Monday, August 31, 2009

leaving for the beach

the beach is undoubtedly my favorite place in the world. it doesn't matter much which beach in particular; i can sit and watch the waves roll in for hours no matter where i am. there is something so calming about the constant heartbeat of the surf against the land. the minutes turn to seconds any time my toes are at the edge of the water.

but there is nothing like my beloved oregon coast. i'm headed off in a few hours to try a new stretch of it, and no doubt i'll blog about it during or after, depending on my internet connection.

lincoln city, here i come!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

e. e. cummings

somewhere i have never travelled,gladly beyond
any experience,your eyes have their silence:
in your most frail gesture are things which enclose me,
or which i cannot touch because they are too near

your slightest look easily will unclose me
though i have closed myself as fingers,
you open always petal by petal myself as Spring opens
(touching skilfully,mysteriously)her first rose

or if your wish be to close me,i and
my life will shut very beautifully,suddenly,
as when the heart of this flower imagines
the snow carefully everywhere descending;

nothing which we are to perceive in this world equals
the power of your intense fragility:whose texture
compels me with the colour of its countries,
rendering death and forever with each breathing

(i do not know what it is about you that closes 
and opens;only something in me understands
the voice of your eyes is deeper than all roses)
nobody,not even the rain,has such small hands

Friday, August 21, 2009

to-do list

  1. finish song of solomon and catch-22
  2. buy other books to read for english
  3. send postcard to ms. raivio
  4. transcribe as many solos as possible
  5. learn pyp excerpts 
  6. get 20 service hours
  7. finish summer pe project
  8. clean room
  9. figure out mys jazz audition
  10. prepare for all state auditions
  11. remember to eat, sleep and breathe.
wonder why i find this useful?

my bet is you probably don't.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

think it's possible for me to blog every day?

i suppose we'll see.

(i only have three minutes left in today, so this one can be wimpy.)

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

dave holland is decidedly awesome

i'm transcribing this, and i hit a block, so i thought i'd blog about its awesomeness.


Wednesday, August 12, 2009

crazy blogging game

an idea from oh, mishka
let's play a fun game today:
grab your camera. take pictures of 2 things in the room you're in right now. put them on your blog and say why you chose those 2 items to photograph. then comment here with the link 
to your blog post so we can all see each others' photos! i'll start...

this is one of my grandmother's adorable aprons i've inherited, (which i am now collecting) that i used to cook really yummy blueberry pancakes this morning.

this is my really ridiculous tuner i used all through middle school. i'm proud to say i have a tiny bit more sophisticated one now, but this one is fun to ah... look at.