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Second post in a couple of days, I guess I am back.

Today I went to see The Lion King in 3D with [livejournal.com profile] harpisan. Damn, I love that movie so much. I was actually pleasantly surprised with the 3D stuff, we went in spite of it not for it. Which gives us hope that the 3D version of Finding Nemo that is being released next year will also be awesome.

Despite having seen the movie many, many times, I still manage to forget how fricking adorable baby Simba is. Also noticed lines that I never have - the pun on 'lion around' made us lose it. How have I never noticed that one?! also new injoke things made me giggle madly at slimy-yet-satisfying, don't ask
Oh, and Scar is the sassiest, most sarcastic villain ever and I have never appreciated that as much as I did today. Heh.

Then, it was a mad run back to my teacher's house to get forms signed (oh yeah my day started off by me realising I'd misread times and so everything was pushed an hour and a half later oops), and then home to try and accomplish far too much in the space of 3 hours. I got most of what I needed to done, I just ran out of time to practice. Oops.
That reminds me I still need to sing through my pieces to time them.

Then, it was onto the last dress rehearsal for the production of Bye Bye Birdie I'm playing for at the moment. It hit me last night, during the run, that this musical is quite literally about fangirls. Set in the 50s. Some things really don't change and it amuses me far more than it probably should. The music is so much fun to play. SO MUCH FUN. And most is not too difficult, except for the bows (which I basically rewrote a part because I physically could not play it at tempo, and my brain was refusing to process reading every second note). Also the band people are awesome. One reminds me so much of a friend from uni, it's ridiculous. a slightly more straight-passing version of him anyway

And now it's nearly 11:30, and I wish I could just crash in bed but alas I still have things I need to do. Bugger.
Night all!
Rdm
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I think the only person who'll read this entire thing is Janna, but I'll post it anyway for future reference ;)
The quiz is here.

Long description is long )

Apart from the random comments about rap and hip hop (I mean, really? what does that have to do with anything?) and a couple of vaguely contradictory points I think this sums me up pretty well.


I had a really good day today - despite the utterly miserable weather. Rained all afternoon and was so cold.
I had another Alexander lesson this morning, and it's awesome that she is in a band with my regular teacher - apparently Andrea told her she was impressed with me last lesson. ALSO she was so encouraging, saying things like 'you are a fantastic player, you just need to stop thinking so much and restricting yourself' - completely matter-of-fact. I've really needed to hear that this past week. I could feel myself playing better as the lesson progressed, and was enjoying myself a LOT more. These lessons are the best decision I've made in a long time.

This afternoon I saw harpisan for the first time in ages, and it was awesome just to hang out. Wandering up and down this cool little street near her place, drank chai lattes (my new addiction) and then admired all kinds of clothes/shoes/random things in awesome shops. Oh and this awesome little indie music store that apparently sells pizza and has gigs etc. Must check those out sometime. I bought Eagle and Worm's album - going to their gig in a couple of weeks so I am excited!

Quick post tonight, I should get back to work but chances are I'm just going to procrastinate some more and then sleep.
Rdm
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 I'm not even going to try and recount it all, so have it in list form instead.

Things that happened:

- Orchestra rehearsals: about 16 hours of them
- Orchestra concert (today, it went pretty well)
- Orchestra assessments (cue freak out because mine sucked - passed only because the teacher felt sorry for me and I have to up my game next semester)
- Spring Awakening audition (found out today that I'M IN!! WHEEE)
- My very first Alexander Technique lesson and am already reaping the rewards. Now regretting being so lazy and not doing this months ago.
- Spent a lot of time talking to snuggle_monster (both in silliness and seriousness)
- Read fanfic
- Beta-ed fanfic
- Discovered that Washington's new video screams 'Gaga' and I don't think I like it.
- Met up with thalia03 and Ame at uni
- Saw a really good student theatre play that could have been amazing with a little more tweaking (included an intense, hot, makeout/faux sex scene between two guys)
- DID I MENTION SPRING AWAKENING?!
- Also opera (Turandot) - today really has proven what I want to do, was on SUCH an adrenaline high after the concert
- Decent practice/lesson/new pieces
- Got the first assignment for English and it is on an amazing passage from the brilliant book I got addicted to
- Work on weird days because of orchestra
- I wrote poetry
- Had an awkward moment with a friendly acquaintance who picked up said poetry thinking it was what I was studying and I had to take it back. I might post it here when I rework it a little, not entirely happy with it yet.
- Got home today after said insane week to much Glee Live madness on my tumblr. =D


Things that didn't happen:

- Much study
- Any Indo work whatsoever- Eating at home
- Spending time with my family
- Much sleep

That's all my brain is coming up with right now, I am sure there was more I wanted to say.
At any rate, today was awesome. I am on such a high, and should probably go start my English assignments.
Also sleep.
That.

