October 6th, 2006

Autumn

Fall Fair '06

Last year, I wrote a pretty good description of Fall Fair and the Farm Olympics, so if anyone isn't sure what I'm talking about, go ahead and read last year's post.

I decided to watch the band perform this year, so I headed out earlier than I did last year. I like the band show. I know some of the students were complaining because the music was written for them, rather than being a compilation of popular tunes. The trouble with popular tunes is the cost for licensing. I think the music was quite good and the band did a very nice job. They do Senior Night for marching band during Fall Fair as well, so I got to see my seniors and their parents get honored.

I visited all of the stalls and bought a few things from the clubs selling. I got some apples with caramel sauce (yum) and later a piece of cherry pie (also yum). Since we'd had our county tech meeting today, I was still full from lunch (El Sombrero) so I didn't get the pork dinner that they serve.

When it was nearly time for the Farm Olympics (aka Class Challenge), I was asked to be a judge (to make sure the student judge didn't cheat - each team had a student judge from their class, but also one staff member as a judge). So I got to judge the Freshmen. They had some new events this evening. My favorite was Musical Chairs. 32 high schoolers trying to sit in 31 chairs is a funny sight. And it only got better after that. Especially cuz the person running the music was slightly sadistic. I think they only broke 2 folding chairs during the event. Not too bad. :-)

The juniors, who were the reigning champions, and the seniors were extremely competitive in tonight's competition. I was pleased to see the Freshman not always come last. Indeed, during the bit where they had to make baskets (basketball), they came in first. The final score had the Sophomores last (by only 1 point), then Freshmen third, Juniors second, and Seniors first. I was tired from laughing so much.

My goal is to have a nice relaxing fall weekend. The weather is going to cooperate nicely with that plan. :-)