My Symphonie Fantastique

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entry Apr 24 2008, 09:57 PM
I know that most of you have already heard by now, but I just figured I'd update everyone. I have strep and mono. It's the last week of classes, and exams are next week. My mom is coming down on Saturday, and I'm moving home on Tuesday. I'm not sure how much I'll be around online, especially with this whole mono thing. If you need to get a hold of me, information is on my profile page. Don't have too much fun without me... tongue.gif

entry Dec 14 2007, 01:55 PM
It's the holidays, which means that it's time for me to head home from school smile.gif I'm leaving this morning (in about 15 minutes, actually, just have to run the last load out to the car), and I'll be gone for 3-4 weeks, I don't know yet exactly when I'm coming back, because it depends on the job that I'll be working next semester. I hope that everyone has a wonderful holidays, and don't have too much fun roleplaying without me ;-)

entry Aug 8 2007, 09:15 PM
So it's been a while since I updated, and yet I still update the most out of most people here. This is just a brief heads up that I will be disappearing for a while, and don't worry. I'm working at a camp for kids who have/have had cancer beginning on the 12th of August, but I leave on the 11th. It goes until the 18th, and then I will be driving down to school. I'm staying with some of my friends until I'm allowed to move into my dorm on the 20th. I'll have band camp (yes, I've heard the jokes) until that Wednesday, although according to the schedule I'll be done by 3:30 every day. I may have bass drum sectionals at night, but we'll see how that goes. Then I may be heading down to the naval base in Chicago, but that's rather complicated and I honestly don't know how it will work out just yet.

My schedule this semester will be relatively easy, compared to the past few. No night classes, and no Friday classes. This means that I'm hoping that as community picks back up and more people return, I'll be able to keep my characters active and interesting. However, I'll be around tomorrow and Friday, so if there's something that you feel you and I need to discuss ICly before I leave for the week and a bit more, just let me know, and I'll do my best to arrange it. smile.gif

entry Jul 10 2007, 06:58 PM
So I'm working like crazy. Yesterday it was babysitting 8-4, working at Hardee's 4-8:30. Today I babysat 8-1:45, and am working 4-8. Then babysit, babysit... and then done until Saturday at 11. I've got about an hour before I have to head into work, so I'm just kind of vegging. It's the first chance I've had to actually do some RP in quite a while, and although it's not exactly what I was expecting for today, it's not a bad thing to just get to RP for a while.

So I've officially decided that I will never be a stay-at-home mom. I can handle the babysitting for another 4.5 weeks (5.5? I'm not sure), but this is definitely not what I want for my life. I love the kids, I love getting to spend time with them, but if I were to spend every day at home, watching them... I might go crazy. I know, I'm going into teaching which is sort of similar, but then it's a constantly changing set of kids, and it's also a very different environment.

I kind of want to call in and say wait, I won't work tonight... but it's probably too late, I should have done it by now, otherwise they'll be short for the dinner hour. Hopefully I won't even be there the entire time until 8, but I really don't know. As long as it's not my job to close downstairs... cause that sucks. Where the kids eat, and no one cleans up anymore... rawr.

Okay. I'm rambling now. Time to go find my work clothes and get "Hardee-ified".

entry Jul 3 2007, 01:49 AM
The past two days have been relatively crazy. I'm at my family's in Green Bay, and yesterday morning we were woken up to our 3 year old Pembroke Welsh Corgi having a grand mal seizure. We got it stopped, grandma and I went to church, and while we were there, she had another one. They took her to the animal ER, and she has epilepsy. She had another (very very bad) one yesterday after we had left her with them, but they got it taken care of and now she's on lots of medicine but she should be okay (the goal is to get her down to one or two seizures per month, they'll never really go away). The other problem is that one of her liver enzymes is a bit off, so she can't have the most effective medicine - instead she's on the second best... so send lots of good thoughts that her liver will regenerate and it'll all be okay.

