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"Rebel against this culture that sees everything as temporary and that ultimately believes that you are incapable of responsibility, that you are incapable of true love." - Pope Francis

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Welcome to my blog for junior year!

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I was going to have this be really long and explanatory but that would be a waste of time. So, I'll keep it to a point. Teen culture is currently screwed up. I'm going to resist the temptation to join and see if I can turn things around for the better. How? Beats me.

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"Love like I'm not scared"

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That's a song lyric but I think it's a good place to start. I think that's what I'll try my best to do. Be the example. Try my best to be kind and loving to everyone. Do my best to not hate people mean to me. Maybe I'll make a difference.

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This IS NOT a promise to be perfect. I'm a teenager, and I'm human. I'm not perfect. I will screw up. This IS a promise to try my best.

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*Cross1*If you are offended by talk of faith in God you probably don't want to read this. I've given you fair warning.*Cross1*

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October 7, 2014 at 11:03pm
October 7, 2014 at 11:03pm
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Scherzino (No 6 from Opus 55)
Joachim Andersen

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         Totally aced that audition. This time, I imagined myself saying "Take that, Etude 2!" And it worked. I didn't do as well on the excerpt, but the excerpt is the least important in the whole audition. And I sounded amazing in Etude 1 and Etude 2. I'm uploading the video right now for All-State. Problem: It's not working. Luckily, I have three days to get it figured out. And Mr. J has done this before so he'll probably know what to do when I ask him tomorrow.
         And now, I'm on to the next thing. Winter Winds. Another wind ensemble to audition for. Audition due November 21st.
         Audition Consists Of:
                   *Music1* 2 Flat Major Scale (I'm doing Gb and Db, the two hardest)
                   *Music1* 2 Sharp Major Scales (I'm doing B and E, the two hardest. B is a 3-octave!)
                   *Music1* A Solo Composition of My Choice (I'm doing Scherzino-- say SCARE-ZEE-NO (not even kidding))
                   *Music1* An Etude From Koehler's Opus 33, Andersen's Opus 41, or Andersen's Opus 37 (I'm doing Andersen's Opus 41- No 5 Allegretto)
         I'm super excited. I think I've got this in the bag. And Joachim Andersen is conveniently dead. This one's supposed to be the hardest to make, and it's not even required for the school's curriculum, like All-State is. Okay the All-State thing just worked. I think I'm good! {e:crossedfingers} (still waiting on that fingers crossed emoticon. I need to go suggest that.)
         So anyways, it sounds like it'd be super fun if I make it. Last year only two guys made it, and they were both clarinets. I personally think I have what it takes to make it. And if I don't, there's two other bands that we have to audition for and one of them is on the same day as Winter Winds.
         And we had a jazz gig tonight. Yeah, jazz flute, Will Ferrell, chuckle chuckle. Never actually seen that movie. Well anyways, there's one song that I really like called Mucho Macho which, providing the composer is dead, I may post tomorrow, but anyways it doesn't have a flute part. Well I had an idea. I can just take the first trumpet part and transpose it for flute. Since my part usually is the exact same as first trumpet anyways. And then I can play that fun song!
         I'm in a world of musical happiness right now. Hooray for music, band, and flute!
         Funny story. Pete, this amazing saxophone player, apparently has to be able to play flute and clarinet for some special jazz band he's auditioning for. And so he's borrowing a flute from the school and learning (he's like Mr. J's absolute favorite- I'd say I'm probably about fourth on his list, maybe lower. But I know I'm not top three) and even taking lessons from the same guy I take lessons from. Well, he's playing the flute, and it doesn't sound very good (understandable, he's been playing a week). It almost sounds like there's a leak coming out of his flute. But then I think of something.
         "Just out of curiosity, pull out the head joint and only blow on that."
         (sarcastically)"Yes, Teacher."
         (I ignore the sarcasm because I knew he'd thank me for it later.)
         He takes it out and blows on it. I look at his lips. It still sounds really breathy.
         "Put up a little higher on your lip."
         He does, and it sounds a zillion times better. Pete didn't acknowledge that, but he's such a good musician he probably knew already. But, Jacob (Mr. J Favorite #3) who was standing nearby says something that acknowledges that it sounded a lot better.
         And it was in that moment I realized I am getting to be a flute expert-ish. I'm able to diagnose problems and fix them. I don't have to rely on a section leader. Which is good, since I don't have one. In fact, I am the section leader.
         Well, actually Jay and I just kinda do whatever. The title of section leader is really pointless since it's just us. However, Jay told me that Mr. J introduced him as the section leader of the flutes to the beginning bandies. Probably to make me feel bad. Well, guess who got the email that was supposed to be sent out to section leaders to forward to the section. My mom!
         Yeah, I think it was a typo, you know where you type someone's last name and then it gives you options. I think he accidentally clicked my mom's name. But, she forwarded it to me, and I forwarded it to Jay. So I guess were even.
         Assuming Pete doesn't become better than both of us. Which I am mildly worried about because he's a really, really good musician.
October 6, 2014 at 10:19pm
October 6, 2014 at 10:19pm
#830249
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Symphonic Dance No. 3 (Fiesta)
Clifton Williams

