Contrary to popular belief, Nashville is not entirely country.

Gary Coleman
June 3, 2010, 1:06 am
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Apparently Gary Coleman died almost a week ago.  How did I miss this huge piece of information?!

I started looking at Graduate Schools today.  It made me feel a lot better to know that I am on the right track…though I choose not to think about how I might pay for a Masters Degree.

24 days until camp.  I am slowly starting to warm up to my viola again.  For instance, today I glanced at the case a couple of times in passing, thus acknowledging Lloyd’s (the viola’s) existence.  Maybe by next week I will actually unpack the instrument.


Summertime and the weather is breezy
June 1, 2010, 7:45 pm
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It’s summer and I’m feeling bloggy.

I am supposed to power wash everything in sight today but so far all I’ve done is upload some facebook photos and eat a questionable tuna sandwich.  To be totally honest, I’m not entirely sure what a power washer looks like.

26 days until camp starts.  I suppose I’m excited.  It seems an entire world away and being thrown into an inescapable environment where I know no one never sounds appealing, but I know it will be a good experience.  And of course I’ll make friends. I hope.

Wichita last week was a blast.  My friends at Belmont don’t really talk to their high school friends, so I didn’t realize how rare and incredible my friendships in high school really were until I was taken out of them. I count myself extra blessed to know and be a part of such an amazing group of people.  I can’t wait to go back this weekend.

My summer in Dallas has consisted mostly of reading and lounging in the pool.  I particularly enjoy summer because it allows me to read as many books as I can get my hands on  from the “young adult” section.  Right now I’m out of books and I don’t know what to do with myself.  Perhaps that’s why I’m blogging.

It was my goal to once again become friends with running this summer….but alas, the forecast for this week is entirely in the triple digits.  My motivation decreases while temperature increases.  A plus of the hot-ness: the pool is no longer an ice bath.

A tribute
February 2, 2010, 6:49 pm
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Happy Birthday, Nate. This update is for you.

September 26, 2009, 4:15 am
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Surprise! An update…

Sophomore year is excellent. I am running pretty much every day (although I just took a week break last week…) and I’ve been working more on writing music than practicing viola.  I’m hopefully going to begin recording some of my new stuff October 1st. 

Side Note: This Sunday I’m doing some recording at Oceanway studios on Music Row…the guy I’m recording for said he wanted enough strings to make it sound like a crying spaceship.  I am intrigued.

About a week ago, my friend Kristen was in a car accident.  She was hit by a truck while in her van which caused her car to roll onto its side and skid.  She is fine except for some major injury sustained to her hand.  She lost her left pinky finger and all the other fingers on her left hand except her thumb have major nerve damage.  Kristen is an aspiring musician who sings and plays guitar and piano.  Besides being a wonderful musician, she is a beautiful woman of God. 

Kristen had to withdraw from Belmont for the semester to recover at home but she has started a blog about her accident and recovery and all she is learning so I want whoever is reading this to go check it out because Kristen is truly an inspiration to whoever she meets.

Also, you can check out her music (there’s a link on the blog). She’s pretty talented and I play in one of her songs…hah.

God Bless.

Thanksgiving Already?
November 25, 2008, 10:09 am
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I suck at blogs.  I shouldn’t be allowed to keep one.

I finished recording and mixing my very first song today.  Rather, I finished recording, my friend Seiji finished mixing.  It’s weird to have myself on my iTunes.  If you want me to email the song to you I can.  I do piano, viola and vocals on the track while my friend Dan does background vocals.  It’s the first and only song I have completed since coming to Belmont.  I have a plethora (word choice!) of one liner songs waiting in the wings to be finished, but for now it feels good to have one song done and documented for fo-eva.

I miss Wichita.  I’m going home for Thanksgiving break tomorrow afternoon.  It’s both exciting and sad at the same time because as much as I am looking forward to spending time with my family, I miss my friends.  I count it as a blessing though because I know that if I were going back to Kansas I would spend the entire break trying to see all the people I haven’t seen since July and I wouldn’t take any time for myself.  In my personal opinion, college breaks should be spent entirely in seclusion for at least three days.  I spend my days and nights surrounded by people and I hardly get to spend any time with just myself.  I plan to fill this break with quiet times, sleep, songwriting, books, practice time, Arrested Development and homework.  I am so excited for seclusion I can hardly stand it. 

