Thursday, August 26, 2010


A student listed this as their birthday on an info sheet today: IV/XXVIII

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


This post can go one of two ways, 1) my friend looks smart or 2) I look dumb. But here it is anyway.

I really have some of the smartest friends on the block. Their accomplishments include but are not limited to: college diplomas, graduate school, careers, interns, living in real cities, etc. I can count on anyone of them to have an answer or well thought out opinion on any topic.

Case in point: Heather. She had a wonderful "vacation" here in the Provo last week. While we enjoyed our nightly read-ourselves-to-sleep-in-silence-but-loving-each-others'- company, I experienced a wonderful moment. While reading Undaunted, there was a word that I recognized but never knew how to pronounce it. I could infer from the text what it meant but I asked her, "Heather, what does the word E-N-N-U-I mean and how do you say it?" She knew. Didn't even bat a lash. Didn't fluster. Didn't brain fart. Spit it out like any brilliant human would. It made me super happy. I will continue to be happy that I managed to get smart people to befriend me, especially because I hate dumb people.

Friday, August 20, 2010


It is neat to have parents again. To be honest, sometimes I forget that they are around. I kind of got used to orphan-dom the past three years. Since president and sister's return, our fam has done fabulous things like Kaysville 4th of July, Staycation, Lake Powell, Midway reunion, etc. Well today was the greatest day of all of those and let me tell you why.

School started this week and we had a faculty lunch in the OJH cafeteria. I was up adding some delicious chips from Cafe Rio to my plate when I hear someone whisper my name. I looked around and it was my daddy. He came to say hi and take me to lunch, just because he was near OJH and could! I had already eaten and he had to get back to his meetings so he just gave me a hug and left. By far the best surprise ever. Best visit ever. Best dad ever. As he walked away I started crying because it was absolutely the nicest thing in the world and I just didn't want him to go.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


'Twas the night before school, when all through the house
not a teacher was sleeping, just clicking the mouse

The school bag was packed by the door with great care
In hopes that tomorrow the kids would be fair

The students were home all worried with fright
That I, their teacher, would put up a fight

When all of a sudden there arose such a clatter
Because the Principal said school that doesn't matter!

Yep, I wrote this poem the night before the first day of school instead of: sleeping, planning, showering, reading, preparing, working, etc. It was worth it.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


I might be obsessed with the state of Utah. It's not my fault though, blame it on my dad and my career. Because I love this state so darn much I paid tribute to it in the delicious dessert I made for Pioneer Day.

FYI: the cake actually was freaking delicious.
  • Layer ice cream sandwiches (the long, skinny ones) in a cake pan
  • Layer of cool whip
  • Second layer of ice cream sandwiches
  • Top with cool whip and chocolate and caramel sauce
  • Freeze for 2 hours

Monday, August 9, 2010


4,000 sheets of loose paper + wind.

That was my life today as I tried to be a good human and recycle a shiz load of old worksheets from 30 years of past Geography lesson plans at Orem Junior. All was great until the wind picked up. For 57 minutes I chased after every single stupid paper blowing everywhere in the effing parking lot. Did I end up recycling them? No. They went in the regular garbage can.

Worst. Day. Ever.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010


The first person I met at college was Ashton. She was my roommate freshman year and her favorite holiday is her Birthday! Yes, to her, its a holiday! We (Ashton, Jessica, Shanna, and I) had dinner tonight and played a "questions from the past" game. This brought up Ashton's birthday/holiday (and it was just last week so happy birthday). She told us the most adorable thing I have ever heard. She forgets that stores are open on her birthday. Last Thursday she needed to go somewhere but realized it would be closed...until she realized of course it would not be closed. Hilarious. Cute. Stupendous. Loved hearing it. Loved dinner. Love her.