Several people, after seeing the snow sculpture from last week, wondered if the dragon won third place, what did first and second place look like? So here you go. I'm not sure which is first and which is second--they are both really good. However, I still think the dragon should have come in first.
Thursday, February 9, 2023
Really Random Thursday, 2/9/23
Gabe started playing the trumpet last fall. I thought he might enjoy hearing a college band and asked if he wanted to be my date. The concert was at the Paul Shaghoian Concert Hall, a world-class venue on a local high school campus.
We took our seats and right before the concert began, Gabe thought he heard a familiar voice behind us. We turned around and it was his band teacher! Both of them were surprised to see each other. His teacher, Mr. Gunn, was interested in knowing how he heard about the concert, and Gabe kept saying, "What are the chances you would sit right behind me?!" I think his teacher was impressed that he was there.
My favorite was a song that featured a bass clarinet, an instrument that I had never seen before.
The two speakers were open and engaging--one with a daughter living on the streets of Portland and the other a former victim of trafficking herself, who now runs a nonprofit providing trauma-informed services to survivors of trafficking.
Ella wandered around taking photos, Charlotte worked at the table selling t-shirts, and the boys did everything from welcoming guests in the parking lot to serving the food to cleaning up. Aaron ran the sound.
So many questions surrounding that Chinese balloon. I'm not sure what to think, but this was pretty funny. If only this was all there was to it...
And that's about it for another week...