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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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For the first time ever, I have a clear ambition for my music career.
It's exhilarating. But honestly? It also scares the absolute crap out of me.


It's not a new career idea, really, it's one I've had for a while. It's just always been in a half-hearted 'oh I could do that as well' kind of way. I want to pursue musical theatre pit orchestras. Not just amateur theatre, but professional orchestras.
The light-bulb moment I had in my car this morning (it literally hit me at once, I was stunned actually) was while listening to the Original London Cast recording of The Lion King. I realised that I would be prepared to move indefinitely to London to pursue West End, or to New York for Broadway. For anyone who's heard me talk about living overseas, this is a big deal. A really big deal. I've never actively been able to picture myself moving anywhere indefinitely, and I do think that Melbourne will always be home, but I can see myself doing it. And that's scary.
I have a defined goal. This is kind of a foreign concept to me.

Indo was fine, I got my draft of my assignment back and it was fine! I just have to add a different section, but my language was good, and the topic was sound and so I am so happy. I have all of tomorrow to finish it, and I have most of an English draft now so I am not stressed about it at all.

Then it was home, where sine_animo came over to watch Glee. What can I say? The episode was amazing. Amazing. I want to rewatch it so much right now, but I'm not letting myself. I might do a massive picspam post tomorrow night - but for now suffice to say my afternoon was filled with squeeing and other such incoherent noises. Also, Friday could have been a disaster - I was in utter hysterics. It was probably the funniest number on the show to date. Glee, when you get it right you get it so. damn. right.

Today was the best day I've had in a good while.
Rdm
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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
Rdm
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These past few days have been ridiculously up and down mood-wise for me. Not sure what brought this on, to be honest, but I only have energy for a tiny recap here.

On Thursday I went into uni to study - I met up with Ame first, which was fine, except she was helping someone else with some homework and so it still feels like we haven't actually hung out. This makes me a little sad, why is uni so insane this semester?!
I then met up with snuggle_monster and thalia03, the latter of which I ended up talking more to as snuggle_monster had to clean (not entirely sure why, but something to do with student theatre). I am so happy that we get along like that, by the way. So happy. <3
OH!! I found out then that there is a big possibility that the musical Spring Awakening will be staged September-ish this year, not just the play version as we had previously thought. I WANT IN SO BADLY!!! Which is a distinct possibility, considering I know people in student theatre already. That news pretty much made my day. I got so much done then, and over the past few days, I am so proud of myself. I literally have my Indo reading and translation to do tonight, as well as practice, and I don't have ANY other work to get done this week. Except read Jane Eyre, but that IS rereading so it's not urgent. WHEEEEEE

Friday was a weird morning for me, I basically got hit with a huge wave of loneliness and I have no idea why. Thank god for amazing friends who know just what to say to help. The day improved from there, I was still very productive so all is good.

Work yesterday was fine, except for one kid's violin being a freaking pain and the bridge refusing to stay upright when I changed strings. Gah. I felt so bad, most of his lesson was me trying to fix the damn thing. It flew by though, and I think I may have poached a student from another teacher. I feel bad, but that makes me happy - it gives me confidence that I'm actually doing this well.


THEN it was onto my amazing weekend. (yep. I don't count my weekend as starting until 3pm on Saturdays =P) Because I've been so on top of everything this past week, I had said to myself that this was a weekend off. 
I got home, read a fair bit of fanfic to chill out, then found out we were going to have Thai takeaway for dinner. Omnomnom. I then headed out to the MSO's performance of Mahler's 7th Symphony - amazing. Not bad for a free ticket I scored through uni. Oh, and the conductor's surname was Wigglesworth. Not even kidding. I lol'd at that. Probably too much.

After that, it was on to snuggle_monster's place, where she and thalia03 and I were having a Glee marathon. Purportedly to catch thalia03 up to Glee, but I think we all just enjoyed laughing at each other's reactions to people - and joking about things I'd never have expected.
True to our style, our silliness was often interrupted by serious, full-on moments. It's part of our charm. An amazing night all round, I say.


This morning (well, okay, afternoon) we watched another ep of Glee (Original Song, I couldn't resist) and then went on a huge nostalgia trip of our favourite kids shows. Including the likes of:
-Noddy
-Johnson and Friends
-Ahh Real Monsters
-The Trap Door
-Mr Bean
-Okie Doke
-Rugrats

I also now really want to rewatch Chicken Run.

