Saturday, February 26, 2011

Kids are Funny

Seriously, they make me laugh!
I have been working at a school that is K-9 for a short while now, and kids just say the best things ever! (purposefully avoided the Trademarked "kids say the darndest things" phrase) so far I have been accused of being a pirate because of my long hair and beard (which I dont mind actually).  I am apparently a father, because I have a beard.  They asked me if I was gay because my roommate is a man.  And most recently I was asked why I was so ugly at night.
anyway, kids make me laugh.
especially the first graders.
also there are some little kindergarteners that keep trying to set me up with their teacher.
another also, they keep asking me if i am married.  not sure why.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Gershwin or Copland

the other day, i was driving around with my roommate Tyler, and there was a song on the radio i was unfamiliar with.  Two composers came to mind, George Gershwin and Aaron Copland.  I couldnt tell who it was because on the one hand it had a lot of brass, it sounded like an American in Paris or Rhapsody in Blue, it was kind of peppy.  on the other hand though, it sounded very western (not western as in western world music, western like wild wild west western)... like we should be on horses riding through Moab driving a thousand head of cattle, whooping and hollering.  i said 'i think this is George Gershwin' and instantly i regretted it, you know that feeling when your taking a test and you fill in yet another circle with your #2 pencil thats labeled "b", but this time you know your wrong so you want to change your answer to "d".  so i said 'but it could be Aaron Copland'... and then bored him with the minutia of why. well Tyler being the competitive person that he is says 'Im going with Copeland'.  

turned out it was George Gershwin, and i was quite proud of myself for just a moment, feeling confidant in the knowledge that im such a music nerd.