you're all a bunch of band geeks

Well, I’ll be. Y’all are nerdier than I took you for. Playing in the band all those years. Makes me wonder what else I don’t know about you.

Thanks for all the great clarinet advice, by the way. You’re so wise.

Did anyone notice the embarrassing comment my sister Stephanie left on yesterday’s post? Yeah, so I said something about the clarinet not seeing the light of day after I graduated in 1994. Um, oops. Turns out my little sister played that very clarinet for EIGHT YEARS. I guess I knew this but completely forgot. I was away at college and busy falling in love and getting married and all that. Way too self-absorbed to notice my sister’s mad clarinet skillz, let alone actually watch one of her concerts or halftime shows.

Forgive me, sweet sister. I will make it up to you by showering your baby girl with more attention and affection than any one child can stand.

And now that I think about it, memories are coming back to me. I do remember Steph in her marching band uniform. I think I’ve suppressed a lot of high school memories for various reasons.

THANK YOU for praying for my trip to Indy. It was awesome. Praise you, Jesus. I did nearly get killed on the way there, so if you were praying around 7:00 a.m., you probably saved my life. It poured down rain for 2 hours and stayed dark forever. There were semis all around me, and at one point, I couldn’t see AT ALL and almost hit one. Eek. The drive home was perfect, even though my large McDonald’s Coke only lasted an hour.

The MOPS group was wonderful. Beautiful, fabulous, honest women. I loved getting to chat with some of them afterward. God used them to bless my socks off. Girls, if any of you are reading this, please say hi! It was an honor and a pleasure getting to spend time with you! And bless you for the dee-licious brunch!

Livi and Ava don’t have school today, so my sister Bethany and niece Isabelle are coming to spend the day with us. We’re so excited!! We have big plans that may or may not involve the thrift store and a certain Asian bistro.

I have an idea. Let’s play a little True/False game to kick off our weekend (don’t ask me how this helps kick off a weekend).

True or False?

1. Besides the clarinet, I could also play a pretty mean flute.

2. I went to the same high school as my parents.

3. I ran cross country and track for 6 years.

4. I started running cross country in 7th grade because our pastor’s cute son asked me at church one Sunday, “So, are you running cross country?” I looked down at him (he was really short) and said, “Why, yes. Yes, I am.” Then I got in the car to go home and asked my dad, “Hey, Dad. What’s cross country?”

5. My 4×400 meter relay team held the school record for 10 years after I graduated.

6. I was a basketball star (if you call averaging 4 points a game a “star”).

7. I won the county spelling bee in 6th grade.

8. My 8th grade boyfriend was about 8 inches shorter than me.

9. At one point, my bangs were at least three inches tall.

10. I always secretly wanted to be a cheerleader.

I’ll post the answers tomorrow. Have an awesome weekend, friends!

p.s. I’m speaking at First Presbyterian Church of Maumee (Ohio) on Wednesday, October 21 at 7:00 p.m. The topic is Unsolved Mysteries: The Case of the Opposite Sex. The public is welcome (teens, singles, couples)! If you live anywhere close, I’d LOVE to see/meet you there! (and anyone going from C-bus who wants to carpool, let me know!)

10 thoughts on “you're all a bunch of band geeks

  1. Emily

    Man. I wish you were giving that talk a little closer to home. I could really use a seminar on the opposite sex. They make my head explode. 🙂

  2. Stephanie your sister

    I would say that #1 and 10 are false. And the rest are true.

    You’re forgiven for allowing my years in band to slip into the repressed memories of your brain. Sometimes I do the same thing. But I do want to play it again sometime. Christmas maybe? 😉

  3. amanda

    already said “hi” yesterday…but blogged a bit on some of the things rolling around in my head from yesterdays talk you gave…such a pertinent topic for moms…well, for any human beings, really!

  4. Kelli

    Takes one to know one… 🙂 LOL

    AND I met my husband in band… that just took me up on the geek level.

    AND one time I told my best friend who wasn’t anywhere close to being a band nerd that I may be a band nerd but I was in the cool band nerd group. REALLY??HA!

  5. joyce

    Well, #4 must be true…that description is just too vivid : )

    #1 and #10-false?

    Glad your day went well and you are safely home….it actually snowed here yesterday. Very pretty but way too early! Enjoy your weekend…Joyce

  6. comoprozac

    Was #4 Tim Dernlan? I tried looking him up once. I think he is a wrestling coach from what I could tell.

    Re #5: I think my 4×800 record still stands. My dad gives me updates every spring.

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