At around 11:00 a.m., my mom and I went out to start our awesome 3-day Memorial Day weekend, well, 3-day for me because I don’t have school on Monday, but she still has to go to work. Neither of us had had breakfast yet because my mom spent 5 hours gardening (she thinks she’s finally done!), so we made plans to go out and get lunch and hang out at the beach.
For our lunch spot, we traveled to Peg Leg Pete’s. We decided to sit inside for the first time ever, and it was good, but I think that I’m going to want to sit outside next time. Our waiter was an Asian guy named Jimmy and I’m pretty sure he lives in my neighborhood because he kept staring at me like he was trying to recognize me, too. He only gave us, like, 30 seconds to look at our menus. Because of the short time span, I ended up ordering a Cajun Burger with “special Cajun seasoning” even though me and my mom knew that was just the Tony’s Creole Seasoning that we use at home all the time. When I got my food and took a bite of it, there was something weird going on. I looked at it and there were these really odorous green slug-looking things on my burger. I asked my mom what they were, she said pickled green peppers.
I don’t think I’m getting that again.
After that, we headed out to the beach around noon. It was at least 90 degrees outside! As we were walking to the beach this crazy, super weird looking lady came up to us and just started talking to us. My mom and I tried as hard as possible to ignore her and then she just left and started talking to some other people. The first thing we did after we set down our stuff, was jump into the ocean. We stayed in for like, 2 hours. Then we got out and took naps on the beach. When we got up, both of us had the awesomest tans ever!!
That concludes my Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend.
There were two parts to Dream Flags for me: the Night Performance and the Daytime one. I’ll start with the night one.
On April 30th at 6:00, it was rather nice outside, perfect for a band concert. Symphonic Band and the Beginning Chorus were the only groups performing that night. My band played Wind Chimes (UGH!), Cyrstal Moon, The Tempest, and The Rainbow Connection. The Beginning Chorus, that my brother was in, sang Fireflies by Owl City and this really get-stuck-in-your-head-song called Everlasting Melody. Nothing really exciting happened at the night one.
Much, MUCH more on the other hand, though, the Daytime performance on May 1st was not that good…
First off, the two groups performing at this one were the Symphonic Band again and my advanced Chorus, the Soaring Voices. So I had to keep running back and forth between the two and tripping on all of the wires that went to the speakers and microphones because the setlist went band chorus band chorus band chorus like eight times!!. Secondly, we had to perform three separate times: 1st, 2nd, and 6th period, which I admit would be the best times to have it since those are my least favorite classes. Except for the fact it was like 90 degrees all day!!! By the second performance, everyone was sweating like pigs in a bacon factory! I could just feel myself getting a huge sunburn, which thank goodness turned into an awesome tan after the next few days. With all of the heat it made the chorus and the band sound hideous. So hideous that in the third perfomance, band had to cut out two of their songs since nobody was playing them right at all. My chorus sung (sang??) How Can I Keep From Singing, DreamKeeper, and Seasons of… LO-O-O-O-O-OVE!!!!! The best part of the whole, entire performance was seeing Mrs. Woods, Ashton Woods, and this other lady do their annual poetry dream-themed rap thang. Wow it was absolutely spectacular and beautiful. Finally, I got to hear a ton of my buddies who got picked read out their Dream Flags poems. All of them were really good, especially one of the ESE kids’ poems about how when he grows up he’s going to run a barbeque restaurant and help save all of our town!
Since I have Chorus 7th period, right after Dream Flags, I got to help put all of the risers and stands and equipment away. After that, my whole class made a huge line that wrapped around the room twice to get to the water fountain. That was pretty much my Dream Flags Ceremony for this year and boy, I can’t wait for next year!