Friday, November 2, 2007

College for Real Life

I've been tagged for an interesting meme by My Ice Cream Diary. I've spent a couple of days thinking about it, and now I'm ready to sign up.

Here it is:

Devise a list of 5-10 courses you would take to fix your life. It’s more fun to be in classes with friends, so include one class from the person who tagged you that you’d also like to take. Tag five.

My first class is one I'd take with the gal at My Ice Cream Diary. I definitely would benefit. Plus, we could help each other with our "home" work...

Building Addictions To Housework
This would be a pharmaceutical class that would facilitate the use of synthesized hormones that have been found in women who love to clean. It would also teach how to use aversion therapy to train the body to not enjoy sitting and reading a good book, or watching a great black and white movie.

Instant Menu Planning with Speedy Grocery List Making
This double course teaches advanced techniques for planning meals and grocery store runs in record time. Will include motivational practice sessions with stop watch and prizes.

Easy Lessons in Extroversion 101: The Basics
How to be outgoing, friendly, talkative. How to love interaction with people and be energized by it. May include a partial brain transplant for extremely introverted students. (I'm raising my hand.)

How To Sleep More Efficiently
Ways to relax, fall asleep and stay asleep. How to get to bed on time (including techniques on getting teenagers to bed so the house is quiet.) How to wake feeling refreshed and energetic.

Singing Lessons
How to sing like your favorite singer. Instruction and practice in singing, as well as vocal modulation for a pleasant speaking voice. I already sing, but not as well as I'd like-- I don't sound like Alison Krauss, or the lead singer from Dervish, or Kelly Clarkson yet.

My last class is one I borrowed from the guy at Blue Tea to use as my second class in my Extroversion series.

Easy Lessons in Extroversion 201: Small Talk Workshop- Advanced Techniques and Topics for Social Mastery
This practical course focuses primarily on in-class practice sessions guided by the instructor. Learn how to keep a conversation flowing seamlessly, ways to move beyond the weather, dealing with unpleasant people, social conventions, appropriate formulas for a variety of situations (polite refusal, soliciting favors, disengagement, etc.), networking, and more.

This was fun. Thanks Ice Cream, for the idea. And now, to pass it along.... I tag

Meg Fowler at
Sniz at Miss Sniz
Lulu at Lulu's Laundry Blog
Jessica the Rock Chick at Life is RANTastic!
Carrie at Chocolate the Other White Meat


Denise said...

Hey! I'm sorry for there being such confusion for you! I forget that everyone hasn't been thrown into the medical field like us!!! :) Fletcher has an ambu bag at his bed or on his wheelchair at all times. We place the ambu bag onto his trach, which is in his neck, and we squeeze the bag and bag oxygen into him. Thus the term bagging. I hope that makes sense. It's kind of hard to explain so I hope that helps a little!

carrie said...

Ohhh sounds fun!! I will have to think about it...but I should be able to post by the end of today ;)

Anne Bradshaw said...

I love the menu class idea :-) Fixing meals for two after fixing for a large family is weird. Should be simple, right? But it gets monotonous and boring to easily. Must be even more difficult fixing for one.

My Ice Cream Diary said...

Can I take ALL these classes with you? I love them all.

Lulu said...

Oh, these are all great classes! This will be a hard one to top...

I will be happy to do this, but it will be early next week before I can get to it!!

This should be fun...

Morgan Leigh said...


Ooooh, I love those classes. Sign me up. LOL :-)

The Rock Chick said...

I can't wait to give this a try! Thanks!


mom huebert said...

denise-- thanks for answering. Of course, I had to go look up "ambu bag," but I'm getting it figured out...!

carrie, lulu, rock chick-- can't wait to see what y'all come up with!

ice cream, megan-- you bet. come on over...

anne-- fixing for one or two people sounds easy to me, but that's just because I'm fixing for six right now. I can't imagine yet cooking for only the two of us.

Sniz said...

Sorry I haven't gotten back to you. It's been a crazy last few days but this meme looks really fun. I loved your answers! I hope I can live up to them. I'll let you know when it's up. Thanks for tagging me!

carrie said...

alrighty it's up ;)