Tuesday, May 26, 2009

travel blog

Okay, so I made a new blog for Israel and will be updating it frequently. I hope anyone that reads this will also read that!



Sunday, May 24, 2009

Squeaky Clean

I cleaned today! My closet was a disaster area prior to the major overhaul and it was a blast to listen to Les Miserables and Fiddler on the Roof with my Dad while digging up nearly twenty years of junk. (Found some pretty neat stuff!) Things from old friendships, sadly some that don't exist anymore. I found pictures that had long been forgotten and notes from high school romances and dramas. Oy. I'm growing up, aren't I? I found dozens upon dozens of poems that I wrote. (I used to be so prolific.) I don't know why I stopped writing. I used to assume it was because I was clogged. But the terrifying reality is that I just might have nothing of consequence to say. (Let's not end on that note!)

My room is gloriously clean and I feel wonderful.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Wonderful Day

Today I lounged outside and read I am a Palestinian Christianwith iced tea. It's required for the Israel trip, but I like it a lot. It definitely provides an interesting perspective on the conflict in the middle east.

The photo: I thought I'd take a quick picture on my mac.. can you spot the new freckles? (Probably not, bad image quality)

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Bienvenue Été (Welcome Summer)

It is officially summer because:

I have a sunburn.
I have been reading for pleasure.
My skin smells like Banana Boat tanning oil.
The blueberries I had for lunch were fresh and massive.
There are a few new freckles on my face.
Mathew drove 40 miles to see me tonight. (As opposed to the four minute walk in Kirksville)
I've watched four movies within the span of two days.

And well, because it's getting pretty damn hot outside!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

I have been wrong for too long!

I have spent the entirety of my literate life misunderstanding how to use "too" as an adjective. This has gone on for too long! II read through old entries that say "to much" or "to cold" and other t's that lack two "O"s I am ashamed. How could I have let this happen?

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Moonshine Lullaby

Tonight I was baby-sitting my next door neighbor's 7 month old son and he wouldn't stop crying. I tried everything: standing, sitting, jumping, bouncing... the whole nine yards. In desperation, I started to sing Moonshine Lullaby and he almost instantly calmed down! It was adorable, so I kept singing to him. Everything from showtunes, humming classical music, and even some Elton John. He was my best audience ever.

I want two kids, have I ever told you? I want to have one of each. But not till I'm in my thirties, post Ph.D. and have traveled to at least all the major art museums in the world. (Louvre, El Prado, Tate Modern etc. etc.) This summer, while we are in Jerusalem, we will see the Hadasseh (sp?) which is a hospital in which Mark Chagall designed the stain glass. Way cool.

Ok, why do ALL of my blog entries have to be about travel - it's obsessive. At least I'm taking a bite out of my ambitions this summer. I think I'd go stir crazy otherwise!

Monday, May 11, 2009

It's frustrating that the last week of class is also the last week to say goodbye to everyone. Now that I'm home, I feel as though I didn't get a chance to say goodbye to everyone. Now I won't see a lot of them till August.

Although, I definitely needed a break from Kirksville. Since being home I've had chinese, my Dad's BBQ, frozen custard, and Chiptole. The food just can't be compared.

What else?

Oh! I had a jury. Emily played for me and they even offered her money to accompany other voice students. My jury went well, but not nearly as well as Mathew's. (They told him to quit being a history major and switch to voice.) However, I got a lot of positive feedback and I also have a clear idea of what I need to improve. (Namely, stage presence and more support up high.) Hopefully, I can iron these issues out next semester. One thing is certain, Nicole has EXPONENTIALLY improved my voice. I couldn't fathom a high high C and now it's definitely possible. (It's still rather faint though.) Sometime, I'll sing an aria on my lap top and post it on here. (Maybe I'll be bored enough to do that tomorrow?) Who knows..

Speaking of singing. I have a horrible feeling that our theatre department might do Les Miserables next year. (I don't know why I think that, but I do!) There are precious few things I want more than the opportunity to play Eponine. I cannot imagine anything more disappointing than auditioning and not making the show. I'm not involved in the department anymore and I don't think I'd have much of a shot. That being said, I cannot stand to think of someone else playing Eponine at Truman. It's just too heartbreaking. I want the part the way Eponine wants Marius. It's ridiculous and pathetic, but a fact. Just pray that Ron doesn't pick Les Mis!!

Monday, May 4, 2009


About ready to take my second of four finals.