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Kelsey Z.

the evening blurb

May 28, 2007 at 6:45 AM

I was killing some time around downtown the other day which for me always involves a stop into the local used bookstore. There are books piled high to the ceilings, you have to suck your stomach in to get down some of the isles and there are more books on the floor. I'd hate to think of the consequences if you sneezed too hard.....
This bookstore is one of my favorite places to go when I have some time to browse. They have a pretty decent music section too! When I was in the other day I picked up a brand new copy of a Vivaldi two violin concerto and Bach's concerto for oboe and violin as well I also found some Bach piano music in brand new condition, all for under 12 dollars! The biggest highlight though was finding an Orwell book I've been looking for for almost 2 years now! "Down and Out in Paris". I was super excited and am already on chapter 8!

This has been the year of graduation ceremonies. First, my brother's then last week my sister's and then last Friday I had my convocation ceremony. I finished school last year and did the "major" things like prom and what not but could not do convocation because I did not submit my credits in order to allow me to make a math course first semester last year. So now, I have officially graduated. It was a little strange since I really didn't know very many people there. I was the last of over 300 people to get my diploma. It was a LONG evening. It's nice to be officially done and have all the necessary paperwork stuff done for school for this fall. The only thing left to do is to register for my courses on June 14th!

Orchestra, chamber choir, chamber strings, chamber music, musicianship, music theory, music history, my private lessons, English - thank goodness I don't have to take class piano! I'm very excited for the fall! I just hope I can keep up with the playing demands.

For anyone who knows me well and has ever browsed at my movie collection, they know that I am a Tim Burton and Johnny Depp fan. Today I got to go and see Pirates of the Caribbean 3. What fun! Ok, so it's probably not as good as the first or second one but I still enjoyed it a lot! There was literally no (or very little) plot and the "plot" to me was a surprise based upon the trailers and what I had read prior to going. It was a grand few hours to spend at the theatre though!

From Terez Mertes
Posted on May 29, 2007 at 4:47 PM
Yay for local used bookstores! It's a miracle that they're still surviving - you remind me that I should seek one out and spend some $$ there (well... $) some time soon.

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