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Saturday, August 29, 2009

New



Everything in my life is new right now. I'm settled into my new home in Baltimore. I finished an insanely exhausting week of trying to test out of review classes, trying to make new friends, and trying to figure out how to register for all the classes I need to take this semester at Peabody.
And I miss my family so much that it hurts today.
A few things are not new: the old intimidation of wanting to do well in school. Wanting to prove myself in the new opera department (of 115 students). The exciting/somewhat stressful fun of being in classes again. That feeling of "oh man, I forgot that I had that thing to do today".
But the weather here in good ol' Balmer is so lovely this week. Yes, it's still thick with humidity, but the winds are nice and the evenings are perfect. I love being down at the harbor. I know, I know, I'm such a tourist. But I love the people busy with seeing sights alongside me- they like to be there, and I like to be there. So I don't mind being touristy. I'll say it: I like it :)
Another new thing I've discovered, is that it's very easy to be negative here: The humidity, the city smog, the danger of living downtown, that singer who looked at me funny, the amount of classes, the lack of internet availability, the lack of close friends who really love what I love, the competition. But I've also discovered that, be it just my personality or my age, it's pretty easy so far to just be myself here. I love pretty things. I drinking tea from tea cups. I love walking outside (good thing, 'cause I don't have a car...). I love meeting new people. I love learning new things. I love to look at the brighter side of things, even if others are looking at the negative. And I love singing. I love the music. I love being able to sing it into people's souls, whether they realize it or not. I love acting with the music and words. I love being able to like the fact that I like these things, and I love being able to try my hardest to not let that change just because I'm in a new place. I love to try and use nice language, when no one else is. I love knowing that I have some really, really good heart friends, even if they're not here with me now. I hold onto you, just so you know. You get me through the day, even though I don't get to talk to you as much as I'd like.
I hope that none of this changes during my stay here at Peabody. I really hope that I can maintain my seemingly lighter outlook and somewhat simpler loves and likes.
Sorry for the randomness of this post. It's kind of all I've got in me right now.

Love you.
A

Thursday, August 13, 2009

SIX

I've been tagged by my
of my favorite things.
So here goes, but in no particular order.


UN:
I love kid's music.
I love all kinds of music,
but I still listen to tapes I've had since I was little,
and teaching for the past two years, I've accumulated even more!
And I love Disney.
Anything Disney.
Thus the particular song selections in my music-shuffle.
I figure that someday I might grow out of this,
but by then I'll probably have kids of my own and they'll listen to it,
therefore I'LL have to listen to it, so what's the point? :)

DEUX:
My family.
I love them.
Even more now that I live in Balmer, and they're so far away in Tejas.
They're grrrrrreat! (Tony the Tiger) The Best!(Nacho Libre)

TROIS:
I love quoting.
Movies ("Good, because I was gonna take them out."),
Oddessey's ("Oh Brandon, oh he's such a nice guy"),
Radio("heeeeheaewaer"- only Chason would get this.. the horse),
Tv ("Bears. Beets. Battlestar Gallactica.),
Commercial Jingles (800-588-2300, emPIRE),
Commercials ("How's it going, mom?" "mmm GWAPE!")
Now, I'm perfectly capable of carrying on a decent,
mature conversation,
but nothing adds to a sentence like a good quote,
complete with the proper voices.

QUATRE:
Kohen.
He's just the funniest little thing.
I can't wait for the next two little stork bundles to get here!
;)
It's gonna be fun.
Check this out:
video


CINQ:
Adventuring.
I enjoy going new places
and, for the most part, meeting new people
(though some are very grumpy and rude)
Today, I plan on taking my bike and doing a little city-seeing!
Here's a new place for you to see:
My new little appy.
(apartment)
video

SIX:
I enjoy rapping in opera.
Never heard it?
Ok, try this.
Think of any rap-ish sort of song you know,
or it could be any song with poorer diction,
and sing it with impeccable diction, and clear tone.
Try as an example:
Rap:
"I won't tell you that I love you,kiss an' hug you
'cause I'm bluffin' with my muffin
I'm not ly'n, I'm just stunnin' with my love
glue-gunnin'.

Opera-Rap:
I will not tell you that I love you, kiss and hug you
because I am bluffing with my muffin
I am not lying, I am just stunning with my love
glue gunning.
BAHAH
I laugh every time.
Maybe you have to hear it.
My family sure loves it.
;)


And there are my six for today, my peeps.
Holla' if you're feelin' it.