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{Monday, January 17, 2005 . On the Move}

It has been GO GO GO all weekend.

Saturday - speech meet. I completely got my ass kicked. I was really upset about it at first, since it was my last 'friendly' meet ever (and since I fucking got FIRST PLACE at the same meet last year), but I got over it quickly enough. Fuck it. The judges were clearly retarded. No, I'm not being sarcastic. Normally, I take criticism into careful consideration. I don't automatically disagree with people who don't like me or what I do. But after careful deliberation, I've come to the conclusion that a good portion of my judges this year have just been dumb fucks. I know I deserve better than this, and that's good enough for me. I am secure in my speaking ability.

Another speecher who has been severely shafted this season is my dear Diana. As yesterday was her final meet (she's graduating early), I'll do a little tribute here.

Diana. Rebel. Artist. Inspiration. She's had a fabulous speech team career, and we're all very sad to see it end. At her very first meet her freshman year, Diana placed sixth in Dramatic Interpretation with a piece about a woman poisoning her evil daughter. It was magic. Anyone could see that Diana would go far. She did fabulously for the rest of the season, although I can't remember any specifics. Her sophomore year, she performed something about a German woman with a retarded daughter. That was good, too. Last year, she had a totally awesome piece about this thirteen-year-old girl who had an affair with one of her junior high teachers and got pregnant. He moved away, but she tracked him down, had a nice, civil conversation with him, and then drowned their baby in his bathtub. Diana did well with pieces about women who kill their children. This year, Diana has been performing a piece about a girl who gets raped at a party, and I've heard she does it beautifully. I haven't actually SEEN it yet, but I can't imagine her not doing it well. Unfortunately, Diana was never given the opportunity to perform at Regionals. There were always older actors who were given the opportunity ahead of her, and as she has just graduated, she can't go this year, either. I am sure, however, that if given the opportunity, she could have taken it all the way to State. You're a talented woman, Diana, and my hat is off to you.

There was this chick in one of my rounds who looked JUST LIKE Barak Obama. It was so cool. Diana has a picture of her on her b-log. She was really good, too. Her speech was about diversity. She got shafted, though. She got sixth. I thought she deserved second.

For some reason, even though I spent a whopping seventeen hours at that flipping speech meet, I thought it might be a good idea to go have a sleep over at Sarah's house. I fell asleep right away, but I kept waking up to Tristan Esparza standing over me in that creepy way he does. I managed to have a good time, while I was awake.

Today was supposed to be the beginning of the annual Show Choir Lock-In, but I only went for two and a half hours. Used to be, we would rehearse for twelve hours a day for two days and sleep at the school. We can't anymore, though, so we just have two six-hour rehearsals where we don't really get much done. It kind of blows. And I missed most of today's, anyway, because I had to go to an orchestra rehearsal. I really enjoy EYSO. Pappy, Emily, and I went out to dinner with some of the other kids in the orchestra after rehearsal, so we didn't get home until about midnight. Christ, am I exhausted.

Nighty Night.

posted at 3:37 AM by Alison


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