For you, snuggle_monster


Love you pebblegosling!


That's all for me, off to do translation, then practice, and then chill.

PS. Have two random things that have amused me recently.

Ryan Murphy about comments asking why he focuses on gay storylines:
"we have thus far in the glee club two gay characters, and people are like whats with the gays, and i'm like you are aware it's a show about show choir?"
/collapses

"If you need an extension, or wish to submit in an unusual manner, such as by carrier pigeon, please ask your tutor."This is why I love my English subject. The lecturers are full of win.
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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
XD
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. )
 

Rdm
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I GOT IT!
I got the job! I am so so so happy and excited right now - I mean, this is what I want to do with my life. I can actually make money off my violin. Okay, so it's not perfect. Yet. The guy who runs the music school is this sweet older Indonesian man (I will never get over how happy Indonesians get when they hear you speak even a bit of their language) and he told me on the spot that he wanted to offer me the position, starting this week. Only problem is, he wants me to do Saturdays. Which coincides with my shift at the pharmacy - so I'll have to reshuffle it. At least he did say that if I do a couple of weeks and speak to the parents, I might be able to change days. He was also really pleased to hear I can also teach piano - so I may end up with another day as well. I really want to do this, so off to speak to Dad I go...

Creepy voices, dirty humour and obsession with musicals )

One Thing )
Rdm

PS. Congratulations to Chris Colfer on winning the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor on a TV show, TV movie or mini series!! Eeee! So well-deserved, he is an amazing actor. He also looks gorgeous in that suit. Whoa.
<3
This is absolutely adorable. I love how the cast is such a little family. Just, naww.


"But mostly importantly [a thank you] to all the amazing kids that watch our show and that our show celebrates and are' constantly told 'no' [by] people and environments and bullies at school, that they can't be who they are or can't have what they want because of who they are, well, screw that, kids."
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 So, it's now Tuesday. I have had two consecutive sleep ins and as such feeling much more energetic now. I just have to motivate myself to get this list of things done today. It's about 14 items long... Help meeee XD

Update on a few crazily awesome days )

I think thats a proper update. Now, meme!

Four Things )

On that note, I am off to get some of this list done. Want to see it? No? Too bad, list is below  =P
- pack up the stray bags in my room
- bag up clothes to get rid of
- throw out rubbish
- iron
- hang out washing
- vacuum car
- organise trip to see Harpisan
- practice
- call music schools
- edit music resume
- cut nails
- organise time to meet up with P
- email aunt and uncle
- visit work to do timesheet
- sort through drawers
Edit: well, I've gotten a respectable amount of that list accomplished I think
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 This probably isn't exciting, or mean terribly much to most of my f-list, but I have made a decision to join the student theatre group and/or the student musical society at my uni. I had the realisation the other day that I've missed being involved in productions so much since school, and I hadn't noticed until I started this Sound of Music gig. It'll suck up a LOT of time this year, but I will have to be more organised and focus on that, practice, and Indo - letting myself be ok with just passing my other units. It's an attitude that doesn't come naturally to me, but I think it's important. I'm sick of being the one who shuts herself in with study and doesn't get out and meet people. 

Thankfully, I spoke to Mum and to my surprise she's more than okay with me using my time like this. That was the last thing I wanted to get, her approval, before committing to this.


OMG I'm actually doing this. Excuse me while I go panic/dance excitedly.

Oh and all those who know me know I can't act, I'm not suddenly professing a love or a talent for it - I will be involved in the music side of things, or perhaps even costuming or something like that. I've never done that before, but who knows, I might be good at it.

Rdm
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 I have been trying to work up the energy to write this post for nearly two whole days now. It was meant to be a New Years Eve thing but what with phone calls and sleeping in and the show I got a bit behind schedule. Then I went out, got home at 2am, and had to work at 9am this morning. My room still has clothes all over it and that has been on my to-do list for a few days now. But I digress. I thought I'd reflect a little on my year and write it down for once, I'm always interested in how things change. This still counts, because it's not the end of New Years Day yet. Right? =D

So here we go.

