First Day of Classes!!!

I’m excited for my classes, but I feel like I’m never going to see people around on campus because of my schedule… sad, but keeps me focused i guess?


Not Gonna Lie!

I totally forgot about my Tumblr. It was until a friend reminded me and told me that I really needed to start Tumbling (is that even a word?) again. So here I am. The last two months have had SO many ups and downs I don’t even know where to start… maybe I won’t. I am truly blessed. That pretty much sums my past two months up pretty well. So cliche but It’s really true. 

Since Finals I’ve hit the ground running. Attended graduation, back for Mother’s Day, and I started my Summer Hire job the next day. Last week was really a struggle. Waking up at 5am is really tough when you’re used to waking up at 10 and you just had finals week and went to several graduation parties, “end of the year” and “f*** finals” parties.

But this week I’ve been trying to get myself on a schedule. I started my plan to read the whole bible in 90 Days. I finished my second reading and I’m already in Genesis 28! Can you believe that?! So much to read but so much to learn. I have also started to actually do the Insanity workout video by Beach Body. IT KILLS ME!!! It’s been two days and my body is aching… that what I get for following through with my New Year’s Resolution: to go to UREC everyday. I made that resolution knowing that I don’t actually follow through with them, so in my mind I resolved to NOT go to UREC… I went once the entire semester. FAIL! Also, I’m trying to become a reader. I have a healthy list of books that I want to read and I am going to do my best to read them this summer. 

I guess I should keep you all updated on my adventures. This would be fun to document… THERE!!! I now even one more thing to keep myself structured and not lazy this summer. I will try my best to post on Tumblr everyday. I definitely keep up with Twitter and Facebook but when I use Tumblr I tend to look at myself in depth and actually process my life in a different way. SO! Less Facebook, More Tumblr!

Sorry to write a book, that was not my intention. I doubt anyone will even read this, but oh well. It was good reflection for me!

Type To You Tomorrow! (TTYT)

Chris


Phoebe in Wonderland

I STRONGLY recommend that you go watch this film. It is honestly in my top two films for many reasons. I think that you learn a lot of about turrets, people, and life in general. I hope you take the time to watch it. 


FRIDAY!

fridays will never be the same… Thank you Rebecca Black


At a certain part in your life, probably when too much of it has gone by, you will open your eyes and see yourself for who you truly are. Especially for everything that made you so different from all the awful normals. And you will say to yourself, “But I am this person.” And in that statement, that correction, there will be a kind of love.
Miss Dodger [Phoebe in Wonderland] (via caralarakinl)

Smash Into You by Beyoncé

head down, 

as I watch my feet take turns hitting the ground

eyes shut, 

I find myself in love racing the earth

and I’m soaked in your love

and love is right in my path, in my grasp

and me and you belong

I want to run (run)

smash into you

I want to run (run)

smash into you

ears closed,

what i hear no one else has to know

cause i know

that what we have is worth first place and gold

and I’m soaked in your love

and love is right in my path, in my grasp

and me and you belong

I want to run (run)

smash into you

I want to run (run)

smash into you

(smash into you)

head down,

as I watch my feet take turns hitting the ground

eyes shut,

I’m in love and I’m racing the earth

and I’m soaked in your love

and love is right in my path, in my grasp

and me and you belong

Ooo, I want to run

smash into you

I want to run

smash into you

I’m willing to run, run, run, run

ru-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo

I’m willing to run, run, run, run

ru-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo

I want to run (run)

smash into you

I want to run (run)

smash into you


Hold It Against Me

The breakdown is ORGASMIC!!! Go listen, now!


lifeaccordingtojayconway:

ADELE - SET FIRE TO THE RAIN

I let it fall, my heart,
And as it fell, you rose to claim it,
It was dark and I was over,
Until you kissed my lips and you saved me,
My hands, they’re strong, but my knees were far too weak,
To stand in your arms without falling to your feet,

But there’s a side to you that I never knew, never knew,
All the things you’d say, they were never true, never true,
And the games you’d play, you would always win, always win,

But I set fire to the rain,
Watched it pour as I touched your face,
Well, it burned while I cried,
‘Cause I heard it screaming out your name, your name,

When laying with you I could stay there,
Close my eyes, feel you here forever,
You and me together, nothing gets better,

‘Cause there’s a side to you that I never knew, never knew,
All the things you’d say, they were never true, never true,
And the games you’d play, you would always win, always win,

But I set fire to the rain,
Watched it pour as I touched your face,
Well, it burned while I cried,
‘Cause I heard it screaming out your name, your name
I set fire to the rain,
And I threw us into the flames,
Well, It felt something died,
‘Cause I knew that that was the last time, the last time.

Sometimes I wake up by the door,
And heard you calling, must be waiting for ya,
Even now when we’re already over,
I can’t help myself from looking for ya.

I set fire to the rain,
Watched it pour as I touch your face,
Well, it burned while I cried,
‘Cause I heard it screaming out your name, your name
I set fire to the rain,
And I threw us into the flames,
Well, it felt something died,
‘Cause I knew that that was the last time, the last time, oh,
Oh, no,
Let it burn, oh,
Let it burn,
Let it burn


elainepramos:

@unfuckwitablee

elainepramos:

@unfuckwitablee

(via amidthesheets)


This is so ridiculous!


Lazy Weekend

Friday

  1. go to anthropology class (talk about genetics… breeze)
  2. go to acting class (GREAT exercises)
  3. lay in bed playing Family Feud and watching 30 Rock for hours
  4. go to neighbors and talk for hours

Saturday

  1. wake up early
  2. drive around harrisonburg with the megucci aimlessly
  3. watch JMU/VCU game
  4. watch scrubs

Things to complete this weekend:

  1. clean room
  2. laundry
  3. memorize lines

oh weekend please become longer!


