Sunday, January 31, 2010

Preaching to the Choir

Dear Charlie,

I'm in choir. Well, that's not specific enough, let me clarify... I'm in three choirs, piano lessons, and a musical. I'll go into more details,

Youth Band - Kinda like a church choir for teens.

Adult Choir - The director of music for our church let me join the adult choir, which is really fun.

Children's Choir - This is the choir that I got to go to Italy to sing with. We have very complex music, and someow make it work. Our uniforms, unfortunately, are navy skirts, white oxford shirts, (wait for it...) a red blazer, (wait for it...) and a rainbow tie.

Piano/Voice/Sometimes Guitar Lessons - I've been taking piano since 1st grade, and over time added more instruments.

Musical - I made the school's musical, and am part of the Company (which is what they call the back up singers). I'm only in one rehearsal this month. But hey, it's better than nothing.

So, that's most of my music things. Although I absolutely love doing all of this, and wouldn't quit any of this, it does kind of put other things out of the question. For example, I can't do sports because I have all these practices on weekdays, and concerts on some weekends. But it's ok (choir's a sport, right?).

Oh, and I got to do a blog takeover at my mom's blog: Click Here


Friday, January 15, 2010

My Little Awesome Brother

Dear Charlie,
I guess I'm pretty awful at commitiments, huh? Sorry about not updating in a long long while, and at 11:00 pm, at that. :p

I'd like to turn the spotlight to my best friend, my Nintendo source, my little techie, my brother Paul.
My mom always is saying "He's on the autism spectrum!". Which is true, he did have some developmental issues, and no, I don't know the full extent of it. But what I do know is that you look at him today, and you would not even guess that he has anything wrong with him.
So here's a bit about my little brother:

Paul can charm anyone, no matter who they are.
Paul will not take no for an answer.
Paul knows more prayers than his older sister.
Paul can recite Nintendo's entire history.
Paul doesn't care what you're talking about, he'll turn the conversation to where he wants it anyways.
Paul swims fast and swims well.
Paul says "I'm doing well" instead of "I'm doing good".
Paul knows more about a computer than me.
Paul knows exactly which buttons to push, even though he doesn't know it.
I want to be like Paul when I grow up.

So there's to Paul, that little awesome person who's looking up weird weather around the world on the Wii as I type.

I highly reccomend visiting my mom, 5thsister's, blog and checking out Paul's review of the Nintendo Wii.