Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween

I know my posts lately have been rather lame and I make no promises about this one, but I thought I would treat you all to a little Halloween song that I've been singing for the past month. It goes:

Halloween cat,
Halloween cat
WHY do you MEOW and MEOW like that?
Neither I nor the moon
Like that tune
so SCAT
...Halloween cat!

I learned this song last year when I was working in the kindergarten classroom at the BYU Child and Family Life something-or-other (the BYU preschool). At the time I thought it was a pretty terrible song, but upon hearing it every day for a month I couldn't really help learning it. Now that I've got my own preschool class I feel pressured from time to time to sing seasonal songs with them and since Halloween Cat was the only Halloween song I knew I thought I'd at least sing it with them once to keep myself from feeling guilty. Unfortunately, it caught on like wildfire and I quickly surrendered to my students' request to sing it. I felt somewhat guilty/ selfishly satisfied when I put my aide in charge of singing with the kids today (I was busy doing other important things) and I heard her singing Halloween Cat with them. Now she will be plagued with the song! Bwahahahaha...

I know it seems impossible that anything more could be said about this stupid song (it's hardly even a song- more of a chant, really), but I must also add this one last little tidbit about the song. The beginning of the song has much the same rhythm to another terrible song I learned at the BYU preschool called "Bubble Gum." This song goes:

Bubble gum
Bubble gum
Chewy chewy chewy chewy chewy bubble gum
Bubble gum...

You get the idea. When I was working at the BYU preschool in the kindergarten I was often running errands and would be in and out of the classroom a lot. In consequence, it not only took me a while to even pick up on all of the words to Halloween Cat, but also got stuck in my head in fragments all the time. Due to the similarity in tune/ rhythm, the song often got stuck in my head as:

Halloween cat
Halloween cat
Chewy chewy chewy chewy chewy Halloween cat
Halloween cat...

This morbid version of the song prompted the 4th of July edition which I will conclude with.

Fourth of July Cat
written by Katie Lewis

Fourth of July cat
Fourth of July cat
Why do you explode and explode like that
Neither I nor the kids
Like that splat
So scat
Fourth of July cat!

Happy haunting to you all!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Dear Daily Assignments,

I wanted so badly to leave a comment on your blog, but you blocked that option I guess. Who knew you had a blog since 2007? And that you only made one post? Man oh man. I guess you are just a facebooking bloggging kind of mom. In closing, I'd just like to say that I'm jealous you have such a cool blog title.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Davetta

Well, it's my one and only big brother's birthday today. Happy birthday David!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Dear Califo- GO VOTE!

As some of you may know, Proposition 8 is on the ballot this election in California. Its definition of marriage and family will doubtless have lasting effects on our families for generations to come. So if you live in California- VOTE YES ON PROPOSITION 8! Also, if you'd like to learn more, please visit my friend's blog at http://itsaroughrideinthesaddle.blogspot.com/. She has done a great job collecting information on the subject.

P.S. I registered to vote today! Whoo-hoo! If anyone else would like to register to vote, go do it right now because today is the last day to register if you want to vote in the upcoming election.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Book of Mormon Reading Chart- starts today!

So I'm definitely a check-list person and it's much easier for me to make time for scripture study when I've got a plan. I've been without one for far too long, so I decided a couple of days ago that I would make up a chart to get me through the Book of Mormon by the end of the year and today I finally made the chart! I made it in excel, so it's in kind of a stupid format on here, but if any of you would like to follow along, feel free. (Also feel free to e-mail me and I'll e-mail you a format that is much easier to look at and won't make you cranky like this super-long list might.) It's about 3 chapters a day. I think it'll be the fastest I've ever read the entire Book of Mormon, so I'm excited. Well, here we (I hope it's we and not just me) go!


Oct

16
1 Nephi 1-3
17
1 Nephi 4-6
18
1 Nephi 7-9
19
1 Nephi 10-12
20
1 Nephi 13-15
21
1 Nephi 16-18
22
1 Nephi 19-22
23
2 Nephi 1-3
24
2 Nephi 4-6
25
2 Nephi 7-9
26
2 Nephi 10-12
27
2 Nephi 13-15
28
2 Nephi 16-18
29
2 Nephi 19-21
30
2 Nephi 22-24
31
2 Nephi 25-27



Nov
1
2 Nephi 28-30
2
2 Nephi 31-33
3
Jacob 1-4
4
Jacob 5-7
5
Enos- Words of Mormon
6
Mosiah 1-3
7
Mosiah 4-6
8
Mosiah 7-9
9
Mosiah 10-12
10
Mosiah 13-15
11
Mosiah 16-18
12
Mosiah 19-21
13
Mosiah 22-24
14
Mosiah 25-27
15
Mosiah 28-29
16
Alma 1-3
17
Alma 4-6
18
Alma 7-9
19
Alma 10-12
20
Alma 13-15
21
Alma 16-18
22
Alma 19-21
23
Alma 22-24
24
Alma 25-27
25
Alma 28-30
26
Alma 31-33
27
Alma 34-36
28
Alma 37-39
29
Alma 40-42
30
Alma 43-45


