Monday, March 20, 2006

SPRING BREAK MADNESS

Well, today I start spring break. Sunday we had a great party for my daughters little Petey's first birthday, and everyone had a nice time. He is a sweetheart.
The wife and I had lots of plans for this week....lunches, maybe some painting and spucing up the homestead, try some golf, go downtown.....alas, she comes down with an infection, sick all night, ER all day....poor darlin' was so sick.
Doing well now, thank God.
So much for plans.
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As luck would have it, tomorrow we may get the first significant snowy morning on a day when I already have the day off. It doesn't count as a snow day if its in spring break.
Waste of good bad weather.
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How are your March Madness brackets coming along? With all the upsets and Cinderella teams, most peoples are probably pretty messed up. I won't know how I'm doing until we get back to school next week. I won the pool last year....pure luck, I know....still, hope is in the air, just like that desperation three-pointer at the buzzer.
Just read the book "Hoop Dreams" about two Chicago kids from the Cabrini neighborhood who make it out of poverty to college hoop success going very different routes....makes me look at the kids on the court in a deeper way, wondering how they got to where they are, what their personal stories are...how much struggle they have in their lives.....how many will go on to future hoop success....
Very few will make the big paydays of the NBA, but some go on to play in Europe or other pro leagues. Still, for most, their college career is all they have.
Hope they get that degree.
By the way.......I got UCLA winning it all.

5 comments:

Lee Strong said...

No March madness brackets here. I don't work at a place where they do that sort of thing.

As it is, I'm a Syracuse fan, then they got bumped out in the first round.

Sigh.

Guess I'll root for Big East teams in general.

Or maybe George Mason.

rdl said...

Enjoy yr. time off despite the weather. Glad that you had time to post and that yr. wife is feeling better. I will tell my son about that book. I hear him talking of "the brackets".

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