Tuesday, September 29, 2009

My Birthday

So, I just turned 20! I know, right? Half of you think I'm old; the rest think I'm a baby.

And I had an interesting birthday.

My parents got me crayons! (Yes, I asked for them.) I got Crayola's Telescoping Crayon Tower with 150 crayons. Yes, 150 different crayons. Wowzers!

And I only got sung to once!!! Yay!

And my boyfriend made me this awesome coloring book about the Dandelion Princess (me, if you hadn't caught that yet).

And then I had a "birthday party" of sorts, but most of the people who said they'd come didn't. And that made me sad. But I had a lot of fun with the people who did (my boyfriend and my "little brothers") and I guess now I know who my true friends are. (In their defense, two of the other people were sick, two were car-less, and one had rehearsal. And one has no excuse.) Anyway, it made me upset, but I'm really kinda over it. We played Life and had a lot of fun.

And I picked out what I'm wearing for my recital! It's fuchsia, if you were wondering. And a dress.

And now I should go.

Love and scarves (because it's under 60 degrees and I'm a vocal major),

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Semi-Public Apology

So, I drive a white Chrysler 4-door. And this morning, I parked it next to another white car, which I found amusing. (I find most things amusing in the morning.) A few hours later, I was walking out to my car to trade out books, and I was just kind of lost in thought. I was actually thinking about how much my car needed a car wash. I walked up to a white Chrysler 4-door parked next to another white car, put my key in the lock, and then giggled as I wrote "WASH ME!" in the dirt on the side of the car. "What a funny thing to put on my own car!" I chuckled to myself.

Then I looked up.

Not. My. Car.


So, to whom it may concern... I'm really sorry about what I wrote on your car. My car needs a wash, too.


Sunday, September 20, 2009

About Time...

Well, they passed me, but they acted more like it was a kidney stone than a grade.

But, now I get to give my recital!!! Woohoo!

By the way, they took 2 days, 5 hours, and 11 minutes longer than they should have to let me know.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Do they realize the agony through which they are putting me?

Thursday, September 17, 2009

What I Should Be Doing...

What I should be doing is writing a blog post right now about how wonderfully my recital hearing went and that I passed and got all my posters up and everything. Or maybe even that it flopped and I failed and now I'll go cry in shame.


Instead of making a decision right after the hearing (like they're supposed to do), one member of the faculty had to rush off to a class and so they have to discuss it by email. Which takes like, 15 days, not 15 minutes. Ugh.

So, meanwhile, I'm held in suspense.

And now I have a sore throat. And no lozenges. :) 'Lozenges' is a funny word.

Love and ankle socks,


Sunday, September 13, 2009


How do you like your eggs?

In cake.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Another Cinderella Story

So, ABC Family was showing A Cinderella Story and Another Cinderella Story back to back tonight, and since I spent the evening at home (due to unforeseen circumstances), I watched them. With my mom. And Chloe joined in for the first one. And we had popcorn and M&Ms and ice cream. Yes, we are girls.

Here are Leah-style Movie Reviews:

A Cinderella Story (with Hilary Duff and Chad Michael Murray) is cute. And maybe I cried a little. Not a whole lotta depth, but a lotta heart.

Another Cinderella Story (with Selena Gomez and some other people) is stupid. But it has great dancing!!!

And now I'm in a dance-y mood. Almost as good as the time I watched Take the Lead, which, by the way, is an excellent dance-y movie.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Two Days In

I started school on Wednesday. I'm a junior. That's so weird to say.

I had my first bassoon lesson, and it was wonderful! My new teacher is so much more helpful than my last teacher, and he doesn't expect me to practice all the time like my old teacher, either. So that's helpful, too.

Music History 3 is going to be a lot of fun, but also a challenge. That's the deal with a lot of things this semester. Everything is going to be challenging. My academic classes are Form and Analysis, Music History 3, Communication in Culture (Speech), and Keyboard Harmony. I'm also in the band, the choir, and the Contemporary Ensemble (Rock Band). And then I'm taking voice lessons and bassoon lessons. And giving my junior recital. And leading a band at church. And doing a small group at church.

Yes, I'm crazy.

So far, I'm keeping on top of it, and I've only stressed out majorly about 3 times so far in 2 days. I think we'll be alright.

Well, my laptop battery is about to die, so I'll shut this baby down for a while.

Love and nail polish,


Monday, September 7, 2009

No Comments? Really?

That's sad. I put at least an hour and a half into that last blog (Have you tried adding pictures? It's nuts!) plus my "mischief making" in the closets. Oh well. I enjoyed it.

