Matthew's Big Blog of Adventure!

Tuesday, February 1

And so it begins...

I had my first bout of quizzes yesterday. Counterpoint was rough -- I really should have re-reviewed the characteristics of 16th and 18th-century counterpoint and ALL of the characteristics of a good melodic line. On the other hand, I gave an impromptu speech on flashlights that went quite well. :)

We have a guest coming to stay in our room! Apparently, our room has been too clean the past couple of days. ;) This should be interesting having one so soon in the semester. I think it was last weekend that Charlotte was going up to Greeneville to visit Bob Jones University (and spend time with her friend Nina who is also looking at the school.) I haven't heard anything from her yet, so I guess the trip was uneventful.

Another praise! I got good grades back from the Interterm yesterday. I came back from Christmas vacation two weeks early to take Business Communications. It brought my GPA up back to where it was before last semester! This is good because I have to maintain a certain GPA in order to continue overloading on credit hours to graduate on time.

I'm singing for a graduate choir this semester and practice starts tonight! It's going to be so much fun! We're already practicing for this weekend's Vespers in Madrigal Singers. It's really nice to be involved with extra-curricular music activities to offset the insanity of Operating Systems/Counterpoint/Private Piano. Please pray that I'll make it through this semester.