For finals week!
Just finished performing handbells in 3 concerts over two days!
It was very fun! I was able to keep panic attacks under control! That wasn’t so fun, but now that everything’s over I can appreciate the fun parts so much more!
Well, I’m not finishing Nanowrimo this year because [list of excuses, including but not limited to] school (engineering), two jobs, laziness, etc, etc… and I’m kind of sad about that, since I won last year. I guess I could push myself to do 10k words for these last four days and win, but I still have mounds of homework and it’s time to be with family.
So, probably not finishing. But I’m trying to choose to be grateful instead of disappointed. I have a lot to be thankful for, despite not winning: I had the chance to try. I got some of my idea on paper. I met some new characters. I spent hours in my new world and learned about myself. I get to say I tried to follow this dream. And I still have the opportunity to finish that dream - next month, after finals.
So with that in mind, not to mention my horde of other blessings (home, family, necessities, etc) I say Happy Thanksgiving to you all!
Attempting a bulbasaur snowflake (my own design). I learned that my scissors are very crappy so I have to skip the face… for now. The perfected flake is forthcoming!
Check out the awesomeness. I did the top 2, a friend did the bottom 2.
From top left clockwise, R2D2, stormtrooper, AT-ST walker, and TIE Interceptor paper snowflakes.
Tumblr user my-life-my-opinions made a remark that I agreed with so much I need to talk about it.
People bashing Mormon temple garments. There have been now two incidents of people burning and stomping on them outside the Salt Lake City temple and General Conference. The media turns a blind eye; no one cares. I’ve even been told it serves us right. I get that it’s a little unusual for non-members, but really? Burning them? Those are holy garments for us.
Let me tell you why this is so upsetting.
If people burned and stomped on burqas or hijabs outside of mosques, the media would do a mass covering. Tumblr would explode rallying behind the Muslims on their cause, and rightfully so! But Mormons, we “deserve” it. It’s no different. And it’s not okay.
I’m feeling rather inspired by this video.
[[for followers that don’t like swears, watch out at 0:30]]
Why aren’t there more of these types of collaborations? Here almost anyone can participate as long as they’re at least decently on key. Every person only needs at a minimum a computer webcam or camera, microphone, and headphones.
This would be a super cool future project to arrange that I would seriously consider, but I’d have to see if I could bust out an acapella arrangement of a song and if I’d have the video/sound editing skills to pull it together.
But just sayin’, this would be a sweet youtube channel. It doesn’t already exist, does it?
This style is very neat!