Alas! It is finally time for the infamous annual presentation of The Phantom of the Opera!!!
Today was the day in my chorus class. All of the young ladies were swooned and entranced as Mrs. Horne gracefully belted out the melodies to this classic horror-story-turned-romance! I just love it! I remember the first time I heard the story in her class in sixth grade. My first thought was, Wow, how romantic! This has ever since opened up my eyes and ears to the world of musicals and has changed my world forever. I’m serious! You never really appreciate art or music until you learn of something so profound as to make you have a revelation of sorts!
Ever since, I’ve become obsessed with musicals and Andrew Lloyd Webber, to be precise. I’ve added at least ten to my mental musical repertoire, such as Jesus Christ Superstar, Cats, Rent, and Madame Butterfly. But, The Phantom of the Opera has ultimately topped my list and probably will for the rest of my life! Right now, I own the 2004 movie with Emmy Rossum, and one of the actual musical’s CDs (I think it’s something like the London Symphony Chorus). I’m planning on watching the movie in celebration of Valentine’s Day either tommorrow or Friday. I’m so excited! Even though it’s, like, the 6th time I’ve seen it!
Anyway, so I spent the rest of the day humming with all of the songs stuck in my head. What are you doing for Valentine’s Day?
I was not expecting anything for Valentine’s Day this year. But, I still gave out nearly 100 Dum Dums Lollipops to everybody that I know. In return I got a card from my bestie, Gina, a hug from my band bud, Haley, a bracelet from my math buddy, the other Haley, ironically a Dum Dums pop from Tabitha, and a piece of gum from this guy in my science class named Jared. I don’t think I’ve ever talked to him before, but Valentine’s Day is the day that I like to talk to everyone, which I think I’ve exceded at very well.
Afterwards, I went to my Girl Scout troop’s Valentine’s Day party. I felt really bad though because I’d run out of lollipops at school so I didn’t have anything to give anybody in the exchange. Sharon’s mom made her world-famous brownies and gave those out. I tried to eat one this morning, but it was, of course, way too sweet. As part of my Valentine’s routine mentioned earlier, I actually learned all of the Daisey’s names. They’re so cute! Also, I met Naomi’s (she’s one of the Cadette’s with me) sister and she looks just like her! Mrs. Heather also made these really tasty egg rolls. The last thing we did was The Cha Cha dance because someone’s dad made this really cool cd that was playing throughout the party.