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  • lisametts 7:37 pm on January 28, 2010 Permalink | Reply

    Adventure #3 

    As one of my adventures, I decided to give blood. I wanted to help out in a worthy way. I have not given blood since I was 20 years old. The last time I gave blood, I hallucinated because I did not eat or drink properly before giving blood. So, I was nervous going to the Big Red Bus at my school. After getting on the bus and filling out the necessary paperwork, the nurse called me back to ask me some health related questions. I was approved to give blood. I am so happy I gave blood. I am looking forward to next weeks adventure of walking/running a 5K.

  • wip78 11:58 am on January 28, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Little people are funny 

    Need an adventure?! 

    I posed this question to 24 second graders- What adventures can Mr. Lopez have this year?  I explained what I would be doing for the next 49 weeks and what I have accomplished already (sanz the smoking).

    To give them an example, I said they could have me eat a live worm if everyone in the class recieved 100% on their spelling tests, four weeks straight.  In working out the lagistics, I then obligated myself to eat what one student suggested- a “Worm Dog”.  You see, a worm dog is like a hot dog except you extract the hot dog and insert a disgusting worm.  Maybe I’ll have a chilli and cheese worm dog.  I just got sick thinking of it…

    Listed is just a sample of their ideas.   So, in no particular order:  The 52 Adventures per Room 233:

    1. Eat a Worm Dog.  (Where’s the Pepto……)

    2. Go to a basketball class (She obviously knows I suck at sports).

    3. Jump out of a plane with a parachute

    4. Jump out of a plane without a parachute (She’s getting silent lunch)

    5. Go to Paris

    6. Go to Six Flags or Safari Land

    7. Go to Chinatown and eat popcorn with chopsticks

    8. Go to space

    9. Climb a mountain

    10. Eat your skin (Whaaaaaaaaa?!)

    11. Go to Cheers in Boston

    12. Paint your shoes like a rainbow (She knows something…)

    13. Where girl clothing (She’s in cahoots with #12)

    14. Memorize a poem that is very hard

    15. Ride your bike from home to work

    16. Don’t eat junkfood (this is actually a good one)

    17. Eat a worm patty, worm soup, worm doughnuts, worm ice-cream, worm in apple and then go to Mexico and rest from all the worm eating.

    18. Fight a famous wrestler

    19. Make a funny face every morning

    20. Go to Haiti and help people there

    21. Go to Canada walking

    22. Say hello to people as you pass them by (I wonder what reactions I would get?)

    And lastly….

    23. Have fun

    That indeed, number 23. That indeed:)

    • yearof52adventures 12:29 pm on January 28, 2010 Permalink

      I absolutely love this post. And your class.
      I think I’ll go to Canada walking next week 🙂

    • jeindeer 2:44 pm on January 28, 2010 Permalink

      This is such a great list! I might actually memorize a long poem–I think that’s a lost art in a post-google world. Thanks for the list, and well played, little #14!

    • lisametts 7:17 pm on January 28, 2010 Permalink

      I teach second grade also. I wonder what my students would say if I asked them.

    • JScribe 9:48 am on January 29, 2010 Permalink

      Oh my gosh! this is totally hilarious. I like 14 too–some professor in undergrad once told me that his goal as a writer/teacher/scholar of English was to memorize 200 lines of text. thats always stuck with me. Maybe i should add memorize a poem to my list, too. I also think you should paint your shoes rainbow. I could do that, too! Adventure # 4, tonight!!

    • renea murray 10:39 am on January 29, 2010 Permalink

      …you gotta love those little people! Thanks for sharing this gave me a laugh.

    • Anonymous 10:49 am on January 30, 2010 Permalink


    • gangstaoflove 1:51 am on January 31, 2010 Permalink

      So cute! I’m going to ask my students and see what kind of crazy things they’ll come up with. Korean kids are pretty intense, so this should be interesting. 🙂

    • Try2StopMe 4:55 pm on January 31, 2010 Permalink

      it made me get all misty! lol so beautiful! you have inspired to me ask my preschoolers!

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