Thursday, July 21, 2011


I saw this quite a while back but it is still interesting:

Teachers hefty salaries are driving up taxes, and they only work 9 or10 months a year! It's time we put things in perspective and pay them for what they do - babysit!

We can get that for less than minimum wage.

That's right. Let's give them $3.00 an hour and only the hours they worked; not any of that silly planning time, or any time they spend before or after school. That would be $19.50 a day (7:45 to 3:00 PM with 45 min. off for lunch and plan-- that equals 6 1/2 hours).

Each parent should pay $19.50 a day for these teachers to baby-sit their children. Now how many students do they teach in a day...maybe 30? So that's $19.50 x 30 = $585.00 a day.

However, remember they only work 180 days a year!!! I am not going to pay them for any vacations.

LET'S SEE....That's $585 X 180= $105,300per year. (Hold on! My calculator needs new batteries).

What about those with Master's degrees? Well, we could pay them minimum wage ($7.75), and just to be fair, round it off to $8.00 an hour. That would be $8 X 6 1/2 hours X 30 children X 180 days = $280,800 per year.

Wait a minute -- there's something wrong here! There sure is, the average teacher's salary (nation wide) is $50,000. $50,000/180 days = $277.77/per day/30 students=$9.25/6.5 hours = $1.42 per hour per student--a very inexpensive baby-sitter and they even EDUCATE your kids! WHAT A DEAL!!!!

Thursday, July 14, 2011


  1. You can sing the rap to "The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air" and the opening to Full House and Step by Step
  2. You played Sega
  3. You know that "WOAH" comes from Joey from "Blossom"
  4. You remember when it was actually worth getting up early on a Saturday to watch cartoons.
  5. You got super excited when it was Oregon Trail day in computer class at school.
  6. You remember reading "Goosebumps"
  7. You know the profound meaning of "Wax on, wax off"
  8. You danced to "Wannabe" by the Spice Girls
  9. You owned multiple slap bracelets.
  10. You had ugly bangs.
  11. You still get the urge to say "NOT" after (almost) every sentence...Not...
  12. “Where in the world is Carmen San Diego” was both a game and a TV game show.
  13. You remember when super Nintendo became popular.
  14. You remember going to the skating rink before there were inline skates
  15. Two words... Trapper Keeper.
  16. You wore socks over leggings scrunched down
  17. "Miss Mary Mack, Mack, Mack, all dressed in black, black, black….
  18. You remember boom boxes and CD players
  19. You knew all the characters names and their life stories on "Saved By The Bell"
  20. You played and collected "Pogs"
  21. You know the Tanner's phone number
  22. You had at least one Tamagotchi, GigaPet or Nano and brought it everywhere.
  23. You watched the original Care Bears, My Little Pony, and Ninja Turtles.
  24. You remember when the new Beanie Babies were always sold out.
  25. You used to wear those stick on earrings, not only on your ears, but at the corners of your eyes.
  26. You know the Macarena by heart.
  27. "Talk to the hand" ... enough said
  28. You thought Brain would finally take over the world
  29. You remember when razor scooters were cool.
  30. You knew how to live and communicate in a time before the internet & text messaging.
  31. When you rented VHS tapes, not DVDs.
  32. When gas was $0.95 a gallon & Caller ID was a new thing.
  33. Played games like Red Light, Green Light and Heads Up 7 Up.
  34. You drank SqUeeze It "Squeeze The Fun Out Of It"
  35. You watched Blossom, Hangin with Mr. Cooper, Wishbone, Bill Nye the Science Guy, Mr. Rogers, Full House, and all things TGIF
  36. Wearing your new shoes on the first day of school and they were...Doc Martens.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011


I love America. I love Utah. I love a good 4th of July in Kaysville (there is literally nothing that beats a Kaysville parade and fireworks - your town can try but they will never come close). I love festive desserts (thanks for the coaching Ashton).