I have spent my entire day grading as it is the end of the semester and grades are due soon. If that joy wasn’t enough, I have finals to grade next week. It feels never ending and it puts me in a seriously foul mood. This aspect of the job of teacher is what I hate the most. I find myself needing a break and…more importantly, to have some fun! Immediately, I think of Duran Duran and my best friend. The next time that Rhonda and I will be together is in July for Duran Duran. Wow. I have to tell you that July feels a million miles away. I miss my friend. When July comes, we will be together a lot and will feel very spoiled. Right now, though, feels blah. Super blah. Why must my best friend live so far away? Why must we be so busy that we aren’t able to talk as much as we would like?
Then, on Facebook, I saw an 80s night event being put on by a local brewing company. It immediately caught my attention! This is exactly the kind of thing that I need right now! So, I shared the event and asked who would be interested. Rhonda was, indeed. Of course, it is not really feasible for her to come. As I thought about this in between grading essays, it came to me! We should do an online party!!! I know that I could use it! I bet she can, too! After all of the recent sadness, I think it might be good for a fan community to remember to celebrate life and to celebrate Duran Duran. We shouldn’t wait to do that until after they are no longer with us, right? Besides, this winter might be the perfect time to spend some time on Duran Duran. It would get fans excited, right? Many U.S. fans have shows coming up! Others in different parts of the world are anxiously awaiting dates. Everyone could use some fun, some time to remember why there is love for Duran Duran, right?
Now, of course, I’m putting this out there without even talking to my partner-in-crime. I could be getting myself in serious trouble here, but I think it could be good! I am envisioning a few hours or so online in which a video playlist would be created. People, all over the world, could watch it and comment on Facebook and Twitter like we have done for Duran Duran Appreciation Day or for our birthday. I don’t have a date picked out yet as I will need to schedule with Rhonda. I would also love to see it not just be our party but the fan community’s party. Therefore, we could take suggestions as to what to put on the video playlist. What would people be in the mood for? We wouldn’t decide. You all would. Then, of course, we could maybe come up with a drinking game for the playlist. Maybe, a contest could be created. I don’t know. Rhonda and I would have to decide on all those details.
So, what do you think? Would you be interested? Would you be willing to send in suggestions for the video playlist? Would you join us online? Do you like the idea of a drinking game and/or contest? Are you feeling like me–in desperate need of fun and a break? Please, please tell me now!