Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Don't worry... cockraoches DO NOT asexually reproduce

Yesterday, while observing my Madagascar Hissing Cockroach, I saw a little bug on him. My first thought was...if this thing is having babies, my roommates are going to kick me out for sure. I mean the last thing I want is an apartment full of baby cockraockes...yuck! Anyway, my friend Allison did some research(you know Wikipedia and other reliable sources) and found that it may in fact have asexually reproduced. Gerald had become a mother. And it all happened while Allison and I had gone to lunch.

I wanted to get a second opinion, so I called my professor. She laughed and told me Gerald definitely did not asexually reproduce.(I have this cockroach for her class) He probably just had a mite....which is also disgusting...but no big deal. All I had to do was give Gerald a little rinse-a-roo under the faucet and he would be good to go. Well bummer for Gerald, because there is no way I am giving a cockroach a bath.

Anyway, moral of the story:
a. do not trust everything you read on the internet
b. cockroaches definitely do not asexually reproduce was the gum

Right now I am finishing up my second to last semester in the Elementary Education program at BYU. For this program I am taking a teaching math in the El Ed classroom class and we went to the schools to teach last week. We were teaching base 10s in a 3rd grade class and the little boy I worked with was quite a character.

When we were finishing up he started telling me about something interesting he had heard on the radio that morning. He said he heard that gum can make you smarter. I didn't really buy it....but I mean it was on the radio, so it must be true. Anyway, after he completed the activity I praised him for doing well and staying on task, to which he replied,"I thought it was just my education, but it was the gum." Apparently the educational benefits of chewing gum are now greater than those of public school...sheesh.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Crew and Dane say it best!

For the past two summers I have been nannying for a family of 7 children in Draper Utah. It has been awesome and I absolutely love the family. Nannying can be pretty fun and the two youngest boys especially crack me up. Whether it is jumping on the trampoline in Spiderman capes or cruisn' around in the barbe jeep, these boys are 100% awesome and totally tough. Just the way boys should be.

Anyway, lately these little hooligans (Crew and Dane) have been saying some pretty funny things. Below I have listed some of my favorite quotes from Crew and Dane. Just so you know, Crew is 5 years old and Dane is 3. I hope this list gives at least a glimpse of how cool these boys really are. I'm just sayin'.

• One day I took a sip of Crew’s soda and he stomped away breathing hard, then turned around with an angry little look on his face to say, “That was a BAD Kimi!”
• Me: “Dane… teeth are not for biting, they are for chewing and eating our food.”
Dane: With an adorable little smirk, “Kimi, I thought Crew was my lunch.”
• One morning while I was getting the boys breakfast, Dane said to me, “Hey Kristina(The other nanny’s name)… not here….Kimi will you please get me a glass of milk.” ---Good cover Dane, I could not even tell you forgot my name!
• While running down the hall naked to get ready for a bath Dane yelled, “Naked, Naked, Naked!”
• While Crew was getting dressed I asked him to pull off his shirt and he responded, “I’ll pull you off!”
• Crew told me he was a ghost who was going to get me, so I told him I would hide. Crew’s response was pretty clever. He said, “I can go through walls and I have GPS’s for Kimi’s!”
• Crew: “Hey Kim Bim.”
Me: “What’s that?”
Crew: “That’s your new name with ice cubes in it!” ---I thought the name was pretty rad, but I don’t know what the ice cubes were for.
• Dane: “Get me a fruit roll up or I am going to smack your bum!”
• Me: “Hey Crew Crew Ka Chew”
Crew: “How about I call you Kim Kim Ka Chew?”
Dane: “How about I call you… Dad’s car?” --- I don’t know where Dane’s response came from, but I thought it was kind of awesome.

These boys are the best and I am just going to miss them like crazy when I go back to school!!!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Thats right....I finally created my blog!

Today is a big day.

I mean... a REALLY big day and I hope I am not the only one excited about this epic event. I am starting my blog. I know...I has taken me a while to get it set up and I know some of you may be a little bit chapped, but don't worry I am about to get crackin'!

The purpose of this blog is just to give a little bit of me and what I think to those reading.

I'm a Gemini. If I have learned/gained/experienced something interesting, I want to share it with others. There is something to learn from everyone, so here are some of the thinks that I think. Enjoy!