Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Kids Say the Darnedest Things, Especially When You're Not Sure You Understood What They Said

GIRL 1 (sings): Everything's better with berrrrrries!
GIRL 2: Stop! It's a mean world!

(In response to my posting about this on Facebook, one of my colleagues noted that she heard a kid today yell out "Hey, Cornbread!")

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Giving Thanks

SUGAR LAND--I'm thankful for a lot of things today:

Good health, a lot more students than a year ago, my whole family in the same location for the holiday, great friends, a wonderful brotherhood in Sinfonia, and the gift of music--not only for the enjoyment of playing it and listening to it, but the ability to teach it for a living.

What are you thankful for today?

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Kids Say the Darnedest Things About Ancient Counting Systems

The beginner method book I use was first published in MCMXXXIV, and I was pointing that out to a kid today.

ME: Since we're now in MMXI, can you even read a Roman numeral that long?
KID: No, I only know them through six, because of Star Wars.

Can I make a million off this? As a video ad for a famous popcorn brand played on my web browser this morning, I was struck by an idea for a new business: Orville Redbox--popcorn and a movie from a single vending machine.

Monday, November 07, 2011

Bad Blogger! Bad Blogger!

OK, it's been waaaaay too long since I've updated this thing; for a while, I was at least good for some "kids say the darnedest things" posts and my weekly "playing in the Kevmobile" updates, but even those have fallen by the wayside during what has turned out to be my busiest semester ever, bar none. (Facebook hasn't helped either, of course.)

So I'll go back and try and fill in the cracks of the past month or so, and I'll attempt to be better about updating in the near future. This time, for those who have stuck around, I can really say, "Thanks for your patience."

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Kids Say the Darnedest Things About The Obvious

Kids say the darnedest things about the obvious. I hear this one many times throughout the year...

KID: Are we playing today?
DIRECTOR: What else would we be doing? It's band!

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Kids Say the Darnedest Things About Late Payments

Kids say the darnedest things about late payments. This was from kid #5 in a row who forgot his money; "I could give you a dollar...but that's my Yoo-Hoo money."