On Friday I stayed after school and walked to the mall to eat before going back to school to help with the Bandomonium 2 concert. It was unbelievable, there were more than 300 people there and the performances were top notch. Before it started Steven’s family brought in all of these Gimme 5 band t-shirts with the design I made on them, but not only that, every one of them was wearing a personalized version of it. They sold alot of the t-shirts but many of people walked in with them already on. It was awesome and they made alot of money from it. Most of the show I was either selling tickets and shirts or upstairs recording the show. The control room upstairs was a great view, my friends came up there and we had a good time. I got paid some too which is always nice. I must have gotten home about 1:30 and went to bed at 3.
The next day I woke up at 5 for the MCCGA drumline contest. We had to be at school at 6:00 in the morning. I was never so tired in my life. I was completely out of it that morning but I managed to get our show down to the point were it was performance capable. After a long bus ride up to Eureka we had little time to do anything… we had to get dressed on the bus, immediately ran through the show once when we got there and a few minutes later we performed it. It wasn’t all that great of a performance, to be honest, and we only performed 3 of the 4 music pieces because we just didn’t learn all of them. If I remember correctly we received a 61.5, outscoring only one other band, which was a middle school. Although there were no awards and the contest was more of a means to tell how well your line is performing relative to its capability, it wasn’t all that great of a score. We could of done better but we expected to get a much lower score. I got back at 4 something and didn’t get home until 6:30 after running errands all over the place. I think I went to sleep at about 9 and didn’t wake up until 12:30 in the afternoon.
On Sunday my grandma’s best friend’s son Joe who lives in China came to my grandma’s house. I went over there and got a perspective on how live is like as a former person living in the U.S. living in China. It was actually interesting to listen to. I’ll probably see him later this week as he wanted me to fix his computer. Apparently, one of my grandma’s friends actually reads the legal classifieds and saw that I was in business and referred me to Joe. Strange, but I could always use the money.
Today I talked to my English teacher after realizing I still haven’t done a paper due last week. She was very nice about it and gave me a prompt and advice on how to complete the essay. Lucky for me she didn’t grade our papers yet so if I do it by tomorrow I’ll get a passing grade. When I rewrite it it’ll be boosted to a C or better, so I’m happy that I won’t get a F on it. Another thing Joe was talking about is how important it is for academics and everything and I decided that I should try to focus more and take school more seriously from now on. Starting with this paper.
Final words: my iPod ships today and there is only 9 days, 13 hours and 58 minutes until I’m 16. 😀