How can you possibly put together the new suspension system for the Ford Focus if you are not listening to Michael Jackson? It may just be impossible.
Last week in class, the juniors watched "This Is It." It is about the practice and rehearsal of Michael Jackson's concert tour. It is a great documentary that showed the artist in many tones and moods throughout his concert rehearsal. It highlighted the exact three moods and literary genres that are so influential in today's writing. We finished our unit on the difference between Romanticism, Dark Romanticism, and Gothic. The students watched three different musical performances, "Billie Jean," "Smooth Criminal," and "Thriller." Each one represented the different literary genres. It applies. I promise.
Now while the students are working in the shop and building a new suspension system for the Focus, all you can hear over the ruckus is Diamond and Justin singing Billie Jean. Amazing.
They are doing a great job. These young gentlemen have such a great dynamic working with each other and Hauger. Hauger's son, Micah, is also here today. I think he thinks he is 16-years-old and has no problem singing along to Michael Jackson with his safety goggles falling off his ears.
The snowstorm really came at a bad time for the West Philly Hybrid X Team. It is hard to imagine how much work is left to do with the cars. Each car needs to record 500 miles before the team heads to Michigan Speedway in a month. It can be done. It just can't snow again. Ever.
It does feel good to be working at school. Towards the end of the week, I was feeling a little claustrophobic. An unexpected week off was very nice, but now there is something ticking inside all of us that makes us restless at home. We need to be back to our regular schedule. My arms are still very sore from shoveling my car out of the snow for two hours, but I am glad to be back in the shop on Saturday.
Later today a bunch of the students are going to the Temple vs. Rhode Island game. John Doughtery gave us a lot tickets to this game, in addition to the $20,000 check he brought on Tuesday. I think he could've just showed up with the check and called it a day. I hope they have a great time. Daniel is only going, because there will be girls there. My response is "no romance in high school."
Ride or Die.