Sunday, August 30, 2009

Random fun...

First of all, I had a contest for my 9th graders to design a winning hall pass for me. This is one entry I got from two girls....they know how to sucker me with Harry Potter :)

It says "Accio Toiletious Paperous" :)
and here is the inside...Harry has to go potty. My students are so funny :)

Dinner at Mimi's Cafe for my friend Amelia's birthday. I love that place. Why didn't I go there for MY birthday?My birthday...a month late, but here you go...
Carie and Amy made this pan of tasty goodness. And in case you're wondering, I'm 25 now :)We also went to Macaroni Grill for dinner. It was actually a pretty bad experience. It took us about 3 hours and they messed up EVERYTHING!

Cheryl had a huge meat ball...check out that sucker!It was fun having dinner with everyone. Here I am with my old roommate Kristen and my neighbor Rebecca.

Cirque du Soleil

A group of us went to Cirque du Soleil's Saltimbanco. It was so fun! It was amazing to see the funky things people can do with their bodies. It takes such incredible strength to do the acrobatic things they do! It made me wish I could do it. Maybe I'll start with push ups :)

Here are a few pictures from the fun day...

Some of the girls...Alisa, Annie, me, Cheryl, Rebecca
With Annie...did I tell you I have bangs? :)Unfortunately, you can't see all of us. Dan and Jason are hiding down there somewhere. And Alisha, Sarah, and Jenn were hiding behind the camera :)

Moonlight Ride

The title sounds romantic, right? Well don't get too excited...I went with my roommates :) A couple weeks ago Annie, Alisa and I went up to Sundance and rode on the ski chair lifts. They do it every now and then when there is a full moon. It was nice to get out of the heat and into the cool mountain air!

Aren't we cute?
Dangling feet...I was scared that I would lose one of my new shoes :)We wore glow bracelets...because we're cool. There were so many people who commented on them as we passed.
Thanks for the fun times, girls! I think I had KC and Jojo's "All My Life" stuck in my head for weeks after that (we may have listened to it several times during the car ride)

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

I love quiet games

I love playing games with my classes. But I love it even more when we play quiet games! I play a game with my class that is kind of like Scattegories. They work in groups and have to come up with TV shows or movies that fall under certain categories. Sometimes group activities can get really loud, but when I point out to them that other groups can overhear their ideas, they realize that they have to whisper.

40 whispering 7th's a beautiful thing.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Letter to Scott

My friend Carie reminded me of this note I once wrote to my co-worker, Scott. He was a HUGE Utah Jazz fan, and he wanted me to cover his shift for him so he could go to an autograph signing for Andrei Kirilenko.He wrote this long note to me about why he wanted to go and how much he loves Andrei Kirilenko.

This was my response...


I’m very sorry but Sheri Dew is going to be signing autographs in the University Mall Friday afternoon. I bought a t-shirt at Women’s Conference my freshman year in hopes that I’d be able to get her to sign it for me someday. She’s been my hero ever since my first day as a beehive. I think my role model is a better example than some “Andrea Kirlyhair” that plays basketball for a living, so after much searching, pondering, fasting and praying…I’ve decided that President Hinckley would approve of my being selfish and not letting you go see your precious Andrea. Besides, you already have a bunch of Jazz memorabilia – They don’t sell Sheri memorabilia on ebay. I know I’m awesome; you don’t have to tell me. You’re welcome.


#1 Sheri Dew Fan


“Life is filled with moments of joy, but life is also hard.”
-Sheri L. Dew

Sunday, August 16, 2009

I triple dog dare you!

Last week we had a night that sort of turned into a dare night. They all kind of revolved around this awesome bird visor that Carie and Amy gave me for my birthday. I got to go first, and I feel like I got an easy one. They dared me to put on the visor and walk around the block dancing and walking like a bird. (oh, and I wore my awesome "water socks")

Next, we gave Alisa $5 and told her she had to go into the grocery store and buy Fruit Loops (we think the bird kind of looks like Tucan Sam). We told her she had to walk around the entire store holding up the box. She only went down a couple of rows, but it was fun!Sadly, we never got to Annie's dare. We will do it the next time Alisa comes to visit! We are going to have her put on the visor and sit on the "kissing bench"'s this cute red bench by our old place that is just the right size for two people. But she's going to hold a sign that says "Kiss Me" or "Free Kisses" or something like that. I'll be sure to post a picture of that! :)

I'm weird...what can I say?