So other than that... today we went out mini-golfing, to this little amusement park thing (my stomach=not happy right now), and my mom and I tried to go thrift shopping and it just wasn't worth it. I think I got dehydrated while playing mini-golf, so I've been off all day. Not a lot of fun. Mom and Jenn went to pick up Cady now though, and then they're bringing her over here so we can play.

And regarding other things - I'm not surprised, just disappointed. If it's important, you'll understand.

I head back home tomorrow, work a 4-close at Hardee's (fast food), have the 4th off, and then start babysitting on Thursday. Two days of that, and then going off to my uncle's cabin for the weekend (I think, I'm not entirely sure). If you're one of the people that I need to RP with, I'll pm you when I get my schedule for next week, and hopefully we can find a time.

Anyway, I'm off to find liquids/get ready for my dog to come so I can see her and snuggle her. Hope everyone's not having too much fun without me... I'm a bit too stressed to ever consider dealing with RP right now.

entry Jun 30 2007, 04:07 AM
So I was going to take pictures of how packed my car was, but I didn't have time. Essentially, a 1987 Mazda 626LX packed to the brim with dorm stuf. Ridiculous, 'specially since people bailed and I ended up doing it all myself. So I did some moving last night, more this morning. Left campus around 11:15. Of course, my car window is broken and duct tape doesn't hold up well in heat/high speeds... so it was making fun noises. Ended up stopping for coffee with a friend about 6 hours in, that added on another while. Then I finally got home aroun 8:45. Dad and I unloaded the majority of the stuff (all that's left is the perfectly packed trunk). Then I went off to work (it's ALREADY drama, and I haven't even started back up), then popped over to see some friends (saw the beginning of a good movie, I want to finish it), and then came back here. I'm doing laundry so that tomorrow morning I can get up at 6 (note, it's currently midnight) to finish my laundry, finish packing, and then head off to do the family thing until Tuesday. Then back to work 4-close (I work in fast food). I have the 4th off and supposedly have plans with three different sets of people. Then babysit Thursday, Friday, and then off to the "family cabin" for more bonding time. I'll be babysitting regularly TWR, with other random days of working at Hardee's. I'm already exhausted, and I don't know how this summer is going to go. I won't have my computer for a while (hoping to get RAM put on it), so I'm using Mom's laptop (with telnet only) or Dad's desktop (with him peering over my shoulder). SS time will be limited, and massively depending on how much my brain is fried (like right now). If you need to RP with me, or even just want to, send me a pm. I'll get back to you with my schedule for the next week, and perhaps we can find a time, although there are certain things that take priority.

Anyway, that paragraph is far too long anyway and my thoughts are gaining less and less coherency, so I think it's time to call it a night. Probably will log on to check the forums/pms while doing family stuff, but no more than that. Buh-bye.

entry Jun 25 2007, 12:19 AM
So the dance today went really well, and I'd like to say thanks to all the people that could make it, I really appreciate it. To those of you who didn't, 'tis a shame, but hopefully when I get back I'll be able to do an event on less short notice so that more people can come. I'm thinking perhaps something in the Theatre, to plan an entire day event with dancing, music, and perhaps even a play. It's in the process, and if you have any characters that might be interested (in performing in anything or helping to write the play) just let me know, I'd love the help.

And for those of you that noticed - yes, I did say when I get back. As most of you know I'm a college student, and the past seven weeks I've been taking spring classes - 3 classes in double time, so I have 6 hours of class a week for each instead of 3. It's been kind of crazy, but I actually really like how those semesters are set up - it's also strange, because I don't have any ensembles other than my lessons that I take. However, this will all change on Friday. Friday I drive home (I live eight hours away from school) and will be there for six weeks. While at home, I'm for sure working two jobs. I babysit three days a week for four munchkins (boys - 12, 10, 8, girl - 5), and then for three other days during the week I work at a local fast-food place. It's not the best job in the world, but minimum wage in Michigan will be $7.15 or some such nonsense, and I make more than minimum, so it's not that bad of a job. This means that my playing time will be reduced rather drastically. I may or may not have my own computer set up, so there's a possibility that I'll be on telnet, as I can't download things on my mother's computer. Also, my family doesn't approve of spending quite a lot of time on the internet (as they're fans of Law and Order, and clearly you are all going to stalk me, rape me, and kill me multiple times), so I tend to cut down when I'm home anyway. I'll still be around on AIM/MSN for those that can find me there (I believe it's all in my profile anyway tongue.gif) or if one of your character drastically needs mine, you can find me that way.

