just a few more

Posted by mountainmelody On 9/30/2007 06:42:00 PM 0 comments

the choir

Posted by mountainmelody On 9/28/2007 11:00:00 PM 1 comments
I've been meaning to mention an experience I had in DC. At the conference, they mentioned that anyone who was interested could join a choir to sing at the banquet.

Along with a handful of other women, I showed up at the choir rehearsal, which took place right before the banquet. That's when I learned that we'd be singing three songs--two of which I had never heard of.

And from the music I heard, it sure didn't sound like the other women had, either.

Instead of dragging this story out, let me just mention three small things I learned from the experience:
  1. 45 minutes is not really long enough for a group of strangers to learn three new full-length songs together.
  2. It's not a good idea to perform a song in a concert when you didn't quite get to the second half of it in rehearsal.
  3. While "letting the Spirit lead" sounds very spiritual, let's just say you may be led places that the music's composer never imagined.
Posted by mountainmelody On 9/25/2007 08:20:00 PM 0 comments

These aren't the greatest pictures, but at least you'll get an idea of some more things I saw.
Posted by mountainmelody On 9/24/2007 09:03:00 PM 1 comments

Of course I had to visit the largest library in the world!

Library of Congress

Posted by mountainmelody On 9/24/2007 08:21:00 PM 0 comments

If you knew how long it took to upload this, you'd forgive me for the shaky camera work. :)

the next best thing to a profuse apology

Posted by mountainmelody On 9/23/2007 10:01:00 PM 3 comments
Okay, people. I'm having a horrible time uploading stuff tonight. (Hmm, wonder if that has anything to do with my awful dial-up connection?)

So I guess you'll have to wait in suspense one more day, if you can hold out that long.
Posted by mountainmelody On 9/19/2007 07:03:00 AM 0 comments
Hello from on board an airplane!

Wireless internet is a wonderful thing.

Getting to the airport before the sun comes up is not.

not that I'm advocating not flushing...

Posted by mountainmelody On 9/17/2007 08:58:00 PM 0 comments
Every time you flush a toilet you use more water than the average person in the developing world uses all day for cooking, cleaning, drinking--everything.
Posted by mountainmelody On 9/15/2007 06:28:00 PM 0 comments

Posted by mountainmelody On 9/13/2007 09:25:00 PM 0 comments

only in Alabama

Posted by mountainmelody On 9/11/2007 09:09:00 PM 1 comments
overheard in front of a perfectly normal ice cream freezer at the grocery store:

Dad: Sarah, do you want Auburn ice cream or Alabama ice cream?

Toddler: Auburn!
Posted by mountainmelody On 9/09/2007 08:29:00 PM 2 comments


Posted by mountainmelody On 9/06/2007 10:20:00 PM 2 comments
Me: What are you excited about in GAs this year? (thinking playing games, learning about other countries, trying cool foods, etc.)

Girl 1: The aquarium!

Girl 2: Dancing!

As far as I know, we don't have any plans to go to the aquarium or dance during GAs, but maybe we should make some...

dissertation update

Posted by mountainmelody On 9/01/2007 09:09:00 PM 1 comments
Chapters written: 2
Pages written: 98
Words written: 31,136
Sources consulted: 292