Yesterday was a gold star day.

I got to class and got my test returned…I only missed 3 on the matching so I got an A! There were great margin comments in the essay portion which was just icing on the cake.

I did some research in the library, then came home to work on my lesson plan for TKAM in next weeks class.

I rewatched the documentary on it and then called the director and did a quick little phone interview with her.


Yup. Here’s how that went down.

One of my clients was listening to me wax poetic about TKAM and getting to lead class on it. She mentioned that she ordered this documentary about it and how great it was. I ordered it with my student Amazon Prime account that Chris hooked me up with. I saw that the director could be followed on Twitter, so I tagged her in a tweet praising the movie. She tweeted me back. I got the idea to have her answer some questions, like maybe I’d send her an email and she’d answer them and email me back. All she could say was no, right? She said yes. She sent me both of her phone numbers. I made some notes then got up the nerve to call her…seriously…I typed the numbers into my phone and then hung up about 3 times. Then I just said, LEAP GIRL! and so I called and we talked and I typed furiously notes and quotes and whatnot and we hung up and it was amazing. What was even more amazing is that the first few lines of my notes for class discussion that I’d already written…she said almost word for word when asked what prompted the project. SO COOL.

Earlier in the day, while I was in the library the Pilot sent me a text asking if I could talk. I said I’d call him when I left and when I did, he said he had an extra ticket to the Night Ranger/Foreigner/Journey concert at our outdoor venue and would I like to go.


If I had a bucket list, I would have been able to cross off “hearing Sister Christian live”. It was a perfect night. We sang. We danced. We shook our fists in the air. We laughed. The weather was absolutely perfect. His daughter and her friend were with us. She’s a sophomore. So cute to watch them. It was their first “real rock concert” —fitting, in that Journey was my “first real rock concert” too. I was a sophomore as well. Full circle. It was perfect.

Yesterday was one for the books. I give thanks for it, I acknowledge the preciousness of it, and I’ll remember it forever.

6 thoughts on “Serendipity

  1. I got goosebumps reading your post! And I agree with Chris about the bucket list so you can cross it off… Of course this comes from the ultimate list maker who puts “take shower”, “brush teeth”, et on my list… JUST SO I CAN CROSS IT OFF! Ha ha!


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