Rdm
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 Ah Tom Lehrer you are amazing and awesome and I'm not sure how I've HAD an album of yours for months and months and hadn't listened to it until tonight.

The things that amuse my muso mind... )

What I actually *did* today was work (teaching job) and then rushing to this mini concert thing they were putting on in order to support my students (one way to make me feel like a real teacher...) but managed to be too late to see them play. Sadface. She said it was 'okay' though, which coming from this student means she was probably totally fine XD

It's interesting listening to the standard of the other students. Pretty common music school concert, some were terrible (nerves or poor teaching you never really know), some were decent, and there were one or two that screamed 'so much potential'. Pity that the one that jumped out at me as 'she could be amazing' had a shocking bowhold (DOES NO ONE ELSE TEACH PEOPLE TO BEND PINKIES GEEZ), and will need to change teachers to improve much more. Which knowing the way these things work, she may not any time soon. Which makes me kind of sad, tbh. I think the piano teaching is much more consistent, there were some pretty good piano students.

Then it was me driving all the way home, dropping off my violin, and then jumping on the train back into the city to go watch my friend, B, sing his first solo jazz gig. He has such a gorgeous (countertenor) voice, it was a perfect way to unwind. I've been wanting to hear him sing for a while. He's also adorable. although I will never not find it amusing how many 'effeminate gay male' stereotypes he fits. never. he just doesn't give a shit either which is part of what I love about him

I actually teared up at one point. Oh and apparently we're doing a 'fancy afternoon tea' because we managed to miss each others' 21sts and haven't actually caught up in a few months. <3

That's all, folks.
Rdm

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  FINALLY

Lj seems to be working again, well, at least I reached the 'post' page this time... I will definitely be copy-pasting into Word before I hit the button to actually post though.

For all my whining about not wanting to start uni again, I have had an absolutely amazing few days.

Uni uni uni )

EDIT: It's now Friday night, and I've been trying to post this since Wednesday. Fingers crossed this works...
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 Oh my goodness, what I thought might be a boring night having to make small talk with old family friends turned into something MUCH more awesome.

So this family went to my church ages ago, right, and I probably haven't seen them in 4 years. They were all pretty quiet, and shy, except for J who spoke for all of them, really. Well tonight they were nothing but. E and I discovered that we suddenly have a heap of mutual interests, mainly in the form of Glee/Starkid/Harry Potter and so tonight turned into a flail session, watching youtube videos and laughing our heads of - as well as raving/ranting about the HP movie. I am grinning like a fool right now.

Oh and mum made this amazing cheesecake, and I had Haigh's chocolate peppermint frogs, and now I have tea and am so content.

I finally got around to reorganising my wardrobe last night, then couldn't sleep, and so I am running on about 3 hours right now. Not entirely sure how I survived work XD
I also started doing some practice finally, have to work hard this week. No more going out - just sleep, reorganising, and practice. Where have the holidays gone??

That's all for now, just wanted to share.
Rdm
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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...

SPOILER ALERT )

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.
Rdm
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 Just got home from my cousin's 21st (she was one of my two best friends growing up) and it was a pretty good party! I got to spend it with my other childhood best friend - great to catch up. It's her 21st tomorrow night, so the roles will be reversed a little.

It was a famous-musician themed party, so I went as Lily Allen, mostly because I look a little similar and her clothes are easy to imitate. I'll try to remember to post a photo because a couple of people wanted to see!

I'm going to dye my hair darker tomorrow - mostly because I am going as Bellatrix Lestrange to the midnight release of the last Harry Potter movie - but it might be nice for a change so I'll do it before the party tomorrow night =D

It was actually really good to catch E up with my love life (or lack thereof) as I really haven't spoken to her properly since everything with D happened. So many people we know who are our age are getting married and it kind of freaks us out. She's in a long-term, serious relationship and her bf is much more serious about everything than she is. It makes me laugh, she's told him that he's not even allowed to ask her to marry him until she's 23 XD
Her observation about my love life that the guys who would suit me will always be too shy to approach me was pretty accurate I think. Damn it. *laughs* Guess I'll just have to suddenly get brave somehow... 

