Tuesday, January 22, 2008

A Quick Look at the News

My boxing gloves came today. Yay!! Just in time--my knuckles are getting a little bruised from the punching bag. I've been beating the bag up a lot lately, mainly to keep myself from punching certain irritating people in my apartment complex. :-) I really need to learn patience and kindness.... Nah. These people just need to stop being annoying!! That's what I get for living in BYU housing, I suppose.

Has everyone heard the news about Heath Ledger? I'm actually quite depressed about it. He was only 28! I guess I don't handle death very well, particularly when young people die unexpectedly. It throws off my groove. :-)

Well, there's your sad and depressing news story for the day. Maybe I should counter it with a happy news story.... The polar bear cub in a German zoo opened its eyes today! Yay!!! There. That's happiness.

I hope you all enjoy yourself today. I'm going to teach some more piano lessons. Hopefully I won't make any of the children cry today. :-)

Quote of the Day: Take a music bath once or twice a week for a few seasons, and you will find that it is to the soul what the water bath is to the body. --Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

Movies for the Week: I Am Legend-- Am I the only one who didn't like this? It was not enjoyable to me, though Will Smith did a great job. It was mainly just depressing.
Jane Eyre-- This is the new-ish Masterpiece Theatre version. If you are in a sappy mood and have 4 hours to spare, this movie is great.

Thursday, January 17, 2008


It is so cold outside. I would cry about it, but my tears would only freeze on my face and make the situation that much more unbearable. January and February have to be the most miserable months ever for Utah, as far as weather is concerned. I must find a happy place.... (A dream bubble appears above Jules' head. Inside the bubble is a beautiful beach in Hawaii. She can almost feel the sand underneath her feet...until a blast of cold air pops the bubble and ruins everything. BLAST.) Oh well. Back to the lovely reality of school, work, and the miserable cold.

Ha ha. I'm such a whiner. Things really aren't that bad. I'm a couple of weeks into my last semester (YAY!), and so far nothing too hairy has come up. Of course, I'm not really expecting anything too strenuous to happen. I'm taking classes like fencing and kickboxing, after all. By the way, the more I kickbox, the more I absolutely love it. I can pretend to be tough in that class. Ha ha. Maybe now I can count all of those hours of watching Alias as "research." ;-)

I do have a dilemma about school, though. I've spent four years working on a music degree, all with the intent of going off somewhere to teach. Now that my four years are almost up, I've come to the conclusion that I don't want to choose teaching as a career. BLAST. I'm not quite sure what to do now. I'd love to go on and get a Master's degree, but I don't know what I'm doing. Truth be told, I would love to go into composition, but I feel so stupid around all these brilliant musical prodigies who have been winning composition contests since they were six years old. WHAT IS A MUSIC MAJOR FIT FOR IN THIS WORLD?! *Jules has a panic attack, takes a puff on her inhaler, and calms down. Unfortunately, now everyone in the school writing lab is wondering what sort of psychological disease she's dealing with. Jules decides it's probably best to leave now.*

I hope you're all doing well. If you happen to have any advice for a girl in the middle of a quarter-life crisis, please let me know. Hugs and kisses to you all. MWAH!


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