Thursday, September 18, 2008

life in the fast lane

Busy, busy, busy. We've had three games a week this week and last, with tourneys on both Saturdays. Next Saturday is a frosh tourney (and I get to ride the bus...lovely), and the next Saturday after is another JV and Varsity tourney. You better believe I'll be sleeping in Oct. 11. Possibly sleeping all day, actually.

Also, I'm taking an online class. Why? Because I'm a glutton for punishment and I have to finish my master's this year to move up the pay scale. (If we are going to be taking trips to CR--which I am overwhelmingly excited about--I am going to have to start bringing home more bacon. Except for the fact that I don't cook or even like bacon. You get the point.)

I got my hair whacked off on Sunday. It was scary at the time, but I love it now. Coacher picked out the cut, but he didn't think I'd follow through with it. That'll teach him to doubt my 'extremeness.' It's not supershort, but short enough that when I wash it I wonder whose hair I'm washing. (And it doesn't take me 40 minutes to brush it out when it's wet...shew!) (Pics are coming as soon as I get a moment or two.)

Yesterday I got two pans of brownies and a sheet cake (all from my vb girls) for my birthday, none of which I even had a chance to eat. (My point is, these girls are so sweet!) Then Coacher treated me like a lady when I got home. (I could not be more happy than I am when I'm with him.) A nice dinner at Nakato's (sans the Japanese birthday song...I don't like to be the center of attention, and for all I know they could be singing, "We wish you a rotten birthday filled with snakes and cold weather without a blanket in sight." Seriously...) Then "Baby Mama." I'm not sure what the resident movie critics have to say about the movie, but I thought it was pretty funny (mostly because it mocks almost everything). "Time for your playdate with Wingspan and Banjo!" Classic line.

The weather is getting cooler, which means Coacher is a little giddy and watching deer hunt footage in much of his spare time. (Maybe it's okay that I'm busy right now.)

On a bit of a different note, I am pretty sure I like my teaching gig. The first few weeks were rough (not necessarily because of the kids...) The kids are pretty good; most of them have some crazy home situations. For example, you may have heard about the guy who is now being charged for murder after kicking a hospital security guard in the back of the head. He's the father of a girl I have in class for three hours every day. She acts like it doesn't bother her much...I can't imagine.

That's all my thoughts.