Sunday, April 22, 2012

"That song's catchy." "So is the black plague."

I could not have asked for more out of my Senior trip for orchestra. We were all skeptic about going to Branson, but it turned out to be one of the best trips ever. Some of the past trips include: Freshman, Sophomore, and Junior years.

We left the school at 7 and drove for most of the day. We stopped to have lunch at Sonic and had dinner at Mel's Hard Luck Diner. The waiters and waitresses sang to us, and the food there was pretty good. Then we went to see the Duttons. It was a great show; I had seen them before on America's Got Talent. Here is a video of them. Then we returned to the hotel. Our beds were sleep numbers that came with a remote, so my friend and I were complaining our bed was at 100 and it was too soft and our roommates bed was at 5 and too hard. It took us two hours to figure out the remotes were switched. My friend and I thought we were too fat and broke the bed.

We left the hotel and headed over to Silver Dollar City, which is like a small Six Flags. It's an amusement Park that had a lot of shows and many things to do besides ride roller coasters. We went into a house where the rooms were either sloped or upside down. It felt like the room was moving.

And the view at the observation tower was beautiful. Driving up there through Arkansas we had so many breathtaking views. I would love to live somewhere like this one day.

My friend and I also searched around the park for a present for our director. Every year the seniors pitch in and get her something and everyone signs it. In the past they have been license plates and posters. Our class got her a ukelele. We all signed it, and it looks really cool. Definitely the best senior present ever.
We also stopped to watch some Kenyan acrobats.

We went to dinner at Lambert's afterwards. The waiters throw rolls to you and you have to catch them if you wanted one, and the food was amazing. We got back to the hotel, they handed out senior gifts, and the seniors gave the ukelele to our teacher. Everyone was an emotional wreck at the end.

We had our competition Saturday morning. We went to a mall afterwards, then Dixie Stampede. It's like Medieval Times but with cowboys. South side won, woo. Then they announced the competition winners when it was over, and both Non-Varsity and Varsity got two trophies each. A successful trip, indeed.

Woke up early to head back home. It was an eight hour drive back, but it was a lot of fun.
I'm going to miss Branson, and it is definitely my favorite trip the orchestra has taken.

Solo/Ensemble was yesterday morning. My ensemble went really well. We played "The Bird" by Haydn. A dubstep remix is definitely needed. My solo went alright. I played a random E flat that I have never done before, but I'll find out how I did Monday.

The end of the year banquet for orchestra is in a few weeks. I've spent most of the morning finding really sad songs for the slideshow with pictures from throughout the year. Some of the songs include "In My Life" by The Beatles, "Love of An Orchestra" by Noah and the Whale, "Friends" by Elton John, and "Old Friends" by Simon & Garfunkel. It's going to be a sad ending to a really great four years. Orchestra is what I'm going to miss most when I graduate; my closest friends are there. I do plan to continue playing in college and for the rest of my life. But it just won't be the same.

"It is so rare in this world to meet a trustworthy person who truly
wants to help you, and finding such a person can make you feel
warm and safe, even if you are in the middle of a windy valley
high up in the mountains."

-Lemony Snicket.

Monday, April 9, 2012

It's a little childish and stupid, but so is high school.

A picture in 365 slices. Each slice is one day of the year.

I should be writing an essay for a scholarship on why I am unique. But I would much rather write something here.

I had a really weird dream Saturday morning, which I wasn't going to post about, but I might as well.
I was on the trip [which is in two days!] and hanging out with one of my best friends. We were talking about how both of us are having a hard time finding someone who likes us the way we like them. He said something along the lines of "Well, maybe we should start dating our friends instead falling for people that don't like us", but at first I didn't hear him so I leaned closer. I asked "What?" and he put his arm around my shoulder. I leaned in closer because he would not answer, and he kissed me on the forehead.
Lame, yes. I hate those kinds of dreams, because then I wake up feeling lonely.

I'm going prom dress shopping soon, and I've already started getting cute clothes for summer. I even got my hair cut pretty short.

I started making playlists on 8tracks. People are liking my weird music? What is this.

And I'm still in love with this:

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Your chromosomes have combined beautifully

Blog almost every day in April? Alright, challenge accepted.

Almost everything that could've gone wrong in the past two weeks has. I don't want to get into the technicalities of what exactly happened, but it just hasn't been good.

Hopefully things start looking up starting tonight.

Edit: Later that night
They have.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

the best things in life

I love finding pictures on Tumblr that look like the houses I've built in Minecraft.

Blog every day in April? Alright, challenge accepted.

The trip to Branson is in twelve days. The posts I make about the orchestra trip each year are my favorites. It's so fun to reflect back on the four days spent with my favorite people, doing what we love to do while spending time together. It's what I'm going to miss most next year while I'm at college.

I can't stop obsessing over The Hunger Games after seeing it Friday night.

Did you ever do this? You think back on all the times you've had with someone and you just replay it in your head over and over again, and you look for those first signs of trouble?