Dec
1
Alma 46-48
2
Alma 49-51
3
Alma 52-54
4
Alma 55-57
5
Alma 58-59
6
Alma 60-63
7
Helaman 1-3
8
Helaman 4-6
9
Helaman 7-9
10
Helaman 10-12
11
Helaman 13-16
12
3 Nephi 1-3
13
3 Nephi 4-6
14
3 Nephi 7-9
15
3 Nephi 10-12
16
3 Nephi 13-15
17
3 Nephi 16-18
18
3 Nephi 19-21
19
3 Nephi 22-24
20
3 Nephi 25-27
21
3 Nephi 28-30
22
4 Nephi - Mormon 3
23
Mormon 4-6
24
Mormon 7-9
25
Ether 1-3
26
Ether 4-6
27
Ether 7-9
28
Ether 10-12
29
Ether 13-15
30
Moroni 1-7
31
Moroni 8-10

Nachos

So every day at recess my good friend/ co-worker and I discuss what food(s) we are craving that day. This led to a planned lunch at work yesterday and the secretary thought she had missed somebody's birthday or something. Anyway, the point is: I am majorly craving nachos. Not like the cheap-o amusment park nachos that have five chips with terrible liquid cheese all over them. I'm talking about the hole-in-the-wall Mexican resturaunt nachos where you can hardly even see the large pile of chips because it's being covered by an even larger pile of shredded beef, refried beans, guacamole sauce, sour cream, tomatoes, lettuce, real cheese, and so many other wonderful things. Mmm. I am so hungry right now just thinking about it.

...and I was looking for a picture of nachos to put on this blog (I am so bad at getting pictures off the internet- obviously) which made me even hungrier.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

"He reminds me of a potato."

Hang in there Lisa.


Friday, October 10, 2008

I guess by ark I meant igloo

It's supposed to snow tomorrow. This is ridiculous.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

I'll start working on the ark

So yesterday I woke up around 8:00 am to that old familiar pitter-patter of the falling rain outside. I was very excited to get to spend a Saturday morning sleeping in to the sound of rain, especially since just plain rain is so rare here in Utah Valley. However, anyone who has ever spent a day in Utah knows that the weather is about as impatient as me and so it changes from one extreme to the next all day every day and on the rare occasions that it does happen to rain, it's sunny or snowing or something else after about a half hour or so. (How many times I bundled myself up in rain gear for walking to campus only to walk home sweating from too many layers of clothes in the sunshine I have no idea.) But the rain stayed. Not only did it stay until I woke up again an hour or so later (I fell back to sleep), but it stayed all through the afternoon and into the night. I think it really truly did rain ALL DAY yesterday. Wow wow.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

7th Grader Day

I wouldn't do it except I love Marae so much and I'm hoping that maybe if I play along and fill out this on-going survey she will finally call me back and I won't eteranlly be leaving so many dumb messages on her cell phone (which is likely dead- how typical). Haha. Okay, here goes.

5 things I've done in the past 10 years
1. Graduated from college
2. Gotten married
3. Bought the coolest/ classiest tealish chair in the whole world for only $5 at a garage sale even when Bryan threatened to not carry it up the 3 flights of stairs to our apartment for me. (Don't worry, he did.)
4. Dressed up as a box of floss... with a very thick sweater on
5. Read the entire Chronicles of Narnia

5 Things I wish I could do today
1. Run rampid around Provo (or preferably someplace cooler and more fun) with Whitney and Marae
2. Ride somewhere in Radley and the star with Alexander the Grape
3. See baby Charlie smile at me again like he did earlier
4. Fly to Nebraska with Bry Bry and spend all evening playing Settlers with Chris and Anna and play with their cute baby Soapy
5. Watch more Gilmore Girls

5 Foods I wouldn't want to do without
1. Pomogranate seeds
2. Chocolate
3. Chocolate
4. Mom's homemade pizza crust
5. Goo Goo Cluster ice cream

5 Things I would do if I were a Millionaire
1. Quit my job
2. Buy another hand towel for the bathroom
3. Pay Brawny and Marae to play private concerts for me daily... or at least weekly. It's really not practical to expect to be able to track down Brawn on a daily basis.
4. Pay off my student loans
5. Go shopping... so often

5 Places I have lived
1. 916 Laurel Lane
2. 305 U-Hall
3. Terrace 12
4. Terrace 1
5. 324 Wymount Terrace

5 Jobs I've had
1. Fruit stand attendant at Becky Albeke's U-Pick Fruit Farm
2. Captain Catering Katie (BYU Catering)
3. Rivercrest Daycamp Counselor
4. BYU Preschool/ Kindergarten aide
5. Montessori head teacher (toddler classroom)

5 People I tag
(That means you're supposed to do this on your blog now.)
1. Anna Lewis
2. Lisa Lewis
3. Alison Lewis
4. Emily Kimes
5. Whitney White