2010 was the year:

My year was eventful, apparently )

Wishing you all a happy year to come.
<3
Rdm
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 Guess who just finished their last assignment for the year?!
 WHEEEEE!
(currently ignoring the fact that I have 4 more exams over the next week. Shush.)

This assignment was the speech for Indonesian, about musicals. The class seemed to enjoy it - let's hope Bu Y did too. Speaking of, she gave us even more reason to think she's awesome today.
Exhibit a) She walks in and gives us all food (tempe and cassava chips and kopi lollies) while they waited for us to set up.
Exhibit b) She didn't care at all that we went massively overtime by playing all of the clips (Priscilla on The Footy Show, Grandma's Song, The Lion KingSeasons of Love, and Nothing Suits Me like a Suit)
Exhibit c) We spent a good 10 minutes talking about insults, and how Indonesians use many animals as a hierarchy in terms of crassness. The worst of which are calling someone a dog and calling someone a pig. Then, says: 'oh, linguistics' *trails off* *resumes actual discussion*

My plans for this evening are
Watch Glee
Eat some of this chocolate.
Start proper study for Music History and Gamelan
Do some form of exercise

Bye for now!
Rdm

PS I had a pretty odd dream last night. You know those ones where it's a perfectly ordinary scenario - except the people are all random? And then one particularly odd action occurs, and then everything just goes mental? Yeah.. one of those. Plus I remembered it, clear as day, all of a sudden.
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 And the randomness continues...

dun dun DUN )
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 I just watched the new Glee episode and burst into tears twice. I won't go into it too much, [livejournal.com profile] pebblegosling  has already done that and I agree with everything she said. It was rather amazing.
<3

A list of the randomness that is my life. )
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 I am so proud of myself right now. I just finished an essay (references and all) that isn't due for ages! All in one weekend.
Add this to the other easy but tedious assignment I finished the other night, and I've completed half of my assignments for the semester. Of the ones remaining, only 1 has any decent amount of writing.
This, along with talking to some awesome people, has put me in a very good mood.

Floating, falling, sweet intoxication )
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Haven't you noticed
Suddenly I'm bright and breezy
Because of all of the beautiful and new
Things I'm learning about you
Day by day

Goodness I love that musical. That song has a habit of getting stuck in my head, and that verse seems particularly appropriate to me at the moment.
I went to see it last night with [livejournal.com profile] pebblegosling , as well as eating awesome food and then later on chatting about random things. Including taking 'silly things seriously' for instance, deciding what category of Pokemon we would be, and reconfirming things like Hogwarts houses. We're so cool. We always have a lot of fun.

Today, I finally got to see and catch up with [livejournal.com profile] harpisan  after 3 weeks - which is an eternity for us. Not to mention it has been a fairly, ahem, eventful few weeks for me. Our conversations (or lack thereof) crack me up though. Half of the time we would just end up giggling, and blushing, and not making any sense at all - yet somehow we know the other understands whatever it is we're trying to say. It's hilarious at times.
I also love that just the thought of our late night swimming pool conversations from Mt Martha last year makes us laugh like crazy people again. Our 'unintentional innuendos' are brilliant. That is all.

Jumping around a bit here, but I had my first lesson of the semester on Friday, and I was really happy with how it went. I love that my teacher really doesn't mind that I didn't touch my violin all holidays. In fact, she encourages me taking a break. Fine by me! I also found out/realised how well I did in my tech exam. A Credit in first year is somewhat of an achievement, I'm learning. Also, my teacher said that the assessor/co-ordinator was very impressed with how far I'd come this year already. So I was very happy about that. I've decided to play Handel Sonata for Violin in G minor and Brahms' Hungarian Dance No. 9 for my recital. Nothing overly technically difficult, to allow me to do them really well. *nods* I like this plan, it means less panicking for me later on.

Orchestra on Sunday night is kind of mean. I'm tired, and should be getting to bed an hour ago now - but oh well. This time next week I can focus on other things.
Rdm
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Today has been completely and utterly random. Random with a capital R.

