Birmingham was oh so much fun. Of course, it’s always more fun to win, isn’t it? Not necessarily. There is such thing as a hollow victory, I believe. If we had competed against five bands that were altogether worse than we were, it wouldn’t have been much of a win, would it? No, our score was only 2/3 of a point away from first place. It was also the highest score the band had received this season, and this was not our last contest. VMI is two weeks away. Our music, footwork, and flagwork are admittedly difficult. Is our goal to win or to perfect the show? I should hope it is the latter. I could just feel the warmth of the glow of pride as the members of the band completed the performance in competition. It was a beautifully executed performance! It was a wonderful weekend!
The Halo Room…Scott, Jacob, Daniel, and Chip….Erin’s hurt foot—-OUCH! Look how blue. Chelsey and Chip…I haven’t figured out why they didn’t sit together or shop together, but then here they are together, and someone used a shoe to be sure they weren’t too together—go figure!
So many sweet faces that melt my heart! Lupoli and Dukey…Beth and Meghan! It’s amazing who you can catch as you ride up and down the elevator with the crazy percussion girls and their hostages. But everyone was such good sports with my camera. Thanks!
Youth group was wonderful tonight. I got to take Melissa home–that’s always fun, but we didn’t stop for hair dooies this week. Brad would be so sad, but even sadder if we had stopped and he weren’t with us.
My eyes are really sleepy, but I still must update the band page. So I bid you good night. See you in a few hours when the sun rises.
Joy is the will which labors, which overcomes obstacles, which knows triumph.~ William Butler Yeats
Whether you think you can or think you can’t you’re right. - Henry Ford
The best way out is always through. ~ Robert Frost
Real difficulties can be overcome, it is only the imaginary ones that are unconquerable. ~ Theodore N. Vail
Success consists of getting up just one more time than you fall. ~ Oliver Goldsmith
You must be the change you want to see in the world. - Mahatma Gandhi