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Well, UC Berkeley's off the list [Mar. 24th, 2011|07:48 pm]
[mood |disappointeddisappointed]

So....First rejection so far, but I just wish it wasn't from this school. Come on, Smith!

Edit: Accepted! Now to see if Smith students can march with the UMASS band.
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Here's the track list, vethica [Jan. 20th, 2010|10:16 pm]
[music |B.P.D. - Over the Rhine]

Sorry for not labeling the cd..Collapse )
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A Procrastinating I Will Go, A Procrastinating I Will Go [Dec. 21st, 2009|07:08 pm]
Well, this is long overdue by a month, but hey, now's when there's time.

Comment here and I'll tell you:

1. Tell you why I friended you.
2. Associate you with something - a fandom, a song, a colour, a photo, a word, etc.
3. Tell you something I like about you.
4. Tell you a memory I have of you.
5. Ask something I've always wanted to know about you.
6. Tell you my favourite user pic of yours.
7. In return, you must post this in your LJ.
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(no subject) [Apr. 2nd, 2009|10:52 pm]
[mood |productiveaccomplished]

Today, for the first time, I wrote something in Hebrew. No, wait, I've technically been writing all this year, but today? Today, I wrote something and fully understood what I said. It's simple, and they're all fluff, but I Knew what I was saying, and not guessing; filling in vowels at random

Variations on 'Bersheva is in the middle of the Desert'Collapse )

I'm one step further. It's a tiny step, one that I should have made in the beginning of the year, but its a step. I promised myself, when I was a far-too-cynical middle schooler, that I wouldn't read from the Torah if I didn't know what I was reading. No chanting something with a meaning I only understood in translation. No making aliya (except for the immigrating one) without true knowledge of what I was reading. Modern Hebrew isn't the Hebrew of the Torah, exactly, but its close, and once I know one, maybe I can leap to another.

Please, please, please, let my sister not be another unintended upholder of an unintentional tradition; let her become bat mitzva.
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Oh, here, sheepy, sheepy, sheepy [Mar. 25th, 2009|07:55 pm]
[music |Back in Black- ACDC]

the meme
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WTF?! [Nov. 15th, 2008|08:02 pm]
Apparently there is a tornado watch issued for my town... Tornados don't come this far north, ever.
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L'shana tova [Sep. 30th, 2008|09:32 pm]
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[Current Location |Wingstock]

Well, I hope someone out there's having a much better Rosh Hashana, because I sure ain't. I caught the current bug going around the school, and managed to miss services for Erev RH and afternoon services because I was thirteen different kinds of tired, sniffly death, and if I end up spreading the bug/cold/whatever around the temple, I'll REALLY have a happy new year. Erk. Usually, I don't take much stock in omens, like breaking glass (your bad luck is as long as the wrath of whoever's window you broke) and walking under ladders (LOOKOUT! Falling tools!), but I'm nervous that being sick now, could possibly be a preview of this year's coming attractions, and the movie looks BAD.

On another note, guess who has a music theory test tomorrow morning? I thought this class would be fun and helpful, but then intervals came along, and now it's running my fingers up and down a piano, hoping I'm the right number of whole and half steps away. Can't study for this class easily, because a) my ear sucks and blows when it comes to determining pitch and b) I have no fixed pitch instrument. I don't do fixed pitch instruments; I play clarinet. I can go from a major to a minor second, depending on how sticky the room is; I can't use my clarinet to figure out intervals!

Excuse me while I crawl into this hole here and try not to lose it.

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Midsummer Night's Rambles [Jul. 29th, 2008|11:58 pm]
[mood |relaxedrelaxed]
[music |Shoeless Joe Dance- I HATE PLAYING THIS!]

Well, summer's been interesting this far, but by interesting, I mean, dull and spent mostly in the house. Now that I haven't had to get up early for driver's ed, I've started going to bed later at night/earlier in the morning- see the time stamp on this post- much to my family's dismay. The only thing's I've actually been "doing" are practicing for a musical and playing in community concert band. The concert band's ok, but if D March of the Belgian Paratroopers hasn't sufficiently traumatized me during DMA last year, then it definitely has now. As for playing in the musical pit...
I. Hate. Damn Yankees!

The music sounds like it came straight from the fifties, and thanks to the score publishers being grade-A idiots, woodwind parts got put into books screwy. Who thinks that the clarinet is an adequate substitute for English horn?!

On another drama-related note, my mom thinks I'm smoking weed; I'm not. Not smoking tobacco either. Let's add a big, fat "NOT SMOKING ANYTHING" sign to that, because even with normal lungs, I still can't make a nice, solid sound on t-bone. Adding smoker's lungs to that mix would be worse.

My little sis, nearing Bat mitzva age, got her portion assigned; it's smack in the middle of Deuteronomy, if I remember correctly. I'm just freaked out that the temple is sending out the notices so soon; she's only ten. Freakyness aside, she's most likely going to be the first woman to become bar mitzva in my family since...forever. My male relatives have all have gone up to the bimah, but either by choice or lack of opportunity, no woman has. I hope she does.

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(no subject) [Apr. 7th, 2008|09:16 pm]
[mood |soresore]

First rugby game of the season; long story short, Needham lost, Lincon-Sudbury won. It was cold, brutal, and awesome, and after getting in the wrong end of a mass of ten or so girls trying to ruck, the truth was revealed:
Rugby= official sport of the 11th division.
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Countdown to Passover [Apr. 3rd, 2008|07:47 pm]
[mood |workingworking]

It's incredible how much chametz can build up over the year; if I find any more half-opened bags of rice or flour, I think I'll scream because I've already got a metric fuckton of stuff to cook/donate/get rid of before Passover.

Usually, I look forwards to Passover, but this year, I haven't, mostly due to the fact that my family's heading out to New York, to visit cousins, and California, to visit the rest of my Dad's family. There have already been several arguments over if it's worth avoiding chametz on the road; my dad says no, I say yes, which means there will be a fun week in the land of oddly expensive produce watching the rest of the family dig into rice, beans, and the like. Fun won't even begin to cover it this year.
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