*I apologize for the following post, but what you must realize is the fact that I am a teenage girl*
Today, I went out shopping on a mission and came home, having successfully fulfilled that mission.
I purchased shoes. I purchased four pairs of shoes. I don't think I have ever done that- not in one shopping trip. It's the one part of my wardrobe I'm lacking in- well, not anymore!
Okay. I feel stupid. But, I did get the four pairs of shoes for a total of $60. Which is ridiculously good. Other shoes I saw were $60 EACH.
So, I am content. ^^
In other news of the day, it snowed. It's continuing to snow.
In other-other news, I'm happy. Right now, within the past couple of days, things have been happy. I have been partaking in happy things. I have more happy things to look forward to in the near future- one of those things being the SARAH MCLACHLAN CONCERT!! :D
I almost forgot about it actually. Then, it snuck up on my calendar. A pleasant surprise. :]
There are approx. four months of school left. Three, if you discount June- which doesn't really count. I guess there's really three and a half months of school left. It's crazy ._. But I think I'll choose to be excited instead of... I don't even know. Nervous, I guess.
It still is crazy though. The proper feelings won't fully settle in until it happens. Until I'm walking across the UVIC auditorium stage for my diploma, or until prom night when the last song plays...
Until it ends.
Well, my mum made cookies. Must go get some while they're fresh. Ahh, freshly baked cookies on a Saturday afternoon while snow gently settles on the ground outside.
Hi again. I'm just starting to recover from one of the worst sicknesses I've ever been through- dare I say, in my entire life.
a sore throat that's pain surpassed medication
congestion to the EXTREME
FLEM (gross, I know)
what might as well have been whooping cough
Needless to say, this past week has not been a fun one for me. And I have a lot of catching up to do.
:( not. cool. beans.
I could still use today to rest. I can't believe I've been sick for this long. It really is a record for me. Usually I have the weekend at least to begin putting myself back together. Not this time.
I'm exhausted. Bring on the piles of missed school work!
Eh. That's life. Love it or hate it, you've got to roll with the punches. I'll be a bit out of it this week and won't have much of a life besides school because of all the extra work, but here's me practicing what I preach.
I've got to go with the flow... and the flow right now is telling me to continue laying on the couch.
*sigh* it still sucks.
I apologize for unloading on you like this, but that is what my blog is for... or is that my journal?... Ugh, I'm still out of it. I'm just gonna go now.
I'M HAPPY! :) This weekend was the O'Siem BC Spirit Festival and it went SUPER well! I performed sets throughout Friday and Saturday, and one on the morning of the last day, which was today (Sunday).
My first dressing room (I felt special. And spoiled)
It was great! I felt really good about all of my performances and I got to meet some very cool new people throughout the process of the event. One of these "very cool new people" is a beautiful singer who I ended up jamming with (in my DRESSING ROOM, YEAHH) spontaneously after we were both finished performing for the day- or at least at the time we thought. We ended up having so much fun improving to one of my songs, "I Think I'm Ready," that we wanted to perform it on stage. Luckily, the head organizer (all of the entertainment's employer) John Selkirk is an awesomely understanding dude and let us go on on a whim!
Day #2 of the festival
IT WAS SO MUCH FUN! I've never done anything like it! Only once before have I performed music with someone on stage, and I've certainly never jammed with anyone and performed the product of that for an audience just a little while later- the whole experience was invigorating! And UH- harmonies are L O V E ! ! ^^
I guess this is how musicians get to working together. I've always wondered how songwriters co-write. I've never really related to what that would be like, since my songwriting is so personal. But after yesterday, working with another musically inclined friend, the idea doesn't seem so far away in my mind. I can definitely see working with some musicians in the not-so-distant future. A little harmonies.. some bass... maybe light percussion...
Cool beans :]
So, that was certainly a note-worthy part of the festival. Overall it was splendid! Nothing better than seeing friends, making new ones, experiencing new things (jamming and hot cross buns [there was a COBS Bread both :P]) and what I love doing most; playing my music.
Lovely, lovely, LOVELY! ♥
Can't wait for my next gig- which is coming up shortly! This summer, I'm going to make up for last summer. And you can hold me to that.
How do I prepare for an upcoming gig? Well, I don't exactly have a sure-fire routine worked out, but this time around for the O'Siem BC Spirit Festival, I thought I'd get pumped by singing and dancing to my favorite songs- not my songs (i.e. songs I have written) but my favorite songs by other artists.
You see, I can get very tired of playing my songs over and over and over again. Take Play It Again, I've been playing it again for four years now.
._. yikes. I feel old.
Needless to say, I wasn't exactly rearing to play these old songs, yet again. I didn't know if I would find a way to get past that. I thought I would just end up dealing with it and in turn, get over it. BUT- of course, there is a but :P- tonight was
There's nothing quite like just completely letting go. The difference was, I wasn't worrying or concerning myself with how I sounded or my "stage etiquette," but rather just really enjoying the music. And that's what I really need to get back to. With everything really. I need to just enjoy what it is for what it is.
Oh well. I'm just venting yet another realization or 'revelation.' Long story short: I'm excited for the Festival coming up. Mark your calendars, folks! :PBecause I'm sure you're just as excited about it as I am! *sarcasm, if you didn't get that*
It should be fun though. :) If you do have the chance, do come by. Even if it's not when I'm playing. It's sure to be a great event.
Well, I'm off.
NOTE TO SELF: Need to purchase a new microphone stand (mine's broken, apparently) and possibly a new microphone... Maybe there's some sort of deal with the two coming together. :P