Friday, June 30, 2006

Tour de France Bliss

Tomorrow, the Tour de France begins. We'll kick it off with French Toast for the 8:30 broadcast. This is a fun three weeks for our family. It has already started off crazy with nine contenders exiting the competition due to the Spain doping scandal. It is disappointing to lose some top cyclists to these accusations. If proved to be innocent, it is costly timing of this.

I am delighted the Floyd Landis, George Hincappie, and Levi Leipheimer have greater chances of finishing in the front now. That makes it more exciting for me. I am cheering for Americans this year, and the Discovery Team. Kind of a splintered loyalty, but it broadens my chances of having more fun watching.

I've already seen funny commercials and enjoyed some broadcasting from Phil, Paul, and Bob. Since I met Paul and Bob in February at the Tour of California, it is even more fun to watch them. We saw Hincappie, Landis, and Leipheimer, too. Makes it all more real!

Who will wear yellow in Paris in three weeks?

Friday, June 16, 2006

Promise of Summer Vacation

I am working feverishly in the heat to get all the year-end reports and paperwork done so I can end the school year and start the delicious summer break. I am so close to the internal bliss of knowing the work is done and summer has begun! It takes discipline for me to stay focused on the work at hand. All I can think about is the hope summer provides that the time to catch my breath has arrived. I am spoiled by the teacher vacations. I was in business for years with only two or three weeks off each year. Can't imagine how I coped!

Friday, June 09, 2006

Quotes to Consider

All the quotes are from Dean William Ralph Inge...

"A nation is a society united by delusions about its ancestry and by common hatred of its neighbors."

"Events in the past may be roughly divided into those which probably never happened and those which do not matter."

"The aim of education is the knowledge not of facts but of values."

William Ralph Inge lived June 1890-February 1954. He was a professor of divinity at Cambridge, and a columnist for the Evening Standard. He wrote several books on mysticism. His nickname was "The Gloomy Dean" because of his pessimistic views in his column.

I liked the quotes above, especially the third one because I agree with it. The other two are interesting and possibly true. I will have to give them more thought. I can see why he possibly got his nickname!