Wednesday, August 20, 2014

I have no idea what I am doing

I have a Bachelor’s in Violin Performance.

I’m about to start my Master’s in Viola Performance.

I am going to be a TA.

What the fuck am I doing.

Yeah, I’m not good enough at violin to make it with that, so viola is a smarter choice. I know that I’ve been performing music harder than anything written for the viola for the last 6 years, so I know I can learn all the music. But I’m supposed to swoop in and teach undergraduate/non-major lessons and run orchestra sectionals… I’ve only had 3 semesters of viola lessons (spaced out over 3 years) and I’m supposed to be the expert. These people have all been playing viola a lot longer than me; I don’t have the slightest idea about what repertoire to assign, how to make sure I don’t pass on the technical mistakes and other bad habits that Dr. McClure embedded in all of us at Truman… My professor is already making drastic changes to fix my technique, so how am I supposed to teach those things if I’m hugely altering them myself at the same time? 

Meanwhile, just took a 3 hour music history entrance exam that confirmed again that I made straight As but learned nothing at Truman- the only answers I knew were things I knew before I even went to college because I was interested in them anyway. Hopefully somehow scraped through with high enough scores to pass a few sections. That’s what happens when you hire your church buddies instead of qualified teachers, kids.

What he was thinking

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

amazighprincex:

[Image: a series of tweets by justified agitator (@Awkward_Duck) on August 19, 2014.

1:23 AM: We literally laid in someone’s backyard for what seemed like an eternity while tanks rolled down the streets #Ferguson

1:26 AM: I’m live tweeting because there’s a media blackout. #Ferguson

1:33 AM: I’m so shaken. They’re literally just rolling around throwing tear gas into neighborhoods-not aggressive crowds. #Ferguson

1:34 AM: I was pouring milk over one guys eyes when they came back around and threw another at us. #Ferguson

1:51 AM: Let me repeat, THEY ARE GASSING NEIGHBORHOODS not crowds of protestors.There was only a few of us walking. there is no curfew, so why?]

cognitivedissonance:

Tonight in Ferguson, Mo. Even CNN is calling out police brutality.

We are watching history unfold. Do not stand down. Spread the word.

No justice, no peace.

Monday, August 18, 2014

comedycentral:

The Texas GOP has officially endorsed reparative gay therapy. Click here for more from The Daily Show.

unimpressedcats:

note to self: pocket cat

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papermulberry:

captainamerica-in-the-impala:

He and Legolas never had a single conversation, the only words ever spoken between them were, “and my bow”.

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raptortooth:

mybine:

lumos5001:

amazingpeetaisnotonfire:

sluttynuggets:

aphtaiwan:

johnhamishmorstan:

I don’t understand american school years what the fuck is a freshman or a sophomore why do you have these words instead of the numbers

what why would you use numbers

so IT FUCKING MAKES SENSE WHAT THE HELL IS A SOFT MOORE OR A FRESH MAN WHY ARE THE MEN FRESH

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America makes no sense, as usual.

bless the person that actually made the chart

laughter from France

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France what the fuck

(Source: vexingholmes)

that-flighty-temptress-adventure:

sHES TOO LITTLE TO EVEN DENT THE FREAKING EMPTY FRUIT LOOPS BOX BY SLEEPING ON TOP OF IT SHE IS 1 POUND OF PURE FLUFF JESUS CHRIST MY HEART CAN’T TAKE IT

unpretty-princess:

manhatinglesbian:

revolution-of-the-self:

niceandpeaceful:

Please watch the video.

I’m getting scared as fuck to be alive right now.

Fuck

Don’t let it disappear. Not now, not ever.

(Source: The New York Times)