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I like to speak in French sometimes as well.
I love making new friends, as long as we have something in common :) Please comment on this post before you add, so I know a little about you.( Books/Movies/Episodes Challenge 2009-2010Collapse )
We can't be afraid of the way people will view us. We can't be afraid of the way society will view us. All we can do is be the best that we can be.
So today I finally found the courage to change my "Interested In" status on Facebook from blank to "men and women".
Up 'til now I've been too petrified
of people who don't entirely know me, people who don't know me at all seeing me as the freaky bisexual girl; of girls I like and would like to get to know better, especially girls like the ones in Dance Society at uni who are awesome
, being scared that I'm going to hit on them; absolutely terrified
of being excluded or mocked like I was for so so long during school. But I've come to the conclusion that I am never going to accept my sexuality and be happy
with it unless I stop caring about what others might think about it, and face up to the fact that it might not make some people happy, it might cause problems and questions and awkward situations, but it's who I am
So thank you to the epic Jenna Anne
for her massive confidence and acceptance boost.
What are your New Year's resolutions? Do you think you'll stick to any of them? If so, for how long?
My New Year's Resolution is to finish things. I started it early, and finished a book I'd been trying to finish for 3 months, and made a gesture at finishing my epic fanfic of 4 years, so I do feel I have a chance at sticking to it. I'm determined, as not finishing things is my biggest flaw.
And not being able to finish next year without sticking to my NY resolution would rather prove that.
Nothing made me laugh today more than this photo:
I love Wicked so much, I really do. I don't know how you CAN'T. Not only is the music so absolutely beautiful (For Good anyone?!) and inspiring (Defying Gravity), but it's a story of friendship
, between two women who are, from the outset, polar opposites, but who become changed for the better
because of each other. I think that's the most special thing that can ever happen to anybody in life.
I wouldn't love it quite so much, though, if it wasn't for these two incredible women, who clearly love not only what they're doing, but each other so much, and their friendship, for me, brings a whole other magical level to the music(al).
Watch this early rehearsal of them singing For Good, and you'll see too.
KC agrees herself :DWhat was it like working with Idina in Wicked?
Kristin: Heaven! She’s an amazing, amazing singer… I really miss her because we had such great chemistry on stage and I think that’s very hard to replicate in that show.
I cannot watch their last For Good without crying.
When I was little I used to read about friendships like that (I grew up with the Agent Angel/Angels Unlimited series with Mel and Lola) and seeing it in real life is equally heartbreaking and inspiring :)
I missed my first ballet lesson back today, and as most of what I consumed today was caffeine ("Do you want a double shot in your latte miss? It's free...") I decided to shove on my jogging bottoms and do a bit of ballet. My radiator makes a handy barre. I managed about 40 minutes, including warm up and a few stretches (I was a bit lazy and only did a few, and could see an angry Russian ballet teacher tutting away at me in my head), which I'm quite pleased with, seeing as after a summer away from ballet I could only remember about half my barre exercises. Most of which weren't bedroom friendly.
So, I had a little nose on youtube, and amongst other things I found THESE. They're short videos of 7th Grade girls at Vaganova Ballet Academy (for those of you who don't know, Vaganova was a 19th century ballerina who developed the old methods of teaching Classical Ballet at the Imperial Ballet School in Russia into a workable syllabus, known as the Vagangova method, which is still v.popular today, and her ballet school is widely regarded as one of the best in the world. Also, ballet did not come naturally to her, but she became so awesome through sheer HARD WORK and WILL POWER, which makes her about a billion times more awesome. And her first name is Agrippina):
That, basically, is what I want to be able to do. What is SO COOL about ballet, is that I can see so many similar exercises in what I do (beginners ballet) in what these girls who have been training for years do, just mostly a lot more basic. It all builds up and up, with everything stemming from the most basic exercises. It's like French, except being fluent in ballet does not, unfortunately, involve saying, "bah oui" in every sentence.
Also, I'm off on holiday to VENICE ♥♥♥ tomorrow, and need some cheery summery music. So if anyone has any suggestions, I'd be very happy :)
is literally the best thing to happen ever. It plays non-stop Glee songs, with quotes in between. It is getting me through Results Day Eve.
GOOD LUCK GUYS
I leave you with this.Pedagophobia
My fear of one teacher is greater than any other fear,
She comes into my dreams as an evil witch,
In school she is even scarier than ever,
Her eyes are twice as big coming from her glasses,
She seems to be able to hear everything within a mile of her,
But somehow she seems almost a nice old lady,
With the scary side of course.