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 Oh my god guys, it was awesome.

I have decided that I love midnight showings. The atmosphere is epic. So epic. Cheering, clapping, booing, laughing when something is meant to be serious but is completely hilarious... WIN.

So, there were a few of us who decided to go, and (most of us) went all out with the costumes. I'll have to do a picture post later when I can get the photos myself, but for now have a rundown of characters.

I went as Bellatrix, as I have said, and apparently succeeded in looking fantastically evil and creepy.
harpisan went as Molly Weasley, and we were pretty happy with our selections considering the battle scene ;)
thalia03 was a Hufflepuff student/mascot complete with awesome yellow cape
Ame was Professor Trelawney
S was Hogwarts student no. 43434324
M was Tonks
I think snuggle_monster won though. She went as Hedwig.

A few of us got asked for a photo by this random girl, and snuggle_face had someone come up and ask for one, and then got really excited, pointed to her head and said, I quote,  'oh my god I was so sad when you died, can I take a photo with you?'
I think her selfconsciousness about her costume choice vanished about then.

The best costume I saw though would HAVE to be the big guy dressed pretty convincingly as Hagrid, but the best bit was that the person with him was in a dog costume. Yep. People came as Hagrid and Fang. =D

Now, for the actual movie itself...


On the way there we listened to wizard rock, because we could, and on the way home our discussions got... interesting. I am blocking most of it from my memory, but let me jsut say - it revolved around fanfic pairings. pebblegosling you would be proud...

And now I'm off, because I need a shower and feel totally gross. My hair is like straw because of all the hairspray that is in it - it did look freaking awesome I must say.
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Today was so up and down, it was ridiculous.

I've been in a bit of a down mood since the accident, mainly because of all my savings basically going down the drain.
[livejournal.com profile] pebblegosling , Japan is now looking very very unlikely. I'm sorry, and if I'm being honest that's what I'm most upset about. It's just like me to not realise just how much I want something until the chance is ripped away from me. I'm not even going to do any more calculations, because it'll just depress me.

Anyway, Dad (who has been amazing about this whole thing <3) let me take his car to uni (THANK GOD) today, and let me just say it is SO strange driving a 4-wheel-drive after my tiny little corolla. Goodness. It felt like a monster, even though it's only a small 4WD, as they go. Missing my music already, that's what keeps me sane driving that far every day.

So I get to uni, sit through English and can't focus at all, finally wake up for Indo. All normal, all fine, until one girl is getting her words muddled up and Bu Y decides to start singing. Why? No freaking clue.
'Jumat, Jumat, ada pesta pada hari Jumat' ... Friday. IN INDONESIAN. Best. Lecturer. Ever. Needless to say, after that I could NOT focus. Between laughing that my class ran with it (I am so ashamed that I will now never again confuse the words for tomorrow and yesterday - 'kemarin adalah Kamis' because of this damn song) or just getting the giggles whenever I thought of her singing it.

... It's been stuck in my head. All day.

Then it was another fairly boring music lecture, a break for lunch, and then I hung out with thalia03 before/after our English tute.
In which I remembered that I have a massive thing for intelligence in guys. A guy in my class did his presentation, and he spoke really ridiculously well and was so passionate about the poetry that he was talking about - he was cute too. I was sitting there and just went 'whoa okay you just got about 10 times more attractive to me'
Not that I showed that outwardly (although I think our tutor thought that, more on that in a second).
The poem we were studying was about a graveyard (fail!student, don't remember the name) and someone made a comment like 'Rameses believed that you aren't truly dead until no one remembers who you are'. All I could think of was Dumbledore, and said as much to thalia03. We both made exaggerated gestures with our hands over our heart and muttering, and I caught our tutor sending a confused look our way. Amusing.

