Friday, March 18, 2011

4's

Only for you, Caroline ;)


1st ~four places I go

Dance
The mall
Church
The bathroom


2nd ~ four favorite smells

The ocean
The AC when it first turns on
My cousin's garage
Plumerias


3rd~ four favorite TV shows or movies

Survivor
Pride and Prejudice
Jurassic Park
Princess Bride


4th ~ four recommendations

Dance. It's
the best kind of exercise
Read Jane Austen
Take showers
Buy Apple products.


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Birthday

I'm so old. I'm 18. Now I actually have to act grown up. Ugh. ;)

Yesterday Madre and Scoutmaster took me to get some cowgirl boots. I've been wanting some for a while now, and I was pretty excited. I've been shopping for two days now and I still haven't found exactly what I'm looking for (it's my darn feet, too. They are reeeeally wide). But Scoutmaster is determined to find me a pair that I really like. I'll find my dream boots someday!

Then I went with the Twins and L to see Justin Bieber movie. Oh my goodness it was soooo good! I came home and bought one of his albums and several other singles.

It was a really good birthday :)

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Feis


This is me at the Feis yesterday. I had a blast! By far the best feis I've been to and it was the longest.

So my first dance was the reel. I really botched that one. The whole time I was dancing I kept thinking "Oh man I can tell that was bad, and my turnout is awful, geez I might as well give up." And when I checked my results, I hadn't even made the list (the score sheet only shows those who make the top 5). So I was a little bummed. I knew I wasn't good enough to move up a level at this competition, but I was at least hoping to be close. One of my really good friends found out at the same time that she got first! So she moved on to Prizewinner. She was so happy she started crying! She has been working for a really long time to get first.

Next was my light jig. I got 3rd. Good, but not quite there yet.

But my Slip Jig, boy have I been practicing for that one. I had been really working hard to get that one good, I practiced that one alone for a week. So when it came time to compete for Slip, I did what Caroline told me to do. I thought "I own this!" the whole time. Checked my scores later and almost cried like my friend. First!!! I'm a Prizewinner in Slip Jig!

Then I did some figures (dances with one or more partners). I didn't know I was going to be competing in figures until a couple days before the feis, and nobody really seemed to care if they did well or not, so those were just for fun.

Then I had my hard shoe dances. Got 2nd in Treble Jig. So close!

Interesting story about my Hornpipe. So Hornpipe was another of the dances that I spent forever working on. As I'm waiting for my turn, I was watching all of the other dancers, and occasionally I would think "oh she's got really bad turn out, I can do better than that." I just couldn't help it! It's a competition, its very hard not to watch other competitors in that way. But I would immediately want to slap myself, because they are very nervous, and I have only gotten one first, so who am I to judge? So (stupid me), I said a little prayer: "Heavenly Father make me stop being to mean, I need to be humbler."

Can you guess how I did in that competition? Yeah, I failed. BADLY. I didn't even make the list, and that was one of the dances that "I owned". So I was pretty humbled.

I have two months until my next competition, and that's plenty of time to get all my other dances ship-shape. I can actually see moving into Prizewinner as a possibility. I have a good idea of where I am and what I need to do to move up :)