With summer winding down, things are lining up for the fall. Chaco and Wolfgang's housing situations are looking pretty set and to everyone's likings. Chaco will be in a more apartment style "dorm". He's with the same friends from last year. They'll have a kitchen. Hmmm...
My schedule is falling into place too. I think I've got a good idea of how much tuting I can handle while doing the back-to-school thing. Fall is a busy time for the test preppers. I had two more slots left in my schedule when an administrator from the school where I did ACT camp called to set up separate tutorings for her twin sons. How convenient is that?? ALAKAZOOM!, I'm all booked for September prep!
On Saturday, Wolfgang and some friends ran in a 5k, Race for Rwanda. They really haven't run a whole lot since track season ended, so they weren't looking to be in the winner's circle. With that in mind, they decided to make it "fun". As they tried coming up with fun things to do, they realized that, since it's for a cause, they didn't want their fun to come off as distasteful. So they ended up painting their torsos like the Rwandan flag (which they had to google).
Their efforts got them on the local running store sponsor's facebook:
"Run for Rwanda this am. These Rampart kids sure know how to run in style!! Rwandan flag!"
Moral of the story? If you can't beat 'em, paint your torso!
In news of the wild kingdom, I went out and hired a new plecostomus to take the place of Hot Lips - may he Rest In Peace - the previous tank custodian. The good news is, the new guy's still alive. Oh, and he's being and awesome neat freak too, definitely towing the line.
Additionally, Reese the snake has been with us for a year now. He's just about outgrown the original tank we got for him, and Meego found a nice big one at a good price. A friend of his had a large Boa Constrictor that was fed live mice. I won't go into detail, but one of those mice turned out to be Mighty Mouse, and... well... no more Boa Constrictor. Tank for sale!
As if on cue, Reese shed his skin this morning. Napolion lives up to the title "curious cat". No snake skin gets thrown out without a full inspection.