I have to go work now, but one last thing:
I PUT MY NAME DOWN FOR SPRING AWAKENING. The orchestra. The director was so excited when I said I played violin, and was a second year music student and ahhhh I'm so pumped! And daunted, because I'll be the only violin if I do it. But mostly excited. I checked the dates, and it's after all of my actual orchestra stuff is finished so there won't be any clashes with that. WHEEEE.

That took the edge off my crappy mood, so <3
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 Man, Darren Criss singing Baby One More Time is just as epic as I thought it would be. I'm grinning like an idiot here... NOSTALGIAAAAA
that album may or may not have been the first cd I ever bought

*goes back to writing notes*

Warning: This post is full of flail. Really random flail. )

Anyway, I've recovered from the panic of my last post. I ended up skipping the Indo class on Friday morning, just because I couldn't face speaking in front of people. I was so tired, so run down, I hadn't done the preparation. You know it's bad when skipping a class makes me feel better.
I've now done most of the things on that list, and made a conscious decision not to do others.
Let me see, what else has been going on...

My shift at work on Friday was the first one with my new boss. It was ... interesting. I'll go with interesting. It wasn't great, but I'm hoping we'll all settle in soon. Fingers crossed some of the more pointless procedures get dumped quickly.

Saturday I taught during the day, as always, and it was the first shift I've been properly awake for in a little while. Which makes it so much more fun. It took me an hour and a half to finally get home, running errands that I was meant to get done on Thursday but the universe wasn't having any of that. 
I then proceeded to stay home, pretty tired, and study/stalk people's tumblrs and then eventually chat to sine_animo.
My brother had a fair few of his friends around for a barbeque for his 18th birthday, and at one point I paused my music and just started laughing to myself. He got some really good new speakers as a present from someone, and so the music was blasting. Normal 18th, right? Wrong. The music blasting was Glee. SO MUCH APPROVAL. I have a feeling it was his gf who hijacked the music, BUT it was from his ipod. So. *laughs*

Today, I woke up at 9am, felt pretty awake and was actually going to get up (insane considering I was up until 2am last night) but then managed to fall asleep until 11am, got woken by a phone call from work and so forcing myself to wake up that fast made me feel so disoriented. Then ended up having a headache and actually feeling really shaky and just plain ill. Thankfully that didn't last too long.

This afternoon has been pretty productive, apart from practice being an utter fail. This week's been pretty bad - hoping to get some good practice done tomorrow and Tuesday before my lesson on Wednesday.

That's right, there's more. )

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 You sick of me yet? Meme catch-up post coming right up, so I hope not.

7. How you came across tumblr livejournal.
Well, it's all thanks to this person called [livejournal.com profile] pebblegosling . She got one, pestered me to check her entries, and then made me make an account. So I have her to thank for finding you lovely people on my f-list, and for giving me an outlet to vent/write/rant/flail.

8. Are you a fitness guru or couch potato? Talk about your exercise habits.
Habits? What habits?
The mere thought of me as a fitness guru is laughable. Laughable.
Yeah, exercise, what is that?

9. Favourite meme at the moment.
Not sure I have one, actually. XD

10. Talk about your pets, or the pets you would like to have.
I have two dogs, called Coby and Anchor. They're crosses between Cocker Spaniels and Beagles and they are pretty cute. Even if 'they don't move' according to snuggle_monster. They are getting a bit old now. Let me see if I can find a picture.

The top photo is Coby, who is 'mine' and the bottom one is Anchor. So named for the patch of fur on his back that resembled one when he was a puppy. Now it looks more like a star. They are brothers from the same litter, and suffer from intense separation anxiety when one of them has to leave for whatever reason. Not for us, mind you, they're perfectly happy to be left alone - just god forbid one of them needs to go to the vet...

