(mostly) daily photoblog

School

I drive a sports car; the rules don’t apply.

While I waited for my daughter to get out of class a couple of days ago, I noticed this sign on the driveway of her school.  I also noticed the sports car in the background.  I know that it is a sports car and not a bus because it is small, silver, and has a spoiler on the back of it.  I rode the school bus when I was a kid and know that a bus is huge, yellow, and does not (unless it’s in a demolition derby or some kind of school bus version of a Formula One style race) have a spoiler.  My deductive reasoning skills tell me that this car is out of place.

It is also out of place not just because someone is breaking the rules but because someone at my daughter’s school drives a sports car at all.  Most teachers do not drive sports cars.  The obvious reason is economics, given our current rough times.  The less obvious reason is that most teachers I know are sensible, reasonable people who would see little need in driving a car with more horsepower and performance capability than they could or would ever use.  We’re practical people, us teachers.  Sports cars aren’t practical.  And…oh…I just figured it out.

This car must belong to a parent.  Never mind.

Pentax K20D; Pentax M SMC 50mm; f1.7; ISO 100; 1/640 sec.


Welcome

My friend Ian Tyson came to my school this week and spoke to the students.  He’s a great speaker and the kids were captivated by both his humor and his personal stories.  The best part is that he’s a geek like me.  When we met it was like the universe brought a brother for me who likes comics, movies and superheroes as much as I do.

Here’s the plug.  Check out his website: iantyson.ca.  If you’re a school teacher, check him out and hire him.  He’s great.

Pentax K20D; Sigma 70-210mm; f8; ISO 1600; 1/30 sec.


Hockey, in reflection

My school’s grads had lost a floor hockey tournament against the staff, so the grads challenged the staff to an ice hockey game, in the hope that they’d win and regain some honor.  Then the students lost, again.  Ha.  Ha.  Hahahahahahahaaa…

I shouldn’t find that so awesome, but I do.  Old guys win again.

Pentax K20D; Sigma 70-210mm; f4; ISO 1600; 1/60 sec.


Rugby scrum

This is a scrum.  In a scrum, a number of very strong guys lock arms, heads, and shoulders and push against each other in order to control which team gets the ball.

I don’t get it either.

It was an entertaining game to watch.  It was also disappointing.  Our team lost.

Pentax K20D; Sigma 70-210mm; f11; ISO 100; 1/160 sec.