Just in time for "what am I going to post today"... a meme has been passed my way. This being the first one of these that I've participated in I'll give it my best shot.
The rules are as follows: Devise a list of 5-10 courses you would take to fix your life. (didn't know it was broken) 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 other people.
You may thank or curse the originator The blue tea person for this meme. Lee who is new to the blogging world (please go by and say hi) tagged Mimi Queen of the memes who in turn bestowed the honor on me to participate. So, there ya go.
1) Foot in Mouth Removal:
The emphasis of this course will be learning to think before speaking (or typing) with workshops to include: "Biting Ones Tongue" , "Counting to Ten Before Reacting" and "Just Walk Away" Students such as myself needing additional work in this area my take this course multiple times.
2) Photography 20/20:
Learning how to move from snapping average pictures into taking beautiful photographs. Students will learn the meaning of such terms as: aperture, shutter speed and macro to name a few. Students will be asked not to expose themselves during class times. This course is a prerequisite for Photoshop Processing.
3) Joining Mimi in Cooking 101:
With fifteen years in the restaurant business as a chef I will join our dear culinary challenged friend Mimi in a support role. I will be taking notes for her in the following short studies: "Life After Top Ramen" , "When to Enjoy Italian Chicken Cutlets" and "Landing a Boyfriend Who Cooks".
4) Psychology - A Study in Why I Hate Balloons:
Perhaps this is some bizarre genetic thing because my mother also has a hatred for these pesky Helium filled beasts from the underworld. There will be no 'POP' quizzes in this course.
5) Wifeese: The Ultimate Love Language:
Although we've been together for more than twenty years (married 15) I feel as if I'm ready to take the extra credit course. Students taking this course should already be familiar with terms such as: "Would you mind taking out the trash" which means 'If you don't your not getting any tonight.' "Would you like to go for a walk" which means 'We're going on a walk.' and "Do you mind if my mother stays with us for a week" meaning 'I know you'd rather shove bamboo shoots under your fingernails but she's coming anyway.'
6) Anatomy - A Study In Funnybone Regeneration:
This course is designed to help us help people realize it's OK to laugh. So many people walk around all day with the weight of the world on their shoulders that we must act quickly to keep this from reaching epidemic levels. In the lab portion of this class we will be extracting funnybone stem cells and transplanting them into humorless clones, thus transforming them into productive upbeat members of society once again.
Students will be taught that not everyone shares their belief system. Attendees will be taught that a belief in God or more specifically Jesus Christ (I'm included here) does not make a person more superior and that love of all people is what's important. Students will not be asked to convert from their current or non-religion to another. They will be asked to understand each others point of view even when they don't agree. Peace Globes will be handed out to all graduating members.
8) How to Build Your Own Soap Box:
In this course students will be given all the materials and tools necessary to build a platform on which they can stand-up and voice their opinion. Protests and rallies will not be mandatory, but silence will result in a failing grade. This class will be broadcast to the 'hearing' impaired
Hope to see you this Spring.