Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Teaching with a Headache

iPod morning commute music: John Coltrane, Blue Train (1957)

Sometimes, it has to be jazz, and jazz doesn't get much better than this CD. It's hard to believe I was only 3 years old when this came out; it sounds like it was recorded last night. Essential music.

Last night, I went to the Blarney Stone Pub in Umeda to meet with some Democrats Abroad Japan Kansai people. We're in the process of setting up an online voter registration system using the DA web site www.votefromabroad.org on their computer. It was also DA Movie night. To make a long story short, I had a couple of pints of Guinness, then headed home for a late dinner and some wine. Today, headache. Not a splitting headache, just a dull one that won't go away. Never fun for teaching.

There is a lot of work being co-national chair for voter registration (VR), but I like doing it. Hopefully, once we get the system in place things should mellow out a bit.

Finally, tonight is our annual school welcome party for new teachers, a nice one as the school pays for everything. This year, it's being held in the Hilton, and looks like a great menu. Hopefully, the headache will be gone by then, or it will be the old hair of the dog.


Anonymous said...

sorry about the headache craig, guinness and wine never a good mix. Feeling the same today after a few crafty beers at an izakaiya in Yamashina last night. As for Coltrane I like My Favourite Things. Very cool.

craiginjapan said...

Yeah, it's a cool track. The whole album is cool, and it's a style of jazz that really appeals to me.

Hope your headache's better. Mine is!