Oh well. I decided to wear my backpacking gear, because I do like to hike. Since I live with an equipment junky, the question was more a matter of what to leave behind than what to take. I agreed to the hat with the sun flap for the neck, but didn't actually wear it because I still have a bit of dignity left. I also left behind the titanium "pooper-scoopper"--which some people actually use to dig a hole in the ground when they stray far from camping "facilities"--because I didn't really want to be explaining all day. I also dangled a compass from my pack, stowed a bottle of DEET for the pesky insects, and carried a cudgel in case I stumbled into a sounder of wild boars.
My students portrayed more conventional sports, I noticed. Here are a few snapshots from the classroom and the halls.
otherwise known as
an opportunity to get away with going barefoot to school...