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         I know I've linked this song in my blog like a zillion times but it's late and I don't want to run out of time. And Clifton Williams is conveniently dead. Question for lizco252: do the Beatles count? 'Cause John Lennon is dead, but I think the other three perform together sometimes, but I'm not sure.
         You older people have a much easier time with this. Just saying.
         For those of you who don't know, this is one of the pieces that we are doing in my concert this fall for band. I have a duet in it with Jay. It's a really cool song though, if you haven't listened to it.

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         So tonight I had my All State audition. Except I messed up really bad in Etude 2. I was playing it, and all of the sudden a thought popped into my head, and imagined scene of me telling everyone I screwed up on Etude 2. And then I did. And then I got more nervous and I messed up again. And again. And again. Four times.
         Thankfully, I asked my teacher if I could do a redo and he said yes, but I have to keep a secret from everyone else. Fortunately, no one from my school reads my blog and so I can talk about it on here. Wish me luck.
October 5, 2014 at 6:09pm
October 5, 2014 at 6:09pm
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Eine Kleine Nachtmusik Movement 1: Allegro
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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         And we've officially hit the classical music. This basically means that I am out of ideas *Laugh*. This is like my favorite Mozart piece. I looked up how to play it online several times, and I'm pretty good at it. I even tried to rearrange it for concert band. Yeah, that didn't work too well. Once you realize that it's only written for four parts, try dividing it up into let's see one two three four five six seven eight nine ten eleven woodwind parts plus like six percussionist parts it's really hard to do and I would not recommend it.
         All State auditions are tomorrow, and I'm starting to get a bit nervous. I did a practice audition today and it was the worst one I've ever done. Probably because I tried to do it from memory. That's okay. I'll have a stand with the music when I actually practice.
         I've got to be somewhere at 5:30 (6:30 WDC Time) so that'll be all for now. Adios!
October 4, 2014 at 8:25pm
October 4, 2014 at 8:25pm
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Video Killed The Radio Star
The Buggles
Album: The Age of Plastic

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         Okay so I now have to check every single song I do that was produced in the last century to make sure that the artists are "dead" or "disfunct, disbanded, or no longer performing." Well, I double checked, and the Buggles disbanded in 1981  .
         When I was in, hm, probably fifth grade, this was one of my favorite songs. My mom would always be teaching a class at the YMCA, and I had tae kwon doe about fifteen minutes after her class started. And so, she would drop me off in the kids center. And there was a Dance Dance Revolution machine.
         And it wasn't those crappy kinds they have in arcades either. This one had songs that weren't anime songs (although they did have two of them.) Anyways, this was one of the songs. There were five levels of difficulty on every single song they had. And this was the only song I could get to level 3 difficulty on. I was freaking amazing at DDR. The anime songs, Doll and Xephyr, I was really good at too. But this one was always my favorite. I loved the music video for this song. I know this is like the third time I've shared this over the course of my bloggings, but the pop star girl in the video actually couldn't walk for three days after filming this because of the scenes where she was in the tube and had wires holding her up.

