~ The high school band had their first competition last Saturday, but I missed it because of a celebration. They got a "1"...if you know anything about band competitions, you know that's the best you can get. I saw a video of the performance, and it looked like they did an awesome job!
~ Yesterday, as I was coming home, I watched this man on his bicycle. At first he was in the road, and I thought, "why doesn't he get on the sidewalk?" and then he did. But then he crossed the road on the railroad tracks and slipped and fell. I waited a second to see if he was going to get up, but he didn't. So, I jumped out of my car, and the lady going the other way jumped out of hers, too. We ran up and talked to him, but he really seemed out of sorts. Then, we look up, and there are 2 trains coming out of the plant. They're going really slow, but they are coming. I pulled the man's bicycle off of his leg, but he couldn't get up & I wasn't about to move him. He was moving his extremities, but I had a second of a thought: Please don't go into cardiac arrest or stop breathing, because I don't know if I could do CPR in real life. A woman got out of the next car, and it was someone I knew, and she's a nurse. She asked if she needed to call 911, and I said yes. About that time, out of nowhere, these 3 very nice looking men grab the guy and get him off of the tracks. And they looked like they knew what they were doing. Turns out they are Marshalls. I stood around for a couple of minutes, but felt like I was in the way, so I told my friend that it looked like everything was under control, so I was going to leave. The train guys ended up stopping the train and walking up to see what was going on. I asked a police officer later what happened to him, and he said that he was transported.
~ The high school had their football game last night (which was where I was going when I saw the bike accident), but I missed it because of flute choir practice. I went to help set up the concessions, then left. Apparently I missed a doozy. We won 56-0, but it wasn't without some drama. CH runs the chains on the sidelines, and he said that at one point, one of our defensive players hit one of their players...hard. The paper this morning said that the player went up in the air and came down upside down. Their coach ended up coming down on the field and asked the ref if he was going to call something, to which the ref replied, "what do you want me to call? Unnecessary roughness on a tackle in a football game?" At that point, the coach called the ref a name and drew a flag. Then, mama gets on the field and has to be escorted off by a police officer. (Oh, yeah...one of the police officers who works the game..he's also the school's resource officer..graduated with me and held several football records. Small town? You betcha!) Apparently the officers were busy that night...they also had to go up in their stands and make sure the peace was kept. This is the first time that we've played this team that I've heard of such conduct. They were having a decent season up until last week when they lost. Maybe they're just so frustrated that they have to take it out on somebody. But...come on , people. It's a high school football game. As a friend of mine says, "There are kids out there dying of cancer." It's not that important in the grand scheme of things.
~ Today is oral surgery day. I'm ready to get this over with. The bad thing is that I'll be without a tooth for 3+ months (can you say, "redneck"?!), but the good thing is that it's in the back of my mouth, so hopefully you won't be able to tell!
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