Saturday, February 14, 2009

10 Reasons why I hate winter...

10. It's cold and flu season.

9. Everything that is exposed (and even things that aren't) become numb within minutes.

8. Everything is dead and depressing. Especially the flowers.

7. There is one choice for my hairstyle today: wet (occasionally with snow sprinkled on it)

6. No luck at spending any pleasurable time outside. Too cold.

5. Everything that can get wet, will get wet.
4. Ice hides around every corner waiting for you to slip.

3. The wind is 2,734,476,179,093 times worse when it's cold.

2. The sun hibernates for 5 months.

1. I hate cold.

Friday, February 13, 2009

What have I done?

Well, my blog was going to be just about the funny stuff that happened while I was tutoring over at the elementary school, but I have been led to the dark side.... This blog will now be the story of my life.

Here we go...
Bold the items you have done:

1. Started your own blog.

2. Slept under the stars

3. Played in a band

4. Visited Hawaii

5. Watched a meteor shower

6. Given more than you can afford to charity

7. Been to Disneyland

8. Climbed a mountain

9. Held a Praying Mantis

10. Sang a solo

11. Bungee jumped

12. Visited Paris

13. Watched a lightning storm at sea

14. Taught yourself an art from scratch

15. Adopted a child

16. Had food poisoning

17. Been to the Statue of Liberty

18. Grown your own vegetables

19. Seen the Mona Lisa at the Louvre

20. Slept on a train

21. Had a pillow fight

22. Hitch hiked

23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill

24. Built a snow fort

25. Held a lamb

26. Gone skinny dipping

27. Run a Marathon

28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice

29. Seen a total eclipse

30. Watched a sunrise or sunset

31. Hit a home run

32. Been on a cruise

33. Seen Niagara Falls in person

34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors

35. Seen an Amish community

36. Taught yourself a new language

37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied

38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person

39. Gone rock climbing for real.

40. Seen Michelangelo’s David

41. Sung karaoke

42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt

43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant

44. Visited Africa

45. Walked on a beach by moonlight

47. Had your portrait painted

48. Gone deep sea fishing

49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person

50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris

51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling

52. Kissed in the rain

53. Played in the mud

54. Gone to a drive-in theater

55. Been in a movie

56. Visited the Great Wall of China

57. Started a business

58. Taken a martial arts class

59. Visited Russia

60. Served at a soup kitchen

61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies (Camp Fire Cookies)

62. Gone whale watching

63. Got flowers for no reason

64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma

65. Gone sky diving

66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp

67. Bounced a check

68. Flown in a helicopter

69. Saved a favorite childhood toy

70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial

71. Eaten Caviar

72. Tied a quilt

73. Stood in Times Square

74. Toured the Everglades

75. Been fired from a job

76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London

77. Broken a Bone

78. Been on a speeding motorcycle

79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person

80. Published a book

81. Visited the Vatican

82. Bought a brand new car

83. Walked in Jerusalem

84. Had your picture in the newspaper

85. Read the entire Bible

86. Visited the White House

87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating

88. Had chickenpox

89. Saved someone’s life

90. Sat on a jury

91. Met someone famous

92. Joined a book club

93. Lost a loved one

94. Had a baby

95. Seen the Alamo in person

96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake

97. Been involved in a law suit

98. Owned a cell phone

99. Been stung by a bee

100. Visited Italy

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

My Teaching Days Are Only Beginning....

February 4-I was given charge over the class today. The teacher needed to leave 15 minutes early to go to an appointment and she left me in charge. I can't even explain how great that feeling was. I was left in charge to mold the kids into any shape I pleased. I could force them to become philanthropists or liberators. It was all up to me. Bwahahaha! Previous to this monumental experience, I had been able to help the kids with their work and whatnot. Quite the usual. One of my favorite quotes of the day came from a little girl wanting the boy near her to be quiet. She told him the web address of her favorite website.

I'm Baaaaaaaaaack!

January 28-Well I went back. I was able to sign up for the same time and same class. And they missed me. They missed me! Right when I got there, one of the girls came up and told me she missed me. Then I was given charge over the little boy that I mentioned a few posts ago, the one who was humming Sound of Music. I really didn't need to help him do anything but focus. After I left, I was just soaring. I had missed this. I had been needing this for a long time. This fixes more than a brownie or ice cream (or both)could.