ananzi: (man and goat statue)
Hello, f-listies!  I haven't posted much in a while, partially because I've been busy and partially because I don't have much to say.

First off, my orchestra trip to Chicago (Wednesday evening - Sunday afternoon) went excellently.

Some highlights:

- Chicago Symphony!  The concert was extremely good and engaging.  (Translation: I enjoyed listening to every minute of it and did not at any point fall asleep.)
- As an extension of the previous, I saw (and heard) Jean-Yves Thibaudet perform in concert with the Chicago Symphony; his playing was almost inhumanly perfect.  And he smiled during everything (which made me happy, because one could tell that he was really enjoying it).  And I, along with several other friends, got his autograph!  At intermission!  And he was super-nice about it!
*is seriously in love with this guy*
- I Am Not A Shopper, and therefore got slightly bored during the "look-at-clothes-in-ginourmous-department-stores" portion of the trip.  Luckily, my friend Courtney was the same way!  I amused myself by convincing Courtney to steal a wig from the head of one of the Forever 21 mannequins and try it on, and managed to get a picture a few seconds before one of the store workers appeared angrily to snatch the blonde afro back and restore hair to its previous owner.
- An Untouchables Tour of all of the old gangster spots of Chicago was fascinating, albeit hard to hear.
- other stuff that I'm too lazy to type up - planetarium, science museum, navy pier, skyline, tower, etc

...

In other news, school persists in its attempts to destroy me.  Grade-wise, I'm fine, but - augh!  French essay (actually written in French) due today, plus two French quizzes and a French test this week; Psychology writing assessment and Calculus test this Thursday; and a Psychology test this Friday.  Also, epic English essay of epicness (okay, only 7-10 pages, but still large by high school standards) is also due on Thursday, and 2-chapter European history test still needs to be made up at some point.  This does not include any of the various clubs and/or organizations that seem to have decided that this week would be a good time to meet after school, nor does it include the weekly viola lesson that always manages to be on the night before something major is due.

The horror, the horror!
ananzi: (M is for Monster)
I'm so, so sore.

I was at the lake for much of this weekend with some family friends - they have a lakehouse, a motorboat, and some other stuff.  I tried learning how to wakeboard, which I was okay at for a beginner, I guess.  I got up out of the water easily enough, but couldn't get used to the idea of putting one foot straight in front of the other. D:

It was fun,

BUT!

My back and arm muscles are now *dead*, or at least super-tense.

AND!

I completely missed Hogsmeade voting! *wails*  Is it usually only one day?

Are any of my flisties willing to show me their Hogsmeade entries, since I didn't get to see any?  I was very much looking forward to that, and now I can't see them at all. :(

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