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         So last night I was up all night. I had the Loft Lockout, which is basically this thing my youth group does once a year where we stay up all night and go to different fun places. This year was probably the most fun I've ever had at this thing, except maybe my eighth grade year (read about it in "Invalid Entry) No, actually reading over that, this one was more fun.
         I got to hang out with Meah and Bailey, probably two of my closest friends at church. And the night was really fun.
         Until I threw up at 3:30 in the morning and my mom had to come pick me up.
         It's not fair. I have always had a particularly weak stomach. I felt okay after I puked, and no one saw me cause I did it in the bathroom, so I just wasn't going to tell anyone. Well, I told Bailey because she looked at me and said "Are you okay?" And I told her that I had just puked but I felt a lot better. She told me that sucked and then gave me a piece of gum to get the taste out of my mouth. And we kept going, and then about four I felt awful and so I told Pastor Adam and he told me to call my mom, and she came and picked me up.
         And then I went to sleep and slept in until one.
         Although I puked at the bowling alley, I think that was where I had the most fun. It was a lot easier to hang out with Bailey and Meah, and I love bowling.
         Oh, but I lost my glass bead! ("Details "Well, At Least I Got A Poem Out Of It). *Cry* I know I lost it somewhere in the church, but it was in my pocket and then when I went to put my hand in to rub it (I rub it when I'm stressed out) it wasn't there. And Bailey saw me and asked if something was wrong and I said "I lost my glass bead. I might've left it at home but I don't think so. And I rub it whenever I'm stressed out." And she told me that sucked, but I could try instead of putting my stess into a bead putting it into the Lord. *Smile* Man, Bailey is such an amazing person. I'm constantly shocked at how faith-filled and confident these people are. I still feel like I'm on the recieving end of all the ministering and stuff, even though I feel like I should be on the giving end. It's probably because I am on the giving end at school. And then when I'm on the recieving end it's different.
         Oh, and I've decided that "Children of the Empire sounded better in my head, so I wrote a new story that's better. Meah read it and really liked it. Bailey's going to have it read by Sunday, I think. Please, please, read it and tell me what you think. I took a lot of the comments that people made to me about "Children of the Empire" and applied them to this story.
 
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October 3, 2014 at 5:08pm
October 3, 2014 at 5:08pm
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Of Sailors and Whales
W. Francis McBeth

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         This is my band teacher's favorite composer. He's dead now. I was writing a longer entry about band stuff and it was pretty good too but then I hit the "tab" button and then the "backspace" button and it deleted my entire entry. Is there a reason why instead of pressing tab we have to type {indent}? Because that screws me up so much.
         I need to go take a nap because I am going to be up all night tonight. I'll write better tomorrow, I promise.
October 2, 2014 at 7:56pm
October 2, 2014 at 7:56pm
#829766
Artist: The Jackson 5
Album: Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5
Song: I Want You Back

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         You know, this is not the original version of the song I heard. This is:

