Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Short post.

So, conversation during 4th period today.

  • Me: So, okay. Any questions about variables and expressions? Zack, you have your hand up.
  • Zack: Mrs. Pilgrim, during an Ironman, what do you do if you have to pee?
  • Me: Well, then you pee.
  • Zack: But do people hold it?
  • Me: Some do; some people pee while on the bike.
  • Zack: Ew! Gross! They like, wet their pants and everything? I would never do that! I'd never, like go in my pants!
  • Me: Zack, the first man and woman of this race got $10,000. So, the questions is, would you wet your pants for $10,000?
  • Zack: No. No way. I'd never do that, not for any money.
  • Priscilla: Zack, you're so full of it. You'd do it for less, and you know it.
  • Another student: I'd totally go in my pants for $10,000. I just wouldn't, you know, like do all that biking and running and stuff.
  • Zack: I'd do it in a cup. You know, in a cup. Then throw the cup away.

So, this is the world that I live in. Welcome back, says the world.

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23 comments:

  1. I would think that that conversation alone would make it all worth it ;-)

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  2. Oh that made me crack up!

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  3. Heh. Zack is clearly not iron material.

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  4. Oh my gosh - hilarious!

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  5. LOL. You know what is cool...You have them thinking Triathlon.

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  6. I would go in my pants just for a stinkin' $5 medal. But anyway...

    So are you limping around and grimacing and saying, "Oh, don't worry about me, it's nothing, I just finished an Ironman 3 days ago, happens all the time...."

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  7. You are f-in amazing. Your posts are making me cry at work, that you pushed yourself through all the heat and pain (not to mention gross gels). WOO-HOO!!

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  8. The kids are fabulous!

    You did an AMAZING job at the race. Congratulations! You've inspired me, given me the ironman bug. Way to hang tough and keep going.

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  9. When did you meet my kids? and when did they change their names to Zack and Priscilla?

    Just so you know, I'd pee my pants for much less than $1000. Sad but true.

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  10. I love Zack - ya got his brain working overtime :-)

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  11. I'm curious as to how you incorporate Ironman discussion in your start-of-the-year activities. My kids haven't come back yet but I'm wondering how I'll bring up the topic without overwhelming them.

    I'm so excited for you! I felt like a different person after my race...I saw the world differently when I crossed the finish line. What's next for you? I'm struggling with finding my place in the tri community but starting a new teaching job at the same time. So much conflict but with positive forces all around. Congratulations!

    Casey

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  12. Ya know, it's not all that easy to pee on the bike. I had to practice this many times and then to try to get the stink out of the seat so you can take it to the bike shop for a pre-race tuneup!

    Do you think your students have a solution for this?

    And then those poor volunteers that handle the stuff....IMHO, THEY are the ones who deserve the $10K.

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  13. "...and I'm still wearing my pee-pee pants...." - Texas Ranger

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  14. Isn't it awesome that what you do outside of the classroom impacts them as well?? You are a fine example!

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  15. That conversation is classic for sure. Out of the mouths of babes.

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  16. Casey, on the first day of school they have to find the person whose lived in the most states, the person who has the most sibs, Someone who swims, someone to runs...there's a whole list. People that play an instrument, etc. Then we go over it in class, and with each question I talk a little about myself and get them to talk about themselves. I also told them about IMLoo since I was going to be gone for 3 days.

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  17. BTW, I love your training plan this week. Zip, zero, zilch!! ENJOY!!!!!

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  18. Darn, another thing I have to practice.

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  19. Tell 'em that's why there's the hole in the center of so many of the road bike saddles! That'll get 'em going!

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  20. I love it. That is so classic high school. I don't really miss those days at the moment. ;>)

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  21. "I'd totally go in my pants for $10,000. I just wouldn't, you know, like do all that biking and running and stuff."

    Oh.My.Gosh. That is sooooo funny

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  22. That's kids for you. Such innocent views of the world you live in.

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