30: “It’s the End of the Year As We Know It…”

I really hope you got that reference… XD As my final project for Honors English II was all about music, I figured it would be appropriate to reference a song as my title. Besides, it is nearly the end of the semester (at least for me) and I CANNOT WAIT! XD Although really, my semester hasn’t been that bad. I liked all of my classes and nearly all my teachers, I like AUM, I actually enjoy taking tests (although the stress is a little annoying), and my saying “yeah the semester’s almost over woot woot I can’t wait for summer” is just me being my normal complaining self and also succumbing to the stereotype of the college student who can’t wait for school to be over. XD I can find something happy about basically everything that happens to me. For instance, school was wonderful. Finals are wonderful (mostly because they’ll be over soon). I have a concert on Thursday, and while I do need to work for it and I don’t particularly enjoy practicing, it’ll be a lot of fun, especially since I love the space I’m going to be playing in, people I know will hopefully be there, I’m getting paid, and it will mark the end of my first year of college. Then starting that afternoon, we start packing to move, which hasn’t happened in 4 and a half years: the longest time that any member of my family (that is: me, my brother, and my mom) has been in the same house. We’re all getting a little restless… I really love moving, and while obviously that’ll be a whole ‘nother kind of stressful, it’s also going to be fun to move to a new house, a new city, and a new school. But I digress. Back to my main point: I’M NEARLY DONE!!!!!!!!!!!! I’ve finished my final project, which will be up and edited by tomorrow morning (well actually it’s up now, just in the ‘pending’ stage until I edit it), and after I finish this blog post I only have a half-page summary about my final project to write, and then I’m completely done with writing for the year!!! There’s obviously my English final tomorrow morning, but that’s just examining everyone else’s projects, explaining my own, and eating some lovely breakfast in our classroom. Not bad, all things considered. XD So to wrap up quickly before my head explodes and I go even further off topic, this is the last post I’ll write that’s an assignment for my Honors English Composition sequence at Auburn University Montgomery (*sniff* *sniff*), please check out my Final Project page under the “Honors Comp II” tab once I get it up there, be sure to look at my Padlet page for my final at padlet.com/wall/bluewaterbookworm, and enjoy whatever it is you’ll be doing this week!!

I’ll talk to you again in the near future!!!

Read on!! <3

27: Hank Williams

As part of the research for my final project for my second semester of Honors English Composition, I visited the Hank Williams Museum in downtown Montgomery. Now, I’ve seen and passed by this museum for the past eight years that I’ve lived in Montgomery. I know that Hank Williams was born in Montgomery. I’ve driven (when I say ‘driven’…) on the highway that was named for him. While visiting my stepdad’s family plot in a cemetery downtown, we drove by his grave and I got to see it. But somehow, in all this time, I’d never actually been in the museum. Quite astonishing, really. XD

If you are 15 years old or older, the museum costs $10 apiece (an outrageous price, really). It’s $3 for those between the ages of 2 and 14, and free for those under two.
The museum itself is a tiny low storefront next to a hotel, and it always looks closed, even though it’s apparently usually open. It’s very inconspicuous, and so probably no wonder that I’d never actually been in there.
You can’t take pictures of the inside of the museum, but you are allowed to take pictures of the lobby, such that it is. Or rather, isn’t. So the pictures that I’m about to post in this post and the pictures that I’ll post on my project page and on my Padlet poster are from the lobby of the museum and from online; none from when I was actually allowed into the museum with two of my friends.

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I should’ve taken a picture of the gigantic Indian statue that was in the middle of the “lobby”, which was apparently for his song “Kowaniga” (I think that’s what it’s called), and which had the signatures of a bunch of people on it, but I didn’t think it was that important. Perhaps I’ll find a picture online somewhere.

So that’s my short little picture post about the Hank Williams Museum. Perhaps soon I’ll actually write about what I saw in the museum itself, as some of it was fairly cool… *shrugs* Okay, one of his suits was pretty awesome. But the rest of it was just okay. XD

Laterz!!

Read on!! <3

26: Alabama Music

I am in the half of my English class that was unable to go to New York for four days (this Wednesday til tomorrow). It was not for lack of effort: I had a perfect GPA last semester, and I have more than enough service. No, I started college before the age of 18, and so by law I cannot go anywhere on a trip with AUM until I turn 18. D’Arvit. But, just because I’m not going to New York, that doesn’t mean I don’t have to do a final project. While the seven kids who did go to New York will be writing about memorials and things in New York, the six of us who were left behind in Montgomery will be writing about a particular subject in Montgomery and Alabama. In my case, since I’m ‘officially’ a professional musician now, I’m going to be writing about music in Alabama– well, I’m going to be writing about famous musicians from Alabama and famous music scenes/studios in Alabama. XD

So here we are! This is my quick update that I’ve been assigned to do about what I’ve found for my project. I’ve been studying for tests, cleaning my house, and releasing my first CD, so I haven’t had a whole lot of time, but I did find this Wikipedia page that should prove to be immensely helpful in giving me people, places, and things to research. Mwahaha. 😀

So that’s my quick update! You’ll probably be hearing more updates from me in the next couple weeks, and hopefully I’ll have more time to research, blog about my research, and possibly even blog about other things. Imagine that!