Firstly, I managed to do some practice while bumming around this morning - among goodness knows what else I did to waste 4 hours before uni ...
Then, I get to uni and end up chatting to one girl, A, for half an hour while waiting for our class (everyone is so friendly! I love it) Of course, I asked her what I had missed from the last lesson, expecting it to be boring, yada yada yada. And in essence, it was - affixes. Easy-peasy. Then she mentioned that they had gotten onto the topic of a phrase meaning 'to sleep with' (yes, in the slang sense) and one that meant 'man-whore' ... damn that would have been hilarious. I also find it amusing that there is a singular word for 'to shake your hips' and for 'to flap like bat's wings'. XD
After this it was off to the gym (2nd time this week, woot) and then the physio. My physio is a sadist. I swear. I just have to keep reminding myself it will make it better in the long run. This also meant my neck was too sore to practice tonight. Naturally, I actually felt like it.

So anyway, to the most random discovery of the day - a Tourism advertisement for Melbourne has just been released on Youtube and such, a cheesy musical one nontheless. Why is this relevant? Well, last July (apparently it was that long ago) it was filmed in locations including a certain laneway where harpisan and I always went for coffee. Somehow, they used a take when we were sitting outside the cafe. That's right - my 2 seconds of fame are here XD
Watch for the 22 second mark ;)

I've been randomly laughing at it all night. It's so cheesy, but it's so *me*.

In other news, I've gotten over my mini-panic attack about my 'Understanding Asia' unit that I had yesterday - but have decided to drop Indonesian studies as my minor. It's not worth the stress. On that note, I've worked solidly all night but it doesn't feel like I've made much of a dent in my list. It's a little disheartening, but what can you do.

So that's where I'm at.
Rdm

PS Jimeoin next week with harpisan and S *grins*
PPS This again is random, but it's nice to have a 'best friend' again.
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Ahh I do love movie nights - and last night was no exception. Awesome friends (incidentally the two that have lj) some damn good movies, and a decent amount of food make for loads of fun. So, anyway, the 'reason' (like we actually need one) for this get-together was Valentine's Day. Strange? No way. We figured that we're all single, and would be bored, and thought that chick flicks and musicals and Disney was a brilliant plan. And let's not forget aww-ing at the awkward cuteness of Gordo from Lizzie McGuire. He's so adorable!
We're so cool.

Aladdin: Do I even need to say anything? It's so awesome. Robin Williams = sheer genius. And Iago. XD

Spirited Away: Very interesting. Kind of trippy at points, but I did enjoy it. Once I got my head around it, of course.

Rent: A musical that I desperately want to see in the theatre. I do love the music in it, naturally, but there is also just something about the film itself. I always get shivers down my spine at certain moments - like during the support group scenes. It makes me step back and remember what is really important to me. I will always love movies/musicals/music that does that.


Right now I'm procrastinating practicing, and researching laptops. I've decided that this one's nearly had it's run. Especially now that pebblegosling has pointed out how incredibly tiny my hard drive is... I'm also hopeful that I can save enough money fairly quickly - considering how much I saved last year =)

I'll be off now, to try to get some practice done before my teacher assignment lesson tomorrow - and possibly even do some Indonesian study before my placement test.
Bye!
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*laughs hysterically*
[livejournal.com profile] harpisan and I went to a show last night - it was freaking amazing. 'Spontaneous Broadway' is a show improvised around song titles given by the audience. With some absolutely hilarious results XD
I was crying with laughter within about 2 minutes, and continued all the way. I highly recommend you go see it if possible - not that the same show will ever be repeated! We had another 'muso moment' at the beginning though, laughing quite enthusiastically at the 'Overture' - made up on the spot, of course. We were laughing for two main reasons. 1. The guy was reminding us of our Aural teacher, and the way he would just respond to comments made in class. (actually the whole show would have been right up his alley) 2. He completely stuffed the second last chord. We knew this because it was clearly supposed to be a V chord, and it wasn't. He then proceeded to crack up.
The best part of all this? It didn't cost an arm and a leg =D

So anyway, earlier on yesterday I had my audition for Music (at the 'same' place I'm at now) and I was pretty happy with how I went. Let's hope it's enough. I'm happy with how I went with the Musicianship test too - it was so much easier than last year's, almost ridiculously so. What was even better than this is that I had the chance to catch up with a friend from violin/school who I haven't spoken to much lately. And working out that I seem to make friends with people with the same interests all the time (even outside of music). It makes me happy, because even though C and H don't necessarily know each other, neither were ever left out of conversation. *grins*

So I've gotten to today, in a rather roundabout fashion... Nonetheless I got to catch up with E - an old friend who I also haven't had a decent chat to in ages. Twas good to just wander and dream about all the dvds and cds and dresses that we'd like to be able to afford.

