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Monday, September 25, 2017

GREEN & WHITE


SEPTEMBER 25, 2017

Thursday, September 21, 2017

FIND THE MISTAKES

1.  THE TV GUIDE ON OUR HOTEL ROOM
SEPTEMBER 11
CHECK OUT CHANNEL 29, WITH THE EXTRA 
"L" IN GOLF


DRINK AT RELIEF SOCIETY ACTIVITY
SEPTEMBER 20
THE SPELLING OF FRUIT
"FIRUIT"

RISE & SHOUT! THE CAFFEINE IS OUT!!!







It’s official. Brigham Young University students can now get their caffeine fix on campus.
BYU Dining Services has already begun adding caffeinated sodas to their inventory, and students should be able to purchase canned or bottled sodas while the university switches their soda fountains to add caffeinated soft drinks, according to an online statement from Dean Wright, director of Dining Services.
The university will be adding Coca-Cola Freestyle dispensers at some locations on campus.
BYU also said caffeinated drinks will now be available at athletic events on campus.
In a question and answer piece published online, Wright said the director of BYU Dining Services in the 1950s made the decision not to sell caffeinated soft drinks.
Wright said the decision to offer caffeinated sodas stemmed from student interest, which has grown in the last few years.
In 2012, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released a statement clarifying its stance on how caffeinated sodas fit in with the Word of Wisdom and said it “does not mention the use of caffeine.”
Since then, students have been expressing interest in getting access to caffeinated beverages on campus.
“Over the last several years, we have seen an increase in our customers, our consumer, in requests for caffeinated soft drinks,” said Carri Jenkins, spokeswoman for BYU. “We have been looking at this over the last several years as we’ve seen the increase.”
In the statement, Wright said BYU will continue to honor their contract with Coca-Cola, they will not sell energy drinks and students will continue to have access to the caffeine-free beverages BYU already had.
There are not current plans to offer Dr. Pepper brand drinks campus wide, though they are available at the Twilight Zone and at the Creamery on Ninth.
Jenkins said the announcement does not mean BYU lifted what has been called a ban on caffeinated drinks.
“Caffeinated soft drinks have never been banned from our campus,” Jenkins said. “Campus dining services has just not offered them.”
Word of the news spread quickly Thursday morning as BYU students and alumni took to social media. Jenkins said the level of excitement regarding the addition of caffeinated drinks has taken the university by surprise.
She would not speculate on if energy drinks will be offered in the future and encouraged students to check nutritional information in the dining services website to make wise food decisions.
BYU students rushed to buy caffeinated Coca-Cola products Thursday morning to have their own slice of history.
Whitney Erikson, a senior at BYU, had bought a Coca-Cola in the Wilkinson Student Center after seeing the news Thursday on Instagram. She had taken a screenshot of the news and sent it out to friends with the caption “best news ever.” Previously, she’d gone to nearby gas stations to buy caffeinated soft drinks and had stocked up on cases at Smith’s.
Erikson also called her mom to share the news.
“She said, ‘it’s the Lord’s school, finally,’” Erikson said.
Gas stations were popular spots to pick up caffeinated soft drinks before Thursday’s announcement, as were students who would buy caffeinated drinks elsewhere and then resell them to students on campus. Rosa Mendez, a sophomore who carried an unopened bottle of Coca-Cola through the student center Thursday afternoon, knew of a student who would sell caffeinated drinks in the student center.
She was supportive of the university’s decision and said drinking caffeinated soft drinks is a personal choice.
“It’s nice to have something to give you energy throughout the day,” Mendez said.

I used to bring my own Diet Coke to
the football games.
And then, 9-11 happened.

Monday, September 18, 2017

THE BIG 3-4


Ashley hit the big 3-4 on September 18!
She was born at the beginning of my 4th year
of teaching.
Ashley has had quite the last 3 years!
She lost 80 pounds, and reached her goal
weight at Weight Watchers.
She then got pregnant with Ryker.
When he was 8 months old, Ashley, Jon,
and their 3 older kids went on their dream vacation
to Disneyland and Southern California!
Ryker stayed with Grandma Laurel.
Two months later, Ashley had an aneurysm.
About 1 1/2 months later, she had brain surgery!
Because Ryker stayed with Grandma Laurel when they
went to California, he was able to go with her.
Since then, Ashley got back down to her goal weight, plus 20 more!
She has lost a little over 100 pounds!!!
A.MAZ.ING!!!

This is a picture of her and I with her dog, Lucky,
and her "god dog", Jax.
Jax is Katie & CJ's dog.  She takes care
of him when Katie goes to Portland to see CJ.
Jax is not very photogenic!

SEPTEMBER ALPINE ELEMENTARY RETIRED TEACHER'S LUNCH



OUR SEPTEMBER ALPINE ELEMENTARY
RETIRED TEACHER'S LUNCH WAS HELD:
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, AT LOS HERMANOS.

