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Friday, December 19, 2008

It's Winter Break?!?!

... And none too soon.

As I am sitting here waiting for a parent teacher conference to begin (me being the teacher... I didn't buy a child recently), I am wondering why I picked today to have this little meeting. Due to the fact I was checked out mentally before my students I am slowly constructing what this meeting will look like.

Parent walks in and begins various lines of questioning... Fast forward 30 minutes... "So what do you think Mr. Gell?"

"Homemade fruitcakes get a bad rap."

"Excuse me?"

"I'm sorry. What was it you were asking?"

I am praying that it goes this well. All I can think about right now is what I WON'T be doing over the next two weeks. No lesson planning. No Grading. No reprimanding. No Teaching!

It won't be a white Christmas for me, but maybe it will be a quiet one at least.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Post Game

We effing lost!

Sad but true. I couldn't be prouder of these kids though. They came in as huge underdogs, but played their hardest. Would it have been a different game if we had all of our studs playing? I think so, but we took it to them with the one of the greatest talents at running back I have seen in a high school uniform.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

The Q

That's what everyone around here calls the stadium at which the Sand Diego Super Chargers play their home games and it's also where the MADISON WARHAWKS will be playing Friday, December 12, 2008.

The Madison football team has so far engineered a perfect season. Never before has a team from this small school reached the CIF finals. Never before had they such a talented squad. Waiting for them at Qualcom is one final test. Can Madison survive the punishment by Valley Center's explosive offense? Will they bring home the 'Ship? Will Andrew Gell be named San Diego's coach of the year? (no) These questions and more to be answered in less than 39 hours.

Stay tuned for a post-game report...