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Apr. 22nd, 2011 @ 09:13 pm oh...hello
Hi, friends! I have a new semi-flocked LJ, carambolinha, which I have been updating regularly for a few months now.  Yeah, I actually just wrote updating regularly...it's a miracle!

It's been a rather interesting past few months, and there have been a lot of changes in my life.  Most of my updates are about everyday life and my multitude of feelings.  Not really anything out of the ordinary.

So anyway.  Friend me, or don't, it's up to you.  I miss you all, though. <3
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Apr. 4th, 2010 @ 01:54 pm (no subject)
Current Mood: excitedanimado
Oh my poor, poor, neglected livejournal.

I don't even know where to start, ummm...

I'm going to Brazil next semester through an exchange program! I'll be in Rio de Janeiro, living with Cristiano and his family...I guess I should update more, since some of you might be curious about what all I'm seeing, doing, and so on... :) eeee

Happy Easter!

-and actually, I'm really hungry, so I'm going to go eat some more of my shrimp pasta leftovers. (I made it myself!) yeeaaaahh. IOU a real update.
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Apr. 20th, 2009 @ 10:45 pm opera scenes
Current Mood: hopefulhopeful
So, on FRIDAY, I was informed that the person singing the part of Madam Goldentrill--who had gotten better, and so I didn't have to learn her part--got bronchitis and wasn't getting any better, and that the part had been given to me, to sing at the performance NEXT MONDAY.  I hadn't looked at it in almost a month.  And I was asked if I could have it memorized by today.  To which I, of course, said yes.  Because "no" isn't in my vocabulary, apparently.

It is thirty pages long, and about 3/4 of my part is in The Stratosphere.  It is in English, which is good because that makes it easier to memorize, but bad because it's harder to sing.  It has to do with how vowels are formed on the high notes; Mozart wrote the original part in German, and it made a lot of sense, but then someone had to go and translate it to English and did a crappy job of making it singable.

But GUESS WHAT, YOU GUYS?  I DID IT.  It's memorized.  I'm consistently singing the high notes well.  I remember most of the staging.  I even found a dress for my diva costume.

It worked out.  By the grace of God, it worked out.  It's times like this that I just know that I'm finally doing what I was built to do, what I was born to do.  Last April, or heck, even last semester, I don't think I could have even dreamed that I would be doing any of this...singing in Madama Butterfly?  Singing a coloratura aria, a rambling atonal song, and three other moderately difficult pieces for my jury?  Replacing someone last-minute for a coloratura role in a scene with two other students that are well known for their incredible talent?  I would have laughed at you if you told me even just a year ago that I would be doing any of that.

A year ago, I was actually scared for my life.  I didn't know where I was going or why.  I was losing hope like I lose pencils.  Which is fast.  But now...not even The Stratosphere seems to be a limit for the things I'm finding that I can do, nor a limit for my hope.  

I have been blessed.  The more I trust in the one who has blessed me, the greater the things I'm able to do.
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Mar. 19th, 2009 @ 11:04 pm Writer's Block: Change for the Better over a Decade
How are you a better person today than you were ten years ago?
Well...I'm not a nine and a half year old.  That should say enough.
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Jan. 20th, 2009 @ 05:34 pm (no subject)





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Nov. 4th, 2008 @ 08:01 pm (no subject)
Current Mood: distresseddistressed
 So I am actually singing for this guy on Monday in a master class.  Like, my voice teacher already checked with the head of the voice department here to see if I could be put on the program.  OH MY.
I'm using this icon a lot lately.

In much more sad news, my friend Josh told me today that his brother, Josiah, is getting a bone marrow test tomorrow, and if his marrow is over 30% leukemia cells, then he won't be able to get a marrow transplant.  The doctors aren't really optimistic at all.  This is basically Josiah's last option; they've tried everything else that they can.  If it doesn't work out, Josiah and his family will be going home and Josiah will spend the rest of his time with family and friends.  Please, please, please, if you pray at ALL, please pray for this family.  They need as much love, hope, and peace as they can get right now.
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Oct. 24th, 2008 @ 04:28 pm HAHAHAHA
Current Mood: excitedexcited
Ohmygosh I might get to sing in a masterclass on Monday that's being taught by Julianne Baird. I'm an ignorant flute player and therefore can't really know how big of a deal this is, but I'm pretty sure she's supposed to be amazing. I will know probably by early tomorrow. It might not work out because I am just a minor in a grad student studio, and there are real professors with voice majors that I'm sure would like to sing, and they're the priority.
But ohmygosh f'real this is crrrrazy.

I'm not going to read her bio until Tuesday. edit: WHOOPS JUST DID.

In other news, I'm going to clean my apartment this weekend. It sorely needs it.
I'm also going to write a paper, and write 16 more measures (at least) of music, and start defining and finding the roots of 50 words, and finish researching all the songs I'm singing, and practice flute so Peter and the Wolf doesn't sound like the birds are attacking Peter and the wolf is chasing his tail.
Easy, right?!
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Oct. 15th, 2008 @ 02:06 pm (no subject)
I got the solo in choir...it's a quartet, and I'm singing with 3 voice majors. Two of which are older than me. We sang through it today. I was terrified. And definitely sounded like a dying cat.
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Oct. 14th, 2008 @ 08:54 pm (no subject)
I cannot find my camera. This is BAD news because it has fishfest pics (the 5 I took the whole night...), other summer pics, beach retreat sunrise pics, music building hide-and-seek pics...OHHH it makes me angry. But now I have the USB cable, in case I do actually find it.

Tomorrow, I find out if I get a solo in choir...!
(Yes, my friends...choir.)

And I'm never eating Burger King again. Ugh.
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Sep. 26th, 2008 @ 12:47 am (no subject)
Everyone go to their facebook right now. Go to settings and change your language preference to "English (Pirate)." I love it.

And...I hate nighttime thunderstorms. A lot.  It's going to be a very long night.

My friends and I are playing hide and seek in the music building tomorrow night. I'm going to bring a camera.
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