Thursday, March 06, 2014

Day 64

Nothing like a good lesson on photosynthesis to cheer you up. 

My job was to cut out the sun from yellow construction paper. 

Everyone else in my group, meaning two other people, got all nostalgic because of how everyone used to draw the sun with a smiley face and sunglasses, and always in the top corner of the page. 


Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Day 62

A lost, frozen sole found on the ground today. 

Not much of a story behind this one. I spotted it while walking towards the car. 


Monday, March 03, 2014

Day 61

Studying for a make-up history quiz today. 

"Damn it, how he nicks 'em" 

"Oh! This cursed ograbme!" 

This is during the time of the Embargo Act. The turtle represents the US government, and the people are trying to trade with England but can't, because of said Embargo act. Ograbme is embargo backwards. 

Pretty exciting stuff, I'm tellin' you. 


Sunday, March 02, 2014

Day 60

If you know who C.P.E. Bach is, bonus points for you.

If you don't, know that he is a composer, and son of the more well-known J.S. Bach.

My old church was doing a musical celebration for C.P.E. Bach's 300th birthday. 

I got an email awhile Bach from the music director at my old church, asking if I wanted to be apart of the instrument ensemble today. I emailed her Bach, she sent me the music, and we all got together today to perform it at church.

There were two flutes, one cello, two violins, and the regular church choir. We all sat Bach behind the alter. Music was gorgeous. 

I have a hard time not appreciating music, regardless of the genre, especially when it's live. 

I'm going to be straight up honest here, I'm not religious. Sometimes I truly wish I was, though, because religions seem to make people so happy and full of hope. It gives them something to come Bach to at the end of the day.

Bach when I was eight, I started going to Camp Calumet Lutheran camp for a couple weeks each summer. I was so convinced that I was going to become a counselor in training, and spend as much time at Calumet as I possibly could. This past summer was my last summer there. I could never bring myself to teach anybody anything that I don't truly believe in.

There isn't much I can do about that. So I didn't really know what to say when people who recognized me, and said, "Hey, you're Bach! Welcome Bach! So nice to see you!" I didn't know if they though I was going to be coming to church regularly again or not. 

I just went with it and smiled and shook peoples' hands, ate some cake, tried to look and act my age, all that. 

It's nice to feel sophisticated and appreciated every now and then. 


Saturday, March 01, 2014

Day 59

It's not much for today, but I found out that there's a chance of me taking CP Physics next year, as opposed to CP Chem like the rest of my classmates. 

Science at my school usually goes from Earth Science to Biology to Chemistry to Physics. 

Most people start with Earth Science their freshman year, and progress down the line like any other rat in the maze. Then there's the handful of smarty pants kids in each grade who did really well in 8th grade science, and therefor start Honors Biology freshman year. 

I've done my research. I don't see why I can't take CP Physics next year and just not take Chemistry. Considering that I'm planning on going into animation, special effects, 3D graphics and such, I think it makes sense for me to take Physics as my lab science, and use the extra time in senior year to work towards my art profile with art electives. 

Anyway, it's just nice to know that I've found a pathway out of the maze, and I can do my own thing. I just need to run this by one more person, and then I'm good to go. 

I was telling my grandma all about this, and how excited I was when I found out, and she said, "Way to go, Sonja! Make an executive decision!"