Here’s all of the pretty good things that have happened this past week!
Monday: I got to go to the library! I had some really overdue books I finally returned, paid my $3.60 in dues (That’s a ton!), and checked out two new books: Zombies vs. Unicorns & Tyrell. I also got a Norah Jones cd, Come Away With Me.
Tuesday: I got a 102 on my Algebra test!
Wednesday: Hallow’s Eve! I got a bucketfull of candy! I think I got more Butterfingers than anything if you don’t count lollipops.
Thursday: This day pretty much sucked.
Friday: I had to stay after school again for band practice, but-I passed my scales!!! Barely! I did all 6 of the scales in 1:37 out of the two minutes you get to do them. This is what the Band director said to me,
Band Director: Well, congradulations you passed your scales and your chromatic scale. Your tongueing is very sharp. I read that this can be caused by not having a strong enough reed. I think that we might need to move you up to a Level 4 reed from the Level 3’s.
Me: I’m already using the 4’s.
Band Director: *stunned* Wow. Maybe you should try a 4 1/2, then.
Me: *also now stunned* Ok, Thank you.
Band Director: Thank You!
Four-and-a-half! Oh My Goodness!!!! Level 3 1/2 is what most people in my level use. I just went for the fours last Christmas to see how they worked. By now I’ve gotten use to using them, but WOW! I only know 2 other people that use fours in my level and they’re really, really good. But, 4 1/2 !?! I don’t know anyone who’s ever even tried those before! I’m really, really, super-duper excited!!!
If you’re interested in all the things that went wrong this week, you can look here at The Bad Side.
Is anyone more excited than me about the new season of The Walking Dead?!? I didn’t think so!
How often do you really see an apocalypse show that lasts more than 6 episodes? I don’t think I’ve ever seen one as good as this. I was so mad when Dale died at the end of the last season. He was my favorite character! I always thought he was the most rational out of the entire group. Now, the best character is defintiely Carl, the little boy. Great child actor! And when Shane died, I thought, how are they even going to make another season? They just killed one of the main characters! I’m in the middle of watching the marathon right now, so I decided to share my anticipation with you. The new season starts tonight at 9/8central on AMC (Ha! You Dish-networkers!).
Does anybody else think that everything at Bath & Body Works smells the same nowadays? Remember when they had those good scents like cucumber melon and all of those fruits with real names? I do, and I know for sure my mom does. She used to wear that stuff all over the place! Now every single purfume or lotion or soap smells like a chemical garden!
Anyway, lately, my mom and I have been trying to find a store with really good-smelling perfume at low prices. Not like any Gucci or Giovani that cost $100 for a bottle the size of your thumb. We kept looking in a store similar to Bath & Body Works called The Body Shop, but for as long I can remember, the only thing they ever had that we bought was soap. Then, today all of a sudden- BAM! -right in the front of the store they’re announcing that they’ve created a body mist (How fancy!) line of products. Me and my mom almost fainted because we had just come out of the B&BW hoping for the hundreth time that some of the good flavours had come back only to come out with headaches from their smells.
There was a sale going on where you bought 2 and got one free so each bottle was about $8 which is average for my mom’s beauty budget. She got Satsuma and Mango while I got Strawberry. If I were you, reading this, I would go out and buy some of this stuff because The Body Shop uses ingriedients that are about a thousand times better for the environment and people than any other beauty store I’ve seen in a long time. They also support fair trade and a ton of other things like stopping abuse and people trafficking.