Monday, April 14, 2008

Back to school, Maren's workshop.

Good Morning, it is Monday.

I will be waking Preston soon, then Hansen not too long afterwards. Spring break is over! I sound like some mean parent that just wants their kid in school, it is not really that, it is more that on school days it is not me that is forcing a schedule on the kids. Besides, they do like school.

Yesterday Maren had a nice time at the Seeds of Compassion workshop. We will see if she can now teach our children to be more compassionate. Or at least get them to stop calling each other names like Turd Nugget quite so often. Maren said that because of the Dalai Lama's crazy schedule, he did not make it to the forum. I guess the forum went just fine without him, and Maren met and worked with some very cool people, so she had a good time. Maren had gotten a first row table so she could see the Dalai Lama up close, but the front row seat still paid off...can you guess who sung the group out? No really, this guy sung the group out, and was just as geeky in real life as on American Idol. Have you figured it out yet? Sanjaya Malakar and his sister Shiyamali. Yes! Sanjaya and Shyamali sung a couple of songs for the group and Maren had a front row seat. She would have much rather seen the Dalai Lama, but I guess Sanjaya will have to do. I wonder if that is exactly what the forum promoters were thinking?

Today Preston has a track meet. Figuring the carpools for four kids has been a little bit of a back and forth. I will be picking up Preston, Hansen and three of Preston's friends and taking them to the track meet, the friend's moms are alternating on taking the boys home.

Lillie is excited to go back to gymnastics today.

See you tomorrow.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Cool! Sanjaya and Shyamali! LOVE them! Does Maren remember what they sang?

Anonymous said...

One more question. Did she get any pictures or video of Sanjaya and Shyamali performing? Would she be willing to share? HERE:

http://www.dazeoffire.com/cms/index.php/SANJAYA/73266-Sanjaya-Shyamali-invited-for-Dalai-Lama*s-seeds-of-compassion-event-week-+-will-have-chance-to-meet!/Page-3.html

Julian's Blog said...

Shyamali perfomed first, she sang "Sanskrit Prayer". Sanjaya perfomred second, a Stevie Wonder song "Love's in need of Love Today" with Shyamali doing back up. No pictures from us, but I think it was taped for a live web broadcast, check the Seeds of Compassion website??

Anonymous said...

Thank you Julian! Much appreciated. :o)

sussah said...

... reminds me of the time I was in the front for a performance of Ravi Shankar. Sanjaya is cute, too bad he can't sing very well. sp

Amber said...

I just think that's bazaar!

Terisa said...

I love Sanjaya! You are lucky to see him. Any photos from the workshop?

Anonymous said...

hi Julian, can you tell us which workshop Maren participated in? I see there were many on Sunday, and we'd love to know at which one it was that Sanjaya and Shyamali sung her out. (Also, how were they received and how did they do? ;) )
http://wiki.seedsofcompassion.org/workshops

By the way Maren's one lucky ducky to being able to participate. I wish. From a distance the webcams are a blessing though, so I've been following some of it that way! :) xx Lou