Monday, March 23, 2009

Moving on

Folks, I'm heartbroken. My favorite band, the John Butler Trio, is disbanding its current lineup. JB has consistently rotated musicians through the band, but it is Michael Barker and Shannon Birchall that I first saw live and loved. I was a huge fan even before the current members, but this is the group that I love most. It's sad to see it disappearing.

I hope the next phase is as good as this one was!

In other news, I was the guest speaker for the third grade at Kaley's school this past friday, and it went much better than I anticipated. After hearing some of her stories about the completely insane behavior of the kids, I was ready for a wild day. It ended up being pretty tame. I got a lot of questions about why smoking is so bad for you, what's actually in cigarettes, what a hospital is like, and so forth. The questions were par for a third grade level, until one kid raised his hand. I called on him, and in perfect enunciation he asks this question: "Is it true that asbestos really causes mesothelioma?"

Needless to say, I was shocked the kid could even pronounce that. I had to check the spelling on that word before I posted this. Perhaps the future of America isn't so bleak after all!


Love or Nothing said...

wow, you got the smart kid! nice. i want to hear about it all in person when i see you! ... if i see you.. hmm...

and WHAT the heck is going on with JBT?? nonsense, i tell you. complete nonsense.

Joy said...

Awww--- maybe he knows someone with the condition. I'm not a nurse or a doctor or even in the medical field so I have no clue what he's talking about myself!

Kaley said...

No, it's pretty bleak. Don't be fooled.