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This is kind of wonderful. I've fallen in love with their voices, and those three songs mixed together is gorgeous. <3

Here, have another one:

I was totally dancing in my seat. I'm so cool. I don't even like the song *that* much XD
Finds like this are why I love tumblr. Yep. Well, one of the reasons.

What have I been up to recently? Oh, I went to that Disney party - it was fun getting dressed up, and good to see the birthday girl but I didn't know many people so didn't stay terribly long. Now, let me see if I can upload that photo I promised...

Work was work, I was meant to go out with snuggle_monster but we were both too wrecked to even think about moving, Sunday I did absolutely nothing and it was amazing, and today I worked again. Tomorrow will be an epic marathon baking session, as well as buying party decorations and (finally) going to the doctor's to see what the hell is happening with my ear.

I also got home tonight and had snuggle_monster spoil her own surprise to check something about my birthday present: I literally sat at my screen like this for ages.

That's all I feel like talking about tonight, so goodbye for now!
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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:
-Johnson and Friends
-Ahh Real Monsters
-The Trap Door
-Mr Bean
-Okie Doke

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?"

"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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 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.


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.

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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.

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The most ridiculous things make me laugh insanely hard.

I had a really great weekend - slept over at sine_animo's place with snuggle_monster, watched the Emperor's New Groove because snuggle_monster hadn't and needed to. Of course, she thought it was epic. She also was in hysterics over some things that even I don't find *that* funny. After that we talked, danced to bad 90s music and were alternately ridiculously silly and very serious. We certainly are brain-twins.
Our next thing is trying to get myself, snuggle_monster, pebblegosling and sine_animo in one place to hang out. I think our brains would explode completely. (brain-twins plus brain-twins plus really good friends)
I then went home at about midday on Sunday, and was actually productive. I was so proud of myself.
I went to bed early as well.

Then proceeded to sleep through my alarm and wake up 20 minutes after I was supposed to leave for uni. GAH. Missed my first lecture, got to Indo 15 minutes late, realised I hadn't done the reading or the translation I was supposed, was generally spaced out. I was in such a shitty mood by that point. After that I had a 4-hour break so my thoughts were basically 'I should have just rolled over and gone back to sleep'.
It did improve, eventually. I'm feeling quite good now after my shift at work. I have 2 new violin students who just got violins this week, and they're both getting a decent sound already, which is pretty much unheard of. <3

Another thing that has made me happy is that this time around I can actually play most of my scales straight away. *grins* Progress!!

I think that's all I have to say tonight, just a quick update before I go off to do some more work.
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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 )


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.
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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.
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Oh, Valentine's Day - you are ridiculous. Yep. Also known as Single's Awareness Day. Or just plain old February 14th. You have the cute couples, the people who get really lonely, and then people who just can't seem to catch a break - or take a hint. Most of this is actually nothing to do with me, it was just another day to me today. Got up, bummed around, taught for 4.5 hours straight with no break, drove home and sat here on my computer.
I am insanely surprised that my brother's girlfriend isn't here. Or he isn't there. 

I've spent the past few days finally acknowledging that uni starts back soon. Yesterday I managed to clear out my desk drawers (all but one, which I will try to do tonight) and find another place to put all the old uni work. I finally put everything away from my trip, organised/cleaned my bathroom cupboard, reorganised all my folders on my computer.
Then I rewatched the two Glee eps 'with' my new Glee-obsessed friend (WHO I MIGHT MEET ON THURSDAY WHEEEEE) via fb chat. Twas hilarious and amusing. Rewatching it though just reminded me of how much I actually relate to Kurt. Insane, huh? Very straight female who doesn't care about fashion, doesn't have a great voice relates to Kurt Hummel more than any other character on Glee. *chuckles* I mean, just the way he reacts to things, the story arcs sometimes, in the Valentine's Day Ep it was the way he told Blaine about thinking it was him he was going to ask out. Not in so many words, but I can definitely understand the whole 'I'm just going to spit it out now and hope for the best'.

I'm planning on going in to uni tomorrow to buy books (English novels if nothing else, I need to start reading them now so when I have assignments due it doesn't suck up my time) and to pick up my music for placement auditions for ensembles. 
I'm sure there was more I was going to say. Oh well. Have some more pictures. Because I can, Damn it.

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 Darren Criss, never stop being so fucking awesome. Seriously. Don't.
I just watched an interview (this one, it's long but damn he's awesome) from just before he landed Glee, or more likely, had already landed Glee but kept quiet about it. I found out on detail that makes me biased but I don't even care. Violin was his first instrument. He learnt since he as 5 years old. FOR FIFTEEN YEARS.
Excuse me while I go flip out. *fans self*
I have an unashamed bias for my instrument - so sue me. I found a clip of him playing, just randomly at one of his gigs, and damn his technique is pretty good too. Just needed to get that out there, along with these:

Apparently when he was younger he was obsessed with 'Star Wars, The Beatles and Disney movies'. Bahaha.

