Monday, December 10, 2012

The funniest and cutest Christmas play ever

In less than 6 minutes, these kids put on the best Christmas play ever. Here are the first graders doing their Christmas play in the movie, The Bells of St. Mary's.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Japanese translation of my business book

Succession Planning Basics

This was actually the first of my five business books, and this year it was translated into Japanese. So cool. And I went to Japan to talk about it in July.

Pinch me. I almost feel like a real writer!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Great quote from Maya Angelou

If only my artistic skills matched up to her writing skills... but you get the idea, right???

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Town Favorites Article

A huge thank you to Town Favorites Magazine and Josephine Templeton for the great article in the November issue of the magazine.
Click this link to read the entire article on page 26: Town Favorites Magazine

Monday, October 22, 2012

Happy 99th Birthday to My Dad!

Jimmie Gabour is 99 today. He'll go to work as usual. Then he'll go to the senior citizens' center at lunch to deliver meals to those who are unable to stand in line to get their food. Yeah, I'm a little proud!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

My comedy show is this weekend!

I can hardly wait!!

This Saturday
I get to play with a great group of folks,
laugh at myself,
and raise money for
Arts & Healthcare in Central Louisiana.

It doesn't get much better than that!

Friday, October 12, 2012

I dream of toilet paper? Not hunky bare-chested men?

How embarrassing. I just had to go ask my husband, "Did I just dream that we bought toilet paper?" He informed me that yes, we only have one roll left so I must have dreamed it. So, I dreamed of buying toilet paper... I must get a life...

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

A face made for radio

Yep -- I was back at my old haunt today. I used to anchor the Jambalaya morning show on KALB TV waaaay back in the 80s. Today I visited to promote the Arts & Healthcare Comedy Show I'll be doing on October 20. If you're in the Alexandria area, here's the video with the info to order tickets. The 6:30 show is sold out, but there are still tickets available for the 8:00 show.
Jambalaya with Christee Atwood

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Lots of fun in the coming weeks! Come play!

Thanks to everyone who visited with me at ArtWalk in Alexandria, Louisiana yesterday. It was a blast and is just the start of a very busy time for me.
I'll be on KALB TV Jambalaya Tuesday morning talking about the comedy show and KLAX TV in the evening.
The next week I'll be speaking to Alexandria Rotary Club Tuesday, presenting a fun Train the Trainer Program Thursday, and doing two stand-up comedy shows on Saturday.
After that, I plan to be unconscious for a week.
So, all in all, lots of fun ahead!

Friday, October 5, 2012

ArtWalk is today!

Today's the day! This afternoon at 4, ArtWalk kicks off in Downtown Alexandria. Great music, arts, and fun ... along with our table for Arts & Healthcare, where we'll have tickets to the October 20th comedy show, and I'll even be autographing copies of my latest book, In Celebration of Elastic Waistbands.

Come help us celebrate!!/events/442096742508142/

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

ArtWalk is this Friday!

I'm so excited!
This Friday is 2012 Autumn ArtWalk in Alexandria, Louisiana. I'll be there at the Arts & Healthcare table, signing copies of "In Celebration of Elastic Waistbands", talking about my upcoming comedy show on October 20th at Spirits, and searching for food on a stick. Going to be a great time!

For more info:

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Free Skype Programs for Libraries

I'd like to offer your library a free Skype session to introduce you to the easiest and cheapest way to get more authors to visit your patrons. I'll do this practice session with you free of charge. Really!! (I'm a very lonely person...) It takes no effort, no big equipment, and uses free software. How can you beat that?

And there are other opportunities for us to play together too!

I can do a Skype program for your library's patrons or staff that will prove that it's possible to link laughter and learning.

Visit my website at for my list of topics, including my most requested program, "A Celebration of Elastic Waistbands." This program is free too if you purchase my book for your library! Cool, huh?

Contact me at to claim your free class or just to brainstorm!


Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Beware of low flying aircraft...

Comedy Night in Alexandria, Louisiana

Where will you be on October 20th? Hopefully with us at Spirits in Alexandria for a night of great food and laughs. Proceeds benefit the Arts & Healthcare organization in Central Louisiana. And remember, laughter burns calories! You can't beat that deal for a well-rounded night of fun!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Skype Class this week

I'm so excited that I'll be doing a Skype Class this week for a 5th grade in Colorado. They are doing the coolest thing called Ameritowne, where they run the town for a day. I'll be teaching them about interviewing, being good employees and managers, and other business skills. What a great idea!

Flying lessons

No one agrees on who wrote this. No one agrees on the exact wording.
But one thing we do agree on is that this is the perfect inspiration for uncertain times.
Here's wishing you a day filled with wonderful flying lessons!

Friday, August 31, 2012

A birthday gift from my bird

Suzee gave me the sweetest present. However her handwriting is lousy.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Auditioning for Cantore's Job

This is heavy-hitting reporting on Hurricane Isaac's current effects in Central Louisiana.
Not for the weak of heart or minor children.

Friday, August 24, 2012

My recent trip to Tokyo reminded me that Mark Twain was right.

