Well, it appears that my sister Hagan won Third Place at the Science fair and now seems to think that she's our next scientist. Knowing as I do the quality of St. Brendan's students, Hagan, I'm sure your demonstration of the complex reaction between Salt + Water = Salt Water must have been absolutely riveting. My sources tell me that you were beat out by Food Coloring + Water = Colored Water (1st place done by the Asian kid, naturally) and the Thermonuclear Reactor run off of the Fission of Pimento Seeds as a Renewable Resource for Perpetual Fuel (2nd place, the Crowley boy).
Oh, Hagan, I've read all 11 of the Lemony Snicket Books. VFD (that's a code).
I teach my first class today at 2:15. I've been working on my lesson plan for the Kindergarten. I think I'll start with my new song:
Who's the Leader of the Club that's made for you and me?
J-E-S U-S-C H-R-I-S-T!
HE LOVES US!
HE LOVES US!
FOREVER LISTEN TO OUR LEADER RY!!
This is sung to the Mickey Mouse Club Song
It's totally obnoxious and kooky, but I really couldn't care less. Once we establish the fact that "We love to sing in Mr. Ryan's class" we'll then move on to weightier issues: the moral implications of condom distribution, inter-religious dialogue, post-Shoah theology, and the theology of Pez.
"Your parents love you because when their Social Security runs out, they're going to move in with you."
That's why I joined the Jesuits.