Thursday, April 30, 2009

If you aren't laughing by the end of this, have someone take your pulse please!

Looks so innocent, no? Keep reading, these gals are tough!

I know I'm always preaching about getting your child involved with the arts. You can add one more reason to the list - apparently band involvement helps with self defense! Don't mess with a marching band girl, especially one armed with a baton. True story courtesy of the Associated Press:

A 17-year-old high school band student beat up two assailants who tried to mug her as she walked to school in this high desert community about 40 miles north of Los Angeles, sheriff's officials said Tuesday.

The girl punched one of the men in the nose, kicked the other in the groin and beat both with her large baton before she ran away on Friday morning, officials said.

"The moral to this story is don't mess with the marching band girls, or you just might get what you deserve," said Los Angeles County sheriff's Deputy Michael Rust.

He said two men approached the girl from behind, grabbed her coat and demanded money. Deputies searched near Quartz Hill High School for the muggers, looking for a man who was holding his bloodied nose and another who was limping.

No arrests have been made, but Rust said it appears the girl made her point to her assailants.

"Final score: Marching band 2, thugs 0," Rust quipped.

Told you these kids are tough! Can you imagine the story these two morons had to make up to explain their injuries? It makes me laugh just thinking about it! I posted a link to this story on my facebook page and Cait's high school band director commented "Classic - sounds like something Cait would do!" You betcha!

Another reason to encourage involvement in the arts is the love of classical music that will flourish. Follow this link to see what I mean. Warning: there are a few swear words toward the end, but nothing horrendous.

And finally, the most compelling reason of all. If your child is involved in the arts, he or she will not grow up to write the following notes to their children's teacher! I received this via E-mail today. I think I killed my spell check with this one!

It is hard enough to be a teacher, but to have to put up with this, as well, is going above and beyond!

I promise you cannot read these without laughing out loud. These are real notes written by parents in the Memphis school district. Spellings (or misspellings) have been left intact.

1. My son is under a doctor's care and should not take PE today. Please execute him.

2. Please exkuce lisa for being absent she was sick and i had her shot.

3. Dear school: please ecsc's john being absent on jan. 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 and also 33.

4. Please excuse gloria from jim today. She is administrating.

5. Please excuse roland from p.e. for a few days. Yesterday he fell out of a tree and misplaced his hip.

6. John has been absent because he had two teeth taken out of his face.

7. Carlos was absent yesterday because he was playing football. He was hurt in the growing part.

8. Megan could not come to school today because she has been bothered by very close veins.

9. Chris will not be in school cus he has an acre in his side.

10. Please excuse ray friday from school. He has very loose vowels.

11. Please excuse Lesli from being absent yesterday. She had diahre dyrea direathe...the shits.

12. Please excuse tommy for being absent yesterday. He had diarrhea, and his boots leak.

13. Irving was absent yesterday because he missed his bust.

14. Please excuse jimmy for being. It was his father's fault.

15. I kept Billie home because she had to go Christmas shopping because i don't know what size she wear.

16. Please excuse jennifer for missing school yesterday. We forgot to get the sunday paper off the porch, and when we found it monday. We thought it was sunday.

17. Sally won't be in school a week from friday. We have to attend her funeral.

18. My daughter was absent yesterday because she was tired. She spent a weekend with the marines.

19. Please excuse Jason for being absent yesterday. He had a cold and could not breed well.

20. Please excuse mary for being absent yesterday. She was in bed with gramps.

21. Gloria was absent yesterday as she was having a gangover.

22. Please excuse brenda. She has been sick and under the doctor

23. Maryann was absent december 11-16, because she had a fever, sorethroat, headache and upset stomach. Her sister was also sick, fever an sore throat, her brother had a low grade fever and ached all over. I wasn't the best either, sore throat and fever. There must be something going around, her father even got hot last night.

24. I'm sorey I hit Mary with a snowball yestrday. I was an accident.

Hope at least one of these made you smile. They almost made me fall off the sofa laughing. Have a great weekend everyone!!!!!!!!!! Kathy


xinex said...