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.” Mark Twain

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Friday, August 17, 2012

Einstein said it best

It's Friday! We've made it through another week. We're all geniuses.
(Yes, I have a low standard for "genius" status.)

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Week two of no voice. Tests tomorrow.
Good news is that the loss of my voice has totally made me forget about my broken nose... Which my doc says adds character. Hmm, like I need any more character?!
And, as these things have helped remind me -- Never, ever, ever jokingly ask, "What else could go wrong?"

Friday, June 29, 2012

Personalities: It takes all kinds to fill up the cubicles!

Another class that you can see if you help us out
by voting for EnterTRAINING Academy in Alexandria LA!
Go to now and vote!

Meetings: The Practical Alternative to Work

 This is one of the classes we offer at the EnterTRAINING Academy. Want to help us earn a grant to link more laughter and learning?

Vote today! Deadline is midnight Saturday for us to get 250 votes. -- Vote for EnterTRAINING Academy in Alexandria, LA.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Dancing with Matt 2012 is out!!

I'm somebody! I'm somebody. I'm in the New Orleans Group at 1:44. Look for the woman on the right side in a chicken hat.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Now that's some detailed reporting!

This reporter would stop at nothing to get all the facts... unless he wanted to go home early.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

The Perfect Alibi!!

Versatile Business Model

Dad was showing me samples of the many business cards he's printed over the years. The best: Green's Veterinary and Taxidermy: One way or another, you'll get your dog back.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Moose is suspect

Yeah, yeah. The moose did it! And the dog ate my homework. And while we're at it, I'm fairly sure that video killed the radio star...

Sunday, May 6, 2012

A thought for the day

Thank goodness for warning labels. Without them, I’d be sitting in the bathtub right now, making toast and drinking irresponsibly.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Woodpecker on a shooting spree

What if the woodpecker had a gun? Then it would be the perfect crime!! 

Friday, April 27, 2012

How about this classified ad?

Wedding Dress for Sale.
Worn once by accident.
Right dress. Wrong Guy.

IAAP Rules!!

Thanks so much to the Baton Rouge Chapter of IAAP for letting me come and celebrate Administrative Professionals Week today! Laughed so hard with the group, I think I sprained something...

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Authors Row is Saturday in Baton Rouge!

The list of authors is still growing for Saturday's Authors' Row in Baton Rouge.

Christee Atwood, Beth Bares, Yvette Brunswick, Elizabeth Parker Burges, Laura Burks, Alex Cook, David Earle, Carol Haase, Moyia Hardemann, Thomas Med Hogg, David Hollier, Leo Honeycutt, Monique O'Connor James, Ben Kopel, Cliff Legrange with Patricia Setoon, Michelle Lesley, Jamie Mayes, Arlene Messa, Caxton Opere, Charsya Paul, Jennifer Paul, Lee Randall, Gladys Runnels, Malcolm Shuman, Michael Verrett

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Authors Row is this Saturday!

Come meet with a fun and fabulous group of authors this Saturday
from 2-4 pm at the Jones Creek Library in Baton Rouge! 

You can:
  • Ask questions about the world of publishing,
  • Look at some great books, and
  • Pick up an autographed book for your Mothers' Day gift!
How's that for a perfect afternoon?

Authors attending:
  • Christee Atwood
  • Beth Bares
  • Yvette Brunswick
  • Elizabeth Parker Burges
  • Laura Burks
  • Alex Cook
  • Thomas Med Hogg
  • David Hollier
  • Leo Honeycutt
  • Monique O'Connor James
  • Ben Kopel
  • Cliff Legrange with Patricia Setoon and possibly other collaborators
  • Michelle Lesley
  • Moyia Hardemann
  • Jamie Mayes
  • Arlene Messa
  • Caxton Opere
  • Charsya Paul
  • Jennifer Paul
  • Lee Randall
  • Gladys Runnels
  • Malcolm Shuman
  • Michael Verret
  • Brandi Worley

Cat lovers meet Monty Python Lovers...

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Authors' Row is This Saturday!

The East Baton Rouge Parish Library's
Authors' Row
will be held
Saturday, April 28th 2:00 - 4:00 pm
at Jones Creek Library in Baton Rouge

Come play with a whole bunch of authors, get some autographed books for Moms' Day gifts, and learn about getting your book published too!

Hope to see you there!
Christee Atwood

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Take a number for complaints...

Brilliant! Solves two problems with one number -- complaint and complainer...

Thursday, March 29, 2012

So honored and excited!!

I am so honored to be invited as keynote speaker at a conference in Tokyo of 10,000 human resource professionals.

Now I'm trying to learn some Japanese phrases. I'm just hoping I don't confuse "I'm so happy to be here" with "Your mother shares many traits with the noble walrus"...

Friday, March 23, 2012

Meetings ... the practical alternative to work

This is one of the listings from my new catalog of programs that I offer.
You can see the entire catalog at my website:

Thursday, March 22, 2012

The Library is Full of SuperHeroes!

The program I presented at the St. Charles Library was so much fun that I just had to post the video we created. Just goes to show that staff training days don't have to be boring!!