I'll be at home for six weeks, and then volunteering at a camp that I went to as a child for a week. Then I'll be back in my college town, but doing band camp, which may or may not make me more tired than working and babysitting. Then I start classes again and life will be back to normal for a while, but for that seven weeks, it's likely I'll be more scarce than I am now (which isn't really all that difficult).

I'm actually kind of excited for this break. It's going to be good to get out of Saginaw for a while, and as strange as it is for me to keep going home, I'm looking forward to it. The more I'm in school, the less it seems that I go back. Right now it's Christmas, Thanksgiving, spring break, and then sometime during the summer. Last summer I spent 8 weeks at a camp for children with disabilities, so I was gone for quite a bit of that, and now taking the classes cuts down on the time that I'm home. Next summer, I actually may be able to work band camps down here (as a teacher) and be able to support myself down here for the entire summer. But for now, I leave to go home on Friday, and I'll be back around the 20th of August to have a regular internet connection without people badgering me about what I'm doing. tongue.gif

entry May 7 2007, 04:25 PM
So I actually do have the Internet in Florida. However, I don't have MSN or Yahoo on this computer (Windows Vista is ridiculous, and it's Mom's computer), but I am on AIM every so often as well as being able to check the forums. They also took out the "run" command, so unless anyone knows an easy way to open telnet (other than run -> telnet 4080, or how to do that in Vista), I can't get on easily. I can access it via the mudconnector page, but then my sister is ridiculous and asks me a million questions about what I'm doing. So, help? tongue.gif

Florida's really nice. We're staying at a Disney resort because of mom's conference, so Jenn and I are just kind of relaxing. Today is a beach day (except for the wind makes it cold), tomorrow we're going to one of the water parks in the area, and then Wednesday we're doing the whole big Disney thing. Flying back on Thursday... and then hopefully hanging out with people on Thursday night.

It's really weird for me to be here, simply because I never do this sort of thing. I was talking to one of my friends at school and I realized that I haven't actually taken a real vacation in about three years. I'm not really the beach type, so just lying around feels very strange to me - I'm sure most of you know that I rarely just sit idle, but Jenn's kind of trying to make me relax, which is good I suppose - it just feels very strange.

Well, I think that it's about time to head out to lunch and then back to the beach/pool for the rest of the day. I hope that everyone is having lots of fun with the RP - I wish that I could be around for the stuff tomorrow, but there's no way that I could be around for that long, and I won't make everyone deal with me being on telnet and trying to emote. tongue.gif So until later... smile.gif

entry May 1 2007, 11:07 PM
So far I've had three exams, am working on my take-home right now, and I still have two more tomorrow. After Thursday morning, it's unlikely that I'll be around for at least a week. Just found out that the hotel we're staying at is ridiculous and doesn't have free wireless, so unless I decide to go a Starbucks or some such other place, I probably won't be online for at least a week (time at home without my own computer+time in Florida). I definitely think it's a good time for me to pull away for a moment - this semester has been completely crazy.

There's some interesting things going on in various parts of my life. I'm currently single, but not if my other friends have anything to say about it. The three groups of friends that I hang out with (percussion people, vocal people, band people) all have various guys that they're trying to set me up with, which is rather humorous. Two go to this school, the other lives about an hour away. They all seem nice, I just think it's funny because I've never really let people set me up with anyone before. The whole guy thing has been a relatively touchy subject for me lately. My one serious relationship ended not so well (I broke up with him, he did some rather uncool things after that happened) and it makes me really hesitant to even consider entering another one. Trust is a big thing for me, and although I care rather easily, trust is hard to pry from me and yet amazingly easy to break. I'm also not completely content with who I am right now, knowing where I stand on certain things and what it is that I really want, and I'm not sure that I should really be engaging someone else in that while attempting to get just a basic understanding of myself. Although it would give me the basis to keep telling them "you just don't understand me!" Not fair to them though, so it's not something I want at this particular moment.

