11.19.2006

Curling Sunday

Up here Fargo way, we do things a bit differently. Turns out a morning at the sheet is a sacred ritual.



First, we started with a cup of bean water at the new Atomic Coffee.




Once we get to the sheet, it's time to work on our form. As you can see, sport's training in ballet really paid off.




Marshall and Gryffindor are working hard for Team Canada.



Incidentally, sport and I curled with department members during the interviewing process. While it didn't give us any "in" during our on-campus interviews (we weren't, and aren't very skillful), I would highly recommend trying to spend time with your potential future colleagues doing "native" things. Breaking out of the interview box and performing local activities makes it much easier to demonstrate that you are a good fit (not to mention, helping you figure out if you really want to be a part of that particular ecology). Sliding around on ice in the middle of Janauary may not sound like fun to some people, but doing this (rather than, say, obsessing how easy it is to simulate living somewhere coastal) really clarified our job priorities.

4 comments:

LK said...

You go, you northerners, you. But one must curl regularly to avoid the dreaded "curler's groin," a condition typical in new curlers...

Doc Mara said...

Usually followed by the "curler's groan"...

DC said...

There's one guy that I work with remotely from time to time that is always talking about curling. I think he may have even gone to your university, now that I think about it (it was in that area, at least).

Later he sent me a link about extreme ironing:

http://www.extremeironing.com/

Doc Mara said...

I see nobody is ironing on a curling sheet. That would be TOO extreme.