Thursday, April 30, 2009

Oops, I did it again!

I fell in lub.


With my Spring class.

Every time I begin a new semester I tell myself "They're just students. NOTHING MORE!"

I read the roll. I set the rules. I draw the boundaries.

Each morning I get in their faces and shout, "WHO'S YOUR BOSS?" And they shout, "YOU ARE!"

And then I shout "WHO'S YOUR DADDY?" And they start blinking and shrugging and squirming in their seats. (I love that part. hee hee).

I want to make sure they know this isn't kindee-garden anymore. This is the REAL world. This is BYU-Hawaii!

But then something starts happening. They start morphing into real people. Smart people. Funny people. Insightful people. Then oops, there I go again . . . catching a wave on the aloha spirit.

I really couldn't help myself this term. For goodness sake, they love Tim Tams and Paulo Cuelho and they've read The Secret. How much can one girl take before folding?

Speaking of how much can one girl take? Is it just me or has anyone else noticed that EVERYONE is meeting and greeting EVERYONE ELSE right now!

Bloggers all over are blurring that fine line between the virtual and the actual.



I'm going to start breaking some commandments any second, peeps! And I mean it!



That's right.

Sorry, I was busy turning glinda green and I forgot I get to see EVERYONE ELSE too!

July 11th @ the Provo OLIVE GARDEN! ( I'll be in St. George the following week, btw).

Can't wait for the salad and the breadsticks. (And Kristina P's snuggaroo.)

I'm going to bring a black sharpie so you all can autograph my candy apple red purse. I can autograph your purse too if you want.

And I'm going to order a round of Code Red for everyone. ON ME!

(You're welcome.)

That reminds me, The Nutty Hamster Chick thinks we should plan a cruise and I get to be Richard Simmons.

I can totally do that.

Especially if I get my big hair Japanese straightened like I've been wanting to. I can't wait to teach you guys how to sweat to the oldies, Kung-Fu Panda style.

So start losing weight for our summer Blog-Across-America cruise, peeps. I've already reserved the Hudson River.

And I've already rented The Lub Boat!

Oh, and P.S. Those of you worried about that nasty Swine Flu, my hub, who works in the medical profession, thinks we should all chillax. Did you know that between 30,000-40,000 people die every year from the People flu.

Instead of worrying about avoiding this:

Perhaps we should be more worried about avoiding this:

Look to it, peeps.

(Well you can look to it. I might go ahead and take the risk).


Okay, I have a few announcements to make before the closing prayer. (ah shucks, I haven't said that since I was released as Relief Society president).

LoW is playing some food storage game thingie. Click here to find out about it. She's really into food storage and she's really creative and she SAYS her prize is going to be really cool.

Swirl is talking about food storage with her peeps too. They're planning 10X10 menus together and I've been taking notes. You might want to poke your nose into the conversation too.

And finally, Shelle is letting everyone unload their dirty little secrets in her comment box. You don't want to miss it. And she said if you don't have any dirty secrets you can bring your dirty laundry and she'll wash it for you. I'm going to do that because I just washed all of my dirty secrets.


Kristina P. said...

So, do you want to be on top or bottom in my Snugaroo?

The Crash Test Dummy said...

Oh, I want the pouch!!!!!

Katria said...

I WANT TO BLUR THE LINES!!!!!!! But I will not be in Provo that week. And chances of me being in St. George are limited the next week, even though my parents live there. So you should come to Anaheim, instead. You know, in California.

The Wixom Zoo said...

I lub richard simmons but I think I could lub Crash Simmons too. Sign me up for shuffle board lessons!

Melanie J said...

Um, they like Tim Tams? I officially endorse your spring term class.

Nutty Hamster Chick said...

I am so excited for the cruise. Can't wait. What could be better than 24 hours a day with blog friends and non stop food and entertainment and shuffle board. Maybe Kristina can be Julie McCoy since you will be Richard Simmons. And oh mylanta you will not even believe who I got pictures with at Women's Conference today. Unbelievable, but you will have to wait until I have time and energy to post on my blog. Something to live for I tell ya.

Nutty Hamster Chick said...

must follow

The Crash Test Dummy said...