I’ve decided that Waffle House is just plain nasty at all times EXCEPT two in the morning on a weeknight.  Seriously.  How often do you say “Hey let’s go to Waffle House” in the afternoon?  It just simply isn’t done.  I think the reasoning behind this is that no one is ever in their right mind at 2am.  The amount of grease in Waffle House food is astonishing…nobody wants to put that in their body.  Waffle House runs are not planned.  They must always be spur of the moment.  If within 5 minutes of someone suggesting the idea you are not all out the door and on your way, you can’t go because the idea is no longer “spur of the moment.”  I think since coming to college I have made at least five such Waffle House runs…the most recent being last week when we piled 9 people in my friend Kyla’s 3 door hatchback. (2 people in the trunk, 4 in the backseat and 3 in the front.)  Kyla’s car really only holds four people comfortably.  We almost broke the spur of the moment rule because we had to practically force Dan to come.  I’ve come to believe that the more ridiculous the situation the more fun the Waffle House experience is because my table ordered 15 plates of food collectively for 5 people on that hatchback run.  Good times.  Greasy times?  Delicious times.

It’s 4 in the morning.  I need to stop being nocturnal.  Seriously.

An Update.
November 6, 2008, 9:15 pm
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It’s been too long.  Really.  How have you been?  It’s been almost a month! 

A lot has changed since my last post…I’m moving out of my room this weekend or early next week.  I haven’t slept there in a few days now.  I’ve already found a new roommate for the rest of the semester and in January I will be moving again to a different dorm.  It finally got to the point where I was stressed every minute of every day over what was going on so I decided to just take myself out of the situation.  If you want details you can call me, but I feel weird talking about the problem over a blog…like I am a middle school girl using xanga.

I still love school (other than the roommate part).  I’ve been doing some more writing and I even sang and played guitar at an open mike night on Monday at the local on campus restaurant.  I got the opportunity to record one of my songs a couple weeks ago.  My friend Seiji has professional recording equiptment in his room so he agreed to record some of my stuff.  Pretty much all of the guys here have professional recording stuff in their room.  One guy even charges people to record with his equiptment…who needs music row when you have the first floor of Hail Hall?

I’ve officially brought knitting to Belmont.  After classes we just sit in the lobby and knit/crochet/cross stitch while we talk.  It’s hilarious but I’ve also made some pretty cool scarves. (I’m working on a Harry Potter one right now.)  I tried a hat but failed miserably.  It ended up being a twisted headband so I gave it to my friend Dan.  I’m planning on trying again in the future…but for now I’ll just stick to scarves….and…potholders.

I’m out of things to say.

In my quest to become nocturnal…
October 6, 2008, 5:32 am
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Fall Break started on Friday.  I am so glad to be home mostly because it’s nice to have time to myself.  I haven’t had much of that in the last six weeks.  I suppose it would be even better if fall break meant going home to Wichita…but we can’t have everything now, can we?

I went to Waffle House with some friends after Bible Study tonight (side note: waffle house is like the village inn of the south.  Only…slightly more popular).  Our server dared me to eat this unbelievably hot pepper with the promise that I would get something free from the restaurant.  My free stuff turned out to be the two small cartons of milk it required for my tongue to cool down to a “only slightly on fire” level.  Waffle House is cheap.

Since entering college, I’ve noticed a few changes in myself:

1. I’m a lot more responsible.  College will do that to you, I suppose.  For instance, upon arriving home on Friday, I immediately did all of my laundry.  By myself.  Without my mom asking me too.  I mean, we got a new washer/dryer system while I was gone and so I didn’t really know how to use it and I accidentally ended up using 15 loads worth of detergent on two loads of laundry….but I got it done.  I think my mom was kind of angry.  Angry about the detergent thing, that is.  She wasn’t angry that I did my laundry.  She just told me to read for comprehension next time.  Sometimes I amaze myself at my ability to screw up rudimentary tasks like laundry.  At least my clothes are clean.

2.  Watching TV doesn’t really interest me anymore.  I haven’t watched Disney Channel in six weeks.  I mean, I’ve watched my fair share of movies, and of course I caught the Office premiere, but other than that I really have no desire to watch TV anymore.  I guess that can really only be a good thing.  Lost comes back in early 2009.  I will never admit to hating my favorite show, but this schedule certainly does not make me happy.

3.  I am becoming nocturnal.  I swear I am awake more during the night than during the day…well, on weekends at least.  It’s becoming a problem.

4.  I’m learning to truly listen to and appreciate all kinds of music.  I suppose in some ways I am becoming a musical snob.  I feel like a nerd when I like listening to the intsrumental aspect of a song more than the melody.  Oh well.

5.  I’ve learned that when it comes to music I am mediocre and have so much to learn.  Why did I ever consider myself good at anything?  Sometimes I have to remember that I earned my spot in this school.  That has to count for something.

6.  I am not even phased by boys wearing girl jeans.

That’s all I can think of for the moment.  Eastern time still sucks.  I can’t wait to be back in the central standard time zone.  Like fo’ serious.