July 12, 2006 at 10:41 PMNormally at this time of year tempretures skyrocket and the beach or river channel would be an integral part of my daily scheduel. We've had the heat to be sure. For a week tempretures went into the 100's (Fahrenheit - so 40ish Celsius for everyone else)and things have been generally very warm (which i greatly dislike) but to impede on my annual excursions have been a still fairly busy routine, lack of veichle (and the license to drive one without an older individual present)and the almost daily rain and thunder storms. I adore thunder storms. Lightning and the sound it creates has always been interesting to me. When I was little I used to glue my face to the glass door watching while the dog would cower in the corner of the room eyeing me as if I was some mad woman. The thing I don't like about thunder storms are when it only relieves the heat breifly and gives little long term benefit. Last time I checked forest fires weren't really a benefit. I've been complaining about the heat since the beginning of June and I'm still complaining about it. Well, until today! It cooled down a lot today! I could actually cook in the house and not worry about it heating things up! We don't have air conditioning so electricity output and heat usage is always kept to a minimum during the summer months. Fancy that...I just heard a massive boom of thunder and it's raining now. :)!
I'm practicing my butt off as much as I can as I work up my practicing more and more in preperation for the Young Artist Experience at UBC. I leave on the 29th and am pretty excited and a little nervous too. I think it should be a lot of fun though! I received my schedule for the first day and it includes meeting the faculty, staff and students at the program (it's a very small program with only about 30-40 students), it also includes an introduction to chamber music, a string orchestra/song class rehearsal and small chamber ensemble rehearsals and then refreshments. It's not a full length day but its enough to make you actually feel like you've started the program unlike some where the first day is simply just figuring out where things are. At least I'm already familiar with the campus from having had lessons there and having hung out with my sister there (she's a music major at UBC also :).
Well I will depart. It's my Grandpa's birthday today and there is a cake to be gotten.
Oh, and for any of you interested in what my hair looked like for prom....
Bill, do I dare ask how/why??
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