         Note how the female Victoria Justice is singing at a lower pitch than Michael Jackson. I didn't even know this was a Michael Jackson song even when I found out that Victoria Justice just did a cover. But when I did, I said "Why does his voice sound like an alto range girl?"
         Well, it may have had something to do with the fact that he was eleven years old. Which I didn't know. And my mom didn't tell me. I said "I didn't realize his voice was so high." And she goes "Yep." And then I found out he's eleven when he's singing this and I go back to her and I'm like "You know you could've told me that the reason his voice was so high was because he was a little kid." "No, his voice was always high."
         Figures. I don't know. I didn't really know who Michael Jackson was until after he died. I kept on getting him mixed up with Michael Jordan. And then freshman year I thought Michael Jordan was still playing. Because Jay started seeing if I could name current players on the Miami Heat. I got LeBron James. He asked if I could name a teammate and I said "MJ."
         Yeah, this is getting harder for me.
         I have a few questions for lizco252. Does Simon and Garfunkel count as past? I don't think they're doing anything but reunion concerts and tours anymore. Lyn 's comment yesterday made me think of it. Next question: can I do songs from the same artists or do I have to choose seventeen different artists?
         This'll probably be my last relatively contemporary song. Given that 73-year-olds still sing (Aretha Franklin) and apparently some bands formed two years after my mom was born are still managing to perform (Styx) I've kinda run out of things that aren't all instrumental. Baroque, classical, romantic, bluegrass, whatever, here we come!

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         We got another song today in band. "Concertino for Marimba and Winds." Given that the marimba wasn't there today it didn't really sound very good. But apparently according to my band teacher it's like a trio between the marimba, the second flute, and the first flute. Which is me and Jay and the marimba.
         I'm starting to wonder if Mr J is specifically designing our concert to showcase the flutes. Or it could be that there are just two of us so any solos/duets automatically go to us.
         So I screwed up on something in "The Haunted House [ASR] . Apparently there are only nine rooms even though I counted them so many times. I counted the Spider's Foyer twice by accident. But, I saved it. "*Grave*ATTENTION ALL PARTICIPANTS"  
         Nailed it. I don't have a ton else to write about today. Tomorrow is an overnight thing for church. So I'll be excited about that tomorrow.
         Off to play Clash of Clans (just started last week.)



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October 1, 2014 at 6:13pm
October 1, 2014 at 6:13pm
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Artist: Aretha Franklin
Album: Aretha Now
Song: Think!

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Remind you of anyone? *Smirk*

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         So I'm writing this now against my better judgment. Ironic, considering my song choice. I have a Calculus test tomorrow and I haven't studied but I think I'm ready. It's just accumulated knowledge from all of the quizzes, and I did well on all of those or understood what I did wrong. And I hate studying. And I'm not good at it.
         So here I am with an Aretha Franklin song as my first entry. I realized that I don't actually know very many songs of artists who are dead or no longer a group, so I figured why not start with old songs and see if the singer still sings/ is alive. Well, I looked Aretha Franklin up on Wikipedia. She's 73, but I didn't catch record of her performing in anything since 2004, so I'm going to classify her as *Ghost* Past.
         So why did I choose this song? Well, I didn't really know who Aretha Franklin was until I saw my siblings watching this   (episode 43.) And then, in April when we went on our Colorado band trip, we watched The Blues Brothers on the ride back. The woman in that scene seemed really familiar to me, as did the song. Sure enough, when the credits rolled around, it's none other than Aretha Franklin. I don't know how I was able to sort of recognize that given that I had only seen her as portrayed by a fourteen-year-old girl (props to the actress that captured her well enough I was able to) and the song I think I hear on commercials a lot.
         You know, according to Wikipedia, Franklin's supposed to be playing that guy's wife in the movie. I don't know about you, but to me she looks more like his mother. She seems to old to be his wife. I could be wrong.
         The funny thing is that in the movie, she was right. He probably shouldn'tve gone with the Blues brothers.
         My band teacher actually referenced this song a few weeks ago. He was trying to give us an idea of how he wanted this one part in a jazz song, "Crunchy Frog", to sound. The part at the end apparently. It took us a minute to figure out what he was talking about. But we got it.

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         I'm not going to do either of the prompts, but I do want to talk about my life a bit. Just a few things. And you'll probably find most of them funny.