I've been away since then, sort of. I spent Thursday-Saturday camping with my family. That was great, but my hair still smells like campfire smoke. Of course, that'd probably change if I had washed it more than twice since then.

Today, Labor Day, was our traditional Labor Day. My family picks up a bunch of KFC and heads to a local park to pig out on delicious chicken and potato wedges and biscuits and ... mmmm... it's delicious. And then we kinda groan for a while 'cause we ate too much. Then we play whiffle ball and explore the creek. After the park, we go out for ice cream.

Nothing too out of the ordinary happened today, but a few years ago... we had the Labor Day to remember! I think Jacob lost a few teeth that day... or maybe it was Chloe. Anyway, and then when we went out for ice cream, we found a wallet. So we tried to return it to the guy at the address on the driver's license, but he had just moved or something. I don't remember everything of the wild goose chase, but in the end, his girlfriend came to pick it up a few days later.

Anyway, when we got home from trying to return this wallet, there were cop cars in front of our neighbors' house. Apparently, the daughter had called the cops on her single mother. The daughter had a lot of behavioral issues, and she's a lot better now, for the record.

So, yeah... This Labor Day was rather tame.

In other news, I have now sold 4 of the 6 textbooks I wanted to sell! Yes!

Well, it is now tomorrow.

Love and lollipops,


Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Ever Optimism

Here's that blog which I promised:

Reasons to Be Glad I'm Cleaning Daverman and Ketcham

First of all, background information. Last year, I cleaned in Faber and Gordon Halls. I grew quite attached to those buildings, which is sort of silly, but well... I did. Okay. This year, I've been switched to Daverman and Ketcham halls. If you have ever been in any of these buildings, you would understand. But, chances are you haven't, so I'll do my best to make this clear.

Faber is a classroom and office building, built rather recently (comparatively) and kept in decent shape.

Look at that nice open hallway.

I can't deny the building with the MIDI lab!

A well-lit, well-ventilated, wide open janitor closet? Yes, my friends. Yes.

A secret (if slightly creepy) room with a magical box that controls the clocktower. Oh, it's too good to be true.

Plenty of brass to polish.

AND a snazzy new paint job to boot. (Well, I like it. I may be the only one, but I do like it.)

Gordon is the music building. Need I say more?

Sure, our closet is kinda creepy and has exposed wiring and a funky smell, but we keep it as clean and tidy as possible.

Look at that. It's actually organized. Awww....

Now, Ketcham is an office building, but kind of an old, gone-by-the-wayside one.

And Daverman is a classroom building - with a science wing. And the whole building is really really old, and no one bothers to keep it up.

And so I am trying to be an optimist.
Once again, I present to you:
Reasons to Be Glad I'm Cleaning Daverman and Ketcham

1. If I ever take up an interest in zoology, I will have everything I need to get a good start.

2. Or rocks.

3. Or RNA Silencing??

4. Or taxidermy. Yeah.

I wish I had stolen these pictures from somewhere.

But I can't make this stuff up.

These ones don't have eyes yet. That's great!

5. If I ever need a scene for a horror film, it's all set right here in the Ketcham closet!

The scene upon entering.

I'm so glad we have exposed wires near chemicals! Yay!

This isn't creepy at all! See, my flash lit up these photos, so they look cheery and happy!

Aww, look at this cute, tiny, cramped space we have. See all that open air between the camera and our lovely chemical dispenser? (The blue thing on the wall.) Yeah, that's where the door opens. And right behind the camera is a half flight of concrete steps leading down to a concrete floor covered in nasty! This is so great!

6. And the Daverman closet could prove useful as a torture chamber, if I ever need handy access to one of those. It's small, enclosed, and has rather questionable piping.

Look at how cute and small it is!

Will someone please tell me why the vent cover is missing? And why we still use this fan?


Dripping sink - perfect for Chinese water torture!

This just makes me hungry.

7. I will have more chances to recycle!!!!

8. I will now have plenty of opportunities to identify and classify dead bugs! Check out this corner of the world:

(We swept not too long ago, believe it or not.)
(And you can't even see all of them in this picture.)

So there you have it. That's about as happy as I get now. :)

Love and dead bugs,


P.S. To get all these photos, I had to do a bit of... mischief. And this blog took me nearly an hour and a half to get up because of all the pictures. I really hope you like this one, because I went to some serious means to get this strange end.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Flight of the Conchords

They're funny. That's all. :)