My roommate Annie just emailed me a bunch of pictures. Since some of you apparently aren't satisfied with my lack of pictures in my past few posts, here you go...

These are just random pictures...

So I have a creepy look on my face in this one, but I think it's funny. My roommate had a magazine with ideas for kids. One of them was to make a head wreath. We had a wreath hanging on the wall, so I took it off and put it on my head. Isn't it cute? I was trying to make a weird face like the girl in the picture.
We got new couches in my old apartment. They are the suede-ish kind, so we always have fun "drawing" on them. One day my roommate Alisa stood up, and there was a PERFECT butt print left! It was so great tat I had to take a picture (okay, so I probably took 5)This picture was from my birthday (right at midnight, actually). My roommates Annie and Alisa, along with my neighbor Rebecca, were talking in the living room, and they told me I could do whatever I wanted for my birthday. I think it was Rebecca who said, "You could even wear socks with sandals on your birthday!" So I went in my room and put socks and sandals on...classy with the PJs!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

April 6, 2005

Here is one of the stories that Carie reminded me of that I wrote to her a few years ago....

So I went to bed at 3 or so this morning. I was pretty stinkin tired
this morning so I just skipped my 8am class. Apparently I was still
pretty tired because I was just not paying attention when I put my make-up on...

Usually I start out with my foundation. But for some odd
reason I did my eyes first. Right after I put my mascara on, I did my
Somehow I went right over one of my eyes with my little
foundation pad, so my eyelashes got all gooped together.

So I was still holding my open bottle of foundation in my hand and grabbed my
mascara to fix my clumpy eyelashes. (This really is the kind of mascara I use...I don't remember ever using another kind. I love it!)
I went to put my mascara stick back into the tube, and where do you think it actually went?
Right into the bottle of foundation.

I'm a moron.

So I had to pull it out and wash it off. I haven't tried using the mascara again, but I'm
guessing it's going to be a little screwed up for a while until the
brush can actually be covered in stuff again. Plus my foundation has
black swirls in it. It's lovely! Anyway....that's my stupid story for
the day.

Monday, August 10, 2009

And the winner(s) is(are)...

I know it has taken WAY too long to give the results of my 100th blog post contest, but I've been so busy with packing and getting ready for school!

It was so much fun reading the stories you all submitted. Thank you for entertaining me. I suggest you go through and read some of the funny stories. There were some gems!!! Last week I had found a clear winner, but there was a last minute entry that has caused me to choose two winners, and they are...



I have known Carie since I first moved to Utah. We worked together for 3 years at the Comprehensive Clinic and lived in the same ward for probably another 3 years. Needless to say, she knows what it takes to make me laugh. When we worked at the clinic, we were frequently bored out of our minds. So what did we do? We sent stupid emails to each other all day long! Carie went through and found some great emails and links that were sent around 4 years ago. Reading through those old things had me laughing so hard that I was crying!!! I guess she just knows that I find myself quite hilarious and knew she could win with my own stories. :) Over the next few posts perhaps I will share a couple of those stories with you.

And Amelia...oh Amelia...she likes to find funny videos online and share them. She found some good ones that had me laughing a lot! These were a couple of my favorites...

SNL--Penelope at therapy

High School Musical 4

Clear Rite (this might be especially funny for Brett, David, and Natalie...or anyone who is in the dental field, has worn whitening trays, or had a weird retainer like I did after braces) :)

Thank you again for participating! All of the stories were so great! I might have to do it again sometime was so fun to read all of them! Congratulations to Carie and Amelia! I think Carie said she wanted one of those purses I made. Amelia do you want one too? We'll chat about it. :)