I secretly adore Tara Davidson. She's young, pretty, super talented, and is surviving in an idustry that is really male dominated. I spent a week with her at camp last summer but was too shy to introduce myself because i didn't know what to say! "Uhhh... i like your music!" Look at her myspace! http://www.myspace.com/taradavidson She's even been nominated for a Juno (but who hasn't?!? hmm. me. hahah someday...) Last summer she got married to Will Carn, Dean's old teacher. I saw pictures from their wedding, and even her dress was adorable! Yup.
i haven't sat down and listened to music in so long.
I'M GOING TO NEW YORK AND PERFORMING AT AVERY FISHER HALL AT THE LINCOLN CENTRE!!!
I got asked to play with the MacMillian Choir and Queen's chorus. i'm so excited! i don't get paid, but the trip and hotels will only cost me $250 total, which my mom said she'll supply (thank god!)
Another non-paying but amazing gig: I'm going to be in the pit orchestra at the Toronto Centre for the Arts for the musical "The Highwayman". It sucks that i won't get paid, but still, it's a huge foot in. There are no auditions for pit bands for musicals (at least not in toronto), it's all about connections and getting known. i hope this is that kind of opportunity...
i was supposed to be in a motorolla ad (in the jingle, not actually in it!) but the funding got cut so they couldn't afford live recorded musicians. which sucks. oh well.
what else is new in my life... OH! i had $7 to my name this morning, but then my mom found that i still had $90 in my old bank account which only she had access to. SCORE! then i taught tonight and made another $35. I'm going to save LIKE MAD so i can afford school next year.
i've been thinking lots about summer now too. i want to teach lots of lessons, but i need to find some space in lindsay where i can teach. which reminds me i should phone Van Halteren's music store tomorrow.. they might have some studio space i can use/rent. I've been racking my brains for other options, but i really can't think of any.
oh my mom just phoned to nag me about summer, and when she does that i get really worked up and upset. anything i want to do she dissmisses "it's not practical!" i said i could ride my bike to lindsay (30-40min) i've done it before, but she seems to think i'm being so unrealistic. sure i couldn't do it everyday. and i wouldn't do it if it was raining. but i would as much as i could.
she thinks that paying $685/month in rent is cheaper then $50/week for gas. ARGGHAHHT!!
i HATE summeR!
this post started off so happy, and now i am so pissed off. i'm going to go live in a forest and not talk to anybody for the summer. goodbye.
so, i got my bills on friday. i'm going to complain about my mastercard bill. It's more than I have in my bank account right now. Usually I NEVER spend money i don't actually have. so this is how this came about: I still haven't been fully reimbursed for $125 worth of music sweaters. but hopefully i will this week. I ended up taking 4 cabs when i went to montreal. that's $30 each time. that's $120. I had to buy a train ticket to get HOME from montreal. that cost $116 There was a $60 application fee for a summer program i applied to. In december, i bought myself a spa package for $50: manicure, pedicure, AND facial. WHAT A DEAL! and it just got charged to me now, when i don't think i'd even buy it. (i haven't used it yet :S, anyone want to buy it from me? it's for Merle Norman in the manulife centre) I've been buying albums off of itunes. $34.99 this month.
I make $75/week teaching lessons, but spend $5.50 on TTC AT LEAST per week. I have next to zero groceries to get me through the week. time to eat things from cans! spaghetti with cheese! cereal! Milk is cheaper at Shopper's Drug Mart then at Rabba's. But i don't think i get points for it? The last article of clothing i bought for myself was socks. that was in january. and because i needed them. i've started using olive oil for makeup remover i wear makeup less frequently so i don't run out of it soon.
i'm considering going through my closet and selling things i don't wear anymore. i wish i could make money off of selling origami boxes. sadly, i don't think there's a market for that.
my 1st year theory TA wrote a motorola jingle and i'm recording for it next week for $100. i need more jobs like this!! sadly, this barely covers the cost of my train ticket.
Honestly, whats on your mind?: how i'm going to get through the rest of my life
Honestly, what are you doing right now?: waiting for my laundry to finish drying so i can go get it and fold it all up
Honestly, who is your best friend? Dean Yeats!
Honestly, have you done something bad today? No, unless you count hitting "snooze" a billion times on my alarm clock.
Honestly, do you watch Disney channel?: no
Honestly, who is the last person you talked to on the phone?: Dean
Honestly, are you jealous of someone right now?: No
Honestly, what makes you mad most of the time?: when things don't go the way i planned
Honestly, do you bite your nails?: nope.
Honestly, do you want to see someone this very moment?: i can't wait for it to be 8 so i can see Dean
Honestly, are you keeping a big secret right now?: no
Honestly, do you have a friend you don’t actually like?: hmm... yes
Honestly, does anyone like you?: Dean does, i know that much!
