Sunday, January 13, 2008

Another weekend, another tournament

We left around 11:30 on Friday and headed to our hotel in Hobbs, NM. Somehow I missed a turn and ended up going out of our way by about 15 miles which wasn't bad, but there are no highway signs in Lovington, NM so I questioned the direction I was going. Luckily, one of my students has an I phone and we used it to figure out where we were and which direction we were going. We checked into the hotel and then went to the high school. I felt quite out of place at the tournament as we were in a different area and only one coach that I normally see on weekends was there. I knew a few others, but I wasn't part of their crowd. There's actually kind of a rift between the coaches from our region and this other region. I was caught in the middle of it last year because I was on friendly terms with them but many of the other coaches were taking "sides" so to speak. I'm just not one to burn any bridges at this point.

There were some surprises at this tournament. One of my students made it to Congress finals beating the one that had more points and was hoping to get qualified. Another student who really needed to make it to oratory finals didn't even break to semis, but she placed 2nd in the event that she really hates doing which is humorous. Now she has 8 points in both events which is two short of what she needs to qualify. A few students placed in events and others didn't do as well.

The only really interesting thing that happened was the fact that my pants ripped when I got in the car to head home. I didn't think they were too tight; I'm hoping maybe they were just cheap. Now I need to find a new pair of jeans. We got back home around midnight. I dropped the students off at the high school and then headed to the bus barn to park the suburban and get my car. When I got there, however, the gate key didn't work. I had to call the transportation director and wait for him to open the gate. Then I had to transfer the files to my car as well as my luggage and all the things the students left behind. This with my pants ripped in the back. I didn't get home until 1:00 in the morning.

I slept in this morning and then went to Mass at 11:15. I picked up lunch and then spent some time catching up on all the blogs I missed this weekend. I've been watching the Monk marathon (again) today. Although I have work tomorrow, it is an inservice day. Well, back to life. I need to head back to the grocery store.


Andrew said...

A fellow blogger, Josie2shoes, lives in Hobbs. You probably saw her driving the other way. She had a date this weekend. Glad you are home safe. It sounded like a perfectly exhausting weekend. Now tomorrow begins a new work week. Take care of yourself, okay?

abbagirl74 said...

No worries on the pants. I have rippes several pairs of jeans getting into my car. It's the way your legs are positioned when you get in.

Glad you made it home safe.

Susan said...

Oh my god I hate when that pants ripping thing happens! Yeah, it's not usually because they're too tight, they're just not made for climbing in and out of cars, which is weird, since they are, in theory, made for climbing up and off of horses...