Thursday, May 1, 2008

I'm starting to get a little lightheaded...

I let down my tough guy vice principal persona at work for a few minutes this morning to have a little fun with helium. Students at my school took the science portion of the California standards test today. As a fun way to pump them up, me and one of our science teachers finished making the morning announcements by introducing what portion of the test they would be taking after taking a deep breathe of helium (me) and sulfur hexa flouride (Chris Fuge). The Sulfer has the opposite effect as the helium as you will see. I asked students later on what they thought and they said they had a tough time understanding me because of the high voice (This is where my brother Matt chimes in and says something like, "sounds normal to me"). The video is poor quality, but you can get the idea.



To use the helium well, you have to take a deep breathe, expel all your air, breathe the helium deeply and hold it. I started this process a little early as my principal was not quite ready to hand over the mic and ended up holding the helium a little early and way too long. As a result, my lungs started to hurt and I started to feel a little lightheaded, I can't remember the last time I sucked in helium. Oh well, It was fun while it lasted now back to being the tough guy.

7 comments:

jennifer said...

I can't stop laughing!!! Ha! That was knee slappin' hee-haw-larious! I'm happy to see that you can have fun at work after all...

Matt said...

You complain about how "tough" your job is.... You probably followed the helium up with nice long nap in your office. Matt

kelly said...

Our neighbor Mike Badasci is a PE teacher at your school and speaks very highly of you! Looks like a lot of fun, I never knew about the other gas, very interesting!

Coronado's said...

that's hilarious! (that was nice of matt to tell you how much he loves you! hehe) where's taplac at these days?

Jeremy said...

Kelly- Mike told me that he spent some time with you this weekend working on the yard. He said you guys are the best neighbors he's ever had.

Coronado's- Last I heard Taplac was still at WAMS (but that was some time ago). Sever is principal at John Wash.

award said...

Jeremy is ALWAYS full of a LOT of gas. This just proves it!

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