I slept for 13 hours last night.
I laid down on my bed around 8 pm last night, just figuring I’d relax for a bit before doing some work. The next thing I knew, I had opened my eyes (I’m guessing around midnight) and the house was completely dark.
I fell back to sleep and didn’t wake up again until 9 o’clock this morning. I have never slept that long or soundly in my life.
Just got out of my math final.
I’m pretty certain I either failed it, or did very, very poorly on it. I didn’t even finish. 80% of the class didn’t even finish.
I feel like crying. School has never made me feel so helpless.
So help me if I burst into tears during my meeting this afternoon, because things look like I just might do that.
I have the worst nervous stomachache right now.
I got to campus an hour early this morning despite snowy roads in order to study. I can barely concentrate because I’m so uptight.
I want to do well on this final. I don’t even care about the grade anymore, I just want to PASS.
Even if you’re not of the praying kind, I’d appreciate at least some good thoughts and good karma for tomorrow. I have my math final and I’m really hoping I’ll do well—at least well enough to get me a C or better for the class.
I’d really like to graduate.
AND please send good vibes for my consultation meeting regarding my portfolio. I still have another exam and an essay to write, so the less work I have to do on my design projects, the more time I have to do things for my film class.
Also, it’s snowing, and I really can’t afford for the weather to foul up my plans. Tomorrow is super, super important.
Please, my lovely followers, send me good vibes tomorrow so everything works out according to plan.
Thanks a bunch. Xx
Finally got a chance to work out this morning after WEEKS of being too busy for it. I feel like a new woman.
Ughhhhhhhhhh I needed that.
I’m putting finishing touches on my last project for next week’s show and sipping hot chocolate.
It’s unreal how close I am.
I’m sitting here covered in perspiration and yet I’m shivering. For about three minutes I was confused, wondering, Why do I feel like I have a fever? I shouldn’t have one, my cold is almost gone…
Ordinarily I’d give myself up as a hopeless case, but there are strange moments of clarity where there’s a soft voice that whispers in my ear that I’m worth it, I have a purpose, and that wonderful things are waiting for me if I’d just let them happen.
◤ Re: NBC’s The Sound of Music LIVE ◢
I’m going to be devil’s advocate/the lone voice in the wilderness and say I was really, really impressed by the show. I started out feeling iffy, but ultimately, I went away feeling that it exceeded my expectations.
I’m a little disappointed seeing people say “It didn’t have Julie Andrews…it didn’t have Christopher Plummer”. It wasn’t supposed to be that kind of performance; it wasn’t based on or imitating the movie, it was based on the stage play, and thus I feel like it is owed a little more credit. Never at any point was it trying to BE or SURPASS the original movie (because let’s be honest: it never could).
Everyone gave beautiful performances. The costumes were impressive, the sets were nice, and the voices were INCREDIBLE. I was sitting there in awe as the realization came upon me that wonderful, beautiful real talent exists in today’s world. It gave me hope for the arts. There were touching little moments evident that weren’t in the movie: the Captain handing Maria the whistle when he realizes the change she’s instilled in him, the Nazi flag looming over the family during the concert, Maria’s last look at the abbey before she leaves for Switzerland… There was some great stuff in there!
Yes, I will agree that Carrie Underwood’s acting was a little stiff, but yours would be too if you were trying to suppress your accent after learning proper diction. It was meant to feel like a stage performance and I think everyone involved more than delivered. Personally, for the type of musical that The Sound of Music is, I’d prefer beautiful musical performances and weaker acting to stellar acting and cringe-y singing.
Did I love it more than the 1960s film? Of course not. But I think people need to stop comparing it to the movie and realize what a beautiful showcase of talent this performance had. I mean, they had Audra McDonald for God’s sake! That’s amazing!
More than anything, it was exciting to realize that talent, music, and stories like this still reach people. Why else would it have been aired? There had to be SOME amount of people the network figured it would grab, and I think that [for what it was worth] it delivered.
So you guys can lament all you want about Julie Andrews not being in it, but I was impressed with the special and the obvious effort put into it. I’m glad I gave it a chance.
Judy Garland is so beautiful in Meet Me in St. Louis I actually ACHE.