|I looked a little frumpy, but oh well.|
Then Sunday was our farewell dinner to Dan and Natasha. They are the awesome married couple who Alisa and I have gotten pretty close to and are very sad to see leave. But they live in Ottawa, so we promised that we'd go camping together this next summer. It was a very good dinner and a fitting goodbye full of Dan telling unbelievable stories about his terrible students who didn't learn anything because all they did in class was fight each other - which is how many evenings with Dan and Natasha ended up being. We're going to miss them a lot.
|This was our goodbye cinnamon-roll hug. Dan and Natasha are the happy ones in the middle.|
But Halloween wasn't over yet because today our school had our Halloween party, which meant that I had to dress up, again. It turned out pretty well actually. I decided the textbook idea was a little dull for kindergarteners, so with face paint, Alisa, our co-teacher Roman, and I decided to be puppy dogs. We looked pretty good, I'd say.
It was a fun day. Our students looked very cute. And that's the end of another Halloween.
Mentioning the open-mic night earlier reminded me of last weekend when I had another chance to play my djembe with some others. A friend had somehow gotten a gig playing downtown, on a stage in the middle of the walking road (if you're not from around here, let me just say, that's a big deal - to me at least). We played Saturday and Sunday and both nights we came on stage after a group of middle school dancers who were a little more high energy than us (but who also were dancing to some terribly vulgar music). Unfortunately, when we got on, most of the crowd had dispersed and we had a hard time drawing them back. But I don't think we sounded too bad. And it was fun playing my djembe.
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