This past week has been pretty awesome, I must say. Staying up late, sleeping in, no work, heaps of shopping (most of my birthday money is gone) and just chilling. It's been good - but now I'm ready to go out and do things again. Bring on the socialising :D

Up next in the life of Lauren: HP midnight session with a fair few friends, staying over at snuggle_monster's at some point, back to work, practice, and a couple more parties. Possibly. Ooh and investing in a viola and teaching myself to play properly.

Night all!
Rdm

Contrast

Jul. 3rd, 2011 09:46 pm
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 Well, I'm not sure that the past few days could have been more different.

Friday was my uncle's funeral, which I won't say too much about but it was a good service, and very appropriate to him. Which is all anyone can hope for really. I love my family to pieces, I mean, who else could have a funeral that includes a rewrite of 'Long Way To The Top' as sung by his siblings and be so irreverent... but still be so meaningful.
I worked out early on that I was going to be the one that held myself together the best - and sure enough I was. I made it through with only a few tears shed in the final song, whereas the rest of my family were pretty much crying constantly. *shakes head* I don't know where I pull that from, I always feel like I cry at everything. I've had two separate people tell me that this doesn't surprise them in the slightest, and I guess it makes sense but it still felt weird.
Of course, heading to work on Saturday morning Will I? from Rent came up on shuffle and I lost it. I hadn't had enough sleep, I was emotionally drained, and ended up crying pretty much the rest of the way to work. Pretty telling huh XD

Saturday was my 21st, with masses of people. Mostly family (from Mum's side - ie all the people who are mourning my uncle) so I thought it was going to be interesting. True to form, no one else would have even realised there was anything wrong - we certainly do know how to have a good time. Speaking of, there were heaps of family members that I hadn't seen in years and years so it was great to chat for a while, even if it was only for small amounts of time.

I got home from work, got massively behind my planned schedule, and then roped Ame into helping me out with decorations as well as doing my make-up (she did an amazing job <3).
The food from the caterers was really good, as were the slices Mum and I spent all week baking if I do say so myself. I took heaps of photos, so I will try to remember to post one later on!

I got so many lovely presents, so much utterly gorgeous jewellery (including two pairs of real diamond earrings which made me flail both times THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU) and a fair bit of cash and vouchers which I am plotting how to spend now. I can finally buy a few things off my wishlists that I've had going since the start of the year. Everyone was so generous, I was a little overwhelmed.
Said wishlists are also very telling about me, I think almost every single item has something to do with music. Except the Tamora Pierce books that my brother is giving me money for (enough for an entire series fdjhksfvhfref WHY SO AWESOME?!)

I have to say, I got off pretty easily with the speeches - pebblegosling was skyping in, and she would have spoken up if she was there - and I daresay she would have embarrassed me more than my parents did. My brother made a really cute speech though.
Although, they did show this video of me singing when I was about 5 years old. I was so not in tune it made me cringe. At least I was cute... XD
Actually the most mortifying moment was completely unintentional on my Mum's part - I wanted the ground to swallow me because I know what dirty minds my friends have. My brother was doubled over he was laughing that hard... My mum was talking about how she'd at least taught me 'how to open her mouth wide' or something like that. My god. I'll leave that there now...

Today I got up at 10:30 to see those who'd stayed over off, stayed on tumblr and bookmarking fic for later, went back to bed for 3 hours despite my brother drumming, finally decided to get up, read said fic, went out for dinner with the work crowd, and now I'm back here planning on starting a TV show marathon - Doctor Who, Secret Diary of a Call Girl or Downton Abbey, I haven't quite decided yet. Pretty perfect come-down, I must say.

Bye for now!
Rdm
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 I know I say it all the time, but I have the most incredible friends anyone could ask for.

Despite everything else that's gone on this week, my day yesterday was almost perfect.

snuggle_monster, harpisan, sine_animo, Ame came with me on a picnic to Hanging Rock (yes, same as in the book/movie) to celebrate my birthday. Lots of food, ridiculously silly conversation (not sure how every single comment we made turned into a sexual innuendo/about beastiality of all things) and gorgeous surrounds. As well as epic photos and documentary-style footage of our walk up to the rock.

