Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Cries of Joy

Much to say today.

So the digital piano from work died. Came back to life, and then died again. Now, when you plug it in, smoke rises from the keys. Not kidding.

The new digital piano arrived today. It is sleeker, but for some reason, sounds a little less piano-like. Oh well.

We got an email from the principal today, saying that school would be cancelled. Sweet.

J happened to be in our office. The administrators felt bad that there was no heat in one of the academic buildings.... they were considering buying us breakfast or something. Then J said something like 'F(orget) that, if you're serious about it, you'll just cancel school.'

So they did. Not kidding.

The the announcement came over the intercom... M flatly read that school would be cancelled tomorrow, and cries of joy erupted all over the school. The kids were ecstatic. Ecstatic! When they started spilling into the hallway, we could see tears in their eyes.

One day. One day of tuition down the drain! And you'd've thunk they'd won the lottery. It was hilarious.

I'm reading Persepolis 2 now; when that's done, I will start Pigtopia, which is the Faculty Book Club book of the month. Why don't you read Pigtopia with me, you all?


Trope said...

Let me know what you think of Persepolis 2, okay? I really loved Persepolis (she can just nail childhood like nothing I've read in a while), but the sequel was a little... off, maybe? My spouse thinks just the opposite, so we need a tiebreaker. :)

john patrick said...

I liked it.

I probably would have liked it more if she had just told more stories from her childhood in Tehran. It's her life, and childhood is comedic and adolescence is gross... and that's just how it is.

I wonder if there will be a Persepolis 3.