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Wed, May. 28th, 2003 10:43 pm
IT and Too Much Hannah!

Well, today was rather hectic for me. I woke up at 4:30 AM, so that I would have enough time to take a shower, get dressed up in my tux, and go to WinCo to buy muffins for the last time... um... okay, that brings me past the morning... anyway, we had first and second period today, so in first I sat and check e-mail and stuff and in second, the class played a cup game. I had to get a piece of paper to sit down on, though because of my tux. Then presentations, including mine.

The first one I went to was Olivia's on owning and running a dance studio. I think she did a good job, but she seemed to be reading a script. It's okay, though. I'm not going to critique the senior ITs... Anyway, Hannah was there, and she looked back far too many times for me to be comfortable with, though I doubt she was looking at me. After her presentation, it was my turn...

Troy managed to show up on time, which is nice, but Carol, my other accompanist, was not there. Turns out, Ms. Thompson was unable to get a hold of her. Sadly, this caused an issue with my first song, Vittoria, Mio Core. I know the tune in two different keys, however one is far too high for me... and since I had to go it accapella... that's the key I accidentally hit. So, I went with it (made a fool of myself on the higher notes) and moved on. Considering that I am my own worst critic, I would say that I failed miserably, but people seemed to like it and I received a decent grade. I got seventy-two out of one-hundred. Not bad, but not that great, either.

During the first half of my presentation, I pulled up two sets of three to "demonstrate" on. The first group I had match pitch. In that group, I had Erik, Jill, and Robbyn (or Sarah) (last name removed for courtesy). Oddly enough, Robyn had the best pitch, even though Jill and Erik have more experience. Anyway... The second group, I chose to demonstrate the Bel Canto technique. In that group I had Nick (last name removed for courtesy), Eryn (last name removed for courtesy), and Jen. I had them individually sing a least most of the line from Yankee Doodle Went to Town, and then used negative, positive, and a mixed method of criticizing. I brutally bashed Nick (he volunteered for the negative), I told Jen what she was doing good (she didn't want the negative), and I critiqued in my own method what Eryn did. They all did pretty well.

After that, I performed Girl from Ipenema... screwed up the Portuguese (thankfully, no one noticed and I didn't make a scene about it). Afterword, I went into briefly talking about some of the preservation techniques out there, and why you shouldn't gargle olive oil, immediately followed by a big questions and answer section.

So Hannah asked the first question. Joy. I had mentioned my thing about apples, and she wanted to know if was a psycho-somatic thing... anything like that is... I was really nervous about her being at my presentation because I was tempted on many occasions to... do something not nice... I don't quite remember what it would have been. Needless to say, she disrupted a lot of my concentration (not actively, thankfully). Anyway, I was quite pleased later this evening went my brother mocked her really badly for asking about the apples. He caught me off guard with that, but it was so worth it! I totally didn't expect it and he just started making fun of her question! I felt avenged... hehe...

Anyway, I got to the end, performed my Zelda remix (intro and conclusion made up on the spot, as well as the second verse), and then ran to sell Italian sodas... with Hannah. Ironically, she seemed to have forgotten that she was selling, which means I could have not had to go through that, but since I was rushing myself to get it all set up, I didn't really think about that. Anyway, there was a lot of silence, save the "pass the soda, please"... The entire time I wanted to run down the halls screaming at the top of my lungs and sprawling every few feet only to jump up again and keep going... I figured it would be a little out of character, so I just tried to remain calm... for the most part...

We closed up a little early (I doubt either of us wanted to be there that long, and we ran out of whipped cream) and I went to buy a yearbook, a bus pass, and put money back into the choir box. After lunch, I went to town_bicycle's presentation. She did well, but she didn't have a great deal of energy, so I was subconscienciously counting the minutes. Hannah was also there... joy. She was sitting in back this time, so I never saw her. I really tried very hard to resist looking back. I managed to do pretty well... like it matters, though.

The last presentation was Scott (last name removed for courtesy)'s... hehe... Scott's presentation was on 3D modeling and games. Let's just say that Scott did was every administer has nightmares about... he showed violence and gore and all that fun stuff and even called it as it was. He said that good games always have violence, gore, and usually sex of some sort. It was funny. He pulled it off really well, too. He has a lot of charisma, so he was always energetic and kept the audience's attention (not just with the games that he brought people up to play). I really enjoyed that one.

Had choir after... yay. Nothing particularly special.

I went home, went over to Subway, Ashley made me a tuna, and then I went home again and proceeded to sleep. When I woke up, I was bombarded with early graduation gifts. One was a choice between a new trench coat or ticket to see Les Miserables... I still haven't decided. The other major one was a television and a VCR... nice.

So, I'm doing well.

Current Mood: exhausted exhausted
Current Music: "Zelda's Lullaby (Goodbye)" -Kenneth Edward Keyn


Thu, May. 29th, 2003 01:07 am (UTC)

Congratulations on finishing IT!!!! Go Kenny!