FIRST THERE'S A FUNNY STORY I just have
to tell you. As I've mentioned in past columns, I am a card-carrying
member of the deeply sports impaired. Believe me when I tell
you I thought the Raiders were playing a team from San Diego
in the Super Bowl because that's where it was happening. Totally
by accident of calendar, I found myself at a major all-day Super
Bowl party at the home of my friends Colleen and Ben in Los
Much was made of my lack of football savvy. It was my calling
card, since I knew almost nobody at the party aside from the
hosts. "This is Bree, our friend from the Bay Area. She
is SO not into sports - isn't it funny she's here for Super
Early in the festivities, one of Colleen and Ben's friends,
Gary, stopped by on his way to another party, and along with
him came a fellow with a football pool. I may not know doowah
about football, but give me a chance to toss my money into a
slot machine or across the counter for a lottery ticket and
I'm there. It wasn't until I'd paid up and put my name on four
little squares that I discovered my hosts were also having a
pool, so, hey, why not? Four more little squares.
Just before half-time, people watching the game started calling
my name because it was on the little square matching the score.
I won the quarter and the half and suddenly everybody was my
new best friend, teasing and congratulating me. Now I was having
a good time. This Super Bowl party thing is fun!
Later, with two seconds remaining in the game, Colleen says
to me, "Hey, what happened to that guy who came in here
with that other pool?" "Yeah," I replied, "he
took the money and ran, huh?" The phone rang. Colleen was
holding a phone in her hand, and Ben came walking in with another
one, and in unison they said, "It's for you, Bree!"
And it was Gary, calling to tell me I'd won the game square
in the other pool.
The reporting of this news to Colleen and Ben's party guests
caused quite an uproar, I'll tell you that. To their credit,
they were mostly humorous in their response, but several suggested
I make my next visit on a weekend when there were no sporting
events that might involve pools. Me? I'm heading to Vegas as
soon as my schedule allows to turn those Super Bowl winnings
into slot machine fodder.
NOW SOME ACTUAL SUNOL NEWS: For the very first time,
the Sunol Glen yearbook is going to be produced in color and
ads are on sale now! You can purchase a variety of sizes and
styles to get your message to hundreds of potential clients
and your advertisement helps to keep the cost of the yearbook
affordable for all students. A full page goes for $100, a half-page
for $55, a quarter-page for $35 and business card size for $20.
Interested? Contact yearbook advisor Phil Mumford through the
school office at 925-862-2026.
LIBRARY WISH LIST: Though Sunol Glen's library has an
excellent assortment of books for all reading levels, some of
the books are very worn. Librarian Nancy Davis says your donation
of new or gently used books for Sunol's primary grades would
be greatly appreciated. Some suggestions include bright, colorful
books like the Carebear and Where's Waldo series, books about
animals and insects, and of course, classics. Please drop your
book donations off in the school office. Thanks!