Ahh, I'm sitting on the couch typing this out on my iPad and Jayhawks is snoring on his bed next to me. I haven't heard him snore before. It's very cute.
Ive been well. I haven't really been going to sleep before 10 this week but I have another 4 day weekend after coming off of a 4 day weekend so I'm looking forward to that. I had last Thursday and Friday off and then I had a full week this week... doesn't feel like it's a 4 day weekend. Just feels like it's a weekend. I have some homework... ugh, do you ever have like an assignment or a project you just don't want to do and dread it? I just remembered about an essay outline that's due... and I don't want to do it. Why? I just don't want to.
At one point in gym we were going to have to do a dance unit and they're like "choose a song and make up some choreography to go with it and the top 3 from each grade level will perform in front of the whole school" and even though I had friends in the p.e. class we didn't get to choose all of our group memebers and basically it was gonna suck. They even told us to like get into pyramids and do gynmansic things if we knew how. They just showed us a few examples and then abandoned us to go sit in the corner at a table on their computers. I mean the PE teachers will supervise sometimes but a lot of times they will just sit there at their computers. Thankfully, some person from district office was over observing and saw the pyramids on the gymnastics mat and was like "nope this is too unsafe" and spared me and many other children from public humiliation.
We also enrolled for high school classes. Kind of nervous to be going to high school, but I will be doing marching band. And we have had a couple of clinics where we like practice marching fundamental stretchy posture things and there are high school leaders and they all seem pretty cool. I was kind At one point in gym we were going to have to do a dance unit and they're like "choose a song and make up some choreography to go with it and the top 3 from each grade level will perform in front of the whole school" and even though I had friends in the p.e. class we didn't get to choose all of our group memebers and basically it was gonna suck. They even told us to like get into pyramids and do gynmansic things if we knew how. They just showed us a few examples and then abandoned us to go sit in the corner at a table on their computers. I mean the PE teachers will supervise sometimes but a lot of times they will just sit there at their computers. Thankfully, some person from district office was over observing and saw the pyramids on the gymnastics mat and was like "nope this is too unsafe" and spared me and many other children from public humiliation.of nervous because I'm a trumpet and I'm like the only girl in my trumpet section from my group and I've made a friend from sitting next to him I need band everyday but we each both have our own friends that we are closer to. And my more more closer band friends all don't like band as much, so they're not going to do it next year. There is a girl from the other school whose in the trumpet section and she seems nice and all but we're both kind of quiet so we haven't really talked a whole lot but yeah. I like my high school student leaders for the trumpet section. One of them is really enthusiastic and gets all excited for when he teaches us something new, one told us about the scared locker that is full of pop tarts in the senior hallway, and another is a quiet girl like myself but she's nice and I like all of them. And then my sister was friends with one of the drum majors who is going to be a senior. And then there's a female trumpet player who is also drum major and her name is Ally and I think she's cool and I think she likes me. But the problem is, pop tart legend guy and quiet girl are juniors, so next year they're going to be seniors, which means I'll have senior friends, yes, but they'll be gone within the year. Enthusiastic boy is a sophomore friend, but still only two years. I guess making friends is what I'm most worried about, rather than actual playing. I've learned the correct position for marching and I'd consider myself to be a strong player in the band but that's just in 8th grade and in marching I'll be playing with kids who could have 3 more years of experience on me. And then when marching season is over there will be tryouts for two hands to determine chair placement and such. Except it's not just "oh you're a senior you get in the top band" it's ability based. I'm going to try and get into the top band so then I can be a hotshot freshman and it'd be a god experience for developing my playing skills or whatnot, but then the whole friend thing. I'm gonna get closer to these upperclassman so they can graduate? I probably shouldn't be thinking like that and it's not like getting in the way of like wanting to get to know all of them, but like still. And I don't want to be some annoying freshmen to them either. I mean you and I get along fine but I don't know, 2 and 4 years are different.
Also yeah I can't decide if marching band is the army or a cult. On 8th grade band night where we got to play with the marching band at a football game all the high schoolers were in uniform and were chanting how to march so it was sort of a cult. Kinda leaning more towards army. They tell you how to march. And with like the marching clinics, we'll like talk amongst our sections for a while, then we will like get into a big group, split into smaller group amongst our sections, and then like get back into big group, smaller group again, and then one last big group. When we're in the big group they want us to get into stacks which is basically just like Iike the rows. And the band director will walk amongst the rows as he talks, so you have to follow him. And the drum majors, whether you're I need big group or small group, are always walking around with their notebooks and pencils and clipboards and watching to see how well you march? Kinda scary but I don't really focus on them right now and being the best, I'm just trying to march correctly. And then the band people have mentioned that's it helps if you're athletic and I'm like gee thanks, as a not very athletic person. I mean, I did play basketball, and softball for a little bit, so I know how to do that stuff, but my only exercise nowadays is walking Jayhawk and chasing him around the house or yard.
Speaking of Jayhawk, I enjoy having him. He's a smart little boy and he knows my name and dinner and lunch and breakfast and we're trying to teach him more words whenever we like play or whatever. Also, if you lay down on the ground and he sees you he will run over and he'll sniff you and try and sit on you sometimes. Or he'll just stand over you and inspect you and then I pet his belly and then he just stands there. He's generally a good doggie, but he doesn't always listen to you and he'll get possessive of his beds every now and then, but, he is also very sweet and likes to lick your face and he gets excited to see me when I come home from school so that's good.
I think that's about it. Thanks for reading my essay, anything new about you?
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