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Okay, Wow. I have not updated in awhile, logically, since I've been away. I will write a longer entry at some point, but here's a quick update on the two coolest things. ever.

1) I was in Idaho for 5 weeks on a SCA crew and had a fantastic time living 45 miles away from everything but mountains and trees and wildlife, etc. We built a beautiful 2/3 of a mile of new trail!! The 8 other people were great - we all got along so well - and I miss them all! For our four-day rec trip, we backpacked out of the Wilderness, I think like 38 miles, was it? It was so beautiful. I can't even describe it. But it's not worth trying to describe everything in a little minute entry, because it just wouldn't work, so I'll write more later.

2) The day after I got home from the woods, I spent a week at Berklee College of Music in Boston, doing a guitar workshop. It was awesome and I learned so much, but it was major culture shock, and the amount of people was just overwhelming. I didn't make a single friend there, which was alright, I guess, because I had a lot of time to myself, and went on long walks to explore the area. Still, I miss Idaho, and I'm not as much of a city person as I thought I was. But the workshop was great - my style was jamband/funk/fusion, which was AWESOME. I've never been surrounded by so many talented guitarrists in my life, therefore it was extremely intimidating, but the coolest, most unbelievable thing happened. In fact, I'm still not sure if it was real, and I have to keep on pinching myself: I received a scholarship to attend Berklee as a guitar student!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And out of the five hundred and something people there, not too many did. So I'm feeling ubber-special and confident right now, which is nice, for a change. Still, it doesn't seem real. I didn't think I would beable to go to Berklee, my dream school, just because of the price, but now.....it's certainly possible! I mean, the scholarship doesn't cover the full tuition obviously, so there'll still be more to pay, but it most definitely helps, a very good amount, and I can still apply for more scholarships this year.

But wow. I am seriously shocked.

And today, FINALLY, I am home. I get to chill. I would love to hang out with people, but I have to babysit tonight. My parents are making me, saying that I haven't earned money this summer. Hello, I just earned $$$$$$$$from the scholarship, instantly. Plus, the trail work and time I spent in the Wilderness this summer was priceless. Money-schmoney.
If I had to have a mood, it would be: shockedshocked
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Date:August 20th, 2005 04:14 pm (UTC)
Oh my gosh, congratulations Berklee is the number 1 music school in america! I am so happy for you!
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Date:August 20th, 2005 06:01 pm (UTC)
Thank you!!
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Date:August 20th, 2005 05:24 pm (UTC)
w00t! double, triple, quadruple w00t! Congrats on the scholarship and a great summer! That is so awesome!
Date:August 20th, 2005 05:25 pm (UTC)
congrats but we wont get to go to the same college together:D oh well, this is way cooler, and Im very happy for you. I always knew you were great, but dont become too cocky:P lova ya lots and see you when school starts
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Date:August 20th, 2005 06:39 pm (UTC)
Hehe that would have been awesome to go to college together!! But it may have been a little difficult finding a college with a good music program and a good FBI program or whatever it is you want to do!! lol.

How was Germany?!?!?!? You have to tell me all about it!
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Date:August 21st, 2005 12:04 pm (UTC)

so awesome

and so happy for you
gooooo elsea!
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