Saturday, May 28, 2011

Drugging Ducks

I heard about this prank that was done at BYU a couple years ago:
Dip bread in nyquil.
Feed Bread to ducks.
Put ducks in backpack.
Take backpack to library.
Release ducks in library.

BUT I was too scared to try that one (or any prank)... but I have to admit I was an accomplice to one last night. I don't think it's actually a prank, just trespassing, and trying to get yourself on Police Beat in the daily universe (school newspaper).

Go to Neil's apartment.
Borrow tent.
Have Neil equip the criminals with sleeping bags, pads, hot water and food.
Send Katy and Camille onto campus to "camp-us"

This is where my friend Beatriz and I come in...

Wake up at 4 a.m. (in our house and nice warm beds)
Check and see if Katy and Camille are back.
Drive to Wal-Mart
Look for air horns.
Find bicycle horns instead.
Drive back to the Villa.
Walk to campus.
Search for Camille and Katy.
Go home.
Fall asleep.
Have weird and crazy dreams for two hours.


Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Did you eat dinner with your family tonight?

As a college student, I don't get many opportunities to eat with my family. However, just thought you would like to know that the family that eats together really does stay together. I'm writing a research paper on the effects of family dinners and how to implement them into your busy schedule. Family dinners have been positively associated with a better social life for kids, less drug and alcohol abuse and better communication skills at an early age. Who wouldn't want to give this to their kids. While family time is crunched here are a few things the experts, as well as moms, are giving us: IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE AN EXTRAVAGENT MEAL! Even 30 minutes a day is better than no time at all. DON'T OVER-SCHEDULE YOUR KIDS. We all have lots to do... school, work and extracurricular activities are all necessary, but when they get in the way of quality family time we are hurting, rather than helping, the family.

Now, I know that I don't have a family yet, but I think this is helpful. What about you? My teacher actually asked me to get some feedback from mothers who have implemented the ideas of doing family dinners, so what do you think? What is most helpful for you and your family?