Wednesday, October 28, 2009


also for kids

50,000 words
30 days
Happy emoticon!

what if i don't finish it?
(nobody finishes everything. it's okay.)

what if it's not very good?
(you don't have to show anybody. it's okay.)

what if this is a wonderful opportunity and i don't know how to thank you for telling me about this?
(thank you, thank you, maggie! you're so amazing! <-- like that.)

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Happy emoticon!

Spanish class ≠ entirely awful

I think this may have something to do with me sitting in a different place… one where my classmates don't pretend I don't exist. Of course, it would take some figuring to make this more permanent, because I was technically sitting in someone else's place. (My usual place had no chair.) She came over anyway so she could have her chat with the other girls, in English (not allowed), about shopping/clothes, and every time the teacher came near she would say a variant on "We're talking about Spanish, I swear." But I digress.

Could it be———is it getting better??

P. S. In Elements of Music, multiple girls now ask me directly about the homework. E. g. "Did I do this right?" "What does this mean?"

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


In Elements of Music, the one who chose a song from Once for that first assignment. She also wears awesome skirts all the time. Well, yesterday we both came to class in trench coats and hats. I complimented her hat, explaining it was my favorite color. (Mine was sort of reddish and could not be called straight-out orange, unfortunately.)
Her favorite color is orange, too.

Unfortunately, her bag sports an Obama button, so unless she has an excellent explanation, our friendship is not meant to be. (No offense, Amanda. You don't count; I love you no matter how wrong you are. Emoticon.)


PHONE is to RING what BOOK is to ?

More bragging!

I now have both Thaxted from Jupiter from The Planets by Gustav Holst and Sabre Dance from Gayaneh by Aram Khachaturian memorized. (Note: This does not mean they are without mistakes. It merely means I don't strictly need the book to practice.) They both are arranged for solo piano by Christopher Norton, as was Montagues and Capulets. (And in my opinion, he needed better editing on Thaxted. It was written more confusing than it could have been.)

Next: Romance from Lieutenant Kijé by Serge Prokofieff*.

Oh, 20th century classics. You are so insane. I love you.

*This is how it was spelled in the book. The alternate version is Sergei Prokofiev, and I don't know which is considered a closer translation or whatever.

Monday, October 12, 2009

No, I keep a blog because I DON'T want attention.

(Title pretty much unrelated. From an imaginary conversation.)

Sorry for all this linkage, but it's in the rules for entering this giveaway that I must link it:

How Much Fabric? Card GUEST GIVEAWAY!!!!

Anyway, it looks cool.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Dewey's 24 Hour Read-a-Thon

I can't decide if I'll participate or not. I mean, if I'm actually going to take the risks that come with losing that much sleep and all. I will be reading, of course.

The picture is a link.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Tip of the Day

In Life……….

Shortcomings, Loss & Setbacks are INEVITABLE….


Suffering, Worry & Sadness are all OPTIONAL.

Be cheerful & happy always!!! Just take care of your health & family -

happiness will follow you wherever you go or be !!!

Thursday, October 08, 2009

To all Star Wars fans!!

Imagine that A New Hope was split into fifteen-second increments, and each increment was given to a different person to recreate IN THEIR OWN STYLE. Then these new clips are put together to make a fantastic new version of the original movie.


I present Star Wars: Uncut

At the time I am posting this, there are 157 clips free for the taking, and one person can take as many as three clips. Go!