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Play, Boston, and Chocolate Bunnies

I wish everyone a happy Easter Sunday filled with endless chocolate creatures and candy. I apologize for my lack of updating after spring play and the band Boston trip this month. Unfortunately, my beloved laptop caught a nasty virus which resulted in a thorough system wipeout and software reloaded. Thank goodness I backed up by stage play and other files beforehand.

 My first instinct this morning was to race down the stairs at warped speed to see the edible evidence of Easter celebration. I spent today happily scarfing down endless types of chocolate and desserts, for once tossing the weight qualifications for jockey college in the back of my mind. I tell you, holidays ARE DELICIOUS. A solemn Rest-In-Peace goes out to the two or three chocolate bunnies savagely devoured during the course of the day. I plan on enjoying the rest of today to the fullest extent possible before returning to my typical nutrition and exercise schedule tomorrow. If it’s for horses, well, I won’t complain!

After the astonishing performance by student theater earlier this month I know play will never be the same next year. Our actual performances were extraordinary. I firmly believe our wonderful cast and crew have the potential to accomplish anything in the world. The seniors graduating this year will be severely missed during the next play this fall. I can’t imagine  not seeing my friends and role models since nineth grade (and eighth for those I knew during my first band year) socializing backstage during my next remaining two years of high school. The stage manager who taught me so much will graduate, too. Thankfully I took a few pages of notes in a notebook on managing the stage and crew for next year when I assume her place. I know play will go on and eventually we’ll take the positions of the passing seniors. It will remain the same entertaining, creative, and thrilling after school activity as my first rehearsal for Alice in Wonderland last year.

Barely after recovering from the festivities of the play performance I left with the marching band on our trip to Boston for four days. There we took a walking tour of the city along with visiting the nearby locations of Plymouth and Salem. Practically everything related to the trip was exicting including the delicious hamburger and fries at Hard Rock Cafe, the nearly 80 degree swimming pool in the hotel, and spending time in Salem shopping in the neatest stores. I bought a tote bag from the manga/anime xxxHOLiC in a comic book store and examined a collection of pagan herbal remedies in another. Nearly every shop in the village had at least a few items related to my interests.  I returned home a very happy traveler with a couple great souveniers in my suitcase. One included a book entitled Victorian America which I already read halfway through. I recommend it to anyone interested in early telephone use, the practice of wearing black to funerals, or Queen Victoria.

Victorian America: Transformations in Everyday Life offers a free look inside the book. Enjoy it while gnawing away the ears of your favorite chocolate bunny.

-DA Agelle


Living in a Fun Mayhem

 It snowed on Thursday. In the middle of March. WHY? In my opinion, the snow is absolutely gorgeous in December while anticipating Christmas’s arrival. However, I do not appreciate it in the middle of March. Thank goodness it disappeared before the weekend or else I would become very upset.

So far I’m having a good time. Track, spring play, and weekends with my horses keep me busy enough. Currently I can balance my time between track and play very well. The only hectic moments will be days with track meets and the play practices before the performance in April. This year everything seems to be occurring in April. I have a one-day field trip to D.C., spring play, the band trip to Boston, and assorted track meets thrown in the mix. After that, finally, I can slow down to enjoy myself over the Easter break. After Easter my mind will concentrate on the rest of the track season until the desperately needed summer break begins! See? I’m not complaining about school one bit.

While absolutely everything seems to be occurring in my life I still prioritize work on Another Worthless Play. I have not posted any more scenes on this site because I decided to elaborate upon some of the earlier scenes. Right now I consider releasing the second scene after I finish this post. Since I am typing this during a fragment of free time in computer class it depends upon how much time I have left after writing this. I can promise that the play looks spectacular. I am currently working on the second act. Who knows? Maybe it will turn out to be my best piece of literature yet! I’ll just have to keep working on it and see.

As mentioned before in this post, I will travel with the marching band for a spring trip. I absolutely CANNOT wait to go. Along with the main attractions in Boston I will see Salem, Mass. and the historical sites related to the witch trials. While there I plan on taking countless pictures. The location may also inspire the creation of a few new spooky, dark stories! The concept sounds extremely  interesting. Upon my return I plan to post a few of my best pictures here and document my adventures during the trip. Until then I’ll be busy surviving the other adventures this spring.

-DA Agelle

Another Post

Honestly, nothing significant has occurred since the publishing of my last blog post. I am still writing my play, Shadow Realm, stories, and possibly a new comic series in my spare time. I really don’t want to clutter up this post with excruciatingly boring details so I will quickly touch upon the few interesting events that happened recently. For starters, the church where I work bingo at will no longer be hosting bingo. There are only two more weeks left until I work is done. Luckily I have another job lined up for me which I will probably start shortly before this summer. At least I am free from any conflicts which could possibly arise between work and spring play.

As of yesterday I discovered that, indeed, there will be a spring play this year. I cannot completely express how glad I am to hear this since play has now fused into part of my life. Nobody is sure whether the director chose the play yet. I wonder if she even read mine…

Adam recovered from his winter leg injury and I plan to ride him again when the weather warms up a bit. In addition to riding my horses I may quit taking private flute lessons in exchange for riding lessons again. This year I have a LOT of exciting things to look forward to this spring!

-DA Agelle

Let’s Go 2011!

Happy New Year! I can’t believe it’s 2011 already. Christmas is over and the next big thing to look forward to is spring play! So far this year is going great for me. I placed all of my Christmas money in savings for jockey school, future county fair/show funds, and a jockey saddle I hope to order before summer. (I’ll talk about that later.) Using the gift cards I received I ordered two items online. From Amazon I ordered a Kill Hannah t-shirt expected to arrive anytime between today and January 11th. I also ordered a racetrack style saddle blanket customized with Adam’s name as well as ‘J.B. Stables’. It is in the traditional #9 design (turquiose color) and I expect for it to arrive on the 13th. I cannot wait for the blanket’s arrival and hope to ride with it soon!

A friend gave me an elegant writing journal as a Christmas gift. After much consideration I decided to fill it with another stage play. This one will be about zombies for sure although I have no other specifications on this second play. When I have a few more pages finished I will share more information about it and possibly even post it here in the archives.

Hopefully these events will keep me preoccupied until the start of spring play. Adam is almost fully recovered so I hope to ride him more often in my spare time. Finally the band’s Boston trip is drawing near. These signs indicate that the new year will be an awesome one!

-DA Agelle