This has to be the latest that I have blogged in a long time. I have a good excuse. About a month ago, I ate some almonds at a work related function. Those stupid almonds broke a piece of my tooth off. A week later, on the day of my dentist appointment, a larger piece broke off. Unfortunately, this piece was right above my nerve. My dentist gave me a temporary filling, hoping that my tooth could handle that. The answer, unfortunately, was no. By last weekend, it started to hurt and I knew that a more substantial procedure would be needed. By Friday, I experienced a great deal of pain along with swelling and a fever. An emergency root canal followed along with now a week’s worth of antibiotics. This weekend has meant a lot of sleeping as I wait for the recovery, which is why this blog is so late.
My attention span has not been great enough to get much grading done or household chores, but I have had a chance to take brief looks at social media. I noticed a couple of fun tweets from that band. You know the one. Here is the one that really caught my attention:
I cannot tell you how much I needed a tweet like this! First of all, I love knowing that the band (or the majority of the band) is together. That always makes me smile. Then, of course, John’s quote resulted in a good giggle despite my soreness. I have to say the idea that John was “unsettled” by Simon driving and Nick putting on the tunes is one I can relate to. I think I might equally unsettled by that. Now, before Duranies come after me, I have no idea if Simon is a scary driver. I doubt that Nick would pick music that I wouldn’t appreciate. No, I love the idea that John is teasing his friends. After all, isn’t that what friends do?! I know that I do that with my friends. Rhonda and I give each other grief whenever we can. Why? Simple. It is fun.
We have also been known to the give the members of Duran a hard time as well. (Some band members receive our attention in this way more than others. coughSimoncough Cheers!) Now, I know that this bothers some out there who reads our blogs. After all, it is one thing for Rhonda and I to give each other a hard time but a totally different deal to do the same to Duran Duran. The assumption here is that we are no way, shape or form on their level so how do we dare. I don’t really get that feeling. Yes, obviously, they have fame and a hell of a lot more musical talent than I do. That’s true. They are still human beings, right? On top of that, don’t tweets like this seem to be saying that they welcome this sort of thing? I tend to think so.
There are teachers at school that are always serious with the kids and expect the kids to always be super serious and respectful back. I’m not like that. I like to give my students are a hard time and I welcome them giving me a hard time back. It makes the day-to-day grind of the school year much more fun and bearable. Some teachers disagree, though, because they feel that kids should not treat teachers that way. Kids should just treat teachers as respectable elders. I think my students respect me. That respect does not get ruined if they give me a hard time, in a fun-loving way, at least I don’t think.
The same is true with the members of Duran. Just because I tease them on here does not mean that I don’t respect them. It is the opposite, in fact. I adore the fact that they tease each other like this. To me, it shows that they are comfortable in their own skins and comfortable with each other. It makes me love and respect them more.