He was talking about being in New York, and he said something along the lines of 'oh I have family here, I have a lot of roots here...'
OH GOD I ALWAYS FORGET THAT ONLY AUSSIES SEE THE INNUENDO IN THAT. AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. I laughed for like 5 minutes straight. I mean, none of them even batted an eyelid at the phrase...

I love that he doesn't think people who try to contact him are creepy or stalkers or weird.
'we have a musical called 'Me and my Dick'. That's weird. You messaging me is not weird.'

I also love that he's still a fanboy at heart.

Be warned. This is going to be long.

I don't even know what this is... )

Just to finish off, here is a nostalgia trip that I am looking forward to.

New Winnie the Pooh movie! And it sounds and looks like the originals. Goodness I love Eeyore! <3
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I can feel it already, this is going to be a scatterbrained entry.

A lot and nothing seems to have happened since I last posted, which is a weird feeling. I worked out that every single day this week I've gone out twice, and this will continue until I go away for a few days next week. I'm pretty tired right now, but my brain is still racing.

Of in-jokes, craziness, and being 'saaahh indie' )
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 I've had an insane couple of days since I last posted. On Thursday I went into the city to see pebblegosling before she heads off to the beach for a while, spent about an hour at home before going to meet another friend who I haven't seen in a while, another half hour at home and then heading off to the show. Not sure if I've mentioned this specifically amongst all the excitement of actually playing in it, but it takes me an hour one way to drive there. It's kind of exhausting.

Yesterday I went to the movies to see Tangled with harpisan. Much-needed silliness ensued. After the movie we got coffees and tried to escape the heat for a while, and then headed back to her place so I could 'help' her clean out her wardrobe. Not sure I helped very much - but I did end up with a gorgeous coat that she was getting rid of, as well as a cute red skirt and 2 cardis.

Tangled! )

So here's some more of the meme for you. This part is only difficult because there aren't enough spots for all of the people I would list if I could.

Five Things )

Alright so now I probably won't be able to post until at least Monday. Today and tomorrow promise to be utterly insane. There are two shows today, with dinner with the orchestra between them. As well as snuggle_monster coming to the show tonight, and possibly meeting me a bit early to chat for a while. I've promised myself I won't pike out of drinks tonight - I have fun when I do but most of the time I'm so fixated on getting home that I can't be bothered. Before I go I'm going to try and pack away the masses of clothes strewn across my room (actually, I need to do a clean out myself). Tomorrow is closing night ... afternoon. So it's bump out, pack up, not that I'm sure exactly what we orchestra people have to do, and then an after party. I am going to crash so badly after that!
But yes, off to clean. Bye!
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 I'm blogging consistently! F-list, be proud. Or bored. I hope it's not the latter =P

For the rest of yesterday I went shopping, meant to just be window-shopping but I ended up buying quite a few things - but really cheaply so I was really happy! 3 dresses and a top, to be precise. All of that and I only spent $63. Impressive methinks. Anyway I thought I'd post pictures of them, just on my lovely floor (as opposed to me wearing them - that's far too much effort XD) and pictures of other presents I got for Christmas because [livejournal.com profile] utopiandream  asked ages ago and I forgot.

Here be pictures )

I've had quite a good day today actually, I caught up with H who I hadn't seen in months. We wandered and shopped, and eventually I realised that I should eat something so we got Nandos (yum) and just chatted about lots of random stuff. It was fun!
I am listening to the music of a band I have very recently started liking - The Jezabels. Not often I fall in love with a band in the space of a few bars - without any singing. My next thought was 'please have a good voice please have a good voice' and she did! <3

... and videos )

Now I am off to watch The Road To El Dorado. Yep, another kids movie. Shut up. It's one I vaguely remember liking, but don't remember anything about.
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 I've had a good day today, insanely busy day at work (Christmas is approaching indeed) and then racing off on 3 hour round trip drive to meet harpisan for dinner. Totally worth it. Love that girl to pieces. This trip was organised highly uncharacteristically at midnight last night, and texts today...
Actually work, Christmas shopping and driving an insane amount have been my life for the past few days.

Oh, and flailing/fangirling over one Darren Criss. Which is what the remainder of this post will be.
Fanfiction, videos, music, Glee, you name it I've been reading/listening to it over the past few days. Helped along by pebblegosling's need to link me to things on fb. Wheeee!

Darren Criss flail. You have been warned. )
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I just finished watching 'How To Train Your Dragon' at long last. It was so adorable. 
Toothless ♥
The quote in my title is my favourite. I cracked up, and this was in the first minute or so.
Pretty great way to cap off an awesome week, I must say.

It's long. Really long. You have been warned. )
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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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                Selamat sore teman yang baik! Saya sudah kembali ke Australia sesudah liburan saya. Saya menikmati itu, tetapi saya senang sekali karena saya pulang. Saya ingin berlangsung di Bahasa Indonesia, tetapi kosa-kata saya tidak baik tanpa kamus.

               Good evening my friends! I have returned to Australia after my holiday. I enjoyed it greatly, but I am happy to be home. I want to continue in Indonesian, but my vocabulary isn’t good enough without my dictionary.



Just a little *cough* about my trip... )



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