Anyway, I hope everyone made use of 11/11/11 and made an epic wish at 11:11. I made a teacher stop in the middle of coaching so we could all make a wish at the proper time. :P I happen to be an expert about impromptu wishes including (but not limited to) the following: full moon wishes, oreo cookie prayers, chopstick fortunes, driving through tunnel forecasts, and fortune cookie happenstances. For example, if you want the fortune in your fortune cookie to come true, you must eat every crumb of the cookie.
On another note, I've found that music students love to brag about how busy they are (please refer to the previous post), so I won't make excuses about the amount of the time that has elapsed since my last post. I will only say I can (try to) make it up to you by making a double post!
Link Sunday -- Little Lover
It's pretty self-explanatory. :) Click to make music. My friend Freddy sent me this link a while ago.
Annnddd Part Trois of our Disney Princess Series:
Ariel, the little mermaid...falls in love. Hey, that's not such a bad thing, right? But what's the basis for this love? Let's look at the possible reasons.
....I don't really believe in love at first sight. I think it's possible. Like 1/100000000000 chance possible. It's not as common as people make it out to be. But mostly, I think love at first sight is laziness.
In my opinion, Ariel falls for this guy because 1). she thinks he's hot. 2). he's someone/something new and exciting -- something symbolizes this "something more" that she's been yearning for her whole life.
This falls into what I call the Bella/Edward category:
Bella - I don't know you, but I've fallen madly in love with you.
Edward - I'm a vampire. I'm dangerous for you. I drink blood. I could kill you in a blink.
Bella - okay.
Also, Ariel has to make Eric fall in love with her by the end of three days. How is she going to do that? Use her physical attributes? Her body language?
Thanks, Disney, for making it so clear what's important about a girl in a relationship.
To Eric's credit though, I think he's one of the more decent princes of the Disney realm. For one, he falls for Ariel after getting to know her and her personality. For another, he actually DOES something about it - ie sails a ship and defeats a giant octopus. Way better than Prince Charming - "Oh! I'll find my true love by making all the maidens in the land try on this shoe! It's a brilliant plan!" (by the way, there's no work involved for him in this scenario! he sends around his butler to do all the dirty work....and trust me, that glass slipper is going to be pretty grimy after everyone tries it on). Or, Prince what's-his-face from Snow White: "Oh look! a pretty dead girl I've never seen before, let me kiss her in front of her friends." And Prince Philip aka Mr. Wuss from Sleeping Beauty - I've yet to talk about him, so I'll leave at this -- have you ever watched the end of sleeping beauty? You'll find he's not the one that saves her. Watch it again and you might be surprised.