Late night essay-working session in the UC. It's coming along okay. Meh. Luckily, there is a fairly cute guy at a table across the way who I keep making eye contact with on occasion. :) Thank you, optimistic outlook.
Working hard on homework (hence, the writing utensils). Also, I feel a cold coming on... sore throat for the latter part of the day... NOT GOOD as our opera opens this Thursday!! Ack! Vitamins, OJ, sleep (haha yeah right), and Ricolas, here I come! Good thing I stocked up over Christmas break.
This is the waterbottle that I was given for Christmas by good friends of mine. This little guy in particular is the reason I have been drinking so much water since I got back to school. :) How can I resist?
A piece of blue sky in January in the Pacific Northwest... a sight indeed. :)
I enjoyed taking this picture today, as it was one of my few breaks I took from doing work. Woke up earlier than most of my wing and went to brunch alone to do a little studying. From there, I headed to a practice room to prep for opera rehearsal tomorrow. After that, it was off to the library for a 2 hour Philosophy session. Then - a nap break! Woot! Following a wonderful snooze-session, 2 hours of simultaneous front desk sitting and Philosophy studying.... dinner and a break combined.... then a final 2 hours of Philosophy with a friend from the class.
Long, long, but productive, day. I think I understand more of my Philosophy class than I don't understand, so I've reached a good point.
Or have I learned anything? What is knowledge? Why is it valuable? How do you know that you know something when your truth is possibly false because it's based on your own perceptions, which you can't be sure of because you're the only one who senses the world like you do (or so you think)?
Welcome to Philosophy, suckas.
P.S. Another philosophical pondering (that is totally in some of our readings): What if you're just dreaming and I'm your projection (INCEPTION, anyone)? :) Sweet dreams!
... spending a lot of time in practice rooms. :) Spent about an hour today working on opera music. I am in PLU's production of Semele as the character Iris and a soprano in the chorus (the roles are double-cast).
The newest music I bought today just happens to belong to a good friend of mine. She just recently started learning her instruments (ukulele, guitar, and voice :D) and posted some EPs online... and they sound sooo amazing. She reminds me a lot of a mix of Regina Spektor (and sounds a lot like her, too) and Ingrid Michaelson. :)
Here's a link to her blog where you can listen to the songs: Claire Salcedo