Clementine

Nov. 5th, 2011 10:01 pm
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I posted this on tumblr.

But I need this on here.

I can't describe how much I am flailing right now.

I just can't.


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 Thanks to a conversation on fb with thalia03, I now can't stop the image of this


accompanying the line in my title from this


Short, silly post because I am trying NOT to think about how I'm going to pay my parents back the $3000 I'm going to owe them for my car. Just, ugh. I feel sooo guilty.

Also, 6 hours of orchestra has killed my brain. And my index finger (my callous came off OWWW). I have to study tonight... this is not going to end well.

Rdm
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 It's 1am, I have to be up for work in about 5 hours or so, and I am on an utter high right now.

I just got home from Washington's concert, and it was incredible. Absolutely incredible. Not only is she one extremely talented lady, she infused so many of the songs tonight with so much emotion, it was insane. I would put a lot of money on the fact that something has happened in her love life, I mean, the way she sang a couple of songs in particular tonight was so different to last time - you could just feel the raw heartache in her voice.

I went with snuggle_monster, thalia03 and her sister, and it was good to let go a bit. I've had a bit of a rough week (to put it lightly) which I might explain in an entry tomorrow, and so I am glad this was on tonight.

A couple of songs in particular got to me.
'Someone Else in Mind' was intense. Intense. I haven't heard or seen her sing with that much intensity ever. I was in awe. I also teared up a bit at that.
'The Hardest Part' was insanely high-energy and followed on well, but was a completely different tone. It worked.

Just another couple of points and then I will crash. Firstly, her stories are hilarious. She was drunk, as always, and was so funny. Innuendo, swearing, you name it. *chuckles* She cracks me up.
I noticed, and commented to snuggle_monster at one point that a lot of her songs had been slowed down. To which she replied 'yeah, they're all at drunkato tempo'. Me: *doubles over laughing*

Now, I'm as straight as people come. But tonight, good lord she was sexy. Whoa. Girlcrush is still going strong, evidently.
Perhaps my Kinsey scale number isn't as close to 0 as I thought


I can't always tell what is going to get to me the most, and this time the song came out of nowhere. It was actually my least favourite on the album, but tonight I just lost it a bit. I'll post the lyrics here for now, but it was something about the way she sang it, combined with recent events that just got to me.

All the things you've said
And things you've done
I remember, in memoriam
You said that you did
But you did not
Oh, you ache for something
God knows what

I sing every song I've ever sung
From what we were to what we'll become
And full of hope and electricity
Now I let you make a man of me

What can I do?
What can I do?
What can I do?
Now I am on fire
I believe you
I believe you
I believe you
I believe you, liar

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

14. Do you have siblings? Talk about them, or talk about what it's like to be an only child.
I have one younger brother who will always be my 'little brother'. It vaguely freaks me out that he's turning 18 this year. I need to think of a present, actually. We actually get along now that we're both a bit older - which is great. 3 years is a gap that's just big enough to mean we fought ALL the time over stupid stuff, but small enough that now it works. He has a really sweet girlfriend who I get along with well enough, and they're pretty adorable.
Now I'm up to date, and I'll stop posting today. Promise.
Rdm
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 I am still buzzing from the gig tonight. It was amazing. More on that in just a moment.

All in all, today was a great day )

You just call out my name
And you know, wherever I am
I'll come running
To see you again

Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall
All you've got to do is call
And I'll be there
You've got a friend
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 I love my muso friends dearly.

Lots of violin and music talk =D )

Two Things )
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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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 Um, guys. Look what popped up in my facebook newsfeed today.
LOOK.
WASHINGTON SINGING 'O HOLY NIGHT'!

<3
Still not my favourite version, but it's my favourite artist singing my favourite carol. Exciting stuff!

Real life is real and awesome )

I've let this go for a while, but here we are again with the meme.
Seven Things )

And lastly, but certainly not least, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! To [livejournal.com profile] pebblegosling .
Have a great day!


Rdm
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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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I am spellbound. This is why I love music. This.


snuggle_monster recommended I buy her cd, and her voice is a bit strange and takes a little getting used to. A mix between Lisa Miller (who I have decided to go see on Saturday woo!) and Julia Stone. New music makes me happy. So happy.

