Saturday, March 10, 2012

Closing Excercises

Today was the last day of this semester of my volunteer gig. My coaching season runs for twenty weeks from the first weekend in October to early March. While I will miss the kids, I'll be glad to be able to take it somewhat easy on Saturdays. Today, I left the house around 8AM, and I will probably get home from work around 1AM Sunday morning. I don't have to do a blessed thing tomorrow, so I'll probably sleep until noon. More importantly, the next couple of Saturdays will be pretty nutty, the Solemn Feast of St. Patrick being next Saturday, and the following Saturday being the first ever neighborhood parade. Sorry, kids, but coach will be drunk as a skunk for the next two Saturdays (I'm going to be calling in favors at work).

Today, after the classes, we had a luncheon and awards ceremony. All of the coaches got to hang out, and accolades were handed to kids who'd excelled. Of course, there are some kids who, due to their exceptional ability and dedication, sweep a lot of these awards (and the coaches for different sports don't confer with each other beforehand). Some of the kids really stand out- in fact, our assistant director was once a program participant. Once my student, she's now my boss... actually, the real "bosses" are the high-school aged kids who usher the kids from class to class- I always make it a point to let them know that they have quite a bit of authority over us coaches, as they are the timekeepers and kidherds.

Yeah, as I said, I will miss the kids, but I've devoted almost 40% of my Saturdays to them, so I've earned my rest... and rest I'll have- for all my talk about all-night endurance tours, I'm not twenty-five anymore, and I need some recovery time these days.

6 comments:

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Ahh, I remember being young and not needing sleep much.

Of course, I indulged that non-work, non-sleep time by hanging out late in the East Village, and not by teaching little kids the martial arts.

I salute you! *hic*

P.S. Get a dog, and you'll get Dog O'Clock early every morning whether you scheduled it or no.
~

Laura said...

Yes! You deserve the rest. And, it is nice to have Saturday mornings to yourself I'm sure.
I know that when soccer season ends, I'm REALLY happy not to be at a soccer pitch from 7:30am- (sometimes)1pm.

Have fun at your St.Paddy's day stuff! :) Don't get too drunk and forget about us.

((Hugs))
Laura

vacuumslayer said...

Enjoy the time, B^4. As you said, you've earned it!

Another Kiwi said...

Yeah don't forget your friends when you do your cloning exercise.

M. Bouffant said...

“The rightful place for this is on McLean,” said parade organizer Deirdre O’Mara, a native of Dublin who lives in the area and runs an Irish dance studio on nearby Devoe Avenue. “I feel more at home here than I do in Ireland.”

Will these people never assimilate? Are there even any signs in English on these avenues?

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Of course, I indulged that non-work, non-sleep time by hanging out late in the East Village, and not by teaching little kids the martial arts.

Those are not mutually exclusive things, old chum! Swift's was always my favorite bar in the area.

Yes! You deserve the rest. And, it is nice to have Saturday mornings to yourself I'm sure.

The best thing is, I can go to the brewery before work and get my half-gallon jug filled. I don't drink it on the job, people, so don't get any ideas.

Enjoy the time, B^4. As you said, you've earned it!

I shall!

Yeah don't forget your friends when you do your cloning exercise.

How many Scarlett Johannsen clones do you want?

Will these people never assimilate? Are there even any signs in English on these avenues?

You should hear the damn phone answering services! Press "1", "2", or "3" for English.