...I just heard a "Clocks" remix with salsa music in the background. Good work, The Globe. I think I'm in love.
I've always aspired to be a good mixologist, of music, that is. I love making mix CDs, and making sure that the songs flow well into each other. It's definitely a good time. I also love new music. Kimberly recently made a The Spain rule that in order to be a dinner guest in our house, you must introduce us to or tell us about one new band or artist. I like it. And I'm pretty sure Kate just won herself unlimited dinners at our house (that she will of course accept from England) for the crazy amount of beautiful new music she sent me from England. I am listening to the Wailin' Jennys right now and loving it.
I've spent the past two days teaching 6th grade social studies at the middle school. 6th graders are squirrelly little animals that simultaneously want to please you to no end and completely torture you for not being their regular teacher. But they are studying early hunter-gatherer culture, and the arrival of the peoples who settled basically all of the Americas, the Clovis people. Their book even mentioned that recent anthropological research has found evidence of people even earlier than the Clovis, during the Ice Age. Interesting, I thought. This morning I was reading my library book, The Sixth Extinction, by Terry Glavin, who elaborated on this theory. It felt so cool to have information transfer from my working life to my pleasure reading. Sweet action.
And finally, a few realizations that have come over the past few days:
1) my baby cousins are all grown up. I got to watch them play each other in soccer at the GHS v. Bethany HS soccer game last night.
2) red and turquoise is possibly one of my favorite color combinations.
3) fall is here!