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October 29, 2009
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I just reread my posts.

Hmm, I think I’ll refrain from posting for a while.

Once a month seems more reasonable.

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Becoming Anne

October 29, 2009

honest

I like that I can see my car from the library. The library is where I spend most of my time, anyway. No, I’m not a loner or anything. I have two classes in their and since we have block periods that means I have half my day in the library for half the week. Crazy, right? To think, for the last two years I’ve hardly stepped foot in the place! I’m afraid to check out books though. I don’t know why. I just can’t bring myself to go check out something. I think I checked out one book once my freshmen year but never got around to reading it.

It’s not like the books I want to read have literary merit, anyway.

Swine flu/normal flu is still circulating around the school. My friend coughed and was sent to the nurse to be home for 48 hours though and he wasn’t even sick. Or so he claims!

So, I originally opened this blog to talk about the things I learned/culture like dealings and I finally have some!

Because I’m taking Anatomy and physiology, a class that isn’t required, I am understanding a lot more things on the television. For example, Grey’s Anatomy, apparently that’s a book and actually knowing the names of bones helps let a lot of things on House M.d. become a lot more funny. Maybe, everyone else in the world got it but I was the stupid one! Haha, but then it makes me wonder how people who never take anatomy and physiology view the world. Or psychology. That’s an important class two. Both aren’t required at my school. But then again, I wonder how much I miss about life since I haven’t taken physics or chemistry and kind of have no plans to do so…

I really need a more exciting life!

Another Nothing

October 28, 2009
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life

Finally went back to school today.

In zero hour, conducting went well. I like conducting. It makes me feel happy and energized and I like to imagine creating the music which what I suppose you’re suppose to do! Everyone was so sick though. The moment the music stopped, the coughed began. It was ridiculous and rather sad.

For the most part, I couldn’t tell if their where many absentees but I had state testing in the morning. I think I did alright.

Today, I wasn’t quite healthy enough to get back to cross country practice but I hope I can soon. Regionals is this weekend…wish me and my sick body luck :).

Again, nothing much to say. I suppose this is a test at my writing and creativity skills as other entertaining bloggers have managed to say something really cool and funny every day. Alas, today I do not want to be tested on such a thing. Tomorrow, maybe.

Good news is band practice  is cancelled tonight due to extraordinary amount of people being sick.

Hopefully, we don’t suffer at state  in two weeks.

Hello

October 25, 2009

icon_prettyskyWhen I last blogged, I was going on a two-week trip to Hawaii with my mom because we had stumbled upon some free plane tickets. They were free because we had gotten them from our Europe trip. Going to London I believe, our flight had a 24 hour delay.

That was a fun trip filled with snorkeling and eating! Hawaii has the best shopping malls filled with Hermes, Burberry, and so many other designer lines.

When I got back I had a hard time getting into the swing of blogging everyday especially since school had just started up again. Right now, I’m actually really sick. The rumors I’m hearing is that 40 percent of the school is sick. In band, we cancelled friday night performance and yesterday’s festival! Very sad but I’m thankful I did not have to conduct I might have passed out on the podium and that would not have been pretty.

So, that’s where I’ve been and now for Attempt 2 at posting everyday!

A Real Boy

October 2, 2009

Today started off slow. I was slightly worried for my future as I like eating things not because they always taste good, though there is that, but I really find it pleasurable to see the piles of food get smaller. It’s like a tiny accomplishment or just a new thing happening. Maybe, I’m just a bit bored.

I was also very happy because last night I had a dream and I’m sure I have plenty of dreams each night but I never actually remember them. So, dreaming is good. If I told you my dream though, you’d probably think I’m a bit crazy! Lets just say it involved being Amish and meeting Coco Chanel.

That was not even the highlight of my day. I ran brass sectionals today. For those of you who don’t know, it’s just an extra practice in marching band to work on things without other sections there. We went through the normal stuff – scales, 8 to 5 marching, and some breathing gym. We did some new warm ups and carried around our instruments like the bamf people we are. We tiptoed around percussion who was also having sectionals.

Overall, I’d say it went pretty good.

That wasn’t the highlight though.

