25 March 2006

field trip

by Cecily
Next Friday, March 31st, in the morning, I have a qualifying examination. "Quals" it is called in English at my school, and the ASL sign is basically warding off evil. The test is to see if I qualify to stay in this linguistics program. So far, I'm pretty sure I do, and I am pretty good at taking tests, but still this all involves studying and stress and tossing and turning in my bed at night.

So, as a reward to myself for having done a good job (or, as the case may be, a consolation prize for having to come up with a new life plan) I will be flying to Minneapolis in the afternoon after I take the test, and hanging out in Minnesota for the weekend.

Minneapolis skyline

What everyone needs! A weekend getaway in Minnesota! In March!

Ha, ha. In reality, I am going at that specific time because some particular people that I like are having a CD release party and my best friend is having a baby shower and also I need to leave the east coast for a little while before my will to live is sucked from my body and I am left a hollow shell of the vibrant Montanan I used to be.

Melodramatic? What?!

Anyway the cd release party is the band of Chris Koza, one of my favorite people of all time. Partly because I think he is going to be famous one day and I hope to ride his coattails to unimaginable wealth and prestige. But mostly because he is so great.

The rest of the people in the band are great too. Luke Anderson, for instance, is not only the best drummer in the universe, but he also made me a super fabulous webpage that is beautiful and gets me tons of compliments all the time. Those other guys are Pete and Justin, and they are great too. Pete has excellent taste in footwear, and I'm kind of scared of Justin because he has better glasses than me.

You can especially tell how great they all are by the fact that they are standing on those chairs, which is very avant-garde and witty, and also, look how attractive these young men are! We all know that the only way to judge a book is by its cover, and the same certainly holds true for musicians.

Chris Koza band
photo: David DeYoung www.howwastheshow.com

Besides being extraordinarily handsome and interesting and funny, these guys are also the kind of musicians who everyone really likes and wants to listen to and awards them prizes and honors and writes positive comments about them in newspapers. This even happened in the newspaper in my very own hometown of Missoula, Montana.

So, if you want to be like me and have lots of famous rock star artist friends, you should meet me at the Turf Club on April 1st. This is not a funny April Fools joke! I am serious!

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