Welcome to my homepage!Kitty, kitty, kitty


It's me!My name is Lesley Lackore, and I work in the Purchasing Department at Iowa State University as a Program Coordinator, where I administer the Purchasing Card Program, the requisitioning system, conduct training on these systems and coordinate our web presence. I completed the Bachelor of Liberal Studies degree at ISU in May 2000, and passed the exam to become a Certified Purchasing Card Professional in October 2006.


Latest News:

Next trip to Scotland is planned for July & August.

The Skunk River Pirates are planning to attack the 2007 Des Moines Renaissance Festival.


And what's a homepage without a theme song? 

(Requisition me a beat...)Hermes Conrad, my bureaucratic role model

Born to Be a Bureaucrat
We didn't choose to be bureaucrats.
No, that's what almighty Jah made us.
We'd treat people like swine and make 'em stand in line,
Even if nobody paid us!

They say the world looks down on the bureaucrats.
They say we're anal, compulsive, and weird.
But when push comes to shove, you gotta do what you love,
Even if it's not a good idea!

-- Hermes in How Hermes Requisitioned His Groove Back, Futurama

And now, just what you've been waiting for:


The Sopralto

When I'm not busy making a living or herding cats, you can probably find me singing. Soprano. Most of the time, except when I'm singing alto.

Upcoming Performances:

Ames Chamber Artists, Dr. James Rodde, Director

Saturday, December 15, 2007, 7:30 pm, First Evangelical Free Church, Ames, Iowa
Saturday, May 3, 2008, 7:30 pm, First Evangelical Free Church, Ames, Iowa

Other Ensembles:

Alice and TobyCleo Katz

I tend to a small herd of cats in my spare time. My friends tell me they won't be too concerned about me until I have at least 10.

Toby, the oldest, was a sickly 8-week-old found under the deck of a friend's brother's house. He has grown up to be a healthy, happy 16-pound man of the house.

Alice was adopted from my vet, Dr. Tammy; she was from a litter of three barn kittens. She's now the calico with an attitude.

Cleo I found as a kitten along the side of the road. She was about 8 weeks old and trying to eat a weed. She is now our mysterious black cat.

Victor, also a black cat, but not nearly as mysterious as Cleo.  Adopted from the Brooks Cat Ranch when his brother Vincent (the one with one ear) was adopted by Peter & Philip.

Above on the left is a picture of Alice horning in on Toby's favorite spot on the sofa, and on the right is Cleo, the baby of the family. She is not a drunk, mean cat, despite what Kevin and Dave think from seeing this picture.

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lost souls have wandered in here since 2/15/2000.

Updated June 1, 2007