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What a great wife I have

Monday, June 11th, 2007

Robin went to town to do some errands today, and when she came back, she said “I got you a present.  I know it’s not father’s day, but you’re not my father.”  And gave me this:

That’s right, it’s the Sea of Holes bike jersey.

Lock-in

Sunday, April 15th, 2007

For the second year, I helped Robin by serving as a chaperon at the Spanish Club lock-in at the high school.  It’s interesting to me how easy it is to stay up all night; I got there at 8 PM Saturday and left at 6 AM Sunday.  While I was occasionally a little sleepy, I didn’t really feel bad at any time.  The other interesting thing is how completely debilitating it is the next day.  I slept from 7 to about 11; I would have slept longer, but I just don’t sleep well when it’s light.  Then I got up and graded exams, and lay around all day doing very little.  Even some really nice sunny weather didn’t induce me to go for a bike ride.  It’s now almost 10 PM, and I’m beat.

As for the lock-in itself, there was a treasure hunt that didn’t really go very well — some of the clues were indecipherable, and people wound up not following directions, and there were some hard feelings.  It wasn’t helped by the fact that Robin wasn’t feeling well and was in a bad mood.  I’d say the best part was playing Spanish Scrabble.  I was kicking butt until I had to go pick up the food about 11 PM.

Rain!

Friday, April 13th, 2007

Aarrgh.  Just because of a measly 100% chance of severe thunderstorms, they’ve postponed the Natchez Trace Century for two weeks.  So, after getting all packed and ready to drive to Mississippi for the weekend, here I am sitting at home.  The worst part is that my sister Gerry and her husband Ralph were going to come up from Louisiana to meet me, and now I won’t get to see them.  They may or may not be able to make the rescheduled ride, as they have a wedding to go to that evening.

And on top of that, it’s raining and raining and raining.  I really want to go for a ride of some sort tomorrow, but I don’t know if it’s going to stop in time.

And even worse, since I won’t be out of town this weekend, I have no excuse to get out of helping Robin with the Central High School Spanish Club lock-in tomorrow night.

Binnielula’s Valentine, 2007

Thursday, February 15th, 2007

Binnielula’s Valentine, 2007

Originally uploaded by Allen Gathman.


Traditionally, I make a valentine for Binnielula every year. Here’s this year’s entry, a paper picnic basket (the weaving took me a while to figure out), and paper goodies including wine, bread, cheese, chocolate, grapes, olives, prosciutto (far right) and a slice of cantaloupe. And a valentine card, of course, with a slightly mangled quote from the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam.

Yes, I did get some other things done during the day at work.