Thursday, October 18, 2007

It's all about ME(A)!

Yesterday began the 5 day Weekend of Pete. I brought my computer home because I needed to finish a couple things up, worked from home for a few hours in the morning and then officially began my MEA vacation. For those of you not in Minnesota, MEA is the Minnesota Education Association, which is for teacher education. For those of us with kids, it translates into a 4 day weekend and sometimes opportunity for a fall getaway. A couple of years ago Nancy and I went to San Francisco over MEA and biked the Golden Gate Bridge.

This year, our plans are not nearly as grand. Or at least, mine aren't. About an hour ago I dropped Nancy off at the airport. She's headed to Vancouver for an extended weekend writing conference. And yesterday afternoon I drove over the river and through the woods to get the kids to their grandparent's place for an extended weekend visit. So as of 1:00 today, I'm alone in the house. I've got no work until Monday and no major plans and I'm just going to wing it for the weekend. I'm planning on brewing a batch of beer somewhere in there, and Saturday night the boys are coming over to watch a little Gopher hockey. But other than that, it's me time.

Date: October 8
Mileage: 26
Ride type/Bike: Commute/Jamis
October mileage: 126
Year to date mileage: 3347

Date: October 9
Mileage: 24
Ride type/Bike: Commute/Jamis
October mileage: 150
Year to date mileage: 3371

Date: October 10
Mileage: 26
Ride type/Bike: Commute/Jamis
October mileage: 176
Year to date mileage: 3397

Date: October 11
Mileage: 24
Ride type/Bike: Commute/Jamis
October mileage: 200
Year to date mileage: 3421

Date: October 12
Mileage: 20
Ride type/Bike: Commute/Jamis
October mileage: 220
Year to date mileage: 3441

Date: October 15
Mileage: 24
Ride type/Bike: Commute/Premis
October mileage: 244
Year to date mileage: 3465

Date: October 16
Mileage: 24
Ride type/Bike: Commute/Premis
October mileage: 268
Year to date mileage: 3489

7 comments:

Jim Thill said...

Time to break out those assless chaps!

Pete said...

Are you pondering what I'm pondering, Pinky?

Smudgemo said...

Is "Gopher hockey" some sort of code for something you wish to keep on the down-low...?

Pete said...

Shhh, you've already revealed too much!

Anonymous said...

So, it's been 5 days since your last comment...did you survive?

jim w said...

Join Ray and me on our breakfest tour of minneapolis tomorow am.....meeting at HC at 7:30

rigtenzin said...

MEA is a 4-day weekend IF you have the days off. For me, it means juggling work schedules and finding ways to watch the kids while they are home. I've heard that most teachers don't do anything related to MEA on the weekend, instead they use it as a vacation. I wonder if that's true or just BS.