Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Guest post by Life of Bon + Giveaway!

Why hello there.

The name is Bonnie Blackburn Larsen and writing nonsense is my game.  I’m mostly just a little girl who is all of a sudden a grown, married, working, society-contributing woman who thinks she can still stay up late and shake her booty at night clubs.  But I can't.  My job, where I try to teach high schoolers the difference between a semi colon and a comma, starts at the unforgiving hour of 7 am.  So alas, my days of booty shaking are over. I like ice cold diet cokes and boiling hot baths and stacks of books to read in my blankets when it's pouring rain outside.  I write my blog so that I won’t take life so seriously- it helps me to laugh at the ridiculous and to appreciate the beautiful.  Blog posts vary from avoiding traffic tickets to kitchen catastrophes to dirty conversations overheard in high school bathroom stalls.  You know, the juicy stuff.



I figured if you wanted to hop on over to my blog there's a couple of things I should let you know about me first. You know, those uber essential details that let you know whether it's really worth it to click on over or not.  Oh, and I'm giving away free shopping money.  That alone should entice you to stick around!

13 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT BON BON


1.  I don't really ever refer to myself as Bon Bon except for, strangely enough, when I am writing on my blog.

2.  I'm working hard on a goal I made a little while ago to make people feel good about themselves.  Sometimes it's easy.  Sometimes it's hard.  Mostly it's hard when the people I am dealing with are idiots.

3.  Below you will see the picture of the guy I married.  His name is Greg.  But don't call him that.  From here on out we refer to him only as Hubs.  All hail Hubs!  We met when I was reading on a balcony and he was walking across the parking lot.  He told me the pink streak in my hair was looking mighty fine and I demanded he come up and make me dinner with his shirt off.  Eight months later I was throwing a bouquet. 


5.  Did you notice there's no number 4?  Because I'm a mastermind!

5.  For a living, I teach high school English.  I have to teach high school instead of elementary because a) I don't have patience for little uns b) I don't want to have to pretend I like crappy drawings and c) I don't do snot/pee/poo/tears.

6.  Today in class we heard what appeared to be tribal music coming from the classroom next door.  In a moment of poor instinct I yelled, "Quick!  We need a sacrifice!  We must send over a virgin to sacrifice "  I don't know why that came to my mind, why I blurted it out, and why I thought it was appropriate.  The kids laughed anyway because they think I'm psycho and that would be reason d) why I don't teach elementary school.

7.  I can be bossy.  I blame it on the 16 year olds.  I get used to bossing them around all day that I come home and think I have the right to tell everybody else what to do, too.  I've learned adults don't like being bossed around.  Weird.

8.  I have had close to 20 traffic citations. One day I had two tickets within 20 minutes of one another.  Not to mention the boots, the towings, or the parking tickets.  Or the two cars I totaled.  I don't say this because I'm bragging about my bad driving record, but because I am bragging that in May it will have been two years since my last ticket. TWO YEARS!  See, people can change!

This was the day I got two tickets.  
One was for going 26 over the speed limit- a $540 fine.  
My lead foot is was expensive!

9.  The worst part of my day is 5:40 am when my alarm clock rings.  If I had known as a college student that I would be waking up at 5:40 am when I had a full time job you better believe I never even would have considered graduating.

10.  The picture below is what my husband looks like when I leave for work in the morning.  Some kind of praying demon?  What think ye?!?


11.  A couple of days ago I was passing out copies of Les Miserables for my seniors to read.  One girl looked at the title and then exclaimed, "Ah, man!  My copy is in Spanish!"  We can't all be geniuses.

12.  Every year I invest hundreds of hours watching my favorite basketball team, the Utah Jazz disappoint me.   It's not the healthiest thing I've got going on in my life.


13.  Let's see... what else?  I like roses, high heels, perfume and everything girly.  I eat bowls of cereal with the milk overflowing.  I've got a hot head and a sharp tongue that is rarely controlled.  I've been known to burst into tears for no reason.  I am passionate about reading and writing and reality TV.  Long eyelashes are my guilty pleasure.  On Saturdays I do my best to sleep until noon and when I go on vacation I think I've died and gone to heaven.  Painted fingernails are my epitome of femininity and a diet coke my cure to every curve ball life throws at me.  Have I convinced you yet?

Oh yah, I forgot.  Follow me blog (and yes I said me on purpose. Sometimes I like to feel like a leprechaun) to win $25 to J.Crew.  (Which will buy you half a pair of socks. J. Crew, why you gotta be so expensive?!)

See you on the flip side. Or on my blog.  Whatever works.


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38 comments:

  1. love bon and your blog! following the both of you!

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  2. OMG! I almost laughed out loud in my cube... I mean I didn't just read this at work did I? Couldn't help it... I'm heading on over to "save" your blog for later... yes... that's right, not at work.. and I'm adding it to blog lovin'!

    Cheers! :)

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  3. Thanks for the giveaway! love it!

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  4. Thank you for the giveaway! I am also going to check out her blog asap!

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  5. Thank you for the giveaway! Love #6, hilarious!

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  6. I feel like I just read a post about my life! Except for the whole bad driving, high school teaching thing. Ok so maybe not entirely me but let's just say I could see her in my group of friends.

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  7. HAHA! you sound like a hoot. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  8. You are a braver woman that I am for teaching high schoolers. Great post!

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  9. Love the pics! Great post and thanks for offering the giveaway.

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  10. haha, funny post! I`ll be checking both of your blogs!

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  11. I came on over from Bonnie's blog and of course I follow her around like a little puppy well not a little puppy since I am a short fat woman so that would be a short fat puppy...........lol Anyway I am here now and I will be back how does that sound...........now that makes me think of my grandson Leo as that is his saying "how does that sound"...........if you want to know more about Leo you will have to go to my blog........lol

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  12. Thank you for the giveaway and LOL #6!

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  13. I love Bonnie's blog! :) One of my favorites to read.

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  14. Bon Bon, I love your blog and I am so happy to see you here on another one of my fave blogs ;)

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  15. Bon is one of my bloggy favorites! Cracks me up on a daily basis! :)

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  16. Haha these were hilarious! Can't wait to follow your blog!

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  17. I LOVE discovering new blogs...today I found 2 new great ones through this giveaway! :-)

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  18. SO fun to discover new people through blogs!

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  19. Thanks for the great post and giveaway!

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  20. I love your blog! thanks for the giveaway!!

    fb ann lyfe

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  21. so funny! Thanks for coming over and sharing here :)

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  22. Thanks for the giveaway! I have a lead foot too.

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  23. You are captivating!!! in a funny & sassy way! Hubs must concur, and did he actually cook u dinner w/o the shirt? I luv this giveaway!!!

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  24. 5 - I'd be willing to bet you have to deal with snot/pee/poo/tears as a high school teacher. Teenagers are the worst!

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  25. I would say I'm a new fan....but I'm not. I was already following you. My son is a high school teacher (granted, English isn't his subject...except when the literature teacher is on maternity leave....it is a very small school...but, I digress) and a student thinking Les Miserables was written in Spanish is totally something that some of his students would be capable of.....

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  26. HEY! been following for over a year already (:

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