All in all, a good couple of days. Now, on to Monday - then I can relax! And by relax, I mean do a heap of shifts at work to earn some last minute cash for this trip.
Rdm
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*chuckles* I love musicals, and the fact that the random people on the street just know the songs. The line in my title is so apt though. It's from Enchanted and being a Disney nut I absolutely adore that movie. If it wasn't the by same people there would be so many lawsuits for all the rip-offs! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9JB5VAHDMo - dodgy quality but you get the idea)
So, why am I talking about this? It's what I do. Well, actually, I was showing [livejournal.com profile] harpisan , who unbelievably hasn't seen it. It's now on our really long list of things we want to do in the near future. Youtubing at midnight after a concert = win.

Ahem, yes. Concert. Andre Rieu. As a classical musician, I am ashamed to say I enjoyed myself. I'll admit, I went in with the attitude that the whole thing is so smarmy and cheesy and that I didn't have much respect for the whole idea or him for that matter. But the second item just got me. Beautiful, pure and simple. My respect for him as a violinist jumped about a mile. And then people started clapping before it had finished. Snapped me out of my spell - and I remembered where I was. And realised that yes, I am a classical music snob. Having said that, I did end up relaxing and enjoying the show for what it was. They are all completely NUTS. All of them. I am vaguely worried that his sense of humour is rather similar to ours...
For example, he had way too much fun messing with all the non-musical people in the audience. He would encourage them to clap, and then suddenly slow down. Or when they were dancing (yes, corny) to The Blue Danube, he would pause. He did it so often that we were left in amazement at how they would fall for it *every* time. Ahh musical schadenfreude. Love it. And the joke about his heart beating in 3/4 time - we were in hysterics and the people around us were just like "it's meant to be funny, we'll smile, but we don't get it".
Let's not forget the heart attacks this poor violinist had at an $11 million Stradivarius violin being swung around the stage...

Oh something else that appealed to us happened earlier in the day. This random guy was letting me pull out in front of him, not with the usual handwave though. He pulled out this EPIC flourish and bow. Made our afternoon.

So that was Friday. On Saturday, I had to work - I was so incredibly tired. I was dreading my violin lesson, quite frankly, because I thought it was going to suffer because of my lack of energy. Amazingly, my teacher had almost nothing to say about the Schubert, and bar a few memory slips in the Bach it was also fine. The Legende wasn't too bad either, I just have to consciously *relax* or my hand tenses up and those chords just sound like crap. But in comparison to last year - well it's like a different person is playing it. One thing I love about doing essentially the same pieces now as I did last time, it's really easy to see an improvement in my playing. This could be the reason that I'm actually excited about my recital - as opposed to nervous. Touch wood I'm not speaking too soon.
The bad thing about that, of course, is that I'm getting pretty bored at the moment. I can't wait to do the exam so I can start some new stuff. What to play though?

Saturday night - Halloween. I don't celebrate it, never have, and don't really have any desire to. So what do I do? I had the house to myself (my parents didn't actually remember to tell me that I had to get my own dinner but ah well) so I blasted my music, cleaned up my room, all the while dancing to said music. Such an awesome use of my time. Especially dancing around to 'You Make My Dreams'. Just saying. I was incredibly bouncy, for one main reason. I realised that because it was the 31st of October, it was 8 weeks until I leave for Indonesia. It's certainly snuck up on us - but it's so exciting.

Yesterday I went to church for the first time in a while, it went for sooo long. I'm still struggling to connect - but it's nice to know that the people are so sweet, they do keep encouraging me to come. Bah. I don't know how to explain it, other than it's not the Salvos. Which is all I've known. On that note, my family decided this week that at the end of the year they are going to leave my old church too. The whole situation is pretty sad really, considering my mum has been there her entire life - but you have to move on when it's not going anywhere. As I've discovered.

