Archive | July, 2011

July in Review

31 Jul

Not going to lie, July’s been a pretty wack month, as far as months go.

I started off the month with a bang and a really nice car wreck. Driving down I-40 eastbound, my tire blew, and I ended up going across the median and two lanes of traffic before going airborne, landing, and snapping my wheels!

don’t worry, ladies and gentlemen, but you too can own a state-of-the-art HOVERCAR

All things considered, I’m a grateful little girl. From the people who helped me (thanks, tow truck bro, I know coming out at 11 PM wasn’t the funnest thing you had planned for a Friday) deal with the inevitable insurance madness to the sheer fact that I didn’t come out dead or maimed, I had a lot of things going for me. I’m usually not one for the “it could have been worse” route, but, come on guys…it could have been worse. And it wasn’t.

So, the car that I had only received at the beginning of the summer–my sweet little blue jet to Parts Unknown–said goodnight.

I spent the rest of the month at camp, which proved itself to be as enriching (and stressful) as ever.  Where else could I search for miscellaneous objects in a bowl of green pudding, robbed of the use of my hands?

there is only one correct answer

Since returning home, I’ve spent the majority of my days knee-deep in Law & Order marathons and the always-wonderful taste of meals made by my mama. I did some shopping (stay tuned for more news about that in a later post), got my hair done, and made up my mind to practice every day, which I’ve done pretty well with so far, despite wanting to find the corpse of George Friedrich Handel and set him on fire. I’m enjoying the air conditioning–y’all get back to me on being lazy when you just spent two months in 115+ degree temperatures. I’ve never been so grateful for being a little chilly.

T-minus two weeks until I make the trip back to school. Until then, you can probably find me watching Law & Order. Donk donk.

 

From the Top

29 Jul

I’ve been chronicling my hijinks since early 2002, probably. I was lucky enough to be part of the first generation that truly Grew Up with the Internet. No longer for expressly work-related purposes, computers (and the Internet) taught millions of wide-eyed, dirty-handed (ugh, how many colds did I contract from computer lab keyboards?) schoolchildren how to type, research, and–most notably for my purposes today–how to write about themselves on the Internet.

Nowadays, writing about oneself on the Internet is a pretty easy task.  We’ve got Facebooks, Tumblrs, Google+s, and God-knows-how-many-other avenues to say,”Look at me, world, my life is INTERESTING and RELEVANT and UNIQUE. I am a special, beautiful butterfly!”

that sort of looks like this, to be honest

Since I have been blogging via various mediums for most of my adolescence, it’s worth it to note that my INTERESTING, RELEVANT, and totally UNIQUE life has changed considerably (and sometimes unexpectedly!).

So, where am I now? I’m almost twenty-one. I begin the second half of my undergraduate vocal performance degree in less than a month. I’m giving my junior recital this year (possibly this semester). I’m losing weight. I’m happier, healthier, and infinitely funnier than previous blogs have shown me to be.

I don’t know exactly where I’m going to go with this blog–whether it will chronicle my great musical successes or equally-great failures, but I do know that it’s going to be a lot of fun sharing it with you. Here we go! From the top.