LOL! Those are sooooo funny, Kath! Thanks for giving us a good laugh. And hooray for the band member! Those 2 jerkos got what they deserve. Thanks for coming. Where in TX are you? We are actually gong to Dallas in July....Christine

Helen said...

Oh, I loved the last one the best! Thank you for sharing. I must confess, the classical music I am listening to doesn't quite match the hilarity of your post.

marty39 said...

Kat, this is just hilarious. I read most of them to Kent and we're both howling. So funny. Thanks for the good belly laugh, I needed one. Hugs,Marty

Our really empty nest said...

Kathy thanks for stopping by and sharing this funny post, the parents letters are pretty sad though, I mean really, lol. And yeah for the band member, never mess with a girl with a baton! Have a great day, Sue

imjacobsmom said...

You're right - these are hilarious and good for that girl - that'll teach'em a lesson! ~ Robyn

The Muse said...

Oh I recall the show, kids will say the darndest things! Those notes are something else!

And let's hear it for the good guys/gals....Power to the musicians!!

lagirl said...

Ipromise I will NEVER attack a band student. NEVER! LOL

Thanks for the Saturday morning laughs. I signed on as a Follower, so I'll be back, Friend.

Chandy said...

Great pink post today! Happy Saturday!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Those are so funny...Love your blog....

I enjoyed reading your blog today.

I am still new to the land of blog, but so loving reading others stories. Everyone has a story and so many of them are so touching....
Hope you will stop by for another visit.
The May give-away has started and this month there will be 10 winners. I will be blogging from Disney World soon

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Yep! I laughed several times! Thanks for sharing those. laurie

Happy To Be said...

Kathy first off let me say...I didn't know I was not following you until right now...I come by here all the time from google reader...So I just added you to my list I am so sorry my friend...Blame it on "Old Timers" ha ha!! Thank you so much for coming by and seeing me today...Yes it was a very hard day for me..But your kindness made it much easier on me...May you have a great weekend my friend...and again I am sorry...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Calming Scents said... lost it on the one with the shits--but then gramps and gangover did me in. could you just imagine being the person at school getting some of these?

Linda said...

Go band girl! Wow - that is awesome! The excuses were hilarious! Wonder what grade those parents got in English class?! Linda

The Muse said...

Ms Kathy! LOL...I can just imagine your face as the bears roll into the pond! LOL Thanks for visiting the Dacha tour part II... My clients love the space and that makes me feel simply marvelous!

Belle (from Life of a...) said...

That marching band girls VS the street thugs is one of the best things I've EVERY heard!!

Robin said...

I have no idea how I missed this! Absolutely hilarious!! Yea, don't mess with those band girls, they will tear you up!!!


Robin :o)

Chandy said...

Kat, #14 is my favorite! LOL

And that band karate kid is an awesome story! My daughter's in Choir so yes, I'm glad that she won't fall prey to reasons of ignorance. ;-)

xinex said...

Thanks for stopping by, Kath. I am glad you like the arbor. I think the skinks have a blue tail when they are young and then changes in color as they grow older. Maybe you just have not seen a baby. Or is it the other way around?...Christine

Tamara Jansen said...

That was just hilarious! I hope the notes I've written over the years weren't saved because I've written some crazy ones for my kids.....but all for the music :)

nikkicrumpet said...

Hey...I've always known you don't mess with band kids! They used to kick the crap out of me when I was a cheerleader...The pretended they didn't mean to trample me when they went out on the field....and I sometimes believed them lol. The notes just make me so afraid for the future of this country!

The Muse said...

LOL LOL I love your comments on my blog! NICE! LOL LOL

Deb said...

great post...made me laugh...

Paula Bee said...

What a darling post! Thanks for coming by to see me too. It sounds like Kathysue has already confessed her addiction to lamps to you. Yes, I must admit we are both enablers, but we only have each others best interests at heart!

Have a great day!

DesignTies said...

Hahaha!!! Thanks for the laughs!! :-D

The most important things I learned:

Definitely don't mess with a band girl and her baton.

I'm not the only one who can't spell diarrhea.

Pachelbel is EVERYWHERE!!

Kelly @ DesignTies