Saturday, November 15, 2008

Yep, I've been around the block a few times.....

As if I wasn't busy enough already, now I'm in grad school, trying to enrich my life as Doug and I drive ourselves into the ground building our house. I was awarded a teaching assistantship so sometimes I am also the teacher of some of my fellow students. On top of that I'm quite a bit older than most of the kids in my department and I'm the only female. I've kind of been enjoying the weirdness of both of those things. It can be pretty amusing at times. My immature sense of humor is serving me quite well in this situation.

So yesterday I was running the jam session and one of the guys came up to me afterwards and said "You seem like you've been around the block a few times...." and then asked for some advice about making an audition tape for something. I was kind of flattered that he'd ask me such a question and also relieved .... I guess..... that he was at least thoughtful enough to use the word "seem" instead of "look." I guess he was trying to be all casual and cool with that "around the block" expression. Anyway, I was laughing about that for the rest of the day!!!

6 comments:

Kate Coveny Hood said...

That's very cute.

Once when I was in my early twenties - I told a woman that I worked with that she reminded me of my mom. Now that I look back, I think she was in her late thirties. She was very gracious about it - but I'm sure she was at least the teensiest bit horrified.

Barbara said...

Imagine how I might feel if I went back to school, something I've been contemplating.

I always found it interesting to have people of different ages in my classes in college.

You know lots of things about the real world of music that your fellow students will have to discover for themselves.

Cyndy said...

Kate - it is cute! I don't know why, but I always feel like I am the same age as most of the people I am with, young or old - so it's probably a good thing I didn't have kids!

Barbara - you should definitely go back to school! I highly recommend it! I'm actually a third generation "old" college student. My grandmother, who had never been to college before, got her B.A. in English from GW at age 67. After my dad retired from NASA, he took every available computer course that was offered at Montgomery College - just for fun.

Kristin said...

Smart guy. Asking you for advice and trying to be cool about it. You must bring so much to your fellow students.

MyCatTom said...

I know how you feel. I said something the other day about the One Step Down and one of my students pipes up, "Yeah, all the old guys in town are always talking about that club." So I turned to another student and said, "Watch him get all nervous once he realizes he just called me 'old'." Which of course he did, and I just kept giving him a hard time. Still...

Cyndy said...

MCT - I remember when I was younger hearing all the old timers talk about the clubs they used to go to back in the day. So now we're talking about our favorite old jazz clubs - The One Step Down and the old Twins. I guess we are nearly as old as they were then. Which was OLD. But hey, were our MOMS going out to jazz clubs when they were our age? Um, nevermind, your mom still is!!!