Well, the 1st 2 days of school were pretty good. I made it to all of my classes on time, made acouple of friends, and learned some Spanish.
Oh, and interesting tidbit--my geometry teacher (he's quite a character) was the sergeant in charge when they found Matthew Shepard's body in Laramie. That must have been a fun day at work. :(
I'm watching The Nerdist's time travel episode. Those guys get some pretty cool guests.
Hm...nothing else really interesting going on. But extra points if you can tell me who my picture's of! :)
Got up around 10. Drank the last of the milk with instant breakfast in it.
Got dressed by noon. When I got out of the shower I found a note saying my parents would be back in 4 hours, so I took advantage of that time to finish my home work and watch the season premier of Doctor Who, which I somehow forgot was about to happen (but thankfully recorded).
I just looked at my calendar and my fall/winter auditions are the same day as the 1st day of school. Which is closely followed by school play auditions. Which are closely followed by my grandfather's surgery. Which means I'm going to have 2 weeks of non-stop work, in school, on stage AND in the hospital. &%$#@#&$@!!!!!!
Oh, and did I mention I'm starting an excercise program too? I'll have to bring the stairstepper with me when I go to visit Cowboy Grandpa. :P
So highschool is starting soon. I just went to orientation and it seems like it won't be too bad. I even made a friend at lunch afterward! She just moved here from Texas & she's in the gifted program.
Oh, and I decided to try out for Drill Team in the spring. I didn't transfer to this district in time for the summer tryouts, so I'm going to start working out and stretching so I'll be sure to get in when tryouts roll around again. I've always loved dancing and wanted to wear a uniform, so it will be really fun I think. The team is super good--it's won all sorts of state championships.
I was just on Facebook and saw that I had a friend I didn't remember having named Leon. When I went to his page, I saw that he was actually an old friend from the theatre who I hadn't talked to in a while--a friend who had just come out as FtM (I had formerly known him as N, a girl who had taken me under her wing the first time I volunteered as a camp counselor and always comes to my shows).
It made me feel really good to see that I'm not alone, and I'm really proud of him. The comments on his coming out post were quite supportive too, which is encouraging.
Well it's over. No more Julie of the Wolves. *Sigh*
Here's an interesting question: Have you ever been less than a foot away from a beautiful girl while she's changing? It's an interesting situation to be in--thank goodness I won't have to deal with that anymore. (Although I am proud to say that I did NOT peek!)
She wasn't the only person I felt akward around. This kid, K, from my cast kept making eye contact with me & looking away really quick, and I could feel this weird connection between us. I wish I had talked to him a little before the show ended.
...has improved drastically recently. And as far as I can tell, it's directly linked to my parents laying off all their employees. Now they can work from wherever they want to, they don't have to deal with a lot of doofusey employees & they've hired me as a part-time editor! Their stress has gone down so much that my mom and I actually went a WHOLE DAY without fighting. And she laughs and gets all bantery all the way to rehearsal, which is a long walk through the city at 8 in the morning.
I just turned on the TV & saw a guy tying a rope around something slimy. Intrigued, I kept watching--only to realize the slimy thing was the leg of a small cow being born. Ah, miracle of life, thou art so gross and horrible.
I am NEVER getting pregnant (knock on wood). All that slime and *gasp* blood.
I'm sick. I've spent all morning going between my bed and my bathroom, and I haven't got any appetite. And I keep passing Kathy's cage in the hall, which isn't making me feeling any better.
Kathy, I loved you. You were so beautiful. I loved to stroke your fur, like I did after I found you. Did you feel me?
I'm sorry I wasn't there enough. I should have held you more, shouldn't have let you become feral. Do you forgive me?
I made you a gravestone. I needed to do something, anything. It's drying downstairs--I made it out of clay. When it's done it will say, "Here lies Kathy, my beautiful little one. If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane, I’d walk right up to heaven and bring you home again." Do you like it?
It's a nice name isn't it? There's a girl at rehearsals named Elizabeth. She's really nice. I asked people to call me Joy when we started rehearsals but she was the only one who did. Also she keeps finding reasons to talk to me and smiling at me. :)
So I got promoted from Dead Caribou to Nails the Wolf. it's a pretty big deal, I get to do WAY more stuff now. Also I have a name.
That's pretty much it. I'm being a First Reader for my friend's friend's book. It's pretty good so far, except for her overuse of the word "regurgitated."
After much deliberation, I have decided to go to TeenWrite as...
A completely brand-new, mint-in-package character!
Her name is Ravena (rah-VEN-uh), and she is a cat burglar from space. (that's cat as in Homo Felus AND stealer dressed in black) Her quirk is that she has the personality of a child, the instincts of a cat, and the brain of a genius, so she's the perfect criminal but only steals the strangest of items.
She also has alot of cat-like physical characteristics, such as fangs and flexibility.
My grandpa has a tumor. They told us it was benign and now he has 8 months to live unless he has surgery.
The problem is that he's afraid of cities, and his doctor is in Seattle. Also he thinks it will only take 3 days for him to get back on his feet after BRAIN SURGERY. Thankfully there's 2 assisted living homes a few blocks from my house. We would send him home with a live-in nurse but he's a horder & his house is too full for someone who just had ear/brain surgery to try to walk around in. Also he might try to go horseback riding, and there's no way that would end well.
(Julie of the Wolves.)
"K'oh-lure b'ah-yow-say k'oh-lure-beer b'ah-yow say; sue-ri vangha-bangha-nay, sue-ri vangha-bangha-nay."
It's an old Yup'ik childrens' song, kind of like Ring Around the Rosey. Very old, very difficult to pronounce (I wrote it how you say it, not how you write it), very hard to remember and probably my favorite song ever. I've decided to adopt the Yup'ik culture a bit & learn about it, since my character thought it was so marvelous she gave up plumbing to be part of it.
Rehearsal was AMAZING!!!!!!!
Gaia was dying.
Her body was covered in metallic boils, her bare skin brown and deadened as the space around her filled with fumes. And everywhere there were the parasites, draining her, sucking her dry and then drier.
And then, as she heaved her last breath, Gaia’s attackers turned against themselves.
Tremors wracked her empty corpse as they lay waste to the few remaining havens. The creatures she had tended so long, and who had betrayed her, ripped themselves apart before her closing eyes. And as she died and watched her children dying, she thought,