Read on, dearies!!

And if you want to see some of the things the lucky people in New York have been doing, look up #aumhonorsnyc on Twitter. A couple of cool pictures and funny stories, and, I’ll admit, a bit of jealousy on my part. XD Onwards ho!

Honors English Final Project Part 3

Four o’clock in the morning.

December 6th, 2012.

FINALLY DONE.

Okaaaaaaaaaaaay Imma just go to bed now. Argh. NEVER procrastinating again. Hopefully. That was a bad experience. But a good learning experience. See, I cannae even talk in complete sentences now, or at least not ones that make sense. Argh. I shall not have spelling errors. No I shall not. I almost just made one. Argh. A lot of “Argh”s in this post, don’t you think? Ah well. It’s late. Or is it early? I just don’t know any more. But seriously. Argh.

I’m not even sure if I can get this post to be the required 200 words. I think I’m too tired to function now. Too bad I still have to post a digital form of my final project. It shall be coming soon. Keep an eye on my Honors English I page. It’ll be there eventually. I can’t believe I’m actually going to have to do things and talk to people today. Yikes. Should be entertaining. Hopefully this “all-nighter” will have cured my cold. Hah. That’s not how things work, is it? Oh well. It sounded good, in my head at least.

AHAH! ALMOST 200 WORDS! YES! I CAN GO TO BED!! After I post pics/a digital version…

Enjoy reading my slightly sleep-crazed book! (if you can read it in the pics, which you should be able to do)

Welcome to college!

Read on, once you’re awake enough… *snores*

Honors English Final Project Part 2

Part 2 of the Honors English project!!!

Now, I really should have posted this a couple days ago, but I’ve been so busy doing the actual project (imagine that) that I haven’t had time to post. But here’s a quick update:

I took a lot of pictures. Like seriously, a LOT of pictures. And I found out some interesting information while doing it. I’ve planned out what every page will be, even though I’ve only written 6 (YIKES!). I’m currently working on finding out background information and more pictures for the rest of the sections of the book.

COLOR EXPLOSIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Just a bit, yeah.

My mom actually looked slightly scared when she saw the first couple pages of my book. “Is it supposed to be this colorful?” she asked. My response was an enthusiastic, slightly maniacal grin and nod. “It’s actually supposed to be slightly overwhelming for 4th graders.” I said. I feel so bad for the poor 4th grader that will pick up my notebook and be terrified by the sheer amount of color in the book… Also my rather atrocious handwriting, although I have been trying to make it look more or less legible. There’s one page where for half the page I wrote from the bottom up and the other half was from the top down. Poor, poor child that will have to suffer through this, but hey, it was fun!!!

(Like, a crazy amount of fun. Yikes. I should not be having this much fun while being so stressed. Yikes…)

Anyhoo, I’ll update you tomorrow as to what it looks like when it’s finished!

Read onwards!!!!!!!!! ^_^

Honors English Final Project Part 1

The final project of the year!! Quite exciting, isn’t it? And at the same time, I will miss my crazy class for the few weeks between semesters. But I’m sure you want to know what exactly the final project is. Trust me, for quite a while, so did I. 😉 And the project is: (drumroll please): a notebook!! (Not quite what you were expecting, was it?) Yes, it is a notebook collage of our memorial to Montgomery, Alabama. We are allowed to use any media we want: pictures, menus, glitter glue, markers, pens, stickers, pencils, socks, absolutely anything. As long as we can relate it to Montgomery.

I began my notebook by gluing pages together. Not the most exciting of tasks, but it needed to be done, and it was actually rather fun to do. I also numbered the pages as I glued them together. I should mention that by accident I had picked up a graph paper notebook as opposed to a college-lined notebook at Target, so I was rather furious before I realized that a graph paper book would be “out-of-the-box”, and so would make my notebook interesting, although unplanned. I then glued two pieces of paper together and then glued them to the cover of the notebook. And then the fun began. I DREW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Okay, I exaggerate a bit. I put stickers on the cover, and then I drew a heart, a star, and a book. Not exactly Manet. The stickers were music stickers (of course) and shiny letter stickers that I used to spell the words “A Bookworm’s Guide to Montgomery Alabama”. I figured I’d stick with my little bookworm theme. I even used the same color of blue pen! (Which isn’t that much of a surprise, considering it’s my favorite color…) And then I mostly made the table of contents, and I began a section of it, and then the class period was done. Kthxbai. XD And yes, that was a rather abrupt way to end it, but it was for comedic effect. And that’s actually almost exactly what happened.

And so, that was the first part of my final project for Honors English I 1017 at Auburn University Montgomery in Montgomery, Alabama! And I should have kept that elaborate sentence for the final post about this project. Ah well. I’ll probably do it again.

And so my dear friends, I leave you now, with the promise that I shall be back again sometime soon with part 2 of my final English project. So until then! Read onwards!!