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December 2008

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A Whole Bunch of Stuff

A lot has happened since I made my last entry. Most importantly, I was accepted to the music school at Temple and they are transferring all of my academic credits from Drew. What I mean by "academic" is that they took everything except my chorale/orchestra/madrigals credits and my freshman seminar (but my parents think I should try to convince them to take it since it was an actual class, not just "welcome to college 101"). I'm going back to school!!

My Mom told people at her church my good news. I sing at my Mom's church occasionally, so they know me there. Well, one lady comes up to me and asked me if I was a year younger than Julie. Julie is my sister - I'm almost four years older than her. I had to explain to this woman that I went to college previously, but took time off and have been working full time. She seemed concerned about it.

There have been interesting developments in the relationship arena. The more time goes by and different things come to light the more I realize that I did the right thing. I only hope for good things for her - but I still don't understand; I probably never will, and I'm starting to be okay with that.

I've started being social once in a while. I recently made friends with someone who lives relatively close by and we hang out occasionally. She's hilarious and fun to be around. We have a lot in common so it works out pretty well. =)

I realize that I never made a follow-up post to my entry in which I pondered joining a GLBT Chorus. I did. I have rehearsals in Wilmington, DE every Monday night. Our concerts are coming up: Friday, March 28th and Saturday, March 29th at Opera Delaware Studios - it should be funny. There is an organization called GALA which I THINK stands for Gay and Lesbian Association of Choruses (its sad that I'm too lazy to look it up right now) and they hold a chorus festival/conference every four years. Well, it is being held this year and I'm going. I'm really excited about it - so I will be in Miami, FL for a week in July...I will most likely be staying with some people in Ft Lauderdale and driving back and forth. Fun! One day during our break in the middle of rehearsal, a couple that sing together in the chorus told me that they had a discussion about whether I'm gay. The one person goes "I told her that I didn't think you'd drive all the way down from Bucks County if you weren't! *laughter*" THEN she says that they said they want to find me a girlfriend. Whaaaat?! I thought that was the funniest thing ever. During the same interaction I pulled up my sleeves because it was warm in there, and the other person was all shocked that I have a tattoo. She said "Wow, I didn't realize you were so radical!" Someone else not related to the chorus told me that she never would have thought I was gay had I not told her. Ooooh how things change... Weird.

Work has been intense. One of my coworkers gave her notice last week and she was on vacation all this week. Another one of my coworkers has been sick. So it was only me and my assistant manager running the branch this week. It felt like the longest week ever - yesterday I felt like I was there for 15 hours or something, but it was only 9. We couldn't take lunches because there has to be 2 people there at all times. I also was pulled into working this morning because no one else from other branches was willing to cover for sick coworker #2. At least they are paying me overtime instead of making me take comp time. Really though, when would I have an opportunity to do that anyway? When coworker #1 is gone at the end of next week, that means it is only me and my asst. manager Monday-Wednesdays because coworker #2 is part-time and only works Thursday-Saturdays anyway. I'm scared.

I bought new shoes today - I'm excited about them, especially because they were partially paid for by a birthday gift certificate from the store and I earned "double points" on my rewards membership. That means I'm closer to another gift certificate.

This post is all over the place so I think this is enough. Tomorrow is Easter and then its my birthday! Sweet deal.


wow! congrats on temple! That's fantastic! I'm so happy for you!