Saturday, December 04, 2010

"Who told you you're allowed to rain on my parade? I'll march my band out; I'll beat my drum."

This was originally sung by Barbra Streisand, but I really really love this cover. It is the perfect feel good, belt it out song.

Well, today was the last Christmas parade that I have to march in this season EVER!

[Insert a break for me to dance around the room cheering like a maniac.]

[I hate parades.]

Well, no. They are okay when you're watching them or are riding on a float. Hell, you could be walking behind a float, and they are still kind of fun. But when you are marching in a band uniform? Hells to the no.

Um, yeah, so my bestie Matty and I? We're super cool. Same iPod, synchronized song? Ballin'. 

Also, my high school is up for the state championship in football!

[There would be another squealing fit here, but I took an energy shot on a dare at 7:30 this morning, so the crash? It's visiting DB town. ZZZzzzzzzz.......]

Believe me; it is a great end to my high school band career. I don't think that I'll cry at my last game next week, but I also don't think that it'll it me then.

Except maybe when everyone else starts crying. That may set me off. That always sets me off.


Anywho. I'm sure you'd all be glad to know that I have gotten more complements on my knitted Santa hat than I have on all of my carefully planned outfits put together. You never know what people will be into.

Speaking of outfits, I was cute this week.:
Admittedly, it was cuter in person than it really is in these pictures. It had a sort of cute but boho feel. You can't tell from the pictures, but the skirt is lace.
The skirt? My sister's. The vest? Mom's from the 80s. Oh yeah.
I dig how big the vest is. I don't know why. I just do.

It was lovely. Don't you love days like that?

May the force be with y'all!


Kate said...

Ugggh, I hate marching in parades. Especially the homecoming parade, it's always either really hot or really cold. This year, though, we got to ride on a trailer. Thank. God.

That's awesome that your school's football team is going to state. My school finished with a 0-9 record. Yup. My freshmen year our basketball team won state and so far we're undefeated.

Kate Weber said...

I was never in band, but I was envious of my friends who were. You make me feel less envious.

And by the way, that outfit is adorable times a million. I heart it. If there were any chance that it would fit me, I'd break into your house while you're out parading and steal it.


Just saying.

theTsaritsa said...

I do like your vest! Congrats on being done with marching in parades forever!!

Denise said...

ahh marching band, so many memories. The uniforms are never comfortable and they take way too long to take off when you need a toilet break. I'm thrilled we never did a Christmas parade that would have sucked. We did march inside in the gym when it was really cold outside.

jess said...

marching in parades was my least favorite part of band. until my senior year when i was drum major. that ruled. although marching backwards? even less fun that forwards.

and when it was all over, i totally cried. and i can't believe that was more than 10 years ago, holy hell i am so OLD!