Singing, dancing, parties, and Harry Potter stuff...
Just had my last dance classes till September. Frig, I'm tired... In modern we did some improv and it was fun. We also did some floor work. In ballet, we had a regular class. Megan (my current teacher) thinks most of us are ready to do pointe work next year but Peggy (the head ballet teacher at the studio) is doubtful. I might take class at the Island Dance Academy next year too, and I'll do whatever it takes to be ready for pointe - it's what I've wanted for years now. Jazz was fun and Julia loved our class, since we all blended well together despite the different ages and levels of experience.
The music festival went well, and I got a good mark - 85%! My voice teacher said that the vocal adjudicator hasn't given any marks higher than 85 this year, so I think I did quite well! And when the adjudicator talked to me after my performance, she said I have a lovely voice and was disappointed to find out that I wouldn't be singing in other festival categories this year.
Neal had a rockin' party at his place last weekend. The food was good and the company was great. Ultimate frisbee isn't really my thing, but it was fun. And the dance party rocked!
Since I managed to go 3 months (well, almost 3 but there's only about a week left of this one!) without using my credit card at all (saving up for Spain next year...), I rewarded myself by buying a wand from an online Harry Potter merchandise store. I wanted a Griffindor sweater, but apparently there are none left in my size so I got a wand. I didn't wait till the end of the month to buy it because of a discount they offered to people who ordered before the 22th. So yes, I'm going to have my very own Harry Potter wand! Rosewood, 14.5 inches, essence of hair from the mane of a unicorn.
Speaking of Harry Potter, I've got more speculations and theories to present about Book 7! I've been reading some stuff on other websites and some of the speculations are quite interesting:
-Remember the dementors and how they destroy your soul when they give you the kiss? And how they don't distinguish between the one they're hunting for and the one who merely gets in their way? Well, what if one of Voldemort's horcruxes "accidentally" got in their way...
-What if Dumbledore isn't truly dead? I think he is, but there are some arguments for the "Dumbledore is not dead" theory that actually make sense. First of all, when Harry and Hagrid found his body, he is described as looking as though he were asleep (draught of the living death anyone? Perhaps Snape was in on the idea to fake Dumbledore's death). Plus, at his funeral, smoke rose from the coffin and took the shape of a phoenix - Dumbledore's patronus is a phoenix.
-Stan Shunpike (the guy from the Knight Bus) might be a squib. That may be why he wasn't a student at Hogwarts.
-In book 6, Narcissa was freaking out about Draco's mission (to kill Dumbledore). Since she is obviously very protective of her only son, perhaps if Voldemort tried to kill Draco, she might sacrifice herself for him in the same way that Lily did for Harry? Which means that Draco would also be marked by his mother's love, which could establish a bond between him and Harry, and they might end up fighting against the Dark Lord together. I don't think Draco is truly evil, since he kept chickening out when he had a chance to kill Dumbledore. He is simply misguided from his upbringing by a Death Eater father (Lucius) and a mother from a pure-blood-fanatic family (Narcissa).
Well, that's all for now...