1) I got invited to join the Dungeons and Dragons Club. I'm taking this as half insulting and half complimentary. I know it was meant to be a compliment, and the guy who invited me is really nice. But then, you know how bad of a connotation Dungeons and Dragons has. I declined (the first thing that came out of my mouth was "Oh God no," but I said it really quietly cause I talk quiet, so I was able to correct myself) and said "Thank you for the offer, but no thanks. That's not really my style."

2) All-State Auditions are next week. Will six months of work come to fruition? Well, here's the funny thing that happened to me. You know how Jay and I haven't been on the best of terms lately? (See "The Witch List) Well, Mr. J told everyone in the band to eat healthily this weekend and Jay looked at me and said "That means lay off the pop." Luckily, we had to play right after he said that so I had time to think of a witty repartee. And did I ever. He said it again after we were done playing. This time I had a response. "That also means lay off the booze." He laughed and said "Touche." I think we both got general amusement out of that. I can usually tell if it's going to be a good day or a bad day with Jay as soon as I sit down. He's not a good person at hiding emotions.

3) I'm out of funny things to say. I don't want to talk about anything negative that happens because you all know what happens once we go down that road. So I'll just close it out the way the high school pastor does.

"Love, peace, and chicken grease!"


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September 26, 2014 at 5:21pm
September 26, 2014 at 5:21pm
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Finally! Freedom! Until six when I have to play pep band for [possibly] the biggest game of the year!

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"Blog City ~ Every Blogger's Paradise Prompt: How do you communicate best? Speaking or writing?

         "I'll take 'None of the Above' for 200, Alex." Honestly, speaking I really suck at. Like I just stutter over my words or talk really really quietly or am too scared to say anything. And then I'll get into "talking mode" where I talk really fast and get really excited, but I stumble even more, and half the things I say don't make sense.
         As far as writing, the only ways that I communicate via writing away from this site is texting. Which is something I'm never good at. I am the Alpha and the Omega of text messages. They always start, and end, with me. Usually, it starts with "What's up?" or "How are you?" And then it ends up ending with... oh let's see... "Um no. But our schools really hate each other so the fact that we won makes everyone really happy! We were losing really badly in the first half (during which we were playing pep band) and then my family made me stay for the third quarter and by then we were winning. Then we left, but they still won."
         Or something like that. As far as IMing goes, I think I'm pretty good. I usually IM people like Lyn Rebecca-College Student or Fi . So I guess if I had to choose, writing would probably be the better way for me to communicate, because I can think about what I say before I say it, read it back to myself, stuff like that.
         Oh and blogging. When I have the time, I'm good at blogging. I think. It's more fun because it's like I'm talking to myself but I'm not. So yeah, writing is probably the better way for me.

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Prompt: When you think of succulence, do you think of a food, person, plant, or something else. Tell us what the word brings to mind.


         I personally think first of a succulent plant first (which by the way are really fun to tear the leaves off of and crush between your fingers), and then some delicious looking ribs.