Of course, snuggle_monster pretty much stole the whole show. At one point, she and sine_animo vanished to 'go and get another part' of my present (the first part being seriously AMAZING headphones). As soon as I spotted them coming back, I *knew* precisely what she was doing. I could see the blue wayfarers, the plaid flannel shirt, the jeans, the converse... Yep. She dressed up as Darren Criss, complete with bazouki to play and sing for me. I just stared at her and couldn't decide whether to laugh at her or want to curl up in a ball in embarrassment. For all her protesting, she has a gorgeous voice when she sings properly - something I'd never actually heard her do before.


Of course, she managed to pick up on exactly when I started tearing up - and went back to being silly. I wanted to shake her at that point for ruining the moment XD

I love you all.
Rdm

PS. harpisan made me a really pretty friendship bracelet thingy, but I am too unco to tie it on properly. I need to remedy that soon.
PPS. These headphones are so amazing I can't decide what to listen to next, thank you thank you thank you to snuggle_monster, sine_animo and thalia03
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 Guys guys guys, my technical exam is DONE!! It went so much better than expected, so I can relax a bit now. I have one more exam on Friday and then a month of delicious freedom.

I've gotten fairly slack with lj-posting, I will probably remedy that once I'm properly on break.
Since my last freak-out post over violin I:
- finally got off my arse and did some serious practice
- skyped [livejournal.com profile] pebblegosling  multiple times
- decided that I am taking the year off practical violin next year, and I won't go back on that now. I need a break from the stress it causes, and need time to settle into a proper routine
- put together my Esmeralda costume for the Disney-themed party I'm going to on Friday (I'll post a pic if I remember!)
- have bought myself clothes for the first time in ages
- finally paid off all those insurance claims
- spent a lot of time on tumblr and reading fanfic (including RPS for a movie I haven't seen - sign of good writing, right there)
- had a couple of good shifts at my teaching job
- taken my violin in to get a couple of niggling things fixed, of course, as soon as I physically *can't* play it, I wanted to

Last night was so much fun. I went to see Bell Shakespeare's production of 'Much Ado About Nothing' with [livejournal.com profile] snuggle_monster  and [livejournal.com profile] thalia03  and it was ridiculously funny. I honestly haven't laughed that hard in a long long time. My stomach hurt for ages afterwards. Beatrice was so good, so acerbic but still came across as not entirely bitter, Benedick was freaking hilarious because instead of putting on the overly formal accent a lot of actors do in Shakespeare he still had this almost-Bogan Aussie accent... took me a little while to warm up to it but once I did it was hilarious. The use of music was great, random assortments of instruments and awesome vocal harmonies - so good. So much of what made me laugh was physical humour, so it's not all stuff I can remember or describe now. Although one thing that cracked us up so much was the way Don John and his cronies were characterised - as mafia-type guys. The way the guy who played Don John was SO much like Rowan Atkinson's way of playing Mr Bean, we were in hysterics at points because of that.

I'd forgotten how much I love some of the more sappy dialogue in this play. 'I love you with so much of my heart that none is left to protest' <3

The ending was the single most appropriate way I could ever have thought of to finish that play. Basically, everyone is coupled off, embracing, and it's a really sappy affectionate moment. Cute. Lights dim except for on Beatrice and Benedick, as he reaches down and grabs her arse. Audience as a collective group: awwww.... HAHAHA XD

Today, thalia03 and I started studying for our English exam on Friday, watching Endgame and writing notes on poetry, interspersed with parts of movies and watching bits of Spring Awakening on youtube. The cast list for our uni's production went up the other day, and we were highly amused/surprised that the guy I kind of sort of have a mini crush on in English is in it. How do I spot the musos/musical theatre people in a LIT class?! Even for my instincts that's ridiculous.
We now have a plan to talk about Spring Awakening obnoxiously before the exam and try to draw him into conversation. Comfort zone, I am leaving you. Yep.

I think that's enough now!
Rdm
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Semester 1: complete!
Well, classes anyway. It's enough for me.

Proper update! )

Phew! I think that's all the real life updating I wanted to do. Now, there are a couple of things I want to share.

Random ridiculousness brought to you by myself, my friends and my mother )
 
The beauty of words )

I think that's more than enough from me, now. I'd better go pack!
Rdm
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 Let's see if I can actually make this a quick post for once - I have to get back to work.