Oh now I'm dying to find out. Pat! I won't be able to sleep all night.

Melanie, I KNOW! I totally thought of YOU!

Katrina, how randomly fun that you want to blur the lines! Cooolio!

T said...

I could do with a little sweating to the code red...

still trying to figure out how I can justify being in Provo and St George... I really like eating at the Olive Garden :) Okay, so I just really want to make KP wear the Cozy :)

Heidi Ashworth said...

Oh, well, if you're going to be a copycat . .. I might have to think about going back to Utah in July! Except it's wayyyyyy hot there in July. Not good snuggie weather.

Nutty Hamster Chick said...

Ok guys go see who I stalked today.

And T I am thinking like you, I want to do both.

Susan said...

Your posts make me laugh everytime - your brain is like all over the place and in a funny, hysterical way!

How do you do that??

I am LoW said...

What's so special about Utah??? Why there??? There are other places you know.... better cooler places.


Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

You know, when I teach dance my students do the same thing!!! I don't want them to because I can yell at them to DO IT AGAIN and not care if they are going to Barf Their Brains out!!!

YEA for BLURRING lines... and I can most likely make BOTH of the dinners to HANG out with you!

I'm going to fly up to Provo to eat there!!!

THat's right...going in my Relief Society activities calendar!

Now come pick up your laundry... and way to ditch out on the folding!

WV: CALIMM-- that means stay CALM when you know you'll meet your virtual twin in three months!!!

DeNae said...

Hmmm...I might be able to make that Provo gig. I know; your plans all hinged on my availability. St. George the next week, which is a mere 2 hours away from my house, and I'll be at my husband's family reunion in Idaho, an event I absolutely LOATHE. Oh, the ironies just keep piling up.

I can relate to loving and leaving your students.

And I wish I taught at BYU-Hawaii. I really do.

T said...

Heidi - really - again in July... you aren't going to ban me for bailing last week right?

maybe NHC and I can carpool - then Hubs won't hate me so much for making the crazy trip :)

Alyson (New England Living) said...

I repeat my last sentiments - to helk with Provo! I get to see you in the BIG APPLE!!! Woot! Woot!

April said...

LOL Alyson! I LOVE NY! Never been to the city...just other places....I want to go to the city soooo badly! I can stay at a certain hotel for REALLY cheap! I want to see WICKED in NYC. I am a WICKED whore! Ahem....a little carried away there. Sorry.

Anyhoooo, I am thinking about both Utah dates too. We'll have to see how things pan out. Did your hubby tell you that you love the class? Or did you start loving them on your own?

The Crash Test Dummy said...

Alyson YES!!! Nothing beats the big apple. You and me, baby! (And hopefully David Letterman.)

Yea that T and Pat and Shelle and DeNae might come to Provo. OMGOSH! Biggest party EVa! We just need to get Funny Farmer and Tamn there! ;)

And YES, Miss Heidi come AGAIN! Please. And bring Jami. And of course I'll copy cat whatever you do. If you write a novel, I'll write a novel. If you jump off a cliff, I'll jump of a cliff.

I really really really need to see Sandi too. And April. And Wesley's mom. AND LoW, I've always wanted to visit Georgia. Ever since I read "Walk Across America."

The Crash Test Dummy said...

APRIL, I didn't see you there. How funny that you're a wicked whore. Is that anything like a nasty whore?

hee hee

Come to NY, April. COME. Bring Sandi. And Kute Kasey.

Everyone come! We'll kick off our cruise on the lub boat.

April said...

Witches can be the answer to your question would have to be yes. lol! Oh how I want to go to NYC!!! I want to do soooo many day!

Funny Farmer said...

I am so there for the meet and greet!

And I am so in agreement with your Hub on this silly swine flu scare. Just one more example of media hyperdrive.

I say this because there is no way I am going to avoid kissing my hub--it's worth dying for, I'm tellin' ya!


Funny Farmer said...

mmmm... guess I'm out of practice, gotta click the email to me button.

Debbie said...

I've been perusing your blog for the last 30 minutes enjoying myself and then come to find out you're going to be blocks from me very soon! Oooo coolness. Loving the blog!