Saturday, April 18, 2009

I Must Not FAIL!

Every once in a while when I have an online project going on, there's this little thing called "real life" that tends to get in the way. I am referring, of course, to the fact that I did not post anything for BEDA yesterday even though it was only like....the fourth day of me doing it. Oops.

I'll tell you what I was doing, though:

Yesterday I was working at one of my part-time jobs (the one where I scan loans all day at a Credit Union, not the English Tutor one) for virtually the entire day. As soon as I got home I warmed up my voice a bit and rushed over to a local university graduation ceremony at which I sang the national anthem. It was rather scary; I got much more nervous than I usually do when faced with the prospect of singing in front of others. I mean, "The Star-Spangled Banner" can be pretty daunting. Fear not, though, it went rather well.

As soon as I finished up at the graduation I hung out with one of my friends; we ATTEMPTED to watch a John Wayne movie with her male cousin and friend. It took us about an hour just to pick a movie that all of us were willing to try, and though I'm not a real fan of old western movies or John Wayne, I was all for watching this movie because I was sick of the boys picking a movie that we didn't want to watch and us picking a movie that they didn't want to watch. Turns out this movie wasn't even a Western. Mr. Wayne was a pilot in this show. And it was REALLY boring. I NEVER fall asleep in movies, and I could NOT keep my eyes open. Oh man.

Anyway, to make a long story short (or at least LESS LONG), I didn't get home until it was quite late and my family was already in bed so I couldn't use the computer. Basically, sorry I failed BEDA as far as yesterday goes. BUT---I will make it up!!!

Here's the deal, leave me comments requesting a specific type of story from my life that will be sort of a punishment for me to share with you. Think bad date stories, embarrassing moments, silly recurring nightmares, whatever you want. I will post said request either tonight or tomorrow in addition to the post for that day.

Under-Appreciated Vocabulary Word of the Day:
roorback (n): an ugly rumor used in politics against an opponent

P.S. Random thought: Have you guys noticed how generally at big national events the person who sings the national anthem gets so into "jazzing" it up that the song hardly has the same melody any more? That so drives me crazy.


  1. I think you should have a "punishment" blog for starting late also :-p For now tho, one is enough so bad date stories are always fun.

    I think I know what John Wayne movie you're talking about cuz my dad is John Wayne fan.

  2. Don't feel bad. I've posted probably about 5 times this entire month... and I started with everyone else. I won't suggest a punishment, since whenever i miss a regular post day (usually once every 3 days) I punish myself by blogging every day for a week. But, since BEDA is all about blogging every day, that one's kinda irrelevant.
    Sadly, i am not aware of John Wayne... it must come with being Australian and completely unaware of random American pop culture references... or something...

    Captcha: trometa: n. a scale used to measure trolls.

  3. Don't feel bad for missing a day. I've missed about four, I think.

    Hmm... bad date story seems fine.

  4. OH my word i know exactly what you mean about jazzing up the anthem! drives me crazy too! you don't need to show off, just sing it WELL, haha.