I've had a pretty good couple of days, actually - despite the studying. Friday was my usual day at uni, with one exception of a longer music lecture to make up for the ones that got cancelled. I had to skip Indo for it, but it's alright because I have an assignment on the topic covered so I did need to go. Work was pretty uneventful (unlike last week thank goodness), and then I pretty much just wasted my night. I did a little study, but not terribly much.

Yesterday morning it was the teaching job, and I know my life's hectic when I think 'oh I only have to leave at 8am, that's not too early' ...
I'm always a bit 'meh' about actually going to work on Saturdays, but I'm so happy I finally have a job where my mood improves once I'm there. Teaching is so much fun! =D

I decided sometime during my shift to go visit snuggle_monster, just because I could. We ended up chatting for about an hour, about everything and nothing (like usual) which was good. I don't see her nearly as often at uni as I'd like.
Including about exchanges and going overseas in general. All of this got me thinking about how much can change in a year. The Jezabels gig we went to on Wednesday night was almost exactly a year to the date of the Newton Faulkner gig, which was the first time we hung out properly. I also ended up spilling some very personal experiences of mine that night - being ridiculously open even for me. Thinking back now, that was an insane reaction to my gut instinct that we were going to become great friends. Obviously I just knew, but I really did have no idea just how close we'd get.
So much about myself, my friendships and my life has changed, mostly for the better. It was one of those moments where everything was just clear, and I was perfectly happy despite the stress of uni work, and reminded me that even if I don't get my way, there is always something better than can happen.

Once I'd gone out to my car to head home (reluctantly) so I could study, while I was choosing music, she appeared again. Scared the crap out of me, but then she just says 'I wanted another hug - and to tell you that I may not say it enough but I love you.' That completely made my afternoon.

The drive home took forever, what with roadworks and the rain, but I was listening to Newton Faulkner and an hour of that can make me ready to face anything. Unfortunately, when I got home my brain was so not with my work. My tweets from last night/this morning will give you an idea of my success rate.
Although, now, I have 900ish words of this English essay – which is pretty close. It’s only a rough draft, but it’s better than what I had!

The rest of today was awesome. I went to the Disney exhibition with harpisan, and it was incredible. So many pretty drawings, all the story-boarding was amazing. Just, wow. LOVE LOVE LOVE.
We also just got to hang out and talk for the first time in far too long. I am a happy Lauren right now.
I then ended up buying the soundtrack to ‘The Princess and the Frog’ because looking at all the stuff for it and just really wanted the music. So I thought, why the hell not? Love the music in that movie, it’s just fun. Listening now, in fact.

I got home just in time to discover that I’d completely forgotten about my Grandma’s birthday dinner. So that kind of threw my plans of finsihing that draft… I came home early though.
I love my family. We’re loud, and insane, but I love it. I ended up talking about Glee with my older, tough-guy cousin about Glee. For half an hour. He downloads it as the episodes come out – and is not ashamed to like it. Totally made my night.

On that note, I’d really better get going on these assignments. I will either be posting a lot this week (as procrastination) or not at all. We’ll see. For now, good night!
Rdm
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 I've been resisting posting all day, so I can actually get some work done, but I've had a really productive day and this is now my break.

This Klaine video is so beautiful. I love it.
It won't let me embed it, but watch it here.

The past few days have been pretty crazy, really. What with study, work, practice, and then heading to sine_animo's place for a sleepover last night I've been so busy. Great though.

A few points, to make this quick:
1. Planning out my practice helps. A lot. I've gotten a lot done in a short amount of practice time! Efficiency win =D
2. This muscle relaxation thing is AMAZING. I can never get my brain to switch off, normally, and when I do these exercises I drift off to sleep about 5 minutes after finishing. I haven't felt so well-rested in a long time.
3. Hanging out with sine_animo is epic. 

On that last point, here is a sample of what we did.

We squeed and fangirled like crazy over Glee. Again.

We watched Hercules. Some of the lines in that movie are SO amusing, and would have flown straight over my head when I was younger. Like this:


Epic win call of the night though, goes to sine_animo for 'cockblocking cloud'. At the end, when Hercules and Meg are kissing a random cloud comes and takes them away.
(it also wins the award for most real-looking Disney kiss ever. just saying)
A lot of Hades' lines are briliantly sarcastic and amusing too.
Then, we headed out to her spa and had a playlist of Darren Criss, Glee, and random other loves of ours. So good. Apart from entertaining her god-sister for a while (she's 8 and needs attention like she needs air), we had the chance just to talk. About anything and everything.

