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  • 02 Dec 2008 /  HELP!, School

    Geez, guys. Sorry about taking so long to post again. It’s exam week and I’m drowning in the ennui of not having anything to do AT ALL. It’s gorgeous outside, sunny and unseasonably warm, and I’m at my desk noticing things like how crooked my pointer fingers are. I wonder if anybody would notice if I snuck outside and ran laps around the building?

    Part of my delay is that I’m having trouble uploading pictures and video, and I really, really, REALLY want you all to see the wedding Mike and I went to a week ago. There was a light show and a fog machine and karaoke…in the CEREMONY. It was also the most no muss, no fuss wedding I’ve ever been to. I think you’ll get a kick out of it, but more on that later.

    We had pumpkin duck for Thanksgiving, and I’ve finally got a few pictures of how incredible that is. Those are coming too.

    I did a fun reading relay lesson with my second graders last week, and I got some videos of my favorite class running around in their socks. Hilarious AND educational!

    In non-photographic news (at least, not yet) Mike and I have been informed that we have to perform a “pop song” at our school’s winter festival. We tried to get out of it by saying we’re nervous to get on stage, but my coteacher looked like I’d shot her dog or something. So we regrouped and decided that we could think of something, and she (and the vice principal, and the music teacher…) cheered right up. Awesome. Neither one of us is thrilled to sing, but I figure we can get the students to do something with us. If all else fails, we can always lip-synch/act out some song, like that scene in Dirty Dancing where they sing “Loverboy” at each other…but maybe with less crawling around on the floor. Apparently the students get really excited when teachers perform (according to the teachers). Besides, this is the country of sober karaoke. Standards are probably not that high. Although, the performance that Nathan, Stephanie, Kasia, and Marta put on is going to be a rough one to follow. Any ideas for mostly painless songs that we can do without knowing how to moonwalk?

    So that’s what’s new here. In the next few days I should have a couple of massive photo posts up with lots of commentary. Stay tuned!

    Posted by erin @ 9:17 pm

5 Responses

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  • Anna Says:

    AHH I love it! They had a good plan with a compilation of awesome pop songs. You should probably learn the dance to Thriller or some equally fabulous…just a suggestion :)
    Sounds like you’ll have an interesting time, for sure.

  • Ash Says:

    You’re so fab. You combined two TG faves into one… pumpking AND duck. Clever.

    “This is a country of sober kareoke so their standards are not that high”. LOL.

    Do Respect by Aretha, and just pretend to sing and wave your diva finger.

  • erin Says:

    @Anna: If you can talk your brother into learning the Thriller dance, I will be impressed. I have already given up on that one.

    @Ashface: AHHH that would be fantastic! I could probably rig up a powerpoint to spell out the letters and we could do a little dance (dance routines are HUGE here).

  • Gregg Milne Says:

    Hey, how about some Classic Rock-n-Roll (air guitar and everything!) Johnny B. Goode comes to mind, or how about some Beatles? Lot’s of choices. And lastly, how about Fried Ham? Just thought I’d mention it. -Dad

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