North American Tutor
- Often found in random study rooms in urban areas, dressed in layers to accommodate the ever changing climate.
- Males are anywhere from scrawny to over 300 pounds. Pretty much the same for females.
- General markings include dry erase marker smudges and finger tip calculator callouses. Very little makeup...
Anyway, as I daydreamed and entertained the
"What happened to you?!", I greeted warmly
"Heh... longboarding accident", he sheepishly replied.
Five stitches (chin) and a tetanus shot for good measure later, he was raring to go. I commended him for his study of friction since we were doing science. His scraped appearance made for a good showing of the tutor display for the kiddos too.
In other news, I came across Bike Lady this morning. I don't see her as often since retiring from the Crossing Guard Force. I do catch her occasionally when our bike paths meet, but that hasn't been as often this semester. So I sometimes wonder if she's still fighting the good fight. By the way, the crossing guard who replaced me is a mom I know from PTO days and a very capable replacement. Just wanted to note that since I'm sure readers were concerned.
Anyways, I was out enjoying a run this morning. As I came over the crest of a hill on the pedestrian/bike path, I saw a bicyclist headed in my direction. At first, I thought it was my commuting friend, Jeff. I don't wear my glasses when I run, remember? Be glad that I was at least able to tell it was a person on a bicycle.
As the distance between us closed, I recognized that it was Bike Lady. As is typical, our "conversation" was not a long one:
So nice to catch up.