So, I pick ZoomBoy up from school and the conversation goes like this:
Me: So, ZoomBoy, how was school?
ZB: It was okay--we didn't have PE.
Me: Why not?
ZB: Because we had career day. The classes were cut short.
Me: That was exciting.
ZB: Yeah, sure.
Now, we took ZB's cat, Dewey, in for a vet's appointment today. ZB came with me. The silence in the car got thick and boring, so I tried again.
Me: So, how was career day?
ZB: It was okay. The Freshmen didn't get the best picks because the seniors went first.
Me: So what was left?
ZB: Well, I got personal finance, IT, and broadcasting and media.
Me: Broadcasting and media? That's cool.
Me: Did you have a guest speaker?
Me: What did he have to say?
ZB: Well, he'd done all these interviews--J.J. Abrams, the Franco brothers, the cast of Rogue 1, people from Star Trek, all sorts of people. He had stories about those guys. I guess he's on the news or something.
Side note here: Sacramento is a small town, but there's really only one person who fits this description, and he's a local celebrity. Anybody in Sacramento has heard of Mark S. Allen.
Me: ZoomBoy, do you mean to tell me that your career class was taught by Mark S. Allen?
ZB: Yeah-- that was his name! How'd you know? He put us on his FB page and everything!
Me: Kid, you are killing me. Killing. Me. Holy God, you're the worst. Have you ever heard of burying the lede?
Anyway-- here's the video from today when ZoomBoy's class got to talk to Mark S. Allen. You can see him in the middle back, toward the right, in a gray shirt. God help me if anything REALLY interesting ever happens to him at school--I won't find out until he's thirty years old.