THOSE ATTENDING WERE:
MARY SAMPSON, CHERYL DOMINGUEZ, NANCY POPE,
RUTH ANDERSON, ME, JOHN POOL, 
CATHY & BRAD TIBBITTS, AND VICKY & JAY HAWS.
ADONNA CAME AFTER SHE PICKED
UP HER KINDERGARTEN GRANDSON.

NANCY SAID THERE WERE 10 NEW TEACHERS
AT ALPINE THIS YEAR.
THEY DON'T STICK AROUND.
I TAUGHT WITH MOST TEACHERS
20-33 YEARS.
THAT'S WHAT MAKES A FACULTY FAMILY!!!

Sunday, September 17, 2017

ON, WISCONSIN


When I was in 7th grade, our band played a
fun song called, "On Wisconsin!"
It was the University of Wisconsin's
fight song.

Wisconsin is one of the better college
football teams.
In fact, when I went to the Rose Parade with
the American Fork High School band, Wisconsin
was playing Oregon in the Rose Parade!
(Oregon beat them in the final seconds)

Here is the Wisconsin band and float
in the 2012 Rose Parade.


When the University of Utah went to the PAC-12,
I think BYU panicked!
BYU could not go to the PAC-12.
Although college football is played on Saturday,
all of the other sports are played on Sunday.
So, BYU bolted from the Mountain West Conference,
and became "Independent" (like Notre Dame)
in football.  They joined the West Coast Conference
in all other sports.  They are religious schools
(most notably John Stockton's school, Gonzaga)
who also do not play on Sunday.

When you are Independent, you have to find
schools to play.
We've played some great teams . . . Notre Dame, UCLA,
Washington, Nebraska, Texas, and Wisconsin.
Our season starts out hard, while others play
schools that are below mediocrity.

This year, we beat Portland State, and then we had 3 games
on the schedule that I thought we would lose:
LSU, Utah, Wisconsin.
The LSU game was supposed to be in Houston,
but because of Hurricane Harvey, it was moved
to the Super Dome . . . 2 hours from the LSU campus.
One player on the LSU team is the son of
Jazz legend, Karl Malone!
Karl Malone, Jr.  (KJ)



The broadcasters of 1280 the Zone were excited
because Karl was staying at the hotel the teams were.
The BYU players had to be told he was one of
the statues outside the Vivint Arena!

When Bronco Mendenhall left BYU, Kalani Sitakie
became the new head coach.
(A head coach at any BYU sport must have a
current temple recommend.)
Heisman Trophy winner, Ty Detmer, is
QB coach and offensive coordinator.
I'm not sure if it's because all of the coaches are new
(now second year) or the players aren't that good.
But, I think it's because the other teams are better.

On Saturday, September 16, Wisconsin came to town.
(USU was tied with Wisconsin earlier this month,
10-10 at halftime and lost 59-10)
The game was on  ABC, so a 1:30 start.

We had our ADK chapter planning meeting...breakfast at
Village Inn, then planning at Murray library.
Mark brought Shay to the restaurant, then
we left right after.
Shay is in 5th grade this year at Riley Elementary
in Salt Lake City!  She is soooo smart,
because she loves 5th grade!!!

(I missed the first game cuz of being the Utah ADK president,
and we had a board meeting that had been scheduled for a year!)

 I love taking Shay!
She's always so appreciative!
It was fun, all except that final score!


With Cheer Hansen Brems.
Her son in law is #35 for BYU.
I have taught several of her nieces and nephews:
AJ, Seth, Suki, and Ryan Adamson
Weston Broadbent
Dakota Hansen
She was the Days of '47 Queen when she graduated!
I got to know her because her sister, Cindy, lived
across the street from the shop.
I babysat Cindy's two oldest kids...Tiffany and Tyler.
Cheer is 2 years younger than me.  Her brother, Brian,
is my age.
Cindy's granddaughter is Witney Carson from
Dancing With the Stars!
So, I babysat Witney Carson's dad!!!






With former student, Donny Neves, now a junior
at Lone Peak.
Love him!  This kid could fix anything!
He actually once fixed my broken cupboard!









The highlight of the game was the retiring of #6.


This included:
Marc Wilson, Quarterback
1976-1979


Robbie Bosco, National Champion Quarterback
1984-1985
(How do you follow Steve Young?  You win a
National Championship!)


Luke Staley, Running Back
1999-2001












Bucky the Badger does pushups on the flag
after every touchdown.

Wisconsin fans dressed as missionaries

Cheeseheads

Drinking Provo dry, almost.
Two bars total in Provo.
They opened at 10:00 a.m. for the Wisconsin fans.


The highlight of this post is that I managed
to mention John Stockton and Karl Malone
in the same post, without it being
about basketball of the Utah Jazz!
YAY, ME!!!