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28 April 2005 @ 10:30 pm
The Deep Tale Of Having Stuff To Do  

Or how Rachel learned to stop hatin' and love the backstitch.

Many, many things to be at, up to and incl. writing in the third person.

Piano teacher informed Rachel that Rachel has her Grade Eight piano exam on Tuesday morning. Quoth Rachel: 'Surely you jest'. Unfortunately for Rachel's continued health and latent arthritis, Pearl has same sense of humour as dead wood pigeon. State of mind summed up as follows: jfjhdAAEGIER!#*!cg)!dkj. Perhaps is directly linked to fact that Rachel cannot play one major scale without wrongly inverting third and forth fingers -- hands revel in making up evil, possibly symbolist combinations such as 3-3-4 or 4-4-3 or 4-3-4 or one terrifying time, 2-3-4. Also Rachel cannot distinguish between left and right hand playing during ear tests wherein she is required to sing the left hand melody WITHOUT LOOKING. Rachel having singing voice of asthmatic vulture does not help matters.

In addition Rachel has art college exhibition in fortnight's time. She has written out a long To Do list complete with ticky boxes, the like of which she has not compiled since the Leaving Cert ate her brain. This made her feel happy. Ticky boxes -- secret of happiness in life? Discuss. Includes curing teacher-ruined batik of father's face which he thought was Elvis in the hamburger years and aforementioned backstitch and making sculptures out of latex hands and locating Lost Grails of Graphic Design designs and general HORROR.

May first marks date of 'having to make up mind as to what to do with rest of life'. Rachel may or may not have decided what this is ART WILL NOT FEATURE but parents would rather like to know, now please.

The really important thing in Rachel's life, though, really, when she gets down to it, is finding NEW FIONA WALKER (calling henbock ! calling henbock ! tis called Tongue in Cheek ) in bookshop. Rachel devoutly hopes it will not be as ABYSMALLY CRAP as the last one she wrote. Rachel is of opinion that Fiona Walker should not have been allowed to get married and be HAPPY as opposed to bitter, single and a good writer. Rachel hopes she will get divorced soon.

She also saw And then he ate my boy entrancers. Although she cannot understand why Georgia wants to go to Hamburger-a-gogo-land when she barely knows Masimo who's a twat, basically, this made her HAPPY BEYOND THE DREAMS OF MEN.

She is pretty much busy as a blue-arsed-fly, although she does not yet have a blue arse -- plans may or may not be put in motion, she does think it would be a talking point -- yet found the time to tell lj so.

 
 
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Current Music: 'Filthy Gorgeous', Scissor Sisters
 
 
 
Kat: gabrielkyasuriin on April 28th, 2005 02:53 pm (UTC)

Kat enjoys it when Rachel writes in 3rd person, and shall try it also. Did Rachel know that Kat's technical first name is also Rachel? interesting. Kat is her middle name.

Kat wishes things weren't stressful for you right now, but she supposes life is just like that. She extends her apologies and promises to kick it in the arse for you.

She is also excited that there is a new Georgia book. She actually lives under a rock and had not heard.

cheers :)
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on May 2nd, 2005 11:04 am (UTC)
Yes, indeed, we have the same two first names! It's kind of cool... also freaky... but cool.:)

Roll on May 14th, that's all Rachel has to say!

Yes, it has a BRIGHT GREEN COVER over here and Rachel is making her mother buy it as a sop for doing this godamn stupid exam...!
denial_girldenial_girl on April 28th, 2005 02:56 pm (UTC)
Ticky boxes -- secret of happiness in life? Discuss.

It must be a testament to how many exams I've written lately that I can actually create a thesis statement around your question.

May first marks date of 'having to make up mind as to what to do with rest of life'.

Now that is a deadline to end all deadlines.
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on May 2nd, 2005 10:50 am (UTC)
I LOVE YOUR ICON.

Exams and deadlines, I hates 'em, precious. :(
...: Psychobitch // teh_indychowburger on April 28th, 2005 03:07 pm (UTC)
Ticky boxes -- secret of happiness in life?
If they are the secret to getting many points in the Leaving Cert, then Emily highly approves of them.

Piano teacher informed Rachel that Rachel has her Grade Eight piano exam on Tuesday morning.
Emily dislikes music exams, and is very glad her music teacher feels the same way. She wishes Rachel much luck, and reminds her that there will be NO MORE MUSIC EXAMS EVER after this one (she thinks).

Luck is also wished re. making up m. as to what to do with rest of l.
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on May 2nd, 2005 10:31 am (UTC)
If they are the secret to getting many points in the Leaving Cert, then Emily highly approves of them.

As a motivational aide they're ace! There's nothing more satisfying after a day of study to look a list of things you had to do and see them all ticked off. :)

Heh, my teacher regards exams as next to godliness. She's kicking me out after it because I am so terrible at practising and she takes it as a personal insult. As for the rest of l. ...

One is getting there.

Sort of.

-.-
kabeyk on April 28th, 2005 03:19 pm (UTC)
Oh god, Grade 8 piano! I never managed past five, and scales and aural tests are the stuff of pure evil, you poor thing. I wish you lots of luck with that.x

kxx
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on May 2nd, 2005 11:05 am (UTC)
scales and aural tests are the stuff of pure evil



You said it, sista! *weeps and weeps and weeps*

And if you think I missed the DD10, NO! I have it read and ready to review, I just need time to type it out -- look out tomorrow, after the EXAM IS DONE, or the next day at the latest. :)
Mithmithborien on April 28th, 2005 07:22 pm (UTC)
I never learnt to play a musical instrument (the recorder doesn't count). I never passed the musical hearing testing thingy that my school gave everyone to see if they had a musical ear or two. Alas, I had none.


