Life continues past the months of June, July, and August and so must the counselors of Day Camp.


Career Update

So on days like today, when a kid called me a "racist bastard" and it was all I could do to keep from laughing at him, I feel like I'm really earning my impending summer break.

Compare that to days like yesterday, when four of my precalculus students bought me this ridiculous XXXL T-shirt that I felt compelled to wear around campus the entire day to the utter delight of my freshmen and the complete befuddlement of my co-workers, days when I'm pretty sure I could work this beat 'til I die. (Or until all the high school students do; your pick.) Feels like I'm scamming the system somehow.

See you not soon enough,



Blogger Scout said...

Is it just me or does that t-shirt almost triple Gator's size. Maybe it is the camera, they say camera's add like 10 pounds but with you Gator I bet it adds like 6 inches. Just a guess. You just look really tall in the picture or at least taller than I remember you, I don't know but you might be growing??? Just my opinion.

6:05 PM

Blogger Gator said...

You've just gotta see that shirt in the cloth, Scouty. It's ridiculous. I didn't know they made them that gargantuan.

In other news, I have the same closing ritual for every e-mail I write every day (and I write a bunch).

I type, "Ga," no matter what. It's subconscious and out of my control, and if it's to one of you folks, I'll finish off the "tor," but otherwise I'll feel real embarrassed, delete it, punch in "Dan," and wonder just which one of the two of us is calling the shots. Any identification on this one, or should I be the first teacher to visit the school psychologist?

10:02 PM

Blogger Fisher-man said...

That is just nothing but awesomeness. It is a total eclipse of the Dan. And your picture made me laugh out loud. (and i have a girlfriend..just to let ya'll know - - -pretty cool)

12:04 AM

Blogger Bruin said...

I've never had that exact experience Gator Meyer, but I do have a bit of identity confusion. Especially around Fish, who calls me Julia and Bruin in different company/circumstances/tones of voice. The weird thing is that I feel different when called by each name. Like the name caller is evoking a different person. I also have to pause to think about what I'm supposed to refer to Fish as depending on who I'm with. Likeise, when I write you guys, I pause at the end of the email and think to myself which name should represent me. Here's my question to you. who do you like better; Dan or Gator? And do we know this Dan fellow?

11:21 AM

Blogger Christopher said...

Okay, I’m weirded out.

Tammy (Pink Slip) said I was like a different person in the off-season. It was quite long and fruitful conversation. But long story short, from Tammy’s point of view I am a lot (get this!) CALMER during the summer. Now don’t get me wrong; I don’t care what people think of me. Nor do I put on "shows". All you psychology majors would probably back me up in saying that we all show our better side when we first meet people. The thing is I’ve known most of you for the better part of half a decade. I would hope I’m genuine around you.
It just bugs me that Spidey & Chris are seen by Tammy (and perhaps others) as two separate personalities. It also REALLY disturbs me that Spidey is found to be easier to be around.
Well there’s more but I’m done for now.

Okay Chilly have a field day, (kidding)

Much luv,


Nix that. Until summer...

And proud of it!

2:19 PM

Blogger Fisher-man said...

Who's chris? You'll always be Spidey to me, hombre.

3:53 PM

Blogger Michael K. said...

And I'm still Mike. Or Michael. So here y'all are with TWO personalities, and I'm stuck with the one. And you're complaing? "Double the pleasure, double the fun, it's the statement of a great mint..." Er...I mean, lucky. (for gator - not "lucky" in the Napoleon voice, just, you know, the normal way.)


12:49 AM

Blogger Lark said...

I'm laughing

10:59 AM

Blogger Christopher said...

hi lark

11:00 AM

Blogger Fisher-man said...

yeah... i just changed it... this picture is my computer desktop now

8:14 PM

Blogger Gator said...

Oo, neat, I made Fisher's desktop! Goodness knows he's been on mine more than a few times. Here Fisher. Here's a high-res copy for better viewing:

8:44 PM

Blogger Christopher said...

What's Precal?

11:26 PM

Blogger Gator said...


6:31 AM


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