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Aug. 15th, 2009

JosephandtheAmazingTechnicolorDreamcoat tonight! I'm so excited. Then church tomorrow.

...Also LJ suddenly feels a little like Twitter with this update.



Um, weather?

Out of nowhere, Kentucky and Indiana are literally the only states in the union getting rained on right now.

ALSO UofL is closed due to flash flooding.

What is up with that?

Hogwarts, Class of '92

First year character sketches. Only have about 1/3 finished, as of yet, working on the rest.

This is, by the way, the class that graduates in '92. Not the class that starts in '92.

Donovan Bell
Melanie Chapman
Regina Clarke
Gideon Crumb
Virginia Meeks
Tagan Farriday is an half-blood orphan from Cornwall. As a younger child, she lived with one of her cousins, but one morning he left in a rage and never came back for her. She's been living in a muggle orphanage since then - and was surprised when Professor McGonagall showed up along with her Hogwarts letter. It wasn't as if she didn't know that magic existed, or anything. Her best friend is Tabitha Cooper, who shared her bunk at the orphanage.
Oliver Wood, the son of an Irish novelist, has had his sights on one thing, and one thing only, since he discovered Diagon Alley. That particular thing is quidditch. He's very much looking forward to his flying classes (though he wishes Potions would just take a hike) and can't wait until he's allowed to try out for his house team.

Horace Anderson
Tabitha Cooper is the muggle-born daughter of two people who she never knew. She spent her entire life in Tillingham House Orphanage, part of it with her best friend Tagan. She's ecstatic to learn about Magic, and can't wait to get started. Anything to get her away from that orphanage is a-okay where she's concerned.
Tara Hatton
Marcus Hatton
Rachel Masters
Sturgis Podmore
Stan Shuntpike
Arnora Yaxley is a rare bird. Raised in a nest of vipers, she gained her disposition to care for others from a neighbor child she knew when she was young. In a home where love did not exist and attention was reserved for those who broke the rules, Arnora decided that Hogwarts could be different. A constantly cheerful child, her main desire in life is to make other's feel appreciated and happy.

Heathcote Barbary
Jeanette Beauchamp
Nivea Carslile
Rebecca Hitchens
Christian Maynard
Amanda Norris
Orsino Truston
Nicholas Watson

Adrianna Bagnold likes to appear tougher than she actually is. She was raised by her rigid Aunt Josephine after her parents deaths, and has always lived in the shadow of their disgrace to the family. She might not look like much, but she is clever, and she learned strategy at the knee of merciless people. She wants to become something, do something that will restore her family's faith in her - or completely destroy them so she can't disappoint them anymore. Either of the two will suffice.
Theodora Fitzgerald is a willowy, pinched-looking blonde from Wanlockhead, in the Scottish Uplands. She's a pureblood, and having been raised in society, she has no use for anyone who hasn't. Her sole goal in life is to be married to the next Minister of Magic.
Jeremiah Gallagher is Irish, bred and born. His family line shares several branches with the Apollonis tree, and is one of the more prominent pureblood lines in Northern Ireland. Jeremiah is nothing if not stuck up - he abhors dirt, grime, and hard labor. But behind his aristocratic mask is a highly intelligent mind, and he excells at writing papers, and arguing positions. Jeremiah assumes he will be taking over the family jewelry business at the conclusion of his time at Hogwarts.
Melissa Regent is quiet. In fact, if you couldn't see her, you probably wouldn't be aware of her presence. From her very first class in it, Melissa is obsessed with Charms, and spends much of her time in the library, learning as much as she can. There is a good deal of money to be made from the creation of new charms, and she's not about to miss that boat.
James Robinson is a small-ish boy from Cornwall, whose wizard father never quite explained to him what odd things would happen when he got mad, or scared. From the moment the owl arrived, inviting him to Hogwarts in the fall, he has been fascinated by the Owl Post system, and has a fancy that someday he will rise high enough in the ranks to know all of the secrets that keep the owls going where they ought to go.
Celine Silsbury is a half-blood from central London, Kensington and Chelsea, and while she isn't necessarily the most cultured witch ever, she has her share of street smarts. Her father bunked when she was very small, leaving her mother with three children to take care of. Being the oldest, she has been helping her mother for years. She has a foul mouth, and a full arsenal of sarcasm. She doesn't know what she wants to do with her life yet, but knows it has absolutely nothing to do with begging for food.
Sebastian Teague is too down-to-Earth to be snotty. Hailing from the wizarding village of Carrick, in Devonshire, Sebastian sees no reason to burn any bridges before they've been of use to him. A fervent writer, he hopes to someday own the Daily Prophet - or perhaps build a paper of his own from the ground and steal away all the Prophet's loyal readers.
Phillip Travers isn't quite sure what to do with his life. He supposes he'll just do as everyone before him has done, be in Slytherin, excel, restore the honor to the family name that his father lost by being caught with a Dark Mark on his arm. Perhaps someday he will get to meet the Aurors who locked his father away. That would be an interesting day.
Elisabeth Willis is the daughter of a tavern owner and the former apothecary of Hogsmeade. She is quiet, but not closed off, and wary, but accepting of alliances. She wants to see the world, just travel and learn. She wants to experience more of life than her mother had the chance to. So she has an inkling of a plan that she'd like to be a curse-breaker, or something of the sort, when she comes of age.

Bring on the rain...

