Tuesday, February 03, 2009


It's been a long time, huh? More than a week, to be not-quite exact. I'm a sorry boy. You see, I started teaching again last Monday and doing two classes in one semester has turned out to be a second full-time job. It's been an adjustment. Good times.

Oh, and for one class I have to get up at 6:15 a.m. That might seem normal to some of you, but it's really hard for me. I usually get up at 9:15 a.m., so it's a significant change. I want to pound my head against the wall when the alarm goes off. And then I want to hook up an IV of straight caffeine directly to my brain. Unfortunately, I can't do either.

So I don't have much to say right now. I just wanted to write and say I'm sorry for not posting and that I will begin doing regularly once again tomorrow. But I did want to share one thing.

On Sunday, a little bit before the Super Bowl, I was doing some work and watching a basketball game when Little Nicholas called me. He desperately wanted to know if I had seen Journey's performance on the Super Bowl pregame show. I hadn't it. He told me to YouTube it. He said I wouldn't be disappointed.

I have to admit something, I kind of like Journey. I also need to admit that I've seen the band live a few times, never with Steve Perry, only with the two singers that followed him. Neither of those guys were Arnel Pineda, who is absolutely hysterical. I mean, he's the Filipino Steve Perry. It's amazing how much he sounds like Perry. He even kind of looks like him, even though he is the Filipino Steve Perry. Wow. Watch for yourself:


sj said...

i saw this dude not terribly long ago on VH1. i think it was counting down the top rock songs ever - or some such silliness.

he really sounds *JUST* like him. it's a little scary.

and fyi, i sing along with karen carpenter all the time. in my car. i wonder if it's preparing me to eventually audition and sing lead for the bangles.

Anonymous said...

Glad you're back.

I haven't checked the blog much lately as I seem to be suffering from some latent form of the plague.

At any rate, I enjoyed the Doritos crystal ball commercial more than the halftime show, but that's just me. Other than the new song, was there anything really interesting or reveletory about Springsteen's performance, or was America simply salivating because - as a rule - the halftime performances are always so bad and inconsequential?

I'm interested in your take on the wonderous world of teaching? Are you molding young minds? Or do you get the glazed-over "first period" stare? And even though you're only cresting 30, do you feel reeeeeeeeeeeeally old when your up in front of fresh-faced 18 year olds?