Tuesday, September 16, 2008

I'm Too Old for This Crap

Posted by Lara at 7:45 PM
This is what I did over the weekend, while my students watched in awe, amazement, and amusement...

I jumped off of this thing:


Onto this thing:


Clambered over it:



Set myself up on the edge:


And waited to be launched:


And then I started to think:


Maybe this wasn't such a good idea after all:


And then I think I died right here:


But fortunately came back to life:


And was even happy about it:


"I did it - are you happy now?"


And then I walked away victorious, never to repeat that again:


I think I earned the eternal and undying respect of my students for having done that while they all watched and laughed at me. It was pretty awesome.

So, uh, how was your weekend?

30 comments:

califmom on 8:42 PM said...

You. Kick. Ass.

That was awesome.

flutter on 9:23 PM said...

you are the coolest teacher EVER.

BetteJo on 9:26 PM said...

My weekend was nothing near as exciting as your!

tpiglette on 9:35 PM said...

Okay, those pictures turned out way better than I had thought. I swear they looked extremely blurry through the viewfinder. It'd be funny if it was just a smudge on my glasses... (But I checked for that too!)

Anyway, you TOTALLY ROCK! Even after three times at that retreat I have never dared to do the Blob.

I'm so excited to be able to share these experiences with you now!!! :)

Lara on 9:41 PM said...

tpiglette - the pics were awesome. thanks for taking them! :)

Graham on 9:42 PM said...

You win. No bouncy blue and yellow things for me. So does one person landing on it launch the previous person off it or something? Is that what's going on? Looks like fun.

Lara on 9:50 PM said...

yep, exactly, the next person jumps and pushes the air forward to launch the person off the end. it's really fun, though i might recommend trying to launch forward instead of backward, like i did. :-P

seven on 11:52 PM said...

That is awesome.

You are the coolest teacher ever.

That is all.

Hanlie on 1:43 AM said...

Well, I didn't play GI Jane on my weekend! That looks like fun! I would totally do it...

distractedspunk on 4:30 AM said...

what kind of school are you teaching at that you get to do that?! (And yes, awesomeness.)

Jill B on 5:43 AM said...

I always see people doing that in movies and on TV and think, "what's the big deal?" But an overwhelming majority of... everybody has me believing it must be a challenge.

That's how I felt about the high ropes course until I was up there, too.

lspoon on 6:33 AM said...

Ok that looks like fantastic fun!

nomotherearth on 6:50 AM said...

You rock.

Ali on 7:05 AM said...

um...AWESOME!

Lara on 7:08 AM said...

nomotherearth - yes, yes i do. :)

Jackie on 9:37 AM said...

I have ALWAYS wanted to do that!

Natalie on 10:12 AM said...

Not nearly as cool as yours.

Mrs. Chili on 10:12 AM said...

I graded papers. I'm boring.

the kaiser on 10:42 AM said...

We went to the LA County Fair, but nobody got hurled thru the air. That is as hilarious as it is awesome.

Molly on 12:19 PM said...

That looks like it was a ton of fun!

Maggie on 4:44 PM said...

Ha ha - that's too funny! And you're right, you ARE the coolest teacher ever!

nutmeg on 6:32 PM said...

Not even close! You are a star! (Didn't I tell ya?)

Gudrun from Kitchen Gadget Girl on 9:22 PM said...

what kind of cool school do you teach at?! This is totally awesome adventure, wish my kids had a teacher like you!

Lara on 9:24 PM said...

i teach at a christian school that highly prioritizes spending quality time getting to know our students. so we take them on a weekend retreat in the mountains. and that thing was at the camp we stayed at. woo!

Ashley on 7:16 AM said...

How fun!! :)

Miss A on 3:38 PM said...

you are definitely cool peeps!

And you have more balls than I'll ever have!

Anissa Mayhew on 8:42 PM said...

Ok, so much fun!! But where's the picture of HTG??

KennethSF on 5:49 AM said...

Man, you look cute even when you're drenched and soaked.

Paulette Foley on 10:14 AM said...

Ah, it must be the week of Christian school retreats...what we do for our students. I don't have pics...but check out my latest blog.

pincushionpoints on 5:26 PM said...

Looks like fun. Where do I sign up?

 

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