The other reason time away from the computer is good is because the doctors are pretty sure that I'm in the early/mid stages of carpal tunnel syndrome, which combined with the fact that I have tendonitis and am a percussionist means that I may have to undergo wrist surgery sometime soon - depending on how bad it gets, it could be a year, if I take really good care of it, hopefully never (although that's kind of unlikely unless I give up either the computer or playing, neither of which will happen soon).

I really don't know what else to write. I hesitate to turn this into a philosophical journal because most of my philosophies aren't quite as defined as I'd like them to be, and I don't want it to turn into a daily account of everything I do - I have other places for that, if I really desire such an escape, not to mention that it would bore all of you people. Once I come back from Florida, I'm hoping to transfer all of my SS-related blogs from other places to here, simply because otherwise I tend to forget about them and update them once a month or so, when there's a great deal of things that are going on. I'm really excited by the new people that come and then stick around, although there are a few things that have been irking me, but I think part of that is me being slightly annoyed by something, and then when I see it crop up (even though it's completely unrelated) getting more annoyed by it, which goes through a rather vicious cycle until I explode. And not in the fun esplodey-go-boom kind.

So I think I'm going to head off and make the family secret recipe fudge for my placement teacher and the school that I've been doing my work at, and then come back to attempt to finish up this take-home so I can start reading the material for the exam tomorrow that I have yet to look at it. smile.gif

entry Apr 29 2007, 02:41 AM
Well, most of you probably already know that I'm a music crazy person, and yes, my blog title is homage to Berlioz, although hopefully I won't have quite the idee fixe that he did, particularly not one that ends with witches and a Sabbath dance. Not so pretty for him.

This is where I'll eventually get to work on moving my other blogs and then posting them here, although I haven't been updating quite as much as I would like to. I'm in my second semester at a new college (went to another one for two years, decided that sleeping even less than I do now was bad, so I transferred). I'm a music ed/special ed double major with a focus in cognitive impairment, and a minor in psychology. I play percussion (four mallet, rudimental/orchestral snare, timpani, I'm a true percussionist and wrath on you if you call me "just a drummer"), as well as saxophone, flute, clarinet, piano, a bit of brass, and I'm working on the singing.

Now that I feel like I'm done with the "I like long walks on the beach and dogs" part of the program, I suppose I'll move on. I've actually had access to the blog for quite a while, but it just never quite seemed like the right time to open one up. Now I've got the time, and it's helping me to put off my studying for my exams that start on Monday. Five exams and one take-home in three days makes me a relatively busy girl, but then I head home for my sister's graduation from college, and then Florida for four days - and I'm not allowed to bring textbooks or my percussion practice pad. I may or may not be around - Mom said I can use her laptop but we're also doing the whole relaxation thing, so I might not be around at all. If you want to get a hold of me, I'm sure you can figure out the people who know how to. I'll be hopping on to check PMs and other every so often, so that will work as well.

SS-wise, I'm finally very happy with where my characters are going. This semester's been kind of hard for me - I stopped playing for a while in February because of real life problems, and then it's kind of been off and on since. I've had 21 credits this semester (9 different classes) and it seems as if they all want to have big projects due at the same time (such as last week). Hopefully for spring semester (which will start after the Florida trip) I'll have far less class, far less work, and I will be able to work my characters in the direction that I want them to go.

Now that I've written far too much (although there are still random things whirring around in my head), it's time to head back into SS and play a bit more tonight while studying for all my exams. Bravo if you made it all the way to the end of this, and you get brownie points, which can be redeemed at a later date for particular prizes.


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