Since I have lived in Texas, I have learned a few things. Here they are in no particular order:
1. Yes, it is ok to wait eagerly for 2 pm to roll around and then as soon as it arrives, get in your car, drive down the street and get a half price limeade at Sonic during happy hour.
2. Just because you are registered and have uploaded your resume on hot jobs, monster jobs, career builder, all of the local government, university and large company job boards does not mean that you will not have to fill out separate work and school information for every single job you apply for. (I think I now have all contact info for previous work, schools and references memorized).
3. Painting with watercolors can be just as fun without any water and a little bit of imagination instead.
Finally (and one of my favorite things I have learned)
4. If you are playing with dolls and their heads fall off (or perhaps are pulled off), the doll is still perfectly usable. Simply do one of two things, play with the headless doll and pretend the head is still on it OR pull off a leg, jam it down the neck (where the head used to be) and continue playing.
I just learned that item number 4 has a third option. Play “genie” with the dolls and pretend that their heads appear and disappear with magic, just like in Aladdin.
very briefly, here is small rundown of the Art Institute. I learned that I do not really care for Claude Monet. I also decided I really like Vincent van Gogh.
Here is my favorite painting of the day, Terrace and Observation Deck at the Moulin de Blute-Fin, Montmartre, 1887, Vincent van Gogh:
I also really liked this painting. It was HUGE! Something I found interesting about this painting is that the triangular building seems to be angled right at me no matter where I was standing looking at the painting.
Paris Street; Rainy Day, 1877, Gustave Caillebotte:
I referenced this painting in the previous post. If you are like me, you did not know it was called “American Gothic.” 1930, Grant Wood. Also, it appears to me that the farmer’s unmarried daughter has a bit of a lazy eye.
Did you ever see Fantasia? I did, in the theater when it was re-released.
Often when I am listening to music, I close my eyes (not when I am driving) and picture “fantasia-esq” visual accompaniment to the music. It can be what I would imagine as the music video for that song, random color, or even cartoons that match the music.
As most of you probably know, when you listen to music on the computer, you can turn on the “visualizer” and it plays color on your screen matched to the music.
itunes has a pretty good one and I have just spent over 30 minutes listening and watching this. Very Relaxing! Try it some time. Its kind of like watching a campfire.
I would have to say I like watching the Jazz songs best because there is such an obvious result when the horns or drums burst onto the screen.
Tomorrow we are singing some Christmas carols during the worship service. I love to sing harmony, but the hymn book was too clunky to set on the music stand. Plus on some of the songs it had alternate verses than what we are singing.
SO, I just created a word document that had a music staff and the words all spaced out by syllable. Then I printed it and drew in the notes. It took longer than expected (3 hours), but it was fun to do.
I also went and got my hair trimmed & foiled today. It is now a nice mix of reddish brown, blond, & my natural color. I really like it.