my christmas was great.
hope yours was too.
post script:: I am in love with Mae.
I agree with Emily. I'm pretty fed up with myself and my chorus. I'm so thankful that our concert was not tonight- it gives us until Monday to get our acts together. I'll be the first to admit that I mess up A LOT. It's not excuseable. I should be spending as much time on my chorus music as I do on my APUSH homework, but I'm not. Chorus is WHY I'm at Weaver- singing is what I want to do with my life. I can't believe I'm sitting back and blaming other people, when I'm the one that should be improving by studying and practicing my music EVERY NIGHT. I do bring my music home most days, but I just cannot seem to focus and practice it. That's not an excuse, though.
We all know we sounded horrible yesterday, and I have to say that if I were Daddy D, I would have already cursed some kids out and quit.
We really should be encouraging each other, but I think a lot of it has to do with the fact that there's so much hostility in our chorus. It's sad, really.
I can't make other people go home and study their music, all I can do is do my part to make sure that I know my part and that I can sing it with expression and confidence and kick Gloria's tail on Monday night.
On a completely different note, my small group girls are the best people in the universe. I'm so glad I have those girls- I would die without them.
this morning I woke up at the UNGODLY hour of 4 AM.
I. was. excited.
a little nervous, but more excited.
I went to pick up my Dad at his hotel, and off we went to the massive line outside the Coliseum.
There was excitement in the air.
Fox 8 News, Fox 5 News (Atlanta), Fox 6 News (don't know), 107.5, and 98.7 all were broadcasting live.
We were all ready.
We had our wristbands...
We had our tickets.....
And we definitely had about 8,000 people.
We got our seats in the coliseum, and learned that my section, 116, would be the 5th to last section called.
:: this is the coliseum filling up. there were waaaaaay more people than this::
these were the booths that we had to audition at. I was in booth 6.
so.. here's how I did.
I wasn't all that nervous till I got in and auditions started.
THEY WEREN'T LETTING ANYBODY THROUGH.
NO ONE had a golden ticket.
People with gimmicks and loud, obnoxious, generic gospel singer voices were getting though. For example, a woman with a baby strapped to her and a man dressed as a fireman.
Seriously, they probably let about 100 people through out of 8,000.
I was the most nervous I've ever been, and I was about to cry.
I went to sing my song, and one of the judges got up and left.
Ken Warwick, one of the executive producers of the show became one of my judges.
I KILLED the song.
It was incredible.
The best I've ever sang it.
Then, after all 4 of us had sung, they informed me, and I quote,
"You're amazingly talented for a 16 year old, but you're just not what we're looking for this season."
I was disappointed, but guess what???
I didn't cry.
surprising, I know.
Hey, I did my best.
At least they said I'm talented.
I will be back next year.
how is everyone?
There have been way too many endorphins released in my body lately.
It's because of all that dang exercise!
On that note, I would like everyone to know that I FINALLY have a workout buddy!
Miss Katie will be working out with me EVERY MORNING that it is possible.
She the ONLY one of my friends who would get up at 5:15 with me to get in shape!
I'm so excited about this- we have cycling tomorrow at 6 AM at the Y. Join us?
School is going....but not fast enough.
I'm ready to graduate.
I'm loving Weaver more and more every day.....especially when they let my boyfriend have the same lunch as me.
Me and Ryan are doing fabulously, for those wondering.
He's an example of the perfect man. I promise.
In other news, I got new sunglasses yesterday.
......and my friends think that I look like a bug in them.
eww. maybe in that picture.
but I think they're CUTE!
yes, they're cute.
cute as all get out.
oh, oh, oh, and I almost forgot!!!
the other night at work LeeAnn sent me to the grocery store and I saw this and just had to get a picture.
I wish I would have gotten a better picture....it was completely GORGEOUS.
that concludes my random entry.
I <3 you guys.
So, today was fabulous.
I'm so happy lately- and I kinda like it.
School was um. great?
and AP US was incredible as well.
Classes are no fun.
But I love Weaver kids.
JayJay bought me dinner- how fabulous of him.
and I wore my new stillettoish shoes to band practice, which just happened to be one of the funnest ones ever.
my band boys play with kerosene-soaked rags on fire in my back yard.
and they are beastly.
and I love them.
all of them.....
1) Reply with your name and I'll respond with something random about you.
2) I'll tell you what song/movie reminds me of you.
3) I'll pick a flavor/color of jello to wrestle with you in.
4) I'll say something that only makes sense to you and me.
5) I'll tell you my first memory of you.
6) I'll tell you what animal you remind me of.
7) I'll ask you something that I've always wondered about you.
8) I'll pick a meal to cook for you.
9) If I do this for you, you must post this on your journal.
So I thought I would let everyone know that I'm the happiest I've been in a very long while.
people are glorious.
losing my voice tonight was glorious.
playing with babies and scaring babies in the nursery with my band boys this morning was glorious.
my boyfriend is glorious.
life is glorious.
:: sigh ::
I love this feeling.
this is my happy face.
so today was the first day of school.
and I didn't have a good day.
My schedule is work, work, work.
I don't know how I'm gonna make it through AP.
I cried all the way home.
I don't know what is wrong with me.
Maybe I'm just a whiny little brat.
It's just not how I expected the first day to be.
I just know this year's gonna be rough.
Which is why I need the help of you guys- my friends- this year more than ever.
I love you kids.
I find it quite funny that we all were so excited about getting our schedules, freaking out waiting for them to come, and now we're all mad about them.
Anyways, here's mine::
1st semester: (hell)
1st block:: H Chemistry- Allison
2nd block:: Spanish 1- Yao
3rd block:: AP English ::US History- Koenig :: Lackey
4th block:: Voice Class- Doyle
2nd semester: (easy)
1st block:: H Pre Calc- Sneed (**she totally hates me, and I return the favor**)
2nd block:: Advanced Chorus- Brotherton (**this sucks. I would love to know who else is in this class besides ME and NEW PEOPLE**)
3rd block:: AP English :: US History- Koenig ::Lackey
4th block:: Musical Theatre- Macklin (which I'm quite excited about)
2nd semester = me not seeing any chorus people ever.
I'm not too happy about that.
I'll just love you guys double 1st semester.
I've decided that xanga is boring.
I'm completely exhausted. Last night was my new small group's sleepover at Ashley's. There were 9 of us, and we are crrrrrazy. I didn't get to sleep till around 4:30ish, only to be awakened at 8:30 to be home by 9 and babysit. Man oh man how I love those girls.
Thats everyone except me, Ginny, and Brit.
And thats some small group girls (Bekah, Katie, Me, and Ashley) at lunch in Virginia.
wow. I'm kinda starting to like this.
FYI, my entries will have maaaaany pictures. From this moment forward.
Anyways, so I'm tired and cramping. And I have to go to work today!!
Isn't life glorious?
Hopefully followed by hanging out with a good friend.
I think I'm gonna get on that summer reading.
Oh, and can someone please enlighten me on how the heck you get music on here?