11. Your top 3 favourite bands/artists.
Newton Faulkner.
The Jezabels.

The first two without question. The last, well, I don't think I've ever fallen in love with a band so fast. And that INCLUDES Washington. It took me about a line of the first song and that was it. I was totally speechless.
Before anyone says it, yes, Darren Criss would be up there but he's not at the top. =P

12. Your thoughts or opinions about Harry Potter.
Harry Potter. The first fantasy series I ever got into, properly. I grew up with the books, and the movies, and okay I CAN'T WAIT FOR THE LAST MOVIE!
My favourite book is the 3rd, followed by the 6th and my least favourite is probably the 5th.
The best movie by far was the one that was just released. Intense. But still with it's amusing moments, of course.
I'll stop my disjointed rambling now. Have a video that pebblegosling posted a little while ago, it sums up the series perfectly in my eyes <3

13. Your thoughts or opinions about Mean Girls.
A good chick flick, the last movie starring Lindsay Lohan that I enjoyed, but I've only seen it once and that was enough for me. Unlike the obsession so many people seem to have with it (particularly at my school).

14. Do you have siblings? Talk about them, or talk about what it's like to be an only child.
I have one younger brother who will always be my 'little brother'. It vaguely freaks me out that he's turning 18 this year. I need to think of a present, actually. We actually get along now that we're both a bit older - which is great. 3 years is a gap that's just big enough to mean we fought ALL the time over stupid stuff, but small enough that now it works. He has a really sweet girlfriend who I get along with well enough, and they're pretty adorable.
Now I'm up to date, and I'll stop posting today. Promise.
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I'm currently at the point where I have so much to say that none of it is forming complete sentences in my head. It's weird.
So, instead of trying to write about my (brilliant) first week of holidays, I am going to do a spam of the random stuff that's in my head at the moment - or more specifically, what has entertained me the past week. So you may just get the idea anyway ;)

Warning: many pictures and videos lie within )
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Today was a bit of a strange day. I woke up at a semi-reasonable time (10am) and wandered around my house for a little while. I then get a call from my brother - who seems to have the impression that I'm a taxi. I initially said no, but I'm a softie and I ended up picking him up.
*rolls eyes* Why can't I say no?
After all this, I ended up on msn all afternoon - instead of the practice I probably should have been doing. As if on cue, my teacher then rings to cancel my lesson, I was happier about this than I should have been xD

Then, it was dinner with some friends from school (some of whom I haven't seen in ages) at a restaurant near my house. Good cheap food, but it was a little sad that I couldn't even spare the cash to buy ice-cream afterwards. I have to keep thinking of January. It will be so worth it. Speaking of, I had a little freak-out last night about my money situation in relation to this trip. I've calmed down somewhat now, but I still have to just keep reminding myself how many shifts I have in December. *nods*
Anyway, dinner was fun - it was good to just hang out again. Although it must be said that it reminded me how we tiptoe around people - and how different friendships from school are to the ones I've made through uni. Sometimes I miss school and get all nostalgic, but most of the time I just don't miss it at all.

Today, I suddenly had inspiration to start writing little poems/pieces. I'd forgotten how much I do enjoy writing - when I have ideas for it. Trying to force it simply doesn't work for me. Anyway, I might post some more later, but for now here is one. Incidentally, the two paragraphs were actually written as separate pieces, but they fit together. Obviously my brain stayed on the same track.

The waves eating into the sand remind me
Of myself, the way I interact with others
I give of myself
My time
My money
My effort
I wonder if this keeps up
How much of me will be left?

I wish I could be selfish.
Just once.
And take just what I want
Without a thought for how it affects everyone else.

And I can't claim this - but it is awesome.
Today, my fifth grade students were concerned because I wasn't feeling well. I get horrible cramps every month and need to sit down for them. One of my students comes up to me with a smiles and whispers to me 'Your secret is safe with me. I know you're a werewolf, like Remus Lupin, because you get mean every month and it's the full moon tonight too.' I growled a 'thank you' to my student who proceeded to run away smiling. Oh how I love my kids.


