Wednesday, February 18, 2004

Darn it! DARN...Yesterday and Friday I forgot to get my resource card stamped, not to mention Monday, when there was no school, but we still have to do resource. So curses, I am five mods behind. Not only that, I can't do them on Friday, which is make-up day, because that's my language lab day! Why do they have to make us do both!? Why can't language lab count for resource? I mean, I'm going to be giving up my scant few lunch mods for the next two weeks for stupid resource. Oh how i HATE it! Not to mention that I am two days behind on my math assignments. All I'm asking for is forty minutes a day to eat and socialize with my friends. Stupid school. I HATE resource.

Sunday, February 15, 2004

Where's Elizabeth?

Oh, she's safe - just like I promised. She's all set to marry Norrington, just like she promised, and you're going to die for her, just like you promised. So we are all men of our word, except for Elizabeth, who is, in fact, a woman.

– from Pirates of the Caribbean: the Curse of the Black Pearl

Tuesday, February 10, 2004

So I got my report card a few days ago. I got a 3.67 for the always. I got a B in German for the grading period, and I don't know why. But I got a C, not a C- in da rosa's class! And what I was thinking was "haha, brilliant! da rosa, you old hag, you have not defeated me! this cup, this red card of resource shame, has passed from me!"

But no. Yesterday the evil blue cards arrived in reg. Cursed things, I have to do 4 mods of resource every week plus 2 mods in the language lab. How I hate resource! But on the bright side, it's only for three weeks this time.

Saturday, February 7, 2004

I just got back from the SFBS audition. It was actually pretty fun. I made friends with one girl from Morganhill. Interesting - I asked what ballet school she went to, but not her name. So I got there around 12:50, registered, stretched, and all that. The audition was supposed to start at 1:30, but they decided to make it two classes, so I didn't go until about 2:45. We had a quick barre in a huge studio. I made a lot of typo-ish mistakes and I think I was kind of mediocre/bad in general at the barre. Then we got into rows at the center and learned the adagio. We went with the other girls in our row, so six at a time. I was fourth or fifth out of maybe fifteen rows. Then pirouettes, some warm-up changements, petit allegro, and grand allegro. Except for grand allegro and adagio, my dancing ranged from ok to kind of bad. I did pretty good on grand allegro - we went two at a time. One of the judges smiled when I was done - was it me or my partner, or something that had nothing to do with the audition? Then we put on our pointe shoes, did some echappes to warm-up or feet, and then had one short combination across the floor - pique turns, a tombe pas de bourree en pointe, and a pirouette, and we did it a bunch of times. One girl didn't do the pirouettes at all - once she just took a retiree releve, but sometimes she just stayed in plie. I think that was a bad idea. Some people looked downright scared when they took their turn - unfortunate - and everybody made some mistakes, cause we were all nervous and we didn't have very long to get the combinations down. Nobody was incredible, but some people were pretty good. Nobody seemed like an obvious choice to accept into the program.

Afterwards I was talking to the girl from Morganhill. I said the teacher (Ms. Govrin) was really nice, and she misheard and thought I said she danced really nice, or her piques were really nice. But that's fine. She smiled really big and said I did really well too. And when I was washing my hands in the bathroom the girl who came in, who I didn't know and hadn't spoken to, just said that I did a really good job. Oh yeah, it was so cut-throat. *snort* No, the dancers were all really nice.

What a nice day.

Thursday, February 5, 2004

I'm actually good at math, but no believes me and I'll never be able to prove it...

Haha, brilliant! I got a C not a C- in modern world last grading period! Old hag da Rosa, you have not defeated me! I got a C, not a C-, and this cup, this red card of resource shame, has passed from me! Haha!

I took a, quote, advanced, unquote, pointe class at Star Dance on Tuesday and a regular technique class and a short pointe class yesterday. Tuesday was challenging, even though I was better than most of the people in that class. Wednesday was just fun. It was nice to see my old teacher, too. And we got to do a grand allegro - a real grand allegro, mind you, not those stupid tombe-pirouette combinations we have in ballet 4 at academy - and it was really, really fun. Odd. I haven't had a sote d'chat in months. I was delighted to discover that mine is still quite good, at least to the right. my goodness, it is so odd to think that ballet can be fun. That jump alone was worth the $15! Watch the Princess Diaries, Mia does a quasi- grand jete when she jumps over Josh in the softball scene.

pointe shoes: $54

monthly tuition: $400

hair gel: $2.95

the perfect sote d'chat: priceless


Tuesday, February 3, 2004

I'm good at math. No one believes me...I always get bad test scores, and my teacher thinks I'm slow. She gets irritated because I ask questions about things she already explained, and even though she does explain it again, she does it between exclaiming over how horrible I am for not taking notes. I used to all the time, but now I just space out and draw shoes.

I had a really good ballet class today. That makes me feel better about the audition. But that doesn't necessarily mean anything, because I always do worse in front of strangers. Especially super-intimidating, highly superior canniballistic ballet girls.

Ich mochte schlafen jetzt. Spater dann, blog.