Another day has almost come and gone. I can’t imagine what else could wrong. Sometimes I’d like to hide away somewhere and lock the door; A single battle lost but not the war...

'Cause tomorrow’s another day, and I’m thirsty anyway. So bring on the rain.

It’s almost like the hard times circle ‘round. A couple drops and they all start coming down. Yeah, I might feel defeated, and I might hang my head. I might be barely breathing - but I’m not dead.

Tomorrow’s another day, and I’m thirsty anyway. So bring on the rain.

I’m not gonna let it get me down. I’m not gonna cry.

And I’m not gonna lose any sleep tonight.

'Cause tomorrow's another day, and I am not afraid. So bring on the rain.

ASL Storytelling Videos

SUMMARY: A man went to the airport and stood in line to buy his ticket. When he got to the ticket counter he found out that his flight had been delayed. He decided to buy a newspaper, a candy bar, and a cup of coffee. He found a seat, made himself comfortable, and started reading the newspaper. He soon noticed the man sitting next to him take a bite of the candy bar. He was astonished, gave him a dirty look, and then took a bit of the candy bar himself. The other man had the same reaction and popped the rest of the candy into his mouth. The first man was really furious, but just then, he heard it was time to board the plane. He got on the plane and sat down. After the plane took off, he reached into his back pocket to get a comb, and instead pulled out the candy bar that he had bought.

SUMMARY: After the boy stuck the gum on the bench and went home, a man sat on the bench to read a book. When he was ready to get up, he found the gum sticking to his pants. In disgust, he removed it and threw it on the sidew2alk. A woman walked by and stepped on it. She removed it from her shoe and flung it at a tree where it stuck. Later, two young lovers came along and stopped under the tree. The girl leaned against the tress and the boy rested his hand against the trunk as he talked to her. Upon leaving, he pulled his hand away only to find it stuck to the gum. He pitched the gum onto the bench. Finally, the boy returned to find the gum in the same place he had left it. He popped it into his mouth and started blowing bubbles again.

EPIC FAIL on my part for some of my hands not being visible in the 2nd video. I just wanted to get it done, is all. *sigh*

Holy Wow, It's July

I don't know how it happened, but summer is halfway over. Wow.

I'm so excited about school starting up, getting to see all my friends, taking BIO with Dr. Dave, and ASL 201, and getting started on my Senior Thesis. I'm even a little more excited than normal about the Madrigal Dinner. :D

This year is just looking better, end of story. And I can't say that I'm exceptionally upset at the way time seems to be flying by, either. <33

P.S. Sara and Deanna - we need to start making small plans for Darnaby's birthday shenanigans. Doesn't have to be anything big, but maybe Dee could poke and see if there's a movie he hasn't seen yet that we could rent and have popcorn/cookies or whatever with?


In related news: Tonight is girl's night. :) Watching movies, eating brownies & cheesecake, drinking soda, talking about guys while we watch movies, all kinds of amazing stuff. (No facials!) I'm really excited. I love my girls. :D Then, tomorrow, hiking and pizza and dancing with the church group. Gotta love that.

P.P.S. The carnations are still looking gorgeous on my desk. And they smell pretty, too. :)

Oh, update...

So, I haven't done this in a while. LOL.

I went to Institute with Nathan last night. It was way fun - I really wish I could go more often. Even if I don't know half the people there anymore, I've missed that class so much. I ordered a copy of the May Ensign, so I can keep up when they move on to the spring conference talks. Also, Nathan keeps a copy of his scriptures on his iPod Touch. How cool/nerdy is that?! >.>


Yeah. So afterwards we came back here to the dorm and I made dinner. Which I thought perhaps I had ruined, because I cooked the rice-and-broccoli stuff differently than I normally did. But it all tasted really good. We were pleasantly surprised - well, Nathan said he wasn't, but whatever. :P I think Deanna had a fake aneurysm when I told her. "What, you didn't poison him??"

*eyeroll* Why would I do that?

I'm on duty this weekend, which is not good, because it means I'm stuck in my room for the 4th of July, but the good news is we can have visitors while we're on duty. Nathan's coming over and we're going to watch movies and eat pizza. No really, we are. And it was even his idea. He said he wanted to celebrate in 'true patriotic fashion', with pizza and a movie. :) I'm pretty sure he said he's bringing Nick and Nora's Infinite Playlist. I've never seen it before, so that works for me. :)

Yeah. In other news: ASL IS AMAZING! I totally love that class. TOTALLY! I forget how much I like it when I'm outside the class. I mean, I'm not a prodigy in it, or anything. There are still lots of things I don't understand about the language itself - but I can communicate in it, which is amazing. :) And I can understand what other people are saying in it 95% of the time. Which is awesome.

We're doing a Story Retelling that's due next Tuesday (I think it's Tuesday, I'll have to check the syllabus...) and it's totally fun. I'd explain it to you, but that would take away the fun. :P I'm going to record myself doing it on Monday afternoon, and if I like the recording, I'll post it up here so you can see.

And today, I sang at a Freedom Rally (which is basically a Tea Party dressed up for the 4th of July). I kind of wish I didn't have to work this weekend, so that I could be in Washington D.C. for it. But I AM going to D.C. in September for the 9/12 march on Washington. :) I'm so excited about it. I'll have to take some pictures of me at monuments in my RIGHT WING EXTREMIST cap. :)

That's all in the news for now, folks. Stay tuned for more updates. Back to you in the studio, Ron. This is Virginia Wilson, signing off for WWST 912AM.