11 February 2006

I got an email from a not-so-long-although it seemed that way to me-friend two nights ago-catching up has been nice. He says he got my email address by Googling me, then reading it from a post I left on an MSNBC Katrina blog.

WHOA, the 21st century!!

And sadly, he is on his way to Alaska.

I'd envy him if I didn't know there is going to be one hell (pun intended) of a bunch of 'natural' disasters up there any day now.

But who knows, things down along the Gulf don't look too good. A 5+ quake hit the Gulf of Mexico about 10:30 local time last night.

Chris is a truly great guy, and he is planning to finish his education so that he can become a high school teacher.

He'll be a fine one, a superb one really. Chris is the kind of guy the students will quickly make a popular sort of anti-hero of, a guy who will really be able to reach today's kids, and teach them the material. They will never forget him, and will have fond memories of the coolest teacher from high school. They will also never forget the material, the subject he taught; and how surpising their good grades and recall of a subject they would have otherwise have found, like, totally boring will have THEIR kids rolling their eyes at the poor parent waxing nostalgic about that great teacher from their high school days...

If their kid is lucky, he or she will have Akbar for a teacher, too.

You go Akbar. I just wish my grandson could have had you for a teacher.

And, OK, I wish you had fallen in love with a young woman less interested in living where the volcano blows...

"Oh I don't know, I don't know, I don't know where I'm a gonna go, when the volcano blows...

All together now, I don't know, I don't know...

1 comment:

  1. My girl quickly say to me,
    "Mon you better watch your feet."
    Lava come down soft and hot!
    "You better lava me now or lava me not!"

    As I've said, 'tis better to die on your feet than live upon your knees. The whole landmass could explode and it wouldn't matter, because at least I'd die happy.

    And by the way, you can call me by my real name. I'm done with the Akbar nonsense.

    Good luck getting that new place!

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