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Cousins, cabins, and Condoleezza Rice.

Posted by cjaxon on November 25, 2010

“Did you know Condoleezza Rice’s mother taught Willie Mays?”
“I think you mean Billie Mays.”
“No, Chas, that’s not the same person. Anyways, she used to let him leave class early to go practice more.”
“It’s so good that she’s admitting that her mother, as a public school teacher, was showing favoritism to the athletes.”
“Well, I feel like that was the least of their concerns during the Civil Rights Movement…

“Do you have a good view of anything?”
“Yeah, you can see straight down the mountain, which I don’t want to do.”

“Quinn, do you want me to change you?”
[in toddler-speak] “I’m still working on it.”

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Bye Bye Birdie, Hello Othello

Posted by cjaxon on November 13, 2010

Can I just say, I’m loving the weather this week. It’s finally staying cooler, and the past few days have been rainy, dreary, and drab. I usually don’t care for weather like that, yet recently I don’t mind it so much. I’ve kind of felt that way myself, and it somehow cheered me up a little to see the rest of the world reflect that. And the trees are finally turning! Some of them are simply stunning.

I've been especially distracted by trees like this, with bright leaves and a strikingly dark trunk and branches.

Some trees just drop their leaves. Some trees’ leaves fade to a dull reddish brown before falling. But I’m captivated by the trees with vibrant, striking, bright colors that arrest my attention as I pass by. When I get to be old, I want to still be vibrant.  Read the rest of this entry »

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To Catch Up

Posted by cjaxon on November 4, 2010

Sorry it’s been so long, for a while there was nothing going on, and now there’s been a lot going on. Choreography Show went really well. (I was in the piece about Greek goddesses/dreamgirls fighting over Zeus, remember?) The audience seemed to like it alot and I was happy with my performance. I left directly from the performance to meet up with the St Luke’s kids on their fall retreat. By the end of the weekend, several of them said it was the best they’d ever been on.

We then had Fall Break. I’d been looking forward to Fall Break, literally, every day for a month. That Monday was going to be the first day since August that I hadn’t set an alarm clock. I wore myself out on the retreat all weekend, worked at the Haunted House on Sunday night (I’ll talk about that in a minute) and then stayed up visiting with friends… and Monday morning my body woke itself up bright and early at 7 am. I was less than thrilled. The rest of Fall Break isn’t really worth talking about, because I really didn’t do anything.

Since then, I’ve worked more at the Haunted House, Ultimate Terrors. The owners have cut a deal with OCU to pay the music and theatre programs if the students go work. The school encouraged all of the MT/VP and theatre students to work five nights each, as a form of “civic duty.” Read the rest of this entry »

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