Friday, September 28, 2012

Welcome to the next three years of my life.

This week has gone incredibly fast, and so much has happened that there's no way to form it all into a post that makes sense, so bear with me.

I joined the theatre tech club at my school today, and it was refreshing how nice everyone was considering I spent yesterday in another club dealing with people who were anything but friendly. (I'll let that be my rant for the day.) I haven't done a whole lot of tech ever, so it'll be fun to try it out. I got a whole tour today of backstage and the catwalk and the sound booth and I now realize some of you have no idea what some of that means....

So in other news, I ordered the black dress that the majority of you liked and it should be arriving on Monday! (Don't flatter yourselves, I decided on that one before you commented. So ha.) 

In more mortifying news, I mistook a little boy for a girl. Yup. Go me. Destroying self esteem in children since 2012. For my creative writing class, we have writing buddies at the elementary school that we work with every week. The boy that my partner and I got paired up with had long braided hair, was wearing earrings (actually only one, that should have clued us in) and obviously is too young for us to determine his gender in any other way. It didn't help that his name is gender neutral. So after about 30 minutes of us referring to him and her, he politely clued us in. They little guy was such a good sport and wasn't even upset with us, but we still spent the rest of the day feeling like morons. Offensive morons. 

Oh yeah and I got a chocolate cupcake with mocha icing and a dollop of peanut butter. 'Twas delicious.

In other words, I've had a pretty eventful week. 

Abby Noel 

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Advice From Strangers.

I just rewrote this post about five times. The first time I tried to be funny. The second time I tried to make it sound like I didn't just disappear off the face of the Internet for weeks. The third time I almost got somewhere but it turned into more of a diary entry then a blog post. After that I was simply trying to fill this box with some words. 

My nervous system hasn't quite caught up to some decisions I've made recently. I should be absolutely terrified, but for some reason it hasn't hit me yet that I'm going to be in my school talent show. The decision was made pretty spontaneously, so maybe the fear is waiting to strike me in the same way that the idea did. 
The keyboard in my room was looking unloved, so I dusted it off and with the help of the Internet, taught myself how to play a favorite song of mine- Secrets by Onerepublic. Ironically my chorus teacher mentioned the very next day that the talent show is next month. 
Ellie, one of my 7 friends, (Yes, I counted. If I'm going to have such impressive numbers I want to know what they are.) knows how to play the guitar, so I asked her if she wanted to do a duet. She loves the song too, so she agreed, which is good because I would sound like a stuttering chihuahua on the roof of a moving train if I tried to sing alone. (Don't laugh, that's an accurate analogy.) 

So I kind of need some help. I'm trying to find a dress for the show, and I can't pick between these two-

Ellie and I agreed on dressing in black and white because her guitar is black and white, the piano is black and white, and it would just look awesome. So which one do you guys like more?
And how have all of you guys been? I want to get reacquainted with my internet buddies. 

Abby Noel 

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