I have a bike:

Mithmithborien on April 28th, 2005 07:24 pm (UTC)
Damn, that frelled up.

I was trying to put up a ticky box. But maybe LJ doesn't like it because while I have a bike (I think) that was not my intention. Let me try again and if this doesn't work than I give up.


TICKY!


Mithmithborien on April 28th, 2005 07:25 pm (UTC)
Damn.

/comment spam
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on May 2nd, 2005 11:12 am (UTC)
I LIKE spam.

And green eggs and ham. *winks*
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on May 2nd, 2005 11:12 am (UTC)
Is that what that was? The bike was deeply mysterious to me...xD

I didn't realise you could do that type of formatting in comments, mind. Pity they can't let you edit them. I'm forever making typos.
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on May 2nd, 2005 11:07 am (UTC)
Oh, two of my teachers have been quite adamant that I have no musical ear at all in any way whatsoever... ear tests are always my lowest marks. Oh, and scales. And theory... *cries* ONE MORE DAY, THAT IS ALL IT TAKES.
gabbysun on April 28th, 2005 08:59 pm (UTC)
I always screw up my fingering thingies for the scale . . . I mean, okay, as long as I end up in the right place I'm good, right? It seems to work pretty well, as my teacher's somewhat nearsighted. xD

cannot distinguish between left and right hand playing during ear tests wherein she is required to sing the left hand melody WITHOUT LOOKING

They test you on that!? BULLCRAP!?


Ticky boxes make me fidget . . . I HAVE NO IDEA WHY.
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on May 2nd, 2005 10:59 am (UTC)
I wish mine was! 'smatter of fact, she's chucked me out! Good thing my exam is OMIGOD tomorrow. I won't have to see the mean silly woman ever again. Huh.

They do, and many other evil things besides. Ear tests are my weakest point because I don't have much of a musical ear, sadly. :(

I like to scribble them in instead of ticking them, actually. xD
gabbysun on May 2nd, 2005 11:37 am (UTC)
That is severely uncool. >O!? Although I'm envious that piano lessons are no more for you . . .?

I hate 'em, I does. Anything requiring aural-ness is teh suck. (I just got a theory test back from a piano thing IT SUCKED BY THE WAY and made a resounding 80%. xDD)

I put little smilie faces and hearts and things in mine if I'm feeling creative, but usually I just black them out.
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on May 2nd, 2005 12:59 pm (UTC)
Mmm, I think she's bipolar. It was not fun being taught by -- should I say screamed at incessantly by?! -- her, but tis over now! xD

You got 80%? That's an A over here! Kudos. I hope I don't screw up my cadences is all, or get the key sig wrong. *dies*

Yes, blacking out is very cathartic!
gabbysun on May 2nd, 2005 04:31 pm (UTC)
*throws confetti for you!* I am envious.

xD Ack, sure. Good luck!; I hate them six-sharped signatures and stuff. *strangles* . . . and what's a cadence? xD

Cathatic: An agent for purging the bowels, especially a laxative.

OMG!?
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on May 4th, 2005 02:28 pm (UTC)
Ach, well, despite all I kind of blew the scales. *winces* Still, it is over now!!

Cadence -- oh, gosh. Something to do with the left hand notes going from, say, the fourth note of the tonic scale to the fifth? (I think that's a... interrupted cadence?). Don't actually know!

CathaRtic! Purging the soul, more like. xD
gabbysun on May 5th, 2005 06:15 am (UTC)
Hooray! Here's to hoping the end result is well!

Holy . . . *brain explodes* I have no idea.

I N00 THAT. :O
Minnow: boyloveminnow_53 on April 28th, 2005 11:18 pm (UTC)
Minnow (D to you!) presents her respects to Rachel, just to say hello, and hopes Rachel enjoyed her evening in spite of imminent exploding pianos and college exhibitions. She hopes that Rachel will still find time to write fanfic during this busy period.

^_^xx
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on May 2nd, 2005 11:08 am (UTC)
I've said it before and I'll say it again, but D is the coolest name! My piano is quite close to exploding point, my mother has even been drafted in to test me on my scales... half a day and it's OVER!

Of course, as soon as I had no time to do it, fic ideas came flocking to my head like starved birds. ARGLEBARF.
Liz_eliza_b on April 29th, 2005 10:45 pm (UTC)
Er...Eliza doesn't get most of this, possibly because she knows nothing of the alternative universe in which art school and piano lessons reside, but nevertheless recognizes the underlying hysteria in this and sympathizes. Is sure that Rachel will be all right, in spite of writing frantic LJ entries in the third person. Life has a way of piling everything on at once and then, out of the blue, backing off, so hang on.
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on May 2nd, 2005 10:26 am (UTC)
Life has a way of piling everything on at once and then, out of the blue, backing off, so hang on.

Rachel is excessively grateful for this light at the end of the tunnel, particularly considering the state of her scales.

She just hopes it isn't an oncoming train.
Caitcoralia13 on April 30th, 2005 05:40 pm (UTC)
This sounds so stressful and crazy! I hope you come out of it okay. When will the madness end? Right now I have all these index cards on my wall listing all the things I have to do over the next week and a half. It is so so so so so satisfying to take them down, one after the other. Good luck!
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on May 2nd, 2005 10:47 am (UTC)
The madness will end on May 13th! I have a four day (FIC WRITING) weekend before I start work. Blerg. Your system sounds like my ticky boxes, only less easy to hide under a mountain of scrap paper...
Caitcoralia13 on May 2nd, 2005 11:01 am (UTC)
Right now I am headed up to main campus to turn in a whole slew of papers, etc. Then I get to take THREE INDEX CARDS off my wall!!!!!!!! YAY!!!

Can't wait for the fic! I should have a LOT of time, very soon!
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