Well if you have to work a a crazy christian school, i highly recommend doing it in ecuador during the world cup. ecuador played costa rica at 8 am which means every business and school either had a holiday or celebrated watching the game together. In Jezreel the kids were supposed to leave in the morning for a retreat (except my 7th graders, so it would have been business as usual for me), but they pushed it back and we all watched the game together in the aduitorium. Nothing like several hundred kids screaming to get your adrenaline going! Plus it was a pretty damn exciting game in its own right. Ecuador had its second straight shut out, kicking some tico ass this time 3-0. This means that for the first time ever they will qualify for the second round, and if they even tie with germany in the last game next week they will finish at the top of their group! I'm know, I'm sure you all are asking, since when do YOU care about soccer? Well, in addition to it being the only sport i actually ever played, ecuadorians are pretty damn proud of themselves right now, and it's a really exciting time. making history and all that for this little country. Even the BBC says so.
(Not to downplay the importance of the previous announcement by discussing food, AHEM katie, but I was also pretty happy with my sandwich today, thanks to cayanne's generous grocery donation: cream cheese and cucumber. yum.)