Archive forFebruary, 2006

Packing

Getting ready to leave with Krissy, Sonja and A. Margaret tomorrow to head north, meet U. Tim, and go to his camp. We need the P.E. credit, and this sounded like a good way. Skating and hiking and the like.

Interesting, it just startedsnowing here, and much to my surprise, it’s actually accumulating. Hmm.

Mom and Dad were given a new bed, so Than and I have been jumping on the old mattress outside. It makes for pretty good excersize, when you’re lacking in trampolines. I’ve been getting excersize daily this week, and I think it’s paying off. Feeling pretty good, physically.

Have a nice week, everyone.

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I’ve run out of titles. One can only think of so many relevant titles.

Yesterday was fun…got to watch Dad putting in my parents’ new bed. I mostly stood around and laughed. It as a pretty amusing site. Aand…then Than and I jumped on the old mattress, that was fun.

Going to Mal’s Friday night, and Megan may come too! This’ll be only the second time we’ve gotten together since we worked things out, so I’m excited.

And…I really don’t have much more to say.

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Costumes..

Today after Mrs. Libby helped me a bit with German, I asked if she would pull out a few Contadine skirts so I could get an idea of how many we have and if I need to sew my own. So we dug around in the dusty little storage room that I love so much, and found three boxes of skirts and boleros and kerchiefs.

The skirts are very simple, solid colored, mid-calf; they’ll look wonderful on stage, because the colors are so bright, and few are the same! I can’t wait. Yeomen was so drab. Gondoliers will be a veritable palette of color. :D
She found the Gianetta and Tessa skirts they made last time they performed Gondoliers, and they were beautiful! “The bigger the lead you are, the more lace you get.” There was a blue and a green one, and each had matching kerchiefs. They had pretty matching trim/lace all around the bottom. I fell in love with the blue one…since there’s four of us altogether, and only two skirts, I may end up making my own, but if I don’t, I would love to use the blue one! Very pretty.

I’m a little worried about the current events in the Muslim world…because of the cartoon incidents in Denmark, my friend Mire can’t go to visit her father on the other side of the country. It’s not safe to travel, because Denmark has very low security. I’m just praying that nothing drastic will happen.

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Yes!

Much excitement. I am officially playing Gianetta in Gondoliers this May. :D

Since June I’ve been working on the musical, especially this part. Today there were ‘try-outs’ after chorus, consisting of me, one of the other two girls in the running for Gianetta, one Tessa, three guys doing various parts, Mr. Bauer, who does our choreography, and lastly, Keturah, tagging along with her brother, and singing all the parts we didn’t have people for. It was a little nervewracking, because no one told me it would be an audition until I was there! Our school NEVER has auditions! But it turned out fine. Basically, we had to figure out which two girls out of the three of us got to do Gianetta. One had to move down to Tessa. Unfortunately, Emy couldn’t come. So just Emily and I traded solos…heh, the first solo they picked was the highest (darn them) with a high B at the end. And I had to go first. So I, with my excessive vibrato due to nervousness, sang it, and Mrs. Libby made a point of making me go back to do the B. :P When we were done, Matt Pillsbury said, “Man, that’s the highest I’ve ever gone!” (pause) “In falsetto, I mean.” ‘Twas pretty funny.

Since I knew all the people pretty well, and we were all some of the more serious chorus-goers, it ended up really fun. Keturah and I know basically the whole musical, and she can sing any of the parts in any of the songs (!), whenever Mrs. Libby skipped over a bit, we’d continue to sing the whole thing. She sang Marco, the romantic tenor lead, because we were lacking in tenors.

We also got to sing the song that is the REASON I wanted Gianetta in the first place- In a Contemplative Fashion! For those of you that saw Mikado, do you remember the song three of the guys did where they all sang something different at once? Well, in this song, it’s the four leads, Marco, Guiseppe, Gianetta, and Tessa, all singing different things in different rhythms at once. It’s so great.

I love working with people who are really commited to what they’re doing. For instance, Josh planned this meeting because he was concerned about working out parts. I wish everyone in chorus was that serious about the plays…they’d be so much better. I’m worried about this one, because we have only two or three tenors once we take the leads out of the chorus. And they aren’t all that great. The girls will be okay, they always are, but in the scenes where everyone pairs up, Each guy will have to take at least two, maybe three girls!*shudder*
I’m very much looking forward to rehearsals, however, and now that I know which part I have, I can really just sit back and enjoy the ride. :)

District II music festival tomorrow. Due to the insanely large amount of music I had to sing in my highest range today, lots of As and Bs, my voice is really strained. So I’m hoping vervently that it’ll be strong enough these next two days to get me through the festival! Son’ll be there too. I can’t wait. :D

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Krissy’s here…

How typical. I wrote this post last weekend and licked save instead of publish. 

 

Seeing as Krissy and Sonja’s parents were accompanying Son to visit Gettysburg college this weekend, Krissy needed somewhere to stay. She got here Thursday morning, and will probably be leaving Saturday afternoon.

So far we’ve had a good time, doing schoolwork in the morning and other things in the evenings. We’ve done a lot of cooking…first we made oven-fried chicken for last night’s dinner, then cinnamon rolls from scratch, which the family had for breakfast this morning. After lunch today we made hotspot, which is a really yummy mashed carrot/potato/ground beef concoction.

At this point, we’re taking a break to ensure that we don’t get sick of each other before tomorrow. :P While she’s at swimming tonight, I need to go to their house and feed the chickens and rabbit.

I’m sure that was really fascinating. Right.

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