Monday, September 15, 2008

glee in the face of agony

Cadie Ladie isn't feeling so well today, poor thing, so we spent the morning relaxing on the couch and watching cute cat videos on youtube while we wait on hold to talk to a triage nurse to get her in to see the doctor.  I have so much to say on the subject of inadequate healthcare practices and the impersonal setup of the systems that implement them, and my concern and utter indignation as a parent and a citizen that this is my only option...but, my current two minutes are up and I have to press "3" in order to continue to hold, and I'm exhausted from doing this for the past 2.5 hours while consoling an ailing child.  Instead, we'll share with you this video that seems to ignite Cadence's joy, we've watched it countless times and she smiles, squeals, and dances gleefully each time she sees it.
May it bring the same joy to all of you.

Peace, all.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Belated News

Good news everybody! This is a little late news, but my hard work has evidently paid off, and I made it into the symphony orchestra. It's an interesting situation, since the orchestra is made up primarily of students of WKU, so I feel a little out of place. But, I've been to one rehearsal and it was fun to be doing that again. Another odd thing is there are only 3 1st violins (I'm one of them), whereas the rest of the sections are a more normal size. Just gotta play louder, I guess. Anyway, I've got another rehearsal tonight, hopefully it will be as rewarding as the first.

In other news, I've decided to put my web development studies on the back burner for a little while, the October LSATs are fast approaching, and I need to study for those. I've just finished the Power Score course Lee gave me, and I'm planning to move on to practice tests, hopefully taking roughly one a day. >_<