This past weekend was the second of three with extracurriculars going on at CDIS – we had kick-off overnight get-togethers for the HS boys and girls’ Book studies. The difference in the two groups is very obvious: one group goes to a teacher’s apartment, probably watches movies and stays up until the wee hours talking; the other gorges themselves at the new Mickey-D’s and shoot each other with plastic BB-guns. I’ll let you figure out which is which. I had to do little on my part, except get shot. The guys are going to be using Don’t Waste Your Lifefor the first part of the year, and we read the beginning chapters – it looks to be a great read.
In other events, there was just a rousing (a joke, trust me) instrumental version of “Auld Lang Syne” heard throughout the neighborhood; while walking in the market earlier today Sarah and I heard a pay-for-your-weight scale playing “Happy Birthday.” Do these people really know what songs they’re playing? My favorite is the Pre-school next to our apartment complex loudly playing Pink Floyd’s “We Don’t Need No Education.” Irony probably shouldn’t count if it crosses a language barrier, but it is still very funny.