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Posted by Brittainy

Wow I forgot about this blog until just now! Anyways, I wanted to share my project that I made for my Music Technology final. I had to do a cover of a song, so I chose Party in the USA by Miley Cyrus (don't know its a good song.) I recorded the guitar, bass, drums (that was a bit hard since I don't really play drums) and some other instruments and had my friend Ashley do the vocals. I think it turned out pretty well! Blogger wouldn't let me put up audio so I made it into a video. Hope you like it!

Next Year  

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So I just realized that I have only 19 more days of high school left. This year has gone by so fast! And I know this summer will fly by as well. People ask me just about every day what I am doing for college next year. This question used to really bug me because I had no clue what I was going to do and I didn't want to think about it.

When I graduated from middle school I had the hardest time deciding what high school I would go to, and I didn't make my final decision until 2 weeks before school started! Needless to say that was a very stressful summer. I was kind of dreading my senior year because I didn't want to go through that whole process again, and picking a college is way more important than picking a high school.

This time around I am quite blessed to have made a decision pretty early. Next fall I am going to Ocean's Edge, which is a worship school in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. At first I was very excited about this opportunity and I couldn't wait for September to come. Right now I am feeling really nervous and kind of homesick, which is weird because I haven't left yet. At some point every day I think about what I am doing at that moment and how I won't be doing whatever that is in a few months. It happens when I'm at school with friends, when I'm eating dinner with my family, and mostly when I'm at church. I know I'll be playing plenty of guitar in Florida, but I sure am gonna miss playing at Seacoast. I just don't see how I'll have as many awesome opportunities to play as I do here. But hopefully I will be able to get plugged into the worship team down there and form new friendships.

The distance is another thing that worries me. It is just starting to sink in that I will be 10 hours away from Charleston. And I don't know a thing about Fort Lauderdale! The only time I have spent there is when we went to visit the school a couple of months ago, and that was just 1 day. I'm not good at meeting new people and making new friends, but I will be forced to do that because I don't know a single person down there.

Well, I have about 5 months until I leave and I will be praying and preparing as hard as I can. Please pray that I can calm my nerves and that I will be ready when the time comes to leave home.

My First Post  

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I decided to make this blog because I have a lot of thoughts and opinions going on in the old noggin, and I'm a pretty quiet person so I don't share them that often. I think every once in a while I will post some of my opinions on desultory issues. My first issue of choice: infomercials. I love watching late night talk shows, and it is usually during this time that I am subjected to these priceless pieces of tv history. Some infomercials are monumental; some do not live up to the standards. Today I felt the need to share some infomercials that touch me the most, for better or for worse.

The Snuggie
The trick to the Snuggie is that it keeps you warm AND gives you the freedom to move your hands. I’m not sold on this one. To me it is the exact same thing as wearing a robe backwards. And if I’m covered in a blanket, it really doesn’t give me too much pain to reach out and grab the remote or a book. I do enjoy the commercial though. The narrator talks about the Snuggie being the latest American technology while the lady in the commercial is talking on a cordless phone straight out of the 90s. The only way I would buy a Snuggie is if I were invited to a party at the local monastery.

This thing is really awesome. It can hold 12 times its weight in liquid and it’s machine washable! There’s no way you could not take this man seriously…just for the fact that he is wearing a super cool hands free microphone. There’s no messing around with that thing. My favorite part of the commercial is when he says “made in Germany. You know the Germans always make good stuff!” Well I wasn’t aware of that fact before, but that microphone convinces me. And they couldn’t have come up with a better name. Who could say no to something with “wow” at the end of the title?

The Perfect Pushup
This is actually a serious review because I have tried this before and I really like it. This thing is like 10 times harder than a regular pushup…I couldn’t even do one full rep. But there’s something you should think about before you buy this: if you don’t ever do regular pushups in the first place, you’re not going to do any perfect pushups. Whenever I see fitness equipment commercials I always want to go out and buy it thinking I will have so much motivation and get in shape. But it doesn’t really matter what equipment I have, my motivation will always stay the same. So right now I’m working out with just my arms, legs, and a pair of tennis shoes.

The Buxton Bag
I don’t care what anyone says, this is just a modified fanny pack. Putting it over your shoulder does not justify anything. If this is supposed to be like a purse, everyone knows that women choose purses for fashion first, functionality second. And this is just downright ugly. I guess some guys could wear it instead of being caught with a man purse. But I think if they told their friends “dude, it’s not a purse, it’s a Buxton Bag” I don’t think they wouldn’t have much luck.
Well, those are my picks. There are a couple more out there that i like/hate, but right now I just can't remember. More posts to come, maybe.