Happy Earth Day!

photo (1)Hello!

Welcome to Earth Day! Aka, Armageddon in Portland. I always try to kind of sketch out my blog during the day while I’m dozing off in class so that I have a head start on the creative process (although I forget most of it anyway) and as I was walking back from my observation time at a local high school I took a lovely picture of the green, lush park blocks and thought about how I would mention the beauty of Oregon’s landscape and how we need to preserve it… And then things took a turn for the worse. Our oboe chamber group was practicing and all of a sudden it got super dark and the sky was just thrashing rain down onto those poor trees in the park blocks that I mentioned previously. It was nuts! … And sudden too. By the time I left to walk home for a quick break half of the sky had cleared up, leaving this amazing spectacle on the slower side. Really crazy, huh? The Earth is a magical place and we need to take care of it so that these little harmless phenomena are as bad as it gets.

I’m also feeling a little under the weather, although under this weird weather right now I’m not sure where that phrase leaves me. I think Eric passed along his cold with our quick Easter meeting this past weekend or something because my throat feels like it’s swelling shut and I’m swallowing fiery daggers – not fun! What with so much going on right now (opera 7-11 every night after a full day of classes) I can’t exactly stay home and sleep. I can, however, drink tea with honey (6 parts honey to 1 part tea of course) and suck on cough drops all day. I’ll make it through but I can’t promise it will be pretty.


P.S. For those who love dancing, watching dancing, or living vicariously through movies about an underdog going for a dream, you should become a fan of the film Dance Baby Dance. You can read about the story by following the link and get movie updates on Facebook and Twitter.

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P.S. Cash in a Flash Making Money Selling on eBay: for Moms, Dads, & Grads is a great new Kindle book by Jenice P. Alexander that can help you break into the eBay marketplace. Priced at only $2.99 it’s a steal that holds a lot of potential for you!

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P.S. PixTeller is a super cool program that allows you to create amazing images with a lot of personality! Design inspirational quotes, greeting cards, banners, and more. Then print or share and watch them go viral!



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