current mood: paranoid
Tonight was good. I needed it to boost my morale. Also, my portfolio project is DONE. So basically, all I have to do this weekend is chill with Diablo, make amazing cookies for the bandies, and go to NYC. Righteous.
I would like to take this moment to let out a big "LOL." Anti-abortionists' answer to rape and incest victims? The "morning after" pill! This is an EXTREMELY effective answer, because:
A) After being raped, the first thing most victims are going to do is run down to their local CVS and get their hands on this highly available pill! It's extremely easy to get, and I know that the first thing I'd be thinking - in my completely rational thought-process less than 24 hours after being raped - would be how to prevent a pregnancy that there's no way of even knowing exists.
B) Rape and incest pregnancies comprise only a small portion of reported pregnancies each year. This makes it okay to give victims a half-assed solution to their problems. Because there are only a few of them, they aren't really people, so they don't REALLY need an answer. Also, it's common knowledge that reported pregnancies are the only pregnancies to ever exist. Because no one ever gets pregnant and then has an illegal abortion performed with a coat hanger in a basement without ever telling a soul. No one would ever have to result to that, because we have an answer for EVERYTHING.
Oh, and P.S. -- Thanks, government, for banning "partial birth" abortions. It's great that you didn't specify between the hardly-used "intact dilation and extraction" procedure and the commonly used, often neccessary "dilation and extraction" procedure. Furthermore, the passage of this law paves the way for even more restrictive pieces of legislature that DON'T CONTAIN HEALTH EXCEPTIONS. So thanks. I'm glad you're the ones my health care decisions, not my doctors.
I don't think anyone else knows this particular side of him that I know. That's too bad, because if they did they'd stop blaming things on him. :(
Today I went on my dad's computer to find some pictures of Paulie... and made some commemorative graphics. One, as you can see, is an icon, one is serious, and two are cat macros. XD I firmly believe that Paulie was the kind of cat who would love to have his pictures used in cat macros... and we had some pretty good pictures for them.
( For my baby.Collapse )
Ah, Paulie. There will never be another cat like him. We're just doing our best to find a kitten with a unique personality. =]
Chorale // We got the medal we deserved, and gold is good! Lux Aeterna had some big problems, and Daniel was meh in some places. In Remembrance was a personal best for me, at least. I thought about so many things that the song could apply to, and when it was over I just cried. It's really one of the most beautiful pieces ever written... it really moves me. Mr. Gleason told Eric, Matt and I that the judge put two plus signs in the box for soloists. That made me feel really good. :]
Jazz Choir // What? Two years ago, we got a gold with distinction as well. Our program that year was Me and Julio Down By The Schoolyard, Try To Remember and Route 66. We did AMAZINGLY well. This year, we also had a great program, but I feel as though it just didn't gel like that year. I think the Jazz Choir's gotten progressively weaker since that year anyway, but whatever. God Only Knows was NOT good. The last chord was especially bad... I don't know if they thought that was how it was supposed to be? Whatever, haha. We definitely didn't deserve a distinction, but I guess it's cool to say that we got one, especially since Vestal Voices got one too.
Wind Ensemble // I felt so many things lock in during that performance. It was a personal best for me, and I think it was definitely the best we've ever performed that literature. Getting a distinction made me really happy for Mr. Harden especially. He deserved it. =]
I guided two groups, JC's Jazz II Ensemble and ME's 4th & 5th grade chorus. JC's director was really mean and ME had a fiasco with a little girl getting sick. Everything worked out though, so it was okay.
I forgot to post this last night:
I'm pretty sad that 'Melinder' isn't in the final and Jordin is. But ah, such is life.
Elliot was amazing! He looked and sounded great! I love him. =]
Today was, overall, a good day. By a score of 13 to 4, I won my debate. That made me reeeally happy. The concert was good as well.
Wind Ensemble // We could so get a gold with distinction if everyone tried. We're definitely good enough. Some sections need to get it together, though.
Chorale // I will concretely predict a gold for Chorale. I was so lost in In Remembrance tonight. I was nearly crying.
Jazz Choir // It was actually a lot better tonight. Even Smack Dab. And Mr. Gleason talked about me to the audz. Wewt.
P.S. -- I love this icon, too! I'm on a Wilson kick, he is adorable.
So Wednesday, May 16th, the top two are announced. Idol is bringing back a former contestant to perform on the show.
It's probably Taylor Hicks, right? He won, after all. Or Kat McPhee! She's pretty successful.
IT'S F'IN ELLIOT.
You don't even know how happy this makes me. Elliot came in BEHIND Kat and Taylor, and he's the one peforming his new TOP 40 single on the show! YAY! ♥ I'm so excited! I can't wait. Everyone watch American Idol on Wednesday, even if you don't care about the show! It's soo worth it to see Elliot.
This almost makes up for the fact that I have to give my debate on Tuesday, and that I have to miss the performances for the pre-NYSSMA concert. T__T