Thursday I’m going to be posting a quick note here to let you know what that week’s TextEd topic is gonna be– seriously, if you have friends with texting teens (or tweens, or toddlers– whatever) you might tell them about this campaign– it really does have a lot of good information.

Anyway. I’ll try not to drive you crazy with this Ambassador stuff, but it is kind of fun and I’m learning some stuff, too, which is always a good thing.

And since you’re all being so nice and patient with me, here’s a little reward– a picture of Russ taking a Segway tour around Copenhagen!

(I was going to save it and blackmail him or something since he looks like such a giant dork with that helmet on, but I couldn’t wait.)

You’re welcome.

11 Responses

  1. Phyllis S

    the LG TextEd program = Informative

    BlogHer site = Interesting

    Picture = Priceless!

  2. tori

    Phyllis S– HA!!!! I know, right?!

  3. LindaB

    Did you hear that the owner of the company DIED recently while riding a Segway when he lost control and drove it right over a cliff? And he rode one EVERY DAY!!! He HAD experience! His helmet couldn’t save him! Please tell Russ to NEVER get on one of those killer machines again! We can’t have our Grammy winning gospel singing national LIVING legend……..well,..NON-LIVING!!! Besides, it doesn’t have a cup holder, and that won’t do.

    I’m on my way to read your post. Just had to issue that warning. Safety first.

  4. bettyrwoodward

    Love the picture. Good for you Russ looks like fun.

  5. tori

    LindaB– Ok, the day that happened? Was THE VERY DAY that Russ did the tour! And since the whole thing was my idea, it would have looked verrrry suspicious… Actually, since Copenhagen is 7 hrs ahead of us, it was kind of a moot point– Russ found out about the company owner’s accident from his tour guide, which did not seem like a good marketing idea to me!

    bettywoodward– He had SO much fun! He did it with Jakup, his producer and he said it was such a great way to see the city.

  6. LindaB

    We saw policemen on Segways in downtown Chicago! I guess that would eliminate those pesky high speed chases!

  7. meb

    Talk about a timely post. My 10 year old now texts – but only to me and her dad. I know that will change soon enough though.

  8. tori

    meb– You know, it depends on the kid, too. Madi took to texting like a house afire, and Charlotte (when she was the same age) warmed up slowly. Even now, Madi is NEVER without her phone, texts constantly, and Char has a few friends she keeps in touch with fairly regularly, but that’s it.

  9. Barbara M. Lloyd

    I suppose if I could see those tiny little letters I would be texting, too. As it is, I’m gonna try and find my way over to that place and see what is going on….or at least try.

    Correction please….”my” Russ does not look like a dork, for goodness sake. Now there’s a subject I know a lot about!

  10. LindaB

    Tori, read your article on texting teens, and I commented. It was excellent, as usual.

  11. Barbara M. Lloyd

    Sweetheart, will they give you half-price-credit for someone who tried to comment and almost reported yu for fraud (by accident, of course)? I mean, the spirit was willing but the eyes are weak. My little man was going crazy trying to read everything to me. I fired him and am going to lie down to recover.

    But first….your blog is terrific! We weren’t fortunate enough to have people like you out there handing out such helpful hints when my kids were growing up. And, after all, pig latin wasn’t a cinch either. (lol)

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