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There’s No Place Like Kansas: Part 3

There’s No Place Like Kansas: Part 3

Well, today’s the day (9/6) we meet our previously unknown family. If you haven’t read my blog about how I found them, you should take the time to get caught up now. It’ll make much more sense. We struggled to get ourselves out the door at the time we had agreed upon, but eventually we […]

There’s No Place Like Kansas: Part 2

There’s No Place Like Kansas: Part 2

Be sure to catch up on the reason for this trip as well as day 1. Day 2 The next morning I invite my mom to come upstairs and see the adorable space I have. I’m secretly hoping that weird sound will happen while she’s here so I know I’m not crazy. After about 5 […]

There’s No Place Like Kansas: Part 1

There’s No Place Like Kansas: Part 1

Ok, so last weekend we really did it. We flew to Kansas to meet family members we never knew we had! If you’re not sure what I’m talking about, go check out my previous post on the subject. It took a little bit of convincing to get my mother to go on the trip, and […]

Epilogue: Barbershop Hangover, Getting Home, and Great Memories

(11/9) I can feel the hangover coming…no, not the alcohol hangover. The barbershop hangover. This is when your body finally starts to manifest signs that you’ve been pushing yourself too hard. My voice is raw, I’m exhausted, I’ve scrubbed my face raw but my makeup is still leaving marks on the pillow, and I’m still […]

Competition Day 4, Part 1 – Chorus Finals: Revenge of the Pants

Here we go! It’s the day of the chorus finals (11/8) and there are gold medals up for grabs. The stage is pretty dead, so it was hard for us to tell how we did in the semifinals. For those choruses who make the top 10, scores are not provided until after the finals. The […]

Competition Day 3 – Rehearsal, Queens, and Ringmasters…Oh My!

This is an exciting day (11/7)! Tonight we will see a quartet crowned (literally) as the 2015 Queens of Harmony. We only have one rehearsal today from 12pm-3pm, so we should be able to see some of the contest. What a glorious feeling to be able to sleep in without an alarm. My roommates and […]

Competition Day 2 – Harborlites Takes the Stage + The Pants Incident(s)

(11/6) Why is it still dark outside? Oh yeah, it’s 4:15am and me and my two roommates are trying to get ready and be functional. Ugh. I am SO not a morning person. This morning, to set a tone of unity, we were asked to wear black pants and our blue shirt that says “It’s […]