Cut off your nose, it’s a spider-face!
Michael Scott (The Office)

Upon Entering JMU A Capella…

     This past weekend I auditioned for A Capella at James Madison University (Best school by far!). Saturday Morning, I got up early and met my siblings for breakfast at The Little Grill. After, I went to Taylor for orientation—in which we warmed up as a group and then each group gave information about which room they were in. I signed up for: Exit 245, The Overtones, and The Madison Project.

11:50am - Exit 245

     After the introductions, they had me do a vocal range test. Then I sang “Haven’t Met You Yet” by Michael Bublé. After that, I did pitch recall, sight singing, and rhythym matching. As a plus, I beatboxed for them.

     I felt that this was a really good audition. I hit an F#4 and an Eb2 (that felt teriffic!) I did the rhythym perfectly and pitch recall wasn’t too shabby, and the sight singing was a little sub-par, but I felt good at the end of it.

12:30pm - The Overtones

     After introductions (that were completely not necessary), I did a vocal range test, then sang the same Michael Bublé song.

     This audition felt really short, but I felt good. I wasn’t told my range but it wasn’t as high or as low as the Exit audition.

1:20pm - The Madison Project

     After introductions, they had me do a vocal range test (doesn’t this sound so familiar?) pitch recall, rythym matching, falsetto test, and sight singing. Then I sang “Twenty-Four” By Switchfoot* and then beatboxed.

     I felt somewhat confident coming out of this audtion, I kind of bombed the falsetto because I didn’t think to warm that part of my voice up. Vocal range was good and so what rythym matching and pitch recall. The sight singing wasn’t the greatest, but I nailed Twenty-Four.

7:02pm

I received a call from The Madison Project informing me that I made callbacks.

7:48pm

I received a call from my brother (from The Overtones) telling me that I made callbacks.

SUNDAY

11:00am

     Get inform, warm up, and get schedule as a whole group.

4:30pm - The Madison Project (I was in the last group of the day for them)

     Intros again and then I sang “No One” by Alicia Keys, then the other person auditioning sang “For the Longest Time” by Billy Joel. Project sang to us “The Man That Can’t Be Moved” and then we learn our vocal part of the song and sang it with them a few times, and before we knew it, the hour was up and it was time to go. Singing with them was a whole lot of fun!

6:30pm - The Overtones (I was in the last group of the day for them)

     Intros again and then I sang “Twenty-Four” by Switchfoot, then the girl who auditioned with me sang “Halo” by Beyoncé. Then they sang to us “Hush Hush” by the Pussycat Dolls. After, we were taught a section of the song. Once we learned it, they incorporated us with select members of the group (two per vocal part) and had the minigroup sing. Then they sang to us “There’s No Stopping Us” by Jason Mraz and “Firework” by Katy Perry. After, we had to leave the room and were to sing the National Anthem in our own way. The girl who auditioned with me went first, and I went second. We turned in our prefrence sheet, and went our seperate ways.

11:00pm - In my dorm

    I was a nervous wreck! I was trying to preoccupy myself from my anxiety. There was a knock on the door and my roommate when to answer it. Lo and behold The Overtones ran all around my bed and did their initiating chant to welcome me to the group! I quickly got dressed and then they kidnapped me and my fellow newbie, Ry Blevins and took us to ihop where the rest of a capella were to meet us.

All in all, I had a great weekend, and I can’t stop being so happy. I am so blessed to be at JMU (school of choice) and in The Overtones (group of choice). And now, that either I bored you, or you found a capella interesting, I need to go and finish homework, because this was an outlet for me to distract myself from the task at hand… I wonder if anyone will even read this. If you read it, could you just like it so then I know if someone actually did? I don’t want to be boring so if this post is boring reply and tell me so… ok. cool!

*I switched haven’t met you yet with twenty-four because they had heard haven’t met you yet several times.

Here is the link to the Facebook Page for The Overtones:

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1560086718#!/pages/The-Overtones/6185939402?v=info

www.jmu-overtones.com

www.myspace.com/jmuovertones

www.twitter.com/JMU_Overtones



Thoughts in Carrier


       Right now I have time between my class and dinner with friends. I thought that I would sort of updtate my followers on my life’s status.

       Life at James Madison is proving to be very fun and different, at times overwhelming but most definitely exciting. It’s day 3 out of my parents house and life is great! My roommate and I are very much alike, personality-wise and mannerism-wise.

       Last night was the first night that we actually bonded for real. It started off as I was giving him some pointers on Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 4, and continued through me cheering him on to beat a special race in Diddy Kong Racing, and to me teaching him how to play Crash Team Racing, which all culminated to us talking for a good hour from across the room in our beds.

       My neighbors in Rockingham are awesome! I was able to hang out with them on the first day and really bond over dinner and car troubles and what not. Two of my neighors are also SCOM majors, and one actually has a similar class schedule on MWF and so walk to the quad together. All of my neighbors are Jewish (well as least the ones that I know). It’s quite funny. They are Jewish and are eith from New York, Jersey, or Boston. They have crazy accents and personalities. (Since my roommate is from Winchester, I think that my accent will prove to be quite unique.

       My classes seem to be okay… More will follow because I’ve only had two day of class. And I guess since I don’t already have an opinion that it’s a good thing.

       Well my time has come to a close. Sorry for all of this info that I dumped on you. I hope you enjoyed it if you read it… if not it’s fine. haha