March 30, 2007



I feel sorry for the girls--they just haven't managed to put it all together this season, and last night was pitiful. They looked half-dead. Rebecca said it was too hot, but it's still not like the surface of the sun like it is when it's summertime. Still, even if it WAS too hot, and they WERE half-dead, the other team from Thompson apparently thrive in such conditions. The score remained tied 0-0 until the first half, but only due to their inability to modulate the power of their shots on goal. One girl sailed a kick over the net, over the football goalpost behind the net, and over the roof of the field house outside the fence across the end zone. She was just outside the box when she let go with it.

After the second half started, they began throttling back on the power and getting their shots dialed in, and more importantly, they did not let up with their aggressiveness. Our girls were a counterpoint of passivity and we only had about three or four shots on goal the entire game. Hard to win like that.

BUT, more chances for redemption tonight--they've got some kind of soccer tournament tonight and tomorrow, and will be playing two games tonight. If they aren't tired from playing Wednesday and last night, they will be tonight.

Be interesting to see how this turns out.

One bright spot? I get to make fun of the twentyish woman in the concession stand who needed a calculator to figure out the change for a $20 from a tab of $1.50.

Posted by Terry Oglesby at March 30, 2007 08:40 AM

How often must I tell people that pre-calculator cashiers just count up. Change for two dollars, three ones to five, a five to ten and a ten for 20. Voila!

It's much faster than subtracting then counting out the proper amount of change.

Posted by: Janis Gore at March 30, 2007 08:49 AM

No kidding. I just don't understand it. And for something like figuring a buck-fifty out of a 20, it's almost an automatic response. You shouldn't even have to think about it.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at March 30, 2007 09:00 AM

The current educational theory involves making sure students graduate with "life skills". Apparently, the math section consists of how to swipe a credit card through a machine, as opposed to how to deal with cash money.

Posted by: Diane at March 30, 2007 10:18 AM

Which I guess will work fine once we get rid of cash. It sure is annoying right now, though.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at March 30, 2007 10:34 AM