listening to: hooverphonic – electro shock faders (get the downloading software away from meeeee!)
Heehee. Just played a really fun concert. I live for these nights. Everything was just so…good! The orchestra played better than in any rehearsal, and same goes for the choir. Bogoro was simply amaaazing! Our pitch didn’t even slip. Our dynamics were fabulous. Haha, the building song was so amusing. I had such trouble keeping control of myself. Like right at the end of a bird-call, I pretty much had to stop breathing to keep myself from losing it then and there. Then when the eight or so altos (including myself) went out into the audience to get them to sing, I almost lost it there, too. Especially when I actually looked at particular people in front of me, like Andrew. He looked right at me and started laughing, and Andrew is the one who got me started with being amused and distracted by pretty much every musical situation. I couldn’t ever look at him during madrigals. So naturally, it was hard not to laugh.
And…okay. I had the weirdest thing happen to me while I was walking home today. Okay, there’s this kid I’ve known since the very beginning of elementary school. We went to school together up until the point where I went off to U-High. Anyway, he’s an utter jerk. He did nothing but bully me during elementary school, especially making fun of my last name. And…you know how they say if you ignore these people, they’ll get bored and go away? This was…uh…not such a case. I never said anything, ever, and he went on and on and ON! So, his house is on my way home. Last fall, I happened upon him sitting on the corner by his house, smoking something I believe he rolled himself (your guess is as good as mine, here). So as you can imagine, his situation in life may have done a little less than improve. But none of that, or three years without meeting eachother stopped him from making a snide comment and calling names at me. As my sensible brain told me to do, I ignored him. Today, however, I was walking home as I usually do on Normal Ave, and decided to switch the side of the street I was on, seeing as fewer walks were shoveled on the west side of the street. So, I cross the street, and notice that this kid is a good 20 feet behind me. I don’t feel like having to meet up with him, naturally. I figured that his house wasn’t far up the road, a couple houses down. So I speed up my pace, figuring he won’t catch up with me. However, he runs up to me, so he’s walking just behind me. This, I ignore, telling myself I don’t care, jerks like this don’t deserve for me to notice them anyway. He then proceeds to make farting noises every time I step. This is too much. I take another deep breath, but then I think about it. While this ass-hat is still making fun of other kids and sitting outside his own house smoking, I am about to audition at two very prestigous music schools, and feel like I have something to feel proud of. He gets to his house, makes some ridiculous comment about how “gassy” things are. Then I whip around, look him straight in the eye, and say “How the fuck old are you?”. He kind of looked barely startled, then managed “uh…I’m 17!”. I gave him a “my point has been proven” look and went on my way.
I am sorry, people out there who don’t think I had any right to say that, but I don’t care! Behavior like that obviously does not justify a 17-year old. And considering how many times he has mouthed off to me in the past, if I do it once, and manage to catch him off guard with it, good for me. And it felt good, too! Not being meek in that situation, just saying it and getting it done with. Just…rrr! Perhaps it was a bit bad-tempered of me. It surprises me how many people think I am patient and cool-headed..well, maybe there aren’t that many of them. I just know I remember the people who inform me I’m pretty patient, or tell me I seem that way. And sometimes I do feel calm. But a lot of times, I encounter things that irritate me right out of my skin, too, and I do at least need to rant about it at one point to feel better.
Anyway, that was my fun story for the day. I hope nobody is too shocked or mortified with me…haha. Ha.