After being over-served with manycoldbeers last night I was allegedly involved in an altercation of sorts, the result of which is a tri-colored left eye, swollen, gross. I need to teach looking like this, an unshaven, black-eyed bum. I am reminded of my buddy [Aquinas'] trials and tribulations, trying to cover the Democractic National Covention for his newspaper while sporting a massive shiner. I don't have to talk to political figures; I just need to work with kids.
So I need a cover story. Any suggestions?Update:
I'm going with the playing-catch-and-looked-away-and-got-hit-in-the-eye defense. Seems to be playing fairly well.Update Redux:
I'm bored telling the football story. I've switched it to my-mom-hit-me-because-I-only-read-3o-minutes-nightly-instead-of-45-minutes.