Read about the misadventures of a sped high school teacher in Savannah, GA as he sails through the exciting seas of committment, marriage with step-kids, some tour guiding while he attempts to break into the world of professional storytelling and the occasional act of piracy.
Sunday, August 11, 2013
Ready For a New School Year
Going to wrap up the summer vacation version of Photobomb
Tuesday with two smaller events that sum up the summer nicely.
First up, Jude and I had a Guy’s Daya few days ago so we decided to surprise Kim
and her new job at the paper by cooking a special dinner. Jude was insistent on
baking a cake all by himself. Big surprise when Little Man selected the Double Death by Chocolate flavor.
Unbeknownst to me, careful cake box placement is
essential to a productive shopping trip. This was the first I’ve
heard of such
but my shopping partner was rather insistent
Jude’s plan was to
design a cake to rival Cake Wars. He had a really good idea of making the cake
look like a newspaper with the headline, “Congratulations.” I tried to explain
how writing with icing is different from a pencil but I was ignored much the
same as when my mom tried to explain the same thing to me when I was 9.
a soon to published blog, I travelled down to Brunswick to hang out Dinner 4Geeks’s Jeff Doke and go to the Jack Davis art Retrospective with John Trotter.
Trotter does a UGA Football season calendar every year so I got mine and
decided to surprise my ol’ pal and colleague, David Westbrook. You met Dave
waaay back here. I am very lucky to teach with a talented faculty and even
luckier to have two of my closest friends, Dave Westbrook and Steve Freenor.
Our senses of humor jives well together and we are often making each laugh
usually at our expense.
Dave is a die hard Gators fan so I just knew he’d
appreciate Trotter’s UGA calendar. It actually became a bit of a process. First,
I had to sneak both of our posters into the media center. Our media specialist
refuses to allow the illumination machine to be used for non-educational items
so steal was necessary. You’ll notice the posters are upside down in case I was
Here is the finished
product which looks great and safe from most graffiti based pens.
So we’ll see how Dave’s
transition from reptile lover to Dawg lover goes as the season passes. I feel
it’s going to be a smooth transition. At least the school years is getting off to a proper start.