So we get to today. What have I done? Almost nothing. Cleaned out my desk (there is something satisfying about organising my life haha) and chatted on msn. One last rehearsal with my accompanist (who is brilliant I might add) this morning, but that was the extent of my productivity. Ah well.
One other thing I managed to do today: I tripped up my stairs. I now have a huge lump just under my knee, that will probably be black and blue by tomorrow. Nearly swore at the top of my lungs too - with Mum home. Luckily I caught myself, she wouldn't have been to pleased with me.

Well that's quite enough for one post I think, so I will go back to reading this webcomic that [livejournal.com profile] pebblegosling so kindly showed me, and laughing at all the ones mocking my own religion. They're just so damn funny.


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THAT'S IT!!
Nobody else is staying over for a while, I am too easily tempted into talking until all hours of the morning. Especially when I have so much to talk about, like lately =P

Ahh yesterday was such fun though. Chilling with C, watching Monty Python  movies, eating wedges, and going to the ballet. So awesome. Oh and major d&ms. Of course =]

There were some highlights that I must share.

Firstly, we love our aural class. It is seriously the best. So, imagine our surprise when C randomly discovers that he composed one of the pieces in my 5th grade piano book. We knew he edited them, but we were like wow! So I googled, naturally, to check if it was him. I didn't find anything like that - but found this gem on some timetable. He is giving a lecture on the following topic.

Peter Hurley:  Can aural development be assisted in a challenging, enjoyable and exciting manner?

Our short answer? HELL YES

I now really want to learn that piece, purely so I can start playing it in my exam, go oh this composer is silly, writing in Mixolydian, and then change. I know he'd find that quite funny. BUT it is so damn hard!! Typical.

Anyway, the other epic realisation we made was while we were watching 'And Now For Something Completely Different'. It's very funny, of course, but what amused us the most was that in one particular sketch, they had particularly suggestive soppy music. Not that this is odd in itself, but that we both realised what the music was. One of our history pieces. We cracked up. At least we know 1 of the 6 billion we have to learn XD

Sleeping Beauty was so cool too. Considering I have zero coordination (excluding with my violin, of course) I am always amazed at the things dancers are capable of. Plus the music is just awesome. We were also 'aww-ing' at the adorable girls behind us who were dancing their little hearts out.

I found this today:

'Today, my coworkers and I were setting up our new store to open next week. It's a Halloween store and we were sorting the costumes by section. We ran into a Bert costume and an Ernie costume from Sesame Street. We didn't really know where to put them so we stuck them in the "couples" section. MLIA .'
No coincidence that I started singing 'If You Were Gay'. Tehehe. Why is that musical so freaking awesome?!?

After yesterday, today was pretty boring. But work = $, therefore is good.
Tomorrow is going to drain, mainly because I have to get to a doctor's appointment far too early.  Ah well. I might have some answers at least.

Byee =]
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What's that? Some kind of Nazi word?
Yeah. It's German for happiness at the misfortune of others.
Wow, that *IS* German

Ahh Avenue Q, absolutely hilarious and has, as C put it - 'scriptwriters without shame'. Not sure i *needed* to see puppets making *cough* love *cough* on stage though. Apparently, my laugh gets really high-pitched and out of control whenever I find something is on the line between 'funny' and 'gross'. Oh well. I also love when in-jokes randomly appear in productions, such as the aforementioned quote. Well, word. As soon as it popped up onscreen C and I were in hysterics - this at just the mention of the word. Little did we know it would be an entire song...
It made me think of another prime example, namely giving a Canadian couple Vegemite, and conveniently forgetting to tell them to only use the tiniest bit - highly amusing, but kinda mean.

Anyway, we went to see Avenue Q on Tuesday night - and now i'll just give an overview of the rest of the week. I am so bad at this blogging thing....too lazy/forgetful.

Basically, my week has been rudely interrupted by finding out what was wrong with my back, and starting to try to fix it. As well as trying to learn pieces for an upcoming (well it's in a month) audition. EEK. Then I faint, and now having to get all these tests done just to check that there's nothing wrong with me. All of which, I'm prepared to bet, will come back completely normal. That's just how I roll, well it usually is.

Wednesday was an awesome day, obviously apart from the fainting bit, because I spent it with J - watching movies, eating junk, singing, leaving a fair while later than i said I would. We're cool. All that can be said.

Well that's it for now, i'm really lacking inspiration - and want to go back to rereading hp for the billionth time. Well it's at least the 7th for this book =P

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