Then it was rewatching the 'Sexy' episode of Glee, and then I had my mind totally blown.
When I was a little kid, the only places I would watch movies were at my two sets of grandparents' houses. At my mum's parents house, I would watch all manner of Disney movies. At my dad's parents' house, I would watch 'The Swan Princess'. Over and over and over. I loved that movie to pieces.
I was informed last night that Jean-Bob, ie the epically funny frog, was VOICED BY JOHN CLEESE. WHAT IS THAT?!
So naturally, after that revelation we HAD to watch some of it. I want to rewatch that movie so freaking much now. As a parting gift, here is a song from it that I just found, it was always one of my favourites. I still haven't found the turtle's amazing 'friends call me speed' line. DO WANT.


Rdm

PS. This made me laugh hysterically when I got home.
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 These past two days have been pretty damn awesome, if I may say so.
right now I'm ignoring the not-so-awesome bits

I started the day by oversleeping and having to rush to class - which turned out to be a fairly pointless, if vaguely amusing Indo class. Then, it was off to my lesson, and it wasn't terrible. Which is amazing considering I hadn't done enough practice by any stretch of the imagination. I'm so glad my teacher is really understanding, and she suggested writing out detailed 'practice plans' for myself, in half an hour blocks, and try to stick to them. I've written a few up as of half an hour ago and so hopefully it'll help me stay on track. I think it should work, because my problem tends to be that once I miss a couple of days I get really overwhelmed and don't know where to start.

Glee + brain-twins = epic flail )

After she went home, I headed out for a farewell dinner for [livejournal.com profile] pebblegosling  at Taco Bill. We had a great time, what with yummy food, awesome company, general silliness and fishbowl margaritas (which have 11 shots of tequila in them). The way the alcohol affected different people provided me with endless amusement.
You have pebblegosling - who needs 12 shots to get tipsy. She was pretty much sober.
You have wolfielove - who drank half of her fishbowl and was very silly and happy and bubbly.
You have snuggle_monster - who gets completely drunk from 5-6 drinks, and drank about a quarter of hers.
And then there's me. I drank my own small margarita, and then ended up finishing off the remaining 3 quarters of snuggle_monster's. I was feeling a bit woozy when I first tried to stand up, but felt pretty much sober by the time we got home (before we headed out to the park so as not to wake my brother - we were under threat of death if we did, he had an assessment this morning). I only worked out this morning that I drank something ridiculous like 8-9 shots and it barely affected me. WHAT IS THIS?! Insanity. That's what.
It was also very very funny watching snuggle_monster and wolfielove bounce off each other.
We then rewatched Glee, because we could.

The other funny moment happened this morning. We were all sleeping in my living room, wolfielove on one couch, me on the floor and snuggle_monster and pebblegosling spooning on the other couch. Nothing odd for those two, they're both cuddlebugs. By the time it was morning, pebblegosling was still in the 'big spoon' but snuggle_monster was lying on her stomach with her head turned towards her. Dad came out, took one look at them and said 'girls, you may not want to sleep like that if you don't want any rumours to start'. I just thought that was hysterical. NOTHING SUSS.

Today, after they all went home, I headed into the city to meet up with harpisan for a study date. I actually got a fair bit done - which means that if I do my practice properly tonight and then fix up a few little odds and ends of tasks then I'm totally on top of my work! Pretty proud of myself right now.

EVERYTHING IS KLAINE AND NOTHING HURTS )
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Today was awesome.

First up, Indo class. Fine, not much happening. Then I had a really really good lesson, going through different ways of practicing my scales - discovering that my studies are hard but I like them, and just generally getting a better idea of what I'm doing.

Then, pebblegosling came over for a last chill session before she heads overseas for an entire year. Most of which was spent watching Glee, chatting about really random stuff, and both of us being on and off the phone XD

 Then we headed off (mum randomly came up and said she should join us, naww) for my 'little' brother's 18th birthday. So. Much. Food. I'm still overfull... It was good to see the family again, even though I didn't really talk to most of them. Next time.

GLEEEEEEEE )
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   I've tried to post a few times over the last couple of days, but they didn't seem to flow very well so I kept giving up. I hope this one is better!

