1. It's Opening Day, one of the greatest days of the year. My baseball game with the kids was cancelled because of rain (or the threat of it, since it didn't actually rain much), so I hightailed it out of school and went home to watch both the O's game against Tampa Bay and the Tigers' game against KC. Both of "my teams" won, meaning they're both currently in first place. The Tigers game was especially satisfying, as 21-year old Joel Zumaya came in to pitch the 7th and 8th innings in his major league debut and was dominant.
2. I love daylight savings time - the days lasting longer, with darkness not cutting off baseball practice. I also really enjoyed it this morning that it was a little bit dark when I first woke up; it made me feel like I hadn't missed anything yet today. It kind of sucks for a man like me who doesn't get days off - and thus unable to adjust to the time change over a weekend - but a brief nap this afternoon has put me back on schedule. And it's still light out. It makes me think the evening is still young; I'm off to the gym for a stunning return to the facility that I haven't visited in far too long.
3. During my free time today, my Athletic Director was not available, and since I'm not meeting with the guy until I have him by my side, I decided to let sleeping dogs lie. I told the union rep my story, and he spoke to me about what the guy has done is illegal and unethical. Colleagues told me that the entire department will strike if something happens. It all made me feel good, and less bad about the situation then I did over the weekend. Plus, it's Opening Day - so who could be made?
4. Today, my grades went in on time for the first time in two years. Since my student load is bigger than most, I'm usually tacitly given an additional day to complete them. This time, I didn't need it.
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