Sunday, August 12, 2007

The Time For Lollygagging Has Now Ended

I hope to make this short. I'm sure you have the same dream. School starts tomorrow for ME. That means I have to get up around the time I am usually going to bed. Then I have to sit all day. Which is really not so much different from what I've been doing all summer.

I'm looking forward to lunch with Mabel. And to getting the Faculty Handbook so I can see for sure that my duties have mysteriously been scheduled on days in which I have already booked dental appointments. And to see who sits with whom, so I will know where the battle lines are drawn before I go sticking my foot in my mouth.

Last night our cobbled-together team took 3rd Place at Trivia. It was sponsored by The Friends of the Library. The scores were way closer than usual. Go figure! These people must read. The final category was 'Seinfeld'. Booyah! I knew them all. 10 out of 10, baby! If it were socially acceptable, I'd drape myself in velvet. Yep. This kept us in third, where we had only a slim 1-point advantage over fourth. It was quite different from the category 'Children of the Bible', where I only knew ONE answer: Jesus. I ain't braggin'. Thank the Gummi Mary, we had a Methodist minister on our team. We scored the highest of all the teams in that category, with 8/10. Which really moved us up from the eighth place that we had fallen to after only being able to name four countries from their outlines, and not knowing much about the jobs presidents held before taking office, and various trivial facts about states. And to think we were overjoyed to see no Sports category. Who knew our second Achilles heel of history/geography would be addressed in no less than three categories? Still, we finished in 3rd Place, only one point behind 2nd Place, which was taken by the team of neighboring teachers that we always strive to beat. AND, we hit our predicted score of 70 on the head. So if it had been a tie, we would have won. We are becoming a force to be reckoned with, by cracky!

Now I'm off to read Big Brother 8 updates while I pretend to be working on my Course Description and Class Rules handouts that I will need for Open House Tuesday night.

5 comments:

Stewed Hamm said...

Is it that time already? Jeez, just when you think the school year is over, it's already time for it to be almost over again.

MrsCoach2U said...

Congratulations! Your school year is almost over!!!!!!

Hillbilly Mom said...

Stewyouaresimplythebeststudent,
Wow! You really WERE listening to all my life lessons!

Mrs.,
Thank you, O Minister of Cheese, for listening all last year, and keeping hope alive in Hillmomba.

Redneck Diva said...

I was going to congratulate you on being so close to the end of the school year, but Stew and Mrs. Coach beat me to it! That's what I get for not checking in DAILY! This working thing is sure getting in the way of my blogging/social life. Which is sad that I consider my blogging life my social life...

Hillbilly Mom said...

Diva,
See here, Missy! At the Mansion, you snooze, you lose. I'll be sociable with you, though.

Last week, one of my trivia mates told me sarcastically, "I HAVE a life." That was right after he said, "I don't think we can get a team together in time. And I need to lay on my couch Saturday night."