Some good news

Okay, so during my trip to Houston during the last week for the SIGCSE and AP Test Development meetings, I learned that some of those silly songs we learn in elementary school may really make sense. No, I didn’t see an itsy, bitsy spider. INstead, all week, I had the words:

Whenever I feel afraid,
I hold my head up high,
And whistle a happy tune,
And no one ever knows I’m afraid.

No, I wasn’t afraid of Houston (even though the airport is named after a President Bush). But I spent a lot of time trying to convince people that I was well and strong. First it was Charlie, to convince him I was well enough to go in the first place. Then it was everyone else. And durned if I didn’t end up pretending so hard that I was strong enough that I ended up being strong enough. Or, as the song says:

The result of this deception
Is very strange to tell
For when I fool the people I fear
I fool myself as well.

It was a very good trip, but it’s very good to be home.


1 Comment »

  1. I had never heard that song before, but I’ve been using that for shyness for years. It doesn’t always work when dealing with pretty girls, though.

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