Monday, November 10, 2008

Oh, By the Way, I'm Going to Hawaii????

Yeah, I didn't know, either, but evidently it's true!! Here's the story of how I found out that I am lucky enough to go to Hawaii (oh yeah, but first, I have to go tonight, have a little fun, then fly back in time to teach tomorrow... totally doable, right?)

OK so here's how I found out ~

In our school, we have 2 "waves" of buses. The teachers decide amongst the grade on how they're going to get the students to each wave. In my building, we have a weekly calendar set up where one week I do first wave, the next week I do second wave, and so on. I eventually get a "wave-free" week at the end of the month. This week is my second wave week. The teacher that does wave 2 with me told me that as soon as he got back from taking the wild people to the buses, he was hightailing it out of there, and was going home. I told him that I was going to the "Y" to work out. A little eavesdropper looks at me and loudly exclaims, "Hey, that's NOT FAIR!" Huh? What's not fair? "It's not fair that you're going there after school!". Ummm, well if you'd like, you can go work out for me, and hopefully it'll work out so the calories are taken off of my 28 year old it's-going-to-take-forever-to-get-these-friggin-pounds-off body instead of your i'm-a-kid-and-I-lose-5-pounds-for-taking-2-steps body. Wouldn't it be awesome if someone could work out for us? Novel idea right there, I'm telling you! Anyway.... I asked him why he thought it was unfair that I was going to the "Y", and he didn't get to go. His response was "well, you taught my brother, Jake, your first year, so I think that means you should take me to Hawaii, too, because you know my family" WHAT???? Hawaii??? Dude, I wish I was going to Hawaii.... unfortunately I'm just going to the "Y" to burn some of my hips, thighs, butt, and stomach off. When I plan my trip to Hawaii, I'll be sure not to tell you, though!

So, I guess I don't really get to go to Hawaii. But, wouldn't it be awesome if, while trudging along on a treadmill, we were whisked away to Hawaii to make the workout seem less harsh? I still am totally for the whole someone doing my workout for me, and I still lose the weight thing, though!! Besides, I'm kinda glad I'm not going to Hawaii for 2 reasons 1) I so wouldn't be caught dead in a bathing suit 2) I'd be dog tired tomorrow morning after my flight, fun times, and flight home... I'd need 20 gallons of coffee to keep me semi-conscious!