Uni life is amazing sometimes )

SPAM SPAM SPAM )

I have two more videos for you now. I am utterly addicted to this song. Their voices blend so well together, and I'm really starting to get into Charlene Kaye's music. To give you an idea, I had this song on repeat basically all of yesterday. Which is kind of huge for me...

Lastly, this is a song I adore by Sara Bareilles. She's just released this video for it, and it's so cute. I love that it's so many random people, and that Josh Groban and Ben Folds are in it. WIN WIN WIN!


On that note, I am going to collapse into bed. I made this post twice, because lj is full of fail sometimes.
Rdm
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 I have had an awesome awesome awesome week.
I'm not even sure where to start talking about it, to be honest.

Adelaide, Adelaide )
 
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 I'm off to Adelaide tonight! So excited! I also just realised it's my first time ever being on a plane on my own. XD

Yesterday was so much fun, I went to see the O-Show (orientation week show) by the student theatre company at uni, which was hilarious. Particularly because I went with Ame and pebblegosling. Pebblegosling and I then wandered around, I tried to sort out a locker except the person I needed to speak to was away and the fill-in couldn't do it. I swear I'll be so annoyed if I don't get one... lugging my violin around to lectures and tutes is NOT FUN. In another, happier, note, it feels like forever since I'd hung out and just chatted with pebblegosling. damn girl I'm going to miss you this year
This. This is because I can, and we listened to it an insane number of times in the car yesterday.

pebblegosling... Don't deny it. You love me. ;)

Apart from the whole stalker-singing thing, Blaine, you have pretty damn good taste in guys. *drools*



After that it was off to work, and I had a couple of kids cancel so I had time to practice. I'm actually feeling okay about this ensemble audition, amazingly enough. I had one more new student, she's so enthusiastic it makes me happy - and makes finishing so late totally fine. Yay.

Of course, I meant to come home and go to bed fairly early. Next thing I know it's 3am and I've spent 4 hours chatting to sine_animo on fb. We're awesome.

Now for two rather random things. I saw this on [livejournal.com profile] tamakito 's tumblr and now really want to know if I can download it somewhere. It's the music used in the background in a couple of scenes in Glee (notably when Kurt comes out to his dad)

And this, well, this made me laugh like a crazy person. Perfect.

On that note, I bid thee farewell for a few days.
Rdm
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 Secret Diary of a Call Girl is back! Yay for British TV and featured actresses who are shaped like real women (even better when they're the focus of a very sexual story). The end of the ep was super-cute too.

Over the past few days my life has been pretty boring, with a couple of exceptions. I've been reorganising my life, as I have said before, and I am well on my way to feeling like I am! Work was fun yesterday morning, even though I was in a really bizarre mood. I had a sore throat and blocked sinuses (still do, not fun) but my students are great. One of those moments when I realise that I am doing the right course for me, and that i will be perfectly happy if I teach and do those shows like 'The Sound of Music'. If that's the extent of my career? That's right - that's fine.

I spent the afternoon organising my internet bookmarks. Then sending an epic email to [livejournal.com profile] sine_animo  with Klaine fic recs. And then epic fb spam of my music, because that's one thing we hadn't talked about. Yep, we have similar tastes too. =D
It amused me that she posted on lj about being 'pathetic' on Saturday nights, story of my LIFE. I don't even care. I have fun!

On my to-do list for this afternoon:
- Pack for Adelaide. Tomorrow will fly and I am going to uni/work. I leave Tuesday evening. I'm so excited, it'll be great to see my great-uncle and aunt again, and the fringe festival in general sounds so awesome.
- keep relabelling a whole lot of music taken off a friend's ipod.
- talk to my parents about getting lifts to and from the airport this week.
- start going through my violin music and put some sort of organisational system in place so I can find stuff
- practice
- post a link to 'The Dam Breaks' to fb. Daunting but I really really want to.

On that last point, thank you for your responses. *squishes f-list* I love you guys. I do.

At some point I should go have a shower too, I guess. 

Ooh one more thing! I haven't done this yet, but I now have twitter (pebblegosling's fault, blame her for making me get one if it's boring).
Follow me?

Now, I shall be off to start on this list so I can start the new semester of uni feeling on top of everything. I know that won't last long but I can certainly try.
Rdm

Edit: I just started listening to this and got shivers up and down my spine. She's amazing.
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