Friday, April 3, 2009

Oh My Goodness

I absolutely adore this artist's photography. It's so dramatic, imaginative, colorful, and seductive. It juxtaposes ideas, jars, and tells a story. Great awesomeness.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

So today was the most wonderful April Fool's Day by far. I stuffed two jackets on the hammers of the upright piano in my classroom, making it impossible to play and causing resistance when anyone should try to press down the keys. Then I took my handy dandy dismembered baby doll head, arms, and legs and placed them neatly on top of the jackets along with a note, bidding the musician who finds it, 'April Fools!'. Then I closed the upright lid and placed the books on top of it the way it normally always is in my classroom. I also set the date on the board to 'March 32', unplugged the 88 key electronic keyboard and hid the headphones that belong to it. I also unplugged the smaller electronic keyboard, but only on the keyboard part so the adapter was still on the wall and everything 'appeared' plugged in. Then I went to the computer station where my compositions use compositional software and unplugged the mouse and the keyboard, but kept them close to the slots so it seemed they were plugged in. I also put away the electric pencil sharpener and replaced it with an uber tiny manual sharpener.

This is definitely my favorite holiday. =)

And per request, here is an example of artwork that I was looking at recently. I was moved by compassion when I saw them because they are quite beautiful. In fact, they are far better than anything I think I ever could produce. It makes me sad to think that the artistic world, by constantly rejecting this talented and very troubled man, was responsible for the deaths of so many. The butterfly effect, indeed.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Sea Sick

So this poor old sea turtle was sick. What did it decide to do? It decided to swim to the only hospital that is certified to treat sea turtles. That's right. There's only one sea turtle hospital, and this little guy [or big...girl?] swam right up to it. Don't believe me? Read about it.

Oh, how I am not looking forward to April Fool's day this year. I am much too gullible and naive, and I don't even have any good pranks planned for my kids this year to make up for it...

Monday, March 30, 2009

I just stuck my application to the Summer Piano Teacher Institute at Berklee in the mail. I'm so excited. I'd do cartwheels if I could. Berklee sounds so wonderful. I wish I could be there right now...

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Dear Diary,

Last night there was a wicked thunderstorm. I stayed up for four hours straight composing a choral piece. I don't have a recording of it because I don't have a choir in my apartment. I gave it to the choir director at my church this morning. He seemed pretty excited about it.

So after I went to bed, it had stopped raining and thundering finally. I had just started to fall asleep where out of friggin nowhere, this humungous thunderclap hits somewhere really close by, and it was so strong that it shook my whole building. All I could think was, that was the wrath of God, man.