Category Archives: Luck

Escapism Begins

I am out of town for a week in Las Vegas! we have tickets to see Ka, the Cirque de Soleil show at the MGM, and will be meeting friends down there. Hope your Spring Break goes well, and I’ll talk to y’all later! Wish me luck!

Here’s a picture of where we’re staying: (original pic here)

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Lucky Coincidence

I work with the Academic Teams at my high school, and we had a semifinal match in a quiz bowl event today and we had a fortuitous coincidence today.

Each day I put a “Useless Factoid” on the board for my students. Today’s was, “A slug is essentially a snail without a home.” This sounded better than “a slug is the only mollusk without a shell.”

Today at a critical juncture in the quiz bowl match, the question asked was “What is the only mollusk without…” At that moment one of my kids buzzed in and, in a giggling voice, said “a slug has no shell.” I and the alternate sitting next to me began laughing, covering our mouths so no one could hear us. My entire team on-stage was laughing, too.

After the match we explained our hilarity, which of course elicited a mentioning of serendipity from the host. Fortune smiled upon us today.

By the way, we won going away and have the championship on Friday. Go team!

Great Day Times Two

Today was my lucky day!

First, I got a note from a parent asking what I was doing to her daughter. She said this is the first time she’s enjoyed an English class. Not only was I honored, but I was surprised. We’re studying A Tale of Two Cities, which is not normally a fan favorite.

Secondly, I was asked to attend a union meeting with a few of the local big-wigs, but this meant I had to get a sub for the second half of the school day. Not only did I get my favorite sub (and her grandson is in my class–odd, eh?), but when I arrived at the meeting they told me I was mistakenly invited and I should go enjoy my afternoon. They already paid for the sub, so woo-hoo!

I’m now caught up on my grading!