Wednesday, July 15, 2009
ELTON JOHN, BILLY JOEL, AND SOCCER
Its been awhile since my last post and I apologize. I plead that I am really busy with my high school girls team. We played in a tournament this weekend and did pretty well. We are young and I was impressed with how well we progressed as we played more. We have the potential to be pretty good and I'm excited about the season.
Our team conducted a camp this week for kids which was well attended. The twist is that our players worked with players from a neighboring high school, that happens to be our archrival. The players enjoyed the experience of working together to coach kids in soccer. The coach and I are long time friends and we thought it would be cool to do this. I glad we did.
Our conditioning session tomorrow will culminate in some team bonding with breakfast at a local restaurant. The girls invited me to go with them and flattered, I will go with them. I make them run like crazy, because we are short on numbers and they need to play most of the game. But they understand. I run with them and that probably mitigates the pain for them. Just like school, I feel students will respond to your call that they work hard, if they feel they are learning. They respond the same way in sports. Of this I am convinced.
My family and I went to a concert last night that was simply stupendous. We saw Elton John and Billy Joel in Columbus. Let me describe this concert. First, they sang together for an extended period. Then Elton John put on a full concert. Billy Joel followed with one of his own. The concert ended with them singing several of each others hits together, culminating in a duet of "Piano Man." It was electric and touching all at the same time.
Make no mistake about my love of Elton John's and Billy Joel's music. My daughter and I are especially bonded together in our love of Elton John's songs. I spent a great evening with my wife enjoying the music of our teenage years. I was absolutely in heaven at this show.
It was a little pricey, but what the hell, it was a great show. It lasted about 3 1/2 hours and we never left our seat, although my wife was squashed by an extremely fat guy next to her. She had to move closer to me. Not a bad thing. The music was obviously a trip down memory lane for us. I can't imagine a better evening. If the show comes near you, and you love their music, see it. You will enjoy. You can click on the picture to enlarge, although my camera wasn't the best. You'll get the point. Awesome concert!!
Thanks for the visit.