Friday, March 15, 2013

Well Hello There!!!

I know, I know, I haven't posted in a while. I'm sorry! I've been super busy this week! The school quarter ended last week, and this week I've been swamped with homework. But it's okay, I'm here now!!!

     So, to recap, I had a half day last Friday, which I spent watching middle school choirs and having an awesome time jamming with Tom. You know, this guy?
Yeah. He's a pretty killer guitar player. Just so you know.
     Anyways, Saturday was a bunch of fun... kinda.
     This lucky duck got to take the SAT that morning!! Which would have been fine, but I had woken up with a crick in my neck (or a crink... depends on who you are or where you're from) that REALLY hurt. So I got to keep a heating pad on my neck all day. Including that night...
At out super-fancy-totally-awesome school banquet!
AAAAT The Yacht Club!
Our jazz ensemble, the one affectionately referred to as Little Chambers, was asked to perform a few songs. So we did!
...But we also had to get there at 3 and the banquet didn't start until 7. So what did we do?
Well, we practiced... kinda.
Then we sat down to a Chambers family meal!
My, we're a good looking bunch.
And then we hit the game room that we discovered...
I decided that I would try to beat Emily in Guitar Hero.
My mistake.
APPARENTLY, just because you can play an actual guitar doesn't mean that you're gonna rock at Guitar Hero.
 Yeah guess who got the 7? (Here's a Hint: It wasn't Emily)
About 3/4 of the way through the song, I discovered that you have to strum as well as hit the notes...
Okay, to my defense, Emily had three brothers.
That's all I've got.

Walked into the stairwell to find Graham practicing his bass.

Our good-looking Chambers family - including Mama Cuz!
(By the way: Remember the last post question? It's a boy!! Yay Mama Cuz!)

So on Sunday everyone in band aand choir congregated at school to head out to do this concert at a local Salvation Army (Okay, show of hands- who knew that Salvation Army actually had churches? If your hand isn't raised, you're welcome, there's your fun fact for the day!)

Bus #1 (AKA The Big Loud Bus)
Bus #2 (AKA The Small Quiet Bus)
And, lest you get any thoughts that Salvation Army people are boring, here's something to disprove that...
Seriously. Best. Sign. Ever.
After we got all practiced, the lovely people there fed us! That's one of the perks of being in a band/choir.small ensemble: when you get asked to do something, you usually get fed. Pretty nice deal, if you ask me.


Us warming up (that's right-the band kids sing too!)
It was a really fun night! The Corps we were at recorded the whole thing and uploaded it as a podcast. (Skip ahead to 28:58- 33:30if you want to hear my clarinet solo in concert band, then I have a clarinet solo in jazz band at 48:30) If you have time, though, you should listen to the whole thing! :)
Simpson, Farrell, and Mama Cuz!
(AKA Three out of Four of our Directors)
So yeah, that was my weekend. Little to no downtime. Then a week full of homework for about every class I have. Hm. Funny how that works...
So in other totally random news, allow me to introduce you to my new favorite thing related to Star Wars:                                               DARTH VADER AND SON.

No really. This book is awesome.
My favorite page?
                         Vader's Father's Day problems.

If you have the time and energy, go get it! It's awesome and will make you laugh. At least if you enjoy Star Wars.

Well, that's all I have for now.

Tomorrow me and a portion of the crew are gonna go support Jen and the rest of our winter guard friends at a guard competition, so that should be fun!! I'll try to post again on Sunday or Monday-ish.


Well, my dearest readers, I have to go do things. I'm not quite sure what things exactly, but they will be awesome things. So have an awesome night, and an even awesomer weekend!!!


Question of the Post: Jedi or Trekkie?


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