Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Gotta love those girls...

So tonight was our soccer team dinner to thanks everyone for a great season, and promote for next year.

The girls were really sweet and bought us (the 2 coaches) little gag gifts. I got a rain poncho and bonnet because it RAINED every morning practice and I never showed up with proper attire! We put the bonnets on for a picture - I was reminded of my grandmother...

They also decided that we needed to get a face full of whipping cream! Yeah, that was fun. Grease-based product all my nice white shirt!

Gotta love 'em!!

Monday, May 22, 2006

smashing the myth

Soccer season is over!!

Yes, this year I decided to try my hand at "helping" to coach soccer. Even after last year's disasterous attempt at coaching badminton, I thought I'd give this a try.

The girls were great! I was amazed at how much fun I had watching them play. Even with the 7am practices 3x a week. A little bit of drama (they are girls, afterall); and a 1 and5 season. Now, on the surface that may seem like a terrible season, BUT since they hadn't won a single game in 3 years, and we didn't have 1 blowout, I'd say it's pretty darn great! (we kept our opponents to 2-1 and 1-0 scores - just like the World Cup!! )

The only reason why I "coach", is because of the infamous booze-fest also known as the "coach's banquet". For those of you who don't know, teachers like to party. In fact, we party HARD. We don't always party nicely though. Careful, I just may be about to smash some images you might have of your favourite, stodgy, old highschool teachers.

Coach's banquet is where:

- the booze flow FREELY (can't beat that!) normally paid for by your principal.
- teachers get a chance to dress up like it's their prom (so really we never actually grow up)
- pillars on the dancefloor become the dancefloor (yes, we do have some stripper moves in store!)
- clothing sometimes (most times...) comes off
- we turn into students sneaking smokes, cigars, and "other" stuff in the parking lot
- one night stands abound (not good for the next P.D. day)
- some even cheat on their spouses! (again, not good for the next day - period!)

Yes, it's all fun and games.

Just 2 more weeks until...

Saturday, May 06, 2006


So, she decided to stay in my class. She dropped soccer instead.

I feel like crap! She should be able to play her damn sport.