Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Step Two:
Sew each set of nine together, add in some unpicking and eye-rolling, a tad more sewing, then cut each set of nine right smack down the middle.

Step Three:
Have a really hard time picking and choosing which pieces to use in your set of two place mats. Date night anyone? Try to hold your horses for a little longer cowboy, I'm not quite done with these bad boys.

I think this one is my favorite so far.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

I'm making place mats!

Step one: Piece together the fabric.
Do you like the set up?

Sunday, March 28, 2010

2010: Festival of Colors!
Hare Krishna
What a hilarious mess. It was so fun to throw colors on strangers, but not so fun to be the shortest in the bunch. Everyone (mostly fun-loving strangers) loved to rub handfuls on the top of my head.
Pics of me coming soon.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

I forgot a very important USU video:

Big Blue Crowd Surfing

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Dra and I drove up to Logan to visit Em, Jaime, oh, and go to the last USU homegame.

Peacock in Logan? Now I've seen everything.

Ridiculously excited to go to the game.

Sisters hair commercial, don't you think?
Blonde, brunette, redhead.
All natural folks, all natural.

Hail the Utah Aggies!

Wild Bill is a must-see. I was laughing all of second half ...
until I noticed I could see his butt crack. Gross.
Okay, okay, I still laughed.

"Show me the Scotsman who doesn't love the thistle ..."
This song should be my running song, pumps me full of energy.

Ever since I saw this on youtube, I wanted to participate.
So mean, so fun, so true.

WAC Champs!

What the? Man painted blue?

I forgot that whenever we win, the A's blue.

Favorite parts of the game:
  • When Jardine blocked the guy then jumped over another.
  • Emily thinking that one of our chants had a swear word in it.
  • Zach's texts telling me not to get shot by Wild Bill and not to fall in love.
  • Emily grabbing Big Blue's tail, and my mom's text telling her that was naughty.
  • Dra sharing all of her videos and pictures.
  • Laughing it up with my sissies.

I've been so ugly at school these days. My TA students raised a lot of money for our school-wide fundraiser. I offered motivation by telling them if they met certain goals, I would humiliate myself in one form or another. I shrugged it off because I assumed they wouldn't raise very much. They met every goal.

One day I had to wear my hair in a mohawk.
(I kept getting compliments which hurt my pride even more.)

Another day I had to be Batman all day long. (Probably the worst considering it's light out in the morning now, so a lot of U students got to see Batman scraping her car windows in the morning. Ultimate humilation.)
Only my 28 TA students knew what was going on, so I had to explain myself to all of my other students. Everyone soon got used to my shenanigans.

My kids are being so sassy lately. Thankfully it's the funny sass.

This week is Spirit Week. Monday started as Sports Day, so I wore an Aggie Handball shirt. One of my 9th graders smirked, "Ms. Bateman! How much money did your TA students have to raise for you to wear that awful shirt?" I laughed and shook my fist at him. What a sassquatch.

Tuesday was Crazy Day, and the students did not appreciate my cowboy gear. I tried to smoothe it over with, "Isn't it CRAZY that I'm wearing a cowboy hat?" They were all concerned with what I was trying to say about cowboys.

Today was Pajama Day. Another 9th grader mocked, "You wear your glasses to bed?" I kept muttering no, I, no, no, but ... then I just laughed. They did love the awful four curlers in my hair. I drove to work with my hood on the whole way. It was incredibly curly when I took it out after school.

Other funny things:
I'm teaching my 7th graders about probability, and we've been playing a lot of fun games. One day we were rolling two dice, and a 2 and a 2 came up, and one Sassafrass yelled, "Snake Eyes!" then clapped his hands over his mouth, but came back with, "I mean Spider Eyes!" and he emphasized it with spirit fingers. I put my head on the board and laughed.

Today, he, or his twin, I can't remember which one, saw on his paper: P(green) which stands for the probability of green. "P green!? Who pees green?!" Again, I just laughed.

Saturday, March 06, 2010