Chocolate Cake, 305, Work Schmirk, and Seminary

September 24, 2010

And, a wrap-up of my week:

Chocolate Cake was a really good girl, but just like we promised ourselves, we didn't take her home. We didn't take one of the puppies either--because every once in a while, I do exhibit a smidge of self control.

But guess what? Jared randomly bought me a Garmin 305 after reading that post from earlier this week. It hasn't come in the mail yet, but when it does, I'll be sure to tell you all about it. Turns out you actually can buy love. Yay!

The work gods were coming at me from every possible angle this week. I was taking work calls at the dinner table, during my exercise class, while I was pooping--and I accidentally flushed. Excellent. The woman on the other end of the line was like, "Was that a toilet flushing?" And instead of making up some lame-o story about flushing a spider, I was like, "Yup. This phone call's getting so long that I couldn't hold it anymore."

Seminary is...um...early. Early but good. Just to refresh your memory, I'm teaching a religion class, to ten or twelve teenagers, out of my den, every morning at 6:05. Here's a picture of the classroom:



Oh gosh no. I totally don't miss that square footage. Not even a little bit.

I've only had to yell at the kids once so far, when I looked at that table and I fool you not, every single kid, except for one, was sleeping. It was so dramatic you guys. I took in a deep breath, I threw down my Scriptures, slammed my fist on the table and said, "YOU KNOW WHAT? I'M NOT ABOUT TO STAND HERE AND TALK TO MYSELF. SEMINARY CAN BE OKAY, OR SEMINARY CAN SUCK AND RIGHT NOW YOU'RE ALL MAKING IT SUCK! SO SNAP OUT OF IT!"

They did. They snapped out of it. It was fierce. And awesome.

Speaking of awesome, the kids are really awesome.

Hope you have an awesome weekend.

Awesome.

11 comments:

K said...

Everytime you use the word "chocolate cake" in your blog titles, I think it's one of the food blogs I subscribe to in my google reader. :P
I'm excited to hear about your adventures with your 305. I'm still on the fence about getting a Garmin.

Mindy said...

LOL about the assignment!

Bahston Beans said...

Love the assignment.

You should have left the cat pee rug. That would have kept them awake.

Blaine said...

Amy, I love the sign behind the table. If only seminary had been that interesting when I was attending...maybe I would have showed up more. If you don't end up getting Chocolate Cake then you can always name your Garmin Chocolate cake and then you'll always have your chocolate with you when you run.

You could also name it after your husband but then it might confuse people when you say things like "I slapped Jared on and went for a 10 mile run" or "I think Jared is messed up...I know my run was longer than he said it was." Or then again, maybe it would be ok...

Karen said...

I had the same experience with my Girl Scouts once. We were supposed to be writing a song, and they kept getting sidetracked talking about boys, school, etc. Finally I got mad, slammed my book on the table and said, "If you guys don't need me, I'll be leaving now" and I went down into the family room. I heard someone say as I left, "wow, I think she's really mad." And a 1/2 hour later they came down with their song all written and performed it for me.

Chelsea said...

Interesting sign behind the table...does that say what I think it says? :)

Grandma said...

I love the m'

Tiffany said...

Thank you for keeping me entertained. I love it!

Katy Shamitz said...

I love the assignment. :)

The Kyles said...

Chocolate cake is by far the best dog name I've ever heard. Except Samurai Gomez, which is what we hope to name our next dog...

The Kyles said...

p.s. Tell Jared I said hello! I was in his ward growing up. My maiden name is Damron