Afterward, I was going to help a mellophone player with a solo she has in the show. That didn’t go as planned as my good friend (a trumpet player) had a flat on his car. No one knew how to change it so we all kinda stood around and eventually actually find the spare tire; underneath the car. Now the trick was…how to get it out from under the car? We found the jack, hoorah! We also found a series of different tools and an emergency kit. Alright, we are all set! So, how to get the flat tire off?

Luckily, another trumpet player had actually done this before but he was rather rusty.

I am proud to say that I helped remove it. At least, sorta. One of the steps required the removal of the frame I guess? The middle part of the tire that covers the main screws? Basically, the decorative part. Yeah, I figured out how to get it off! Of course, the guys did all the dirty work while me and the other half of the section stared on in awe. We all someone managed to get our hands dirty even if our job was minimal. Even though the owner of the car was slightly panicky, in the end we all felt like ‘real boys’ and now we all know what to do if we have a flat and we are not in the company of so many people.

Basically, I am glad I did not have a flat but it was all very entertaining. This whole ordeal took a little under an hour to deal with.

A brass sectional is never complete without something crazy happening. Since no one passed out I suppose fate got desperate and thought messing with us in the parking lot was the only way to compensate.

Yeah, that’s right fate, we beat you!

Of course, we marveled at the fact that the high school parking lot was swarming with many parents and adults yet no one bothered to help us or ask if everything was alright. We did stop a man who looked like he knew about things who helped us figure out how to unlatch the spare tire. He left us to our own means though after that.

Solipsism and Nothing in Peticular

October 1, 2009

I didn’t post yesterday due to band practice from 6 – 9 PM and then falling asleep on the couch.

But it’s okay since nothing much happened! I saw the movie Ponyo which was really interesting. It was cute and unique.

Speaking of marching band though, I really like it. It’s a weird concept – playing music while making shapes on a field but it’s just a passion we all share.

I walked into the band room and immediately smelt valve oil. I enjoyed that but realized how strange that is.

I’m on fall break so there isn’t really much happening. I have started reading a number of different books. Ann Coulter put my to sleep today but that’s okay since I think my brain and body just wanted to sleep regardless of exciting or unexciting events happening.

french

I played the french horn today and sounded like a dying dog.

In the book, Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs by Chuck Klosterman I learned about Solipsism and also how the Sims is a much deeper game then we are all lead to believe. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solipsism

It’s a great book!

Burnt Brownies

September 28, 2009

I have never really cooked before. Sure, Betty Crocker and I have created those just add water cakes together but that doesn’t really count.

In my opinion, the ability to cook is a life skill; one that, as humans, has kept us alive for generations! So, I decided to start learning as there are no guarantees my future husband will know how to cook and I don’t want to live off of microwave food forever.

Batter

I found a recipe for a form of brownies that seemed simply enough at http://www.paperyandcakery.com/2009/09/cakery-friday-peanut-butter-chocolate.html.

It was very simple! It was a very easy recipe to follow and throw together. I’m actually really pleased with it because it took so little time I might be able to whip these up in the future when I’m not on break and still have time for school.

Finished

I did mess up, unfortunately.

The recipe was one for smaller, bite sized brownies. I made normal/large ones so I had to adjust the cooking time. I ended up adjusted it not perfect and as a result, my brownies are a bit hard. Also, since the recipe was for the smaller brownies, it only made nine normal brownies which is just fine with me! I’m giving them to two of my friends in marching band who are having birthdays over the break! I hope they appreciate the thought and ignore that they are bricks.

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On another note, I finished a fun book I was reading! I recommend it for all female marching band kids…it’s called Band Geek Loveby Josie Bloss. It’s about a trumpet player, of course. Sadly, I can’t use it as a project in my AP language class. There is actually a category called, Fiction with a Purpose that maybe could work, but no. This is definitely a no thinking required kind of book which is just fine with me!

Two books I am getting ready to read though that I will be using for AP lang are:

What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami and How to Talk to a Liberal (If You Must) by Ann Coulter.

The one by Haruki looks really interesting. Personally, there are so many things that go through my mind when I run long distance and many times, they are amusing things so I’m hoping it will be a fun read. As far as the Ann Coulter book goes, I think it will be a good one to see her viewpoints. I’m also going to go out and say when I find time I will be reading Obama’s book. Whatever your viewpoint is, it’s good to know what the other side is saying.