Sunday, August 15, 2010


Okay, I know this is nothing. I know that this is totally meaningless. I know that there are a lot of things that make much more sense to obsess over, but I am obsessing over this. I sang "Ndo" in choir the other day. Alright, for those of you not in chorale, let me explain. We often sing solfege (do, re, mi, etc) in choir. On friday, Ms. Lyford (our choir director) was all over this girl for singing "Ndo" instead of "Do". It happens when you put your tongue against the roof of your mouth and begin singing. This creates the "nnn" sound which you then turn into a "Do". And thus "Ndo" is created. Normally, singing "Ndo" isn't that big of a deal. For instance, when Ms. Lyford noticed this girl singing "Ndo" she told her and the girl corrected it. However, Friday wasn't any normal day. We were recording ourselves singing a simple solfege tune so that Ms. Lyford could test out her new recording devices and listen to how our voices sounded alone. I wasn't really sweating the recording thing. After all, the recording thing wasn't really something to sweat. I knew the solfege tune really well and it was really easy. I sauntered in to the practice room and prepared to sing the tune. I opened my mouth and sang "Ndo mi sol mi do". I noticed it and thought, "Crap!" which threw me off. I sang all of the right pitches with all of the right beats for each one, but I didn't sing it well. I made several other mistakes similar to my "Ndo" and I noticed them and they threw me off even more. Now, I still sang it pretty well. Not great and not as well as I could have, but pretty well. Nevertheless, it has been bugging me.

On to other things. There was a Mythbusters marathon on today which made me very happy. I had seen all of the episodes before, but it was still fun to watch. They have, without a doubt, the best jobs in the world. They get to be on t.v., do what they love, and, best of all, blow things up on almost every single episode.With they're knowledge of explosives, I would be very surprised if the F.B.I doesn't have a large file on them.

I really love those paper fortune teller things. They were never right, but they were fun to make. Also, if you got an answer you didn't like, you could always just ask the same question again and again until you got the answer you wanted. Maybe making those things is what made me like making paper cranes.

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  1. OMG i did the same thing!!! like the whole time before i went in i was like "dont say Ndo, dont say Ndo" but i did it anyways. AANNDDD i still cant get through the darn "1. 1 2 1. 12321." warm up without messing it up! lol. oh the strss choir puts us through.

    but i had a weird idea the other day. you know how Melvin is supposed to do spells when he turns beula mae into a cow? i was thinking it would be funny if u did the weird funny tenor part for Blackbird x). but then again no, that would just be weird...sometimes i have weird thought like that x)

    anywhoo this has been a really long comment, so bye bye now.

  2. Okay, if I didn't know you were in APAC and getting ready for Bookends, some of that comment from BroadwayBoundAlex would have been VERY weird.
    Anyway, those paper fortune teller things? They're called "cootie catchers." :)