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Friday Five...

1. Today was the Volunteer Tea, and because we have an active (large) and generous (successful) PTA, all of us on the PTA Board got a $50 gift card :)

2. I used some of #1 to buy some crafts and artsy things for summer activities -- I always feel better when I have loose plans like that. Time to make my summer schedule (D especially likes having a schedule).

3. The sun poked out for a bit this morning -- it's almost sunny right now, but they're calling for more rain later this afternoon. The fun run is on Sunday, and we're signed up...I'm hoping it won't be a wet run :p.

4. My SIL and niece are supposedly almost here (they live in OK) for a U2/Fray concert (tomorrow night). They called while on the road last night, but we haven't heard from them since. My SIL volunteered my FIL to cook for everyone tonight (he's so patient with that, it amazes me). I, however, am taking one of my dear friends out for dinner for her b-day -- yay!

5. Speaking of the Fray, I think I've mentioned before that I taught the drummer (Ben Wysocki) when he was in 3rd grade! It's shocking to realize that he was the same age as D is now (ack), and when I first saw a picture of the band, I didn't even recognize Ben (except that he looks a lot like his dad -- with his mom's eyes, that is). I've seen his parents semi-recently (they work with good friends of mine who run a video company) at a writing conference -- small world :) My SIL asked me if I could get Ben's autograph...um, I kinda doubt it, since I'm guessing he doesn't even remember his third grade teacher (he was homeschooled at the time and only came into school for a couple hours a week).

Well, that's my exciting news -- have a great (and hopefully dry) weekend!

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olmue
May. 20th, 2011 09:16 pm (UTC)
I guess you just never know what little 8YOs will grow up to do! My SIL went to school with Katie Perry, but they weren't in the same grade and SIL doesn't know her at all. Still, every time I hear her songs I think strange, she was once just a normal kid like everyone else.

Hope you have a great weekend!
robinellen
May. 21st, 2011 04:25 am (UTC)
It really is surprising to see where people end up -- I would never have pegged little Ben as a drummer in a very successful band ;)
wordsrmylife
May. 20th, 2011 11:55 pm (UTC)
And there's your less-than-six degrees of separation. Isn't it funny how things work out in life?
robinellen
May. 21st, 2011 04:25 am (UTC)
It really is...makes me wonder about my own kiddos (and their classmates)!
boreal_owl
May. 21st, 2011 01:27 am (UTC)
I'll bet he will remember you. I can remember all my good teachers. Isn't it strange how kids can grow up and become adults, while we can remain the same age? ;-)
robinellen
May. 21st, 2011 04:25 am (UTC)
Yes! (I can't be any older...hehe).

It would be interesting to see if he remembered me, that's for sure.
lorrainemt
May. 21st, 2011 03:38 am (UTC)
Yay for the $50 gift card! And I bet Ben does remember you--kids have a good memory for good teachers. :)
robinellen
May. 21st, 2011 04:26 am (UTC)
I suppose it begs the question if I was a good teacher for him ;)
writertessa
May. 21st, 2011 03:53 pm (UTC)
So nice you got a gift card! I've actually never heard of Fray but I'm off to google them to see your former student :)
robinellen
May. 22nd, 2011 06:04 pm (UTC)
If you've ever watched Gray's Anatomy, you've heard The Fray (even if you didn't know it) -- their fame took off when GA used their hit "Save a Life" for a few of their shows early on. :)
writertessa
May. 22nd, 2011 07:45 pm (UTC)
You're right -- when I googled them yesterday I realized that I did know How To Save A Life but had no idea they sang it! Love that song :)
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