My Life Has Officially Peaked.

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This may be my last blog (stop cheering… I can hear you).

There are two reasons for this.

First, my life has peaked.

Secondly, I have no business flying halfway across the country by myself (has anyone ever gotten lost in the Atlanta airport and starved to death??).  Since the odds of me surviving this travel experience are somewhere between slim and none, I think my focus should be on more important things than writing a blog.

This brings up the question of why I’m unfit to travel by myself.

If you have to ask, it’s obvious you haven’t read very many of my blogs (to summarize… I’m an idiot who doesn’t get out much).

But let’s not focus on my lack of worldly experience.I'm a Loser.  But I Don't Care.

Let’s focus on the most significant event of my 42 years.

One so grand that it may cause me to give up the blog.

And the fame and fortune that comes with it.

What is about to take place is epic.

It’s monumental.

Colossal.

Ginormous.

And prodigious (thank you Mr. Thesaurus).

This is the coolest thing to ever happen in my young life (I always make sure I hang around with old people… so I look youthful).

It’s more exciting than college, marriage, the hatching of my evil spawn, or a Mike Rowe drop-in (not a big fan of the drop-ins, but for Mr. Rowe I would make an exception).

I haven’t been this excited since my daughter said “You know, I may not play soccer next year.”

Sadly, there is only one direction my life can go after this event to end all events.

But who cares.  It’s going to be worth it.

This weekend I fly to Miami (if all goes well… and again… slim and none).

Once I arrive (yeah… right)… get ready… wait for it… this is so big…

… I will be picked up by a car service.

I’ve done it!!!

My life is now complete!!!

A car service (I’m hoping for a limo, but I will settle for anything that isn’t yellow, and doesn’t smell or say Taxi on the side). 

Who would have thought it?

Certainly not my teachers.

Or my parents.

Or anyone who has ever met me.

A car service.

A dream come true.

It’s like I’ve been drenched with a big bucket of giddy.

I can hardly wait to see my driver standing by the baggage claim holding a sign up with my name on it.

Or more likely, his fingers in the shape of an “L” next to his forehead.

Either way, I’m good.

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9 Responses to “My Life Has Officially Peaked.”


  1. Dave Meister
    on Oct 14th, 2009
    @ 7:59 pm

    This is somewhat related….I look at your Principalspage.com every day, several times a day, sometimes for hours on end (not during school mind you), waiting for the Buddycam to go live. That will be the high point of my life! The anticipation is better that waiting for next Tuesday to see if Fonzie made it over the sharks while water skiing( that was the high point of my life up to this point)….I am beginning to ramble, so I will go back to silently waiting….have fun in the Atlanta airport, been lost there several times…….


  2. Mark Dunk
    on Oct 15th, 2009
    @ 3:19 am

    Travel by air is very safe (unless you happen to be on a plane that crashes).

    Your comment about “hanging around with old people so you look youthful” really struck a chord with me (and the sound wasn’t pretty or transferable to a public reply)

    I used to think 42 was old.

    I’ve only had the privilege of having a private car pick me up and transport me while I was doing some consulting work in NYC. It is kinda cool. Now if the private car could transcend the traffic, that’d be really cool.

    Remember that your name is not @principalspage (unless that’s how you were registered with the car company)

    You can’t give up your blog! If you do, I’d be forced to voice my opinion elsewhere, or, dare I say it, start my own blog.


  3. Bob Patterson - WorkloadMaster
    on Oct 15th, 2009
    @ 2:43 pm

    Keep the blog and lose the travel. I’d hate to see you give it up at your peak.

    I’m not an educator, but I’m well aware that principals have the toughest management job on the planet

    I often have my clients to browse through your site when they start to whine about how tough it is to mange 8 people. Try 20+ I tell them , then add “parents” with a dash of NCLB , RTI and SBH and the rest of the alphabet soup you guys have to deal with.

    Don’t give it up yet. Maybe they’ll put you up on South Beach in a hotel full of swimsuit models.

    – Bob


  4. Andrew T. Garcia
    on Oct 15th, 2009
    @ 5:53 pm

    Well, it’s been a good ride even though you have consistently referred to blog POSTS as BLOGS. :- Best–AG


  5. Patrick Anderson
    on Oct 17th, 2009
    @ 6:43 am

    I know Harold must be proud!
    Keep up the good work!


  6. VT
    on Oct 17th, 2009
    @ 8:27 am

    Will you be writing about your life as it slowly declines?


  7. Charlie A. Roy
    on Oct 18th, 2009
    @ 6:45 pm

    I hope you enjoy the sunset of your life. You know, now that it’s peeked and all. I hope you get one of those good seats by the staring window at the raisin ranch.


  8. BG
    on Oct 23rd, 2009
    @ 5:20 am

    These entries are incredibly well written. Are you sure you’re a school administrator?


  9. Atlanta Airport Limousine Service
    on Oct 27th, 2009
    @ 9:43 pm

    Getting lost at Atlanta airport is very normal – don’t worry. A lot of us who are used to flying still get lost sometimes. :)

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