Monday, November 3, 2008

Dead Tired

Some things to say before I drop off to sleep in front of the keyboard:

We had a long, hard rehearsal tonight. I can't remember my Iowa Stubborn alto harmony for the life of me whenever we start singing. The sopranos have it so easy. Bleh. We worked on partner dancing tonight. My cousin Lindsay was my partner first, which was fine because we both know the dance, and we're about the same height. But then I danced with a boy who was a good deal shorter than me, so his elbow angle was obtuse where it ought to have been right. (Yes, I'm doing Geometry this year...)

During my little sister's rehearsal, I got to stand around for about 45 minutes with my town's Shakespeare Festival's "dramaturg," talking Shakespeare. AND NANOWRIMO!!! I'm not doing NaNo this year (I'd love to try it... maybe next year) but as I know so many who are participating, and follow their wordcount status eagerly, I was SO thrilled to learn that she is participating - and has for years! And she's gotten to 50k every time. Wow. Her 9 or 10-year-old daughter who played our duke in Comedy of Errors is also doing NaNo. :D

My very wonderful confirmation class teacher gave all of her students little pro-life pins. The exact replica in size and shape of an unborn baby's feet at 10 weeks after conception. The pin is titled "Precious Feet" for good reason. When I showed my four-year-old brother, he asked why I was wearing it. How can you explain "pro-life" and abortion to a four-year-old? So I just said, "To show that I love all the babies in mommies' tummies." Well, it's true.

Um... I think that's all I have to say tonight. ;)


Alyosha said...

I'm delighted that you would even consider NaNo. :D Seriously.

Ah yes, my mum has one of those pins. And I know what you mean about explaining to four-year-olds^^ My youngest brother hears a lot of political and pro-life talk around the house, he's probably picked up a good deal...the other day he looked at our eight-month-old cousin and said, "Ha! Obama couldn't kill Emerson!" *shakes head*

Miss C.N.W. said...

I'm doing NaNoWriMo. Wish me luck. lol.

Courtney said...

hahaha, you did a wonderful expanation of the boy shorter than yourself! :D

what exactly is NaNo?? i have read few shakespeare so really am quite ignorant as to much about it.

very true, how DO you explain it to a 4 yr. old? you did a fabulous job!

Delaney said...

NaNoWriMo is National Novel Writing Month. Sorry I was unclear, it's nothing to do with Shakespeare. :D The website is here: Participants try to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days.

Good luck, Miss C.N.W.!

Miss C.N.W. said...

Thanks sweetie. :D

btw, is it as cold in your part of the woods as it is in mine?

Angel_Horses said...

I should try doing NaNoWriMo =P Not that I'd actually get very far!

The Real Katie said...

Hi Delaney!

I was wondering if you'd be interested in being interviewed for the Katie & Katie Blog!

Give me a shout out at Shakespeare & Showtunes if you'd like to be interviewed.

Thank you and God Bless!!

~The Real Katie

Michaela said...

Hi Delaney,
I'm supposed to let you know that I've awarded you the Premio Dardos award. My blog has more information on what to do with the award. Thanks