Jul 26, 2004

Send Me!

The Democratic National Convention just got off to a rousing start. In case you missed it, here's the general jist of Bill Clinton's speech.

I come to you today to talk about John Kerry. He will be great because he has the same name as other great presidents such as John Adams and John Kennedy. And so does his vice president, John Edwards.
The Republicans had many views on running this country over the past four years, such as...[descends into technical mumbling]...and in consequence, making little old ladies carry their own groceries! If you want this, go ahead, by all means vote for them. But if not, JOHN KERRY AND JOHN EDWARDS ARE HERE!!!
George W. Bush also did things like tax cuts the rich...[complicated mumbling again]...which in turn, closed down all schools and made every child join a gang simply to eat every day! If this is your idea of America, vote for him. But if you don't think that's right, JOHN KERRY'S YOUR MAN!!!
If you want to vote for the party that I'm pretty sure had something to do with the West Nile virus, go ahead, but if not, VOTE FOR JOHN KERRY AND THE DEMOCRATS!!!
When the Vietnam War arrived, I ducked military duty along with Bush. But when they asked John Kerry, he said, "Send me!".
When the Army asked John Kerry to go in for dangerous missions, he didn't hide. He said, "Send me!".
And then later, when volunteers were needed to infiltrate an evil scientist's lab on a remote island, John Kerry said, "Send me!".
When America was threatened by a huge asteriod, did John Kerry run? No! He donned his red and blue tights and flew into outer space to stop it with his bare hands, shouting, "Send me!".
And remember, his name's John.

That's the basic idea. Good night, everybody.

Jul 23, 2004

Here We Go Again

I'm sorry, but Amanda made me do it!
and yes, i know you're SUPPOSED to put it in a comment on that person's xanga, but i don't have a xanga, so i can't comment and crap. shut up.
and yes, if i must, i'll do this quiz for other people too. just ask. nicely.

1. who are you?
rook, who else?
2. are we friends?
3. when and how did we meet?
german, i think?
4. how have i affected you?
you made me friends with the german I's
5. what do u think of me?
"well, lemme es'plain...no, too long. lemme sum up." still too long...isn't that what this entire quiz is for?
6. what's the fondest memory you have of me?
doing "3-headed broadway star" at lunch with nick
7. how long do you think we will be friends?
as long as you want to be friends, i'm game
8. do you love me?
define "love"
9. do you have a crush on me?
10. would you kiss me?
probably not
11. would you hug me?
12. physically, what stands out?
13. emotionally, what stands out?
sense of humor
14. do you wish i was cooler?
you can't be any cooler!
15. on a scale of 1-10, how hot am i?
ein zu zehn? das ist sehr klein fur dich.
16. give me a nickname and explain why you picked it
schlampe...no, jk. a nickname? that's hard...
17. am i loveable?
18. how long have you known me?
less than a year
19. describe me in one word.
20. what was your first impression?
an intelligent, funny girl with the proverbial twinkle in her eye
21. do you still think that way about me now?
22. what do you think my weakness is?
that's assuming you HAVE one
23. do you think i'll get married?
24. what makes me happy?
i've never seen you NOT happy
25. what makes me sad?
see above
26. what reminds you of me?
"whose line"
27. if you could give me anything what would it be?
ich weiss nicht
28. how well do you know me?
moderately well
29. when's the last time you saw me?
end of last school year
30. ever wanted to tell me something but couldn't?
um...not really
31. do you think i could kill someone?
if it was worth it, yes
32. are you going to put this on your xanga and see what i say about you?

Jul 19, 2004

AFA 2004

AFA's over, sadly, but pictures are up here.
Also, Ashley Salinas created an AFA blogring here. Unfortunately, I can't join, but I'll put a permanent link to it whenever I get around to putting my links up.
See you guys next summer!

Jul 12, 2004

A Bit TOO Personal

Some things we just don't need to know:
click here (the second paragraph)

Jul 8, 2004

A Dream

Last night I had a dream. In it, someone I miss dearly came to my house, somehow, and we were just sitting and chatting. And that, just being there talking, was complete heaven. I haven't seen this person since school ended, just seen them on AIM, said "hi!" over the phone. But there's nothing like actually talking; nothing replaces face-to-face conversation.
Today has been the worst day of a horrible week. My shoulder's been hurting from viola playing, I have to learn a piece that I'm playing as a favor for the bride in a wedding in Albany, NY tomorrow; I've been overstressed, overworked, and yelled at all day. And all this with no frappuccino to get me through the day, too.
But every time I get way too depressed, I just calm down, take a deep breath, and remember that wonderful feeling I had, just talking. And then, when I'm playing my piece for that wedding, I only have to remember the feeling I had when I woke up and realized it was all a dream to push that extra emotion into the music.

Jul 2, 2004

"I'm Back."

...quoting the T-101 from the Terminator series.

So yes, I'm back, but it may not be for long, depending on how lazy/active I am. Some updates:
- I've taken up harmonica, which is going pretty well. The only problem is a lack of music to play.
- My summer music camp, the American Festival for the Arts (AFA), is also going great. We had an excellent first concert, and we're all set to have another one in two weeks, when we're playing Tschaikovsky's 2nd Symphony.
- I have 5 invitations to Gmail from my account. So if I know you (or probably even if I don't), leave me a message on the tagboard and I'll see if I want to give you one.
- For anyone who's out of town, or going to be out of town, have fun and use sunscreen! At least over here, the funked up Houston weather has kicked in, making it either pouring rain or hot and humid.
- I'm leaving for Albany, NY a week from today for a wedding, which should be fun.
And that's about it for now. Oh, and I think I'm going to finish my short story that I started a while ago. If I ever do finish, I'll post the three parts up here one by one for your reading pleasure.
Enjoy your summer break!