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         So... what is new with me?
         Well, I went on Junior Encounter. I won't go all Emo like I did way back last February "Thoughts? (I literally deleted every other blog entry related to FR retreat). But Junior Encounter was just as fun, if not more fun, than FR retreat.
         So we go out to this place in the middle of nowhere and it's got this really cool forest. One of my favorite things to do is explore forests trails. And most of the first day was free time, so I got to explore a lot of them. Some highlights include:
         *Bullet*a small cave
         *Bullet*an old sketchy railroad-type bridge
         *Bullet*an abandoned bulldozer
         *Bullet*river overlook
         I also walked up a dry creek. Not my smartest move. I was out showing Tim the river overlook and we were on the way back and it went right past the dry creek. And I'm like "Hey Tim, let's go up the creek and see where it leads." I started walking up the creek, and Tim followed me.
         The creek bed sand had a lot of pretty rocks in it. It also had a lot of random logs to climb over. Tim and I saw three deer. We got as close as like twenty feet. And then, that's when it happened.
         I take one step forward and squoosh my foot sinks into the ground up to my ankle. I froze and went "Oh, crap!" and then I said "Oh no my socks" (I was wearing socks with bananas on them- they're pretty awesome) and then I started to turn around and go back. But, unfortunately, I had stood still long enough that my other foot got stuck too. Thank goodness I was wearing tennis shoes.
         Exploring aside, it was really nice. My group consisted of Sam , Tim , Peter , Ethan , Cedric , and Brian and Mr. Lomas/Adam .
         We also got the best cabin. I got to know these people more, especially Tim, Sam, and Peter. It was really nice. They did this thing where you get letters written to you from people in your life and I got like the nicest one ever from my band teacher Mr. J. He told me that he always thought I honored Christ in whatever I did. He told me I was a leader of the band. He also said I was really funny. It meant a lot to me, because sometimes I wondered if he noticed stuff about me, like how I was different from everyone else in the way I act and talk, and he apparently did. *Smile*
         And then another really cool part was that on the last night we went around in our group and had what they call "Strength Bombardment" where basically you write nice things about the people in your group and then they turn off all the lights and there are two candles and one person at a time sits in the center with a candle and the other candle is passed around so everyone can read what they said about that person. It was really nice. I said at the beginning when we had to list our strengths and weaknesses (I don't always give the credit to my school for stuff but one thing they are really good at is breaking down barriers and trying to get at your emotions) and I said my weakness was that I wasn't self-confident and I was a really narcissistic person. Well, the common theme among all of my "exhortations" (if you will) was that I was actually really confident and really positive. I then thought about how Pastor Adam told me I had changed a lot in the past six months. He was apparently right.
         And then Mr. Lomas said really nice stuff about me too. He's a new teacher at my school, it's his first year of teaching, and he looks like he's about the same age as all of my adult friends, and he told us to call him Adam. And so I kept forgetting he was a teacher. But he was really nice. He did something special for the "Strength Bombardment" thing. He came up with a phrase to describe each of us and also a virtue. Mine was "God is in the details." And my virtue was "Insightfulness."
         This may have to do with the fact that I happened to notice nine small glass beads embedded in the dirt in one of the trails in the forest. I took them back to my cabin, washed them off, and then hid seven of them around the campsite. The school uses the same campsite every year, so I'm thinking next year I can send a current sophomore (probably Dolan ) off to find them. I wrote instructions. They're hidden at some of the coolest places in the camp, so even if the beads are gone he'll get to see the places.
         I gave one of the other beads to Peter. He told me in the Strength Bombardment that he thought that was really cool. And since I had an extra, and since I don't see him often, but would like to be friends with him, I gave him one at school on Monday (I found out he has a free period during third period, which right after I get out of band so I usually see him in the commons in passing period-- if I'm looking for him). Hopefully he understood what it meant and kept it. I of course didn't have much time so I walked down to the commons and as I passed by him put it in his hands and said "Yours, take it." And I think he said "Cool, man."
         The ninth is in my pocket right now.
         The sad thing is I seriously doubt that this experience is going to change anything for me at school. "Bad company corrupts good morals." All of the people on the retreat (and most of them were in band) were separated from the rest of the school, and didn't have that influence. In fact, they were purposely being influenced positively. But now, they're back in school. I keep hoping that the goodness will last, but it probably won't. Ah, well. At least I got a poem out of it.
 Details  (E)
God is in the details.
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         I'm going to submit this poem for this year's edition of Ink, Inc. Oh, something else that happened. So we had the first Ink, Inc. Meeting yesterday and I get in there and guess who else is there? Brian . I'm wondering if he joined just to keep an eye on me, because he didn't seem all that interested in writing, and it's kind of weird for a senior to just randomly join Ink, Inc. If that is why he joined, that's really nice and makes me *Smile*. And as long as I'm smiling, it doesn't matter if that's why he joined or not, right?
         Speaking of Ink, Inc. I have to write a new short story for it. Why? All of my good ones are too long. The thing is only forty pages, and only thirty-six of those can have writing on them. And all of my good stories are five-six pages. I slid by with the five page "The Harbringer [13+] last year, but since I'm also submitting a poem this year I'm going to try to write a story that'll fit three pages. I've already got the idea and will write it after I write this.
         I, of course, have two other projects "going." I want to finish all three, but I'm going to start with this new one, and then "Melchizedek" and then "Excerpts in Scarlet." So many ideas, so little time.
         Well, I'd better get off to that then. Adios!
September 16, 2014 at 10:32pm
September 16, 2014 at 10:32pm
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Remember how I said I'm not a sympathetic person. Well I'm really feeling empathetic right now. Can't tell you why.