Can you blow a bubble?: Yes. Can you dance?: in my own way, yes Can you do a cart wheel?: Yes. Can you tie a cherry stem with your mouth?: No. Can you touch your toes?: Yes. Can you whistle?: Yes. Can you wiggle your ears?: no Can you wiggle your nose?: Yes. Can you roll your tongue?: Yes. Can you make a clover with your tongue?: no
What do you do when you’re mad?: nothing; it's really bad and unproductive What’s the worst thing you’ve done when you were mad?: i used to freak out - intensely- when i was younger. now the worst thing i've done is cry and have terrible thoughts Ever made anyone cry when you were mad?: i don't think so Do you swear when you’re mad?: not really, but sometimes
Ever really cried your heart out?: Yes. Ever cried yourself to sleep?: Yes. Ever cried on your friend’s shoulder?: i think so, but no particular instant is coming to mind. Ever cried over the same sex?: probably, when i was little being in fights with friends Do you cry when you get an injury?: I cried last year when i was having my reaction. but that's because i was scared, not because it hurt. even if that counts as an injury... Do certain songs make you cry?: yup Do certain movies make you cry?: yup
Are you usually a happy person?: I definitely like to be! What makes you the happiest?: colourful and happy things Does being with your friends make you happy?: yes that can help a lot! Do you believe in yourself?: i think therefore i am! Do you wish you were happier?: when i feel sad i wish i was happy. duh Is being happy overrated?: No Can music make you happy?: yup! but it can also make me sad, passionate, desperate...
How many times have you had your heart broken?: twice i think Have you ever loved someone so much that you’d die for them?: almost. i tend to be super dramatic Has anyone besides your friends/family ever said ‘I love you’ to you?: friends/family pretty much covers everyone.... sometimes random creepy old guys say things like that.
Do you actually hate anyone?: no Ever made a hit list?: no hahaha Have you ever been on a hit list?: maybe the library hit list. Are you a mean bully?: i used to be when i was little i think Do you hate George Bush?: i tend to not care about politics. but i think he made me hate the states more.
Is your self-esteem extremely low?: No. Are you good looking?: Yes sir! i like the way i look, and that's what counts Do you wish you could be someone else?: no way.
What is your current hair color?: brown Current piercings: Both ears. Have any tattoos?: nope Straight hair or curly?: Straight. What shirt are you wearing?: a jumper Pants: leggings under my dressy jumper thing Shoes: Not wearing any. Necklace: nope
HAVE YOU EVER SECTION
Hugged someone: yes. i love hugs Been on the phone until the sun came up?: No. Laughed so hard you peed in your pants?: a little yea Laughed so hard you cried?: Yes. Got in a fight with someone?: yeah
Person you talked to in person: sarag Person you talked to online: dean Person you talked to on the phone: dean Person you hugged: pete and lorri and baby pete Person you kissed: baby pete! hehe.
Do you like surveys?: sometimes i do Do you get along with your parents?: Sometimes. Do you have mental breakdowns?: yeah i do
Current mood: relaxed Current music: Muse Current hair style: i braided it yesterday so it's all wavy Current crush: Dean Current thing I ought to be doing: getting my laundry soon Current windows open: xanga, itunes, msn Current desktop picture: one i did in MS Paint. it's pretty silly but colourful Current book: umm...
Did you ever get into a fist fight in school?: when i was little Did you ever run away from home?: yes, but i'd always come back Did you ever want to be a doctor?: No. Did you ever want to be a fire fighter?: No.
Do you know how to swim?: Yes. Do you like roller coasters?: Yes, but the adrenaline gives me migraines! Do you own a bike?: Yes Do you think you could eat the stuff on those reality shows? nope
Does hair loss run in your family at all?: yes but only for the guys Does your car get good gas mileage?: I don't have a car. Does your family have family picnics?: not really
Have you ever been on a plane?: Yup Have you ever been asked out by someone?: hmm. kind of? Have you ever been to the ocean?: Yes. Have you ever painted your nails?: i just did
How did you find out about Facebook?: from my brother and my friends who were in university the year before me How many people are on your friend’s list?:700+ How many of them have you met in person?: all of them How tall are you?: just over 5'1". How much money do you have on you right now?: ahaha none. spent my last bit of change at tim hortons this morning
LASTS SECTION AGAIN
Last person you hung out with?: i suppose sarah Last thing someone said to you?: i don't know. Last time you slept in all morning?: i don't know. i haven't slept past 10:30 in a long time. Last thing you said out loud: i don't remember
What are you listening to? Muse What is the weather outside?: Dusk What radio station do you listen to?: Classical fm, Jazz fm What was the last restaurant you ate at?: Tim Hortons What was the last thing you had to drink?: Orange juice What was the last movie you watched?: the pink panther
Who is your newest friend you added to Facebook?: i don't know. Who was the last person you IM’ed?: i don't know. Who was the last person you took pictures of?: baby pete!