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Kelsey Z.

music camp and pirating - pay attention you landlubbers!

July 23, 2006 at 1:19 AM

It's that time of year again! I'm going to music camp! I'm not sure you can technically call it "camp" since I'm staying with a host family in a house a fair distance from where the program is but it's still summer music fun in one of my favorite cities!
Yoga...pilates....dance....theatre.....drumming....chamber music....fellow students....amazing faculty.....and more (!).....it should be fun!
The downside to this outing (which I actually don't consider a downside) is my access to technology will be limited meaning no blog updates or hijacking of threads with "I'm the best violinist ever" or the like. Instead, you will all be forced to greive the loss of me (if you are that attached to my blog and myself) for a time and anticipate my return in mid August which will hopefully include photos from me and a warm welcome from you! Now it's just down to packing and a little bit more cramming to learn my music before I go. Let the countdown to departure begin!

In other news. I am a confessed Pirates of the Caribbean addict. It's mostly Johnny Depp's fault that I'm addicted seeing as every movie of his I've seen, I like and this started back when I was 7 or so. Edward Scissorhands won me over and from then on I was attached. Anyways, now it's hard to watch a movie like the original Pirates or even the second one and not get caught up in the music and the adventure of being a pirate. A pirate! Wouldn't that be cool if a person could be a pirate for a day and experience a life like those under Captain Jack's command? Well it seems as though my "dream" might sort of come true. A dear friend of mine who will remain nameless for a number of reasons, mainly because....well let's just say I might have to kill someone in the near future. Anyways, continuing on. My dear (nameless) friend's Mom read an article in the local paper about a play that was looking for a couple of people to fill the shoes of pirates. My friend took it upon herself to call after I joked around about how fun it would be to be a pirate and apparently we are now both pirates in this play. This might not be so terrifying but I cannot act. My acting stints consist of vocab skits and Shakespeare skits in English and let me tell you, a laughing witch in Macbeth isn't exactly the ideal actor to part match. So, assuming my schedule for September and August don't conflict with rehearsals I am going to be a pirate in a play. I can't act. I'm not really piratey but I will have to get my "Arr" on. Apparently "Yargh!" means, "I agree completely" If I get anything out of this experience at all, may I learn how to fence (I've always wanted to fence) and may my ability to carry myself on stage comfortably improve.

Oh, and before I go. Jasmine requested I pay homage to her so Jazz, yes you are the sexiest violist I know. Happy now?

From Jasmine Lewis
Posted on July 23, 2006 at 1:22 AM
YAY! I'm happy now.
From Pauline Lerner
Posted on July 23, 2006 at 6:32 AM
Kelsey, you never imply that you are the greatest violinist ever, and I certainly will be happy to read your blog when you return. Ahoy! Have fun!
From Sydney Menees
Posted on July 23, 2006 at 12:48 PM
Arr, have a good time at camp and, YARGH, pirating would be fun, matey. :-)
From Ben Clapton
Posted on July 23, 2006 at 3:29 PM
Do you do anything special for International Talk like a pirate day? - September 19
From bill _
Posted on July 23, 2006 at 7:16 PM
One of the boats I designed was being built in the same yard down south where the pirate ship was being built. It was very cool to take a look at that going together. I haven't seen the latest movie (in which that ship appears) but the yard where it was built was completely washed away by Katrina. THey are back in business, though. It just goes with the territory--being washed away and all (not to minimize the upheavalor anything--just people have to eat!).
From Kelsey Z.
Posted on July 24, 2006 at 6:30 PM
Thanks everyone, and Ben..no I don't though I did look at that site once. The pirate speak on their is umm...not quite family friendly lol.

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