// There are only five weeks left in the school year for me, and my summer schedule has gotten me extremely excited! I will be traveling out of state for two weeks, then once I head back, I will be engaged in a numerous amount of activities. Church conferences and engineering camps are on the plate again over this upcoming season, but there are several new activities I'll be immersed in. Two specifics volunteering at the library and working as a camp help at a residential camp are two of these, although at the moment, the extent my involvement is within these two activities is a somewhat unclear prospect. Lastly, I may be potentially get a summer job, which I won't downright say what it is right away; it involves children, music, and the performing arts building where all of the national Broadway tours come in to perform. It may not sound as flashy or appealing as my internship last year, but to work for a local music group is actually great, because I get to work with music, and I just have a general love for the fine arts.
// Also, I'm thinking about binge watching shows. Both of these shows ended over the course of the past several months, but people have been getting on my case to watch Downton Abbey and Gravity Falls. I know the latter is a Disney cartoon, but many have told that it has a bit of a well-rounded writing style with a mature tone, and honestly, if the show's writing is good with well-agreeable characters, then it doesn't really matter to me if it's considered a "kids" cartoon or not. Over the course of the summer, I won't be seeing some of my friends anymore, because of traveling issues and whatnot, which makes me pretty sad.
// After more than six months, the hard physical copy of the Total Girl Magazine which I had contributed to during my internship arrived in the mail! I'm so glad it came, and now, I officially have at least two writing credits to my name!
// I was recently involved with Grease, the 1972 Original Broadway Version, which had closed a week ago, and if one thinks that having watched the original 1978 movie or the Live! Special does the musical justice, it doesn't-- there are so many well-composed songs within the musical that were in the original, such as "Those Magic Changes," "Mooning," and "It's Raining On Prom Night." One has to admit though, ninety percent of the people were there for "Summer Nights" and of course, "We Go Together." I loved working with everyone in the cast, as it was the longest and most intense production I've been in, despite being in ensemble. When our closing show finished, all of the middle schoolers in our cast (as it was a joint high school - middle school production) started crying, and it took me quite some time to console them. Being a part of the production was slightly the reason why I appeared somewhat incognito to the blogging world, although now that I am rehearsal free, I'll be able to blog more often.
// I'm playing softball for the first time ever this year, and it's somewhat nerve-wracking. Minus the skills needed for the game, such as batting, throwing, and catching, I honestly have no idea what I'm doing. Even at yesterday's practice, I had to ask people what I was doing because I wasn't entirely sure. I'm trying my hardest to observe how the game is played, and I'm slowly getting the hang of it. The one aspect which I need to immensely improve on is throwing at far distances. The ball arches like a rainbow and "kerplops" ten feet away from the other person catching it. Not the best throwing distance idea to be dealing with.
I want to catch up with you all, so tell me, what's going on in your lives? How have you all been?