Monday, May 23, 2011

Willow, Tit Willow, Tit Willow

When I was in sixth grade, my music/expressive arts teacher decided that our "end of year" show would be a little one-act operetta entitled Trial By Jury. Thus I was formally introduced to Gilbert and Sullivan, a name pairing I had only heard listening to "The Pirate Song" by Ray Stevens in a passing reference to The Pirates of Penzance. A bunch of 11/12-year-olds singing light opera was probably one of the most grating-on-the-ears experiences my parents ever endured, but oh well.

As I have grown up, my experience with Gilbert and Sullivan has become a little more varied, but not so much that I can sing "Modern Major General" at full speed. I doubt that will ever happen, actually.

However, this summer, I will become more acquainted with Gilbert and Sullivan as Glen and I take the stage for a "revue" show of sorts (it will be quite the hodge-podge show, actually, but i'm only in the g&s sections). Time alone will tell if the experience will be positive or negative. Right now, I have other things to be focusing on. We'll see how I feel about it in a month.

I will be more enthusiastic than Sam, though.


"This ain't some Gilbert and Sullivan show, you know, with some little flittin' Tinkerbell!" -Ray Stevens

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The Sweetest Gift

The big day is approaching, which is SO crazy, but I'm pretty dang excited. The 'rents were in town almost two weeks ago, so my sweet sis threw me a bridal shower while Mom was physically present. It was a crazy weekend, too, because I was also moving into our new place. While we gals partied, Dad and Glen took the last of my stuff and picked up the bed we bought and dropped that at the new place. Thanks, fellas! I'm glad I didn't have to do that!

It was a fun afternoon, and I loved seeing all who came. Thanks, Kelly and Becky for putting together such a nice little party for me!
 Me and my future sis-in-law Jenny

Kim and Sylvia

 Cute former roomies (and asher)

 Meg and Mash look on as I leap in excitement over the KitchenAid Mom got me

My cute family ladies who came to the shower!

Thanks so much, everyone! Y'all are awesome.

So now I'm in a new place, allllll by my lonesome until after June 11th. I'm hardly ever there except to sleep, though, so that's all right. (good thing i'm barely there, too, considering there's no furniture yet, teehee)


"Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance." -Charlotte Lucas, Pride and Prejudice

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

White and Nerdy

Sometimes I feel like I am surrounded by cool people. Friends, cousins, etc. I think they're all excellent people. And I know you shouldn't compare yourself to others, but I occasionally still do that. (bad megan!) They take the best pictures, do the most fun things, give the best impressions of themselves to others. And as cool as they are, I wonder ... how could I ever be cool like them?

I'll have to settle for being myself (a state of being, by the way, i am normally very happy with). Sometimes, though, I really feel like I can relate to Dr. Sigmund Freud.

Oh, Siggy, somehow we'll make it.


"If you're a misfit within a group of misfits, does that mean you're actually normal and popular?" -Laura Preble