Friday, April 24, 2009

Dramatically Diana

Thursday was take your child to work day. Diana was so excited to go with my husband, but he told her she couldn't go, because it was his busiest day. She of course was devastated by this horrifying news. But then the next day he called home and turned her frown upside down with the news that his school was planning a day filled with activities for all the kids who showed up. She was ecstatic as only she can be. I was ecstatic because it meant I didn't have to take anyone to school or pick anybody up. Simple pleasures, I tell ya.

For any of you who are not aware of my husbands occupation, he teaches Chemistry at the community college here. Yes, I did say Chemistry. I know EWWW. When I had to take Chemistry at BYU, I made him do my homework and then I bluffed my way through the tests. At least that is the way I remember it.

Anyway even if the budget cuts are going to limit the amount of extra classes he can teach, which by the way we count on for a few of life's little amenities like food and housing, at least he has tenure. And so until the government fails, which may be sooner than later, he will at least have some job. I am very grateful for this as I see so many others facing unemployment.

And due to the success of Diana's first video presentation, I have decided to make it a permanent feature here on the Hamster Wheel. In my obsession with alliteration, these little video diaries will be titled "Dramatically Diana". Those of you who know her in person will agree that this fits her to a tee. Maybe some day she will like to look back and see how she saw her everyday life. If we still have electricity, that is.

My only disappointment is that she is a bit shy in front of the camera and does not exhibit the same passion in the telling of exciting things. But still you get some idea. And so for posterity here is her report on her day at work with her Dad. Well not with her Dad, but her day at the place where her Dad works.

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I loved that she explained that she did not build the plant, but instead that she just planted it. And who ever heard of a dental muesum complete with George Washington's teeth and a necklace of teeth made by a dentist who gets his paitients drunk so he could pull out their teeth. Now there's some education for you, huh? Also loved the part where she outed me for making her share. So funny. And so true that she bears the brunt of me since the boys will have no part of performing for the blog. Sorry dear, it is your fate in life, might as well embrace it.

And any day where you get to see George Washington's teeth has to go down as one of your best days ever, I am sure.

13 comments:

Emily said...

I am so excited for this regular 'dramatically Diana'...How can you not love that girl? Ever? She is just DARLING.

Homer and Queen said...

Hey! I live where you live! Where do you live? Thanks for the upbeat info, and you are right girls are harder than boys...Oh the drama!

I think we will be OK without Austin the defector...and Max has bulked up and is on his best game right now. I love Bronco too...we always wait for Max and the team after the games, they are all so wonderful to Wheelchair Boy, bunch of great guys!

We lived in Mesa for a couple of years after BYU, the Whites are great people! I did love it there but we are both from Vegas so we come back here.

Thanks for making me feel better!

Kristina P. said...

She is so adorable! Look at her and her confidence. Good for her!

Smart Helm said...

whoa, u are a blogging queen! I can't keep up with all the posts.

Welcome to forced... I mean, um... welcome to blogging Diana!

Anjeny said...

Sounds like she had a good time at her dad's work and it's really neat that she remembered everything she saw..very thorough in her review of her day.

Welcome to Diana to blogland, I look forward to more. Pat, she's absolutely adorable. Really great idea having a blog section for her.

The Crash Test Dummy said...

ahhhh shucks!!! So cute!

Jen said...

Congrats on your tenure! Seriously. I wish we had some of that. Cute video, she's adorable.

Melanie S said...

She's so great! It's amazing to see her so grown up! You will just love having that someday. She will too. Hope you are doing well! Miss you!

April said...

She is sooooo cute!!! I am looking forward to more video clips!

val of the south said...

I think I need to see the drunk patient teeth necklace.

I loved how she explained that pizza lunch meant they got to have pizza for lunch!

She's so kind to humor her mama!!

Eliza said...

Love Dramaticly Diana! You better watch out though, she might just start her own blog and then she won't want to contribute to yours!

T said...

just found out you were joining us for lunch - whoo-hooo!

I of course had to cram in all sorts of nutty info so we'd have something to talk about :) and realized that we share the same old fave in Provo (La Dolce Vita) though it doesn't look like I remember AND I had to laugh at your photo of Brian Denny... I used to BABYSIT that kid... okay, now I feel old again :)

Sue Q said...

At the risk of sounding like a stalker....

Hey there, I'm a newcomer to your blog and I just had to stop by and say hey there (which I've already said) because i saw your picture on T's blog and I had to do a double take because I had the same picture taken of me in the same pose and I thought I was looking in a mirror! (Except I wasn't in a chili's at the time....I think it was Applebee's) Anyway, I've been perusing your blog and I can't help but think we may be kindred spirits or twins lost at birth or something, because we have a lot in common! I think I may be coming back here often!