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Wow these past few days have been crazy! I don't feel like I've stopped rushing around for days - it's only been a couple but I've been surviving on minimal sleep. Damn body clock got screwed up... and well, late night d&m's don't help that. I'm amazed that I'm still reasonably alert now =]

Anyway, I'm really happy with how C and I played in the concert - considering we had just over 3 weeks to work on it. *smiles*
Now I really need to start working towards exams/auditions.
Also, we finally got to hear our coordinator play today - of course, he's brilliant =D

I'm currently trying to do a heap of different things at once - getting sidetracked from things I got sidetracked from. Ah well. Here's a Harry Potter quiz I stole off [livejournal.com profile] pebblegosling

(June 21 - July 22)
The Crab. Cardinal, water, yin - planetary ruler: the Moon Keywords: "I FEEL"

Cancer is the fourth sign of the Zodiac and governs the breast and the stomach. Positive traits include loyalty, a love of home and family, the ability to express emotion, intensity, a great sense of humour, a sense of initiative, tenaciousness, a gift with finances, compassion, shrewdness, and intuition. Negative traits are self-indulgence, moodiness, clinging to other people, bossiness, emotional manipulation, and oversentimentality.

Hufflepuff Cancers are oriented first and foremost to the home and to all things domestic. The ultimate homebodies of the magical world, they are at their happiest when they are puttering in the kitchen, stirring up food in magical cauldrons or whipping up soothing, healing potions. These wizards desperately need to be needed. If cut off from family, a circle of close friends, or a flock of wounded birds to tend, they will get anxious and depressed, unless their energies are directed somehow to a cause or a person which finds them good use. They are caring and compassionate, and are excellent listeners.


I'm not sure how well this fits...

That's it for now,
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The other day, I went to a book shop with a friend. We discovered it had a sliding ladder so you could get to the top shelves. I asked my friend "Is it sad that I immediately think of Beauty and the Beast?" She responded with "I think of Ollivander's." She wins. MLIA.
.... That actually happened... I love us.

Silliness aside, I've been thinking about a few of my friendships. In particular the differences between 'old' and 'new' ones.
Let me go back a while. About 18 months ago one of my best friends, E, (I had two at that point) left my church, without giving me any warning that her family would do so. I was pretty cut up about that, because of the lack of warning. Looking back, I realise how hard it must have been for her as well (hindsight is a wonderful thing). Anyway, that friendship changed when she left. We swore it wouldn't, but I knew better. We were no longer as close - both in that we never saw each other, and I guess I was too hurt to make much of an effort.
Why am I talking about all this? Because nearly two weeks ago I got a phone call that I couldn't handle. My brain just shut down, and I had no idea what to do or say or anything. And you know the first thing I did? I text E. I didn't say much. Just asked her to pray. At that point, I couldn't even do that. Somewhere, in the back of my mind, I knew I could still rely on her. I'm glad that's still true, and that some things don't change.

On the other end of the spectrum, I'm slowly realising that I make close friends pretty quickly. I might be shy when you first meet me, but that can change fairly fast. Take C, for instance. We were *both* pretty quiet and nervous in orientation - but we soon discovered a mutual love for all things Disney, and things kind of took off from there. I'd probably say she's one of my closest friends right at this moment. It's pretty damn awesome! The fact that I actually want (in the wishful thinking part of my brain) to move out of home and rent a place with her should tell you something about that friendship.

On another note, I just realised something pretty scary.
I have 5 (teaching) weeks left of this semester. Shortly afterwards, exams start. This is freaking me out for a few of reasons:
I don't know what pieces I'm doing for my practical exam.
We haven't started rehearsing 2 out of 3 pieces for our ensemble exam.
I have done no study for history, apart from half-heartedly listening to some of the pieces.
I've done barely anything for musicianship.
*runs around in panicky circles*
(At least I know I'll be fine in keyboard and aural. Phew.)

Yet, I am still on here, blogging - instead of actually doing some study. Go figure.


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