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"Blog City ~ Every Blogger's Paradise [E] Prompt: When was the last time you dedicated a day to yourself? If you have, share the details and their effects on you at the end of the day. If you haven't, why not, and would you if given the chance?

         I don't do this. Anytime I dedicate an afternoon to myself (like yesterday) I end up behind (like today, although I have figured out how to catch up in time). My day dedicated to myself would include my friends however. Does that still count?

Things I Won't Do On My Me-Day
*Bullet* Homework
*Bullet* Go to School
*Bullet* Wake up before 8
*Bullet* Die
*Bullet* Jump out of an airplane
*Bullet* Go on a mass shooting spree (despite Jay's comments that when I wear my hoodie I look like I'm going to)
*Bullet* Have to deal with my little brother
*Bullet* Eat grapefruit
*Bullet* Work in the 3-year-old room
*Bullet* Break my leg
*Bullet* Get a job
*Bullet* Clean the birdcage
*Bullet* Clean my room
*Bullet* Drink alcohol (it's illegal, ya know?)
September 15, 2014 at 10:12pm
September 15, 2014 at 10:12pm
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I've spent most of today slacking off. I am soooo going to pay for it tomorrow.
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"Blog City ~ Every Blogger's Paradise [E] Prompt: If you could invent anything new, what would it be?
         Teleportation or time travel. Except with time travel you'd get in to ripple, string, butterfly theory. So teleportation. Wouldn't it be cool if you could turn someone into wavelengths of light and send them somewhere specific and then have them reassembled? Without brain defects?
Top 14 Reasons Teleportation Should Be A Thing
*Plane* No more expensive air fare!
*Car* No more traffic jams!
*Computer* No more missing your favorite shows due to lack of transportation!
*Carv* No more need for a driver's license to do things!
*Carb* No more "Honk for this Cause!" street people (I mean what are they doing really? I mean who goes and is like "Oh, yeah, Wal-Mart's doing something wrong. Let's go look that up)
*Pacib* It's impossible to be late for the birth of your first and second child!
*Cakeb* It's impossible to be late for the 1st birthday of your third child!
*Boat* No more car crashes, plane crashes, or boat sinkages!
*Mailb* No more 2-3 day delay when sending things!
*Clock* No more long car rides!
*Train* No more mysterious train murders !
*Dollar* No more car insurance!
*Shield1* No more people dying because of lack of transport to hospital!
*Hand1* No more having to choose between two events to go to!

         Now that I think about it, imagine how many jobs would be lost if teleportation was invented. Mailmen, pilots, police would get so bored, insurance agents would have a lot less work to do, ambulance drivers would be out of a job, the government would lose funds because of all the bills that no longer needed to be paid, anything in the airline business would fail, national security would be at risk, it'd be a heck of a lot harder to catch criminals, and "Wdc 14th Birthday Masquerade Party [13+] wouldn't be a thing. Maybe tomorrow's list should be why teleportation shouldn't be invented.
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I got an awesome MB from Brooke-Thanks Anonymous! :) today!
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Finally had time to let everyone know what I was thinking about all the mysterious train murders. And it's too late in the game for me to change my answer now. So I'll just stick with it and hope that my gut instinct was right.





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