Be prepared for a hilarious behind the scenes look today at what goes into preparing for a technique class.. In a perfect world, I would, 1. Have prepared for the class a good solid week ahead, 2. Had all the supplies I needed and, 3. Been well rested.
But, this is me . . .
It's the night before the class, I've worked 12 hours as a one woman crime scene team (showing up in my brand new super swanky Coach sneakers, ugh!). I can't translate the Aussie's measurements in this !!@#&#@% YouTube tutorial and she wants me to use Elmer's Glue. What? Elmer's Glue!? I don't have a 5-year-old, I don't own Elmer's Glue. What kind of tutorial is this? My iPad battery is nearly dead so I don't have time to find another one, and look, I'm dangerously low on Night of Navy cardstock. Will they notice if I use Dapper Denim instead? Will they call the Stampin' UP! police on me? Are there Stampin' UP! police? I'm sooooo tired. Oh, and about that well rested thing? I tried a new Melatonin herbal tea mix and the $%#@&^# thing had me up ALL night with tremors, night sweats and heart palpitations. Yup, that's my world!
But, I've got a class to teach and I'm Super Stamp Girl. Am I fooling anyone with the whole "super" thing yet? So, the iPad is being charged, the Splitcoast tutorial is printed out and I'm on a roll. I've. Got. This.
Then.. . . .in walks a cat. . .
The iPad gets toppled over, the score board goes flying taking with it a glass of pomegranate coconut water which will smell lovely on the never ending card I'm working on that is now never going to end. . . Kind of like this day. . . The cat, Sadie, somehow manages to escape dry and seemingly unscathed and none the worse.
Yup, that's the adorable "who me, Mom?" face!
What you can't tell from these photos:
1. I was tired and hungry, thereby making me "hangry."
2. It was 9 pm and I was eating a pumpkin bar for "dinner."
3. I was wearing my pajamas and my pj shirt was inside out.
4. I stepped on Guinness (my other cat) while fleeing the iPad/coconut water/Sadie debacle. He was NOT happy. You know Clint Eastwood's character Wally Kowalski in Gran Torino? That's Guinness. Every. Day.
So, the next time you're sitting in a class, whether it's stamping or molecular biotechnology, and you think your teacher knows it all, she (or he) doesn't. Maybe, just maybe, they too were up half the night translating from YouTube videos, wearing their pajamas inside out, hangry, overtired, overworked and underpaid. If you're lucky they were only drinking coconut water, but chances are, it's probably something stronger.
Thanks for visiting and have a wonderfully creative day!