Okay, so I mentioned before that today was weird. I guess it was more me. My thoughts were wandering places that I didn't expect...and they made me miss someone very much. *frowns*
But it was a Friday. And though my parents decided to be whore-asses (my new insult. Yay.) and not tell me that they wouldn't be picking me up from school...
Okay, so here's what my mother said, and I QUOTE: "Either dad or I will be here to pick you up at 3:30"
*nods* Okay. She wasn't. He wasn't. Called her cell, she was at work. A client was coming in and she couldn't leave work, so I just have to stay at school [NOTE: I was planning on coming back to school at 4 for Celebration of the Arts...though changed my mind and went at 5]
But she didn't fucking tell me that she wouldn't be here. So I call my dad, and he's on his way home from working downtown, and finally gets to school at 4:05. Thanks parents...I love you too.
But Celebration of the Arts was great. They had visual art set up all over, along with performing arts around in different locations. Watched some of my friends in Level 1 Voice and Level 1 Orchestra recitals. Saw a bit of a band. Got really hyper. The norm
Then we got to the amazing part. My theater teacher's sister is a fairly well-known cabaret singer in Chicago (EDIT: the city, not the musical). She came to perform a set, and was absolutely incredible. Extremely talented with a huge variety and range. I've been trying to find some songs online (because she has a CD out), but I can't. She especially likes folk, so if you are so inclined, you can try to look for her: Lisa Menninger. She was incredibly great.
The next awesome performance was our artist-in-residence Tania Richard. She also, is amazing. (You may know her from commercials and maybe some movies. I think the most nationwide one would be Progressive Insurance commercial. She's the cute black chick in overalls and frizzy black hair. She was also in the Chicago comedy and improv show/troupe Second City.) She wrote a book, and read/performed an excerpt from it. It was great. I hope she is able to publish it. Very humorous, and very Tania. We love her.
Then there was a huge Good Karma Cafe. Throughout the year, there are small versions of GKC, which is basically an open mic for songs, bands, poetry, anything. This time, it was held in the auditorium and was very varied. There is such immense talent in the students at my school, it is unbelievable. There was nothing that I listened to or saw and thought "Well that sucked." It was all great.
Over all, the night was a success. And I am exhausted. Although I have been since 10:30 this morning. *nods* It's bedtime. Night!!