I am officially ON HOLIDAYS! I'm so excited, 3 months of total freedom. Amazing. It hasn't quite hit me yet though, I keep going 'oh I should be... wait....' My Indonesian exam went really well, there was nothing major I couldn't do. Plus I got to write about WASHINGTON. So I was very happy. I then went to the uni bar to hang out for the last time as a class, kind of weird to think we'll be split up next year because some of them are doing units overseas and will be ahead etc etc. 

Then snuggle_monster came over and we went cd/dvd shopping at this sale, and then I introduced her to the wonders of Mulan and Pocahontas (which as a 19-year-old Disney nut she inexplicably hadn't seen). We decided that I am/was Nakoma, and she was Meeko in Pocahontas. Yes, the raccoon. Tehehehe. Oh and then talking until it was light about anything and everything. Perfect end to the year I say.
To snuggle_monster: *pokes* YOU'RE TOO CUTE. 

I had a minor freak-out when someone said 'Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and all that' on their way out of the bar.... My brain was all 'NOOO WAYYYY' Bwahahah. That had not even crossed my mind.

Random note: Kurt/Blaine in Glee are too adorable for me to handle. The End.
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I am in a great mood right now. Which is amazing after the rollercoaster that was yesterday. But I'm ignoring that now =)
I had another exam today, which brings the total to 5 out of 10. HALFWAY! In number anyway, most of the ones I've done have been little ones. SHH.
Then I had the last orchestra for the year, in which we sightread Don Juan (SO MEAN. WHY SO MEAN?!) and Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun (which is love. pure love)
After that I headed out to a jazz club to see some of the uni jazz ensembles perform. A little daunting for me seeing as I was going on my own, but I knew a couple of the people playing who chatted to me for a while and kept checking on me so all was good. The music was great, I was very impressed. Particularly impressed with the tune H wrote - enjoyed it muchly.
I'm glad I went, I always find it odd that I am doing a music degree with all of these people but I never actually see them perform... 


Some gorgeous people for you to admire )
 
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 Well, it's official. I'm not going to Italy. Just left a message on the answering machine at the music office saying I need to withdraw from the trip. Considering this is relief I'm feeling and not disappointment, I think I made the right call. 
*watches money stress vanish*


In other news, I am on HOLIDAYS! Finally!
I now have the keys for when I go away on Sunday (yes, don't be all heartbroken but I won't be online for about a week =P) I am half-heartedly packing but keep getting majorly sidetracked. My list is actually ridiculously long, because I have to take study (boo) as well as my violin and possibly the viola. And random food because we're doing this on the cheap.

AND
AND
AND

WASHINGTON TONIGHT!!!!
I'm just a tiny bit pumped.
*bounces*

I am now watching the first BBT ep for season 4, and then am getting awesome past for dinner. All of this after getting 12 hours of sleep means this day is freaking awesome.
Just a short update, bye for now!
Rdm
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I freaking love my life. I'm currently listening to the 'Priscilla: Queen of the Desert - The Musical' soundtrack, and it counts as study. 'MacArthur Park' is on there, and I seriously just laughed so hard. (the cake in the rain song, for the majority of people who wouldn't have a clue what I'm talking about). I then got all nostalgic about missing last year, and especially our Aural classes... this years just can't compete (on that note, so screwed for that exam. AGH)

Much muso speak here. You have been warned. )

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Far out I'm tired. I'm sitting here, watching Packed to the Rafters, and doing my best to focus on anything.
I even got a decent night's sleep and everything (9 hours) - my body has just realised how little sleep I've had for the past week and is crashing. Pity I can't just collapse as I have work to do.
Edit: that was now nearly 2 hours ago.

Random updates about my life )
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I didn't realise how much I missed my Indo class until I got back there today, and laughed my way from start to finish. So brilliant. It was so good to chat to Ame and M as well =)
We were watching a video of an Indonesian drama, and it somehow lead to a discussion/rating of The Notebook, and then got a glimpse of the ways in which guys and girls think about relationships. (the title of the drama roughly translates to 'Do you still love me?')

Here, have another video!
I meant to put this in the post last night, but  I got well and truly side-tracked.
I love the captions at around 0:50. Megan Washington is one talented lady.

'I want you to make a mess of me and all my Sunday best' ... *chortle*

I got so excited when I found out Washington is touring in September, and moreover the tickets aren't expensive at all! So pumped =D

Just a quick post, so that I don't let myself waste too much time.
Rdm

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